Saturday, June 13, 2015
Meal: Lunch for 2
Price: 6000 yen
Payment: Credit cards accepted
Dishes: Chicken tikka, palak paneer, mutton shahi masala
Appughar is an indian restaurant in Hayama. When I recently told someone at work about the amazing Royal Parasol, he said "Oh yes, I know about that place, it's my second favorite indian in this area." To which I replied "And what is the first?" He answered "Appughar" and proceeded to show me where it was. Oddly, it's just up the road from Royal Parasol, but it fairly recently relocated there from the beachfront in Kamakura, where we had previously eaten at it once upon a time. Our impression then was that it was a bit better than usual, but not much, and that it was overpriced. It was time to see if that was still the case.
The place itself is nice and cute, a bit tight inside though. They are a bit "hovery" in their service, something we don't like much. The menu was a bit disappointing, lacking in any good affordable lunch sets. There were several "course" meals which were quite spendy and didn't have the main things we wanted to try on them, so we opted for ala carte. The did have paratha on the menu, which is always awesome. Any Indian place that has more than naan is on the right track. They also didn't bat an eye at my request for a salty lassi, another good sign.