When it comes to Indian or Pakistani cuisine, the stuff served in American restaurants often wouldn’t fly on the subcontinent; sauces are sweet when they should be spicy, and samosas lack that light, flaky texture. Naan 'n' Curry is here to solve the problem. A Renton institution for almost a decade, regulars call it the real deal. Lamb is extra tender, fish tandoori has the perfect amount of oil and salt, and the house-made naan gets high marks for delicacy. The chef even lavishes attention on side veggies, with sweet, crispy okra accompanying the chicken tikka masala.
Regulars say that portions are smaller than similar restaurants, prices are higher, and service is variable, but their qualms are redeemed by quality and atmosphere. Note that the owners aren’t kidding about their mission to bring you authentic cuisine; if you ask the chef to go easy on the spices, be prepared for some teasing!