So I have a list of things that I want to experience. Indian food has not been conquered. I had the honor of being invited to the preview for the media night for Makhani Modern Indian. Makhani is a BYO modern Indian restaurant and it opens today, Friday January 25, 2019. Located in Old City, it definitely sets the bar high for freshly made Indian food with modern flare.
Shafi Gaffar, owner, has definitely got a winner on his hands. He’s personable, hard-working, and along with Executive chef, Sanjoy Banik, their made from scratch and made to order entrees sets them apart from other Indian Restaurants.
Executive Chef Sanjoy Banik
Owner Shafi Gaffar
From the time I walked in and until the time I left, the staff at Makhani made me feel like family. FYI for the grand opening this weekend, all guest will receive complimentary wine and mimosa as well as give aways. We started with drinks and appetizers. It was so hard not to get full on the appetizers without even trying. Everything was off to an amazing start. Once the entrees came, I really had been calling my friends asking them what to expect. I got such variety of advice but nothing prepared me for dinner until dinner actually came. I was impressed from plating all the way to the last bite. The food was fresh and from the first to last bite there’s no denying. Each bite had me wanting more. The serving was generous yet I still kept wanting to eat. I left nothing on my plate. I knew that I was happy because I wanted more to take home and I definitely can’t see myself going anywhere else for Indian food but here. Also they included a belly dancer. My night was made! We ended with the mango cheesecake which is a must have! So how can you get in and experience the same?
Chicken Makhani and Chicken Vindaloo not pictured olive oil naan bread
Come to Makhani located at 7 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106. They are open 7 days a week. For the opening launch they will be open 11:30am to 10:00pm daily through Sundays. It opens daily Thursdays through Saturday from 11:3am to 11:00pm. Lunch runs from 11:30am to 3:00pm and dinner from 4 to close. Orders will stop 15 minutes before close daily. Reservations can be made by calling 267-534-5097. So what if you can’t stop in but you want to enjoy Makhani?
You can have it delivered by logging onto to Eat Makhani
Delivery is available throughout Center City, Old City, Northern Liberties, South Philadelphia and beyond. You can also order at all major delivery hubs such as Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Caviar, and Door Dash.
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Thank you Makhani and Aversa PR for an amazing night!!! I look forward to coming back very soon!!