Avani Asian Indian Bistro - Mississauga
Went there last night and for the first time since the place was sold to the new owners who changed the name to Avani from Karma. Interiors look the same, for a first timer it might seem impressive but for me it seems a bit dated now. We start with the Tandoori sampler ($14) which was very average - 2 small kebabs, a few very small pieces of bland chicken and 2 piece's of cheese accompanied with ton's of overdone onions. Also tried the Chat which OK but again very small. A good 15 minutes later came the dry chili chicken which was nice that it was not very oily and overly hot.
For dinner we had Rogan Josh - curry was good meat was not, Chicken Hakka noddles was fine but I guess I would need a magnifying glass to find the chicken pieces that cost $3 extra and a average Saag.
Overall the one thing that really stood out is the small portions that this place offers on almost everything despite the fact it's not cheap. Our bill came to $91 plus taxes and tips with only 1 glass of wine among 4 people (plus 2 ice creams). Even the wine they give you from a measuring glass ! Service was not great but I do understand that they were very busy. Overall I would rate this place a 6/10 and would not return.
The food I had for lunch earlier in the day at Bamiyan Kabab (5120 Dixie Road) was much better !