Meal: Dinner for 2
Price: 2100 yen
Payment: Cash only (but credit cards will be accepted soon)
Dishes: Chicken tikka, mutton biryani, kid's curry set
Rating: Not great
Price: 850 yen
Payment: Cash only
Dishes: Masala Omelet (mine), Saag Chicken Curry (friend's)
Gorkha Palace is the latest edition to the panoply of Indian restaurants to be found in Yokosuka. I am told it is owned by the same people who run Nirvana, which is one of the top two Indian restaurants in Yokosuka in my opinion. That being said, I don't think any of the Indian restaurants in Yokosuka are much better than an "OK" rating, so my expectations were rather low to begin with.
I went to lunch with a friend and after our first choice was closed, we decided to try out Gorkha Palace on its opening day. Of course, there are going to be hiccups for the first little while for an opening restaurant, so I may come back and adjust this review later if I see some changes.
They were also supplying soup and salad as starters, neither of which were very good. The soup was thin and seemed poured from a can, complete with canned mushrooms. The salad was tiny and unimpressive. I say, if you're going to put so little effort into the starters, dispense with them and concentrate on the main dish...but that's just me.
|My friend's Saag Chicken|
Again, I understand there are going to be issues when opening, so I'll be sure to come back in a month to see if things have improved, but even if they do I can't imagine this place getting more than an OK in the future. For now it's lodged in "Not great" territory, barely. Had this occurred in a place that had been open for a while it would get a "Nasty" rating for sure.
Update: I ate here again tonight with my son and was pleasantly surprised. We had the chicken tikka, which while not the best was decent. I also had a mutton biryani and this is where the surprise happened. I tasted cloves and cardamom, there were cashews and other things in it for texture, and the mutton was delicious! I do declare that may be the best biryani I've had in Yokosuka proper! So I'm bumping my rating up a bit to Ok in the hopes that this is a trend. I'll be back again some time with my wife also to properly try the curries as well.