Indian Fusion offers a menu of traditional Indian cuisine with a fresh vibrant twist. Authentic spices are blended with fresh ingredients then slow cooked, infusing the food with the unique flavours of India.
This restaurant has been around for a few years and I have always wanted to try it but never got around to it.
well today i tried it with their $8.95 lunch special. They have a meat and vegetarian special which varies each day. Today we had the lamb curry, with dal; which came with rice and lots of naan. This was a very filling lunch and I will come again.
Mrs. C mentioned that it was almost Mid-Autumn Festival (Chinese Thanksgiving), so of course we craved to have Indian food. We have been meaning to try IF for a while now, and it was nearby.
The restaurant was nicely decorated and very clean. We got seated right away by the friendly server, and since we had looked at the online menu we knew what to have. I had butter chicken, and my favorite dinner companion had chicken vindaloo. We accompanied them with naan bread and basmati rice. The rice was good and the naan bread was big, tasty, and piping hot. As for the butter chicken, it was tangy and had a nice creamy/spicy flavor. The vindaloo was even better, with just the right amount of garlic and a spicy kick. As a previous reviewer mentioned, they seem to use tandoori chicken in the dishes. Worked for me.
Service was great, with the waiter keeping our glasses full and the owner doing quality checks. This was the best Indian food we have had in ages, and I wanted to hug the owner in gratitude. Luckily Mrs. C was there to restrain me.
I was really looking forward to trying their "fusion", in particular their pizzas.
Actually ended up ordering an all meat pizza so no real fusion there. Oddly I found it had tomatoes and maybe onions on it too. The pizza could have been good if it weren't for the cheese. I'm not sure what cheese mix they use, but it had the mushy consistency of processed cheese instead of the nice chewy texture it should have had. Quite frankly that made the pizza kind of disgusting. It was bad enough that I actually gave the leftovers away, and that's never happened with me and pizza, as I love pizza.
We also had a chicken curry. The sauce was quite tasty. It's just tandori chicken tossed in with it at the end though. Can't say that style of curry cooking ever does too much for me, I prefer the meat melting away in the sauce. I'd take the curry in the buffet at the Saffron over this.
The Naan was large and buttery, very good. Also was served complimentary Samosa's, which were good.
I think we showed up on some kind of celebration week there, they had a belly dancer, etc. The tables didn't seem cramped to me and the ambience was OK.
I'm totally spoiled by the Saffron buffet so likely won't return.
I have now been to this restaraunt a number of times both for lunch and dinner. We have never had a bad experience. The food and service have always been great. Perfectly spiced according to each diners preference. Mild, medium or hot. The pakoras are especially fabulous. Definitely recommend this restaraunt.
Delightful dinner in a cozy atmosphere. Friendly and knowledgable service - smart wine list with a generous glass at a decent price. Food was marvellous - tandoori Alaska Black cod (sable fish) absolutely delicious ... who knew! Excellent lamb curry and generous servings of really good Indian food. We will be back to check out the rest of the menu.
My son and I popped in on a Saturday night for an early dinner before the game. We haven't been to the Fusion for a while and they've dropped the pizza from the menu since we last ate here....probably for the best.....to concentrate on the Indian part of the Fuse. Decor is simple but elegant in keeping with a small Lonsdale restaurant. Started out with Mango Lassi's, mango and yogurt drinks like a fruit smoothy. They were perfect for buffering the Indian hot wing appetizer which was quite hot but very tasty. Chicken Korma, Lamb Tikka and Pulao Rice were enough to round out the meal for the two of us. The Korma was a mild coconut curry, maybe a little too mild after the Indian hot wings for us to really taste or appreciate. The Lamb Tikka, seared in the hot Tandoori oven and dressed with slivered onions and peppers was excellent. Spiced Pulao Rice with onions and peas made a nice accompaniment to the other dishes, soaking up the Korma sauce. We were comfortably stuffed for $55 including tip and will definitely be back. Service was perfect but may have been helped by our early dining time (5:30pm).
