A last minute booking saw us heading to Mandurahs newest Indian restaurant, Yogi. Finding the last spot in the carpark, I wondered how we would fare in the restaurant which has a reputation for being a little slow with the service.
Entering the restaurant, one is first hit by the colour and modern decor. Beautifully polished timber floor, brightly coloured walls, ambient lighting and a real sense of a style set the scene.
We are quickly seated in the bustling restaurant and a smartly dressed waiter is straight there to take our drinks order. A modest wine selection and reasonably priced, sees us with a bottle of red and a bottle of white within minutes.
We ordered entrees which arrived in suitable style. Chicken tikka, always a favourite but a bit of a let down. The chicken was barely warm, dry and a bit lifeless. Samosas and the lamb mince skewers followed, and certainly lifted our spirits. Delicious fresh and tasty, just a shame about the chicken tikka.
Despite ordering our mains, our conscientious waitress inquired if we were ready for our mains or wanted a little wait. Delighted with the break, we continued our night in an unhurried atmosphere, so unlike many eateries these days.
Our mains consisted of Butter chicken, lamb rogan josh and the Kerela fishermans curry. Well I must say all were delivered as promised. Piping hot, full of flavour and filled with succulent meat and fish. Garlic naan and rice to accompany the dishes and we were set. No complaints at all about the mains.
Despite the dishes appearing small in size, we struggled to finish the lot and certainly no space left for dessert.
For our first experience, Yogi certainly delivered on all accounts, and the service, well…..nothing to complain about.
Total bill for dinner for 4 including wine, $266.