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.
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
Total was about $45
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?