Gulberg Fine Cuisine is an Indian-Pakistani restaurant in the Fleetwood area of Surrey. Looking at the menu, I thought I wouldn’t recognize many of the dishes, but many were the same as what you would find in any other Indian restaurant. I’m not familiar at all with Pakistani cuisine, so I’m not sure how much different it is from Indian food.
We ordered Paneer Pakora (my favourite!) to start, and for our mains we ordered Butter Chicken, Goat Biryani, the Gulberg Mixed Sizzler, as well as garlic, spinach, and plain naan.
The Paneer Pakora was fried nice and crisp, and served with two nice sauces. I enjoyed the ones at Palki better though because it had a better batter, and more flavourful sauces. These were still pretty good though. The Goat Biryani is a rice dish with vegetables and goat. They used basmati rice, and these seemed way longer than I’ve seen before. I didn’t think there was enough meat in the dish. Although the meat was cut into bite sized pieces, many were still on the bone. Personally, if I’m putting spoonfuls of rice in my mouth, I’d prefer not to have to fight my way around the bone in my mouth. It’s one thing if the meat was separate from the rice, but all of the ingredients were mixed together. The flavours were nice, with lots of spice, but some of the rice also clumped up together.
The Butter Chicken was probably the best main dish. It was rich and the chicken was tender and went well with the plain naan. The Mixed Sizzler was quite a big dish and enough for two people. Our favourite was definitely the tandoori chicken. It was delicious, and cooked perfectly – very tender. However it came with other meats that we didn’t like. We didn’t enjoy the different levels of doneness, the flavours, and some of the textures. Finally, the plain and garlic naans were good, but the spinach naan was way too salty.
Overall the food was OK. I’ve definitely had better Indian food at other places. However the service was really good. Oddly enough they had a couple of TVs on playing hockey. I was happy to watch Washington elimiate Boston from the playoffs in OT here
Gulberg Fine Cuisine
15950 Fraser Hwy