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Old 1st December 2011, 11:47   #3946
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Need feedback on the Snapdeal / Dealivore vouchers - Is it true people with the discount vouchers are being treated poorly in recent past and looked down upon by the restaurants? Not given good seats, asked to sit in a corner etc?

Heard this from my friends. Please confirm.
Absolutely wrong.

I will list out the places i have visited with these vouchers and was treated at par with the regular crowd.

1, Shanghai Chef-Visited the place with 60 vouchers- i had taken my entire team for lunch
2, Marriot
3, 100 degrees.
4, Delhi Smackers
5, Dhola re dhani
6, Rajdhani-The veg thali place
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Absolutely wrong.

I will list out the places i have visited with these vouchers and was treated at par with the regular crowd.

1, Shanghai Chef-Visited the place with 60 vouchers- i had taken my entire team for lunch
2, Marriot
3, 100 degrees.
4, Delhi Smackers
5, Dhola re dhani
6, Rajdhani-The veg thali place
That's reassuring. I was planning to buy vouchers for Hadippa and when I mentioned this to a friend of mine he told me about some issues his friends faced.

Thanks Silverwood
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Blue Fox, Himayathnagar. Been there a few days ago

We ordered

Some fancy named Prawn (Rs.400)

It was an excellent dish and after a long time enjoyed a prawn dish so much.

Mutton Boti Kebab Masala (Rs.280)

This is the typical boti kebab in some excellently spiced gravy. If you like the chewy nature of the boti kebab, you will love this dish

Mutton Biryani (Rs. 250)

Dont know what to say. The biryani was overall good but, the meat was almost black but, extremely soft and was not boneless which was good.

Along with beverages the damages were roughly Rs.1750 ( overall taxes are 17.10%)

Himayathnagar outlet is the best undoubtedly with excellent ambience and each and every dish almost excellent and i love the chutneys they place on table. But, it has become horrendously expensive from before. For on spur dinner meal for us two, it was quite costly.

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Last evening, enjoyed the following at Mega City, Basheerbagh

Reshmi Chicken ( Rs.180) : Excellent and their best snack
Sheek Kebab ( Rs.200) : Super Excellent
Schzewan Stir Fried Veggies ( Rs.130) : Very good, sweetish and crispy
Vegetable Gold Coin ( Rs.130) : Small coins deep fried with mix veggie batter. Nice

Followed by the inevitable Sambhar Rice. Wohooooo

P.S: I use the deal coupons quite often and never faced any issues. The day I will face it, mentally prepared to take their restuarant down by creating a scene there. So they better treat me with respect

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Old 1st December 2011, 15:37   #3949
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Pakwaan adjoining Ravindra Bharati has started functioning. Saw some nicely marinated chicken in their display window. Let us have a feedback soon on this venue. By the way, the parking is before you reach the restaurant on the left in a driveway so keep extreme left after Ravindra Bharati else you may miss the turn.

Anjappar has decided to re-open and is presently undergoing renovation.

Had a glass of jal jeera today at Ayurvedic Cool Point van located just after the traffic signal at Harley Davidson Showroom. Yummy is the word. Got another 6 glasses for Rs. 60 parceled in my own bottles (worked out to 2 litres of jal jeera) for serving at home in a party later in the evening.

While returning from the jal jeera vendor, saw that Thai Express, which was in the Q-Mart building on the Lower Ground Floor has shifted to the 4th floor of the same building. Any one visited it in recent times? How is it?

The deals / coupons / codes are a promotion effort by the concerned restaurant to gain visibility / get clientele for the lean timings / create a following of customers.

The only time I faced a slight issue with a deal / coupon / code was at Courtyard by Marriott where the hostess (the NE girl) told me that the coupons had expired and I patiently asked her to have a re-look at the coupon so that she realises that she was reading the date of coupon purchase and not expiry. Realising her gaffe, the restaurant manager covered up very well on her behalf and made me the most royal person to have ever visited them. Oh Boy, was I flattered? He just did not allow my mother to leave the chair and made sure she got to eat her buffet while remaining seated. That apart from rustling up a dish just for her though not on the buffet menu.

Khaan Saab gave me their PDR (private dining room) despite knowing that I will be paying only 50% and on my next visit, the table near the window exactly opposite the staircase (according to my personal preferences in that restaurant, the most ideal table).

I will report on the behaviour of Novotel staff on 50% discount after I eat there a few days later at their awesome Saturday Night Buffet.
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Awesome feedback. Even I cant wait for Pakwaan to open close to home. I absolutely love their TC. From the several times I had their TC only once I found it below average.

Was never a fan of Anjappar, so doesnt matter if they re-open.....

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I will report on the behaviour of Novotel staff on 50% discount after I eat there a few days later at their awesome Saturday Night Buffet.
Bajaj Saab, your one lucky guy. Imagine enjoying that palatial buffet at 50% prices....Sigh, wish someone invites me to such a buffet !!!
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Awesome feedback. Even I cant wait for Pakwaan to open close to home. I absolutely love their TC. From the several times I had their TC only once I found it below average.
But it has opened already near your house. I saw it functioning with chicken on display. The only doubt in my mind is whether this one is owned by Hameed or is this one is a clone / namesake?

