'Meeru Dhalwala' on Serious Eats

First Look: Shanik Brings Non-Traditional Indian Food to Seattle

It's easy—and inevitable—to compare Shanik to the wildly popular Vij's in Vancouver. This is the risk that chef-owner Meeru Dhalwala has taken with her new restaurant, perhaps Seattle's most highly anticipated opening of 2012. But Vij's is 18 years old, she says, and Shanik (named after one of her daughters) is a "new generation" restaurant with a completely different menu. More

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