Chaap & Biryani

Arsalan Khar – The flagship first opened way earlier before the Lokhandwala outpost had opened. For some reason I had never been here, mostly due to the location and crowd.

Landed up with friends. It was empty at 8.30 pm on a Saturday. The trouble began with the order – server had no clue of what was available, made some scribbling notations till we raised out voice and another took his place.

In the meantime we were informed that Chicken chaap was not available – ridiculous for a restaurant which prizes itself on the dish, that too on a Saturday evening.

We ordered mutton bara kabab – succulent and very good, mutton chaap – nice, though I would have preferred the mutton a bit well done. Some one from the group had ordered Chicken butter masala – sweet with no taste at all; rogan josh – okish. The chicken biryani special was decent but I’ve had better at their Lokhandwala place. This was cold, aloo barely with any masala sticking to it. The rotis were cold. But the laccha paratha was very good.

Surprisingly the Chana masala, raita was good for the one vegetarian in the group.

Overall, left me with ambivalent feelings given the fact that, I’ve had fantastic time at their other restaurant.

Written by AD
ex waiter, angadia, travel agent, dotcomer, dukaandaar, marketeer, people watcher. appreciates single malt, food, friends