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9marys, Perth

Have walked past this restaurant for a couple of times and love the modern, spacious feel to it. Lots of glass, Andy warhol-inspired prints etc. When I found out it was in fact an Indian restaurant, was floored. But then, who said Indian restaurants had to look a certain way? Anyway, we were on our way to watch a comedy show at a nearby theatre and decided to pop in for a quick dinner.

Started off with the Tandoori Tasting Plate ($34.00) which has a variety of lamb seekh kebab, chicken tikka, tandoori salmon, king prawns and tandoori paneer. I liked the kebab mostly coz it was tasty and retained the juices well. The chicken was a bit dry but otherwise pretty decent.

Garlic naan ($4.50). A bit oily, but fluffy and very good accompaniment to the dishes.

We had Saag Gosht ($25.50), which is lamb with spinach and also Fish Vindaloo. Tastewise I would say it’s rather authentic but portions were quite measly given the prices charged (but then, they’re in downtown Perth!). Also, I feel that the spiciness level for the Vindaloo has been toned down to suit the locals’ tastedbuds.

Overall, food was quite good and service, even if efficient was a tad cold in my opinion. But forum reviews seem to suggest that the set lunch is value for money so maybe that’s worth checking out.

9Marys (www)
16 Milligan Street,
Perth, Australia.
Closed on Public Holidays.

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