This past Monday night, I wanted to buy some mustard oil. I remembered Pabla had a little Indian store attached to it so my bro-in-law and I decided to make a night of it. We drove to Renton so I could get my oil, had dinner there at Pabla, then when to pick my sister up from the airport. We went about 6:30 to the little restaurant located in the back of the Fred Meyer parking lot. It was pretty quit in there, just a few tables were filled (mostly with Indian people, that's always a good sign). The walls were adorned with brightly colored paintings and curtains. The waitresses were nice, but not at all overbearing.
For an appetizer, we had vegetable pakoras. A variety of vegetables dipped in lentil paste and fried, served with a mint chutney. Such a delight for two people on a no-wheat diet! The fried lentil paste gave a "breaded" feel to the vegetables. For dinner, we had Saag Channa, Spinach cooked with broccoli, tomatoes, garbanzo beans and ground spices; and Jeera Aloo, Potatoes cooked with onions, cumin seeds, turmeric, garam masala and dried mango. These dishes came with a side of white basmati rice. As garnishes we ordered vegetable rahitha and mango chutney. All I can is WOW! It was 10x more tasty than the buffet! I didn't really take notes on the flavors (because I wasn't planning on writing this review) but every bite was amazing.
The restaurant is also vegetarian and kosher. The store offers a variety of fresh Indian desserts, a plethora of imported spices and oils, and Ayurvedic personal care products. I have found my favorite Indian restaurant in Seattle and can't wait to go back!
|RENTON (Pabla Indian Cuisine)|
364 Renton Center Way
Renton WA 98057
Phone: (425) 228-4625
FAX: (425) 228-4629
Timings: Monday- Sunday (7 days a week)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm (Lunch Buffet)
5:00 pm- 10:00 pm (Dinner)
(Last customer for buffet 2:45 pm)
(Last dine-in order 9:30 pm)
Grocery Hours: 11:00 am- 10:00 pm