Mirch Masala serves fine Indian cuisine and also offers fast take-out.
Driving in the rain for half an hour for an Indian meal on Scott Road and it was well worth it! Great food at decent prices and they do not rush you even though it was busy.
The Butter Chicken was smooth with plenty of sauce, the Lamb Vindaloo spicy and tender, the Eggplant Bharta very tasty. Kingfisher beer from India too. We will be back!
Finally stopped by Mirch Masala for lunch on a chilly, windy, rainy Sunday. We arrived before noon, and only one other couple was there before us.
The welcome was friendly, and we certainly had our choice of tables! There were "reserved" signs on some tables, and the place got busy fairly quickly.
I ordered the chicken lunch platter with butter chicken. My partner ordered lamb lunch platter with lamb korma. We debated the Indian beer, but decided to stick with water. Choice of "heat" was offered, and we asked for "real-medium", not "Canadian-medium". We got it, and it was great!
Butter chicken was very good, very rich and lots of chicken. Lamb korma was excellent, the meat plentiful and tender, the sauce rich and the spices well balanced. The platters come with the veg curry of the day, basmati rice, a very nice raita and very good naan. To finish, we were presented with one piece of gulab jamun (sp?) each.
Lunch for 2 was $23.00 including tip. Service was friendly and prompt. Ambiance.....? Hmmm, this place has been so many restaurants over the years, they all kinda blur together. Very clean and spacious. The central fireplace is a nice touch.
This was our first visit. IMHO, the food is every bit as good as Mahek across the street, and more reasonably priced. Not as slick, but very comfortable. Great place.
Just ok Qty sweets, but their Naan & samosas (2 for $1) are best (they taste best). Rest of the food Qty is also ok.
However they offer the lowest prices in town. Great savings for large parties. We cook at home, but sometimes order their Garlic Naans & Tandoori roti (best in town) same goes for Samosas (very tasty).
Here is one of the better Indian/Punjabi restaurants, just wish there were more near the Guildford end of Surrey.
Parking is a bit tight, but easy to find as it its located just south of 96th Avenue and 120 Street.
The food is good and zesty, the quality of meat and their Tandoori chicken is superb. Only thing is the lack of enough of their excellent gravy to dip the nans and flavour the rice, so the food is a bit dry. Some good choices and specials available however.
Ambience is good and quiet to be able to hear yourselves speak, but always wondered that with this quality of food how come there aren't many diners every time we come here.
Service is good and attentive, professional and friendly. Decor is comfortable, and the restaurant is spacious and clean.
A recommendable place, one cannot smirch the Mirch.
Tried this place last Friday after going past it on the bus for years. The interior is nice enough, tile floors and mood lighting. It was pretty busy on a Friday night which was nice to see. We ordered the chicken vindaloo, mutter paneer (peas and cheese), rice, naan and a sweet lassi. Service was excellent and our food arrived within 20 minutes of ordering. The vindaloo was great, filled with chicken and onions and no potato filler which I've encountered before. The matter paneer was also among the best I've had. The basmati rice is $3.50 which I thought was a bit expensive but you do get a generous helping garnished with fresh cilantro. We even got a complimentary gulab jamun to finish off the meal which, if you've ever had these syrup soaked dough balls, is more than enough dessert. I will definitely be back.
Disappointed with our service person, who seems to be an Incharge, first order came late that than the repeat orders taken by our service person twice, were never executed, both times we had to ask other person ( after waiting for 15-20 minutes) to please see what happened to running orders of nan bread and salad, will never go again
Found ourselves in Surrey this afternoon and swung into Mirch Masala for lunch around 1:30ish. The restaurant had a steady stream of customers but wasn't at full capacity.
We were seated promptly at a comfy booth and served water. They had lunch specials that looked like they could be good value, but we opted to order off the regular menu instead. We had Butter Chicken, Lamb Korma, naan and steamed basmati rice.
