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Review: Taste of Punjab, Bandra

Bandra is always starving for new restaurants even though we have so many options. But North Indian cuisine is always a hit here as whereever we go, we enjoy our butter chicken and naan!

When we heard of Taste of Punjab, we couldn’t wait to try it. The concept seemed interesting, a buffet, with Punjab inspired interiors. We went here on a Saturday night, not knowing if we’ll get a table. Luckily, we did even though the place was packed.

The ambience was loud! The music was loud! The colours were loud! But we are not complaining, we loved it! There was a bhangra troupe performing in the dining area, there were huge glass mirrored walls, jhumka chandeliers and glass pillars. There were live counters for chaat, parathas and a buffet spread for the maincourse and desserts.

The starters were served to our table alongwith our drinks. The chicken tikka and the fish tikka were delicious, succulent and well cooked. Chaas was served in a huge steel glass, just like it would be on the streets of Amritsar. The veg hara bhara kebab was good too. From the live paratha counter, the gobi paratha and aloo paratha were served hot with a huge chunk of butter on it. The chaat counter had paani puri and dahi chaat, which were great too! In the maincourse, the biryani was delicious as was the bhuna ghosht. In the desserts, there was kulfi, gulab jamun and rabdi. Not too bad, but we would’ve liked some more options there.
Overall, the food was great, no complaints and the music was great, the best of punjabi songs were being played making it hard for people to not dance.

The only place where they were lacking was the service. We had to call someone multiple times to serve us the starters or even just for water. I’m sure if they work on this, they have a bright future as I am definitely going back here!
Balle Balle!

Venue:  Taste of Punjab

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Linking Road, Bandra West

Landmark: Next to Croma

Phone: +9177388 92805


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Review: Amaya

The recently opened Amaya Indian Grill and Kitchen is located on
the ground floor of Phoenix MarketCity, Kurla and is a part of Bellona hospitality.

As we entered Amaya we were dazzled by the beautiful ambience of the place. We were served a glass of Chaas to beat the heat which had a dash of ginger, coriander, green chillies and freshly roasted cumin in the adequate proportion, absolutely refreshing.

This was followed by in numerous rounds of starters. The Bharwan Aloo which was marinated Kashmiri style, a dish we enjoyed! The Kaju Methi Roll was appealing to the eye but it just had too many Cashews which overpowered the taste of Methi. The Lamb Galifa Seekh Kebab and the Kalmi Kebab were melt-in-the-mouth delicious.

The Lehsooni Jheenga was disappointing as the prawns were not clean and we could not eat it. We’d definitely give it a miss on our next visit.

In the main course, try the Bhatti ka Murgh Masala, the Kadhai Paneer in creamy tomato gravy and the Padhai Lehsooni Palakalongwith their signature, Kache murgh ki bhuni bhiryani.

A lunch cannot be complete without dessert. We tried the Baked Gulab Jamun with rabdi gaze, Rasmalai and Kolkata’s Meetha Paan ice cream. The Ice Cream stole the show and we definitely saved the best for the last.

Overall, Amaya is a great option for North Indian cuisine lovers as it serves some delicious options. We are definitely coming back here.


Venue: Amaya

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Phoenix Market City, Kurla

Landmark: Next to Sichuan House

Phone: 6050 8084


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Review by Guest Blogger: Janice D’souza