Jai Krishna is an Indian vegetarian version of Roti King. A simple no fuss restaurant that just does tasty quality food. Our review of Roti King can be found here
The interior of Jai Krishna is made of metal tables and chairs contrasted against red walls. It is a bring your own alcohol restaurant. If you want to pick a great selection of drinks, then Jack’s off licence just opposite the restaurant is the place to go.
Jai Krishna was quiet earlier on the evening but it quickly filled up as the evening went on. The staff are friendly and gave great efficient service. The way to order at this restaurant is that you write your order on the paper that is given to you with the menu.
A feast of colourful dishes were ordered for the evening meal. There were so many tempting items on the menu that we could have easily ordered more. The Patra are spirals of Advi leaves filled with a spicy batter and a dipping tamarind sauce. The Chana Chat was served warm. There were a contrast of textures with the chickpeas, crunchy sev and pomegranate seeds. The dish was brought together by the sweet and tangy tamarind sauce. The steamed Dhokra were the soft and light spongy squares full of flavour served with a coriander sauce.
Not long after the starters were finished our indulgence continued with the main dishes. A creamy buttery Daal Makhani was made of a mixture of lentils. A combination of cauliflower, potatoes, peppers and aubergine made up of the simple yet flavoursome Dry Mixed Vegetable dish. The Avial was the least favourite main dish due to the sweetness of the sauce. It had chunks of plantain and carrots in a coconut and yogurt sauce. Triangles of soft Paratha and Pilau Rice were the perfect additions to have with the curries. All of the food was delicious and freshly cooked.
Jai Krishna is a fantastic Indian restaurant where the quality and flavours of the dishes speak for themselves. The only downside to the restaurant is that it is cold inside and maybe the addition of some heaters would make it more comfortable.
Jai Krishna, 161 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3PZRating: