Authentic Indian food at Moksha

This week I decide to explore Indian Cuisines in Niagara. Being an Indian away from home, I am always curious to find the genuine, real and bona fide Indian restaurant to overcome my cravings. I have tried almost every Indian restaurant in Niagara Falls and I think after visiting Moksha, my search is over.

As the name says “Moksha – Indian Bistro”, Moksha is a small restaurant located just outside the famous Clifton hill area on Stanley Avenue. If you need some quiet time after a long and busy day, this is the restaurant you want to be in. My friends and I went to moksha yesterday and had the best Indian food we’ve had in a long time.

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Moksha from outside

After entering the restaurant, we were promptly seated as we were the only one’s there. The menu has plenty of choices – great if you are vegetarian or gluten free. We started with samosa’s, bhelpuri (Puffed rice, vegetables and tangy tamarind sauce) and chicken tikka. I am not a big fan of samosa so it was ok but bhelpuri and chicken tikka (Juicy chicken morsels hand rubbed with seasoning blends) were amazing. Each spoon of bhelpuri was cooling with a hint of spice which is what I wanted in bhelpuri.

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Samosa’s with chutney

I like their concept of having naan and rice with every curry item. We had 2 butter chicken, Paneer tikka masala and Dal makhani. After having my butter chicken, I must say there must have been some wizardry happening in the kitchen because the food was amazing. The chana masala was spicy and flavorful (not over powered with heat).

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Butter chicken with complementary naam and rice

Now for the factors other than food – Price was little high when compared to other Indian restaurants, we paid $179 for 4 appetizers, 5 curry items, 5 deserts and 4 non-alcoholic drinks. The ambience was great with perfect lighting and soothing music. The interior was ok and could be something they can work on. The service was very good  and the wait time was reasonable. The server was extremely friendly and informative, taking the time to explain the menu and answered all my questions.

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Interior of Moksha

Now, I will conclude by giving out ratings

  • Price – 3.5/5
  • Taste – 4.5/5
  • Service – 4/5
  • Ambiance – 4/5
  • Overall experience – 4/5

A brief delightful time at Kasbah:

To start of my gastronomical adventure, I went to Kasbah an authentic middle eastern cuisine. Kasbah is located a little bit off the strip of Niagara Falls in a calm and quite neighborhood. The restaurant is well decorated and has an authentic middle eastern charm to it. The interior of the restaurant is decorated into a shape of royal train dinning room.

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Interior

Upon reaching we received a warm welcome by our server. We were shown to our seats and given proper menu cards and was told that the rack of of lamb was the house specialty. The menu featured middle eastern food and Italian cuisine such as pizzas and pasta. It also featured burgers, wings and fish and chips amongst others. After going through the food and drinks we ordered our food and drinks and waited twenty minutes before our food arrived with complimentary rice and salad.

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grilled lamb with rice & chicken shawarma

The food was served hot and was cooked to perfection. However, the rack of lamb was bit undercooked according to my taste. The rest of the food was perfection. After we finished our main course we jumped to deserts we ordered deserts which was disappointing as the menu didn’t feature any authentic middle eastern desert.

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dessert

After our dinner we had a delightful conversation with the chef/owner and our waitress regarding my experience at Niagara College and my job. This was a perfect ending to our dinner. The owner of Kasbah was kind enough to help us with our little photo season. I am extremely grateful to Miss Camus for giving us this opportunity which allowed me to explore these little hidden treats all across Niagara Falls.

Now, I will conclude my blog with giving out ratings

  • Price – 3/5
  • Taste – 3.5/5
  • Service – 4.5/5
  • Ambiance – 4/5
  • Overall experience – 4/5

What’s this all about ?

Hello and welcome to my first blog. This blog is for all the foodies out there who goes to bed dreaming about their last meal and wake up thinking of your next one.

Niagara restaurants has a lot to offer with decadent surrounding, celebrity chefs and world class meals. With more than 150 restaurants in Niagara Falls, its hard to choose one but if you know what food you want to eat then I will try to help you decide the restaurant. Every week I will be choosing an authentic cuisine (from the 2015 top cuisines in world list) in Niagara and writing my experience.

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The Indian restauarant that I helped in Designing in 2011 (Virginia, USA)

My blog will feature cuisines such as Mediterranean Cuisine, Indian Cuisine, Oriental Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Mexican Cuisine, Thai Cuisine, Greek Cuisine. Every week I will take to one restaurant that serves these cuisines and will review them according to these criteria.

  • price
  • Taste
  • Service
  • Ambiance
  • Overall experience

There is so much a world can offer and I will try to explore “The World Flavours In Niagara”. If you have any suggestion or want me to review a restaurant then please comment or contact and I will be happy to do so.

Looking forward to sharing my experience every week.

Good-bye, Hasta la Vista.