Esfahan restaurant is a casual dining restaurant in Electronic City Phase 1, Bangalore, serving North Indian and Lucknowi cuisine. They also serve Kolkata style Biriyani. We ordered in a delivery over the weekend and had some kathi rolls on another day, so I thought why not review the food and the services. Reviewing Today – Esfahan Restaurant Electronic City.
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When the flyer of this new restaurant in the vicinity came inserted in our newspaper we were happy. Any eatery that mentions Kolkata style Biriyani has a special place in my heart because obviously, I miss the beautiful fragrant biriyani of Kolkata. Those of you who are unaware about it, Kolkata style Biriyani comes mandatorily with a potato and an egg along with either chicken or mutton. This biriyani has subtle spices and is very fragrant, unlike Hyderabadi or Lucknowi biriyani.
The long weekend warrants good food. I visited Esfahan restaurant electronic city, situated in a lane opposite Burger King on Neeladri Road to check out the new place and get some kathi rolls for an evening snack. Esfahan restaurant is a small eatery with about 6 four seater tables and Arabic décor. While the bright orange and turquoise colors are inviting, I had decided it would be more of a takeaway or delivery eatery for us than dining in option.
Food at Esfahan Restaurant Electronic City
The egg chicken rolls at Esfahan restaurant electronic city were decent. Many eateries struggle to get the base or paratha of the roll which the chefs at Esfahan managed well. But the taste of the filling was just about decent. I am, by default, not a chili loving person, so I had asked them to skip the chili sauce in the kathi roll. But that resulted in a very sweet egg chicken roll! They need to re-look into their tomato ketchup – there’s way too much sugar in it.
Last night we ordered in the much awaited Kolkata Style Chicken biryani from Esfahan restaurant electronic city. The delivery was made in about 45 minutes and came in aluminum foils along with a packet of raita. But the real story unfolded once I transferred the biryani from its packaging to the plate. It had the potato but the egg was missing, in both the packs! While the menu mentions two pieces of chicken we only found one in each of our packs.
Moving on to the texture and taste of the Kolkata style Biriyani from Esfahan restaurant – I was surprised to see the lack of long grain basmati rice in my plate of Chicken Biriyani. I have never had biriyani which didn’t have a good amount of basmati rice if not entirely made with basmati rice. This one, unfortunately, let us down on this. The rice grains were tiny and over boiled sticking to each other.
How many times have you ordered food somewhere and found there’s no seasoning? It has happened rarely with me, but unfortunately the biriyani from this place lacked seasoning. And I am not a person who likes a lot of salt! But having to sprinkle salt over biryani isn’t how I was expecting my weekend to be.
What would you do in this case? Call up the restaurant and tell them about it? I did that too, on Zomato!
Here’s my verdict
MY VERDICT – ESFAHAN RESTAURANT, ELECTRONIC CITY, BANGALORE
AMBIANCE – 2/5 Small eatery, mostly for take away
FOOD QUALITY – 1/5 Too sweet ketchup, biriyani without seasoning!
SERVICE – 1/5 No egg, only 1 piece of chicken as opposed to what’s printed on menu
Price – 3/5 Decent Price
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