For those of us who love Indian cuisine, “There’s good news tonight” … there’s good news for Edmonds.
We now have a spanking new Indian restaurant in the old Skippers building. The name of the eatery is Vatika which, in the Indian language, means “Little Garden” if you’ll pardon the rough translation. The owner, Mukesh Kakar (just call him Mike), made a beautiful restaurant out of the location and opened for business in December 2010.
If you like Indian cuisine you’ll be overjoyed with his buffet lunch (you can also order from the menu) or one of his lovely dinners. He’s open there 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There are a number of booths if you prefer that feeling of privacy. There are also open tables for parties large and small. Among the many menu selections are several vegetarian choices.
Mike came from India in 1993, where he had been a cook for some years. Unable to land a cooking job right away he started washing dishes at an Indian restaurant in Seattle but eventually graduated to his normal profession … cooking.
In 1998 he became owner of an Indian restaurant in downtown Seattle and remained there in a successful operation until he sold it in 2002. Shortly after, he opened another restaurant in Kirkland but when his lease ran out, and being anxious to move to Edmonds, he left that prospering site and began to remodel the old Skippers building.
Since he’s opened the restaurant has been able to established his operation favorably with many delighted Edmonds families. Married with three children, Mike, who currently lives in Bothell, will, as soon as possible, be moving to Edmonds where he has dreamed of living for some time.
For more information visit www.vatikaedmonds.com
Copy provided by Edmonds Beacon Newspaper.
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Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.