Owner Dave Virk and his family have been cooking their regional Northern Indian dishes for Lacey loyalists for over 16 years. Hidden away in a tiny strip-mall on the outer limits of Lacey, don’t let the small footprint fool you. While Curry Corner is currently only open for take-out, their shop is also highlighted by the wide range of Indian specialty ingredients and spices in the small market that shares its space.
Their signature dish may be the beloved Butter Chicken, but additionally popular dishes include the Chicken Tikka Masala, Chana Masala, Malai Kofta, Lamb Curry, Chicken Jalfrezi, and their samosas, Paneer Naan, and Gulab Jamun. They have an expansive menu that belies their small location with options for almost every dietary preference, whether it’s vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free.
Watch for this hidden gem to potentially open for sit-down service in 2023. “Our customers love our food as it is, but they loved it even more when it came fresh to their table, and we have enjoyed seeing their faces light up when they would order our piping hot fluffy naan, or when the tandoori specialties would come out of the kitchen sizzling, catching everyone’s attention,” recalls David. “When Covid caused a shutdown for restaurants everywhere, many small businesses didn’t survive. We were lucky to be one of the few that received and have continued to receive amazing support from our customer base. But Covid also changed many people’s perspective when it comes to work, and we have had a very difficult time finding the staff to enable a dining experience once again. We do hope that we can provide that for our customers again, maybe in the new year.”
Regardless of whether it’s take-out or dine-in, this location should definitely be on your radar.