August 7, 2003
Namaskar's specialties are the vegetarian dishes of Western India. They offer all the standards too.
Purple walls and subtle colored lighting emphasize the modern space. Rather than the traditional Indian wall-hangings, they had Indian prints which looked vaguely retro.
A glass of ginger-mint flavored liquid was the first thing we were offered, while we made our choices from the menu. For our entire dining experience, the staff was incredibly attentive. Our water glasses were never less than half full, for example.
We ordered a Western Indian vegetarian dish with eggplant and potato in a creamy sauce. I also ordered the Chicken Kashmir, a sweet tangy chicken dish with bananas and pineapples in the yellow cream-based gravy. Rice was provided complimentary with our dishes. For drinks, we sampled both the sweet and the mango lassi. Strawberry lassis appeared to be another popular choice for drinks.
You might want to save room for dessert. We were stuffed, but their dessert tray featured a kheer that was very tempting. Next time we'll be splitting a meal and saving space for dessert.
From journal The Hub of the Universe