Both the Butter Chicken and Lamb Korma were extremely good. The meat was incredibly tender and juicy. The flavours were strong, but we could still distinguish the different tastes and textures of each dish. The Butter Chicken may be the best I've had in a long while. My goodness! It was so creamy and at the same time so tomato-ey. The food was so good we ordered extra naan to completely finish the chicken and lamb dishes instead of taking it with us. We don't normally do this, so that was a sign that we were both throughroughly enjoying our lunch.
The naan was fabulous. It was served piping hot, tender, chewy and fluffy. A bit fluffier compared to any other naan I've encountered. Really enjoyed the bread.
We washed our meal of 2 meat dishes, 4 orders of naan (oh the gluttony!), and basmati rice down with a mango shake and a Pepsi. This came to just under $39.
The space was open, clean and comfortable. We sat at a roomy booth and it felt private and cozy with the high backs and no tables adjacent to us.
The service was really prompt and kind. That's all I really need out of service from a restaurant and they fullfilled that nicely. The food came out quickly after we ordered (I would guess no longer than 10mins). As people came and went the tables were cleaned and prepped quickly and without commotion. Our lovely server brought out some Gulab Jamun at the end for dessert. What a wonderful sweet ending to a fantastic lunch! We were in a Korma coma by the end, and had to roll ourselves out to our car. :)
Without a doubt we will be back to Mirch Masala. We don't often find ourselves running errands in Surrey but we will make the effort to go to Mirch Masala. I will have no hesitation recommending this restaurant to friends.
This restaurant is really beautiful inside. Has a lot of really nice artwork. The people are friendly. The palak paneer is a little dry and hard to swallow. The channa masala and the naan are great they are so soft and delicious.
Also my brother loves the beef vindaloo and the paneer pakoras are so delightful and the spices are just right.
I've been to Mirch Masala probably about 5 or 6 times now, and it's where I go when I want Indian food, period.
The restaurant is beautiful, with some interesting paintings and a real Indian feel to it. The music is always good, and Indian, which is nice. The staff there have always been extremely friendly and welcoming. I feel like an honorary Indian when I go there (I am a very white male). My only complaint is that when I request spicy food, I just know that they're making it "western spicy" and not "real spicy". I bet they could really burn my face off if they're not careful so maybe I should be thankful for the fact that they're conservative with the heat!
The food is absolutely amazing. The shrimp tandoori is to die for, and everything else is delicious as well. As a pescetarian, I'm always looking for great vegetarian or seafood, and this place does the best job in my opinion.
I've heard many of my Indian friends, even those who are not from the area, talk about Mirch Masala. If that's not an indication that you should go for your next Indian meal, I don't know what is!
Amazing! Speak of express (and rushed) service - today's mother's day dinner will be one of the most memorable ones. We (party of four) were in the restaurant at 6:30 p.m. (beat the rush) and ordered wine (the server insisted on us placing the order for the food too immediately); and got the drinks and the food delivered at the same time.
Several (and repeated) visits by the server asking us "What else?" put us off a little bit. And before we could even finish our drinks and food, the junior server started clearing our cutlery (and the table); and the bill came too promptly. No desserts - "just get out so we can put some more people in your place". Reminded us of the assembly type of food restaurant. Eat, pay and run!
Well, the food is really very good - so next time, I shall never go to this place on a busy day. And if we go, it will ONLY be for the good food.
For service, I guess I shall have to go to some other place.
This has been our favorite Indian restaurant for years. The food is fresh, well prepared and tasty. Their chili paneer is simply outstanding. The ambiance is good and service can be better. Recently, they changed the serving bowels so that the portions become SMALL (I suspect that this was by design). Other restaurants in Vancouver area that have similar cuisine (Akbar's own, Raga, for example) have been giving small portions and we preferred going all the way to North Delta to eat in Mirch Masala because their food is very good and the portions, good size. I don't think we'll drive that far any more because we can eat similar food in Vancouver at comparable prices. It is really unfortunate that Mirch Masala made a decision to drastically decrease the portions. I heard from a couple of friends that they are thinking the same.
We went there last week for dinner.We were escorted to our seats which was in a corner of the restaurant.The light were so dim that we hardly could read the menu.Somehow we had ordered the food.The quality of food was not at par with the fast service they provided while bringing the food to the table.The price was comparatively at the higher end.We also had to pay for the side entrees whcih is usually provided free of cost in other places.
