Address: 19653 Willowbrook Dr #146, Langley, BC V2Y 1A5
Phone: (604) 539-8114
I think i’ve found the best East Indian restaurant in Langley! I loved everything about it, from its decor to the food to their service – everything was on point.
It doesn’t look like much from the outside but the interiors are tastefully done and I’m so glad there wasn’t any loud and obnoxious bollywood or Punjabi music playing. I don’t mind that music but get really irritated when I have to listen to it while eating food. Just a pet peeve of mine.
Once seated, we ordered our drinks and were served complimentary papard (crispy tortilla?) and chutney. I don’t personally care for papard but that was a nice touch, which certainly set them apart from the other Indian restaurants. Our food arrived in about 15 minutes after placing the order.
Up first were the appetizers. The cauliflower manchurian came first. A friend of mind had recommended it and i’m so glad I ordered it. My partner has a weird aversion to cauliflower but to my surprise he ate it right up. The dish is a combination of Chinese and Indian cuisine. It’s very similar to the sweet and spicy fried boneless chicken you’ll get at a Chinese restaurant but with cauliflower. YUMMMM.
Next up was the achari chicken tikka which the severer had recommended. It arrived on a sizzler which was neat. The chicken was tender, juicy and very flavourful. The achaar aka pickles didn’t overwhelm the dish and added a nice kick to it.
By this time we were pretty full since we finished both the cauliflower manchurian and the chicken tikka but we had to keep pressing forward! So far so good.
For our main course we ordered butter chicken, paneer makhani, vegetable biryani and naan. We were served a complimentary raita (mildly spiced yogurt with chopped vegetables) and chutney which I very much appreciated. In most restaurants there is an added charge of atleast $4 for the raita and $1 for chutney.
My partner really enjoyed the butter chicken and while I love the butter chicken sauce I don’t enjoy chicken in my curry. I know, it’s weird. So I asked the server If they had a vegetarian version of the butter chicken with the same sauce. And they did, it was paneer makhani which was absolutely delicious. The gravy was thick and creamy with a slight hint of sweetness which made it perfect.
The biryani (sort of like an Indian version of the fried rice) was a miss for me. The vegetables chopped too big and the rice lacked flavour. This was the only dish I didn’t like and wouldn’t order again. The nada was alright.
Overall we had a really good experience here and I would happily recommend it if you’re craving some good Indian food.