Naan -n- Curry Issaquah Restaurant Review

naan n curry Issaquah

When Naan -n- Curry opened their second location in Issaquah, there was great excitement among Renton Naan -n- Curry fans. I got an exciting text from my from J when she found out that they opened on Gilman Street. We finally got to visit for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We arrived about 11:28 AM at the Issaquah location. There was one other family waiting to go in. Right at 11:30, the door was opened for us.

naan curry menu Issaquah

naan curry menu Issaquah

One thing to note is that this is a smallish restaurant. It is fast casual style where you order at the counter and the food is brought to you. Water, silverware, napkins, etc. are in the corner self-serve style. The son of the Renton owner and other workers were on point to take our order. The menu is listed on the wall and very limited when compared to their Renton location. My usual go to is Chicken Tikka Masala, Aloo Gobi, Garlic Naan and Daal.
Issaquah Naan -n- Curry rotates their menu so they did not have Aloo Gobi or Garlic Naan.

We ended up ordering:
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Shish Kabobs
Mango Lassi
Total was about $45

naan n curry Issaquah

naan n curry Issaquah

Well, the food is not bad…..but, nothing like Renton where the food is piping hot and fresh. Here you can tell the food has been pre-made and reheated (they make it in Renton and bring it over). The consistency is different. I was a little disappointed, I guess it’s too much to expect the same quality as the original location. The deep, consistent, fresh, hot, delicate Pakistani flavors of the Renton Naan -n- Curry was unfortunately not to be had in Issaquah. I’ll give it another try soon to see if things change. Have you tried Naan -n- Curry is Issaquah? What did you think?

Today’s Costco Haul for $144

Costco Haul

My local Costco is in Issaquah obviously. It has a nice selection since Costco HQ is right across the street. Today’s Costco shopping haul cost exactly $144, including tax.
What did I get at Costco today?

Here’s my list of Costco items:
-Hormel pre-cooked bacon
-1 bag of broccoli
-Pack of Pentel mechanical pencils
-2 jars of toasted sesame seeds
-1 pack of Kirkland Brand Roasted Seaweed
-1 bag of Brioche Hamburger Buns
-1 Bag of English Muffins
-1 case of Izze Soda
-1 vacuum pack of pork ribs
-4 pack of A1 Steak Sauce
-1 box of mini pizza
-2 Pack Columbus Salami
-1 Box Kirkland Brand Organic Apple Sauce Pouches

No coupons used

Costco Haul

Costco Haul

We heard that the mechanical pencils were really good so I had to pick some up for my middle school son. I heard from my friend Chris that Costco carried toasted sesame seeds over a year ago. This is the first time ever I actually saw them so I picked up 2 jars. They are by the spices. I will make school lunches with the salami and Brioche hamburger buns. I used to buy the La Brea Torta buns by the bakery, but my kids told me that they are too chewy. Izzy sodas are also for school lunch.

What are your favorite items at Costco?

Our staples usually consist of:
-Aveeno Lotion 2 pack
-Kirkland Brand toilet paper
-Kirkland Brand paper towels
-Kirkland Brand small tissue boxes
-Kirkland Brand baby wipes
-Kirkland Brand Ibuprofin
-Kirkland Brand Allegra Generic Allergy Pills
-Kirkland Brand contact lense solution
-Kirkland Brand Adult gummy vitamins
-Kirkland Brand Chocolate Milk (shelf stable)
-Kirkland Brand office clear garbage bags (I use these for kitchen garbage)
-Kirkland Brand black peppercorns
-Kirkland Brand Garlic Powder
-Kirkland Brand Organic Maple Syrup
-Kirkland Signature Plastic Wrap
-Reynolds Wrap Aluminum foil rolls & sheets

I heard that #1 seller of Kirkland Brand online was Amazon not Costco! People are buying Kirkland Brand at Costco and reselling them online at Amazon Marketplace.
Kirkland Brand selling on Amazon

Evidently #1 selling Costco item on Amazon is Kirkland Brand Minoxidil – Hair Regrowth Foam (generic for Rogain). No wonder they are often sold out when my husband goes to stock up. Some people just don’t like to venture into Costco or buy a membership. To us, the membership is well worth it. I think if Costco steps up their eCommerce strategy, they can increase their online sales greatly. Little bit of online marketing can go a long way even for traditional companies like Costco.

Please comment above with your favorite Costco items!
Thanks for reading 🙂

Coffee in Issaquah

Do you love coffee like me?
I heart good coffee, every morning I have a home brewed cup of Tony’s Coffee from PCC. After that I normally drink a vanilla latte or a short mocha once at work.

I finally got to try Philz Coffee while in L.A. They freshly grind the beans and brew your cup as you wait. It tasted fresh and foamy. It had a different flavor than I am used to, but I enjoyed it. I would definitely go back for a fresh pour over coffee there.

While in Issaquah, here are some of my favorites.
-PCC drip & lattes (their smoothies are amazing too)
-Issaquah Cafe (of course) – they use Stumptown Coffee and the drinks are smooth
-Cafe Ladro – Strong but good lattes & mochas
-Starbucks near the QFC on Gilman – I like the atmosphere there and usually like to meet up there

Where do you go for great coffee near Issaquah?
I would love to know. Thank you for reading.