Reviewed by herbivorous foodie Krishna Dorai ……….YUMMRAJ has also been to Suruchi & has added on a few comments to the original text.
In a nutshell:
“Too many options, Nothing stands out!” Jack of All trades, Master of none.
Address & other details: Suruchi
Fro Karol Bagh Metro station, Take a rickshaw to Roopak store & enter the lane that is opposite to it. After u walk for a while u will see Suruchi on the left.
A potter sits in front of the restaurant with a potter’s wheel & teaches pottery. All guests of the restaurant can engage with him & try making their own artefacts. This is a unique & really great experience. This is a free of cost service. U can however buy little clay toys etc from the guy.
Meal for 2: Rs. 350 onwards
Cuisine type : Vegetarian
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I went to Suruchi on a saturday noon for lunch. There were four of us and hence we decided to order 3 thalis – Rajasthani, Gujrati and Punjabi and for the fourth person we ordered a Vada pav platter.
The good things
1. The place is in the heart of Karol bagh and is easily accessible by road/metro
2. Eventhough the restaurant is small, the layout is pretty good and can accommodate small and big groups at the same time
3. Service is excellent. The waiters are friendly and feed you to your hearts content (to say in Hindi – Manohaar is the word that describes their service)
4. All the thalis and platters are unlimited in nature and you can enjoy to your hearts content
Things that need to improve
1. I tried all the 3 thalis, but there was not one single WOW thali in which everything was good….even-though there were lot of individual items that were good in each of the thalis. I think Suruchi would benefit if they focus on their core and identify what they really want to be known for – Rajasthani/Gujrati/Punjabi food. After my experience, I really don’t know what they are good at.
2. We also had a huge group of women sitting in the adjacent table having their Kitty party and they were very noisy. It was definitely an irritant. I guess Suruchi has to decide whether to allow Kitty parties during weekends or weekdays.
On the whole a very average experience.
What was on offer –
Vada pav – The vada was somewhat spicy but not that much but it lacked the ‘punch’ that u get in the vada pavs on the streetside in Mumbai. The pav was normal bun & was not extra soft like some of the good vada pav walas sell. I wud give this say a 2.75/5.
Rajasthani Thali had 4 subzis, dal, kadi, dal bati choorma, assorted farsan, phulkas, bajre ki roti, rice, khichadi, chutney, papad, chaas. Among the veggies were Ker sanghri.
Gujarati Thali had 4 subzis , Kadhi, dal, assorted farsaan, roti, puran poli, rice, khichadi, chutney, papad, chaas.
Punjabi thali had daal makhni, shahi paneer, aloo mutter, malai kofta, rajma, tawa parantha, rice/pulao, snacks, pickle, papad.
The thalis I wud give 3/5 – good but not great.
I wud unlikely revisit. I wud rather go to Kake di hatti & have an amazing time.