What You'll Get
The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's deal: for $7, you get $15 worth of Pakistani and Indian cuisine and drinks at Mogul Divaan in Pleasant Hill.
Family-owned Mogul Divaan offers an authentic dining experience, blending traditional Pakistani music and décor with a reasonably priced menu brimming with flavourful curries and kebabs. Begin the mouthcapades with an order of flaky samosas ($1.30 for veggie, $1.90 for beef), before sinking eyeteeth into the Lahori channay, a chickpea curry marinating in classic Lahori seasonings ($4.99). Mogul Divaan's traditional clay oven plays host to the tandoori chicken tikka ($8.50), and the boneless lamb biryani mixes lamb with boiled rice in a stew of spices ($8.50). Lunch ($12.99) and dinner ($13.99) buffets offer the ideal options for diners who want a sampling of tastes or equate personal worth with the number of plates used. Celebrate a culinary culmination with one of Mogul Divaan's traditional desserts, including gaajar halwa (a carrot pudding accented with dried milk) or a sweet lassi, available in mango and strawberry.
Designed to approximate the imperial cuisine of the Mogul Empire of India, Mogul Divaan treats diners to a royal feast swathed in the gastronomical getup of an eighteenth-century emperor's court. And though its fare is regal, the dining atmosphere is refreshingly casual, free of overbearing jesters, elephant scrimmages, and compulsory scepter worship. Mogul Divaan is open until 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Ninety-six per cent of Urbanspooners like Mogul Divaan:
- Each dish was fresh and the highest quality. The Naan was done perfectly and not oily. They had these chicken wings that were unreal! All the curry dishes had perfect flavour and spice. The Butter Chicken was the best I've ever had. – Flavour Country
- Check this place out, you won't regret it. Best Pakistani/Indian buffet in the city by a country mile. – jimmyschmidt
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Mogul Divaan
Traditional Pakistani music slaloms through the air in Mogul Divaan's dining room, wafting alongside the spicy aromas that emanate from Pakistani and Indian dishes. In the kitchen, a clay oven brings naan to fluffy fruition and sizzles up specialty dishes such as fiery chicken tikka. Chutneys accompany a selection of samosas, which pocket veggies or meats within a triangular shell. Guests can build custom meals or start a restaurant-wide food fight at an 18-item lunch buffet Tuesday–Friday, or fill their plates with fare from the expanded selection of 21 items at the dinner buffet.