I had a problem the other week – a girlfriend of mine wanted to go out for pizza… but I can’t eat wheat, so I had to find a pizza place that did other things as well (preferably that wasn’t Urban Kitchen… because I ALWAYS end up going there).
A colleague of mine recommended Swagat – which specialises in both pizza and curry! Perfect!
As it turned out, my friend didn’t go for the pizza and had some soup and samosas instead, so we both had things from the Indian menu. I had a chicken korma and rice.
The food was pretty good – and nicely priced too. At around 7 euros for a curry, you can’t really complain! The portion sizes were just right, too. The taste was ok… not as good as the kormas you find back home in England (I was hoping for a taste to remind me of home) but it was nicely done. I think I was hoping for something a lot more gloopy and sweet, which is of course not the way these things are supposed to be.
As it’s on Kaiserstrasse, it’s a great place to sit and do some good people watching. I recommend taking a seat outside, but beware of German smokers as it’s perfectly find to smoke outside at restaurant tables.
I’d really like to head back there again and try some more of their food. Aside from the buffet curry that we have on Fridays at work, I’ve not really had any curry here – certainly not any good quality curries. It’d be interesting to look into other curry places round the city as well.
You can find Swagat at the top side of Kaiserstrasse, a short walk from Willy-Brandt-Platz station.