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Oct 18, 2009 07:35 AM

Apalla - new Indian resto on Queen West

Finally decided to try Indus Junction two weeks ago and discovered that it had closed. In it's place is a new "modern Indian" resto called Apalla. New owners, same concept, great meal. I didn't find the menu all that different from non-modern Indian places, but there was a bit more complexity to the flavours. The staff was attentive, the decor pleasing, and the price quite reasonable. There was no liquor license yet, but we got a free appetizer and dessert. Something a bit different for the neighbourhood.

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  1. What did you try?
    They have a website with menus.

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    1. re: toveggiegirl

      We had the tandoori chicken, which had a nice subtle spicing. The baigen patiyala had smokey, whole baby eggplants. And the saag paneer.

    2. I suspect 'modern' refers to the red or white wine they seem to use in several dishes. A traditional Indian place would never use these. There are other odd ingredients on the menu as well.

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      1. re: munchieHK

        the "modern" refers to the leftover signage from the old place ... not a lot of work really went into changing the look of this new resto .. except for a new paint job maybe.

      2. Bumping this thread to ask if anyone has been to Apalla recently, and to get verdicts, in the eternal quest for a really decent (as in London) curry house.

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        1. re: KitchenVoodoo

          I've been there a few times in the past months. We like it better, for a regular neighbourhood take-out experience, than anywhere else we've tried on Queen W but I don't know if it is a "destination" place. They seem to have a higher quality of ingredients and more layered flavours... and the pakoras are quite satisfying, if salty. I've only had one London curry so I can't help you there.

        2. I came here to search up opinions because there's a wagjag for Apalla this week, $45 for TWO four course dinners (usually $45 each). Am I allowed to post the link here?