Maurya Indian Restaurant – Online Ordering Experience

We were craving aromatic and creamy butter chicken flavours last week, so we decided on Maurya Indian Restaurant (located on West Broadway, between Fir & Pine Street, in the Fairview area of Vancouver) since it’s one of the nearest Indian restaurants to our home. And, according to Zagat, when they “can’t get into Vij’s“, surveyors head for this midpriced establishment. An alternative to Vij’s? Well then, it must be good!

Along with making reservations online to dine in their sophisticated dining room, you can even secure a table via text message. Want to gorge yourself silly? Maurya offers an AYCE (all-you-can-eat) lunch buffet, 7 days a week, for @$13.99 per person (Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00p.m). Alternatively, if you feel like staying-in one night, take advantage of their free delivery on at least $30 orders (5km radius). We noticed on their website that they offer an online ordering system, so we decided test how accurate and efficient the service would be for our pick-up order of butter chicken and naan.

Their online ordering system was indeed efficient and easy to use, and lower pricing was offered for orders placed online (we checked, their dine-in menu’s prices were slightly higher). The system was very straight forward: click the items you desire, add the quantity, type any additional, click either take out or delivery, and click add item to order. Then, when you have finished adding dishes to your order, include your credit card information, and your order is complete.

Apart from their use of technology, how else is Maurya different from its competitors? Maurya uses traditional methods of cooking, compared to the other Indian restaurants. Its kitchen has a charcoal fired (instead of gas) clay tandoor oven. This authentic oven gives their naan breads and tandoori dishes a very distinctive smoky flavour, and you can certainly taste the delicious char of the naan we ordered: Naan ($1.95 per piece) – Royal Indian leavened bread, soft and slightly chewy, and baked-to-order.

Butter Chicken ($12.95) – Maurya’s “numero uno!” main dish consisting of pieces of chicken tikka cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. Although the sauce was not spicy at all and actually encompassed quite bland flavours, it was thick and rich, and the chunks of chicken breast meat were exceptionally tender and moist. However, we’re still on the hunt for the best butter chicken dish in Vancouver…

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