Moose Jaw-educated brothers open second restaurant with ‘chic’ atmosphere


Manjinder Singh and his brother, Gagandeep Ghuman, opened Golden Lux at 620 Main Street North in late March after spending nearly two years designing the interior and planning menu items.

Nearly 18 months after opening their first restaurant, two Moose Jaw-educated brothers have launched a second restaurant that they hope will provide residents with a “chic” and “luxurious” dining experience.

Manjinder Singh and his brother, Gagandeep Ghuman, opened Golden Lux at 620 Main Street North in late March after spending nearly two years designing the interior and planning menu items.

This is the third business the Saskatchewan Polytechnic-educated siblings are opening here. Ghuman opened the Big Wings restaurant in September 2020 while Singh started a construction business around the same time. Now they’re teaming up to bring Moose Javians a more upscale dining experience.

They say they are confident that this second restaurant can succeed based on the performance of the first.

The brothers posted their menu – a full menu will be available soon – and discussed some of the meals.

Golden Lux offers a Golden Burger for $30.99 with edible 24-karat gold foil wrapper. It also offers an eight-ounce “luxury” and “premium” Snow Beef New York Steak for $94.99 and a six-ounce Snow Beef Sirloin Steak for $54.99.

Ghuman noted that the snow beef is top quality since the cows are fed differently, the cuts are perfect every time and the meat is juicier than usual.

“It’s like what you would see in Calgary, but they would sell it for $150,” he said. “We want Moose Jaw to experience the same serving size as high quality food.”

There are only two or three high-end restaurants in The Friendly City, so Golden Lux wants to give residents another choice, said Singh, the driving force behind the project. For example, the new restaurant sells snow beef, the best quality meat in Saskatchewan.

“We wanted people to taste this,” he remarked, adding that the company also offers other tasty options such as tacos, poutine, rice bowls, salads, seafood sea, burgers and steaks.

It took them almost two years to develop the recipes and test them to make sure everything was perfect, noted Ghuman.

“That’s why we delayed (opening) everything (until)… we were happy, like, ‘This is the taste Moose Jaw will love,'” he said. “Nobody else serves that kind of taste (here).”

Singh graduated from Saskatchewan. Polytech in 2016 with an engineering degree and worked a few years in his field. However, he was more interested in design and wanted to put his ideas into practice.

He probably wouldn’t have been so interested in running a food-related business if it weren’t for his interest in food-focused TV shows. He noted that he likes Japanese wagyu beef, which is similar to Canadian snow beef, because it has a “really nice texture.”

Singh and Ghuman decided to open Big Wings since their friend owned the franchise, which pushed Singh deeper into the world of restaurants and food.

“The basic idea was like, ‘Why (can) all the big franchises … get all the attention and everything? Why not love Moose Jaw? Like, two local brothers can set a standard, like we can too,” Ghuman said.

Singh used his engineering and design skills to create everything inside the hall. It now looks like something out of an upscale LA restaurant and bar, while all of the wood features are hand-carved and give the place a rustic feel.

The brothers received lots of positive feedback from Big Wings customers about the food, but they also learned that looks were just as important, Ghuman said. They have worked hard to ensure customers say “WOW” when they enter Golden Lux.

Neither brother has lived long in Moose Jaw — Singh arrived in 2014 and Ghuman arrived in 2018 — but both are eager to continue impressing the community. That’s why, Ghuman said, they chose to open in Moose Jaw instead of a bigger city, because they wanted to help the community grow and prosper.

“…That’s why we’re working to give Moose Jaw more of the good stuff to taste,” he remarked.

Ghuman noted that even though they’re young — he’s 22 and Singh is 24 — they’re not letting industry challenges stop them. Instead, their goal is to prove the critics wrong and use the criticism as motivation to succeed while pursuing a “chic upscale restaurant.”

Visit the Golden Lux Facebook page for more details.


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