Submitted Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 9:19am [Dine in]
We tried out this place recently because of the great reviews on dinehere and because we were looking for a new sushi place a little closer to home. Overall we did not leave disappointed but it also wasn't the best sushi we have had. The service was great, the food was served promptly and the sushi was displayed nicely. While the food was decent it didn't have that pop that great super fresh sushi can give you.
The ambiance of the restaurant is interesting with a funky menu layout and eclectic decorations. The music was a little too dance club for my liking There are mostly larger tables with only two small tables near the front of the restaurant. Which means that if you are a group of two you are stuck looking out over a strip mall parking lot. Some blinds or shades would make those front tables more intimate.
Overall we were happy and we will likely go back but only when we want the convenience of a close location rather than venturing further afield to our preferred spots.
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Submitted Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 1:28pm [Take-out]
My husband and I ordered take away from Namaste on New Year's Eve to enjoy at home. We had eaten take away from this restaurant once before when we first moved to the neighbourhood about 16 months ago and we thought the food was very solid. If I had written a review previously I would have given the restaurant a 3 or even 4 star rating. However, this time we were extremely disappointed.
The food was some of the blandest indian food we had ever tasted. We ordered the Mattar Paneer and Aloo Gobi both with a medium spice. Not only was the food extremely mild there was no depth to the flavours. The paneer cheese in the Mattar Paneer was bland and I suspect frozen peas were used so the dish overall tasted stale. The Aloo Gobi, which I had eaten previously from Namaste, was just overall boring. We also ordered garlic naan which was dry and cold. I wouldn't claim to be an excellent cook, but I have made more flavourful curries in my own kitchen.
The staff at the resturant were very friendly and efficient both in taking our order over the phone and when we arrived to pick up our order. The portion sizes were ample and had the food been more appetizing I would have said the price was excellent value for what we received.
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