Ghazal Indian Restaurant — A delight not just for the taste buds
“Spice of Life” are the words Ghazal Indian Restaurant is known by and this is an apt description of what to expect when visiting their Melrose Arch location.
In India, dining is always an occasion. And, family and food go hand-in-hand. This made Ghazal a great choice to celebrate my dad’s 65th dinner. He and I don’t get much time to spend together so this was the perfect opportunity for some father and son time while enjoying the tastes of India.
On a rather dull and chilly Joburg night, entering this beautiful restaurant and being warmly welcomed by our waiter Masai was a great way to start the evening.
Seated at a table near the fire, we perused the menu and decided on a mixed platter for starters so we could sample a bit of everything on offer:
Onion Badjia, Pakoda, Chicken Tikka, Chicken Risme Kebab, Shish Kebab and, of course, a Lamb Samoosa for good measure. A mini feast of flavours complemented by a delicious bottle of Chocolate Block red wine.
I must say I was in a very happy place and the evening had just started. Ghazal Indian Restaurant was certainly making an impression!
Being lamb fans and with Masai’s expert recommendation, we opted for the Lamb Rogan Josh and the Lamb Korma with a side of butter and garlic Naan for our main course at Ghazal.
Both dishes were so tasty we couldn’t resist having a taste of each other’s. Feeling more than satisfied with our delicious meals, we sipped a bit more wine and decided that a birthday celebration is never complete without dessert.
Dad decided that the Chocolate Volcano was a must and it was true indulgence. A rich chocolate centered cake that was so very decadent.
A great end to leave us feeling warm and fulfilled in every way.
It’s clear to see the passion and heart in every moment of dining at Ghazal. Thank you for such a memorable experience. We’ll definitely be back!
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