“One word: TERRIBLE. Overpriced and yucky food.”
Craving Indian food, we found this little joint tucked away in a strip mall. They had a board for '$4.99 Lunch Buffet, Dinner Buffet' & '$4.99 All you can eat Ice Cream Buffet'. MISLEADING. Their dinner menu is priced at 16.99 per person. So we opted for À la carte. We ordered for some drinks, beer and then main course. For $17.99, the portion for Chicken Tikka Masala was a joke, 5-6 small cubes of chicken served in the smallest 'kadhai' possible. But the irony is that was not the worst part. The Chicken Tikka Masala was so, so bad that my son who can survive on this dish left it on his plate uneaten. The curry was under cooked and tasted horrible. I think they added parsley and even some squash to the curry. Yuck!! It was the first ever inedible Tikka Masala I had ever eaten in my life. Same for the Dal Makhni which was a puny little bowl for a similar outrageous price ($13 something). Black dal is one of the cheapest available ingredient in the Indian kitchen, and it bothers me when restaurants over price so badly. But to add to the insult, it tasted bland, with no 'tadka' to speak of, and lacked kidney beans, a vital ingredient in Dal Makhni. This meal was NOT cooked by a knowledgeable chef. We asked the manager where the chef was from, and she told us he was a Punjabi. Skeptical, we challenged her that the chef could not be Indian and we asked to meet the him. She made us sit for 30+ minutes. First, he was busy (there was no one, not kidding, no one in the restaurant), then he was shy, and finally he was too 'sweaty' to come and meet us. Disgusted, we asked for the bill. Of course, we were charged FULL price even as the manager saw we had hardly consumed anything of that meager meal served to us.
I am a food blogger, and I have had some of the best Indian food in this country. This does not even make it to the list of passable Indian cuisine category. Do yourself a favor, and AVOID this restaurant like a plague.
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