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Second time eating from here. The first time I had takeaway and the curry was ferociously spicy so I was a bit cautious this time. After ordering they bought out a papadam with 2 dips, a tangy savoury yogurt and herb dip and a sweet, syrupy tangy dip, almost like pomegranate molasses. I started with vegetable samosas ($42), these were nice, potato and peas inside a crispy pastry shell. I expected them to be greasy but they weren't, nice and dry on the outside. I used the dips from the papadam wi
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Second time eating from here. The first time I had takeaway and the curry was ferociously spicy so I was a bit cautious this time. After ordering they bought out a papadam with 2 dips, a tangy savoury yogurt and herb dip and a sweet, syrupy tangy dip, almost like pomegranate molasses. I started with vegetable samosas ($42), these were nice, potato and peas inside a crispy pastry shell. I expected them to be greasy but they weren't, nice and dry on the outside. I used the dips from the papadam with these as well. I then had the Dal Makhani ($72) and Aloo Paratha ($28). The Dal was very tasty, slightly smokey, and not overly spicy. Very thick and with tender lentils. A real comfort dish. The Aloo Paratha was also decent, nothing amazing just a good standard Paratha. I prefer bread over rice so used this to scoop up the lentils. The Paratha was a touch on the greasy side as it is pan cooked, but nothing over the top. I also had a plain lassi ($26), nothing fancy just a tangy yogurt drink. To be honest, I could have happily stopped with the samosas if I wanted a light meal, they were quite large. I was certainly full after I finished everything.

The service was prompt and businesslike, no messing around but not unfriendly either. As others have said it's a tiny hole in the wall, I quite like dining in because it feels a lot more like a down to earth little place, not like the rest of the over priced places around the area. The clientele are all expats, but that's to be expected for that part of the city. Don't come expecting a restaurant style place, it's basically a kitchen with some tables in front of it. There's a couple on the footpath which are good if it's not raining. Overall spend was $168 for a large pile of satisfying food. If you aren't good with spicy food though I would let the staff know when ordering as the dishes I had the last time had no warning on them but had me reaching for the milk very quickly, and I am not inexperienced with spicy food.
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2015-06-21
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$168 (Dinner)
Recommended Dishes
  • Dal Makhani