In a nutshell:
A real fun place to spend some great time with family / friends with some food that is either average or good or very good or even outstanding – not encountered any dish that we disliked.
Address & other details: Mamagoto
Meal for 2: Rs. 700 onwards
Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian
Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:
Mamagoto has been around in Delhi for some time now & has recently opened up in Gurgaon in Sector 29, the Restaurant destination of Gurgaon. It has something in it that quickly attracts attention & reaches out straight to the kid within us.
As I walked towards the Restaurant, I realized that there is a small see-thru window to the restaurant which is made like a television screen. As I entered the restaurant, my jaws dropped at the sheer look, feel, design, graphics & the outstanding paintings all around. In short, my eyes thanked me for taking them to Mamagoto – it was a visual delight. The designer who conceptualized this must be a Genius.
The menu card also exudes the outstanding art sense – starting from the cover to every page. I was surprised to see another book (looking like the menu card) with memorabilia on sale – mugs, tee shirts etc & also the paintings on the wall!!!!! So u cud actually go out to dine & return home with a beautiful painting.
The staff is very attentive, warm, helpful & knowledgeable (about the food served) but at times bordering ‘interfering’. I guess they were just trying to b nice but at times overdoing ‘attentiveness’ pisses off the guests.
In case u r foxed by my ‘In a nutshell’, let me explain that – In a span of one evening we tasted everything from average to outstanding. So I cud not but write such a summary that cud sound confusing & of course irritating. Apologize but no choice.
Detailed Description – In case u have the time to njoy reading:
We started our evening with ‘Shrimps with dry red chilly & burnt garlic’. It was a deep fried dish that we had as a starter. Crispy outer, non chewy inside, flavourful & good. Marginally short on salt, the dish had a twist to it due to the burnt garlic. I enjoyed my prawns with the chillies & my dining partners njoyed them without the chillies. But all of us liked it. I wud rate this 3.5/5.
After a while we ordered for Spicy fried calamari – It was calamari rings deep fried in Panzu pepper batter, served with finely chopped green chillies & a dash of lemon. This was not bad but not good either. The dish failed to make any impact / make its presence felt. The calamari cud well have been anything else in a batter. The outer layer was crispy & nice. The taste was quite flat. I wud give this 2.5 / 5.
As we started gravitating towards main-course, we came across the ‘Coal fired Robata Grill section’. We ordered Prawns wrapped in bacon – prawns marinated with sesame & Japanese spices wrapped in bacon for a ‘smoky aroma’. This had a slight sweet tinge & excellent tasting prawns. The bacon added a cool twist to the prawns. The sesame added good flavour & so did the sauce that was served alongside. Loved this. I wud rate this 4/5.
The last & final dish for the evening was a ‘sixer’. We ordered for Teriyaki meal in a bowl – fried sticky rice with eggs, wok tossed thinly cut lamb, with winter ginger, spring onions, onion & garlic. It was outstanding.
I have seldom come across wok fried lamb that is so soft, juicy & tender. The sticky rice was superb as well with a ‘stock-cooked’ flavour to it. The greens were done just right – not overdone, not underdone. The sauce was too good & overall it was a killer dish. I wud rate this 4.5/5.
We washed this all down with Wasabi Mary – Loved it. It was obviously a bloody Mary base with a hint of Wasabi. In the beginning the hint was feeble and u cud feel it as an aftertaste. Slowly as we started having more of the drink, the wasabi started making its presence felt & that made the drink very interesting. The rim was frosted with what appeared to be celery salt. I wud give this 4/5.
To wrap up – Great place to catch up with friends, have a good chat & also get food whose taste can be anything from ‘average to outstanding’ but unlikely ‘bad’. I will surely visit to try other dishes.
2 thoughts on “Mamagoto (SCO 56, City Centre, Sector 29, Gurgaon; Second Floor, DLF Promenade Mall; 2nd Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket; 1st Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market)”
do try the panag curry and soggy fried rice there… its nice, and also the green apple and cinnamon sangria..
thanks. Just tried teh penang curry. really good:)