Ever since The Bhalti House moved from the CBD to Miramar, I was in search for a replacement Indian curry restaurant that dishes up some delicious curries and naan breads closer to where we lived or in the CBD area.
Mr Wasabi and I decided to head to Flavours Indian Restaurant for our first ever visit. Flavours Indian restaurant is located upstairs in Marsden Village. There is good signage, so you know exactly where to go.
Flavours Indian restaurant offers both dine in and take away options. The decor is here very simplistic with a gas fire in the middle of the restaurant to keep patrons warm on those colder nights.
Fish Lavabdar – Boneless pieces of fish cooked with gravy and a capsicum – Moki was the fish that is used in the curry today which is a moist and light fish similar to snapper and sea bream. The curry had a good amount of fish pieces in the curry which was more than enough for Mr Wasabi and I to share. The curry was definitely good enough for us to dip our naan bread into. – neither too runny nor too thick
Tandoori Platter – Consisting of tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, seekh kabab, barrah kabab and fish tikka everything was good with the exception of the seekh kabab where both Mr Wasabi and I thought it was far to salty. We both ended up taking a bite from it and left the remainder on our plate. the other meats were very tender and succulent.
Paneer Kulcha– Naan stuffed with cottage cheese – delicious soft naan bread, though it did lack the cottage cheese and tumeric that The Bhalti House uses, but was still a good naan. As I know the curry shop, Marsala in Lambton quay uses cheddar cheese which is far less superior to these ones.
Will definitely return to try other curries. The tandoori platter is something that is worth getting if you want to taste a variety of tandoori dishes. The prices are reasonable for the quality that you get. The only downside dining here is that your clothes would tend to pick up the Indian spices that is used in Indian cooking, so would recommend dressiness in a more casual clothes.
Flavours is open 7 days away for dinner and Wednesday to Friday for lunch.
Location: 5/153 Karori Rd, Karori, Wellington