1. You walk in and you're directed to a trailer to sit down and ponder over the many menu choices.
2. You check off the items you would like to have on the menu and bring it back to the front counter.
3. You're given a number
4. Shortly your items arrive and you enjoy and indulge.
5. You bring your number up to pay.
We ordered the Karachi beef, Butter chicken, a vegetarian combo sizzler which came with curried lentils, cauliflower and potatos as well as rice sizzler combo with lamb kababs, along with butter till naan and one butter naan. To drink we order 'mango shakes' which essentially are their mango lassis which were so creamy and a perfect balance to combat the spiciness of the dishes!
The beef is very tender- like stew beef and juicy with a mild curry flavour. The butter chicken was spicy but less of a sweet taste that I'm used to. It was heavy and creamy and not my favourite butter chicken in the city. The rice sizzler platter was ok- I found that the rice was dry and lacked any real flavour but the lamb kababs had this amazing rub on them and were so good. I would just stick with ordering kababs next time.
One thing I need to remark on is my bathroom experience. You walk through their kitchen and a dark garage full of storage and all of a sudden into a newer building and lo and behold - it's like a bathroom sanctuary- marble and large screen TVs, candles, auto sensor bathrooms, it's a totally different vibe than in the restaurant. (Maybe they invested in the bathroom expereience with all the money they saved on styrofoam plates .
It's definitely a fun place to go with a group and gorge on good food. Also is a good place for late night dining- I hear that the kitchen is open until 4am and we were there around 9:30pm on a weeknight and still people were coming in for dinner.
Lahore Tikka House -1365 Gerrard Street E (Greenwood-Coxwell, Little India)