I ordered some take out from here, it's been a while. I've given this place 2 chances, and, it's seriously sliding. Last time I came, I had the Chicken Vindaloo, the sauce wasn't even close to how awesome it was. And I ordered the Tiki Masala. Pretty unimpressive really. I can't say much about anything else inside the restaurant, because, I usually get take out from this place. But, the food has been sliding... I really wish I could say I'd give this place another chance, but, am hesitant. Pretty disappointing really, I can't even recommend this restaurant to anyone anymore.
I'm not a fan of Indian Restaurants that offer Pizza as well. They usually do a poor job of both.
The first few times I went here I was actually impressed. The food was better than the typical curry from a jar stuff you get. It quickly became my favourite Indian in North Van.
However things have taken a turn for the worse. Things have been missed from takeout orders a few times recently which is annoying. And the amount of meat is getting ever smaller in the curries.
Last night's vindaloo was one of the worse curries I ever had and was a huge disappointment. Little meat; very mild, despite ordering spicy (who ever heard of a mild vindaloo?); and instead of creamy coconut sauce, I got a watery sauce with bits of desiccated coconut. Yuck! I won't be going back. I'll be returning to Palki and Mumbai Masala.
I tried this place after the reviews found here, and I had a great experience.
I arrived at 730 on a Tuesday night with a friend and we nabbed the last table in the room - a good omen that they are so busy mid week.
After I spent 2 months in India last year, I had turned a little bit off of Indian food, mostly because I got so sick while I was there and the highly spiced food was hard to take for a while.
I'm happy to report that I'm back to eating Indian food after eating here. We started by sharing the veggie samosas, which were huge and very nice, if just a tad greasy. They came with two nice sauces for dipping.
For our mains, we shared the butter chicken, eggplant bhartha, some rice and a garlic and basil naan. All the food was solid. The only complaint I have is that we asked for the chicken to be made with moderate spice, but that really didn't come through - it was pretty mild if still quite good. The naan, however, was superlative - light and tasty and just perfect.
Service was decent if busy with other tables, and someone whom I assumed was the owner came over and said hello. This place also has a decent wine list and a choice of nice Indian cocktails all at a decent price.
A small joint, but they obviously have got quite a few things right. I'll come back for sure.
A friend had recommended Indian Fusion restaurant and since my co-workers liked to try new places to eat on the North Shore, we had our first dining experience here for lunch. On arrival, the place was nicely decorated; however, there was a very intense incense smell that was quite overwhelming, but didn’t ruin lunch for us. We started off with a vegetable pakora which had nice bite-sized pieces of vegetables mixed in with the batter and fried just right. Not too oily and served with tamarind and a cilantro chutney. This was accompanied also with some Kingfisher beers that held memories of India to my fellow co-worker. We all ordered the Meat-lunch special and were pleasantly surprised when our friendly server came out bearing platters. We had butter chicken, eggplant bharta, rice, naan, a small salad and raita (yogurt). It was quite a bit of food, everything was very, very tasty and hot (temperature). The butter chicken was the best as it had nice pieces of chicken breast swimming in the right amount of sauce. There was definitely nothing to complain about with the food and the prices. I even ended up with leftovers to take home. Our conclusion usually when trying a new place is whether or not it would be worth another visit. Unanimously it was “YES”.
I have eaten at Indian Fusion several times now, and I have not been disappointed yet. The drinks are great (and priced well), the appetizers are delicious (and there's lots), and the entrees are all excellent. I haven't tried the pizza (as another poster mentioned) but, it's an Indian restaurant! I mean, you wouldn't go to an Italian restaurant for chutney, you know?
I'm always greeted in a professional, friendly manner; the servers are great, the owners are great. Really, I can't find a single thing wrong with this restaurant. And the food--really tasty and authentically made is always inexpensive.
