567 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Advice: Reservations suggested.
As I entered this grande dining room which boasts an impressive staircase to an upstairs seating area, I was struck with an immediate warmth of the room that is adjacent to the Hotel Le Soleil centrally located in downtown Vancouver. There is an open kitchen along the side with comfy seating throughout. My friend Ivan Diaz joined me to share some dishes, we each started out with a glass of Malbec followed by the delicious and very unique Garam Masala Steak Naan Flatbread ($14); followed by the spicy Mumbai Chili ($17) with chorizo sausage and lamb; served with Bhangra naan, and raita salsa. I then had the outstanding Bombay Braised Beef Short Ribs ($21) tender and flavourful beef that was served with mashed potatoes and sambal green beans; and Ivan had the delicious Butter Chicken ($22) basmati rice, Indian seasonal vegetables, and naan bread. For dessert we shared the Gulab Jamun ($9) a heavenly dessert in a warm syrup with coconut flakes!
The emphasis is on Indian fusion and the menu is filled with a variety of snacks which are ideal for sharing, salads, favourites, along with selections from the grill, sides, breads and some desserts. I am looking forward to returning soon to try more dishes.
Review by: Richard Wolak