Saturday, April 26, 2008

28. Pakistan: Lahore Tikka House

Lahore Tikka House
1365 Gerrard Street East
(between Greenwood and Coxwell)

We showed up on a saturday lunchtime in what is not the most fashionable part of town - we weren't sure whether the restaurant was open as renovations were in progress. There was hammering and banging while we were there, dining in an adjacent portacabin. The new restaurant is due to open in June. An old 'tuk tuk' was parked out front- truly a slice of life!

We dined on disposable plates and cutlery, with a gratis salad starter with two dressings. We chose from a tick-off menu, placing our order at the counter. We selected a Vegetable Combo Sizzler which includes Tarka Dal (lentils), Aloo Gobi (cauliflower & potato), Chana Masala (chick peas) and Palak (spinach), $9.95; a Hefty Sizzler which includes two chicken kababs, chicken tikka and a generous portion of basmati rice, $11.25; Tandoori naan $1.25.

For this lunch no starter was required - for those seeking a light lunch I would recommend an order of 2 dishes for 3 people. The naan bread was light and not greasy. We appreciated the free parking. Due to renovations our visit did not represent 'normal' service. Total cost $30 including tip.

Rating: Ambiance (4)
Service (2)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (3)
Value for Money (4)

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