The food was bland(quite contrast with the name of the restaurant) and one dish didnt have any salt in it.
With regards to the service staff,they were more concerned of cleaning the tables rather than serving the clients.We had to wait quite a while before we could request any add-ons with our meal.After the meal,we had to come to the counter to pay our cheque as we had waited almost 20-25 minutes but nobody came to collect the money.
Our overall experience was not so good. we would not visit the place because of teh quality of food and service.
i have been taking my clients to this place for a long time now. after comming back from a trip from thailand i decided to take my lunch at my favourite place and that was mirch masla. it was a tuesday. surprisngly the owner wasnt there but there was this girl who did an excellent job slowly the place started to get busy but to my surprise there was still just the girl who was taking care of the whole place. i ordered my usual lunch and my friend ordered the chicken curry lunch and it was for the very first time that i did not like the food there. i unknowingly felt there was something wrong with the place. one thing was sure the owner was cutting down on staff and is cheap. later on when i talked to the same about to one of colleagues about the same he told my that the management is new now. God knows why did the owner leav and where has he gone.
NOT A PLACE TO VISIT
We have been a regular customer at Mirch Masala from the time they were situated in langley. We always went back to this place due to the food they provide and i assure you, if you taste the food here you won't go anywhere else to taste indian food. The best thing about them is they stick to the basics and there is no change in their receipies. I have personally known the owner and who's always there at your service.
But today the reason why i am taking time to write about this place is not their food but Russel or Prasad he is known as. He is the best waiter i have found till date in any asian restaurants. If you have ever been to this place then you should be aware by now whom am i talking about. This boy has come a long way to the place where he is now. The place is never the same when he is not there. " A ONE MAN SHOW ".
When we used to go to this place before it was just for the food. We never bothered about the kind of service or what they did. NO doubt there service have been up to mark, But this boy has taken the level of service to the next level and when you go somewhereelse you can know the difference.
The incident took back a few months back when we order the apetizer" Fish Pakora" and they were not the quality that they provide. Later we had the dinner and after paying the bill i just in a friendly manner send to Russel that your pakoras were not up to mark today and he with his usual smile replied you should have told me before and i just gave a pat on his back and we walked by.
The next time me and my family walked in and that too about a month later, he was there to welcome us, served us water, but never handed us any menu and he just walked by us just saying today i will take care of your needs. Our appetizer came and then our food just the way we wanted it to be with just a slight change in what we usually get, and we just loved it. And we had our desert too.
What happened at the time when i paid the bill is just between me and him don't think i had a free pie but what he made me feel that day i never ever felt the same anytime in any of the restaurants i have ever been too.
So my wife and my kids like him a lot and they are always happy to see him there and whenever we leave the place we always ask him hey which day is your day off so we don't come at that day, as the place won't be the same when you are not here. He will just smile saying when i am not here you will still come back.
God bless him!!
I have been going to Mirch Masala for at least a year now, and every time I go, the food is absolutely delish, the staff are friendly and accommodating, food is served promptly, absolutely no complaints. Prices are very reasonable which is a bonus. Recently I had to organize a staff luncheon for approx. 75 people. Although they don't deliver, they had everything ready when they said they would, they loaded my car, and they were even thoughtful to put garbage bags under the trays to catch any spillage, but the food was packed so well, there was none. Everyone @ the luncheon raved about how good the food was, most even commented it was the best staff luncheon to date. Also there was so much food, there was more than enough to feed everyone, not to mention, quite a few of us had the pleasure of taking some home for dinner that night. My favourite India Restaurant in the Lower Mainland hands down.
