Until July, there wasn’t a restaurant in Vermillion that served Indian Food. Then, Jimi Patel opened Hot Plate — bringing Indian cuisine to the area.
Patel, the owner of Hot Plate, said the Vermillion community was missing Indian culture, so he decided to open Hot Plate.
“There is not another Indian (restaurant) within 30 to 40 miles of Vermillion,” Patel said.
Hot Plate opened on July 4, but due to COVID-19, the restaurant is still waiting to open their sit-down dining area to the public. In the meantime, Hot Plate is accepting online orders and is providing take-out services.
When it opens, Patel said the restaurant will include a buffet with a variety of options to choose from. Their menu includes main courses, rice specialties, Indian Street Chaska, Roti Ghar and traditional desserts.
Hot Plate, Patel said, is also accommodating to vegetarian needs as the menu provides 11 different entrees for vegetarians to pick from.
Hot Plate is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 8:30 pm.