Feel-good restaurant “Namaste” had opened only a few months ago and was therefore in best condition. It was tastefully decorated in a not exaggerated manner. This fairly small restaurant consists of two rooms of which the backroom, however, was smelly because of the adjacent kitchen. Indian music played at a pleasant volume contributed to the nice ambiance.
Already before having ordered, I received not only the usual two pieces of papadum and three small bowls of sauces but also a little fruit juice as a welcome drink. The menu was comprehensive and offered a wide choice. Notwithstanding that, my “Chicken Jhalfrezi” was served only about a quarter of an hour after ordering. It included basmati rice and, like all other dishes, a mixed salad. The portion was very large and tasted fine. Only the rice was a bit too greasy for my liking. The price of € 10.50 for this dish was slightly higher than at the cheapest Indian restaurants of Berlin. However, in view of all what was included and of the quantity provided, it was not expensive at all.
Although my dish was classified as spicy at the menu, I found that the opposite was true and used most of the spicy sauce served with the papadum to render it much spicier. Thus, guests who want their dishes spicy should mention that in advance.
The hallmark of this place was the young wait staff, which consisted of a charming woman and an equally sympathetic man. Both were exceptionally friendly and really cared for their guests. They asked me several times whether everything was all right. At the end, when the restaurant had largely emptied, they even took time for a little private chat.