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Expand your taste buds with Naan ‘n’ Curry

Looking for authentic food from a different part of the world that won’t gouge your wallet?

If that is the case then go no further because Naan ‘n’ Curry: Pakistani & Indian Cuisine Todos Santos park in downtown Concord is a journey of taste.

The restaurant features a cuisine primarily from the Punjab region, which resides in both India and Pakistan. “We represent this region which has strong, flavorful, spicy dishes,” said the restaurant’s manager Mohammed Akbar.

As the name suggests, the naan, which is a large, crunchy and round piece of bread is a must for any combination of food you order. A plain naan is only $1 while a garlic and onion naan $2.

If you have a hard time eating vegetables, this place may be the solution as they managed to make every vegetarian dish as desirable as their meat dishes. Their $6 Aloo Palak, which is potatoes and spinach, would make Pop eye proud. While the $6 Bhini, which is okra cooked with ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions has interesting texture with a flavorful kick.

“We came 30 miles to eat here,” said customer Vinoy Mereddy who came with his wife and kids from Brentwood. “It’s hard to miss the authenticity if you eat here, everywhere else will seem bland.”

Their meat dishes don’t disappoint either. The $7 Lamb/Chicken curry is delicious but if you are going there for the first time, try the $8 Lamb/Chicken in Tikka Masala sauce.

“Chicken Tikka Masala is the national dish in the UK because of British influence in the region,” said new customer Uzair Dada who mentioned that the Tikka Masala was, “very authentic, not watered down for western taste”

“The food is awesome, like the Chicken biriyani and it’s pretty authentic actually,” said Mereddy’s wife Jyodhsna. “Place is small, the ambience is nice.”

The atmosphere is simple with a cafeteria theme to it and a good choice of modern music from the region.

“I tell people that this is destiny,” said Akbar when asked why set up shop in Concord when they have two restaurants in San Francisco. “We knew there were customers from here going all the way to San Francisco for our food.”

After having one meal at Naan ‘n’ Curry, you’ll understand why people go out of their way to eat here.

Its authenticity, simplicity and affordability is a recipe for success.

So if you are looking for a place to take your date out to eat or just want good food, give Naan ‘n’ Curry at 2068 Salvio St. a chance as you will be blown away.


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