I had no idea that Chutney, a Pakistan restaurant, existed until a buddy of mine told me about it. What a sweet find, especially with the lack of Indian/Pakistan restaurants in the west end area. This place is where the old Lessard library branch used to be (which now has been converted to a mosque, crazy!).

A buddy of mine and I decided to check out Chutney for lunch on a Saturday. We arrived at about 12:30pm and we were the first people to set foot in the restaurant. It wasn’t very busy while we were there, with only three other groups coming in (two individuals and one family).

By the time we left, they were setting up the buffet, with an intriguing selection of options to choose from. Next time! That or try their breakfast specials (weekends only).

2x Vegetable samosa ($1.00 each)
Our vegetable samosa’s came out piping hot. Made in house and fresh, these were easily worth the $1.00 price tag. Should have got more! The mint chutney dip it came with was tasty but not spicy.

Naan bread ($1.99)
The naan bread was cut into four decent sized pieces, which was enough for both of us to share. This one was a little more robust and chewier, but it was, of course, perfect to soap up with the goat korma.

Goat korma ($14.99)
The goat was tender, flavourful and fell off the bone. We asked them about the different variations (there’s also achari, curry, karahi, palak and vandaloo to chose from) and decided to go with the korma, which was slightly spicy and is a mix of yoghurt, cream, nuts and seeds. Seriously, goat is so gooooooooooood.

Vegetable biryani ($9.99)
The vegetable biryani was simple but balanced the rest of our meal. It came with a side of yoghurt raita, which we didn’t really touch as it didn’t add much to the dish.

Gulab jamun
We were each given a gulab jamun, on the house, to end our meal! Love freebies, so nice of them. These were light and most importantly, not overly sweet (which normally is the case).

Service was super friendly. They ask you how spicy you want your meal to be (we went with a 6 but I’d recommend at least an 8 or 9 if you want it to be actually spicy). They were doing some renos in the back – according to our waiter, they are planning to grill meats and even have pizza soon! SWEET. If you’re looking for a hidden gem, check out Chutney.

#128, 6104-172 Street
Edmonton, AB
(780) 481-1060

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