On Queen Street on a cold, winter day, my family and I decided to visit this Indian restaurant called Little India – which offered some authentic, gourmet Indian cuisine. We were coming here for a pre-dinner to the Shen Yuen show being featured at the National Ballet of Canada venue. It was conveniently nearby, so we made reservations here to have dinner before the showing!
Upon entry, a display that didn’t need to be seen, was unfortunately witnessed. A young lady who was eating with her friend at the restaurant just pulled out a rather long piece of hair from her curry as my mom, boyfriend and I entered the restaurant. Talk about bad timing! That’s why we entered the restaurant reluctantly and found ourselves a seat by the window of the restaurant.
The restaurant was dimly lit, and gave off a relaxing dinner setting. The waiters attended to all our wants quickly and efficiently. He took our order and we were well on our way to enjoying our meals for the night.
We started with what seemed like naan bread, but it was more on the crispier side, and tasted almost like shrimp chips. Along side it, there were pickled carrots. This was only ok, perhaps it’s because I didn’t understand how to eat it. Once the main dishes came out though, we were well on our way to enjoying an Indian feast.
The Meat Combo for 2 was what my boyfriend and I ate for the evening. It was a superb combination of Tandoori Chicken, Reshmi Kebab, Lamb Tikka, Prawn, Butter Chicken, Vegetable Curry of the day, Pulao Rice and Naan Bread. Everything was served in pristine, metal dishes which were beautifully displayed.
That was the only combo we had for the night. Alongside some rice and garlic naan, we had a variety of different a la carte curries, including Lamb Curry, Goat Curry, and Butter Chicken. I didn’t try the a la carte items to give judgement, but according to my family the spices were mediocre and the tastes were only okay.
Everything in Little India was presented nicely, however the restaurant was as expected. I give them credit for speedy service and hot food, but otherwise, the cuisine itself was not to my taste. I’m glad that I got to spend time with my family though!
For more information on Little India on Queen Street, take a visit to their website: https://littleindia.ca/
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