Passionate about bringing happiness, enjoyment and health to every person that dines out at Salkaara in Cardiff, talented, award-winning head chef and founder Santhosh Nair, who previously worked at some of Cardiff’s most respected dining establishments and has over 22 years cooking experience, has quickly grown his new restaurant into a must-visit for fans of Indian cuisine in the capital. Born and raised in Kerala, South India, the nature, foods, and flavours of his childhood inspired Santhosh to create the unique and exceptional dishes for which he is known and open an Indian restaurant that could rival the very best in the country.
Just a stone’s throw from the district’s famous cathedral and a short walk from Llandaff train station, this easily accessible restaurant is the perfect destination for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating a birthday with your closest friends and family or kicking off a terrific and much deserved night out on the town.
From the high-quality Indian cuisine you’ll find on the mouth-watering menus to the outstanding service you’ll experience as soon as you step through the doors, if you’re looking for your new favourite eatery in Cardiff, you may just have found it at Salkaara. Modern, comfortable, and stylish, a dinner out at this warming restaurant is a real delight.
With dishes freshly prepared on site and from scratch with ingredients like the fish, meat, and poultry sourced from some of the best local suppliers in Cardiff, this isn’t your average Indian and you’ll be able to taste the difference. Head chef Santhosh even makes his own chutneys and blends of spices to give each and every dish that unique and distinctive Salkaara flavour.
Come in and try Salkaara’s tasting menus and sample a tempting and scrumptious selection of delicious Indian dishes packed full of flavour and spice. Showcasing the chef’s personal favourites, these must-try menus celebrate dishes like the Kashmiri chicken tikka, pan-seared sea bass, Nadan chicken curry, spice-crusted lamb tikka, and the aromatic lamb rogan josh.
As well as featuring all your favourite classics like chicken korma, chicken tikka masala and tandoori king prawn, the menu also showcases a few slightly more unusual but just as delicious dishes like the Indian cheese-based five-spice paneer and the konju manga curry – tiger prawns simmered in spicy coconut and mango gravy. There’s also an impressive selection of vegetarian options available like the Mambazha Pachadi, a dish of ripe mangoes cooked with roasted coconut and yogurt and tempered with mustard seeds and red chillies, and vegetable mango curry which features fresh seasonal garden vegetables cooked in a sensational raw mango, ginger and coconut sauce.