GHAZAL, THE INDIAN GRILL HOUSE is a charming restaurant in the heart of Woodbrook’s culinary scene, turning out authentic Indian cuisine.
As you step through GHAZAL’s elaborately carved doors and climb the stairs, you have an inkling that you’re in for a special experience.
GHAZAL’s secret weapon is its mastery of Indian spices, creating a veritable feast for your senses with dishes like the ubiquitous Tikka Massala to the chef’s special creations like the Kovalam Seafood Shorba.
Our meal started on a high note with bowls of complimentary Seafood Shorba, a spicy chowder-like soup, which we paired with plain and buttered Naan. The freshly-prepared naan was ‘bess’ — firm, soft and chewy all at once. We moved on to the Lamb Rogan Josh (lamb cubes slowly simmered in a pungent spicy tomato sauce) and the Kerala Fish Curry – chunks of fish in a sauce made with tomato, ginger and coconut milk. Both entrees came with a platter of white basmati rice.
Check out some of our pictures below or view all the pictures here on Facebook.
Our experience was nearly perfect, and Ghazal’s service and ambiance were as good as the food. We’re planning a lunch visit to sample more of the menu and the upcoming additions that the executive chef and owner, Saji Thankappan, told us about.
What We Paid: $302.40 for Dinner, Inclusive of VAT and 10% Service Charge (Two Adults) – Lamb Rogan Josh entree ($120); Kerala Fish Curry entree ($80); Two orders of Naan ($40); One Large Bottled Water ($12).
Cuisine – Indian
Serving/Hours – Lunch & Dinner; Monday – Saturday, 11am – 9pm
Features – Full service; Full bar; Valet parking available; Outdoor seating available on a covered verandah; Features a special lunch menu of meat and vegetarian paratha wraps paired with soups.
Address/Phone/Facebook Page – Corner of Ariapita Avenue & Ana Street, Woodbrook, Trinidad; (868) 222-8006 or (868) 375-3638; Ghazal on Facebook.
Ghazal Menu Links – Seafood Specialty Menu; Classical Indian Menu #1; Classical Indian Menu #2; Chef Specialty Menu (right click on the pictures and select “Open image in new tab” in order to enlarge the menu pictures).
“Located at the corner of Ana Street and Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, the restaurant boasts an exciting and interesting menu.” Serving up mostly authentic Indian cuisine, the tantalising, pungent spices that emulate from the kitchen entice you to come in, sit and take a bite.” [Trinidad Express, December 23, 2011]
If you happen upon this restaurant however and venture inside, your taste-buds will thank you afterward and Ghazal could easily become one of those restaurants you frequent.” [Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, October 15, 2011]