The atmospheric backyard feels like it’s in the middle of the jungle, outfitted with strings of vibrant lights, colorful tables and chirpy hanging umbrellas.
Shaded under a Neem tree and Mired in fairy lights at night with a surreal luminescence, the design aesthetics of the restaurant are on point which is also the perfect way to spend your sun drenched days.
A simple sectioned indoor area leads to a rather delightfully adorned open area done up in popping colours, hanging umbrellas and a conspicuous scooter in one corner. Sundry music flows through the entire restaurant, from its terrace to its indoor seating area, and of course, the ubiquitous courtyard.
The staff is certainly well informed but not very efficient. Service could be upped a notch to ensure a smoother dining experience which promises some seriously good food.
The menu is unconventionally Indian with traces of fusion in places but grounded in the traditional palate.
• Ganna chicken, comprises of a melt-in-the-mouth chicken seekh skewered on a sugarcane stick, smokey and tender.
• Som Tum Salad is a happy celebration of raw papaya, peanuts & chilly drenched in a jaggery lime dressing. Delicious
• Watermelon & Feta salad is especially fresh with clean flavours and a hit of jerk dressing.
The usual suspects like the Palak patte ki chaat, Asparagus Corn Fritters and Mexican veg Spring Rolls come in their standard make ups, well executed with the right balance of flavours and textures. A happy affair for the herbivores.
Banana Chicken and Twice Cooked Hoison lamb weren’t as complex as they sound. The former consisted of fried chicken discs tossed in sweet chilli dressing and the latter was a decent interpretation of a standard tossed Hoison dish with crispy fried lamb.
Monsoon Murg kebab is a chicken tikka variant made in coconut milk, which is essential to any menu. Soft and delicious.
The main course comprises of toothsome desi favourites of lavish Creamy Dal Makhni, Rich butter chicken and Palak Paneer that is polished off in minutes with butter rotis.
That’s just the sublime food which shouldn’t overshadow the beautiful cocktail menu which is careful delicious balance of taste and the reason to slurp and slip into an ecstatic trance.
A gentle brush of soft drizzle makes it the perfect outdoor spot in the capital or the perfect place for the sun seeking hordes. Come winter, this courtyard is easily the best place to enjoy Delhi in all its glory and decadence of flavours that is manifested in the bold menu and quality.
Cost/ person : Rs 1500
Will I visit again? Yes.
A discrete staircase leads upto a warm welcome when you venture in and walk towards the majestic single floored restro bar with sky high ceiling, smokey red bedecked quirked walls, velvety flashy couches and several divided sections to slide into. The bar is centrally located in this cheerful mayhem, well stocked and ready to take down an army with its gleaming liquor collection.
The rooftop is sectioned into neat corners, giving atop view of the busting humdrum of our beloved delhi!
I chose to sit in this laid back space, with the gushing breeze and an ideal cricket match being screened across. Music was mellow and I loved how I could choose to either be amidst maddening music or a calm open rooftop sanctuary.
Predictable and familiar in many respects, maybe jaded too, Teddy Boy is all about good grub and a good time, so don’t be disappointed just as yet!
The menu is innovative, modern cuisine sprinkled with hues of traditional indigenous flavours from the heart of the country. It was a task to narrow down my order.
The food is pervasively chilly centric and immersed in big bold flavours. The chefs have a clear bias for sharp,individual flavours, oh and chilly of course.
We start off with some conventions.
•Mutton Galouti seekh with Paranthas
The mutton is gentle & beguiling redolent in Mughlai spices, melt in the mouth spectacular served with sweet spiced mini paranthas, happily polished within seconds with the mint chutney & onions.
•Sharma Chinese Egg Rolls
Street style with a crackling eggy crunchy coating with scorching spicy tender chicken stuffing, this was a standard chicken spring roll. Simple spicy and scrumptious.
Nachos topped with creamy mayo chicken. Familiar likeable flavours but not the most exciting dish!
•Kasundi Chicken Skewers
Tender chicken skewers strongly spiced with mustard and served with an equally powerful tangy mustard mayonnaise sauce. Delicious.
