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Old 28th April 2009, 19:32   #286
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Karim's at Jama masjid is far better than the one in NZM. The latter is souped up for the expats who live in that area and patronise the place. Prices much higher too. The original one in JM , well the approach may not be so good , but once you 're inside , they keep is as clean as any McDonald's in India. Food is much better too.

And if one likes to travel , well going to Jama Masjid ka Karim's at night is like going to a different culture / country. The lanes and by lanes have so much life and one doesnt feel that it's 2300 hrs . It's very safe too. :-)

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Somehow have never liked Karim's Jama Masjid, makes me feel like stuffing myself with grease at a cheap and dirty dhaba (the prices definitely dont give this feel).

The one at Nizamuddin is quite better.
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You know folks I have never understood why travel agencies market Moti Mahal in all their travel brochures. I mean , come on , its a chain well beyond it's prime as far as food goes. Mughal mahal for those who dont know is next to Rajendra Place , near east patel nagar , west delhi. Good Food. So is another place called Baithak in the East Patel Nagar market. The butter chicken there much better than a lot of places I have eaten in India ( and In my profession I have travelled quite a bit :-) )

In South Mumbai , no good butter chicken except Fountain Caterers. For Karim lovers , go to Gulshan -e - iran on Mhd Ali Rd.. Please stay away from the famous Bade Miyaan. His food is now palatable only if you're blown!! Cooked on super high flame , so it's un cooked from the inside. His food was nice too in the 90s but now it's just a late night easy place to eat when all others except the 5 stars are closed. And then see your heart get a solid burn in the morning !!! trust me it's not the alcohol . LOL

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Karim's is a Nucleur Attack on your Heart

The amount of grease / oil / fat ( charbi ) used in the food is exorbitant. I have seen it myself. No wonder the food is lip smackingly tasty ( no doubt )

I have not been to Salim's ever. Will give it a shot soon.

When I was in delhi last I got Butter Chicken & Paneer packed at this place ( only delivery & Take away ) in NFC. It was not in the NFC market but somewhere inside the residential houses locale. I think it was called Mughal Mahal. Bloody awesome Butter Chicken - no oil / butter at all and absolutely tasty. The closest thing to Moti Mahals Butter chicken taste ( minus the grease ).

Pls give this place a try when there.
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Old 29th April 2009, 14:12   #288
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Can you tell me how to reach there by metro ?
Get down at Ramakrishna Ashram station on Dwarka CP line towards Pahar Ganj and straight across on Sadar Thana Road.
The google map listing is on our community page for eating joints of delhi

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Any good place to eat aurthentic italian food? I know of Big Chill in East of Kailash but that was 5 years back. Any other restaurants in Delhi/Gurgaon?
'Diva' at GK2 any day in delhi.........heard that 'italica' at DLF mall near emporio malls in Vasant kunj is on par with Diva
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You know folks I have never understood why travel agencies market Moti Mahal in all their travel brochures. I mean , come on , its a chain well beyond it's prime as far as food goes. Mughal mahal for those who dont know is next to Rajendra Place , near east patel nagar , west delhi. Good Food. So is another place called Baithak in the East Patel Nagar market. The butter chicken there much better than a lot of places I have eaten in India ( and In my profession I have travelled quite a bit :-) )
I would seriously recommend checking out the original Moti Mahal at Daryaganj (they dont have any other branches) for Butter chicken...

The chain of restaurant having name as Moti Mahal/ Moti Mahal Deluxe are not at all worth carrying the brand name earned by the original one.

Some one wrote about the confusing history of moti mahal brand on his blog. The link is
Soldier of Fortune: Mystery of Motimahal : Spot the Original
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Try visiting "Earth" in Gurgaon.
Where in Gurgaon exactly? Please let me know if you have directions.
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Me and some of my friends ended up at Barbeque Nation (janakpuri) today and here is my review......

Food - We selected the Special Lunch menu which consisted of 5-6 veg/non veg starters priced at 500rs per person which includes any drink of your choice.
The non veg starters (prawns ,chicken/fish tikka etc) which we had to grill ourselves were not so great.
The portions were too small plus the were kinda bland for my taste.
So i tried the Veg snacks and found them to be better.!
The main course was just OK.
Desserts.....the less said the better.


