There were seven of us in our party. When Bron and I arrived at 1920 AEST for a 1930 booking, there were still people at the table our party had reserved. The restaurant was full. The wait staff were unfazed and explained the people at our table were finishing their meal and would be gone in time. It ticked over to 1930 and sure enough that party were paying their bill and our friends were arriving. It worked magically. The wait staff were friendly and attentive and they were apologetic for the slight inconvenience. I got the feeling because this place is so popular, this is a regular occurrence.
Seated we were provided with menus and water and we quickly agreed on a banquet. One of our friends has a few dietary requirements so she requested something suitable for her. From the menu we agreed on Rama’s Delight and because one of our friends is allergic to coconut we swapped out the Vegetable Bombay for a Pea and Potato curry. This was so easy and not regarded as a problem at all. We truly were being waited on. We were asked how hot and spicy we like our food. Being a reasonable sized group we elected for a mild approach so we could all enjoy the flavours. Again, this was not a problem. For a couple of us we were asked if we’d like a side of sliced chili and I readily accepted the offer.
The main dishes were Lamb Rogenjosh, Beef Vindaloo, Chicken Korma, Potato and Pea curry with Rice and Roti. The vindaloo was mild and very rich. My favourite though was the chicken korma whose juice was heavenly on the rice and being a glutton we got extra roti and I soaked up all the juice and devoured the remaining chicken and juice.
To finish I had coconut ice cream which was very refreshing after the curries.
I would highly recommend Rama’s. The price for the Rama’s Delight banquet was a very reasonable $32 per person.
- Rama’s Fiji-Indian Restaurant (garydavidlum.com)