Restaurant Peek: Jai Ho Indian Kitchen
Jai Ho Indian Kitchen | Bar | Lounge
Jai Ho Denver | 3055 S. Parker Rd | Aurora, CO 80014 | Tel: 303.751.5151
Jai Ho Boulder | 1915 28th Street | Boulder, CO 80301 | Tel: 303.444.5151
Khazana | 9234 Park Meadows Dr. #700 | Lonetree, CO 80124 | Tel: 303.993.8335
Weekday Lunch Buffet: $9.99 | Weekend Buffet: $12.99
Mon – Thur: 11:30AM to 2:30PM, 6PM to 10PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 2:30PM, 6PM to 11PM
Sat: 12PM – 3PM, 6PM to 11PM
Sun: 12PM – 3PM, 6PM to 10PM
If you’re looking to learn about a culture, one of the best ways to do so is by experiencing its cuisine. Indian cuisine like many others has deep traditions and history that are reflected in its dishes.
Jai Ho prides itself on providing patrons with the full Bollywood experience while serving up authentic regional Indian cuisine. When owner Sathya Narayan and his wife Sujatha opened Jai Ho in Aurora four years ago, they wanted to offer food unlike most other Indian restaurants. Narayan focused most of the menu on Southern Indian dishes while typically, other restaurants emphasize Northern Indian cuisine.
Jai Ho’s extensive menu is broken up into sixty percent Southern, thirty percent Northern and about ten percent Indochinese cuisine. To serve all these different dishes Jai Ho has three chefs each with their own specialties. Indian cuisine has many dishes that can accommodate many different palates and lifestyles. The best way to experience a little of everything is to visit during the lunch buffet. The buffet offers dishes like coriander rice which is fragrant and colorful. Some of the standout dishes include the Chicken Makahani and the Chicken Biryani. The Biryani is slow cooked rice in chicken curry and is traditionally food for emperors. The buffet also includes several other tasty curries, meat, vegetarian, and rice dishes.
Jai Ho offers appetizers from Indochinese cuisine like Lollipop Chicken and Chili Gobi. The latter is a vegetarian dish that batters and fries cauliflower and then tosses it in a sweet sour sauce. The menu also sports several varieties of dosas, which are crispy crepes. The more notable and dazzling dosa is the Rocket Ghee Roast, which is shaped like a rocket. This gluten-free item is great for dipping in the flavorful sauces and curries.
Jai Ho offers several homemade breads like Kerala Parotta, a layered bread, and Atom Naan which is naan bread covered in green chilis. It would definitely take multiple visits to experience all the items on the menu. With great success at its first location, the Narayans opened up two sister restaurants in Boulder and Lone Tree.
Jai Ho’s décor has a modern feel but still carries traditional characteristics. Its bar area and dance floor can host large events, including Bollywood dance. Jai Ho sets a hip ambiance to go along with their great food, cocktails, and drinks, which all combines into a very unique dining experience.
FUN FINGER FOOD
Masala Vada (Fried crispy lentil dumplings AKA Indian falafel) $4.95
Jai Ho Lollipop Chicken (Chicken wing lollipops!) $9.95
Chilli Paneer (Cottage cheese in Indo Chinese style) $9.95
ECR Fish Fry (Tilapia filet, marinated and pan-fried) $9.95
Chettinadu Gobi (Cauliflower cooked in chettinad style, dry stir fry) $10.95
Godavari Gongura Chicken (Spicy chicken cooked andhra style with a touch of gongura pickle) $12.95
Madras Mango Fish Curry (Fish, raw mango in curry) $13.95
Godavari Gongura Mutton (Goat cooked in spicy tangy curry, with gongura from andhra) $14.95