I am not a big restaurant critic, in fact I try to stay away from it most of the time. But I couldn't stay away from recommending this one. We found out about NeeHee's accidentally when a friend mentioned that she's seen a new Indian restaurant in Canton, Michigan - about 20 min drive from Ann Arbor. "It's a chaat place," she said and that got my attention.
I've not found many good chaat places in the US so far, so I was curious to try this one. I was surprised to see that not only do they offer an extensive chat menu - bhelpuri, chole bhature, dahi puri etc, they also had dosas, and indo-chinese. Most of the time it's a recipe for disaster! Not this one.
To describe the place, it's in a strip mall, next to an Indian store. The decor is quite bare, the utensils are all plastic, so if you were there for the first time, like we were, you would wonder if you had made the right decision to go there. I would say, eat fearlessly :) Not only they have different cuisines on their menu, they do it well too.
We've been there several items and sampled chaat, dosas, uttampams, and even some Indo-chinese. Everything we've eaten so far has been good. I would even say that it's probably one of the best Indian places for me overall.
Here are some of the items that we tried the time I took the camera.
The bature were soft and fluffy, reminded me of homemade ones, not the greasy street kind I've eaten before. The chole just the right kind of spicy and tangy. And for $5.99 it's a steal.
Panipuri, what can I say! I was eating it after so long, eaten a regular one would have sufficed. But this one was better than that. This was delicious. Filled with potato mixed with black chana and hint of sweet chutney, the puris were gone in no time. $3.99
This was a find. I can eat this entire plate and then some. It had the perfect balance of spice and sweetness mixed it with yogurt and sprinkled with some sev on top. My MIL recommends this immensely. She says that this is better than the ones she's had in India. $3.99
Overall, it's great addition to the Indian cuisine scene. It's affordable, delicious and quick.
45490 Ford Road