I received a couple of dining vouchers from a friend for my birthday, one of them was for Namaste India. I have heard about this restaurant but it was my very first experience dining here. I called a day in advance to make reservations for lunch; as it was stated on the vouchers. I expected the place to be packed; being a public holiday (chinese new year). However, it was empty! the restaurant was also pretty small; probably the size of a master bed room or slightly bigger.
The waiters were really friendly though and showed us to our table. Interior wise, was pretty acceptable as there were warm fluorescent lights. My vouchers entitled us for set lunches which included rice/biryani and aloo gobi or a mushroom dish. My friends and I decided to get a different main/side each so as to be able to have a go at everything
My biryani was served piping hot. However, I found it to be really dry. Also, it was supposed to be dum biryani but tasted more like rice with a lot of spices ): 3/5
The mushroom dish was soaked in gravy and was actually more yummy then it looked! From my experience with cooking, I always found it hard to give mushrooms just the right amount of flavoring 4/5
The Aloo Gobi (potatoes & cauliflower) was definitely my favorite dish of the meal. It came with alot of gravy (slightly salty; tastes almost like soya sauce! lol); which I preferred compared to the extremely dried version served at other restaurants. The cauliflower was well cooked and the sauce complimented the dish! 4/5
We wanted to have Gulub Jamun with ice cream for dessert. Yes you heard me right! We got really excited when we saw it listed on the menu! Unfortunately, the waiter explained that their ice cream was melted :/ no idea how that's possible seeing that we arrived for lunch at 3pm, was after the restaurant was opened. Slightly disappointed about that but may return to try that dessert as I've never seen it anywhere else!
The food here was pretty mild hence people who can't take spicy food would appreciate eating here!
Mushroom Dish,Aloo Gobi
Date of Visit: 2012-01-23