Itching to get to know the newest restaurant and retail additions to Briargate? From an Indian restaurant to a Vietnamese spot, read on to see the newest hotspots to open their doors in this area of Colorado Springs.
8125 N. Academy Blvd.
Urban Tandoor is an Indian spot.
On the menu, expect to find entrees such as Murglababdar (chicken marinated in tandoori masala and cooked in onion, tomato and cashew-based gravy), lamb Roganjosh, coconut shrimp korma (mildly spiced prawn korma with coconut milk) and vegetarian options like Aloo Gobi (cauliflower and fresh green peas stir-fried with potatoes, chili, turmeric, onions and tomato).
Urban Tandoor currently holds three stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews.
Yelper Wade S., who reviewed Urban Tandoor on July 6, wrote, "We popped in during the soft opening. Our party of three was warmly greeted and promptly seated. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The Chicken Tikka Masala was particularly good, and on its own worthy of a return trip."
Dips M. noted, "The food was excellent, service was friendly, good ambiance and fully stocked bar with generous pours. The fish tikka, chicken tikka, spicy naan, goat biryani, saag paneer, butter chicken and mango phirni were items we ordered and loved."
Urban Tandoor is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
7640 N. Academy Blvd.
Viet's Restaurant is a Vietnamese spot.
On the menu, look for Vermicelli noodle bowls, rice and beef soup, rice plates, vegetarian selections and chef special entrees. Try the Bo Cuon scallops (grilled, beef-wrapped scallops served with rice noodles and lettuce) and the Ciru Nurong Sa (grilled lamb chop with lemongrass peanut on top). Check out the full menu here.
Viet's Restaurant currently holds five stars out of three reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Pam S., who reviewed Viet's Restaurant on June 27, wrote, Amazing Vietnamese restaurant in the springs finally. Food is amazing and authentic. Love this is the only place in town you can get Vietnamese pancakes."
Kelsey R. noted, "We got spring rolls and grilled mussels to start. They were both very tasty. They are the only place we have found in the state with rice soup, which was a hit. Their noodle bowls have great flavor as well."
Viet's Restaurant is open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (It's closed on Wednesday.)
2761 Briargate Blvd.
China Combo is a Chinese spot.
On the menu, you'll find such Chinese staples such as hot and sour soup, egg rolls, fried rice, Mongolian beef, orange chicken and more.
The new Chinese spot has four reviews on Yelp so far, but it's still early days.
Yelper Thomas Y., who reviewed China Combo on June 17, wrote, "This place is pretty decent. Plus, they give you a ton of food and it's easy on the wallet."
Albert L. added, "Fine Chinese it's definitely not, and for the price you get a lot of food... that's where they go wrong. The food is okay at best."
The new restaurant has yet to posts its hours online.