If you love trying new things or you want a taste of authentic Indian food served in the subcontinent’s finest restaurants, then Kakori is right up your street.
The new restaurant in Newport Pagnell High Street has replaced The Mysore under a friendly and humble new owner, Mo Rahim.
He promises an authentic Indian dining experience unique to Milton Keynes and, after Celebrate:MK sampled some of Kakori’s signature dishes, it is clear he has brought something very special and unique to the city.
Mo (pictured below), explained his philosophy: “We are offering something new and exciting to the local area with the fine dining experience we deliver at Kakori.
“We serve all the classic Indian dishes that people are accustomed to, but we also have our own Kakori Signatures menu that includes meals you would find only in the very best restaurants in India.
“Authentic Indian food is about selecting the right ingredients with an emphasis on flavour, freshness and seasonality to make uncomplicated and delicious dishes.
“Each one of our dishes is defined by its main ingredient and leading spices to provide a distinctive taste, cooked using ancestral Indian techniques.
“Our team of brilliant chefs have worked in some of the finest restaurants across South-East Asia so the Kakori menu is influenced by their own backgrounds.
“The result is a culinary experience unique to Milton Keynes, built on a belief that our food should be authentic and enlightening.”
Mo’s philosophy is already winning over the people of MK as the restaurant was packed when Celebrate:MK visited on a Thursday night.
The food was truly incredible as we sampled flavours and dishes that we had never experienced before in this country.
We started with a Poppadom Tray and two of the crispy treats were stylishly shaped as cones, deliciously flavoured with spices.
But the most exciting part was the apple and mint chutney accompaniment, which was beautiful and something we had never tried before.
We then ordered a Trio of Chicken Tikka to share, which were marinated in delicious yoghurt and Kashmiri chilli, green herbs, cardamon and malai.
The chicken was perfect – piping hot in the centre but also soft, juicy and tasty.
Our main meals came from the Kakori Signatures menu as we had Masala Sea Bass – which was outstanding – Zafrani Chicken Supreme and Kakori Venison, with a side of Phool Jeera.
All the dishes were cooked to perfection and each had a distinct flavour that made our taste buds sing.
We ended the night by getting into a conversation with two friendly gentlemen on the table next to us about how brilliant the food is.
They said they will be returning soon, and so will we.
Call Kakori on 01908 216426 to reserve a table or order a takeaway. You can enjoy the family buffet every Sunday from 12pm-4pm.
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