• Paanch Phoran Tandoori machhi
Delightful flavours on a rather tough piece of fish, I loved the freshness of the marinade but it was the mishti doi raita sauce that made my heart skip a beat. Such a wonderful play of ingredients and gorgeous pairing.
• Juicy Lucy mutton momos
Much anticipated because I am addicted to dumplings, these were reasonably spiced but I wish they were more juicy and tender.
Accompanying sauces could have been livened up too!
Here on, I plunge into the mains which redefined indulgence.
• Spicy Beef kulcha taco
Crimson with chillies and curry, resting inside pillowy kulcha, was the regal spicy rich beef stuffing that I could literally spend the rest of my life eating happily and greedily.
• Malai Chingri Curry
Packing a punch of flavours in a sublime medley of crimson beetroot rice and velvety prawn malai curry with genteel pieces of plump baby prawns, this dish was the hero of the evening with a culmination of big and mellow elements all imbibed in one bite.
•Ferrero Rocher golgappas are crunchy golgappas stuffed with nutty dark chocolate and finished off with white chocolate swirl pool. Chocolate and golgappas are two things that can make even the grumpiest diners drool, so imagine a fusion of the two! Yummy in my tummy.
An eclectic & equally inspired bar menu that will gratify all them boys and girls who love their booze. Quirky take on the usual bantas that are spiked with serious quantities of vodka and prepared in desi favourites like Bubbly Paan and Kashmir which I absolutely drooled over, also got drunk over!
LIIT was equally spiked with not your usual flavours and boozy in a real good way.
I would advocate this restaurant not for the location or any other reason but the honest food that is so so inspired and fabuloulsy executed that it seems only fair to impart it much gratitude and appreciation for innovation in a simplistic design.
A kaleidoscope of culinary explosions with scattered bits of Indian cuisine meshed in global flavours and excellent drinks, Teddy Boy is here to create ripples!
Cost/person: Rs 1200 (inc alcohol)
Will I visit again? Yes
Dim sums done so right~
Rating : 5/5
Not your standard desi “Chindian” restaurant next door!
Big Wong is an upscale take on contemporary Pan Asian-Jap cuisine with some excellent sushi concoctions that converted a sushi hater like me into someone who has fallen head over heels. A brilliant effort to serve exquisite food at rather reasonable price and excellent over all dining experience.
Ambience : Not too ambitious or fancy, Big Wong keeps it simple and humble. Done up in darker hues in a reasonable space in Epicuria Mall, the restaurant sits in panache with standard seating and closely laid out tables.
Service: The usp of the restaurant is good food, quick food. Naturally the service is fast and the servers are on call and efficient. Food arrived in surprisingly good time and piping hot!
Food: Lets talk the talk now! Utter redefinition of dim sums ! a very smart take on the menu which consisted of some superb pairings and concoctions which are hard to not love!
Starting off with a variety of veg dimsums, Spicy asparagus and vegetable dimsums Thai herbs stand out with magical popping flavours of lemongrass and basil dominating a rather innovative concoction of flavours. Don’t be deceived by the simplicity of these little crackers.
Gulping these down and making way into the chicken dim sums,
• Chicken Thai herbs is the mingling of soft and crunchy textures (from the nutty Thai herb sauce) and a gorgeous sticky sweet spicy herb sauce to lick the last morsels. . Instant gratification on consumption. Beautifully assembled and delicate on the palate with wonderful ingredients
• Chicken Sui mai is standard with bold favours and a bite best paired with spicy Schezuan sauce.
If you’re a seafood lover, Big Wong seafood dumplings take the cake. My personal favourite with gentle fillings and bold tickling sauces that make sure the party in your mouth is an everlasting one.
• Prawn curry dimsums are divine with soft meaty fillings and a creamy Thai coconut sauce with notes of basil and fresh coconut and chilly. Love at first bite. The sauce smells like it was conceived in the perfumed earthy roots of the coast.
• Prawn Hargao is much subtle and light on the palate with clean unadulterated flavours of the meat.
