Om Parkash returns to La Crosse with the India Curry House restaurant |

Indian native Om Parkash has returned to the La Crosse restaurant scene with his India Curry House, which opened Feb. 1 at 318 S. Fourth St. downtown.

Parkash, who lives with his family in Rochester, Minnesota, has operated Indian restaurants in La Crosse and Rochester for years. For example, he owned the New Taste of India restaurant at Jackson Plaza in La Crosse from 2012 until he sold it in 2014. And he still owns the Royal Indian Cuisine restaurant and Indian grocery store Rice N Spice, both in Rochester.

“Things have been going pretty well” at his new La Crosse restaurant since it opened, Parkash said.

Parkash said he decided to open another Indian restaurant in La Crosse after being approached by its landlord, who recently purchased the downtown building. and because many La Crosse-area residents who frequent his Rochester restaurant have asked him to.

Its new location in La Crosse was previously occupied by Chinese restaurant Hunan. The owners of the downtown Sushi Pirate restaurant bought the Hunan company, including its recipes, last year and added Hunan products to their menu.

“Some of our most popular dishes are Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Rogan Josh and Chicken Tandoori,” Parkash said.

He is the chef of the new La Crosse restaurant and has over 40 years of experience in Indian cuisine. “We have authentic North Indian cuisine” at the restaurant, Parkash said.

India Curry House is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week, with a buffet lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner service with a full bar is from 2:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Parkash is originally from New Delhi, India, and moved from New Delhi to Minneapolis in 1988. He said he moved to the United States because he thought it would be a good place to raise a family “and for the many possibilities and opportunities” available. in this country.

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