Have been here a few times and was never disappointed. Their Thali is very tasty and it is a must-try.
I am very fond of Gujarati/North-Indian food. But since I am not from there, I cannot comment on how authentic it is, but everything in the Thali tasted yummy.
Ambience is decent, service is good and quick.
I havent given it a 5/5 just because getting a table can be difficult especially if you are more than four people. The restaurant is small to handle the crowd at EA. On weekdays, you are fine. Weekends can be a nightmare.
Will definitely recommend to others and visit now and then 🙂

Visited September 2012


My first visit to Malgudi to specifically taste Guntur food. A nice atmosphere, wonderful ambience, good seating arrangement, very tasty food, exceeded my expectation.

Today was the last day of the Guntur Food Festival and it was my friend’s recommendation to try Andhra food, from Guntur.

We started with a couple of beers and starters – Alasandala garelu and kodi vepudu were wonderful. Expected it to be a little more spicy, but it was very tasty.

We ordered Kodi Biriyani, Guntur Kodi koora (traditional gravy) and Rage Sankatti (mudhdha or Kali as you may call it) for Main course. All the items were cooked to perfection and were very tasty.

Too full to order desserts, so we finished. We were very satisfied for having tried yummy food from Andhra.

Not sure about the normal menu, but definitely seems to be a very good place for fine dining.

Visited October 2012

A2B – Adayar Ananda Bhavan, Bangalore

This review is for the Indira Nagar A2B restaurant.

Tasty breakfast. Too few tables, so had to stand and eat in the round tables provided. It was a self-service restaurant, so no complaints on service. 🙂

OK for quick breakfast, not for elaborate eating out. Easy access right below Indira Nagar Metro.
At least it is one of the places where you can enter without doubts in mind. You will get good food.

Visited October 2012.


Have been here with family about 4-5 times and last visit was about a month ago.

It is the same place previously known as Palimar restaurant. Entrance is on Nungambakkam High Road, just before The Park Hotel. The parking in this complex is cramped in general, however, they have a decent arrangement for Vegnation customers, so there is a dedicated place. Just ask the parking guys and they will direct you.

Tip: After you finish food and you are about to leave, ask for the parking token at the cash counter. You have to give that Token to the parking guy. That is the proof of having visited the restaurant 🙂

The restaurant has a decent seating arrangement, two sections, one for buffet and another for a la carte.

Moderately priced, special rate for children.

Decent food, a couple of starters, decent spread, a couple of desserts. Soup, breads and icecream served on the table. No complaints with these at all.
The issue is that one day you have a wonderful time and if you come back again, then you find starters are not tasty, soup is not hot, they dont refill soon, takes ages to bring roti to table and all this leaves you unsatisfied. Overall quality and service is inconsistent.

There is a pan shop right outside the restaurant and he makes wonderful Pan 🙂 thats a must-try 😀

Golden Sun Beach Resort

We have visited this place with a gang of friends few times earlier to spend one full day at the premises, but this time, we decided to stay overnight. In a way we were familiar with the place.

Agenda for this trip: Catch up with a couple of college friends and spend time chatting and drinking.

Checked in around 18:45, no prior reservation, just walked in. It was ok. Paid around 3400 INR for a AC double room with an extra bed.

Room was just reasonably ok, definitely not comfy, but clean though. Low ceiling, make sure not to lift up your hands when the fan is on, it is really that low. AC and TV worked fine, the lighting in the room is dim, not enough if you plan to read. Bed mattress is not soft, but adjustable. Carry your towels, the one you get are very very old, but still clean and washed.

We decided to have a few drinks, asked them to set up a table in the lawn, just opposite to the bar, that was very good. The interiors of the Bar is not very inviting, so definitely better on the lawn. Watch out for mosquitoes, have a mosquito repellant cream handy. After a few drinks, either they go away or you dont feel them anymore 😉
When people complain about the food, it is most likely about the buffet that you get when you pay INR 400-something. Almost all that we ordered was hot and very tasty. Service was pretty quick and they didnt disappoint. The Bar/Restaurant Manager was present to check what we wanted now and then. Had a break, had a stroll and resumed our session again, ended with dinner. No complaints here at all, prices moderate.

