GOSHEN — An Indian restaurant is planned for downtown Goshen and will offer food from the north and south of the Asian country.
Bobby Singh and his family will operate the restaurant at 127 S. Main St., in the space that was occupied by the short-lived Noodle Heads, an Asian noodle restaurant operated by the owners of Kelly Jae’s. The Singhs operate Lane’s Fast Food Mart at Indiana and Plymouth avenues. The family also has an Indian cuisine restaurant in Springfield, Ill.
“I just want to bring the flavors of India to town,” Singh said while scrambling to wait on customers and talk to vendors at Lane’s. “I think the people of Goshen have been looking for one.”
Cuisine, like languages, is highly varied in the second most populated country on earth. The Singh family’s ancestral home is in the Punjab province in the north of India along the Pakistan border.
While food from that area will be featured in the restaurant, Singh said dishes from both north and south India will be offered to cover a variety of tastes, from vegans to meat lovers.
The food will be served during lunch in a buffet style, Singh said, to allow people on their lunch breaks to get their food quickly.
The restaurant space needs some remodeling, Singh said, so he is working to get that accomplished. He estimated it will be at least a month before the restaurant opens.