The owner, Rima Madan, and manager, Paul Singh, are proud to tell you that the Mezbaan Indian Cuisine restaurant has been serving Pasadena residents for over 20 years from the same location at 80 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena CA 91103.
The lunch buffet at the Mezbaan offers a delightful spread that includes: salad, vegetable samosas, vegetable pakora, basmati rice, chicken curry, chicken tandoori, baingan bharta, dal tarka, saag paneer and bhindi masala, with kheer (a sweet rice pudding) for dessert. The all-you-can-eat buffet is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM for only $8.99.
The full menu offers a wide range of dishes, starting with these 10 tasty appetizers: cheese pakora, chicken wings, keema samosas, chicken pakora, shrimp pakora, vegetable samosas, vegetable pakora, onion bhaji, assorted appetizer tray or assorted vegetable tray ($6.45 to $9.45). Their delicious tandoor specialties include; chicken, lamb, prawns or fish cooked in a tandoor oven ($11.95 to $19.95); they also serve a plethora of seafood curries ($14.95 to $16.95); no less than 16 vegetable curries ($8.95 to $10.95); 8 chicken curries ($10.95 to $13.95); 5 lamb curries ($14.95) and seven varieties of rice ($.50 to $12.95).
Their menu includes many specialties dishes, like the lamb and chicken tikka masala; chicken, lamb, shrimp and lobster karahi; lamb pasanda, bagaray baingan and royal chili masala, and serve combination dinners with plain naan, basmati rice and soup or salad ($16.95 to $20.95). They serve 10 different flavors of tandoori breads; plain, garlic, keema, onion, sesame, cheese and Kashmiri naan, along with roti (wheat flour bread with sesame seeds) and 2 flavors of paratha, which is a whole-wheat flatbread ($3.45 to $5.45).
Indian food is a veritable feast for vegetarians, as many of the dishes are prepared without meat, yet provide a complete protein packed meal, like their vegetarian combo, which offers a selection of fresh vegetables, aloo gobi (potatoes and cauliflower cooked with ginger) or palak paneer (homemade cheese with spinach in a curry sauce),baingan bharta (freshly baked eggplant skinned and cooked with onions, tomatoes and curry sauce), and dal (lentils cooked in garlic with Indian spices) for only $16.95.
The Mezbaan Indian Cuisine restaurant is located at 80 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103, their telephone number is 626-405-9060, and you can go to their website for more information.
They are open Monday through Friday from 11am -2:30pm for lunch and 5pm -10pm for dinner; Saturdays open from 5pm-10pm and offer a Sunday Champagne brunch from 12 noon to 3pm for $10.95. Additionally on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm to 10pm they have live music and belly dancers.