Curry Up Now, an award winning restaurant opening in Grandscape

Curry Up Now Photo credits by Holt

A treat for your taste

My friend Sarah and I just attended a festive preview party for the grand opening on Saturday of the new Curry Up Now and Mortar & Pestle at The Colony. Their beautiful new space is located in the Grandscape Entertainment District at 5752 Grandscape Blvd. This Indian street food turned into a fine dining restaurant is a treat for your eyes, nose and especially your taste buds.

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Mortar and pestle bar
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Curry Up Now is an award-winning chain of restaurants from the San Francisco Bay Area, and they are passionate about bringing an “unforgettable dining adventure” to the restaurants of Dallas-Fort Worth. To celebrate the opening, Curry Up Now is hosting a grand opening event on July 16th. Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, guests are invited to sample popular Curry Up Now dishes, visit the new space, get free face and henna tattoos, and participate in giveaways and promotions. They’re giving out a free burrito or bowl to the first 100 guests through the door, and a $500 Curry Up Now gift card draw.

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Photo of Bandit Queen provided by Curry Up Now

Expansion plans include more Texas locations

“Dallas is becoming a foodie destination, and there are many great new restaurants here. Curry Up Now will thrive in this market, which is why we plan to open 20 more restaurants across the Lone state,” said Akash Kapoor, CEO and founder of Curry Up Now. Star.”

“The prime location paired with a portfolio of exemplary partners sets our team up for incredible success in this market. We are eager for guests to experience our world-wide inspired food and handcrafted cocktail bar, Mortar and Pestle. We take our bar program at Mortar & Pestle as seriously as our food.” Which makes our bar stand out on its own.We have 16 expertly and lovingly crafted cocktails, a well curated spirits menu and beers for guests to enjoy including over twenty spirits from India.Our food is naturally Texas friendly, and I couldn’t be more excited to open restaurants all over the great state of Texas.”

Curry Up Now Origins

Curry Up Now appeared in 2009 in the form of a food truck founded by husband and wife duo Rana and Akash Kapoor. Customers can look forward to authentic Indian flavors with a touch of naughty, playful and exciting. Signature dishes include burritos, bowls, tacos, french fries, naughty naan, and other Indian foods and snacks. Their menu is designed to support a vegetarian, vegan, keto, paleo, gluten-free (non-celiac) and halal diet to accommodate all guests, regardless of their dietary preferences.

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“We were looking forward to opening our newest location in such a vibrant and vibrant community, and we are excited to see it come to fruition,” said Veer Moody, Grandscape franchisor. “The entire Curry Up Now team is ready to bring quality food and a fresh and vibrant city atmosphere. Welcome to!”

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Dog friendly patios

The Colony features a large indoor dining area, two outdoor dog-friendly patios, a super-cool lounge and a lively cocktail bar. Owned and operated by an experienced group of local owners and operators, made up of the Modi, Mody, Mehta and Vig families, Curry Up Now is finally ready to open its doors after a few years of construction and two months of training.

Plus, Curry Up Now is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) in the Greater Dallas area, offering an exclusive discount to mentors dining in their game from now through August 31. Franchisees hope to ease some of the financial burden on active BBBS mentors while spending time with their interns during the summer months.

Locations and hours

Open for online ordering, dine-in and take out on Sundays from 12pm-9pm, Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-10pm, and Friday-Saturday 12pm-11pm

With a major Texas expansion in business, Curry Up Now has opened another location near SMU, inside the Kroger at 5665 E Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. The same family group owns another location in North Austin.

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Sexy Fries Image courtesy Carrie Up Now

Distinctive dishes featuring clean ingredients

From day one, Curry Up Now has been on a mission to deliver Indian flavors and ingredients in an accessible manner to the everyday American consumer through the use of formats recognizable by the mainstream. Their signature dishes include Tikka Masala Burritos, Bowls, Tacos and Poutine they call Sexy Fries and Naughty Naan, as well as a variety of Indian street snacks and traditional dishes like Thali Platters and Kathi Rolls and family-style appetizers that make the perfect Indian spread for the whole family. .

Ingredients are clean and sourced from local vendors whenever possible. The menu is designed to support vegetarian, gluten-free and halal diets in an effort to accommodate all guests, regardless of their dietary preferences.

Curry Up Now also joined in as one of the restaurants in the ghost kitchen Kitchen United Mix, which opened Thursday inside the Kroger Store on Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue in Dallas. For more information, please visit

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