Since a year we have been hearing so much about this Urban Style, Indian restaurant, offering Bombay style food, but somehow never got the chance to try it out. So this weekend we finally landed at Urban Turban, located at the picturesque waterfront in Wynyard Quarters, Auckland. And on Saturday we regretted not going here before!

We were greeted by the friendly staff there, and we instantly knew we were in for a wonderful evening. The ambience, dim lighting and cozy warmth from the outdoor heaters made us super comfy. Their menu consists of only one laminated page, printed front and back. but honestly i prefer a short menu instead of the typical pages and pages of options which just leaves one confused as to what to order. Although they’ve got some great dishes on their menu, for a contemporary dining place, i think its a tad bit over priced. But i guess for once in a while, its worth the authentic street cuisine they serve.

IMG_5717Since i am still going through my ‘prawn phase’, i just had to order their classic Garlic Prawns for the entrées. Chef’s Special Roasted Chicken Tikka with Cumin Rice and Hot 6 Chicken with Indian Fried Rice were our mains. A special mention about Hot 6 Chicken – Its spicy! its has a rating of 3 chillis. but its worth a try for sure. Our dessert was Choc Samosa. 2 Warm choc filled samosas served with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, drizzled with choc sauce! Yummy! sadly i was expecting a tad bit larger sized samosas than the cocktail sizes. But a very different dessert and glad we tried it.

IMG_5716On the whole, perfect blend and aroma of spices, portion sizes could increase, friendly and helpful staff, great ambience and great variety of dishes on the menu! A must try!


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