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Bajaj Saab, your one lucky guy. Imagine enjoying that palatial buffet at 50% prices....Sigh, wish someone invites me to such a buffet !!!
Its a deal you got it.
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I will list out the places i have visited with these vouchers and was treated at par with the regular crowd.
2, Marriot
3, 100 degrees.
+1 on that Waseem Bhai. At both the places, I was treated at par with the other crowd. It is more of a promotional thing, which they have planned to pass on to the patrons and I doubt if they would be doing it. Even at 50% discount, they break-even with the pricing factor.

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That's reassuring. I was planning to buy vouchers for Hadippa and when I mentioned this to a friend of mine he told me about some issues his friends faced.
Thanks Silverwood
Did you friend face an issue at Hadippa or in general?
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Did you friend face an issue at Hadippa or in general?
No No. It was a general thing, nothing specific to Hadippa. We were having lunch at my home last Sunday and I was telling them I was originally planning on going for lunch to Hadippa with SD vouchers and my friend shared some experience of another friend.

And I thought I will cross check with you folks.
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Went to 1857 @ necklace road.(next to jal vihar)

The decor is awesome.

Funny part was the singer we saw perform at coco's on wednesday evening was performing here on thursday.

He sang one of my request (zinda -strings ) and he was amazing

Coming to food now:-

- Thai fiery prawns (pretty good ,not really fiery though)
- Barbequed lamb cube sizzler (super like)
- Chicken Shaslik sizzler
- Mutton Sheekh Kebab
- Garlic bread with cheese

Total bill for 3 including drinks was INR 3700/-

Annoyance - Waiter making faces since we did not tip him (there was service tax and service charge included in the bill)

He actually asked us for a tip which we refused saying its included in the bill(after that his whole attitude changed)
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Annoyance - Waiter making faces since we did not tip him (there was service tax and service charge included in the bill)

He actually asked us for a tip which we refused saying its included in the bill(after that his whole attitude changed)
Even I make sure NOT to leave any tip if SC is charged in the bill
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Bajaj Sahb.

Got the confirmation from my cousion, this place is owned by Hameed Bhai.

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Last evening we had a veggie dinner at "Santosh Dhaba" at Abids

We ordered :-

Punjabi Kofta curry
Rotis and Baby Naan
Handi Biryani
Masala Papad

Food is good without being great. What I despise is their liberal use of kaju in every dish as if its going out of fashion. I hate dry fruits in main course but, love them in desserts

There is an option to order half of evrything which we did

Total Damages : Rs.275

P.S:- Btw, passed Pakwaan last evening at Saifabad. Its a huge place and looks quite neat and upmarket. However, above the pakwaan billboard saw something like "Lingasure Group of Hotels" so is it the same pakwaan?

Tandoori chicken for sunday lunch is decided
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While returning from the jal jeera vendor, saw that Thai Express, which was in the Q-Mart building on the Lower Ground Floor has shifted to the 4th floor of the same building. Any one visited it in recent times? How is it?
I had been there for lunch with wife on 4th Nov, last month.
We were the only two initially, after that two thai looking guys were there. I don;t even remember properly what all i ordered but I would not rate the food as GOOD.
It was very average. We ordered a noodle and another rice with chicken dish. Chicken was a little hard and rice was soggy with lumps.

Total damage was Rs. 552/- no tip.
Inside the decor looks good,and wife says, the restaurant gets many guests starting late afternoon around 2 O'clock and in evenings it is mostly full. Her office is on the 3rd floor same building.
IMO, worth a try once.
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Last night,we celebrated my niece's birthday at Ohri's 100 degrees.
Adults : 11
Kids : 5
We attacked the multi cuisine buffet,which had an elaborate variety of dishes ranging from South Indian,North Indian,Chinese,Continental cuisine.
We were provided a Private Dining Room,a complimentary Birthday chocolate cake.
Some of the dishes which went wrong were :
- Idly 65 (heard for the first time and looked more like Aloo 65) : Idlys were hard and beyond recognition and soaked in chilli powder(that could have been used as rocket fuel) !!
- Rabdi was topped with Chocolate Sauce...Terrible.Spoilt the whole dessert.

In the end when billing came,we were charged for 12 Adults,there by exempting kids.Nice gesture.
Price per Buffet : 250+Taxes
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Chinese food at Ohri's is favoured by many Hydeez, me included.

Of course, it has been some time since I could visit their outlet.

An awesome deal valid at Ohri's Far East at Banjara Hills Road No. 12 :

Far East Ohri's - Dining Deals - Discount Coupon - Banjara Hills - Hyderabad - Snapdeal.com

WeekDAY Lunch Buffet @ 403 for 2 people.

WeekEND Lunch Buffet @ 513 for 2 people.

Now this is what is called a WOW deal but need to check out the menu first.
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