|So much food!|
We opted to try the buffet instead of ordering from the menu, and are confronted with a plethora of choices including vegetable samosa, lamb curry, mango chicken, tandoori chicken, basa fish pakora, paneer hababeer, dal makhani, aloo gobi, butter chicken and naan. All the sauces are quite creamy, but I especially enjoyed the lamb curry with incredibly tender pieces of lamb that fall apart easily. The basa fish pakora has a crispy exterior yet retains a moist, juicy and flaky interior.
We were also told that the portable debit machine wasn’t working and we would have to pay at the front, which was fine. When we went up to the front to pay, they were using the portable debit machine which appeared to be working without issue, which confused me as to why we were told it was out of order. We unfortunately spent the next 10 minutes clearing up confusion that shouldn’t have existed surrounding our bill. Instead of charging us for 2 buffet meals like the bill indicated their computer insisted on charging us for 3. Once we managed to convince them that our printed bill was correct despite what their computer was telling them, the computer then insisted on charging us the 18% gratuity for 3 meals. After insisting several times they manually calculate the cost of our meal plus the 18% gratuity instead of relying on their computerized till which was obviously having issues, they finally gave in and conceded we were correct.
So go for the food, not for the service, we only wish they were located closer to where we lived.
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Zaika Indian Bistro
2303 Ellwood Drive SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0J6