There are some places where people are just polite to you because you spend money there, this is probably one of the few places where the owners actually talk to you, ask you how you're doing...it's a great place. They also changed ownership a while back.
No complaints at all! Just a great restaurant with good service and great music. I'll be back as often as I can.
Ate here finally for a really nice lunch(buffet). The food was very good. A small selection yet satisfying. Nice Naan bread, the chicken dishes were excellent, wish there was lamb instead of beef( beef was too lean and didn't absorb the sauce's flavour), the veggies were great...I'll definitely come back.
I have eaten at Indian Fusion several times and in general their curries are extremely good. I have had less joy with take-outs though, with chewy naans and curries that seem to have too much sauce. For a sit-down meal it is slightly cramped and the tables are not really large enough for two people. That said, the flavours and fresh spices in the meals really shine through and if they keep up these standards then they can rely on frequent visits from me. Top stuff.
The place is good for the 1st timer as well as the regular. We went on a Wednesday night and enjoyed a fun dinner with great service and delicious food. The waiter did a good job of upselling, adding booze and desserts to our small bill. We had their Chicken Tikka, it was just wonderful. The sauce was delicious and perfectly balanced, the chicken was extremely tender as well. I think the prices are well-set, they are certainly in tune with the portion size and quality. The atmosphere is authentic. The servers were friendly in general and particularly helpful with my questions. I can't wait going back.
I am an avid fan of Indian cuisine. I have eaten at all of the North Shore Indian restaurants several times. If you want the very best of the bunch, look no further. Indian fusion will never win too many points for location or ambiance, but who cares? If you are not put off by small eateries and crave superb Indian food, you owe it to yourself to try this place.
Had the "lamb bom platter" for lunch. Was a good deal, the curry was reasonable, but then you cant compare that with Vijs. TheNaan was great -fresh and fluffy, one of the best. It also came with Dhall, Rice and youghurt with onions. The dhall was good too. Like said, good deal for lunch on N.Shore if you like Indian food. Not sure whats the "Fusion" about ;-).
Indian Fusion is simply the best Indian food restaurant I have ever come across and I have been to many. They offer great lunch deals and the food is absolutely delicious. So far everyone I have brought there has loved (10 friends and family), and everyone keeps coming back. It is by far the best Indian and since I am hungry now I am on my way there :) I recommend that if you are on the North Shore to definetly try it and you will not be disappointed and neither will your taste buds.
I have visited this curry house on two occcasions and found the food to be superb. Fresh green chilies in a thick sauce, flavorsome and different tasting dishes (which is unique here), and excellent naan's. The setting is clean and pleasant enough. I have also had a few take-outs and unfortunately the food quality experience has not been quite the same, though still the best on the North Shore. Each time there were no fresh green chilies added, despite being very clear about this, and the naan breads were less than satisfactory. The curries themselves tasted great, but were a little more runny and similar to one another than experienced when sitting in.
Still, highly recommended for a top quality sit-in curry experience.
I live in North Van and I discovered this place and am so happy I did! I have not tried the pizza, but the Indian food is amazing. Unlike much Indian food it is not too salty, and they spice it just the way you ask for. I usually order over the phone, and the guy is always very friendly, and delivery is always hot and fast as well.
Nice selection of vegetarian and breads! Have not had a bad dish yet!
We met some friends from this side of town here for dinner last night - I'd never heard of this place and I'm so glad we were introduced to it!
We all shared the appetizer platter which was lovely. The pakoras, the chicken, and especially the paneer bites were sooo good. The naan was fluffy and delicious too, not thick and greasy like other naans I've had. Enough for 4 people for 10 bucks was well worth it. For mains we all shared some dishes (malai kofta, butter chicken, bombay curry, veggie korma) that were wonderfully flavored as well. The service was friendly and personal, the ambiance cute and warm and the value exceptional - each main around $11 and we were stuffed.
Yummy Indian worth crossing the bridge for!
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