Ebi Tempura Roll Sushi with praw and mayonnaise was bloody fantastic with the right strike of flavor and just a tinge of sweetness. The pickled ginger served on the side elevated the dish even further
Steamed Fish in black bean sauce tasted alright. Could have been better on flavor and less on the salt.
Thai Chili chicken was cooked alright with a wonderfully balanced glazy sauce.
BW Special cheese wonton is just plain heaven. You got to eat it to believe it. A clever dish combining fried dough with orgasmic Philadelphia cheese filling. Food dreaming now! Stir fried chicken with greens, Served with scallions and beans in a light garlic soy sesame sauce makes for a delightful companion. Tasting fresh and very light this was one of my fave dishes.
Chicken Thai basil is made well with tender chicken slices, heavy basil notes and handful of minced garlic. Flavours spot on.
Caught up in this meat orgy, We avoid any apoplexy in the form of rice or noodles and order Exotic vegetables in Hoison sauce which dominates both our palate and our table. Considering a vegetarian nothing in front of hard core carnivores this gravy was immensely flavourful with deep dark sweet Hoison notes mixed into crunchy exotic vegetables. I licked it to the last drop. #word.
Verdict: The restaurant offers rather different Thai Chinese menu where the food is created for a flexible palate and flavors that appeal to children and adults alike. A clever take on serving contemporary Chinese and Thai with not so predictable elements.
The dishes are moderately spiced but hugely flavored that leaves behind a party on the mouth and you get up with a heavily satiated tummy and not such a light wallet as one would expect! Oh and they are awaiting their liquor license to flare things even more !
Cost/person : Rs 800
Will I visit again? Yes
…of serious beer and ridiculously good food!
In the wake of the beer craze in the country, a rather increasing fleet of microbreweries is springing up in the capital, quite clearly raising spirits and proving the perfect summer quaff.
Sprawled across four massive floors, Sutra offers a distinctive space of an elaborate rooftop as well as enclosed sections.
Typical microbrewery with large stainless steel vats conspicuous in all surrounding which is magically lit up with sundry bulbs and lights. Rustic yet charming interiors.
The exquisite beer blends certainly bring all the boys to the yard, well girls too!
Guzzle down the home brews of German wheat, Belgian Ale, Irish black and Bohemian Lager with a rather fun fusion menu. The Beer is exquisite and I finally found my heart leaping towards the jorum of Belgian ale and I happily settled down.
Drinks are obviously an important criterion when I pick a place but it’s the food that has my most eminent attention and there are some very interesting dishes to pluck from! The menu is vast which makes even the most cranky diner happy because he is sure to find something to please his platter.
The beverage sections is innovative, quirky and super fun. The inventiveness makes its way to the food menu as well.
Banta bottles yummy potions of traditional Indian flavours but with a quirky touch. Aam Rass and Jal jeera make for excellent choices. Fresh and big on tickling flavours.
Moving on I chugged some delicious cocktails where in the Circuit Breaker stood out with bold flavours of absolute karant, kaale Angoor and red bull.
Anyway the real awesomeness actually began once I sunk my teeth into real magnificent food that almost was stupendous because it’s rare to find a good brewery that serves even better grub.
•Exotic thin crust veg pizza was slightly charred clouded with fresh vegetables and made for the perfect light bite. I loved how it wasn’t unnecessarily gooey.
• Butter chicken taco rolls were just a splendid surprise to my palate. These guys know how to do a good butter chicken and that says a lot about the kitchen. Well done! Creamy, Rich and bomb flavours.
• Delhi 6 was the piece de resistance with stuffed bhel puri golgappas topped with aloo tikki and gloriously assembled in tangy chutneys, yogurt, crunchy sev and fresh coriander. Magnifique.
• Dahi ke kebab were well made with the right gooey texture on the inside and hints of cardamom and ginger.
• Mumbai Vada pav came in all pomp and glory looking plump and appetising. Decent flavours.
• Lemon garlic fish is just sublime. Delicate and creamy at the same time. Must try.
