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Vishalla Restaurant

Vasna ,Ahmedabad
July 24, 2009 Rating
wat remains of Vishalla Restaurant is a pale nd decrepit shadow of its glorious past.but if you are visiting the city for the first time, do pay a visit,its kindfa "legendary" eatery in Ahmedabad.

Silver Metro

Madiwala ,Bangalore
July 24, 2009 Rating
they have an innovative dining space which mimics the insides of a rail coach, Silver Metro is a good place for meatophiles,service isn't their strong point but you cant really blame them, the place becomes one giant moshpit during lunch hours.

Japanese Akasaka Restaurant

Tiruvanmiyur ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
really slick nd authentic ambiance with tons of Japanese paintings,wall hanging nd magazines peppered all over,theres even a tv playing a japenese channel.sadly the authenticity doesn't permeate into the food,the temura was good but not really authentic, same with the yaki soba. Akasaka Restaurant is worth a visit, if you are not keen on the authenticity part nd just want to eat some good food.my sole gripe is that they don't serve you water, you are forced to shell out 60 buks for a bottle of mineral .wth!!!

Cornucopia Restaurant

Teynampet ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
a place for people who like to gorge on good food nd dont give a damn about the ambiance,Cornucopia restaurant is housed in a run down bungalow where the bricks gleefully poke outta the cracked concrete.but boy oh boy do they serve yummy food or wat,try the mississipi mud pie, chicken wings nd chicken nantere.

July 24, 2009
if you are a bengali in chennai, then its quite unlikely that you haven't heard of Sri Annapoorna of Calcutta,a no frills place run by a amiable bengali lady which serves you heavenlike bhetki paturi nd mutton mashas.

Mystiq Masala Restaurant

Nungambakkam ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
Mystic Masala generated massive curiosity with their "food is an art" hoarding all across chennai, nd we decided to chk out the place,we didn't spot anythin "arty" but the food was yummy, good north indian stuff,'specially the dal makhani

Mainland China Restaurant

Nungambakkam ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
you have to give it these guys for consistency, every single of thier outlet serves food which is almost a clone to one you have eaten before .well, is that a good or vile , i really dunno, but it gives me an odd haunting deja vu every time i eat at Mainland China, food is no doubt great, the ambiance could with a bit of sprucin up.

Mash Restaurant

Besant Nagar ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
take away the strategic seaside location nd Mash falls flats with a *smash* . apart from the fact that you could sip on a cocktail gazing at the seafront, theres absolutely in this place that warranties a visit, stay away from the food.

Sparky's Diner

Chetpet ,Chennai
July 24, 2009
these guys used to be the sole authentic Americana resto in town but of late their quality has taken a dip for the worse. Spark's Diner have a rather interesting tagline, "never trust a skinny chef", nd you'll get the drift once you meet the american chef at the place. i would rate it 3.5/5

Once Upon A Time

Vadapalani ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
they have a good buffet, there are like 80-100 different things to try out nd "most" of it tastes good. Once upon a time hits it bang on with the dessert section,sheer sinful ecstasy.

Bella Ciao

Kottivakkam ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
well..not exactly the best Italian food i have eaten,nd not exactly cheap either,"expensive bad food", perhaps the most abhorred phrase in a foodie's vocab.to be fair to Bella Ciao, the place does have a nice ambiance with open gardens with candle lit stone benched et all.

Ratna Cafe

Triplicane ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
legend amongst triplicane's culinary enthus, Rathna Cafe holds its own when it comes to authentic south indian fares the likes of idly dosa nd vada. service is almost non existent nd less said about the hygiene the better.

10 Downing Street

T.Nagar ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
god help you if you try to enter 10 Downing Street on a ladies night.they give u all sorts of queer looks nd act as if you are a serial killer/rapist on the loose.the booze is expensive but cigars are cheap.highly recommended for the female species though,be ready to be treated like an angel who had lost her way to heaven, or whatever,you get the drift.

Giorgio

Besant Nagar ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
imho,Giorgio is the only decent sizzler haunt in chennai,sadly, half the city's populations seems to think the same,the place gets jampacked by 8pm nd you would have to "crowd surf" to get from one end to the other.

Smokin Joe's

Anna Nagar ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
Smokin Joes Pizza mops the floor with Dominos nd Pizza Hut, well,that pretty much says evrything i guess.

Southern Spice

Nungambakkam ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
great place, lovely ambiance(its the taj wat else do u expect), food is awesome,nd awesomely pricely too(again,as expected). Southern Spice has a bubbly/ adorable/cute in-house parrot astrologer which foretells your future.

