Patel Brothers

★★★☆☆

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I was dying to go to Patel Brothers for my Indian grocery stuff, and this is the place I know I can find everything I want. I was not expecting any special treatment from them, but the old lady at the counter showed her concern when she saw I did not have a cart.
I and my roommate booked a taxi back home but the taxi did not come up for 2hrs. The old lady came up for help and gave a number of a person who drives cab, which is worth appreciating. I am not writing this review about the contents of the store, but only for the lady. Thank you very much.

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★★★★☆

I was dying to go to Patel Brothers for my Indian grocery stuff, and this is the place I know I can find everything I want. I was not expecting any special treatment from them, but the old lady at the counter showed her concern when she saw I did not have a cart.
I and my roommate booked a taxi back home but the taxi did not come up for 2hrs. The old lady came up for help and gave a number of a person who drives cab, which is worth appreciating. I am not writing this review about the contents of the store, but only for the lady. Thank you very much.

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I've been in this store several times. I wouldn't say their service is extraordinary, but I wouldn't say that it is poor in any way either. It's exactly what I expect from any other grocery store. I usually don't leave reviews on grocery stores, since I don't feel it's something that is very service-oriented, but some of the comments here were shocking to me. I'm not gujarati (reviewer below said only they receive good service), but still receive the service I expect. Also, the african american comment did not make much sense to me either since I've seen african americans in the store that seemed fine with their shopping experience on my visits. I feel like not many people leave comments on a grocery store in less they have a very good or very poor experience. The majority just go in, buy what they need, and leave, so I wouldn't let these comments divert you from going in. I'm not saying believe my opinion either, but would suggest forming your own opinion from your experience. For me, they stock the items I need, the prices are fair, and comparably to other indian stores in the area, it's the largest one (I think) which makes it more likely to find what I need.

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★★★★☆

I've been in this store several times. I wouldn't say their service is extraordinary, but I wouldn't say that it is poor in any way either. It's exactly what I expect from any other grocery store. I usually don't leave reviews on grocery stores, since I don't feel it's something that is very service-oriented, but some of the comments here were shocking to me. I'm not gujarati (reviewer below said only they receive good service), but still receive the service I expect. Also, the african american comment did not make much sense to me either since I've seen african americans in the store that seemed fine with their shopping experience on my visits. I feel like not many people leave comments on a grocery store in less they have a very good or very poor experience. The majority just go in, buy what they need, and leave, so I wouldn't let these comments divert you from going in. I'm not saying believe my opinion either, but would suggest forming your own opinion from your experience. For me, they stock the items I need, the prices are fair, and comparably to other indian stores in the area, it's the largest one (I think) which makes it more likely to find what I need.

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Judging by the cold stares of the patrons and having to say "excuse me" twice to an employee there who was standing less than 2 feet away from me, it was obvious this store does not particularly care to have African Americans shop there. I found the item I came to purchase and started back to the checkout but It was a weekend and I noticed that the line(s) were VERY long. Fortunately, it gave me a moment to think & realize it was not worth my time to wait in line & spend my hard-earned money in an establishment where I did not feel welcomed and valued as a paying customer. I am over 50 years old, have lived in Pittsburgh all my life and have frequented stores in the Monroeville area for nearly 30 years. So, in the year 2010, it's hard to believe that people from another country wanting to make the US their "home" would look down their noses at those of us who are born & raised here. I'm in the habit of treating everyone kindly & with respect. The "cold shoulder" I received in Patel Brothers store reminded me of something out of the 60s. I felt as if I had gone through a time warp!! I don't care to find out if shopping there on a weekday instead would be better. If you're not "Indian" or if perhaps you don't have Indian features, I would not recommend patronizing this store. Shop on line where they can't see the color of your skin!

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★☆☆☆☆

Judging by the cold stares of the patrons and having to say "excuse me" twice to an employee there who was standing less than 2 feet away from me, it was obvious this store does not particularly care to have African Americans shop there. I found the item I came to purchase and started back to the checkout but It was a weekend and I noticed that the line(s) were VERY long. Fortunately, it gave me a moment to think & realize it was not worth my time to wait in line & spend my hard-earned money in an establishment where I did not feel welcomed and valued as a paying customer. I am over 50 years old, have lived in Pittsburgh all my life and have frequented stores in the Monroeville area for nearly 30 years. So, in the year 2010, it's hard to believe that people from another country wanting to make the US their "home" would look down their noses at those of us who are born & raised here. I'm in the habit of treating everyone kindly & with respect. The "cold shoulder" I received in Patel Brothers store reminded me of something out of the 60s. I felt as if I had gone through a time warp!! I don't care to find out if shopping there on a weekday instead would be better. If you're not "Indian" or if perhaps you don't have Indian features, I would not recommend patronizing this store. Shop on line where they can't see the color of your skin!

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This store staff does not know thing about service unless you are Gujarati. Very rude people. They had rotten vegetables in front and if you are Gujarati they will give you fron back. And they had lots of stuff which didn't have expiration date on it probably cleaned it out. Since they have changed location its much more expensive.

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★☆☆☆☆

This store staff does not know thing about service unless you are Gujarati. Very rude people. They had rotten vegetables in front and if you are Gujarati they will give you fron back. And they had lots of stuff which didn't have expiration date on it probably cleaned it out. Since they have changed location its much more expensive.

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This is the store i visit almost 3-4 times in a week for our regular grocery and hindi DVD's.The lady working here is very friendly and greets every time we visit.The store has wide variety of Indian grocery items.The store is clean.They have sale during some Indian festivals.But i think they should held such sales more often not limited to few festivals.

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★★★★☆

This is the store i visit almost 3-4 times in a week for our regular grocery and hindi DVD's.The lady working here is very friendly and greets every time we visit.The store has wide variety of Indian grocery items.The store is clean.They have sale during some Indian festivals.But i think they should held such sales more often not limited to few festivals.

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