In a nutshell: Thematic Décor that kept me engaged for a long time, average waiting staff who r just doing a job, and good but not outstanding South Indian vegetarian & non vegetarian food. Address & other details: Zambar Meal for 2: Rs. 1000 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid … Continue reading Zambar (19, Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon)
This is a review of Syrian Christian Food festival at Amarantha – 19th Jan to 8th Feb 2014. To read a review of Amarantha in general, pls click here: Amaranta In a nutshell: A very good (but short of being outstanding) food festival that captures the authenticity & YUMMness of Syrian Christian food quite well, at a price that is high by even 5 star … Continue reading Amaranta (The Oberoi, 443, Phase 5, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon)
In a nutshell: Tiny restaurant in a nondescript place that serves super YUMM, almost authentic Kerala food in Gurgaon at non Gurgaon prices. Address & other details: As u stand with Medanta Medicity on ur right, go straight till u find a Gurdwara to ur left. Turn into the lane beside the Gurdwara & take the right road as u reach the ‘Y’ point. Malabar Hotel … Continue reading Malabar Hotel (1305 sector 39, opp Medanta Medicity, Jharsa, Gurgaon)
In a nutshell: Directionally & conceptually good eatery that serves South Indian food way beyond the ubiquitous Idly, dosa. The restaurant serves good but not great food (with a few exceptions) & lacks quite a bit on the people’s front. Address & other details: Zambar Meal for 2: Rs. 1200 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ … Continue reading Zambar (3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, also opening soon at DLF Cyber Hub)
In a nutshell: A Jaw dropping concept restaurant that took 7 years to make, immensely beautiful interiors with antiques & intricate traditional painting on the walls by artisans from faraway lands, excellent staff, a great place to spend an evening with some good to great (but not exotic) food at 5 star prices. Address & other details:The Spice Route Meal for 2: Rs. 4000 onwards … Continue reading The Spice Route (The Imperial, Janpath, near CP, New Delhi)
In a nutshell – Loved the overall dining experience at Amaranta including the splendid food – contemporary take on traditional food from 9 coastal states of India. Address & other details: Amaranta Meal for 2: Rs. 5000 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & nonvegetarian Short Description – In case u r in a Hurry: Amaranta is an Indian Coastal food specialty restaurant that serves food … Continue reading Amaranta (The Oberoi, 443, Phase 5, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon)
Simple interiors, fast service & good South Indian Nonvegetarian food
Meal for 2: Rs. 250 onwards
Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian
Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:
The restaurant is located inside Hotel Southern & as the name suggest, this place seemed to be occupied only by people from the Southern states of India. The hustle – bustle of this place is seldom seen in any Hotel in Gurgaon. The restaurant has nice, neat & clean, basic interiors that is surely less spacious as compared to the number of people frequenting this place – resulting in queues. Unlike the excellent managed ‘token number’ based queue at Andhra bhawan, the queue here was managed just about OK. At times it felt that the guy who came in later wud get a seat earlier. Like at Andhra Bhawan, no one here gets a table just to themselves. The table needs to be shared with unknown guests. e.g. if u r 2 of u , u will have to share a table of 4 with another 2 people, if u r 3 people, the 4th seat will b oupied by a stranger….
The service, as I mentioned earlier is fast. The people here were quite knowledgeable & answered almost all queries satisfactorily.
The menu card surely surprised us – we had expected pure South Indian Nonvegetarian but were surprised to find North Indian dishes as well. The menu card looked good & had a collage of food pics at the bottom. We stuck to South Indian food only, as per plan.
The food was good but non of them except the prawn were ‘wow, this is outstanding’. We tried 4 dishes – an Andhra style fish fry, a chicken of the day – chilli chicken kuttu (that is what I think I heard on the third attempt), mutton of the day – Kerala style mutton & a prawns masala.
If u r just nonveg hungry & are already around Central Delhi & do not really care for AC or ambience, Chandni chowk / Ashok & Ashok is a better deal for nonveg food. However, if u want specifically South Indian nonveg, this is a good choice.
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