The opening of the newest restaurant, Spice Kraft Indian Bistro, was celebrated in Del Ray on January 20, with a ribbon-cutting and formal opening. The new restaurant features Indian cuisine, catering, and takeout. It is located in the former Bombay Curry Company space at 2607 Mount Vernon Avenue.
According to the Alexandria Gazette, “This is a place we have loved for a very long time,” said Del Ray Business Association President Sue Kovalsky, nodding to Bombay Curry Company owner Balraj Bhasin, who retired in 2019 after 23 years in Del Ray, and was selective in choosing the new restaurant to fill the space. “We couldn’t ask for a better businessman, community leader, and friend who waited to find the perfect fit for this neighborhood.”
As per Alexandria Gazette, “Spice Kraft owner Anthony Shankar managed Taaza, a popular Indian restaurant in Roanoke, for seven years before relocating to Alexandria to open Spice Kraft. He brought along former Taaza chef Premnath Durairaj, who has worked with Shankar for more than two decades.”