Siddhartha’s Indian Kitchen

Was going to visit a restaurant up the street, but it was closed due to renovation. So I noticed this very nice and new interior decor Indian restaurant. Thought I would give it a try.

It was one stuffy restaurant.. like very stuffy. It wasn’t am extremely hot day, but was quite warm. I went in and the first thing I noticed is that there is no ventilation in the building. That’s fine, I can live with that.

I saw the table next to us having a mango lassi. Then I thought, oh that would be nice since it’s so warm in here.

And the drink was also warm… is it suppose to be warm? I don’t know it feels so weird warm. Mango lassi is suppose to be a mango yogurt smoothie – I think I like my smoothies cold.

Because the whole place was so warm, we didn’t order much. To share between two people we ordered butter chicken and naan (they are to be order separately, curry is not served with naan or rice).

They are decent, the curry is the right taste though I think they are a little stingy on the chicken. I think I found 4 small pieces in this curry. Then naan can be better. But it’s alright – acceptable.

The service was great, waitress and waiter are so friendly. I sort of felt like I got tricked by the decor. XD It’s nice and pretty but the food is average for a sort of tad more price. For that kind of price I think I have lots more better options of Indian food out there. Probably will not revisit.

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I kept hearing from Vij’s and never got a chance to try. So I decided to go down one day with a few girls. Knowing that they do not take any reservations, so I went early to try to wait for a seat. Gosh the waiting time was at least one hour and it was only 6:00pm. So I waited for my friends to come and it was 6:30, we still need to wait for a while so the owner suggested us to go next door: Rangoli

Same owner, he said to me they are similar food but less fine dine; he kept telling me it is also really good. So we went next door instead to avoid the wait. We were seated outside but was provided with blankets to warm our feet. Bright pink decor just makes my dinner so much more merrier. We were also given our pink menus and a very humorous server helped us with our menu selection.

Started with Cauliflower, Spinach, Onion and Potato Pakoras with daal (a dipping sauce). Deep fried on the little oily side, but was very delicious. I also ordered a ginger lemon drink and those two were great combination.

Then we all ordered different type of curry to try:

This was my friend’s dish and I was surprised the lamb wasn’t too too strong (I am not into lamb myself so I just had a bit to taste).

This is my other friend’s dish and was very very good! I loved the mushroom with the curry was very yummy! If I visit next time I must order this one for myself. 🙂 The beet salad on the side was also very yummy. (Or maybe I just love beet. :P)

This was my chicken curry, the sprouts salad was very interesting and very filling. I couldn’t really finish the salad so I went onto the chicken with the curry. The chicken was a bit dry, but with the curry it was just right. Their curry are just so yummy with the rice, I rarely eat a lot of rice but I finished the rice with the curry. 😀

We decided to share a dessert since the whole meal was very very filling. We ended with Rice pudding with almonds and cardamom.  The cardamom added an extra flavouring to the rice pudding. 🙂

Overall I liked the restaurant, good service and good food and good environment. Next time I will want to sit inside and enjoy the pink-ness. 😉