We love Indian meals as a household. You’ll usually discover us hitting up Everest Delicacies in Previous Worthington or New India Restaurant on Bethel Street, however we delight to find new spots to strive.
We had heard inform of Mehak Indian Kitchen & Bar opening on Cleveland Avenue, in a stand-alone constructing in entrance of the Columbus Sq. Buying Middle (which is one other hotspot of nice worldwide eats), so we have been excited to test it out.
Mehak was opened by chef Ravinder Sharma, who labored for a few years at Aab Indian Kitchen. He opened his personal restaurant within the fall of 2022.
Mehak was fairly quiet on our Saturday evening go to. Solely two different patrons sat in a close-by sales space, whereas a pair take-away orders sailed out the door. However the eating room is brilliant and cozy, with a setup for his or her lunch buffet.
Shortly after we have been seated, the server introduced us complimentary papardamn – crisp lentil wafers – with sides of spicy pickles.
Since this was our first go to, we determined to order the outdated household requirements, to assist us examine Mehak to our different favorites.
This often features a platter of samosas, pakoras, and different fried goodies; saag paneer; rooster tikka masala; nav rattan korma; and baskets of garlic naan.
The combined platter is an effective deal at $7. It encompasses a keema samosa with floor beef, mixed with numerous pakoras: fried bites of greens, paneer (a mushy, white cheese), and rooster. It comes with sides of their mint chutney and a tangy, barely fermented tamarind sauce.
We used the stunning and aromatic garlic naan to scoop up scrumptious bites.
We gave all three dishes an unqualified thumbs up. My private decide was the nav rattan korma, a combined vegetable dish with a buttery, cashew-based sauce. That is quickly turning into a favourite anyplace we go.
We additionally actually dug the chef’s particular naan, full of rooster, spiced mashed potatoes, onions, and cheese curds. I’d extremely suggest this.
I’d most actually bookmark Mehak to your future explorations. The expertise, meals, service was nice all-around, and we’ll undoubtedly preserve it on the checklist for the subsequent time we’re craving Indian meals.