Delhi 6 Chicken Vindaloo. $10 lunch review

johnboy 9 February 2011 8
chicken vindaloo

The Delhi 6 restaurant on Childers St is so new it’s just a hole in the ground on Google Maps.

The most striking thing when one walks in are the garish fibre optic lit chandeliers.

Random suggested I should try it out in yesterday’s review and tempted me with visions of a goat curry.

Sadly arriving at 12ish I was informed that the goat curry takes longer to cook and is generally not available until 2.

While disappointing this did suggest they were making them fresh and also that there was some care for quality control.

Lunch comes in the “Vegetarian Combo” and “Non-Vegetarian Combo” varieties for $9.90.

The combo is a naan bread, rice, and a curry from a short list.

They have quite nice couches to sit on and it took about five minutes from walking in the door to walking out.

My chicken vindaloo was pretty good, excellent even. it had two large hunks of chicken with connective tissue, and by the time I was done my nose was running and I was sweating profusely.

Which is exactly what one wants from a vindaloo.

Having said that the heat wasn’t over-powering, I was able to taste the rich flavours.

For the faint hearted they do ask just how hot you want the curry and I asked for “quite hot” which is apparently an acceptable unit.

Definitely worth a go.

(For more sub $10 lunches in Civic check the tag, if you’ve got recommendations let me know.)

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8 Responses to Delhi 6 Chicken Vindaloo. $10 lunch review
sthomas73 sthomas73 12:07 pm 12 Sep 14

The best $10 curry and rice I’ve had is from a family run place called Indian Affair! Their branch in the city is run by a lovely group of sisters – fantastic service. Butter chicken is the BEST I’ve had in Canberra by far! I’ve also tried the korma and madras and have never been disappointed. They do a $10 lunch special and you can get a naan bread for only a couple of extra dollars – great value. Highly recommended.

dreamzdestiny dreamzdestiny 1:23 pm 17 Feb 11

This is probably one of the better indian restaurants I’ve been to (Still NOT the best, never found one n Canberra). Good thing about this place – The food is made to order, so it’s fresh and rich in flavours. Certainly recommend the goat curry on lunch deals. I was regular there when I was working in the city. These are the same people who used to run the indian grocery shop @ belconnen. Service is always welcoming. I’d rate it a 7.5/10.

allyroger allyroger 4:04 pm 11 Feb 11

+1 for the $10 lunch – had the butter chicken and naan, very friendly and polite, around 5 mins wait and tasted pretty good, will be returning.

Sheridan Sheridan 12:53 pm 10 Feb 11

This place is great, I’ve had dinner there about half a dozen times and the staff are always friendly and the food is excellent and good value.

creative_canberran creative_canberran 11:51 pm 09 Feb 11

I’m guessing that should be baby delivery powers. If indian curry had baby making powers, well, it raises all sort of questions that go beyond the PG rating of this site 🙂

random random 5:05 pm 09 Feb 11

Sorry to hear about the lack of goat — I’ve only had it once and that was around 12:30. They must have changed their policies/schedule a bit.

ohpiem ohpiem 5:04 pm 09 Feb 11

My wife and I had a pretty good eat-in lunch at Delhi 6 just before christmas. Saag ghost, dahl and the old fav of butter chicken washed down by me at least with couple of cold Indian beers.

I am planning to try the new Chinese place around the corner from Delhi 6 on Friday, intriguingly called ‘Master Legend’. Only good things can come out of a name like that.

groonsnout groonsnout 4:45 pm 09 Feb 11

When my wife and I were trying to induce a late labour with our 2nd child, we went here and asked for a vindaloo cooked “Indian Hot”. It was GREAT. Both her and the poor kid probably sweated, and cried, but alas – no baby. So I give it a 8/10 for flavour, but a 2/10 for baby making powers.

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