Wrocław is no longer short on options when it comes to Indian restaurants, and the amount of choice has widened still further with the addition of Hare Krishna in Nadodrze.
When it comes to comfort, Hare Krishna offers a more humble environment compared to the city's grander and more centrally located Indian restaurants (such as Masala and Buddha Lounge for example).
The interior is a bit rudimentary and the place does appear to have been together quickly and on a budget. That said, for those who value substance more than style, Hare Krishna is a handy spot for enjoying a no-nonsense Indian meal at a decent price.
First up on our visit to Hare Krishna were some fried appitzers – the complimentary fritters (left) and the potato and courgette pakora (right). Both were a simple, crispy and tasty way to start off our meal.
For the main course we plumped for a kadai chicken and a lamb palak – two very different curries with respect to both taste and colour. Fortunately both of them favoured very well.
The chicken curry was packed with flavour and proved to be neither under or overspiced, while the lamb in the palak (a spinach based curry) was genuinely tender. Lamb is a bit of rarity in Wrocław, so it was a real treat to be able to have a lamb dish here at Hare Krishna.
Naturally some naad bread was required to accompany the curry, and our garlic naans did the job nicely. If truth be told though, we have enjoyed better naans elsewhere in Wrocław.
So is Hare Krishna worth a visit then?
Most curries there cost between 23-30zl depending on the kind of meat you choose (although we must stress there are several vegetarian options too). Naan bread or rice on top of that will add a further 5 or 6zl to the bill respectively. That puts Hare Krishna in a similar price bracket to Mango Mama, which is now located bang in the centre.
On that basis, it doesn't look like it's really worth venturing to Nadodrze if you don't live nearby.
Even so, there was something evidently satisfying about our visit to Hare Krishna, and we'd comfortably visit there again. The place has a very relaxed and informal vibe, while the staff on our visit were kind and courteous too. It was also nice touch to be offered a doggy bag to take our excess naan breads home – this not only reduced food waste but ensured we had something to nibble on the next day.
Hare Krishna Indian & Nepal Restaurant, ul. Jedności Narodowej 161
Phone: 574 542 434 Website