If you are looking for a beautiful place to dine and enjoy authentic, delicious Indian cuisine, Sajna Restaurant and Banquet Hall offers divine cuisine, stellar service and beautiful ambiance for your next date night or special occasion. Sajna is a conjunction of both a dine-in restaurant providing high quality service and a banquet hall which offers a space for your next special occasion. Whether you are hosting a private party function, a wedding reception or a birthday – Sajna is the place to be if you want your guests to have an experience fit for royalty.
The building itself was fairly large and upon our entrance, the lobby introduced beautiful wooden doors that were grand in appearance, and led into a dining space that was orchestrated perfectly. From the dark, detailed furniture to the hardwood flooring, Sajna offered high-end ambiance, yet comfortable settings. I loved the chandelier lighting in the room which made me feel like I was entering an upscale atmosphere.
My partner and I were led to a table and handed the menu, which was also beautifully articulated and crafted. The waitress that was serving us made some recommendations which I feel is very important when coming to any dining experience. She was extremely courteous, and attended to our every needs.
We started off with some appetizers – which came on decently sized sizzling plates and oozed with so many rich aromas that my mouth already began to water as the waitress set it on our table. We had the pleasure of tasting Chicken Masala Tikka and Seekh Kebob. The portions were actually much larger compared to other restaurants that I have been to (and no complaints about that!).
I feel that whenever I go to a fine dining experience, the restaurant has a tendency to focus too much on presentation and not so much on satisfying the customer’s stomaches. Sajna, on the other hand, successfully does both! The Chicken Masala Tikka was my favourite of the appetizers – the chicken itself was so tender that it almost felt like eating butter. In addition, the flavors of the chicken were so enriched with all the herbs and spices incorporated into it, which was delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the purple cabbage and onions which was slightly cooked by the heat of the chicken and the sizzling plate.
Similarly, the Seekh Kebob was a delicacy. The kebob compared to the chicken was on the drier side, but it didn’t defeat the dish at all! I thought it was the perfect texture for the kebob given, and it reminded me of having fried minced pork, but in more of a sausage form!
Another appetizer came out as well, which was the fried fish. This appetizer also came with a variety of sauces that offered different tastes, depending on what the customer wanted to taste for the evening.
This fried fish was extremely delicious – it had the perfect crispiness and offered lovely flakiness from the white fish that was deep fried. I think there was a lack of presentation with this particular dish however, especially compared to the other appetizers that we had just received.
The fried fish also came with a variety of four different sauces, offering different tastes depending on what the customer preferred. Once again, they were all very delicious, however the presentation needed improvement. Firstly, the white sauce was actually slightly mixed with the chilli upon arriving at the table, which was questionable. As well, the green sauce was served as if they have run out of it in the kitchen, similar to the picture taken above. There could have been a better way to present the sauces with the fish, however all in all, the appetizers were delicious.
We were also served Garlic Butter Naan, which emphasized freshness and warmth. The garlic butter was very aromatic and helped with salivating my mouth for eating. What was interesting was being served a platter of fresh vegetables which had raw, chopped onions, carrots, cucumbers and tomato. It was great to pair with the curries that were served to our table as well.
For the main course, we were served Butter Chicken and Lamb Curry which was also paired with a plate of Basmati Rice that was fresh. Each of the curries were garnished with coriander and offered beautiful tastes of Indian spices. I honestly had no complaints with the main dishes, the curries were curated exactly how I liked it. My partner also had no complaints about the curries and enjoyed it quite a bit.
Overall, I was very pleased with Sajna and their offerings. Sajna has only been open in Mississauga for a couple of weeks, and show great promise as a restaurant, as well as a banquet hall. While my partner and I were dining in the main restaurant area, they also had a grand opening party which we had a peek into, and it looked like a lovely space for private functions and/or special occasions. I would suggest having a visit to this restaurant if you’re looking for an upscale dining experience, exceptional service and authentic Indian cuisine.
For more information on Sajna Restaurant and Banquet Hall, have a look at their website: https://www.sajna.ca/
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