Cruising along Scott Rd between 88th and 96th Ave you have the choice of many Indian restaurants. How to choose the "one"? We chose be default; we saw 96th Ave in front of us and had to turn left, we ended up at our new favourite Indian eatery.
As soon as we walked in the restaurant door the delicious aromas of Indian cuisine filled our senses and made us that much hungrier. The staff led us to our table, brought us the customary water glasses and pitcher. We were told our server would be along shortly. Within minutes a very friendly and helpful young man came to take our order.
We chose to share the Mirch Masala Special dinner ($12) which is the chefs choice of three vegetarian curries, rice, naan, raita and ras malai. We asked if this is enough for two people and our server told us that it is a little too much for one but not enough for two. He suggested we add in a full dish of another vegetable curry. He told us that his favourite is the Paneer chili ($8). We took his suggestion and were very, very pleased with the large dish of paneer cubes in a spicy red chili and onion sauce.
He also returned to tell us that the chef was willing to let us choose the three other vegetable curries rather than him choosing. As always my first choice is the eggplant bartha; this dish can be a little oily if not done correctly. Our server told us that he would make sure it was done to perfection; it was, and it was excellent as were all the other dishes. The malai kofta was the tenderest, most delicious we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The food was truly incredible.
Just as good as the food, the service was exemplary. We were asked if we needed anything else regularly and had emptied dishes removed from the table promptly.
Overall, an outstanding meal in a very lovely setting. We will definitely return to see if this restaurant can please us to such a high degree once again.