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The aromatic smells of spices like cumin and cardamom trail from the kitchen as a friendly server shows you to your table, welcome to Round Rock’s Rock N Grill Authentic Indian Cuisine. Rock N Grill is an authentic Indian restaurant that is cooking up delicious dishes inspired by the states and tastes of India. From chicken tikka masala to biryani, this restaurant serves fresh Indian food favorites that Indian cuisine connoisseurs and foodies alike will love.
From India to the United States
In 2008 Chef and Owner of Rock N Grill, Bhanu Kakaraparthi, left his home of Madhya Pradesh India and moved to the United States. Bhanu has an IT background, but his passion for cooking led him to open Rock N Grill in 2018. He has been cooking Indian food inspired by his home country for visitors ever since. Out of all of the cities in the great state of Texas, Bhanu chose Round Rock because of the beauty of the city and the friendly people who call it home. He is passionate about providing visitors and locals a taste of India using high-quality ingredients, and cultivating an entertaining dining experience.
The Tastes of India
What is unique about Rock N Grill’s menu is that it features specialized fare from various states in India, allowing customers to taste the diverse flavors of the country. If you are curious about the traditional dishes of North India, order the Malai Kofta, Battered Chicken, or Chicken Tikka Masala.
When you want to try some bites inspired by the flavors of South India, biryani is the dish to try. Biryani is said to be a luxurious treat consisting of long-grain rice seasoned with fragrant spices, a type of meat, fish, or vegetables that is layered in a thick gravy and cooked over a low flame. While biryani is served all over India, “The biryanis we serve are from the south part of India from Hyderabad and are inspired by my family and friends” explains Bhanu. The Hyderabadi Dum Biryani will surely give you a taste of the City.
What You Can Expect at This Spot That Rocks
Visitors can expect to taste some of the freshest Indian cuisine in Texas and a fun atmosphere when they dine at Rock N Grill. The restaurant prides itself on using fresh ingredients and the kitchen is free of frozen products. From fresh produce used in entrees like the vegetable curry to spice blends and sauces, they make everything in-house. Rock N Grill also uses meat that is 100% natural and free of hormones and antibiotics.
Along with a fresh and delicious meal, you can look forward to entertainment from Tim Dietz, a magician who performs for weekend visitors while they are waiting for their made-to-order dish. Perhaps the star of the entertainment at Rock N Grill is the robot server. Once meals are ready, a robot waiter delivers dishes to customers. Bhanu feels that these entertainment options add, “a unique value to the restaurant” and we are sure you will agree when you visit.
Looking for the perfect space to host a special occasion? Rent out Rock N Grill’s bar area for a private party. While you are celebrating, you can cheers with Texas craft brews from local Round Rock breweries.
Menu Items to Try
While every item on the Rock N Grill menu is delicious, there are a few dishes you have to try. Bhanu says that the grill items like the Tandoori Chicken are some of the most popular items on the menu and suggests ordering it when you visit. Tandoori chicken gets its name from the way in which it is prepared. The chefs at Rock N Grill first marinate 100% natural chicken in home-style roasted spices and then cook the chicken in a tandoor, a cylindrical oven that is often used for cooking in India. If you have room for seconds try the Chicken 65, and the Chicken Chettinad Curry. They may become your new go-to meals!
The next time you are looking to dine out, pull up a chair and take a bite out of India! Round Rock’s Rock N Grill is looking forward to serving you.
After you try authentic Indian food, check out our dining page to see all that Round Rock has to offer.