Well after reading several positive reviews for this restaurant, and being very hungry for some spicy food I made the treck to the restaurant.
Upon entering my expectations were hightened. The restaurant was about 1/2 full at 6 pm on a Monday evening. The food on the tables looked good and people seemed to be happy. I quickly realized that I was fooled.
I was shown to a table and given a menu. I purused the menu and figured out what I wanted, settling for the samosas, a chicken curry and nan. About 20 minutes later I was able to flag down a waiter to place my order. After looking around and realizing that the tables around me hadn't received their food in the 20 minutes I'd been waiting, I decided to pop out to the dep to grab a magazine.
I got back took my seat and started to read National Geographic. After about 10 minutes of reading and attempting to flag a waiter for a glass of water I was successful and received my water. About 15 minutes later my samosas arrived... about 30 minutes after I ordered them. They were delightful, light and grease free. Well worth the relatively low price.
about 10 minutes later most of the rest of my meal arrived. The rice was average at best, the chicken dish was not as described. It was obviously tandoori chicken that was cut up and put into the sauce, not simmered in the sauce. The sauce was sickeningly sweet and not a hint of spice. My nan looked like it'd been hacked into pieces with the handle of a butter knife and it wasn't even warm. They had forgotten my poppadom.
The first time any one came to check on my meal, I was nearly done. I asked for a refill of my water and my poppadom. The poppadom arrived in about 10 minutes, the water in an additional 10 and the bill a full 20 minutes later.
Total 22.63 (meal and tax, no alcohol, water for beverage). I would consider this overpriced/bordering on a rip off considering the service.
I may be spoiled as I lived in the Lower Mainland of BC and had many great Indian Restaurants, but I will not stop looking for a good one here.
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