July 24, 2009
not really authentic but they serve real yummy Thai fares,benjarong is lill on the pricier side but i feel the food nd ambiance is totally worth the dough.

Murugan Idli Shop

T.Nagar ,Chennai
July 24, 2009
degraded of late,but these guys used to serve the crispiest dosas nd supersoft idllis in the entire city.Murugan's Idli Shop still remains one of my fav chennai haunts,especially after a binge night.

The Pirates

Adyar ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
the pirates might not win the most happening pub in town tag but its a good place nonetheless,a decent place to chillax after a tiring/boring day at work,they have this weird wall hangings which provide the bare illumination.snacks nd starters were good i must admit.

Escape

Vadapalani ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
albeit the bleak locale,Escape is a really nice place to hangout nd down a few swigs,impressive spirit collection,they stock JD nd Corona which you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the city,food is okayish.

Rhapsody

Teynampet ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
easily the best lounge in chennai,er,maybe the second best,blend beats it by a few millimeters i guess.if you're a techno/house freak then Rhapsody is a place you wouldn't want to miss.the place wears a fusion decor of sorts, byzantine nd mediterranean if am not mistaken.the only disappointment were the prices,but i was a li'll too high nd it sorta rendered me impervious to the guilt.

JC Cafe

Nungambakkam ,Chennai
July 24, 2009 Rating
like the fact tht its nestled in a quiet neighbourhood, a place to curl up with a book nd a cuppa latte , they open only at 11 am on weekdays ( 9 am on weekends) which is kinda sad coz they serve an awsome breakfast.JC Cafe has a religious theme but it aint intrusive or too in-your-face.

Umerkot

Koramangala 4th Block ,Bangalore
July 20, 2009 Rating
a nice family eatout,its not really big or anything but some ingenious seating arrangement gives Umerkot a spacious feel.food is good,booze is expensive nd not that good either,service is slow.

July 17, 2009
i really doubt if the other reviewers went to the same place as i . the More than Paranthas which i went to was absolutely pathetic to say the least.i have eaten better paranthas at a quarter of the price i paid here(250 buks for a paratha????!!!!).the interiors, supposedly meant to conjure up images of old Delhi feels more like a shady bar. me nd a friend raked up a bill of ,hold your breath, 2500 buks!!!!go to Bobby's Dhaba in Ulsoor if you want to eat "real" paranthas

13th Floor

M.G Road ,Bangalore
July 17, 2009 Rating
go for the awesome view that this place offers if nothing else.i think you can glimpse almost half of bangalore from the 13th floor. the best part is that the prices are reasonable,considering the ambiance the place offers.

Shiro

Vittal Mallya Road ,Bangalore
July 17, 2009 Rating
bangalore's firangi hangout, Shiro's slick open air deck (smoking zone) absolutely rocks!!try the fig mojito,its their signature of sorts. wouldn't recommend the place for veggies as they will b clamped for choices.

Hard Rock Cafe

Saket ,Delhi
July 17, 2009
they have done up the interiors really well,Hard Rock Cafe Delhi oozes rock!!!booze/cocktails gets an 8 ,the food a 6,ambiance getss 8,the crowd,well,in a rock pub you arent supposed to be lounging around,not a single guy tapped his feet or moved his head so maybe a 4.

Azzurro Restaurant

Saket ,Delhi
July 17, 2009
tired of those pseudo fine dining restos which make you pay through your bleeding nose for super mini portions ,well, head to Azzuro Restaurant awesome food at right serving portions. the ambiance is airy nd well lit,the cocktails are all good(i had a mojito nd it was really well made)

Shalom

Greater Kailash Part 1 ,Delhi
July 17, 2009 Rating
these guys blend a killer mojito, the mezze platter was average, they could splash some colors on the walls,the whole "whitey whitey" decor is quite depressing,Shalom is capable of burning a really,nd i mean a "really" big hole in your wallet.

July 17, 2009
an average restaurant overall, but there are a couple of dishes in Swagath Restaraunt which falls into the "mustr try" category. one is the Egg Appam(guaranteed to send your tastebuds into a tizzy!!),Masala Gobi nd Panner Tikka

Sartoria Restaurant

Vasant Vihar ,Delhi
July 17, 2009 Rating
go there for the wood fired thin crust pizza nd the wine,Sartoria organized wine promotions on certain weekends where you could get a bottle for as little as 900 rs.

The Second Sin

Saket ,Delhi
July 17, 2009 Rating
Manre reminds me of my visit to Bukhara where they charged 600 buks for a dal tadka.take that sinking feeling and multiply it by a 1000 times nd it comes close to the one i had after walking out of Manre.in two simple words, overpriced nd overhyped.

