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Gong, Pune – This Could Have Been Better

A barrage of photos on Instagram had already prepared me for the grandeur of the ambiance, and I am glad to say that my expectations were met when I stepped in for a lunch meal at Gong. Unfortunately, this was the only highpoint worth celebrating, something I wish I did not have to say. Don’t get me wrong, don’t be too disappointed yet, I think I have evolved to be an extremely picky customer, and I notice things that people tend to pass off as normal. Allow me to explain. The atmosphere is special: the Japanese influence on the décor and lighting are predominant throughout, and the fine-dine aura is well maintained with soft, ambient music. Gong comes off as sincere and authentic, coupled with a little wit and charm. Gong does have your heart as soon as you walk in. Now that the ambiance has set the expectations this…

Ramen Menu at Shizusan

We have some good news for Ramen lovers here in Pune- Shizusan, the friendly neighbourhood fusion restaurant has introduced a new Ramen menu last July, and from what I’ve seen, heard and experienced, people have a lot to thank Shizusan for. Shizusan, the hipster mascot, is back from his tour of East Asia, and he’s got with him 10 new versions of Ramen. Okay maybe 2 new ramen varieties and 8 totally off-beat variations, but hey, we are loving it! Here’s what’s in store for you Pune. At Rs. 445/- for a veg bowl and Rs. 495/- for a non veg bowl, there’s an entire experience that’s calling out to you. An experience I’d suggest you didn’t miss. My favorites? Difficult to pick one. Though I could definitely recommend the Peking Duck Bowl. I’m going back here. And I’d strongly nominate a bowl of hot soupy noodles for comfort…

Punjab Grill & a 100 Bucks Chakhna Menu

I am sure everyone’s heard of Punjab Grill, and I am sure everyone is aware of the fine dining experience that comes along with the gourmet restaurant. Now here’s the good news- you don’t really have to wait for that special occasion to enjoy a sophisticated culinary experience at Punjab Grill; they are out with a new, fun menu, and I think most of you are going to like what they have to offer. What’s New? An outdoor seating, a chakhna menu for 100 bucks, a (limited) bar menu for 100 bucks and some insane desi cocktails. I’d say come for the cocktails if nothing else, it’s quite a fun deal. Here’s a look at the menu that’s been introduced – We sampled a bit of everything, and here’s what we loved – Masala Ande – the good old egg bhurji, complete with the desi ghee tadka. Tandoori Pineapple with…

Kobe Sizzlers, Pune

It’s probably the first time we’ve done this, and we have returned with good memories. Date nights are fun, but date nights with a lot of food are better. This time around we did things the traditional way- we decided to visit a restaurant with minimum frills, known for great food. An eatery popular with families and locals for a long, long time, Kobe Sizzlers has been synonymous with group bondings over beer and super delish sizzlers. The last time I visited the outlet was in 2012, and it was quite a warm, overwhelming feeling that I went back with. Was it worth driving down to Aundh for sizzlers? TOTALLY. AMBIANCE Do not expect much out of the ambiance – this is a basic sizzler joint with seating meant for families and large groups, with a couple of two-seater tables. The place is huge (upper and lower sitting areas, BOTH full)…

Candlelit Dinner Dates & Conversations Over City Lights: Level 12, Double Tree by Hilton

It’s the season of al-fresco dining, it’s the season when beer and kebabs are enjoyed on candle-lit dinner dates  on rooftop terraces that overlook the city-lights. Level 12 at Double Tree by Hilton is all this and a lot more. Here’s a sneak peak : AMBIANCE I need 10 minutes to calm down and collect my thoughts every time I step into this rooftop restaurant on the 12th floor. When a strong wind hits you as soon as you walk out onto the terrace restaurant and try taking in the swimming pool, the view and the vibe of Level 12, I’m sure you’d be knocked out for some time too. I cannot get enough of this BEAUTIFUL restaurant, and I doubt any amount of words can justify the beauty of the ambiance. It’s been 3 days and I already miss the candlelit dinner date next to the swimming pool where…

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