A recent visit to Frankfurt and dining at this restaurant was one of the main points in the agenda 🙂 I was there with another friend and food enthusiast from Dusseldorf, a Chennaiite though. This place is located quite opposite to the Main station (Frankfurt am Main, hauptbahnhof) in Kaiser strasse.
The ambience and interiors are decently done and quite good. The food was quite good, though may not be at par with the same restaurant in Chennai, but definitely not far away. It was a pleasant surprise that they served beer 😀 Yeah, you read it rite !!! How cool is it to have idly and dosa with beer 😉
The coffee was disappointing and not even remotely close to the authentic filter coffee. But overall, definitely worth a try. In a place where Indian food is only related with Punjabi food, establishing a restaurant with serves South-Indian cuisine is really awesome !
I still did not understand the logic behind the extra ‘A’ in the name. Saravana or Saravanaa ! Even the website is a bit inconsistent in showing this. Since it didn’t matter much to me, I just ignored it.
I was here to meet a friend and an ex-colleague. Just catching up with old times. This place was nice and warm. It can get crowded a bit, but good if you manage to get a seat early. The outdoor seating is great during Summers, but in November, doesn’t help much even with the warmers 🙂 I was very impressed with their collection of beers. In fact, haven’t heard of some names at all 😛 So tried some stouts, IPAs, in addition to the stor Ringnes 0,6 🙂
Really a good place !
This is one of the very good places for pizza/kebab, either to eat or take-away. The place has basic seating arrangement, not too fancy stuff. Have tried kebabs and pizza here at least about 4-5 times during this visit to Oslo. I have eaten here during my previous visit to Oslo last year too. Not once I have had any complaint regarding the food. It is just yummy and so consistent.
For a quick bite and just simple stuff kinda meal, this is a must-try. It is open till very late in the night and is bang in the center of Oslo on Torgata.
Not just for dinner, but a good place to drop in for a beer with some snacks too. There are about few brands of Indian beer available here. I must have visited this place at least four or five times during my stay of two weeks in Oslo.
Visited November 2013.
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During my recent visit to Oslo, visited my friend and colleague’s house for dinner. Not that I haven’t been there many times, but I chose to document it this because of the passion Kamal has for cooking. He made an awesome Thai Red Curry and it was wonderful ! I was impressed with the presentation, that I decided to click it. Of course I have eaten at his place many more times than just this one, but this is just for the record 🙂
A recent visit to Oslo, and Palmyra Café is a sure shot ! This is the only place in and around Oslo that tells the people that Indian food is not just Punjabi food. They serve Idly, Dosa, Idiyappam, and chicken koththu parotta too. That’s my favourite here and that’s the reason I visit this place too. The food is not bad, at the same time, do not expect it to be like the restaurants in Chennai. You are far away from home and after a while, anything close to our food feels tasty. The normal Indian Chai/Tea is good. A few more days left in Oslo, and probably another visit pending too.
Visited November 2013.
Port Lounge in Chennai International Airport was definitely welcoming in terms of the comfort it offers. I was not there for food, so didn’t taste all the items. Pakora was great with beer :). Chilly Chicken was good too. Considering that there aren’t many lounges that allow access for a payment of a fee, this was a good option. I would be more than happy to make use of this facility during my trips abroad.
This review is for the restaurant in Phoenix Market City. Visited Mainland China for Dinner on Diwali with family and friends. We were six of us, four adults and two children. We have been to this place a few times and have always loved the food here. As always, this time was no different, but for a few small disappointments.
We ordered for the Siu Mai, both chicken and Veg and it was served without the usual accompaniment of sauces – mustard, and the other black colored one. Really missed that and these dimsums were incomplete without those sauces. Couldn’t enjoy it as much as we always did. When we asked for it, we were told that the restaurant opened just today after being closed for about 20 days for some maintenance. Hope this will not be the case in the future.
Rest of the food was yummy, not a slightest complaint here.
While we were eating, as it was nearing closing time, they switched off the AC and it turned out to be suffocating. On request, it was turned on again. This was not in good taste. They could have waited a little as we were almost done. There were a few others who were still having their meal.
When we wanted to order some desserts, they had only icecream and something else which I cannot remember. So not all the items in the menu were available because of the same reason.
Overall, these could be just some minor coordination issues which will probably be fine as they settle down into a routine. Food was awesome and this place remains one of the very nice restaurants in Velachery.
Visited November 2013.
Just after finishing shopping at Phoenix Market City, terribly hungry, we barged into the nearest restaurant – Nammaveedu Vasanta Bhavan. We couldn’t wait any longer, so decided to order whatever would come fastest. We ordered for two South-Indian Combo Meals since the North-Indian Combo wasn’t available.
Meanwhile looking around, the restaurant sported a red theme – the sofas, wallpaper designs, and plates were all red. It was nice and very clean though. The food arrived quite quickly and it included Veg. Biriyani, Sambhar Rice, Curd Rice, pickle, 1 Chappathi, Kurma, Cucumber Raita, Kesari and some awesome appalam. The food was tasty, no complaints but for some naaru(fibre) in the beans in biriyani. Rest was all fine.
Now coming to the pricing, it was Rs. 230. This, I felt was expensive. Agreed, the taste was good, but it was limited. Saravana bhavan has a quick lunch which is priced at around Rs.100. Considering the nice AC, cushioned sofas, a little more quantity and an extra chappathi, I felt anything between Rs 125 to Rs 150 would have been apt for this meal.
I wouldn’t be too keen to eat here next time when I am at Phoenix Market City.
Visited October 2013.
Have always been a fan of sub and this time, it was no different. Didn’t have much time on hand, so quickly dropped into Subway Velachery to pack 2 subs. Loved it ! I have always felt that this was more healthy than stuff from other fast food chains.
Visited October 2013