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Essence of North India Restaurant

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by Faye (subscribe)
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Published January 20th 2016
Best of North Indian cuisine
We have had takeaway meals in the past from Essence of North India restaurant but we decided to dine in. Though this restaurant is situated on a busy road, there is some parking at the restaurant or in the nearby street.

Essence of North India restaurant
Essence of North India Restaurant - Photo by Faye

Once inside, the blare of peak hour traffic is distilled and the focus is directed towards the artistic photography on the walls.

Indian restaurant North Ryde
Artistic Photography - Photo by Faye

We began with very tasty pappadums which were enhanced with a lovely taste of cumin.

NT Indian restaurant North Ryde
Tasty pappadums - Photo by Faye

Our entree of Aloo Tikka Chaat which is spicy potato patties with chickpeas and delicious chef's chutney. There are two pieces on the plate and these were simply delicious.

North Indian cuisine Wicks Road North Ryde
Aloo Tikka Chaat - Photo by Faye

A few minutes after demolishing the entree, our mains and naan bread arrived which the four of us shared. The Punjabi Aloo Baigan, the Mughlai Chicken which is the chef's special, and the Lamb Saag.

Mughlai chicken Essence of India restaurant
Delicious mains - Photo by Faye

The vegetarian Aloo Baigan dish was very tasty with eggplant and potato in a flavoursome spicy sauce. The chicken dish was cooked in yellow sauce with coconut milk and cardamom and the chef's special spices. This was a mouth-watering main for which I will make a return journey. For the Saag dish, there was a choice of chicken, beef or lamb. Our choice of lamb was an enjoyable option with its spinach, spices and tomatoes, it had a tantalizing essence which captures the meaning of this wonderful restaurant of North Indian cuisine in North Ryde.

Lamb saag Essence of India North Ryde
Photo by Faye

The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. This restaurant is spacious enough for large gatherings.

Best of Indian Wicks Road North Ryde
Best of Indian cuisine - Photo by Faye
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Why? Taste of the best of North Indian cuisine
When: Sat - Tues 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm; Wed - Fri 12 noon - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Phone: 8065 5087
Where: 124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde NSW
Cost: Entrees from $7.90; Mains from $14.40
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Agree! I would have to say this is the best Indian on the North Shore. Delishous.
by Hugom (score: 0|2) 1149 days ago
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