Ambience - This is where it scores.
The place where we were seated was kinda secluded from the rest of the restaurant so it felt nice to sit and chat in privacy.
The decor and lighting is quite pleasant too.

Service - Another good thing about BN is there staff.
The receptionist ,the manager ,the waiters all greated us with a smile.
The service was quick and prompt ,Staff was well trained and polite.

Will i go there again ?
Not untill they improve the quality of the food.

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Karim's at Jama masjid is far better than the one in NZM. The latter is souped up for the expats who live in that area and patronise the place. Prices much higher too. The original one in JM , well the approach may not be so good , but once you 're inside , they keep is as clean as any McDonald's in India. Food is much better too.

And if one likes to travel , well going to Jama Masjid ka Karim's at night is like going to a different culture / country. The lanes and by lanes have so much life and one doesnt feel that it's 2300 hrs . It's very safe too. :-)
DV, I am a frequent patron of Karims and have visited most of their locations in Delhi, and 1 out of Delhi. I also used to believe Jama Maszid branch was the best- until I became a regular at Malviya Nagar branch (it is actually 1 km from my home, so I have other reasons to like it )

Comparing food wise, Malviya Nagar food is excellent and I'd say better than JM's. In seekh kebabs, JM still scores higher, but for the main courses, and strictly in taste, MN is anyday better- even the quantity of oil/fat used is significantly lesser than JM.

What's more, MN is far conveniently located and even has much better ambience (effective ACs). I still love going to JM branch whenever I'm in Chandni Chowk or nearby, but given a choice, I'd take people to MN for sheer convenience and better food, and JM for the JM experience!
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Going for a movie to PVR Saket after a long time on this Friday. Which is the best place for dinner in that complex ?

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- Two veg and Two non veg ppl.
- Except me, the other three are totally unwilling to experiment with anything edible.
- Not too expensive.
- Comfortable seating, preferably indoors.
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Going for a movie to PVR Saket after a long time on this Friday. Which is the best place for dinner in that complex ?

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- Two veg and Two non veg ppl.
- Except me, the other three are totally unwilling to experiment with anything edible.
- Not too expensive.
- Comfortable seating, preferably indoors.
Hi Eddy, you should've specified the preferred cuisine. But you may want to go to FoodieBay: Food Guide for Delhi NCR and Kolkata with Menu and Review, research all restaurants in Saket, and then post a shortlisted few here for feedback from the rest of us.

Cheers!
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Cuisine - Indian or Chinese. No south Indian or Italian.

And I somehow trust personal recos more that the website ones so put it in the forum
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ah okay, else there's a lovely italian joint there.
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From a friend:
In my opinion, Anupam market doesn't offer very many exciting options. Ty can have a beer at Bennigan's (if they want of course) and have food may be at Jerry Wong or Azurro (which I guess doesn't fit the cuisine). There is a new lounge bar called Tzers on second floor above Reebok and Adidas but I havent tried that place.

However, the adjacent malls will have a plethora of options. Some of the better ones and not extremely expensive are:

1. Great kebab factory (DLF)
2. Haldiram (DLF food court)
3. Tasty Tangles (Chinese @ MGF)
4. TGIF (DLF)
5. Cocoa by Belgique (Select)
6. TGIF (DLF)

The more expensive ones are Mezz and Tabalarusa. There are a few other options in these malls which I haven't explored.

For Chinese would suggest Tasty Tangles - not very expensive and decent food and for Veggie northie Haldiram seems to be a good bet.
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Going for a movie to PVR Saket after a long time on this Friday. Which is the best place for dinner in that complex ?

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- Two veg and Two non veg ppl.
- Except me, the other three are totally unwilling to experiment with anything edible.
- Not too expensive.
- Comfortable seating, preferably indoors.
Tried and tested - Narulas. Average boring food, liked by lot of people
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Thanks hitanshu and tsk.

Is Tasty Tangles walkable from Anupam ?
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