“ Indian. 22 King Street, Aberdeen - CITY CENTRE Tel: 01224 454888 „
Too many of us have eaten too much bad South Asian food. Too many crude approximations and inventions designed for a British palate raised on Fish and Chips and Pies. The dishes are loaded with grease and lacking in subtlety. They turn on the heat to hide the taste. Which is why eating in the KURY is so refreshing. Only in a brief visit to Bradford (no it is true!) have I eaten Indian food so obviously well made. The décor and low light ambience of the place are perfect for a quiet meal. THE FOOD: The most important factor in any restaurant. The food here is (by my standards not those of people who usually spend £100 on a meal) wonderful. You can taste the flavours through the heat (or mildness depending). Each of the dishes that I tried had its own distinctive and delightful combination. I have never had a starter as I do not think I could eat a main meal on top of it. The portions are generous enough but not so vast as to leave the average eater with a plateful of wasted food. All of the drinks you would expect are available. Naan bread comes served presliced in a metal container in order to keep warmer during your meal. There are two sections to the restaurant ? the buffet and the a la carte. The buffet has a wide selection but personally I have never sampled it. As I have been saying the a la carte food is superb. THE COST: The second most important factor in a restaurant. Or maybe the first. The cost in KURY is slightly higher than you would pay in your standard Indian/Balti restaurant. This is only to be expected considering the rise in quality. The prices are competitive with restaurants of similar quality serving different culinary traditions. An a l a carte meal will cast between £6 - £13 with rice being extra for many of them (around £2.50). The buffet varies according to the day of the week but is from £14-17 pounds. However for the time being if you dine between 5-7 Monday to Thur
sday the Buffet has the second person at half price. Also any day of the week between 5-7 all a la carte main courses are half price. Eating at that price I estimate it costs about £12.50 per person all told. THE HEALTH FACTOR: I have no scientifically corroborated evidence about the healthiness of the food. I would suggest that having better ingredients as they seem to would be a definite positive. Also onion and garlic and tomatoes (the bases of many of the dishes) are all believed by nutritionists to be very beneficial. HOWERVER the fact remains that almost all the dishes are cooked either with a lot of oil or a lot of cream or a lot of both. It is not the best place for slimmers in the world, nor would I recommend it to those with a sensitive digestion. On the plus side it easy to find lactose free and even gluten free food for those who need it. THE SERVICE: The service we got was fine - the food came fast and the staff were friendly and welcoming. When the made an error on the bill they amended it without any trouble which is the most you can ask. After all no one is perfect. THE ATMOS: I like the low lighting in the a la carte section and the comfortable chairs and wall seats. The buffet section is lighter and more contemporary metallic style, but the a la carte is done in soft furnishings of browns and tans. It sounds bad when you write it down but it looks good when you see it. There is usually a mix of inoffensive mostly western old hits playing. However it is quiet enough not to disturb a conversation and even to ignore if necessary. CONCLUSION: A fantastic place to eat. I would recommend going early if you need to save the pennies (like me). Not any everyday eatery but rather a fine fun treat.
If you are looking for great food, value for money and good service then this is the restaurant. Not only is it likely to be the best Indian in town - but will probably become your favourite place to eat in this otherwise tired culinary hell. Whilst most Indian restaurants in Aberdeen seem to pride themselves on quantity, on uninterested 16 year old student staff and largely laughable bills - Kury is a refreshing change from the ordinary Firstly, you have a choice - 7 nights a week - of a la carte or buffet. The buffet, although not massive, is incredibly appealing with a range of food for all 'tolerance' levels. Then there is the a la carte section. These two halves are separate so you can enjoy a place that is conducive to great food and conversation or great food and romance. However you like it - Kury has something for .
The Kury Indian resturant has not long opened in the centre of Aberdeen (bottom of King St where it joins Union St for the natives!). It replaced another Indian, Khans, which has moved to different premises and is nowhere as good as it used to be. My first visit to the Kury (yes thats how they spell it!) restuarant was very enjoyable and totally different from other places in Aberdeen. The decor is very modern with polished wooden floors, metal furniture and strobe lights - not your usual red and gold wallpaper. The bar was modern and again continued the metal and chrome decor. Even the music was up to date chart stuff and not the traditional Indian sitar music. It definately did not seem to be the usual run-of-the-mill Indian. Another major advantage is that is about the only resturant that has a buffet on a Saturday night. The buffet costs £14.95 and is well worth it - you could go up as often as you liked!. The starters were mainly pakora and bhajees(?) but the one huge advantage was that everything was labelled - you knew exactly what you were eating. This is very useful if you are a vegetarian or there are certain things you just don't like! There was a choice of at least 8 main courses, again all of which were labelled. They consisted of dhals, kormas, and curries which were mainly chicken for the meat eaters. There was also a salad bar which had crispy salad (impressive under the hot lights) and lots of pickles and sauces to choose from as well. The wine menu was quite long with a good range of red and white wines. The house wine was lovely and it was only £10 a bottle with 2 whites and 2 reds to chose from. The staff were very helpful, friendly and a good laugh. We were there for my friends hen night and the waiters entered into the spirit of the party well and truly! It was an enjoyable night and a complete change from the usual Indian resturant. This is definately an Indian resturant for the y