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curryeater604BurnabySince November 22, 20072 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

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Handi4432 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
More of a special event place.
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 2:01pm [Dine in]

I'm a Curry aficionado that prides herself on trying most of the Indian restaurants - if not all - in Vancouver. This was a nice little find near Ambleside park...

The Atmosphere is nice and the ambiance is great, being so close to the water has something to do with it!!! I had a Tandoori chicken which was juicy and flavorful, nice and sizzling when it came out so you could tell it was as fresh as you could hope for. However, I found that the Naan bread was a bit on the overcooked side... a bit dry and crunchy... Nothing beats a fresh fluffy naan bread, so it did definitely detract from my experience.

The waiter was friendly, although forgot our drinks, not that big of a deal really.

The problem with most Indian restaurants is that you rarely have a combination of atmosphere, great food, and price. Handi had a great atmosphere, not the best value and the food was good, not the best, but still good. My friend had ordered the butter chicken and it tasted a bit too sweet for my taste.

But still, it is a great place to go for a special event when you want to enjoy the North Shore and then have a great meal. - I'd go again.

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Himalayan Peak - Indian Cuisine & Lounge8901 Cornerstone Mews, Burnaby
Best Butter Chicken I had.
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 1:37pm [Dine in]

I'm a SFU student and Curry aficionado that prides herself on trying most of the Indian restaurants - if not all - in Vancouver. I was happy to discover this little gem up on campus and was even happier to taste the food! The Butter chicken is the best I have had and unlike most restaurants, entrée’s come with a choice of naan bread or rice – go with the naan trust me it is so soft and fluffy. My friends, who are vegetarians, had the “Paneer Tikka” which was essentially grilled and marinated Indian cheese – I was surprised at how good it was. The Menus are fun without being cheesy or overwhelming and the Martini list is hilarious – try the “Mubai Mellons”.

I’ve never been a big fan of Indian desserts, in general, so I was happy to discover some Indian inspired cheese cakes… My friends and I often share the mango-berry cheese cake or their great “Himalayan Mud Pie” – very thick crumble crust.. so good! Atmosphere is trendy and funky with alot of stone work and some very cool Indian statues and art work.

The problem with most Indian restaurants is that you rarely have a combination of atmosphere, great food, and price. My other favorites for food taste have a horrid atmosphere, and the ones with a nice atmosphere charge high prices and have OK- to good food. Being able to deliver awesome food in a nice environment and with good value is why Himalayan Peak is my favorite.

On the bad side, parking is a bit of an issue, at least during lunchtimes and the restaurant closes at 9pm, so it isn’t a late nighter place.

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