• Masala maggi was simple yet spoke volumes in the humble assembly and intact flavours.
• Juicy Lucy was a divine devil if I may say so. Perfectly grilled lamb patty with gooey cheese and eccentric flavour. I soldiered on and fought it to the last crumb really.
Ok, I am drooling now.
Moving on, the main course that had me floored. Excellent butter chicken and dal makhni, perfectly coupling taste with authenticity. These could easily give good competition to stand alone Indian restaurants.
Thai curry was again made beautifully with the right creamy consistency and crunchy vegetables.
Verdict is that Factory by Sutra isn’t just one of your run of the mill microbreweries because it is much more than a bacchanalian affair serving quintessentially delicious food and maintaining a quality of service along with a perched happy vibe.
Cost/ person : Rs 1200
Will I visit again? Absolutely!
Delivering near brilliant fine dining experience in the comfort of your home, Asian Haus is all things wonderful and decadent.
The menu is pretty elaborate and an absolute delight for an Asian food lover like myself. They offer a wide range of cuisine ranging from Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Japanese. There is a huge lot to choose from and i can’t wait to try every dish on there.
The order was delivered in good time and boy, the packaging deserves applause. Neat ergonomic boxes and packing which were a feast on the eyes even before I got to the main meal. The food is packed with disposable cutlery, chopsticks and wet tissues to make sure the meal is comfortable and enjoyed at best, even if it is delivered at your doorstep. Special attention is paid to make sure the food isn’t tampered and spilled, attention duly noted and appreciated.
• Spicy rice cakes are a vegetarian delight. A south East Asian speciality finely cubed daikon rice cakes stir fried in a aromatic chilly paste, chives and bean sprouts. Sofy, crunchy and has a beautiful flavour texture balance.
• Green Thai curry with sticky rice is creamy and popping with lemongrass basil flavour. Recommended.
• Duck dim-sums were marvellous. Sweet and spicy filling in thinly rolled sheets. Divine!
• shiitake stir fry was lovely in a spicy sauce which went perfectly with the rice. Spot on flavours and lovely texture on the mushrooms.
Verdict: if you like Asian food and wish to experience fine dining in the comfort of your home, Asian Haus is the place to call. Delicious, hygienic and food worth every penny. They also deliver till 4:00 am now which is an excellent news for a asian food junkie like myself. Give them a call, you won’t be disappointed!
Cost/ person : Rs 600
Will I order again? Yes.
Shraman is about feasts as well as antiquity . The cuisine is essentially rich and hearty, mixing influences from all over the country, imbedded in a culminated Indian menu, preserving distinctive culinary traditions along with its own language of consistent decadence and technique.
Ambience isn’t the most under impressionist. The interiors are grand in an archaic fashion, could feel a bit overwhelming with bold murals and wall inscriptions. The use of earthy colours manages to tone down the vibe. The sitting is the complete opposite of contemporary, however very reminiscent of the cuisine they serve.
Service is top notch. Servers are attentive, efficient and very well aware of the menu. Food arrives in good time. No complaints there.
Drinks: The mixologist knows his potions here. The beverage menu is reasonably designed and very well executed. The mock tails are again drilled in typical Indian essence yet manage to satiate modern thirst aka use of spices and desi condiments in the drinks is remarkable and they all taste refreshing and almost of a sense of nostalgia.
Kerri Panna, Shikanji, Khas Aur paan ka sherbet, Jaljeera were among the most refreshing quenchers which came quite handy because they cut out the heat I just walked out from. Tangy, spiced and subtle drinks.
Kha Rock was another of the likes made with cumin, ginger and rock salt. My personal favourite.
All the drama boils down to food and if the food is good, all is well.
The food was cooked with love and quality ingredients that reflected in the final dishes. I am a hard core non vegetarian yet my taste buds were plenty amused by the rich cooking and flavour composition of individual dishes.
• Matar ki gutki kachori is basically a pea stuffed fried bread. Very well spiced and simply presented.
