A group of local IT workers has plugged into the Innsbrook restaurant scene.
Vikas Kapila, Sekhar Reddy, Ritesh Jain and Venkat Kundauaram on Dec. 5 opened the Curry House at 4032 Cox Road in the Innsbrook Shoppes shopping center. They signed a 10-year lease for the 5,700-square-foot space.
The Curry House serves items from various regions in India. Food can be ordered a la carte or buffet style. Lunch costs about $10 to $14, and dinner runs about $12 to $16.
“I was inspired by a couple of friends who were very successful [in a restaurant venture],” Kundauaram said.
The four friends are using their personal savings to launch the business. They would not disclose startup costs.
The group will keep their day jobs as IT professionals. They would not say where they work.
The space had previously housed Banzara, also an Indian restaurant, but its owners decided to get out of the business over the summer. The team from Curry House renegotiated the lease and took about eight weeks to remodel the space, Kapila said.
“We made it more open and with much more lighting,” Kapila said.
Their new restaurant isn’t the only game in town when it comes to curry and naan: Curry House will compete with the nearby Paradise Biryani Pointe, India K’ Raja and Lemon Cuisine of India farther down West Broad Street, to name a few.
The Curry House has about five employees. The space has a bar, dance lounge and outdoor patios.