naan - indian bistro: a journey of flavors from
india to south jersey, with love
indian cuisine is a plate of color and a feast of flavors. years of culinary intermingling has given birth to new flavors and techniques, resulting in unique interpretations of traditional dishes that are becoming increasingly popular. and at naan – indian bistro at moorestown mall, this is exactly what you will find – bold flavors, modern culinary interpretations, and warm indian hospitality when you visit.
after noticing the growing popularity of modern indian cuisine among the residents of new jersey and the resounding success of veda – modern indian bistro in neighboring philadelphia, the owners decided to bring the taste and nuance of the heritage of an age-old india with a modern twist to the people of south jersey in the form of the newly launched naan – indian bistro. a loving brainchild of seasoned restaurateurs who come with an extensive background in indian cuisine, culinary styles, and 5 decades of fine dining experience between them, naan opened up its doors to the residents of south jersey and became an instant hit with the locals.
the cuisine on offer is traditional indian recipes with a modern interpretation in a fine dining byob setting. naan prides in being one of the only indian restaurants in the neighborhood to offer sit-down dining and off-beat indian dishes. the menu offers a wide range of dishes and caters to meal and dietary preferences of all types, ranging from vegan to non-vegetarian. naan can seat 76 people indoors and provides alfresco dining for 48 people in favorable weather conditions. the location is customer-friendly as it is situated near route 38 at moorestown mall, between the big “m” sign at the main mall entrance and planet fitness.
the star-studded culinary lineup
one of the distinctive offerings at naan is the chef’s tasting thali. served on crescent moon shaped vessels imported from india to give an authentic feel, the thali is a sampler for expert and novice diners alike. it serves a variety of dishes, and can be customized with the choice of protein, and can be made vegan, vegetarian, or non-vegetarian according to the preference of the diner. the thali offers fairly-sized portions, and is served during lunch between 11:30am to 02:30pm, mondays through fridays.
the interior of the place incorporates the rich hues of blue and gold to showcase the royal heritage of india. naan is a byob fine dining indian restaurant, and the menu offers a variety of culinary options across soups & salads, entrees, small plates, grilled items, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages.
the tandoori chicken, a well known indian delicacy, is prepared by marinating the chicken in a blend of traditional herbs and spices and then is roasted in a hot tandoor (a traditional clay oven), making it as one of the must-try dish on the menu.
the vastness of the menu describes how it services dietary needs with offerings like spicy corn soup and caesar salad. it also serves flavorful indian hors d’oeuvres such as vegetable samosas and chicken murmuri rolls, along with the barbecue section with well known indian dishes like chicken malai kebab and tandoori paneer.
the entrees explore vegan dishes like tofu green peas curry and wild mushroom korma, while the signature dishes include the velvety-rich konkan fish curry and the indulgent goat gymkhana. withstanding its name, a wide variety of naan is also available to enhance the taste of your favorite entrees.
the dessert section offers the royal classic saffron kheer, along with the modern fusion of gulab jamun and ice cream. the tea section includes the classical indian traditional tea like assam melody and the house-made masala chai whereas the beverages include the tangy lemonade and also the sweet mango lassi – all prepared in-house from scratch.
the illustrious origins
india is a medley of traditions and cultures, and such is the origin of naan. originating from persia and iran where it was made as a leavened flat bread cooked on hot pebbles, the naan today used as the favorite bread with multiple dishes in many parts of the world. indian emperors were renowned for their heart-warming hospitality, and at naan, you will feel no less than a royal with the exceptional service.
at naan, the main aim along with a fine dining experience is focusing on the memorable time you spend with your loved ones. the staff at naan is friendly, cordial, and will give you an insight to the menu which will help you choose the delicacies and experience our enriching hospitality. the crafting of the menu was done keeping in mind the choices people live by and the dishes and options can be made vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian and non-vegetarian as per request.
as the restaurant offers a huge dining hall to seat ample guests, it can also be your next destination to host an event of any kind and let your family, friends, and colleagues explore the deep-rooted indian hospitality, along with the enticing and rich flavors. naan also offers the option to buy both physical and e-gift cards, which serves as a perfect gift of essence, taste and fine indian cuisine.
walk-ins are warmly welcomed at naan – indian bistro, however, if you’d like to book your table ahead of time, you can do so by visiting the website: www.naannj.com, or simply call the restaurant reception desk on any of the following numbers: (856) 372-2967 or at (856) 638-5378. online ordering via toast takeout can also be made through the website, or you can visit grubhub, ubereats, doordash, and delivery.com websites or apps to order your favorite indian meal at your doorstep. lunch timings are 11:30am to 02:30pm from mondays to fridays, while dinner is offered between 04:30pm to 09:00pm from mondays to sundays. weekend brunches are offered between 11:30am to 02:30pm on saturdays and sundays.