Restaurant: Lahore Tikka House
Location: Gerrald India Bazaar
Address: 1365 Gerrald St E
Price Range: $10~15
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very Good 5: Excellent
* Open late night
* Kid friendly
I am always up for trying new restaurants as well as cuisines- as long as you don't force me to eat bugs, we should be alright. I find all these interesting restaurants, but it's just the matter of finding someone to go with. You'd be surprised by how hard it is to find someone who's adventurous enough to try new things AND doesn't have any deathly allergies.
Anyways, so when I heard that there was a twitup happening at Lahore Tikka House- I jumped on the train to check out Lahore Tikka House that a lot of people recommended to me. I first discovered Gerrald East when driving by for work and realized it was unofficial Little India! How cool is that we have different parts in the city with such heavy cultural influences?
When I arrived at Lahore Tikka House, it was nothing like what I expected. There were people sitting outside the restaurant and casually hanging out at the front, I felt like I was walking into someone's home. Inside of the restaurant was decorated with all these colorful patterns and fabrics.
Since there were many of us, we ordered all the food like family style and shared everything. While we were waiting for food, I realized I was sitting right infront of this area where they make the naan bread!
Where all the naan bread is made, in house!
the naan oven :)
The guy making all the naan bread saw me taking photos and called me over to the other side so I could get better photo of the process.
He actally gave me free naan bread sprinkled with sugar! Yayyyy it was delish! :)
This is their table setting at Lahore Tikka House, everything is plastic and one time use. Not very nature-friendly!
Paper menu at Lahore Tikka House, choose what you want and order at the counter
Salad that noone touched
2 different types of sauce
Ordered: Lahori Lamb Kabab
* 2.79 for each skewer
Ordered: Butter Chicken
* Bowl of butter chicken for $12.25
Ordered: Lamb Biryani
* Plate of lamb biryani for $11.25
* Biryani is a set of rice based foods made with spices, rice and meat
* Think of this as their 'fried rice'
Ordered: Palak Paneer
* Plate of Palak Paneer for $8.99
* Fresh mashed up spinach with paneer cheese
I feel like I might have tried more dishes, but I seriously can not remember. Notice I didn't rate them out of 5 and I don't have much to comment about each dishes? That's because most of the dishes I was trying them for the first time and I didn't feel comfortable rating them with a number.
But the lack of comments is mostly because.......they don't have AC in the restaurant!
Keeping in mind that this post is based on a personal experience- I found the restaurant to be way too hot, so hot to the point that it made me feel uncomfortable. I was sweating throughout the entire meal and my makeup was melting off of my face. I couldn't tell what I was eating- whether I was eating it through my mouth or nose. The discomfort really got to me at one point I had to go for a walk mid-way through the meal.
I did enjoy the lamb biryani and lamb kabab but because of the discomfort I went through due to no AC on such a hot day, I am scared to go back. Sure, if you can stand the heat OR wait till the weather gets cooler that might be better option for you. This post turned out more like a journal post than a review but that's how my dinner experience went down at Lahore Tikka House. Lahore Tikka House, it was nice meeting you but you are way too hot for me, goodbye.....probably forever.