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Taste of India - NW Calgary (Creekside)

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Merry113 Dec 30, 2010 06:08 PM

After a week of turkey dinner overload, I was ready for something totally different.....Indian food. Bring on the curry and the naan! After noticing a sign for Taste of India, I thought it would be the perfect time to try it. Their sign said take out or dine in so we stopped to get a menu. We were happy to see that they also have delivery (though there is a charge depending on distance...it was $5 for us).

There menu is quite extensive including a huge selection of Indian sweets and a Haka menu.

We decided to try Butter Chicken, Okra Masala, Garlic Chili Prawns (from the Haka menu), steamed rice & plain naan. The butter chicken was some of the best we've ever had. The sauce was excellent with nice spice. The Garlic Chili prawns was a kind of small serving & the prawns were deep fried (which is not mentioned in the menu) but overall the dish was very tasty. Spicy and complex it was one of my favorite dishes though I totally think they could do it without deep frying the shrimp. The okra masala was very good with small, young okra.

The only negatives with the meal were that the naan was cold on arrival and they forgot our raita. I called & they said they would give us our next order of raita free which is fine with us. The naan came wrapped in aluminum foil so we just popped it in the oven for a few minutes to warm it up.

Our bill was ~$49 after tax but before tip.

Overall this is a great addition to the delivery situation in our area. Yay!

128, 12024 Symons Valley Road NW
403-205-2626

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  1. maplesugar RE: Merry113 Dec 30, 2010 08:30 PM

    Sounds fantastic Merry! I just wish they were around when we lived in the area! :)

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      jsfoodchat RE: Merry113 Jan 2, 2011 03:34 PM

      thanks for posting this. I had just made a post on another thread urging people to try this place.

      I have had take out from there a few times and each time the restaurant is not busy.

      the take out is really good. I loved the Naan. cold, warm it was really good Naan. We had the traditional items butter chicken, mutter paneer, rogan josh, lamb vindaloo, chicken tika masalla, that kind of thing. They were all really good.

      Given the lack of take out in this area, I really want this place to survive. it was yummy.

      1. ybnormal RE: Merry113 Feb 11, 2011 02:39 PM

        Just went for an early dinner there the other night. It was really good!

        Had the fish pakora - huge appetizer and really nice, although it might be salty for some.

        The butter chicken is sinfully rich - my kids were fighting over it.

        The Navratan Korma (mixed veggie) was spectacular. Not really indicative of Indian cuisine, but we really enjoyed it.

        The Lamb Rogan Josh was very good, as was the Beef Biryani.

        We had butter naan and aloo (potato) naan - both were excellent.

        We had quite a bit of food, so we took it to go and it made for another nice meal for us the next day!

        I look forward to trying more of the Haka dishes next time, and the rice pudding. I wanted to try some sweets, but they had no jalebi when I was leaving.

        It was steady inside and take-out was brisk, but I really want more people to try this place out. Apparently they have applied for Groupon and LivingSocial, but not sure when that will happen.

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          nutellaluvr RE: ybnormal Apr 6, 2011 08:42 AM

          Friday nights are often our night of choice for "something different", and prompted by the above reviews (and Mother has returned from AZ wishing for a get-together), we decided on Taste of India out of Creekside. I will preface these comments with the notation that Indian has not historically been my preference. Ever actually.

          Anyway ... takeout was our choice simply because we wanted to try a variety of items while doing little damage to any (1300 Calories/day doesn't allow for abundance). For four, we ordered Butter Chicken, Navratan Korma, Veggie Pakora, Butter Naan, and Aloo Naan. No problem. Hubby picked up the goods, got home, and damn ... wrong order. We had received Papri Chat, plain rice, Okra Masala, and Butter Naan. We were content to keep the said order and continue with the evening, but I thought I would at least let the restaurant know about the mixup in case the other party hadn't picked up yet. My intention was strictly courtesy. Upon calling, the gentleman knew about the mixup, was profusely apologetic, and insisted that he rush out our order and deliver free and that we keep the erroneous order. I was stunned. Really?

          So, our (extra) order arrived, and we now have a ton of food. The only duplicate was the Naan. Everyone tried each dish, and the consensus was unanimous: Fantastic! There wasn't a single dish that wasn't flavourful, spicy but not too spicy, and ... terrific. Everyone said they would be happy to order each and every dish again.

          Leftovers heated well over the next two days and I can't wait to order again. Mother/SO had largely chosen the menu this time around, and I will be keen to try the Hakka Noodles and Paneer Bhurji next time. From what we tried, I don't think I can go wrong.

          Thanks Chowhounders!

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