Excellent Pakistani fast food restaurant with Greek Food.
My work partner and I had chicken donairs from here. They were terrible. Thing is... They had to know they were loading it with burnt chicken. They fell apart on the first few bites, pitas were dry and old. I can't speak for the rest of the menu, but my feet surely won't step into that place again. Makes me wonder how on earth they have got good reviews. It was like eating the burnt bits off the grill. Yuk. Really.
It took me 6 weeks from landing in Canada to find a place where I can have my favourite food that is Nihari. We ordered one plate of Nihari and one plate of Paye' with Naan. Both were absolutely excellent. We went for the second time and could not order or try anything else and that time again, it was excellent, the best that you can think of. The restaurant has enough seating capacity so you will not feel like sitting in packed environment. It seems to be a family owned and run restaurant and staff is polite and very well mannered. Nihari cost $6 and Paye' $7 so the charges are very reasonable. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone who likes traditional Pakistani food.
I am now a happy eater as I've been feasting on Gulberg's offerings. The hunt for a good donair is now over. They stuff the donairs here with meat doused generously in sauce and lettuce. The pita is sturdy enough to hold it all together. Don't shy away from their chili sauce, it's bright red but tastes more of tomato and has an addictive sweet undertone, it's like a spicier ketchup without being hot. Their biryani's are flavourful and full of the sticks and twigs that are the hallmark of true indian food made with spices that aren't all ground up. The biryani chicken consists of 2 plump, meaty chicken legs and it's more like a leg and a half as they cut the chicken leg farther up the joint. All of their menu items are cheap, with generous portions and it tastes good to boot. The restaurant itself is welcoming with a decent decor. Run, don't walk to this place. The best value Indian food and donairs in BC. You'll be able to feed your family and have change left over.
I visit this place quite a bit. Absolutely love the food! Prices are very reasonable and portions are large. The dinner plate can easily feed 2. Donairs are awesome and they stuff them with a lot of meat unlike other places. But my favourite has to definitely be the naan, you can't really find this kind of naan anywhere in Vancouver. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking to try Pakistani-Indian food.
Dear Freinds ,
I am going write my first review of my lifetime about Gulberg Restuarant . Today 25 dec 2012 I went to have dinner in this restuarant along with my wife . I order chicken tikka it took more than 30 minutes to get our order and moreover it was not cooked properly and it was raw and without salt . it was terrible to eat . i have seen many customer arguing with the front sale person because he took order from the guest for the dishes which was not available and customers were not informed about that . they kept waiting . i work with the hotel in downtown Vancouver so i know the standards very well . This is the most UNHEIGENIC restuarant in the world . i have seen salad bar in the front was filthy with lot of dirt and it seems it is not washed since ages . I think this restuarant is running because there is very few Halal meat restuarant available in Surrey . I am so frustated with the restuarant that i am compelled to write this review . My advice please avoid this restuarant . Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
While visiting Surrey I was prompted to visit Gulberg Tandoor & Donair after reading reviews on this website. I was not disappointed. The interior is cafeteria in nature, though there is seating upstairs reserved for parties and that area may have more elaborate decor. Everything on the menu is very reasonably priced, and portions are enormous. I visited three times in two weeks for take-out service, and each meal allowed plenty for two dinners. An order of naan was the size of a pizza! Of the food I tried I found the Chana Curry - ordered with rice - to be one of the best I've had - delicious in texture and just the right amount of spice.
They have a variety of items on the menu board, including several variations of Donair (I saw one being prepared, and it looked huge!), some burgers and other Greek items but the main attraction are the South Asian dishes - Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Karachi Chicken, Malai Tikka, the curries and so on. It all looked fabulous and I frankly wish I had more time to visit and sample other menu items. Evidently they have a weekend breakfast buffet of Pakistani dishes for $7.50, and I'm sorry that I missed out on that too. There was a steady stream of customers, and the kitchen / counter staff were being kept plenty busy. The next time I'm in the area I'll definitely be stopping by again.
I live in North Vancouver, but have made many weekend road trips to Surrey just to go eat there. What they serve there is pretty authentic Pakistani style food (yes I know), not Indian. There are some slight differences between Pakistani and Indian (then there are lots of regional differences within Pakistani and Indian but thats another story).
Anyway, the food: They have Nihari (spicy beef curry?)for $5.99 for a decent size serving, along with a $1.50 (i think) naan and you will be full and it will be very tasty. They have chicken Biryani (rice dish) for $5.50 and its a giant serving, you can feed almost 2 people with it or one hungry teenager.
One particular thing from Pakistan that is very hard to find here is something called Chicken TIkka. This is not the chicken tikka you get at Indian restaurants, its Karachi style chicken Tikka and it is very tasty. I think the boneless chicken tikka with rice or naan is only $5.99 while the leg quarter chicken tikka with salad is $3.99.
The ambiance is so so, it looks like a cafeteria, you order your food upfront and pay, then you sit and they yell out your order and you pick it up. Its clean but not the cleanest. Don't go there for a hot date, but do go there for a hot meal. I just wish they didnt microwave the nihari.
Lots of south Asian customers are there, which you will see if you go there. They also have some donair dishes but I have never tried them so I cannot comment on them. They have other Pakistani dishes there too but I have not tried them all.
If you want hot spicy Pakistani food that is pretty damn good and pretty damn cheap I highly recommend this place.
Wow..the nihari was the real deal. First time since I have moved to
Vancouver, I tasted pakistani food that felt like home. The naan is the best you will find. Service was great. Nice homey place. Limited menu though. We had nihari, bihari kebab & chai. Bihari kebab was ok. We can't wait to go back and try the other items on the menu but will definitely order nihari.
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