The prices are still absolutlely amazing – curries start at $14, rice and breads are about $3, entrees $7-9, sides $2-3, desserts $4.50 and BYO corkage for wine or beer is free!
Shafique has cooked at many Canberra restaurants and it’s easy to see his great passion for sharing his dishes.
..and Gary does a great job of looking after the floor and is just such a nice guy too…
I’ve got my favourites that are still hard to beat …but lately I’ve tried a few others.
I think my favourite is the samosas..two for $7…I love the crisp shell and the flavours and texture of the filling.
Next would be the Onion Bhaji (onion fritters) …four for $7…so great to share with a group of four or more (you can always ask Shafique to add extra for $1.75 each).
Then the Palak Papdi Chaat $9 – crispy spinach fritters on a potato salad with tamarind and yogurt
And then the chicken tikka $10 for four pieces
But I just love the Cheese and Spinach Naan $3.50 each…I always have to get that and it would make afine entree with some Raita $3.50 (yogurt and cucumber dip)
..I like it more than the Garlic Naan $3 (which is also pillowy soft if your prefer a plainer bread)..
I still love the Chicken Dum Murgh $15.50 and the Fish Bengali best $16.50…
…but I am also a fan of the Beef dishes like Handi Dum Beef or Bhoona Beef $15 and the Khadi Lamb $16 is great too…
The Coconut Prawn or Fish Curry $16.50 are good…
…and for variety the Palak Paneer $14 is great and the Dal Makani also good $14 and there’s the eggplant marsala $14 ( a bit like Fish Bengali but without the fish (which I prefer)..
…and rice $3 per serve
Sides are very inexpensive too like the kachumber $3 if you like a bit of salad with your meal.
And even if you can’t fit anything else in…a little Mango Kulfi $4.50 to share is a perfect way to end the evening.
Open every night for dinner, it’s upstairs in the Style Arcade Manuka.
(Lunch bookings also available).
Best spot for parking is the Medical Centre on Furneaux Street, then just walk down Palmerston Lane.