Karim Hotels Private Limited

Jama Masjid ,Delhi
July 17, 2009 Rating
a place you go for the experience, Karims Mugal Palace belongs to those "good ol' days" era . the place is hidden away so newbies will have to go on a mouse hunt.a calorie watcher's nightmare. the place has lost a bit of charm(nd taste) of late nd i feel they are running solely on reputation.anyway thats just my take.

Sattvik Restaurant

Saket ,Delhi
July 17, 2009
dont quite understand the "sattvik" connection, sattvik foods are organic like which are light on the body,to the contrary,the food served here is loaded with spices nd ghee.they taste good though. eat at sattvik if you don't mind a guilt trip of spending 450 buks for a veg meal.

The Yum Yum Tree

New Friends Colony ,Delhi
July 17, 2009 Rating
extremely recommended for oriental cuisine freaks.the Yum Yum Tree is as close you'll get to authentic Chinese/Thai fares in delhi. the place has such an exhaustive menu that it will probably requisite 40-50 visits to the place to sample everything. they organize a wine week every two weeks when they serve some real exotic stuff. MUST VISIT!!!

July 17, 2009
the Fox wore a deserted fine dining kinda ambiance the two times i went there, which meant great service nd good :)...they supposedly serve world cuisine but i wuld suggest you stick to their Mexican fares.

Diva - The Italian Restaurant

Greater Kailash Part 2 ,Delhi
July 17, 2009 Rating
Diva is an okayish Italian resto.either they shuld bring down the prices or serve better stuff or increase the portions,especially considering the fact that people have better options like Azzurro.

July 17, 2009
Earth sports a really casual,warm ambiance nd makes for a cool getaway from all the dust nd grind. the food wasn't really that great but then again am not much of a foodie,the wines were good,nd they offered complimentary snacks which i think not many place offers these days.

Barbeque Nation

Gurgaon Sector 28 ,Gurgaon
July 17, 2009
i say forget about the food,go for the experience, i wouldn't say Barbeque Nation serves the best food in town but you would be hardpressed to find a similar place.I always hog on the starters nd never eat the main course,so i cant really make a informed comment on the food at Barbeque Nation.

Hotel Saravana Bhavana

Connaught Circus ,Delhi
July 17, 2009
not exactly the cheapest south indian resto in delhi, but Saravana Bhavan holds its own when it comes to the thali,for 120 buks they give a filling concoction comprising of 3 poori nd rice with array of southie dips.

July 17, 2009
you'll probably have to wait 10-15 mts to get into the "Big Chill", but once you're in, you will realize it was well worth the wait.an exhaustive menu which left me totally confused,finally chose spaghetti,pizza nd oreo shake,all were absolutely divine.the service at Big Chill needs special mention, prompt, without being intrusive.

July 17, 2009
an old favorite,flavors is a great place for Italian foodies,these guys don't leave even a sliver of opening for you to point out a lapse.try the fromunda cheese,ravioli nd the iceberg lettuce,nd flavors also boasts of a pretty good wine selection,a tad expensive but well worth it i would say.

German Bakery

Koregaon Park ,PMC
July 16, 2009
a legend of sort amongst the desi/firangi "hippies" , cool place to hang out,best part is that nobody gives darn what you are doing nd you can enjoy your coffee nd sandwich in peace.German Bakery is one of those places you wouldn't want to miss out if u were to visit pune.

Coffee Jar

Wanowarie ,PMC
July 16, 2009
they could spruce up the ambiance a bit, but the sandwiches nd coffee at the Coffee Jar rocks!! i would go out on a limb nd say this place serves the best coffee in pune.they tend to come up with pretty weird names though,cold coffee is refered to as tandakchino!!!

Bliss Cafe

Salunke Vihar ,PMC
July 16, 2009 Rating
lots of goodies if you are veggie,they serve a melt in the mouth kabab role,Bliss Cafe also has an exotic array of muffins,some of which i don think even mocha has.

July 16, 2009
if you belong to the cult which is sick tired of the crappy coffee they serve at CCDs nd Baristas then head straight to Cafe Mocha.ya u'll end up spending more,but trust me, this place is worth every penny you spend

Vohuman Cafe

Pune Railway Station ,PMC
July 16, 2009 Rating
cheese toast nd cheese omlettes like nowhere else,Vohuman Cafe is a typical parsi bakery run by a lovable iranian bawaji who scolds you if you leave your breakfast unfinished :) .

