Let's face it - many Indian restaurants are much of a muchness, with the same pleasant but unremarkable food, similar décor and music, and generally courteous but stiffly formal waiters. The Balti King, however, is different - uniquely so in my experience.
From the moment you step inside, you are welcomed with such warmth that you immediately feel at home - no sooner do you take your seat than poppadoms, pickles, and complementary salad appear on your table.
When my wife and I were there recently, we chose the tandoori chicken balti special. The chicken was beautifully cooked in a light covering of delicious sauce. As usual,we had onion bhajis as a side dish, which were, as always, superb - crisply cooked, delightfully textured and substantial in size.
There are other things I love about the restaurant apart from the food. There always seems to be a happy, friendly atmosphere, partly created by the staff, who move around the tables talking to the customers. Also, the décor is not typically Indian (no flock wallpaper), nor is the music - it's a fusion of modern Indian techno and traditional folk.
Yes, in my opinion, the Balti King is Sheffield's little gem.
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