About Authentic Cuisine of India
Our restaurant's story begins with my childhood dream of becoming an accomplished chef. I grew up in a small village called Krishna Nagar in Himachal Pradesh, near the Himalayas in northern India. My passion for cooking was ignited when I watched my father and grandfather prepare flavorful meals for customers, and my father taught me many ancient cooking secrets and techniques during my youth, which laid the foundation for my future career.
In 1996, I started my apprenticeship as a chef at the Taj Mahal Hotel, a 5-star hotel in Delhi, India's capital. There, I learned how to cook in the original old North Indian style, including making in-house curry sauces and the ideal mix of spices and herbs for each dish. One of the most important skills I acquired was cooking each dish at the exact right temperature to enhance its traditional flavor. After completing my apprenticeship, I was hired as a professional chef at the Taj Mahal Hotel.
In 2001, The Oberoi, one of Delhi's finest 5-star luxury hotels, recruited me. I began my work as a professional chef there and was eventually promoted to head chef. During my five years at The Oberoi, I was awarded Employee of the Year. In 2007, I decided to move to Toronto, Canada, where I worked in various restaurants for five years.
In 2012, I relocated to Victoria Island and worked at Spice Hut Indian Cuisine in Ladysmith for seven years. Throughout my tenure, my goal was to remain true to traditional cooking techniques and produce the most authentic and original taste for each dish. I gained extensive experience in crafting authentic North Indian food that was slow-cooked in a clay oven with authentic in-house sauces, gravies, and original spices and herbs.
What We Focus On
Experience the explosion of flavors in every bite with our exquisite and flavorsome dishes that cater to every palate
Preservative free gravies
Savor the authentic, all-natural taste of our preservative-free gravies, made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients in-house with no artificial colors or flavors.
Relax and unwind in our serene atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a delicious meal with friends and family.
What Our Clients Say
Everything we tried on their menu was delicious. Fine dine in place in Langford (Belmont market) with warm and cozy ambiance. It may take some time. Looking forward to trying more items on their menu.
Amazing food!! So delicious and fresh....will definitely come here again!
Beautiful ambiance, delicious food , specially tandoori prawns and chicken dum biryani ..
The food is absolutely amazing – everything we tasted was delicious. staff is also very friendly. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again.
Very delicious food! Truly Indian! Staff is friendly very accommodating. They can even prepare Jain food if you place the order in advance
I came in for a chai and talked with the manager. He said it was on the house! I came back for dinner and it was even better. New fan of cuisine of India. I recommend coconut lamb curry. Owner came over too!
We tried this restaurant last week. The food was delicious, the server was friendly and attentive and the prices comparable to other restaurants in the area. We will definitely be back.
The flavors in their dishes were absolutely fantastic, and the spices were just right. It felt like I was transported to the streets of India with every bite. The staff was friendly and attentive, making sure we had a wonderful dining experience.
Food was delicious and beautifully presented with excellent quality ingredients. Service was great. The owner came and talked with us as well and gave us good travel suggestions. We loved it so much that we came back 2 days later for our final dinner of our vacation.