Cardamom seeks to bring together East and West, old and new, familiar and unfamiliar, through food, culture and relationships. I chose the name “Cardamom” for my restaurant because cardamom (known as the "queen" of spices) is an important native Indian spice, used in nearly all food from our kitchen—both savory and sweet.
Cardamom seeks to explore what Indian food and culture have done for centuries—take the best from outside influences and create something new, but distinctly Indian. Indian cuisine has been influenced over the centuries by a host of cultures including Persian, Chinese, Portuguese and British. Indian chefs and home cooks have a long history of taking outside flavors and cooking techniques, and combining them with their native spices. India is a vast country and very diverse. We designed our menu to reflect this diversity, and then to take it a step further by adding our own Western-influenced dishes.
Please enjoy this journey with me,
Binod Dhakal, owner
09.22.2015, See the newly expanded Cardamom Restaurant in Ann Arbor. Read full article >
01.15.2015, Ann Arbor Indian Restaurant Signs Lease to Expand. Read full article >
05.17.2013, Frugal Friday at Cardamom. Read full article >
Detroit Metro Times
04.02.2014, Inspired Indian. "Cardamom’s food is far and away the highest quality Indian food I’ve eaten in metro Detroit." Read full article >
11.23.2016, International Indulgences. Read full article>
Ann Arbor Observer
09.10.2013, Currying Flavor. "...fresh, thoughtfully prepared, and carefully cooked." Read full article >
Jan 2017, Vibrant and Distinct. "Ann Arbor’s Cardamom serves up utterly fresh, sophisticated, and authentic Indian fare." Read full article>
11.17.2016, 50 Things You Need to Eat and Drink in Ann Arbor. Read full article>
7.14.2016, Ask a Local: An Insider's Guide to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read full article>
04.2015, Indian Food Odyssey. "...it’s worth the wait for Cardamom’s fresh, high-quality, and well-prepared Indian cuisine, tinged with Western influences." Read full article >
Detroit Metro Times
06.25.2013, Cardamom Spices Up Ann Arbor. Read full article >
06.26.2015, Ann Arbor restaurants collaborating on Nepal earthquake relief dinner. Read full article/view photos >
09.29.2016, Yes, Ann Arbor, you can find great eats in a strip mall. Read full article>
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