Chef Zakir “Jay” is a native of West Bangal, India. He grew up in Hoquiam, Washington and has been preparing India food for as long as he can remember. Jay has worked his way from humble beginnings in India. After graduating from High School he worked as wait staff, prep cook and eventually became a souse chef working in Indian restaurants from Alaska to California. In 2010 Jay was asked to help open the first Indian restaurant on Maui and jumped at the opportunity. Since then Jay’s hard work has paid off when he recently had the opportunity to own and operate India Express. Jay is thankful and excited to share his success with the community that has so graciously supported him. India Express offers a casual dining experience, high quality ingredients served with warm hospitality.
Jay uses only fresh, local ingredients with the exception of the unique spices that are only found in India. India Express focuses on the favorites: masala, koorma, vindaloo, saag and kabobs. Eating healthy has never been so tasty! Chose your favorite, make it vegetarian or add fresh fish, chicken or lamb. While the spices make it so good India Express will ask and prepare it to your taste mild, medium or hot. Generous portions of Tandoor (clay oven) baked naan breads are made fresh daily and can be ordered plain, garlic, onion or cheese. Tawa Chappati (unleavened whole wheat naan bread.) Top it of with a Mango, Pineapple or Salt or Sweet Lassi.
is only $6.95 for Soup of the Day (Dal or Mullgatawny) and a generous order of scrumptious Naan Bread. Call ahead and it will be ready when you arrive. Get a Lunch Express punch card and order five lunches and the sixth one is FREE!
India Express is located on the Plaza level of The Wharf Cinema Center next to the tropical koi pond and open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free local delivery! Phone: 661-1207