Category: Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Review: Spice it up with Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba – Sarjapur Road (4.5/5)

Some restaurants have the reputation of their food quality varying wildly from one outlet to another. Others will insist on all the ingredients, condiments and sometimes even semi-cooked food coming from the same place so the taste is uniform. Chulha Chauki Da Dhaba (CCDD) — as far as I know — does neither of these, and yet manages to maintain...

Gajalee Sea Food restaurant review: This Mangalore eatery oozes heritage and taste [4.5/5]

Repurposing things seem to be an innate Indian trait. Sometimes, though, this repurposing — especially when done for a purpose — takes a whole new dimension. That is the case with Gajalee Sea Food, a restaurant in Mangaluru — erstwhile Mangalore — that oozes heritage and nostalgia through its ambience. The ambience Imagine a British-style office and canteen that has...

Machali Restaurant Review: This Mangalore eatery is a must-visit for seafood fans! [5/5]

Visit Mangalore, and the foodies around you will drown you in “seafood” shouts beforehand. And for good reason! The fish is fresh from the sea next door, and the cuisine itself stands apart! And rarely does it get as good representation on the plate than in Machili Restaurant. The Ambience Machili, at first sight, may look like any other restaurant...

Maharaja Restaurant Review: This Mangalore eatery is a bit of a letdown [3.5/5]

Do a quick Google search on “best chicken ghee roast in Mangalore,” and one of the first restaurants you encounter is Maharaja. That alone should send your expectations soaring. The ambience Then, things start going downhill. And that happens from the moment you sit down. It starts with the décor, which appears pleasing and old-school at first. But the moment...

Mahesh Lunch Home review: A seafood promise that went unfulfilled [3.5/5]

In a landlocked city like Bengaluru where quite a few people have the ability to pay premium prices for good food, a seafood restaurant specialising in Mangalorean cuisine might have been considered a safe bet. Mahesh Lunch Home in the heart of the city might have reaped those rewards, had it not been for the quality of what it promised...

Restaurant Review: Pepe’s Pizza delivers dollops of delight [4/5]

Pizza joints have been mushrooming up all over Bengaluru, like other eateries serving popular foodstuff, like biryani. And in both cases, only the better ones persist, while others shut shop within six months of opening. Pepe’s Pizza in Bellandur falls in the former category, serving some pizza and starters that can send you into a food coma. Obviously, this is...