You’ll find Salkaara just a short walk from Llandaff train station and a stone’s throw from the district’s famous cathedral. Founded by Santhosh Nair, this restaurant recently opened with the aim of offering diners high-quality Indian cuisine at an affordable price, and has already gained a glowing reputation for its outstanding service.
Salkaara’s tasting menus afford diners the chance to sample a variety of Indian dishes and get to know the cuisine. These selections list all the chef’s favourites, with one menu including Kashmiri chicken tikka, pan-seared sea bass served on a bed of curry leaf, and Nadan chicken curry. It’ll be a difficult choice however, as the second tasting menu includes a mouth-watering spice-crusted lamb tikka and an aromatic lamb rogan josh.
The main menu lists all the classic dishes you would expect from an authentic Indian restaurant, including chicken tikka masala, tandoori salmon and tandoori king prawn. However, guests also have the chance to try some more unusual dishes, such as konju manga curry – tiger prawns simmered in a spicy coconut and mango gravy – or the Indian cheese-based five spice paneer. While Salkaara is a comfortable and modern restaurant, those wishing for a relaxed night in can also purchase their meals to take away. Your first visit to Salkaara is guaranteed to be one of many.