Spice Fusion’s Kati Rolls Are Like Naan Wrapped Indian Hot Dogs
It’s been well covered that if you want an all you can eat Indian buffet in Midtown, your best bet is with Spice Fusion (on 8th Ave. btw. 47+48th). In addition to their buffet, they’ve actually been offering kati rolls for the past few years, although to little fan fare. I felt like it was time to see how they stack up against the competition.
At Spice Fusion, the kati roll is for take-out only and they offer four different options for fillings: chicken, lamb, aloo (potato), and paneer (cheese). It’s $4.00 before taxes and you get one kati roll with two dipping sauces. One was minty and the other was sweet, tamarind sauce. One might scoff at the notion of paying four dollars for ONE kati roll, however the offerings at Spice Fusion are quite hefty- mostly because the competition uses paratha, while Spice Fusion uses naan. I tried both the chicken and the lamb version.
The kati rolls are quite spicy (which they don’t really mention before you order) so the faint of heart should be weary. It’s not tongue searingly hot, but it’ll start to cause a sweat probably. They end up giving you more sauce than you can actually use, but the mint sauce with the lamb kati roll really hits the spot. These rolls from Spice Fusion feel less like other kati rolls and more like what an Indian hot dog might look like. That’s the way to really think about these things… they’re more like Indian hot dogs than kati rolls, and they also fill you up pretty well. If you can eat two and still go have dessert, you’re a real Midtown Luncher.
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- Filling up for just $4 is a great deal!
- I like naan way better than roti or paratha
- The spicier the food, the better it tastes.
THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- I like my kati rolls the way the biryani cart and The Kati Roll company does them
- Spicy food is just not my thing
Spice Fusion, 777 8th ave (btw 47+48th), 212-757-8100