Sanjiv Dhar, owner of Kabob and Curry, has just opened his new restaurant, Rasoi. This is an interesting addition to Providence's dining scene. It gives Sanjiv room to experiment with a diverse Indian menu, in a more upscale setting with parking space. And it packs a little more oomph into the strip on East St where it's located, immediately adjacent to Garden Grill, which should help that part of town develop more.
We've visited twice so far. The service is superb, because most of the staff are Kabob and Curry transplants. The food and drinks have varied from good to excellent, but every meal has also come with a comment card. They're trying hard, and I expect it'll soon be as mature a spot as Kabob and Curry.