I’m not crazy about seafood. I don’t eat cheese or milk-based foods. And I don’t like most beans. But I love a great meal!!! Since living here in Sendai I’ve come across a number of restaurants, bakeries, and assorted other eateries that are perfect for me and my pickiness.
My aim with this blog is twofold:
1) to help others like me (and normal people, too) find satisfying meals,
2) for others to help me by suggesting new places that I might like.
Address: 仙台市青葉区一番町 3-1-16 Parm-City 131 ビル 3F. Coming from Sendai Station on Chuo-dori there’s the souvenir shopしまぬき,next to that is the now defunct pachinko Parlor ABC, and then next to that is the entrance to the Parm-City 131 Building. It’s on the 3rdfloor. Map: Scroll down to the bottom.
Lunch: 11:00 – 2:30Dinner: 6:00 – 9:30
A difficult restaurant to find when you don ‘t know where it is. A couple of months ago while strolling down Chuo-dori I noticed their promotion sign outside. But the other day when looking for this restaurant I had trouble locating it as they moved their sign to a less conspicuous area.
For lunch, Aashriwaad offers about six different set meals starting from 800円. I went with the Tandoori Chicken Lunch Set (1000円) that came with a piece of tandoori chicken, a curry of your choice, a huge slice of naan and/or saffron rice, small cabbage salad, small dessert, and a drink. The choices of curry available on the day that I visited were chicken, mutton, and vegetable. I chose the chicken.
Tandoori Chicken Set Lunch
The tandoori chicken on first bite, though tasty, didn’t seem all that spicy. But as I kept eating I definitely noticed the spiciness intensifying.
The naan was very good. Not the best I’ve ever had but definitely good enough to eat on it’s own with having to dip it in anything. And the chicken curry … FANTASTIC!!! So flavorful and spicy, enough to get those sweat beads forming.
The saffron rice and salad were just okay, but I had no problem with them as the curry was good enough to cover for their lackluster performance. The dessert was a porridge-like substance with nuts. This was also just okay, but it’s nothing I would order by itself. Probably a normal eater would enjoy this but, me being a picky eater and all, I left half of it uneaten.
When I first ordered, I thought the one naan would not be enough and that I might order an extra one for an additional 100円, but I’m glad I didn’t because I was full from the first naan.
I will definitely come back to Aashriwaad! Although there are a number of Indian restaurants in Sendai, I would have to say that this is at the top of the leader board.