Polka Dots

Koregaon Park ,PMC
July 16, 2009 Rating
try thier lasagana, outta the world stuff.everything else at Polka dots was passable(tiramisu,chicken tikka, ravioli,fish nd chips)

Little Italy

Shivaji Nagar ,PMC
July 16, 2009
probably the only place in pune where you get authentic italian fare,having said that i found the food lacking on general quality nd presentaion comapred to their other franchises ( mumbai,delhi nd bangalore).Little Italy pune is worth a visit though am not sure i would want to go there again.

Zodiac

Thorapakkam ,Chennai
July 15, 2009 Rating
Zodiac's 650 bucks buffet is totally worth it(IMHO), they serve an awesome array of deserts nd salads.the slick interiors is the icing on the cake.

The Olive Beach

Ashok Nagar ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009
good place for a Sunday lunch, if you have that kind of dough(1500 buks!!!!!).the service is top notch nd i guess one would expect that when they are shelling out four figures for a meal. Olive Beach gets 4/5.

Millers 46

Vasanth Nagar ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009
if you like Tex-Mex stuff then Millers 46 is the place to be, these guys will cook steak exactly the you want them to be,rare,blue rare,medium plus,medium rare,you name it.the dessert section was pretty good too but could use some variety.Millers 46 is easily the best steak joint in bangalore

July 15, 2009
Fiorano looks all snazzy nd glitzy from outside,once you enter inside you are greeted by insipid white washed walls nd a whole lot of dull decor to compliment it.but you have to give it to these guys for their awsome Bruschettas nd Crostinis. the tiramisu was good but lacked something. Fiorano Restaraunt is an expensive place(as to be expected),expect to shell out 700 buks per head.

Serengeti

Madiwala ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009 Rating
good place to go with the kids, they have this whole jungle theme which might interest the little ones,apart from that Serengeti is pretty average, the booze is expensive,the food is good but is again expensive.a bit of info here,,serengeti is actually a plain in Tanzania,how they got the whole rainforest idea is quite a mystery.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serengeti

The Beach

Indira Nagar ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009
beach is an okayish place,the cocktails were a major disaster,food was decent enuf.the ambiance wasn't impressive or nythin,maybe people who lived in landlocked places all their life mite find the beach interesting,having grown up in Goa nd Trivandrum, this place felt utterly fake nd insipid.

Oxygen Bar

Brigade Road ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009 Rating
the name gives you a wrong notion of it being an Oxy bar,which it is not,Oxygen is an usual pub with a barely danceable dance floor. the service at the Oxygen makes you want to rush out and grab a lungfull of "Oxygen".so the name suits i guess.

Enigma The Pub

Koramangala 5th Block ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009 Rating
bang for the buck kinds,they have the lowest rates in Bangalore when it comes to foreign booze.a JD nd coke comes to 280rs,anyplace else, its going to set u back by at least 330+.Enigma doesn't attract the best of crowds(surprise suprise!!!) but is stilla good weekend place,at least for people with a horrible financial status(like me for instance).

Caffe Pascucci

M.G Road ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009 Rating
the interiors are all good,the food too, the prices,well, not so much.Caffe Pascucci is more like an expensive CCD(they have more coffee varieties though).if you got the dough them i would most definitely recommend a visit.

Corner House

Koramangala 7th Block ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009 Rating
gawd, feel so unworthy of commenting on this "institution", anyone who leaves bangalore without tasting the DBC nd Apple Pie with ice-cream from Corner House probably aint human.

The Egg Factory

St. Marks Road ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009 Rating
even if you are not much of a egg-enthu(like i am) ,just the dessert section at the egg factory warranties a visit to the place, they serve a melt in the mouth caramel pudding,bread custard nd of course th in-house special Poor Knights of Windsor.

Boca Grande

Koramangala 8th Block ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009 Rating
well,this mite sound a bit cheesy, but boca grande has almost effortlessly found its way to being the best coffee shop in bangalore.they dont mention the breakfast buffet in the menu,but ask for it if you are there on a weekend morning,magnifica!!

Fuga

Castle Street ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009 Rating
probably the most hyped pub in the country,theres absolutely nothing in Fuga to justify the insane overpricing.the really,nd i mean really thin silver lining is their lounge area,which is pretty decent.somehow Fuga's dance floor reminds me of a warehouse.

July 15, 2009
not many know of Sphaira,its kinda hidden within MG rd,great place to go if you intend to party without wiping your wallet clean.

Take Five Restaurant

Indira Nagar ,Bangalore
July 15, 2009
the thing i like about the place is they keep the decibel levels "just right", you can easily hold a conversation without too much effort, Take 5 also has a good selection of belgian beer, probably the best ones you can get in bangalore.