Nayaab Fine Indian Cuisine
Nayaab Fine Indian Cuisine is located where the old Goldie’s used to be on the 500 block Seymour street in Downtown Kamloops. Other than the location, this new restaurant has nothing in common with the former restaurant. Like in the Food Network TV show, the Restaurant Makeover, the former owners of Spice Restaurant have converted this space into a very clean and modern surrounding that is visually appealing. This place looks good but is the food any good?
We dropped in for their daily Lunch buffet (Monday thru Saturday -
The price of the lunch buffet is $11.95 per person ) and was quickly welcomed by a people pleaser server with a quintessentially Indian name Brad, who showed an undying passion to make this the best restaurant in Kamloops. Brad wanted to make sure everything was perfect for us. Right off the bat, Brad wanted to make sure that we didn’t pay for street parking and instead strongly suggested that we drive to the back of the restaurant and use their private parking (if you do park there, be sure to look out for the light pole when you back out and don’t do what iLove2Shop failed to do, that is to avoid backing into the light pole). Brad checked on us every 5-10 minutes and explained everything and anything about the food and we really appreciated his attention to detail. One little detail the restaurant overlooked is to have a few high chairs for their younger customers but they had plenty of booster seats to go around.
Their buffet on this day consisted of Butter Chicken, Beef Vindaloo, Tandoori Chicken, Dhal Makhani, Pakora Bread, Papadum, Yellow Basmati Rice, freshly made Naan, Aloo Gobi, Salad and Pickles bar, a variety of different flavours of Chapman’s Ice Cream and my favourite Safron Rice Pudding. All the food was laid out nicely and tasted freshly made. I was looking for Gulab Jamun but I must have been satisfied as I forgot to order it from their menu. Almost immediately taking our first bites, iLove2Shop and I commented to each other that we thought their food was very tasty and spiced just perfectly. iLive2Shop, self-professed Butter Chicken expert, was eager to taste the Nayaab version. She liked this spicier version with a hint of tang and not as cream filled like most other versions found in Kamloops. I loved their Beef Vindaloo Curry because of the aromatic flavours and spices of this dish. The kids enjoyed the Pakora Bread, a deep fried snack where bread slices are coated with a thick batter made from chick pea flour and Indian herbs and spices.
I have said in the past that we like Spice on the Northshore and now, if we don’t feel like crossing the Overlander Bridge, we can find good Indian food on the south side of Kamloops by going to Nayaab Fine Indian Cuisines (I like Maurya’s too but have not blogged about their food, yet).
If Indian Food is not your thing, you can order Pizza from their co-brand Pizza Factory that is owned by the Nayaab owners. Will leave that for a future posting. But if you are looking for yummy Indian food in Kamloops, do yourself a favour, give Nayaab Fine Indian Cuisine a try.
This Restaurant is permanently closed.