Adrak Indian Restaurant

Adrak Indian Restaurant

 

Adrak Indian Restaurant
15 Wertheim Court
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3H7
Canada
(905) 889-8000
www.adrak.ca

 

Wanted to do something for Diwali, so the idea of eating Indian food with a bunch of friends sounds like the logical thing to do. This Indian restaurant here looks a bit out of place because 1) it's in an office building, 2) it's surrounded by more office buildings, and 3) all those buildings are surrounded by nothing but East Asian restaurants...

The interior of this place is boujee looking. I remember coming by one time and walked right out when I noticed how nice it looked inside (I was dressed like a hobo at the time). This time I was ready and was prepared to just order a boatload of food. Came with 7 others so we ordered everything family style.

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We started with the Non-Vegetarian Tandoori Sampler. It was a plate of Non-Vegetarian Items including Chicken Malai Tikka, Red Chicken Tikka, Lamb Chop, Lamb Seekh Kebab, Chicken Seekh Kebab & Bhatti Da Murgh. Everything was pretty good, but really is shareable for 2-3 people. Love the grilled chicken legs. So damn good.

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Also ordered Smokey Baingan Bharta. Spiced Eggplant grilled over charcoal & mashed with fresh Herbs & Chilies in an Onion-Tomato gravy. Did not enjoy it at all. Burnt at the top and then when you peel the skin off (inedible because of the charcoal), you get into the "meat" of the eggplant which had a slightly bitter burnt taste. Didn't bother eating the rest.

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Needed some carbs so we brought in some Chicken and Lamb Parda Biryani. Really good. There were some nice pieces of meat, but the spices in the rice were the best part. Huge portion and served in a mini cauldron. Garlic Naan was necessary when you bring on curries too. They cut up the naan into quarters which is definitely ideal for helping to lap that curry up.

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Needed some meats and curries as well, so went with the safe (albeit boring) choices in Chicken Tikka Masala and Butter Chicken. The butter chicken is usually solid and this was no exception. Meats in both dishes were tender, but i found the portion sizes to be small. The chicken tikka masala was great. Loved the little kick to counter the sweetness of the butter chicken. Both ideal with that curry sauce to pour on rice and lap up with naan.

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Also had to order some gulab jamun just because. Doughy balls soaked in syrup. Served warm!? Yes please.

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The service was good, though the food does take some time. You can see them making naan through a glass window wall, which is cool. The decor of the place is very clean, modern, and slightly upscale. Prices aren't bad but a bit high for Indian food. I like my ethnic cuisines to be more of the "hole in the wall" variety. Still a good place for some decent Indian food though.

Ambience: B+ | Service: B+ | Price: B- | Food: B-

OVERALL: B-

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