My friends recommended Haandi (10056 107 Street, in the location that used to be Boun Thai) for good Indian food, and a group of us tried it out last night. We weren’t disappointed.
The restaurant website plays music until you find the widget at the bottom of the pages, and doesn’t always come up early in a search.
Apparently they have a lunch buffet, and it might include some interesting dishes that aren’t on the regular menu. The regular menu has the usual dishes offered in Indian restaurants in Edmonton, as well as some interesting different ones. The taste and quality was excellent and the prices were reasonable. The naan is delicious – fresh, buttery, and not too doughy. My favourites of the dishes we tried were the chicken jalfrezi (with moist savoury chicken pieces), the aloo tikki, and the aloo gobi, but I didn’t dislike any of them (even the bharta and I’m not a big eggplant fan). Mango lassis were neither too sweet nor too salty.
The food didn’t come very quickly but otherwise the service was excellent. Without being asked, they took special care of the preschooler member of our party, bringing his lassi in a smaller glass and also bringing the dish he ordered before the rest of our food. There was a television playing Bollywood-type music videos with sound, which was a bit distracting. The website and the sign outside say that it’s also Serengeti Grill with East African Fusion cuisine, but I didn’t see that menu when I was there and I don’t know how it works.
Haandi is closed on Sundays.