AMAN’S INDIAN RESTAURANT REVIEW
Aman’s Indian Restaurant and Takeaway Review
Kid Friendly 5/5
Aman’s is a local independent small chain of Indian restaurants and takeways, each with their own decor and style. Our nearest is on Newton-le-Willows high street, but they have branches in Lowton, Warrington and Manchester.
We went to this restaurant last Wednesday for dinner. This is the best curry restaurant in the small town where I live and believe me we have tried most if not all of them! I can’t believe that I have already lived in this town for nearly 7 years. Time flies, doesn’t it?
It is a fact that British people love curry. Depending on which survey your read, Chicken Tikka Massala is either the nation’s favourite or second favourite dish (sometimes Sweet and Sour Chicken pips it at the post). As with most ‘foreign’ food, Chicken Tikka Massala is not even authentic! It was apparently invented in Glasgow in the early 1970’s.
My regular readers will know that my husband is a British. Before he came to South Korea, his favourite food was curry, of course. But that was before he tried Dakgalbi (stir-fried spicy chicken)! Haha. If you want to check out my Dakgalbi recipe, click here, https://www.gildedgingerbread.com/dakgalbi-spicy-chicken-ramen-rice/
My husband introduced me to Indian food on one of our first dates. He took me to a gorgeous, well established, authentic curry restaurant called Ashoka in Seoul owned by an Indian guy. It is probably the oldest Indian restaurant in Seoul and it is a curry buffet restaurant! Nice. 🙂 It is located at the centre of the Itaewon neighbourhood where there are lots of bars, shops and cafes for foreigners and tourists.
All the foods were super delicious in that restaurant. He jokingly asked me to marry him when I told him I liked the food. Here we go. I was accepted by him! Haha. If I think about it, why didn’t I ask such questions, “Do you like sushi and sashimi?” or “Do you like seafood?” Mmmm. It’s too late now, isn’t it?
Okay. Let’s get back to the lovely curry restaurant in my town. The restaurant has two floors. Downstairs is the small bar area, which has a large tropical fish tank that my 2 year loves, the main dining area and the kitchens. Upstairs is another dining area and the toilets. I’m not sure if they have an accessible toilet downstairs. The next time I go I will find out and update this post. My daughter absolutely loves the toilets. They have gold and glittery toilet seats. She has commented many times that our home bathroom would be improved with a gold and glittery toilet seat. I’ve told her it’s on the list next time we redecorate! The decor in each Aman’s is slightly different, giving each restaurant a slightly different feel and character. The Newton branch has purple lighting with black stencil wall fittings. It has a very nice feel to it as you walk in.
Not many curry restaurants tend to have decent kids’ menus, but this one’s is pretty decent. I have two kids, one is seven years old and the other is nearly three. They usually order a big plate of fish fingers and chips each, which in my opinion are always a better choice than chicken nuggets.
My favourite curries are Karahi and Jalfrezi. I have been to many curry restaurants in the UK with my curry loving husband. I always ask them to make it very spicy. You know me by now! The spicier the better.
We went to Abu Dhabi a few times and curry restaurants over there were beyond description.There was no Karahi or Jalfrezi and things like that! All the names of the foods were different. I picked randomly as I didn’t know dish names, but everything was delicious. The standard of the curry, biryani, naan bread is sooo high that we found ourselves difficult to be satisfied in the UK.
This time I ordered Chicken Nepali. A spicy dish made with garlic, tomatoes, lemon, fresh naga chillies and hot spices. My husband ordered the Mixed Grill Karahi. That’s exactly what it sounds like. An Indian mixed grill in Karahi sauce cooked with onions, peppers and tomatoes. Not very authentic but yummy. And Bombay Aloo, a potato curry, as a side dish. We also ordered poppadoms as a starter (not something we usually do but the kids were starving), rice and two garlic nan breads to accompany the main courses. My mother-in-law ordered Tandoori Chicken which is marinated in fresh herbs, spices and yoghurt.
The food came quickly enough even though the restaurant was relatively busy. The food was lovely and hot and the portions were filling. The waiters were attentive and chatty and made sure I was happy with the spiciness of my dinner. Overall we were very happy with the quality of the food.
When the bill came it worked out about £10 per person including drinks, which is pretty reasonable for a nice dinner. Overall, this is a great little restaurant with a nice atmosphere, quality food, good value and good service. I had a great time eating gorgeous food there. If you are in the neighbourhood, try this restaurant. You won’t regret it. They also do a 20% discount on takeaway
As always, I did not receive any compensation for this review and they are my own opinions on the experience we had.