Since my short time here in Vancouver, I’ve slowly been picking away at the many restaurants lining either side of Denman Street. One that has stood out to me from day 1 has been Simba’s Grill – I don’t really know what “African Fusion” means, but I do know that I want to put it in my face.
I finally had the chance to put Simba’s African fusion into my face. And to get to the point, I think you should put it in your face too.
My lady and I ordered 2 entrees to share — the Kuku Choma, AKA grilled chicken tenders, and the Chicken Sura, AKA chicken bathing in a delicious creamy curry sauce.
Pictured above is the Kuku Choma. The chicken was wonderfully seasoned — a little spicy, a little salty, a lot good. It went really well with the tamarind sauce that was brought to our table with the order. There was also raw coconut and yogurt served alongside the tamarind, all of which could be dipped in any way you want.
The stand out dish was the Chicken Sura, which we ordered with deliciously fresh naan. The creamy curry, combined with the raw coconut, yogurt (because more creaminess = more goodness), and Simba’s special hot sauce was the match of the century.
My only regret related to my visit to Simba’s was that I didn’t order more food to try. I will most definitely be going back here. Food aside, it was pretty cool seeing head chef/owner Kurshid Khan bringing food to tables and checking up on his customers. He approached our table while I was violently shoving curry-soaked naan into my mouth, at which point he just said, “I’ll leave you guys alone.” A hint of well-earned cockiness.
Final word = go here.