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“Best onion naan ever! and great mulligatawny soup too.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amrikko's Grill

Amrikko's Grill
487 Island Hwy, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada
250 951 0682
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Ranked #8 of 93 Restaurants in Parksville
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Best onion naan ever! and great mulligatawny soup too.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stopped in here for lunch on our way up island on a whim - we were hungry and we both like Indian food. It was rainy and cool for late June so we wanted something to warm our bellies. The mulligatawny soup was on special so we both ordered that. I ordered mine with the onion naan, my partner ordered his with the garlic. The soup was just right - it was the clear broth variety, and not too spicy but satisfying. It was the onion naan that stood out - savoury, warm from the oven, and HUGE - lots for dipping in the soup and sharing. My partners' garlic naan was good, but mine was better!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Not good.. just so-so.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Visited May 30th at about 6:45pm. Three in our party, and we each ordered something different and shared it together.

A restaurant that features Indian food should at least be able to get the well-known Indian staples right, but the Chicken Biryani was dry, and the Basmati rice badly overcooked. The chicken itself was good, but their was very little of it. Grade of D.

The Lamb Vindaloo was a bit better from a flavor standpoint, but there were only two pieces of Lamb in it. Upon realizing that no rice came with it, we asked for some. The server brought out a very small single serving of Basmati, for which we were charged an additional $3.00. It was about 10 cents worth of Basmati.. if that. Grade D+.

The vegetarian dish we sampled was the Navrattan Korma.. or Vegetables in Cream sauce. It's flavor was good, but not great. However the vegetables were somewhat over-cooked, and the portion was very small. More of an appetizer than a entrée. Grade C-.

The atmosphere was ok.. nicer inside than you would ever guess from the street. Service was good but nothing special. Only three other tables were occupied when we arrived. No others came in while we were there.

A final sour note. A few days after our visit I noticed that we had been charged a higher price for two of our entrees than is stated on the menu. I have not yet called Amrikko's for an explanation, but would highly advise anyone reading this who might visit to watch-out for overcharges on your bill!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Had a great dinner May 25th”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Went to Ammrikko's for our anniversary and tried some dishes we haven't tried before. Everything was very good and we will definetly visit again

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver,
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“What a great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Wow - what a great find! It doesn't look like much from the outside (right along the highway) but this little restaurant serves great Indian food (and when you say make it hot, boy do they ever!). Great service and the chef really needs to be commended - I highly recommend trying their chicken vindaloo and palak paneer. A must try in Parksville!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nanaimo BC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This restaurant has 2 locations with another in Nanaimo. We have ordered take-out here on a # of occasions. The food has been consistently good and is always a treat. The restaurant itself is relatively small and nothing fancy but food is excellent. Prices are moderate in my opinion. Have never had a bad meal here.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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