Newly Opened: Swaad Indian Cuisine

Newly opened and fantastic!  Amit and Badma are the husband (chef) and wife (host) owners of this Punjabi style Indian restaurant just off Backesto Park, at 13th and Empire, downtown San Jose. Since it opened, it has been getting rave reviews, including from me. The ambience and service are both top notch, as well as the food, which is fresh and fragrant, with halal meats. Vegetarian options are available as well. They don't yet have their own website, but you can check out the reviews on Yelp. It's a small place, so for this time out, I'm setting a limit of 12. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Dezi, for introducing us to another great restaurant. Food was delicious and filling. If Dezi is hosting the meet up, it's got to be great food. Thank you….Carol

    August 2, 2014

  • Dezi

    Wow. We put the pressure on this new little place, with 16 of us packing the tables along one wall. Amit was minus his sous chef, so I think they did an incredibly excellent job of serving us. And the food, was delicious; chicken moist, lamb melt-in-your-mouth, spices lively and balanced. The company was just as lively and fun. Altogether a great evening. Thanks, everyone, for showing up!

    2 · August 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Dezi for organizing yet another delish event :)

      August 1, 2014

    • Dezi

      I love doing it. We'll do some more!

      1 · August 2, 2014

  • Julie B.

    Yummy food and pleasant company.

    August 1, 2014

  • Julie B.

    Yummy food and pleasant company.

    August 1, 2014

  • Tam

    I got held up at work and just leaving now. Will get there about 30 min late.

    August 1, 2014

  • Suthan

    Running late, stuck in traffic

    August 1, 2014

  • lalitha

    Sorry, will have to cancel. Really looked forward to it, but im not feeling well...

    August 1, 2014

  • Dezi

    Hello Fellow Foodies: Everyone wait listed through Noon today, is now officially attending. PLEASE try to BRING CASH, so as not to overwhelm the restaurant with a million credit cards. I look forward to seeing you all at Swaad, 13th and Empire, at 6:30 p.m. The restaurant is expecting us. IF YOU HAVE TO CANCEL, please change your RSVP to "no" so I can give the restaurant a more definite idea of how many of us are dining. THANKS.

    August 1, 2014

    • Roopa

      I have a friend who'd like to join as well.

      August 1, 2014

  • Roopa

    Would live to join if a spot opens up

    July 31, 2014

  • Katie C. M.

    Hi all! I got bumped up from the wait list but I'd already RSVPed to another event so please someone, take my spot! :)

    July 30, 2014

  • Dezi

    We have reservations for 12 for this Friday at Swaad. As always, a few people probably won't show up the last minute, so if you're on the wait list, you'll probably be in.

    July 29, 2014

  • Dezi

    Hello fellow foodies: Swaad is this Friday. So if your schedule has changed, and you need to opt out, please take some time to change your RSVP to "NO" too make room for those on the wait list. Thanks!

    July 28, 2014

  • Dezi

    In my past experience, there's constant shifting action. Between now and Friday, you'll probably be off the wait list. You're already up two. I'd hang in there. I can also ask the restaurant to add a couple more when Friday arrives. So…look forward to seeing you.

    July 28, 2014

  • Eric A.

    Any chance of getting a spot if I'm 4 deep on the wait list? Just wondering if I should look for some other dinner event for this Friday. ;) Thanks!

    July 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just opted out due to another friends get-together. You can rsvp for one of the 2 spots :)

      July 28, 2014

  • Dezi

    NEWBIES & THOSE UNAWARE, PLEASE NOTE: If you are a no show for an event, it gets recorded in your stats for the group. Three no shows, and you are automatically taken off the group membership list. So please RSVP yes only if you are definitely attending.

    So...If you can't make it this event, and you haven't updated your RSVP, please take some time to do so now. My last Meetup, only 20 of 29 people showed up, but the restaurant was luckily gracious about the shortage and extra reserved table. We want them to welcome us back.

    Thanks for your updates!

    July 15, 2014

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