Tasty Indian Bistro has opened up their second location in Yaletown and I’ve been so excited since they announced it because their Surrey location is great, but the drive was a little long.
I came here after work with M and BusanGirl to try a few of their classic menu items. Imagine them as a higher end Indian restaurant.
In the evening, the interior is very dark but the aesthetic is nice as usual. For a Friday evening, it was pretty packed with people even eating outside on the heated patio.
I wish I could have a drink but being pregnant means no more alcoholic drinks for me until next year.
We started with veggie pakora, which are assorted vegetables fritters that are deep fried. It comes with 2 types of chutney for a dipping. Each piece was very crisp and delicious. The chutney helps accentuate the flavours too.
The tandoori chicken is another popular dish, It has chicken marinated with traditional spices and cooked in their tandoor oven. It is served with lime and an avocado-like mint sauce. It was really tender and it comes on a super hot skillet.
This curry has lamb with a curry made of roasted cinnamon, mustard seed, cloves and other spices. It was good with chunk of lamb. The lamb was tender and the curry sauce was tasty too.
Palak Paneer is made with spinach and Indian cheese cooked in spices. This is always my personal favourite dish. I like ordering a meatless item to compliment the other curries.
This is a classic item to get as it has boneless tandoori chicken cooked in a rich tomato cream gravy. Highly recommended.
Rice is a good item to go with the curries as it can soak up all the delicious sauces.
This is leavened wheat bread baked in a tandoor oven. It tasted pretty plain when eaten on its own.
This was delicious! It is garnished naan with garlic and herbs. Good eaten on its own or with curries. We much preferred this.
Overall, the dinner was good and is a great addition to Yaletown. There are lots of options on the menu and extensive drinks menu too. With the addition of this location, you don’t have to travel to Surrey for Tasty Indian Bistro anymore.
Since they don’t take reservations on busy nights, you’ll want to come early to avoid waits.
1261 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC