When Chennai is all about Sit-eat-take away-go, Batlivala and Khanabhoy stands alone in giving a unique experience to their customers. Uday who runs the place said, It’s a destination Cuisine’ and I totally agree. From the ambiance to the music and the FOOD, it’s a mini vacation to PARSI land, I must say. Did I say PARSI? Hell yeah, I did.
Located in the posh locality of Alwarpet, it shares space with a Maharashtrian restaurant. A chic wooden door (doubles as a photo prop) leads us to this place which is located on the first floor. Colorful doors, clutter free space, vintage themed wall hangings, antique furnitures , old Parsi songs completed the look of this place and we knew we were going to have a brilliant time. I went twice – once for a preview dinner before the launch and the other time as a regular customer. I was treated like royalty both the times which means that their service is unbiased and so is my review.
We were given a classy Aqua colored menu card and asked to order. Honestly, the dishes in the menu were Greek and Latin to me. That’s when reality struck me. I was clueless about Parsi food! But thanks to the chef who understood our face expressions and got us dishes based on his predictions and they totally worked.
1. Nimbu Sherbet ( Rs. 79/-)
2. . Lagan Sara Istoo Pattice ( Rs. 149/-)
3. VEG DHANSAK COMBO (Rs.349/-)
4. Dhandar, Rice and Pumpkin Patio (Rs.349/-)
5. Santra Ni Kheer ( Rs. 149/-)
The first time was ‘On the house’ but the second time when we went as a regular customer, We paid Rs.1215/- for the above mentioned which is decent considering the overall experience.
A long weekend is coming up. Go with your family & friends to have some Tastyvala Parsi Khana!
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