North Indian cuisine in a fully licensed restaurant. Lunch buffet is $7.95, delivery is available and the restaurant is open 7 days a week.
I have to say I haven't had the best experience with indian food. The cheap places were mediocre, the tasty places were horribly expensive. And then there's this place, which has taken the best of both and combined into a nice little buffet. We tried the $7.95 lunch buffet in their first week of opening and were instantly hooked. For the price, I was expecting a couple different versions of the same curry. But each dish had it's own unique taste. I've been back several times since.
The chai is a nice touch, and I like how attentive they were to refill our water, which is good for them too since it's a buffet. The naan could be a little less crispy, but for the most part it's adequately fluffy. All in all I left satisfied, and with enough money left to get something tasty for the family. As for ambience, it's a little loud, both color and music wise, but it does fit the mood.
I had been hoping for a decent indian place for a while, and now I have this one so close by. Will definitely be back several times with friends. The tiny samosas are awesome.
just finished dinner. we ordered and were expectin poor quality. wow was i wrong. for delivery the quality was outstanding. the butter chicken and curry goat was NOT at all lacking in meat(most indian places you can count the pieces on one hand. the chicken pakora was filling but a little soggy.(im guessing due to delivery.
the spices were tasteful and very good.
in all this was the BEST butter chicken and goat i have had in ages.
and they delivered to the bottom of KERR st from kingsway.
I brought two friends here to try it out together for supper. It was quiet and clean. We were offered menus and water and then not bothered at all until we looked over and they knew we wanted to order. We got the cucumber tomato salad, yogurt, bread basket, achar, 2 kinds of vegetarian curry with cashew sauce and two dishes of rice. We had thought the rice would be single portions but each dish was substantial. There was a lot of food and it tasted good. The service was perfect too. My friends also tried the gulab jaman for dessert and they said it was OK but they preferred it warm (it is served cold at mezbaan). We walked away with some leftovers (and we ate heartily) and all of it for about $50. Suitably impressed.
Mezbaan is my new favourite Indian restaurant. I love Indian food, and tonight we had the best Indian meal I've ever had in my life. Actually, I claim that Indian is my favourite ethnic food although for some reason I have never had Tandoori before tonight. Mezbaan did not disappoint. I tried the Tandoori Vegetables which are a "special combination of seasonal vegetables marinated with lemon, yogurt, and mild spices." It also included paneer with mint sauce. I shared around some of the paneer with mint sauce and as my friends tried it, they made alarmingly pornographic-sounding noises. I could not disagree.
As well as the Tandoori, we had Palak Paneer (Indian cheese with fresh spinach sauce), Vegetable Korma (mixed vegetables in a rich cashew sauce with chai-like spices), Lamb Vindaloo (lamb and potatoes in a garlic, ginger, and onion sauce), Achhar (excellent mixed spiced pickles), Kachumbar Salad, and rice. We also tried their bread basket: two types of naan, and Lechheddar Parantha - an excellent deal for only $3.75. All are highly recommended, especially the Palak Paneer. In total, the four of us spent $66 and had enough leftovers to take home with us - it was a nice surprise to discover the portions very generous.
Our server was very polite and attentive; our water glasses were never less than half full. And if that wasn't enough, even the music played in the restaurant was perfect. I rarely like Indian music but what they played had a soft dance beat and it was very enjoyable.