The space formerly housed a Greek restaurant and before that a Mexican chain but you'd never know it. The room is bright and elegant with white leather banquettes and a fireplace that will keep it cozy all year round. Service is friendly (and they were especially playful with our two boys).
And the food. The food is superb. We were presented with pappadam and two chutneys upon arrival. We all dove into the basket and chomped away on the spicy treat. Only Big Z and his limited palette pronounced them "the worst chips he'd ever had". Instead, he preferred the warm, buttery naan. JB and I loved them both.
The hardest part of the meal is deciding what to order. We stuck to some of our old favorites Rogan Josh, Chicken Tikka Masala and a Basmati Rice.
The lamb on the Rogan Josh was tender and had an ideal level of spice. The Chicken Tikka Masala was creamy and delicious. We used the rice to soak up the sauce. We may have also just taken a spoon to the sauce when we ran out of rice.
As you can see from the pictures above portions are not huge but the flavors are and that is more important. Quality over quantity reigns true at Saaz.
For dessert we chose a traditional Gulab Jamun which is fried dumpling, almost like a doughnut, in a pool of honey. Wow, I could eat those every day.
We left wanting more and I have a feeling there will be a lot more visits to Saaz. They are open every day for lunch and dinner. Lunch is an all you can eat buffet for $15 during the week or $16 on weekends. Plus, according to their Facebook page, a weekday happy hour is in the works, too. Who's in?
And good news. They deliver. Areas outside of Southampton will incur a fee, a small price to pay to have this experience sent straight to your home.
Until our next Burger,
Saaz Indian Cuisine
1746 County Road 39