Zayka, “Taste” in Hindi, is today amongst one of top downtown Southern Pines restaurants to indulge in traditional Indian cuisine in Southern Pines NC. Our celebrity chef - …..is known for his signature dishes and all our menu is designed with carefully curated in-house ingredients that sets us apart. The spices bring the fresh aroma that you would only experience in the authentic Indian delicacies.
When you want a vibrant, yet elegantly modern take on Indian cuisine, think of Zayka.
As an Indian restaurant in NC, we share a vision for the purest and traditional Indian cuisines that originate from the different regions of India while creating innovating with modern dishes and interpretations.
We are also recognized by many platforms in the city for our incredible work in the dining and food industry.
Amazing food. The complexity of spices are great. They ask which spice level you want. I like medium to medium hot. They have quite a variety of dishes. I was impressed with the quality. The server apologized because he thought it was taking a few minutes longer. I didn't mind because the chef is cooking to order with fresh ingredients. It's nice to know they take the trouble to do it right and not sling shot some slop from the microwave.
I can't wait to go back and try a different dish. (Thanks covid for taking away buffets where I could taste a little of different dishes.)
Nice service as well, very charming and hard working
This is a new Indian restaurant located in same place as old restaurant. Basically a hotel restaurant that seems to specialize in carry-out. The owners are different and thus the food tastes different. This restaurant tends to deliver the food orders faster than Hennings Taste of India. Food quality is slightly better with more options for level of spice. Chicken biryani is better at other place. The naan is better here and also they prepare a dish called Chicken 65 that is superb. Butter chicken dish is prepared differently than at Hennings, both good, but this one has more of a tomato taste than the other. The meat is also halal as per the owner.