Tuesday, 29 September 2009


Address: Immanuelkirchstr. 32, 10405 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 440 62 38

Type: Indian

This curry house is just across the road from The Loft hostel, in the Friedrichshain district of Berlin, where my girlfriend and I were staying. It was a warm evening so we sat outside on long picnic-style benches, although the decor inside was perfectly pleasant.

We started with some poppodoms and sauces which came very quickly. The poppodoms had crushed peppers and chilis in them making them the hottest ones I have ever had – the ice cold beer helped to quench this though.

The general atmosphere was good, with several other local (or at least German) couples sat around us enjoying a meal.

I ordered a chicken Rogan Josh, Pilau rice and a garlic naan – Kate had the same. The dishes came already served out onto a plate, rather than in separate dishes – I tend to prefer the latter. However, it was nicely presented and came with a small side-salad garnish, which helped to further quell the heat from the poppadoms. The dish had a very light, clean feel, it wasn't a heavy sauce as one becomes accustomed to in England. It was medium hot. I didn't feel overly full from the meal either. 

There was just one woman working away in the kitchen, the food felt freshly prepared and the meat was tender.

The service was good and our waiter friendly – we started attempting to speak German to our waiter and we quickly established it would be easier for all of us to say everything in English.

We hung around and had another beer afterwards and felt no pressure to leave.

Overall, I enjoyed the meal, it was was of good quality but not outstanding. The lack of hot towels at the end was a disappointment.

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