Friday, December 09, 2005

Maharaha Palace Inc

Maharaha Palace (Closed)
103 King St. North
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2X5

One of our friends suggested to have lunch at this restaurant. I went there long time ago and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. I showed up probably after 1 PM; there was barely any food left and everything looked cold. (As a full time grad who only got up before 10:30 AM if there was a class or an appointment, lunch@1 PM was considered reasonable)

This time we showed up shortly after 12 PM and the food was nice and warm. The flavor of most of the dishes was on the mild side. Maybe it is not appropriate for me to make such comment since I didn’t have the hot sauce (green chili) served on the side. I like the goat curry; the meat was tender and the sauce was flavorful. I tore naan (flatbread) into pieces and dipped it in the sauce. The naan and poppadum were a bit disappointing though. The naan alone was on the plain side, the poppadum might be authentic but not to my liking. I like poppadum crispy and with generious seasoning, like the ones at Janet Lynn’s and the Other Brother’s. Dessert section also needs improving. There were only two types of ice cream (vanilla and chocolate), no pistachio ice cream.

The service was nice. Used plates wouldn’t have chance to lie on the table too long. Judging by its lunch buffet menu, this is an average Indian restaurant. I will probably go there if any friend suggests to have lunch there.


Nerdbeard said...

I've been to Maharaha Palace only once, also for the lunch buffet, and if I have my way it will also be the last time. The interior was no less alarming than the exterior, and the food was bland and boring. I'd rather eat my own improvised mock-Indian. (And mine sucks!)

Though there are still one or two I need to try, for my dollar the best Indian buffet in KW by a HUGE margin is Masala Bay (on Erb between King and Regina). It's a bit cramped and uncomfortable getting at the food, but it's worth it.

Nice reviews, hope to see more.

mila said...

I've been to this place too!!

went to a dinner once and lunch buffet once.

the dinner was fine, maybe because it's not all u can eat? anyway, i ordered butter chicken, and it tastes not bad.

the lunch buffet was a disaster. all the curries were very watery and hard to find a piece of meat inside. the selection is minimal. not worth the price.