Judge's Indian Cuisine features a varied menu of authentic and tasty Indian cuisine including buffet and a la carte options for lunch and dinner.
I went there with my gf and her folks got some good Indian on Davie as we heard!! Big big mistake as the food was the crappiest Indian an Indian can eat!! The samosas were unsalted and bland and the prawn killed a was soggy over cooked prawns
And cold! SURPRISING!
The main course which included a chicken dish, lamb and fish were just BAD. I was so disappointed that I did tell the server and he was so rude about it (said go somewhere else) inspite of the whole place being empty the people were not accommodating (no wonder it was empty)!!
Bad overpriced and under serviced food! Please never go!!
Judges recently took over from chain restaurant "All India", and is a great update. The service was attentive but not rushed. The menu classic, yet diverse. Two servers, polite and attentive. We were expecting "same same but different name", but this was a completely new dining experience for the venue, sharing only the cuisine of its predecessor. Refreshing.
We were dining on a Groupon, often an invitation to poor service and substandard food, yet we were treated with the same respect every diner deserves (and we tipped accordingly - please do!). Two points for treating a guest like... a guest!
We also appreciated that the food was served "as in country"; we always try to set expectations for the spice level we enjoy, but are often left wanting..Too often, cuisines such as East Indian are "dumbed down" for North American tastes, which is to say, "bland". However, we explained what we were looking for - I got some sweat for my forehead, yet my wife wasn't overcome by the heat in her dishes. We ordered three: a vegetarian paneer dish, lamb and chicken. All were served hot and carried individual flavours that evidenced they were actually cooked to order, not served from a vat of generic Indian mediocrity. Hints of citrus, individual herbs. This was East Indian cooking a la minute, not for the masses. They goofed on our naan order, but when mentioned offered us a replacement - when we declined ("we'd just eat it") they offered it for takeout - which we gladly accepted.
Prices were fair, neither cheap nor expensive - commensurate with the quality I think we got.
All in all we had a great dining experience and can recommend Judge's without restriction. We dined on a Tuesday, traditionally a quiet night (this certainly was), so you'll have to form your own impressions on busier nights.
Judge's offers free local delivery from 5-10pm with a minimum $20 order. We probably wouldn't take them up on this as we're only a couple of blocks away, but it's worth considering.
Food was delicious - lamb kababs were super tender and fully flavored. My dinner for one was great value and good sized portion, rice, three pieces of naan and butter chicken for $12!!
Service was lovely - our female server was super friendly, helpful in giving advice about food and beer. No complaints here.
Ambiance was alright, we sat by a window, which was nice, a view of davie street, not bad.
Overall, I really enjoyed my meal, and I was delighted by the friendly service. Definitely will come again!