Shahi PalacePosted By Jennifer Ho May 17 2012 · 0 comments · Dining Out, West Island
Divided between the Shahi Palace and Tandoor & Grille, we opted for the former as it seemed advocates for it were stronger than for the latter. I personally had never been so I was totally game. Ya’ll know how much I love trying new restaurants…
As a restaurant with a BYOW permit, this would have normally given the Palace an extra edge over its competition in the West Island, except most other Indian and Pakistani restaurants around the area have the same exact feature. So while it is a positive that would normally count as an advantage and perhaps be able to convince patrons to swing by, it is in this case levelled out. It being a girls’ night, we decided quickly that a BYOW was a necessity and this place would do just fine.
Ordering a dish each to share, we had an eggplant mash, a bowl of mutton stew, chicken balti, beef and a spinach dish. To be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of any of the dishes. Some were lukewarm, others not cooked to their full potential. The eggplants did not have enough flavor or a consistency that made sense. The mutton was decent, so was the spinach. The beef was a little tough but the chicken fared better. You can probably tell I felt none of the dishes were particularly memorable nor very good. The plates were edible, but just so.
I’m going to have to say it. Tandoor & Grille reigns supreme.
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