Pakwan is new and they're trying hard. They show promise and I want them to succeed. Although currently rating not more than and overall "good," there is reason for you to try these freshman.
After four dinners and one Saturday buffet between January and April, they still suffer from inconsistency and occasionally amateurish service. Among the high points on food are an excellently spiced saag with tender lamb chunks, their fabulously non-greasy samosas (if you like a puree interior), a perfectly-made naan with crispy edges and air pockets, and the delightfully refreshing dahi wada lentil cakes with yogurt sauce (on the Saturday buffet). However, the low points were steeply upsetting, such as an inedible biriyani with painfully dry chicken, watered down tamarind sauce and badly made naan (yes, they're inconsistent).
The environment is new and quite comfortable, as it needs to be to command up to $16 an entree. You can see the lady chef scurrying about in earnest trying to make everything right, but not succeeding all the time. When she does, it is blissful, as with the lamb saag, so I will continue to give them room to grow in what they still call their "soft opening" period. Give 'em a try.
By the way, the restaurant is steps away from the amply stocked Man Pasand Indian grocery store.
Saturday buffet for $10.99 on 4/7/12: dahi-wada, salad, pakoras, saag paneer, vegetable jalfrazie, yellow dahl, black-eyed peas, ghost biriyani, beef keema,
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