Bhinda’s Curry Pizza Palace

Indian | Pizza
excellent
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Curry pizza would be an unusual find in New York or New Delhi, but in a tiny town in Central Utah, it’s downright bizarre. It is the creation of Bhinda Singh, who started his career with classic Indian restaurants in the Salt Lake City area. Knowing he needed to try something new in an isolated town of 321 citizens, he conceived a place that would satisfy the all-American need for pizza but also reflect his Punjabi heritage.

Behind the register, a gentleman dressed in business attire refers to the cook as “The Doctor.”  We assume this mysterious doctor is part of the family that owns the two-franchise Curry Pizza empire. The other Curry Pizza is in the Salt Lake City area, but it is here in Bicknell that the Punjabi-pizza fusion was developed.

The Doctor does a fine job in the kitchen, especially with the aromatic fenugreek seed-laced rice that comes with his curries. These curries are very good for a small town in Utah, but won’t impress those who seek the bold spices of uncompromised Indian food.

But pizza is impressive, made with dough that hits a middle ground between thin-crust Italian and pillowy naan bread. The bubbly crust is delectable, and would be good with just about any topping. It is especially well-suited as a foundation for chicken tikka and gooey cheese. The moist cubes of chicken, cilantro onions and stretchy mozzarella meld into the curry sauce and fluffy crust for a complete bite of food.

The Pizza Palace serves as a local grange for the surrounding village, especially Wayne High School across the street. Its small dining room is decorated to celebrate the athletic and scholastic achievements of neighboring students. This is where they get lunch, the more precocious among them having lamb vindaloo to celebrate special occasions.

What to Eat
Bhinda’s Curry Pizza Palace, Chicken Tikka Pizza
Chicken Tikka Pizza
Must-Try
Naan-inspired crust holds up under lots of toppings.
Bhinda’s Curry Pizza Palace, Lamb Vindaloo
Lamb Vindaloo
Spicy lamb curry with fragrant rice: a sophisticated alternative to pizza
Bhinda’s Curry Pizza Palace, Mango Habanero Wings
Mango Habanero Wings
Mango habanero wings are more sweet than spicy.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday11am - 10pm
Tuesday11am - 10pm
Wednesday11am - 10pm
Thursday11am - 10pm
Friday11am - 10pm
Saturday11am - 10pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
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