Yale University Properties celebrates the open of Sherkaan Indian Street Food at The Shops at Yale in downtown New Haven.
Sherkaan, which is Hindi for “tiger-king”, is themed after old-world India. Owners, Ankit Harpaldas and Sona Ramchandani, both Connecticut residents, have created a menu containing some traditional Indian dishes, but many with a modern twist which is why “street food” was incorporated into the restaurant’s name.
Owner, Ankit Harpaldas, said “New Haven is what I like to call the food capital of Connecticut. At Sherkaan, we are putting a new twist on Indian food paying homage to the culture while making it more approachable for everyone.” Ankit added “Indian cuisine has a lot of fun and interesting ingredients that haven’t been used to their fullest extent in traditional Indian restaurants. We hope to raise the bar. Everything is made from scratch. We don’t buy anything pre-made and you can see that in the quality of food we serve.”
Sherkaan Indian Street Food is open for lunch and dinner daily. The restaurant has created nearly 30 full and part time jobs. Parking is available at The Shops at Yale Broadway District Parking Lot at 56 Broadway, across from Sherkaan and at The Shops at Yale Pay & Display Parking Lot at 40 Dixwell, across from Tropical Smoothie and Yamasaki Teriyaki.
“We are delighted to welcome Sherkaan to the vibrant New Haven dining scene and support local entrepreneurs in opening up restaurants in New Haven,” said Lauren Zucker, Yale University Associate Vice President for New Haven Affairs and University Properties. “Yale University’s community investment program supports independently-owned businesses, bringing jobs to New Haven residents and expanding the city’s tax base.”