Simultaneously, there was another gang of about 10-15 men, obviously having fun among themselves, lot of drinks, dance, loud music, using the swimming pool, etc. It definitely was not an issue for the three of us. In fact we were enjoying the fast, peppy numbers that they played, but with family, it probably wouldnt be too comfortable in those circumstances.

Room service was ok. We asked for two bottles of water, and was delivered to the room within 10 minutes. Since the property is spread out, expect a slight delay in room service.

Swimming pool was clean and well-maintained. We didnt use it this time, but have used it on previous trips. Get your swimming costume, or you can buy it from the store there, not very cheap though.

Woke up early around 05:45 AM and took a leisure walk to the beach. It was pleasant, got a nice view of the sunrise, and by 07:30, we decided to check out.

Overall, for us, it was absolutely wonderful. What we came for, we got. No complaints whatsoever.

Verdict: Yes for trip with friends, Think twice or Probably not with family

Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends

Sree Annapoorna, Coimbatore

This restaurant has been and is the best option for Vegetarian food in Coimbatore. Havent tried the meals here, so cant comment on that, but the south-Indian tiffin items like Idly, Dosa, Pongal, Vadai, etc are just wonderful. You get a wonderful Filter coffee to end the breakfast 🙂 !
There is a steady crowd always and if you are a family of four, you can get an exclusive table. but if you are just one or two, and there is a lot of crowd, be prepared to share the table. You will not get an exclusive one. Service is very good and fast.
If you are in Coimbatore, a South-Indian breakfast at this restaurant is a must-have!

Visited August 2012

Karaikudi Chettinadu Restaurant

This is a good Chettinad restaurant that belong to the Shyam Group (The Dhaba, Amaravathi, Shogun, etc). So almost all places, you will see these restaurants together.

We have tried quite a few branches in Chennai – RK Salai, T-Nagar, Besant Nagar, Velachery, Chrompet and found that the quality and service was good in most places, except Chrompet.

My most recent visit was with friends to the restaurant in Velachery. It was a friend’s treat and we were about ten of us for dinner. Good and tasty food, nice variety, quick service and nothing worth complaining at all ! There was a Dosa festival going on with some good choices on the menu.

I have tried their home-delivery quite a few times and that was also ok. Sunday lunch can take a while to be delivered because of the demand. Expect at least 45 mins to 1 hour for delivery.

A decent place to visit.

Visited September 2012

Nalas Appa Kadai

This review is for their restaurant in Velachery.
Since we stay close to this restaurant, it is obviously one of the “favorites” when we suddenly plan to eat out and have limited time at our disposal. It is better than many other options nearby.

The food is very good and tasty, and the service is quick. They have a wonderful variety of appams and they are made in a “live counter” so you can actually see it being made.
They have reasonably priced combos so you dont have to order too much and waste.
Most of the waiters dont speak Tamil 🙂 , so it might get a little difficult with Tamil names, better to point it out on the Menu and be sure to get what you ordered.

Since there are a couple of BPOs close by, there is a never-ending stream of people until late in the night. So be prepared for a wait for about 10 minutes to get a table.
They have an option of Home Delivery, the food arrives within reasonable time and is quite ok too, but only when you go and eat in the restaurant, you know what you miss when you order for home delivery.

Definitely worth a visit now and then !

Visited August 2012

Yoko Sizzlers

We have been here with family about three times and the most recent visit was in August 2012.

First of all the place is a little difficult to find, I mean, its not a building with a big entrance on the main road, but more like an apartment. It is just next to the Wills Lifestyle store. You need to find the board, drive inside and the valet parking really helps here. The restaurant is on the second floor. There is a lift and it works, no issues 🙂

The ambience of the restaurant was good. Decent seating arrangements, small though. Once we felt the AC was a little too cold on our heads, but was soon adjusted.

The food was really very tasty and we all loved it. Have tried Chicken Sashlik with fried rice, Yoko special chicken sizzler, Prawn sashlik, and vegetarian too with Mushrooms and stuff, cant remember the name. All of them were tasty and no complaints at all ! We all liked it.

Those who would like to taste sizzlers should go here !

Visited August 2012

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