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Palki Restaurant

116 East 15th St.
North Vancouver, BC V7L2P9
Tel: (604) 986-7555 Order Online
Fax: (604) 986-5955


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Palki once, twice, but NOT a third time!
By nataliew22 of Langley (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 2, 2011 - 10:19pm [Dine in]

I was looking forward to coming back to Palki...but it won't be happening again. The first time I was there, the food, eh, was alright, but it was their raita and naan that made me drive from Langley to North Van!

Last time, I ordered the chicken tikka masala and it had a good amount of spice, but it still did not measure up to KC's Tandoor's tikka. KC's Tandoor is this absolutely amazing "cantina" style Indian restaurant in Encinitas, California. I lived in California for many years and I still cannot find an Indian restaurant in Vancouver that makes a similar tikka masala....Since I don't give up easily, when it comes to food, I'm still on the look-out for my Canadian KC's Tandoor! :)

Ok, so back to the reason why I'm not going back to Palki...

Tonight I went back with a friend for raita, naan, and, of course, a curry fix. The curry was bland with a soup-like consistency. It was disappointing. No real body or flavour! I don't think food needs to be spicy to have taste! And this food was absolutely tasteless...

To make matters worse, the waitress was not the friendliest, forgot to give us our raita, and never asked if we needed more drinks - apparently, no refills [even if we want to pay for it] on soda or water.

And to top it all off, after I paid for the bill, the manager told me that I should have left, at least, 15% tip, even if I felt the service was mediocre. WHY SHOULD I? Let's just say he made me very angry.

I used to be a waitress, back in my college days, and I do know the distinction between good and poor service...and what I got tonight, was bad food, poor service, and a manager wanting to teach me a lesson on how to tip! Seriously, who needs this? I tipped the waitress 10%, which given the level of service, in my opinion, was generous. I could have not tipped at all, but I was with a friend, in a happy mood, and not wanting to be disagreeable.

It is sad, but after tonight, my love affair with their naan and raita has come to an end...

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Incredible Disapointment
By jk of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 7:38pm [Take-out]

I used to love Palki for the complexity of the dishes and great flavours. We picked up several dishes tonight (Lamb Vindaloo, Gobi Aloo, Coconut Chicken, Pilau) and they were not only bland but probably the worst curry I have ever eaten. Watery, tastless and entirely insipid. Did someone lock up the flavour cabinet? When I called to voice my disapointment the response was a simple "oh,I'll pass it on". I will certainly not be back!

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Palki just lost a long-time customer...
By Twitch of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 7:55pm [Take-out]

If I wrote this review a couple years ago I would have described the food as excellent. I used to recommend this place to everyone.

The food quality is on a serious decline.

I ordered pick up today and was sooo disappointed!

1. The rice came in approximately 5 dry, clumpy portions. Yesterday's rice obviously. You think they could at least provide fresh rice as it's so cheap to make.

2. The chicken korma was dry (actually we ordered the Navrattan Korma but they made a mistake),

3. The Tikka Misala was dry (I ordered hot but they brought mild).

If we were eating at the restaurant I would have refused to pay.

The part that really puts me off is that when I called to express my concerns the person on the phone just indifferently shrugged it off. He told me that he would give me credit for rice...but I get the sense that he didn't really care about satisfying a long time customer.

I'll be looking for a new Indian restaurant in North Van.

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Tasteless and overrated
By peace448 of burnaby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2008 - 5:42pm [Dine in]

My god, the vindaloo was tasteless, and vindaloo is supposed to be spicy! We ordered fish masala and got fish tikka which was also bland and very dry, albeit served on a sizzling plate. If I needed sizzle, I would have gone to the Sizzler. Service was decent but nothing great. These guys purport to have all kinds of awards, but I don't know how. Anyway, after forking out $80, the two of us were still hungry for some good food. Last time there for sure!

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