The food was average to poor. For a place with the word 'flavour' in their name, I would have expected some of THE tastiest indian cuisine. Far from it as it was some of the blandest and watery Indian food I have had in all of downtown. The chana masala was literally a water flavourless soup. Insult to injury was the small portions...maybe that is a good thing?
This place has is confused about who it thinks it is. At a quick glance it looks like some sort of high end haute cuisine Indian restaurant. Though, upon closer inspection you notice the dirty sliverware and chipped plates.
To add to the confusion, the 'server' was a dude with jeans on talking on his cell phone. Being there seemed like the last thing he wanted to do. Lame!
I would much sooner hit one of the Indian restaurants on Davie. Not recommended.
We thought we would try this restaurant as the price looked good and it had a good review. The butter chicken was good but small portions. The lamb was not fresh as it had that gamey taste and the prawns were slightly overcooked. I was disappointed that the curry was all you got. We had to pay extra for rice and nan. That usually comes with curry dishes so I found that very cheap. We had to wait for the server to bring out bill and also collect the money - which should not have happened since the place was practically empty. The ambiance was ok and although the place was really clean (including the washrooms), it lacked a certain pizazz. It just seemed very boring.
Yes, it seems like a family run place where the kids have grown up and taken over and mom and dad relax at home. There is no uniform, regular clothes. And while the service is a bit hands off-ish, I appreciate that because I can't stand servers that hover over you.
The decor is a little confusing because it does look a little on the formal side from the outside, but it is definitley casualish. Typical indian style I would say.
The food was good, but at $17 for the average sized bowl of butter chicken, a small plate of rice (shared between 2 people) some pampadon (sp?) and 1 naan bread, seems a little pricey to me, although I hardly eat on robson street for that reason so I would disregard my snap on the price.
Not many places deliver, they do and are solid. They also make a good mango lassi. I wish this site gave .5 ratings. There is something in between solid and outstanding, that is good 3.5 for food rating. The food is good, at least for takeout.
I will admit, over the past several months the food seems to have gone downhill. They used to serve great food and the chicken dishes came with chicken breast / white meat but lately we get dark meat and sometimes the food just seems "off". Anyways, we called about this and they said they had complaints before(not sure why you would tell a customer this but whatever), and they were also lowering their prices to compensate. I guess they aren't doing to well and had to lower their standards?? Having second thoughts lately.