• Paan patta chaat was a tangy sweet and spicy chaat assembly made of deep fried paan patta crisps ladled with sweet tamarind chutney and sweetened curd finished off with chaat masala. Lovely amalgamation of textures and flavours. Highly recommended.
• Subz dahi Wali tikki was deep fried veg tikki with a soft yogurt center. Tasted average.
• Paneer Hajarwi was a well marinated and cooked paneer tikka with the perfect soft texture.
• Tandoori Bharwan aloo were again made well with paneer and nutty filling and nicely cooked potato skin on the outside. Quite a bite!
• Dahi ke shollay which are Dahi ke kebab continue to be my vegetarian fetish and these did not disappoint. Gooey and delicately spiced inside the crispy coating. Yes, my mouth is watering at the moment.
• Dal Batti Choorma looked like a brave dish because the Batti was soaking in generous amount f ghee. Very very well made dal and one bite is enough to cause a micro Foodgasm.
• Bedmipoori and aloo ki Sabzi was a
humble simple dish that delivered tremendously in terms of taste.
• Dal Makhni which is expected to be only glorious at a vegetarian Indian restaurant was anything but that! I could taste hours of careful simmering and cooking. Delicious.
The real Heros of the afternoon were the Thalis we ordered.
• North Indian Thali- Dal makhni, creamy rich paneer, mixed vegetables, lovely cooked jeera aloo, jeera rice and raita served with butter naan.
• Marwari Thali- Light yellow dal, creamy tomato paneer, deliciously crunchy karari bhindi, gatte ki sabzi and bikaneri parantha, thepla.
Both the Thalis looked majestic and hearty with their generous varieties and portions. Sure to woo any foodie, I was naturally love struck.
Polished off this animalistic food binging monstrosity with a sweet note of ghewar malai mishri that added some more extra calories but that deep drenching flavour- totally worth it.
Verdict: if you’re a vegetarian, just blindly walk into this cult restaurant.
If you re not a vegetarian, take a break from killing all those animals and try some clean desi food because it is just so darn good! Full marks on variety, authenticity and execution.
Cost/ person : Rs 700
Will I visit again? Yes.
Niche’ is a breath of not so much of a fresh as much of a modernistic air with its intricate menu and design.
Typical luxury dining in a sophisticated whiff, Niche’ is a fitting compliment to the excellent fusion food.
Ambience: A humungous space that drips of new world charm and grandeur. Best interiors, bold impressions, divided between several sections and a beautiful outdoor area.
It was a delight to feast my eyes on the fast fleeing central delhi humdrum from the terrace while I tasted the signature dishes off the menu. The dim lighting adds to the tastefully done of luxurious abode.
Service: I was greeted warmly by the manager who paid full attention to detail and service. The staff was polite, well acquainted with the menu and efficient. However when the crowds started to pour in, they seemed a bit off their game and it took me a while to get their attention. Little work there?
Food is a Splendid celebration in Niche’. Here’s why,
Laal Maas was the highlight of the evening, a standalone winner dish. Beautifully cooked tender lamb shanks in a rich Indian curry with baby vegetables and nitrogen foam. The gravy had the perfect balance of decadence and texture. Giant hit of authentic flavours in a subtle fusion of cuisines. Served with butter garlic naan, I am salivating this very moment reminiscing the soft textures of the lamb.
Pulled pork spring rolls were just as spectacular as I expected. Pulled pork continues to be my weakness and these fried babies were filled with juicy strands of pork, heavily immersed in meaty juices and served with sweet chilly Thai sauce. They could have been a bit less greasy as it compromised on the crunch however it was a great starter.
Kathhal Tacos could easily confuse the diners because they tasted just as meaty and decadent as meat. Brilliantly cooked jackfruit with a rather tangy flavourful base sauce. The soft filling was a perfect pair with crispy fried tacos (which were tad bit too oily). Textures were bang on and the wasabi cream and salsa added another layer of flavour.
Beetroot salad was well, a work of art to be precise. Beetroot served in diverse textures as jelly, dehydrated beetroot chips, fresh beetroot and purée. The vegetable tasted sublime with goat cheese and micro greens. A textural and visual beauty but did it seduce my palate flavourwise? No.
