Adayar Ananda Bhavan

A decent South-Indian Thali at Adayar Ananda Bhavan, Madipakkam.  Surprised to hear that they do not serve North-Indian Thali though they have it on the menu.  Guess it is the time constraint.  Since it takes a while to get North-Indian meals to the table, they probably  do not want to lose customers who wait to get a seat.  The restaurant is quite packed in the afternoons and definitely not easy to get the attention of the waiter.  The food tasted good.

Visited October 2013.

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Mast Kalandar

Punjabi Thali – a disappointment !

The Thali had 2 Amritsari Kulchas, Chole, Dal Mahkni, Paneer subzi whatever,gulab jamun, vegetable salad, raita and Lassi included.
The Kulchas were very bland and almost just boiled potatos..no trace of any masala
Chole was ok, rest were ordinary..i mean missing the hotel kinda flavor..a basic paneer butter masala would have been good anywhere…
Didnt like Raddish in a Vegetable salad especially when it is cut in pieces where you cannot avoid it if you dont like it..thats my choice
Raita was good with some chat masala and grated cucumber I think..
Lassi was sweeeeet and Gulab Jamun was Sweeeeeeeeeter ! I could trace my esophagus all the way to my stomach when I swallowed it
And INR202 (189+taxes) was not very cheap. So I thought it was a very average experience.
btw – I didnt finish my plate..I left a half kulcha because I didnt like it..I can assure you I am a good eater 2 Kulchas would disappear in a jiffy from my plate and I love North-Indian too.

Visited September 2013

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Cupcakes Amore


Wonderful and delicious cupcakes. There was ‘filter’ coffee on the menu. Pleasantly surprised and ordered ! Wow..what we got was not even close to coffee, forget the filter. This part is called the learning 😉 You learn to differentiate between a cupcake and a muffin after you see the bill 😛

Peaches


A very different experience this time compared to my last visit. It was not a weekend. We were still 8 people and had a enjoyable time.
As I have said earlier, food was very good. See my clicks to believe it 🙂
Good food, service, and a pleasant dining experience !
Definitely recommend.

Visited August 2013

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California Pizza Kitchen

We have heard about this place earlier from friends and this restaurant opened in Phoenix Market City in Velachery.  We had planned a Saturday outing for some shopping and combined a lunch at this place along with it.  The pizzas were thin-crust and tasty, they had some options for children.  So the pasta with cheese was perfect for my 3-year-old daughter. She loved it.  Nice ambience, good food, and overall, it was a nice dining experience.

Dindigul Thalapakatti Restaurant

This review is for their restaurant at ECR (the same complex as the Dominos pizza)
We were two families who visited for dinner quite late after watching a movie at Mayajaal. The time must have been around 10:15PM. When we entered, there were a few people having food.
We were not informed of the closing time, no indication that things might not be available in about 15-20 minutes from then.
When we started to order, things were ok. We wanted to order more, we were informed that they are not available. ‘Closing time’ !!!!!
Kal Dosa-NO, Normal Dosa -NO, Desserts-NO ! The manager should have seen this coming and informed us in advance that they would close soon and not screw up our dinner half way.
The food was tasty, no doubt, BUT I felt the quantity was attrocious for the price. We ordered 2 Chicken koththu parottas, and I was not eating it for the first time. That is one of my favorite items..It was so little that I ate both ! Wanted to order another one for my son, Same ‘NO’ again !!
Overall Good Food, Bad experience !

Chokhi Dhani

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Chokhi Dhani, a set on Flickr.

A nice theme, nice food, nice activities, overall a very good outing worth the money you pay. Rs 550 for adults and Rs 350 for children aged between 3 and 9. This includes the food also. You also get free coupons for various activities and that was very good. You didn’t have to spend extra money on them, the coupons were sufficient. Continue reading

Masala Kart 2013

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Masala Kart 2013, a set on Flickr.

A street food festival in Chennai that was on 02nd-04th August 2013 in Island Grounds. The event was overall good and my friend and I managed to taste quite a few dishes and loved it. The stalls were selling food from all over India ! It was definitely expensive. Going by the price, it is not even close to street food. It was street food with star prices.

Pizza Republic

First visit to Pizza Republic @ Taramani ! A decent experience.
Ambience – Quite ok, a bit deserted so kinda felt odd all alone with my son at 03:45PM, otherwise ok..
A chicken Supreme pizza with Multi-grain crust – Wonderful! Juicy, crunchy fresh toppings – onion, capsicum, Jalapenos, and Chicken !
A chicken Taco – so so. It was too flimsy..couldnt pick and eat without it falling off..didnt quite enjoy it as much.
A Chicken Burrito – Awesome! nice flavor and taste..loved it.

Visited Adambakkam outlet in a few days, ambience was better than Taramani, more spacious and the pizzas were wonderful, burrito was not as good as Taramani.  Overall, this pizza place is decent.

if you look at it expense-wise, I still think the ‘Buy one- Get one’ offer in Domino’s on Wednesdays will beat this hands down !  2 Large Pizzas for around Rs 550 is a steal for the quality you get at Dominos.

Kryptos By Willi


Went with family for dinner and as always the food was excellent. One Veg mezze platter for two, a baked chicken roll for starters. Yummy. One paneer skewer, a chicken and cheese kebab and one chicken with garlic something with pilaf rice for main course..overall excellent food..Last time remember chicken and cheese kebabs came with potato wedges, this time it was rice…anyways good food…

Again same as last time, would like to point out the AC was not how I expected it to be..it was suffocating at times..had to tell them twice to reduce the temp. to make it cooler…

Had a 20% off coupon from the Pizzarazzi contest, so made use of it this time.

Kryptos remains one of our favorite places in Chennai ! Would definitely visit again and recommend it to friends.

Visited June 2013

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