Tasty Tangles

Reasonably priced, quality Southeast Asian fare in an informal setting  The crying need of the hour is for an informal restaurant — whether in a mall or outside it — with filling, tasty food at prices that don’t break the bank. I’m grateful that I was dragged by a foodie friend to Tasty Tangles. The…

Kebab Lounge in Jasola

Unknown to many, this hidden gem in a mall serves an authentic Indo – Pakistan menu Hardly anybody visits the Living Style Mall in Jasola, so not many people have heard about Faisal’s Kebab Lounge, which is unfair, because the tiny four-table eatery is one of the few places in our city to boast an…

Ignis

Ignis, the new restaurant in Connaught Place, offers good view, good food Rare is the restaurant that looks like a classic from the day it opens. Yet, that is exactly what Ignis looks like barely a week or two into its inauguration: an icon in the manner of United Coffee House. It has a touch…

From Tokyo, with love

Japanese restaurants will flood the market and Indian regional cuisines will be big If 2007 was the Year of the Chinese Restaurant, 2008 will be the Year of the Japanese Restaurant. Japan bites So far, almost every Japanese restaurant in India served either sushi, teppanyaki or both, but nothing more. Apart from Sakura in Delhi’s…

Malaysian on wheels

I’ve always wanted some enterprising soul to open a Malaysian restaurant in Delhi. The cuisine has more affinity with the Indian palate than, say, Thai, with its many spectacular vegetarian dishes and plenty of spice. So when I was told about Kayalan, a takeaway place started by a Malaysian citizen of Indian origin, my joy…

Laidback Cafe

Lebanese in a new address Serves Lebanese and Indian Atmospherics: Lebanese food in the capital has been something of a mystery. We seem to love it if it is presented in a certain ambience and in a specific style. Once it is found outside those circumscribed borders, we appear to lose interest. Even more peculiar…

Amaranta Revisited

Blurb: Fine dining at throw-away prices Cuisine: Peninsular India mostly Atmospherics: This column has reviewed Amaranta before. The menu now encompasses most of the country; not just the coast as it formerly was. The food has more emphasis on tasting menus rather than a la carte ordering (though there’s that too). However, what has brought…

Ambrosia Bliss

Cuisine: World food Intro: one of the largest restaurants in Connaught Place Atmospherics: whether you choose to sit outside on the two terraces, inside the large naturally lit all-white restaurant, at the bar, in the private dining area or in the nightclub, Ambrosia Bliss embodies the new wave of restaurants that have started to dot…

Amreli

Cuisine: Western, South Indian Intro: The Olive Beach of old makes way for the new kid Atmospherics: Have you ever laboured over a jigsaw puzzle for hours together, and still had a missing piece left over in spite of completing the picture? That’s how you’ll feel when you visit Amreli. It has reverted to Diplomat…