Note They have moved up a block. The address is 2928 W.4th.
Cute Indian restaurant in Kits. An Arabian nights decor. We had a bit of a wait for a table so we sat at the bar. There was no bartender, but the waitress gave us water and an appetizer of chick peas on the house, which was nice. No one asked us if we would like a drink. I thought that's where the profit is for most restaurants. Now when half of every couple is not drinking because they're driving you'd think you would ask the others in the party if they would like one. Customers won't demand a drink -- it's not classy. So we drank our water and waited for our table.
Finally seated, the menu is not extensive and some basic Indian dishes are missing such as Beef Vindaloo and Tandoori chicken. They have a Tandoori oven because they make great naan bread. So throw a few chickens in there guys.
We ordered the Lamb Rogenjosh and the Lamb Biryani. Both were very good. Portions larger than expected.
Served with Basmati rice, naan bread and Grandma's salad. You know the one, lettuce,tomato,cucumber with a vinegar and sugar dressing. Odd but not unpleasant.
Then came the nonsense with the tea. I ordered a chai tea. Hubby did not want tea. I am expecting a cup of tea. The waitress brings me a cup and a big pot of chai tea. There is way more tea than I can possibly drink. So now hubby will have a cup and I request another cup from the waitress. She then tells me OK but they will now charge me for TWO chai teas. I don't get it. They have already charged me for the pot of tea. It is not going to be served to anyone else in the restaurant. If I don't drink it, it will be thrown out. But if I now share it you are going to charge me double. What if there were four of us and I chose to share my pot of tea would you charge me four times. If we ordered a dessert to share would you charge me twice for one dessert. Am I being petty about this?
We didn't feel like having an argument and spoiling the evening so we shared and paid for two teas, but this sort of thing is death to a restaurant. There are a lot of restaurants in Vancouver, and with the recession and the HST increasing prices people are choosy about where they go. The food was an A but because of the Tea nonsense we probably won't go back.