This is a place about which I had read – via large hoarding on the main road, heard via friends and tasted a couple of spoons of Biryani whilst at Bora Bora, but never had a chance to visit.

Saturday, after watching a movie and lazing around at TGIF in Infinity, the group decided to have dinner here. Reservations made, trooped in at around 9 pm. Pretty large around 300-400 covers, looked like and pretty much occupied.

We were quickly shown to our table and decided to go straight to main course. On being insisted upon ordered masala papads ( nice crisp, onions & tomatoes with chaat masala sprinkled, quite nice) whilst we were having a drink and waiting for the main course. One of the group being peckish, ordered Galouti kebab, which came very quickly – extremely soft with not much masala or taste – the Galouti should normally be crisp from the outside, soft & tender inside with the tinge of spices to prepare you for the main course.

The main course followed – Kazan chicken recommended – turned out to be a damp squib, pieces of chicken with pretend red/brown thin gravy – nothing memorable about it. Chicken pieces were a bit chewy. All in all the dish was undecided on what it was. Butter chicken gravy with pieces if chicken may be.

Another was Kheema – better than the chicken dish, but still did not work for me – light brown in color, a bit runny, not the rich brown masala Kheema one is so used to eating.

In the vegetarian aloo jeera was really nice and well made, whilst mushroom too was nice though did not taste mushrooms.

The breads (nan, roti, paratha, roomali) were fine, nothing extraordinary. Rice was sticky kind – maybe brought from China Gate central kitchen. Roasted papads ordered twice never made an appearance.

The desserts were just passable and hence gave them a pass.

Overall, not a place I would dream of visiting; Masala Mantar or Sasural or Caravan Serai does a much better job.

Location: New Link Road, Andheri West
Meal: Dinner
Food 6/10
Service 5/10
Ambiance 6/10
Damages: around 8600 for 10

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