Kuku's is a cozy spot offering a wide variety of Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner.
- Kuku's.........Victoria newest East Indian Cuisine Restaurant.Well, the food tastes great and is very affordable...........however the handling of the food is poor and very much in violation of basic food safety regulations.When walking into the front of the restaurant the first thing I noticed was the black flies buzzing around the food that was being kept for hours at a time in 1970's styled buffet trollies. There did not appear to be any insect repellant devices on site.When ordering my food I noticed the staff were handling money and the food without washing their hands and when puting my order together they did not even use tongs to pick up the food........but instead used there bare hands..........Disgusting to say the least.The result of eating here was a long night sitting on the toilet praying for the sun to come up.I am a great fan of East Indian food and can be called a curry aholic............However, this establishment needs to progress in ther food handling practices and sanitation before I return.
Just bought a take out portion of lamb stew. It was 80% bone and fat. Had to wrestle with the dish to get every bit of lamb meat out of it. Was still very, very hungry. Don't they know that we don't eat bone and many of us don't like gristle??? Im not going back
Oh boy.... well, the owner/operator was very friendly, giving us samples from the menu to try before we ordered. It was pretty well down hill from there. The naan bread is store bought!!! It is usefull for sopping up the tears you'll be shedding at this abomination. The baigan bhartha was flavorless, the mixed veg. korma was super oily and tasted like rejected chineese food. The take away dishes are packed in the back and reheated in a pizza oven in the front of the store. Really drives home the fact you are eating left overs, which is fine but at least be sneaky about the re-heating. For a slightly more authentic experience check the ethnic food aisle at safeway and make it yourself :( ... or check out indian food market on quadra @ mackenzie
Fresh, all mad on the premises (paneer and all desserts included). Friendly folks.
The food was delectable with luscious depth of flavour and complex spices. The unassuming physical setting (modern fluorescent, flat screen tv with East Indian music videos, the stools and bar counter) suggest either a poor experience or a hidden gem. Your olfactory senses give you a hint the moment you enter. It was wonderful - goat curry, paneer with vegetables and amazing ras malai.
Let's hope that when they open the buffet next door, and do pizza (???!!!), they don't "lose it".