New Indian eatery opens in Kent

Apna Dhaba Indian restaurant opened its doors this past week at 415 Central Ave., the site of the old Clay Oven.

The new managers and chef at Apna Dhaba restaurant

The new managers and chef at Apna Dhaba restaurant

Apna Dhaba Indian restaurant opened its doors this past week at 415 Central Ave., the site of the old Clay Oven.

The new restaurant takes its name from the Indian words “Our Place.” According to new manager John Gonsalves, in India a “dhaba” is a small restaurant that functions like a truck stop.

With new management, new owners and a new menu, the restaurant promises authentic Indian cuisine.

According to the owners, the new menu features food from all over India, whereas the former restaurant focused primarily on the Northern Indian cuisine. Chef Floriano Fernandes has more than 36 years experience cooking all around the world and recommends the chicken badam pasanda.

Special requests are also available, as is space for parties or other functions.

The new restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 10 p.m. for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.

For more information, call 253-854-4091.

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