Tastyvala Khana is here my Bhoy!

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.

The colourful doors which lead you to the restaurant


The cute little Parsi bakery counter
This is what I meant when I said VINTAGE

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.

I am going to be veggie friendly in this post but if you want to know what non vegetarian items to order, do read Divya’s review and Mrinalini’s review.

1. Nimbu Sherbet ( Rs. 79/-)

Nimbu Pani with a twist. They have a ‘secret’ ingredient which makes it taste much better than all the other lime sodas.

2. . Lagan Sara Istoo Pattice ( Rs. 149/-)

Crispy stuffed veggies patty coated with semolina was VERA LEVEL.


When I ate separately I didn’t like it at all but the slow cooked dal and kachubar  mixed with brown rice makes a whole lot of difference. A good one though.

4. Dhandar, Rice and Pumpkin Patio (Rs.349/-)

Quite spicy but tastes good with steamed rice or Rotlis
Steamed rice
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Dhandar – plain toor dal but something in that which made me think of my mother’s ‘pappu mammu’ and that’s a good thing

5. Santra Ni Kheer ( Rs. 149/-)

There is always an extra space for dessert and when you have kheer and Orange wedges mixed together, you just can’t NOT eat.

Price :

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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