60, BoGuan 3rd St
(04) 2326-1425, 0980-728-884
Hours: 11 am-2 pm, 5-10 pm
(closed Friday lunch)
No service charge.
Credit cards not accepted.
This cozy Indian/Pakistani halal restaurant is located right behind Splendor Hotel, where Kohi-Noor Indian Restaurant used to be. The new name reflects new management (owner Ali and his wife) and a new menu of hearty home-style halal cuisine (no alchohol allowed here). The extensive selection of reasonably-priced dishes includes a six different biryani items (chicken, prawn, vegetable, Lamb Tikka); grilled entrees; various chicken dishes; vegetarian selections; and Masala (cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices), Karahi (hot sauce), Korma (with friend onions and yogurt sauce) and Dopiaza (onion sauce) options. There are also kebab and tikka rolls, yogurts, salads, samosas, sweet or salty Lassi yogurt drinks, and Indian milk tea. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee
A. Beef Karahi (NT$250), made with a spicy, tasty tomato sauce, comes with rice and big piece of Roti bread. Other popular selections include Chicken Tikka Jalferezi (NT$350), Shrimp Madras (NT$260), Tandoori Chicken Leg (NT$280) and Mix Kebab Roll (NT$150).
B. The restaurant's friendly, no-frills approach is reflected in its simple interior, which has been spiffed up under the new owners.