When we arrived it was fairly busy, but there were still some free tables. I think they may have been short staffed, because it took a few minutes to be seated, but a couple servers that walked by made a point to acknowledge us and promise to be with us in a moment.
It was a very “all hands on deck” style of serving rather than having one server the whole time, but they were all very attentive. I love spicy food, but my boyfriend doesn’t at all, so our server suggested we order our dishes mild with a little bit of spice. She brought me hot sauce on the side in case I wanted more spiciness. The first dish to arrive was the Navrattan Korma.
Navrattan Korma is a mixed veggie dish ($10.50). I thought the menu said it had nuts and raisins, so I was hoping for a little burst of sweet from the raisins but I didn’t get any. That was a slight disappointment but otherwise it had a nice flavour and good mix of veggies broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, onions and carrots.
For meat we ordered Chicken Hariyali Kebab ($18.95), from their Tandoori oven. The chicken arrived on a sizzling hot plate over a bed of roasted vegetables.
The cilantro and mint marinade was very good and the meat was juicy and cooked perfectly.
To me, Indian food isn’t complete without Raita ($2.95). The Raita at Palki was exactly how I expect a good Raita to be: a refreshing complement to the food. (Rice on the right – $3.00)
To round off our meal, we ordered plain Naan ($1.95) and Spinach – Paneer stuffed Naan ($4.00.) I usually like Onion – Cilantro Naan, but wanted to try something different and thought the Spinach – Paneer would be a good alternative. It was good, but nothing beats classic plain Naan fresh from the Tandoori oven.
Overall, we had a good experience. The menu had a good selection of dishes. The food was good and reasonably priced. I can’t say that anything about the food or service blew me away, but I wouldn’t hesitate to go back and try out Palki again. I would recommend it to anyone who is craving Indian food.