After a successful eating experience with another couple the past summer after a show in the Princess <restaurant is right next door> my wife and I decided to return with the prompting of a Groupon discount offer <which only means one spends that much and more in return but what the heck !!>. Once again we were thoroughly 'charmed' with this rather unique environment and very tasteful food offerings! While my wife is not an East Indian food devotee this brand of 'India Fusion' is very acceptable to her as well. We went on a blustery Friday evening around 7:30 and were able to secure the last table for two near the front <high tables>. The size of the crowd was obviously a good sign for starters! We ordered the house white wine <which was excellent> and our waiter suggested trying the Rani beer! <both were very reasonably priced> Personally have tried different beers in many countries of the world and found this version <imported by Mountain Crest> to be SUPERB! Actually ended up ordering three of them. Some may prefer a more traditional menu as it doesn't follow any particular 'sections' for offerings. For us this was a plus however as we were there to experience something different from the usual chains. Based on last experience ordered the 'Onion Blossom' for a starter. This is pretty much impossible to describe - but they somehow separate a whole onion -- dip it in floor and probably deep fry it and then serve it with sour cream and some form of chutney dip. Will be hard to go back to onion rings after that production! For mains order the Sizzling Lettuce Wrap <chicken> and Deccan Meatloaf. The lettuce wrap come as described --- on a sizzling pan with a chuck of lettuce to 'wrap' the ingredients in. Kind of like fahitas without the tortillas. Was very tasty and a large portion to boot! The meatloaf <ordered medium spicy> was amazing and one of the best have ever had. Came with a wonderful concoction of 'Bombay potatoes <sweet>' and vegetables. Can still feel the tiny droplets of sweat forming from the spice so was happy that didn't go full spicy! We also ordered a side of garlic paan <believe it was $3> which had trouble finishing. Both our mains were in the $14 to $16 range so was excellent value. Some dishes are a bit more but most are even cheaper than that. It is so nice to have this alternative restaurant available which is reasonably priced and has super food served in such an attractive manner. Wouldn't advise going though if you are in a rush as they do take their time with preparing the food - which is worth it, however. It certainly fits into the charm of Whyte Avenue < as does Dadeo's and Satzby Persian Grill> for which we can certainly recommend to others. We will be returning to try out different dishes for sure!
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