REVIEW OF TASTY INDIAN BISTRO – THE VANCOUVER SUN
“Bollywood glam meets Western modern” are the words chosen to describe Tasty Indian Bistro in a recent review by The Vancouver Sun. That’s the concept we used to design this family-owned restaurant in North Delta who was looking for a fresh look. A culturally inspired fusion of eastern details woven with modern western elements create the perfect balance between East and West.
Perhaps the exterior branding of the Tasty Indian Bistro is the first clue there is something unique in store. In an area of North Delta dominated by strip malls and fast-food outlets, its signage is fresh and modern and the potted shrubs dotted along the front of the patio offer some botanical relief in a sea of concrete.
Though dubbed by some as the South Asian version of Cactus Club, the nickname doesn’t do justice to the Tasty experience. The hostess may open the door for you, but once past the threshold, it’s clear this is a decidedly different scene. Think Bollywood glam meets Western modern — for both the decor aesthetic and musical soundtrack.
The look and ambience of the space is an homage to the late Avtar Saini, the father of Inder Saini, who owns the restaurant with his brother-in-law Manjit Basutta. Avtar ran the restaurant in a different location for years and planned the move to the present one but he died suddenly. His family fulfilled his vision, says Saini.
Saini says they wanted to create the whole package of great food and ambience. The design, which he says came to him in a dream, was created with the help of SSDG Interiors. It’s warm and engaging with points of visual interest on all the walls. The stone panels imported from Jaipur were to evoke “a sense of India here.”
The Vancouver Sun
Published August 18, 2016