Evening at Khandoker Didsbury

A treasured culinary find hidden away in the centre of Manchester’s Didsbury. The Khandoker Restaurant has been producing outstanding traditional Indian food with a contemporary touch, fusing the rich traditions of culinary history for many years. Being the 3rd generation to the original spice trade & curry entrepreneur family tree, the Khandoker Restaurant, first opened it’s doors in 1983, following it’s predecessors, original Bombay Restaurant.

Opened in the 1930’s the Bombay Restaurant is the first restaurant to introduce the flavours of India to the North West of England. Thanks to it’s pioneering founder, the late Nazir Uddin. In the 1960s, he opened the second generation,  The Manzil Restaurant on Stockport Road, Manchester. With the baton being passed to the 3rd generation, proud owner Sufi Khandoker & his son Mo Khandoker opened the Khandoker Restaurant located on 812 Kingsway, Manchester M20 5WY.

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Poppadum Appetizer
Mugi Nomuna & Pilou rice
Murgi Nomuna & Pilau rice
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Mixed Tandoori Starter
Tandoori Starter
Main Course
Garlic & Corriander nan
Tandoori Starter
Murgi Nomuna
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Named after the original family surname, Khandoker is a legacy as much as a restaurant. It proudly continues the tradition today, providing Didsbury with alternatives for both fine dining and takeaway. They promise a distinctive culinary experience that honours the rich history through their menu choices, which are a contemporary take on traditional recipes.

The dining room greets you with a modern rustic atmosphere. Ideal for small dinners or social events, the adaptable tables and low-back mahogany leather seats provide a cosy atmosphere. The cuisine speaks for itself, both in terms of presentation and taste. It is important to note that the food is halal and that there are many vegetarian and vegan options to suit all tastes.

Now onto  the Food review:

To start with we ordered some papadoms which were accompanied by an array of condiments including: Mango chutney, Sweet chilli chutney, red onions, lime pickle and mint sauce. The home made sweet chilli chutney is beyond explanation and is a must try. These sauces were doubled up for our Starter.

We went for the classic Mix Tandoori starter, priced at £8.95, which consisted of: Seekh Kebab,Chicken Tikka, Lamb Tikka, Onion Bhaji & Samosas. The portions were exceptional and the delicacy of the infused flavours consisting of herbs & spices, tantalised the taste buds beyond comprehension. The attention to detail can be witnessed in the photographs taken.

For our main, priced at £13.95, Murghi Nomuna is a truly authentic home-cooked dish, comprised of tender chicken tikka pieces that are  subtly flavoured with chopped coriander and fresh green chilli. The curry sauce is rich in spices and is a very intricate dish with flavours bursting in all directions on the taste buds. We highly recommend this dish and give it 5 stars. We went for the Classic Pilau rice, priced at £3.50 & Garlic/Coriander Nan bread priced at £3.75.

The special recipe chicken/lamb dishes are marinated in unique Tandoor sauce for 12 hours, which is the pinnacle of their hearty & tasty chicken and lamb curries/biryanis. With mouth-watering appetisers like fish samosas, prawn puri, butterfly king prawns, or chilli paneer tikka to start a culinary adventure. A delicious fusion of modern innovations and family traditions, some handed down for over two centuries, can be found in the variety of the dishes at the Khandoker.

For More information:

Takeaway call: 0161 434 3596

Telephone Call: 0161 434 3596

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