Saskatchewan

Da Pizza "n" Curry Express leading Regina's fusion food scene

Indian inspired pizza popular with fusion fanatics at Da Pizza "N" Curry Express.

Butter chicken pizza, enough said

Da Pizza "n" Curry Express owner Komal Saini showing off his most popular item, butter chicken pizza. (Nichole Huck CBC )

You can't please everyone, but Da Pizza "n" Curry Express in Regina sure does try. The restaurant offers a full Indian and Indo-Chino menu, but the most popular items are the Indian-inspired pizzas such as Tandoori and Punjabi. 

Komal Saini owns the restaurant. He immigrated to Canada in 2004 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was unable to find a job in his field, so he took a position as a salesperson with Future Shop in Abbotsford, B.C. 

He worked there for a decade until Future Shop went out of business. 

In 2013 he was looking for a new opportunity when a friend in Regina who owns Da India Curry House suggested Saini move to Regina and start a business with him.

The pair opened Da India Vegetarian restaurant and soon after expanded to create Da Pizza "n" Curry Express.

Darshun Shah is a regular customer who says the Indian-inspired pizzas are a hit with his co-workers. (Nichole Huck CBC )

Darshan Shah is a regular customer. He is originally from India, but now works in Regina at the CIBC call centre downtown. He said the Indian style pizzas are a huge hit with his co-workers. 

"We order the pizza every other week and so many people enjoy it. It's a fusion food but it's good."

Da Pizza "n" Curry Express is located at 221 Victoria Ave. in Regina. 

This story is part of a series on the Morning Edition inspired by Regina Restaurant Week. 

Tune into 102.5FM in Saskatchewan weekdays from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m. CST to hear profiles of different restaurants in the Queen City. 

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