Baked New York cheesecake with raspberry coulis, edible flowers and fresh grapes was bloody beautiful. Thick, creamy, rich yet subtle on the palate, the cheesecake was the perfect end to the meal. I loved how light and reasonably sweet it tasted because nobody wants a sugar tsunami at the end of a delicate meal. So full marks here.
Wash down the delectable menu with a rather elaborately concocted cocktail menu that will be the highlight of your meal. Word.
African Daisy was quite a showstopper, served in a gorgeous Marc Jacobs perfume bottle. Chamomile tequila flavoured with honey, citrus and toppled with egg white, this drink was a pseudo dessert except it would get you high.
Food is innovative, creative and sublime. The restaurant has a very avant garde and vintage feel to it and the perfect pick for an indulgent evening. A sure addition to your wishlist.
Cost/ person: Rs 1500 (inc alcohol)
Will I visit again? Yes.
When you are a die heart New Yorker or at least a fan of the big apple, Brooklyn Central is just the place for you. It may not be the upper east side Manhattan but it sure is a hell of an American cafe which fits the bill.
Ambience: Raw, rugged yet as charming as a typical cafe bar in a perky Brooklyn corner. The interiors are chic and bold without being too pretentious or in your face. The place is bathed in daylight and is spread across is huge area with a diverse table setting to choose from. The open kitchen with the wood fired oven and live cooking stations is a feast to watch, at least for a glutton like myself.
Service: The staff is friendly and attentive. Our servers were polite, patient and delivered our food in good time considering we ordered a lot of food.
Food: regardless of the frills that a restaurant offers, the hero is and must be the food and that’s exactly what I expected here. Well, my expectations were met.
Many outlets offer diversity in the menu but fail to deliver quality and flavour which gets lost in the vastness of their menus. However every item from the starters to the grills to the pizza, smoothies and desserts was delightful!
Exquisite selection of shakes and smoothies.
Note: Low fat smoothies are just plain beautiful, so creamy from the yogurt and full of fruity sweetness.
They also have peanut butter smoothies, Oreo shake and the likes.
•Ultimate Brooklyn “the works” Burger was a humungous work of culinary art. A juicy lamb patty, deliciously seasoned combined with fresh vegetables and pickles in soft buttered buns served with spicy fries. Te burger was big on flavours and quantity.
• Chilli hotdog with chicken sausage was visually stunning but lacked flavour and pop. The raw tomatoes killed the flavour and the chilli didn’t stand out either. It was an average dish.
• BBQ Chicken pizza was among the best I have tasted. Zesty fresh fired pizza with a paper thin crust and spot on toppings. Highly recommended.
• Chicken Highbrow was a hammered grilled chicken breast stuffed with broccoli cheese and sausages, smothered in a brown gravy, creamy mash and vegetables. Classic and yum.
• Hanoi Grilled fish came with creamy lime Ming rice noodles and was cooked to the brink with lemongrass, lime and fresh herbs. Delicate, beautiful.
• Chicken burrito bowl was a typical Mexican open burrito with the traditional beans, chicken, rice and lettuce. Light and fresh
• Cheesy Mac balls were divine. Deep fried mac and cheese balls served under a rich Italian marinara like sauce, finished off with Parmesan. Recommended.
If this was the last sweet treat I had before I died, I would die happily. I hope that explains all.
• Baked New York Cheesecake was the best I have tasted. Creamy and gooey finished off with a sweet sticky walnut caramel. Just wow.
• Red velvet cheesecake was also among the best of its kind. The Philly cheese icing was spot on and the cake was just right, not too sweet and cheesily creamy.
• Banoffie pie pot was not made well. Tasted good but the toffee sauce/ caramel hadn’t set too well. Average.
Verdict: A perfect hang out spot or a coffee place. If you’re in a mood to binge into Americano cuisine, this is the place.
Giant flavours, giant portions and not so giant prices.
A must visit!
Cost/ person : Rs 1000
Will I visit again? Yes.
