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Eating Out in Vasant Kunj's Malls

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A travel journal to New Delhi by phileasfogg

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Quote: Vasant Kunj, one of the southernmost neighbourhoods in Delhi—and fairly close to the airport—is home to a trio of plush malls: Emporio, Promenade, and Ambience. We usually visit them only to shop; but whenever we do, we end up eating at one of the many restaurants here.

Sakae Sushi

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Restaurant | "Very good sushi - and more"

Sakae Sushi Photo, New Delhi, India
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Situated behind the execrable Chili’s, Sakae Sushi has recently opened in Ambience Mall. Huge posters and hoardings, in the signature lime-green of the restaurant, advertised it all across the mall the last time we visited Ambience, so we decided to have lunch here.Sakae Sushi is a Singapore-based chain of sushi restaurants that has only just come to Delhi. The kimono-clad hostess standing outside the restaurant led us in and seated us at one of the tables (nearly all were occupied, many of them by people who were obviously expats from the Far East). The décor is very eclectic here: the c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2013

Sakae Sushi
T - 306 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall , Vasant Kunj
New Delhi
011 4087 0798

Mistral

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Restaurant | "A mixed bag, but mostly good"

Mistral Photo, New Delhi, India
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Mistral, when we first noticed it, looked like a coffee place, something like a Starbucks (recently opened in the same mall) or a Gloria Jeans (on the floor below, also in this mall). There was a large display counter, crowded with cakes, pies, individual slices of everything from mango cheesecake to operas. There was a large salver loaded with madeleines, and massive glass jars of different types of cookies stood on top. I did notice, though, that the blackboard above the counter mentioned sandwiches and burgers, so we filed it away in our minds as a place to visit the next time we wanted a quickish lunch.As it happened, the next time we visited, we were looking for a place to have lunch before go...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2013

Mistral
3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi
011-40870750

The Belgian Fries Company

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Restaurant | "Fries, yes. Belgian, no."

The Belgian Fries Company Photo, New Delhi, India
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We never eat at the food court at DLF Promenade Mall (or even at other food courts in Delhi—most tend to be very predictable, focusing only on fairly greasy and spicy north Indian food, or bastardised versions of Chinese food and American fast food). This last time, however, we were hurrying to watch a movie at the cinema theatre next to the food court at DLF Promenade. With just about 40 minutes left to go, we knew it had to be a really quick meal, so the food court seemed the best bet. And when my husband—who has been often enough on business trips to Ghent and Brussels to love Belgian fries—saw The Belgian Fries Company counter, we knew where we’d be placing our order.Fries, as you can gu...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 11, 2013

The Belgian Fries Company
Food Court, Dlf Promenade Mall, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi

Kylin Premier-The Teppanyaki Grill

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Restaurant | "Not outstanding, not atrocious"

Kylin Premier-The Teppanyaki Grill Photo, New Delhi, India
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On Facebook, there’s a group called Eat Treat, which acts as a hangout for foodies: recipes are shared, recommendations for restaurants are asked for (and given), and restaurateurs are allowed to talk about their menus. It’s mostly Delhi-centric, so most of the restaurant-related questions that crop up are related to eateries in Delhi.The other day, someone posed a question on Eat Treat: where should one go for the best dimsums in Delhi? The majority of the votes (including mine) went to the excellent Royal China. Among the other restaurants suggested by group members were some I’d been to (and ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 11, 2013

Kylin Premier-The Teppanyaki Grill
R-302, Third Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi
09871757744

Italia

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Restaurant | "Pretty decent Italian food"

Italia Photo, New Delhi, India
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My husband and I, on numerous visits to DLF Promenade Mall, had gone past Italia without ever venturing inside. Italian food is a fairly common option for Delhi restaurants that are trying to be hip. Somehow, anybody who tries to cater to a wider audience than the tandoori chicken crowd, opts for Italian. And Italian, at its worst, can be interpreted by Indian cooks (I wouldn’t even call them chefs) as something sodden with tomatoes and garlic, with lots of dried red chilli flakes and dried oregano on the side. We tend to steer clear of Italian restaurants unless we’ve heard good things about them.The other day, we did hear someone—on a Facebook foodie group—saying Italia was good, so (since...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2013

Italia
309/310, 2nd Floor, Dlf Promenade Mall, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi
011-431117777

La Tagliatella

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Restaurant | "La horrid pizza"

La Tagliatella Photo, New Delhi, India
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If you’re wondering why this review has that particular headline, it’s because of one of the many Italian labels decorating the interior of this ristoranti-pizzerie (as La Tagliatella calls itself). My husband and I had just finished eating our pizza, and were waiting for the next course to arrive… and were waiting. And waiting. The interior of La Tagliatella, fortunately, is so fussy and bizarre and overdecorated—with everything from world clocks to fake books, green lampshades, chandeliers, paintings and photographs scattered all across, that we didn’t get bored. My husband, looking over my shoulder towards the panel behind me, read out the caption on it: "La torre de Pisa". I’d no clue what ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 11, 2013

La Tagliatella
Ground And 1st Floor, Ambience Mall, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi
011 4087 0747