Chetana Parameswar visits Indian BBQ along with a friend on a warm summer evening. The restaurant was easy to find, and the patio seating it offered with sun umbrellas and pretty flowers looked welcoming. Here’s her review.
Food and Drink
The restaurant presents a buffet for lunch, in addition to the regular menu that includes a very large number of dishes. We went with the regular menu and decided to taste the following:
– Yogurt drinks: Mango and Rose Lassi
– Appetizers: The mixed vegetarian starter platter, which includes 1 samosa, 1 sabudana vada and 1 pakora served with an assortment of sauces. From the non-vegetarian starters, the Goan fish and prawn tikki.
– From the barbeque / clay oven: Paneer shashlik (we’d like more paneer dishes for vegetarians), jhinga tandoori and methi malai tikka (melt-in-the-mouth chicken),
– From the mains: Chettinad chicken, paneer lababdar (recommended by the owner), dum aloo chutney wala (with a slight sweetness to it) and bhindi do pyaza
– From the breads: Lahsuni naan and pudina paratha
– From the desserts: Mango kulfi and gulab jamun (A note for those with a sweet tooth: the whipped cream with the kulfi was not really needed in our opinion. But we leave that to your taste buds to explore)
The restaurant also serves dishes marked ‘vegan’. That works well for lactose-intolerant people. They mention that their kitchen handles various nuts and recommend that the customers ask before they order. Also, there is an upfront note on the country of origin for their meat and that it may be produced using hormones or antibiotics.
However, no particular information/awareness for gluten-free dishes was seen on their menu.
What we would try again
Among the yogurt drinks, the Mango and Rose lassi were both flavourful and came in good-sized portions. Their mixed vegetarian starter platter with the samosa, sabudana vada, and one pakora, served with an assortment of sauces was well presented. The flavors are worth a try.
From the barbeque section, we recommend the Methi Malai Tikka (chicken). The marinade was quite subtle but flavourful and the meat was very tender. Among the mains, the Chettinad chicken was rather enjoyable.
Service and Amenities
The restaurant has clean facilities, neat seating, and good indoor lighting. There are 3 seating rooms indoors and 2 spaces for outdoor seating. There is a spacious balcony with sun umbrellas and flowers which lends a welcoming touch on sunny days.
The service is good, the staff friendly and attentive. The time taken to deliver food seemed fair. However, high chairs for children didn’t seem visibly stacked indoors, although the outdoor seating has enough space for accommodating buggies. The bathrooms are easily accessible. Wheelchairs might need a little help as there are about 1-2 steps that would have to be navigated at the entrance.
Opening Times: 1130-1400 (Mo-Fr), 17-23 (Mo-So), 11, -23 (May-August, subject to good weather)
Location: Breitensteinstrasse 21, 8037 Zürich
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