Indian food haven! Go in blindfolded and expect to be wowed.
The food is prepared with a lot of love and it reflects in the fine quality of the final product. Simple and no pretence, kebab gali is the best bet to gorge on fine Indian Mughlai cuisine.
Ambience : it is a simple humble restaurant next door. It’s spread across a small area with a reasonable sitting and simple earthy interiors. There is no whim about it but they churn out quick and delicious food.
Service: The staff is quick & efficient. They are adequately acquainted with the menu and food arrives in good speed.
Food: The menu is vast in terms of Indian food diversity goes and each dish is worth a try.
All the dishes were visually stunning and left my palate wanting for more.
Dahi ke kebab were magical. Silky gooey seasoned thick curd deep fried with a light golden crust and a soft oozy center. This was among the best Indian starters I have ever tasted.
Galouti kebab came with sweet saffron warqi paranthas. The galouti was beautifully seasoned and melted in the mouth. The parantha elevated the dish to another level. Straight winner.
Chicken khurchan with parantha was tangy and spicy cooked with peppers and tasted lovely.
Soya tikka was tender and well marinated, cooked to the point.
Paneer tikka was very well made and the paneer was as soft as my palate could imagine.
Dohra kebab was a chicken and a mutton seekh with essential Indian spices. A bit on the dry side but delicious never the less.
Chapli kebab was soft and innovative in terms of ingredient composition. Taste wise, average.
Garlic chicken tikka was succulent and sumptuous. Full marks.
Main course was another level up with delicious rich dal makhni, perfectly sweet and spicy butter chicken and a tart spicy fish curry. Biryanis are a speciality here. The mutton biryani was made in the traditional earthen pot with tender chunky mutton pieces and aromatic saffron rice with a hit of desi masalas.
Verdict: The perfect Indian restaurant in the hood. Fresh, fast, delicious grub made with quality produce which delivers an excellent experience.
The prices are an extra bonus because they won’t leave a hole in the pocket and are so so reasonable.
This should definitely be the restaurant you hit when you crave some good ol’ kebab and biryani fervour!
Cost/ person : Rs 700
Will I visit again? Yes
Had a sudden mad craving for some scintillating Kashmiri food so decided to pick this restaurant. The name clearly doesn’t match very well with the cuisine that they offer, but the high ratings on zomato drove me to give it a shot.
RoadRomeo? Kashmiri? Umm okay!
However the food is quite a big deal here, no kidding!
Ambience: the restaurant is humbly made with no unnecessary whims and fancies. Pretty to the point, bold coloured interiors and spread across two floors. Sitting is comfortable and tables are decently spaced out.
Service: The servers are courteous and food arrived in reasonable time.
Food: We were served welcome kiwi shots on arrival, sweet touch but I didn’t like them too much.
we were two people and we ordered the huge wazwan non vegetarian platter which is easily good for 4 people.
It consisted of a huge variety of meaty, chicken and mutton Kashmiri delicacies served on steamed rice in a humongous copper thali. Very rustic and highly suggested for carnivore gluttons like myself!
Mutton Rogan Josh was extremely tender, succulent and a crazy flavour bomb!
Chicken rista is minced chicken balls in aromatic saffron gravy, full of Indian spices and goodness.
Seekh kebabs were throughly flavoured with Indian aromatics, beautiful on the palate.
Goshtaba is pounded minced mutton balls in a yogurt based cream sauce. These were creamy, Rich but subtlety flavoured. Delicious.
Mirchi korma is red chilli spiced mutton gravely simmered in valley spices. This was my absolute favourite. The mutton was immensely tender and melting in the mouth, paired stunningly with the steamed rice.
There was a variety of paneer in the platter which bland and odd tasting. I think I should just steer clear of vegetarian food.
The platter is the perfect one dish to order for anyone who wishes to indulge in pure Kashmiri flavours and gives you a through valley experience. The quantity Is huge and the fact that you can all dive into a rustic copper thali and hog is pretty fun!
Cost/ person : Rs 1200
Will I visit again? Yes.