The Kati Roll Company

By grace.g.yang ยท July 29, 2010
Under: Cheap Eats,Dinner,greenwich village,Indian

On Saturday night, I went with Annie to a party and ended up in Greenwich Village looking for food at 2am. Our initial plan was to get Mamoun’s, but the really long line made us reconsider our original plan (actually, on 6th Avenue, we almost ended up getting food from the taco truck, but the food looked questionable). Since Mamoun’s line was too long, we ended up walking further down the street to The Kati Roll Company for kati rolls. Kati rolls are like Indian burritos, but instead of using tortillas, they use naan-like bread. I ordered two Chicken kati rolls:


There are 9 different types of kati rolls you can order, but I went with the chicken masala rolls because you could smell the chicken cooking on the grill from the door. The potato kati roll looked interesting, but I thought it might be a carb overload since the bread looked kind of heavy. The kati roll interior:


Annie was my photographer and suggested I take a bite of the kati roll while she took a picture:


The roll texture was chewy, slightly flaky, and also a little greasy. The rolls took about 20 minutes to make because all these people decided to cut us in line since they were drunk (I guess you can’t expect much customer service at 2am in the morning). I took one roll home to eat in the morning, but I literally got home and tore into it. The chicken was a little spicy and there were lots of cooked red onions that added a nice flavor to the roll. Their pricing was also a little sketchy because the guy behind the counter just decided to charge me for the more expensive kati rolls. I’d definitely return, but probably during cooler weather (the restaurant didn’t have air conditioning and I swear my face was burning red from the food and the heat) and during normal hours so they don’t try to overcharge me.

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Reader Comments

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