This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown. Read about the previous dining out experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone In a NUtshell A nice theme restaurant, great place to catch up with friends to chit chat over a meal, warm staff, good food for people new to the cuisine. Address & other details: … Continue reading Tenali – the Andhra kitchen (green park main market, delhi)
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.
Detailed Description – In case u have the time to njoy reading:
Meal for 2 – Rs. 400 for snacks & Rs. 800 for lunch
Short description – in case u r in a hurry:
Nice ambience & interiors, very well trained & courteous serving staff, beautiful menu card with lots of attractive pics & info on south Indian cuisine etc. What is good ends here. Food is mostly average tending towards bad. It’s a pity that someone has put in a lot of money & effort – but alas! Trying to vend an average product!!!!!
We asked for Medu Vada & Adai. Medu Vada had almost perfect texture but flat taste, aroma & feel. Adai had no character to itself & was short on even basics like salt!!!!! Watermelon juice was the only saving grace ’coz it was natural. Overall very disappointing – Will never visit again.
Detailed description – If u have time to read more: