Address: 637 Johnson St.
Phone: (250) 388-5450
Price: $12 lunch buffet, $2-10 an appetizer, $15-19 for mains (with rice).
Notes: Classic curry and fusion dishes, great deal at lunch time!
Despite having walked past Sizzling Tandoor dozens of times I had never poked my head in. I was shocked to see how small it was inside - perhaps a dozen tables? Maybe a few more at night, if they move the lunch buffet tables. The walls are pea-soup/pistachio green, and the rest of the decor is a combination of modern Western (think: IKEA) and cliche Indian (think: framed decadent portraits of women in saris).
Taking a peek at the online menu, it's small but comprehensive. The lunch buffet items I saw going past me looked fantastic. I overheard a description of the stuffed naans and I am curious to try some of the more exotic combinations, such as garlic & basil. The butter chicken poutine was on the special menu, but I've seen it a number of times so I suspect it's a permanent feature, or at least as long as the poutine craze lasts! I also noticed the main menu includes another odd fusion dish - alfredo topped with a curry sauce of your choice.
June 25, 2012
June 25, 2012
They seemed a little short staffed for the rush of people, even though it was fairly late for lunch time (1:30). Still, the server did a really good job of making sure everyone was attended to and had what they wanted. I couldn't help but feel like he was channeling Tim Roth in Four Rooms (at the start, not as things slowly unravel). My recognition of the resemblance in the mannerisms was instantaneous, but it took me a while to pin down exactly what they were: the stiff backed slightly exaggerated walk, formal interactions, humming under his breath while he filled my water glass etc. It probably isn't intentional, but it kept me entertained to imagine that it was!