Good Food at reasonable prices !
This review is based on my couple of outings to Aadrika and is strictly based on their Ala carte menu. I am yet to try their buffet which from a distance seemed reasonably priced 🙂
Service – 3.5/5, the servers are polite, however the service can be a little slow so better to order starters, main course and accompaniments upfront to save some waiting time. It’s needless to say that this aspect could definitely be improved.
Ambience – 3.5/5 and is pretty Ok with ACs in place with an Okayish kind of setting but nothing out of the ordinary or below average. I am anyway not too bothered by ambience as long as it’s basic enough not to hinder my tryst with food 😉
Food 4/5 :
Paneer Tikka – 4/5, this is amply spiced and could be a bit tender but overall a tasty veg starter.
Hara bhara kebab – 5/5, this is one of the best veg starters I have had in Pune and the filling is absolutely awesome. It’s softer inside and crunchy outside, very nicely done.
Tandoori Chicken – 4.5/5, this was again one of the most tender chicken starters I have had in a while. In the beginning I was a little confused if I was eating fish or chicken 🙂
Chicken/Veg Manchow Soup – 4/5, fairly decent and again spicy enough to tingle the taste buds.
Cheese balls – 2.5/5, this certainly could have been better as the cheese inside the balls wasn’t melted when served and turned out to be a major drawback in the dish.
Mutton Rogan Josh – 3.5/5, this was good in taste though can’t vouch if it was the authentic kasmiri style thin gravy preparation. Also could have done better with some more meat on the bones.
Paneer Birbali – 4/5, this was a stuffed Paneer with gravy preparation and was quite different from the usual Paneer gravies on the offing. It had a bit of tangy flavor going for it and Paneer was tender enough for my liking.
Paneer Tikka Masaala – 3.5/5, I expect my Paneer tikka masaala to be spicy but this one was a bit too tangy and slightly less spicy for my liking to be honest. It wasn’t bad by any stature of imagination but it wasn’t the best either.
Daal Makhani – 4/5, this was fairly good and did taste like a Daal Makhani instead of just a Daal infused with lots of cardamom and cinnamon as is the case with so many places.
Veg Manchurian – 2/5, this wasn’t the best of items they offer and despite me giving them a feedback once that both the Manchurian balls and gravy were spiked with salt, I couldn’t see the improvement when I ordered it again ):
Veg fried rice – 3/5, was an average preparation devoid of any spices but could be a good option for kids.
Veg kadhai – 4/5, I usually don’t like my gravies to be sweet but this one turned out to be an exception with its subtle hint of sweetness 🙂
Daal tadka – 4/5, this had the right amount of tadka in it with garlic present in the right amount to make it a good dish.
Gaajar Halwa – 3.5/5, this was good enough but could have had more variety of dry fruits.
Having tasted so many dishes here I can vouch that the food quality is good and is definitely a VFM place considering the otherwise inflated pricing of restaurants generally prevalent in Viman Nagar.
Visited April 2015