Present: My friend takes me to this place driving all the way from coquitlam and stops by this place. I made sure with my friend wether it was the same place she wanted me to take to. But she just walked her way in. The guy at the door welcomed us in and seated us by serving us water and handing an open menu in my hand. I was a bit rude to this chap and asked him " DO YOU WANT US TO SHARE THIS", in reply he smilingly replied " I HAD PROMISED HER SOMETHING SO IT IS JUST A PART OF IT" and my friend smiled back at me. I probabyly had no clue what i was to see. He took down my order and explained to me in detail what i was ordering and informed me abt the spice level of the food, bt he never asked anything to my friend. When i asked my friend what she was going to have, she smiled back. But i was really taken a back when the drinks came, my friend had her drinks and she just smiled at the server and he smiled back. The food came and again the same happened. We had a great time with the differnt dishes that i ordered and what he brought for my friend.
Later on he passed by inquiring about how we were doing and i asked him about the place and inquired whether the management had changed. He was quick in noting what i meant, and his reply was a big NO. And told to my friend that shes not a first timer here and tld that the usual guy who's always there has gone to take rest and will be back after sometime. He excused himself and went to attend other customers. After we were done and not to say our deserts came and i asked him about the previous waitress who used to be there, for which he replied that she has left the job for the time being. I told him about my problem with the previous waitress and also informed that its only cause of her that i havn't visited this place for one year.
Past: I went to the same restaurant where this fat lady used to be there. She was one of the worst waitress i could have ever seen, and the rudest, and wasn't aware of the food she was selling. I can say that she was the BLACK SHEEP of the restaurant. My whole group did complain the same to the other gentlemen there, but he said that he was helpless as she was somehow associated with the owner, and that was it. From then on we decided not to visit the place again.
After knowing about the things that had happened the waiter smiled back and aplogised for the same and assured me that he would try his level best so that such an incident wont happen again. And i promised him to bring all my friends back who were fedup having indian food from other places which are no good. And he also promised me my frinends promise. I am just waiting to get my friends and impress them.
Sometimes you do not go to a place just to eat, but to spend some quality time. We hated the waitress so much that we decided not to go back to the place. And am sure we are not the only ones.
By the time we were to get out it started getting busy and this young guy was welcoming everyone and seating the customers and many a times i never saw menu in his hand, but they laughed and i understood what they were talking about. No doubt why this place is getting so busy now. It was a thursday though it was busy like Keg or other big restaurants. No doubt this young guy knows his art to impress his customers.
Promissing him that we will be comming back we left the place, i forgot to ask him his name for which ma friend replied his name is a tongue twister and its hard to remember but he has many names as people call him by the name they are comfortable in.
Hoping that he is there when we return.
Use to love going to this restaurant. Their Malai Chicken was out of this workd. But... for last three visits the taste and quality of food was way down. When we complaned the owner got rude and refuse to serve us. The owner has a bad attitude !!!! Service is average. Yje restaurant has bad health inspection reviews too.
We really enjoy going to this restaurant. We would say that it is one of the best Indian restaurants in Surrey (and that is saying a lot as there are so many of them). The food is very good. We like the non-veg and veg thallis which have a nice variety and are decently priced.
I have tried several other Indian restaurants in Surrey and found this one to be my favourite. While I was waiting for a take out order I was given a mango shake 'on the house' while I waited. The mutter paneer is what I ordered, they were generous with the paneer and the creme, this is how I prefer it. The naan was delicious, not too doughy, not underdone. The vegetable and fish pakora are also very well done, served with salad (unlike other, cheaper restaurants). The spice on the fish pakora was very well done, again compared to other restaurants that I have eaten at. The green chile chutney is also very good and goes well with the deep-fried appetizers.
Although I have known it was there for sometime, I decided to try it for New Years. I was taking a chance because if I screwed up I would hear about it for the rest of the year. Our party of five were all presently surprised. Although it was quiet when we first entered, a little later it got busier and it added to the ambience. It was kinda cool because there were a number of families having dinner and it just added to the overall experience. I have eaten at a lot of Indian places on Scott Road but this was probably one of the better ones. Water on the table, food served promptly and the waitress had a pleasant smile when she was serving. As the evening went on things got better and that was not do to the beer we were consuming. No one had any complaints about the food and overall it was an excellent night. Bozlee was right this was "great food" and I decided I should write about it. We will certainly be returning. Check it out.