Nagarjuna Restaurant, Residency Road
The Nagarjuna Restaurant at Residency road is the oldest among all 5 outlets in Bangalore. The exterior of this restaurant does not seem appealing, unlike the other newly opened outlets in several places across Bangalore. Recently I have visited the Indiranagar outlet (Nagarjuna Nakshatra) and its exterior as well as interior decor is far better and improvised. A little renovation would attract more visitors as per my understanding.
The ambiance is plain and typical family restaurant styled interiors. Nothing to highlight or boast about. However, the place was quite crowded with customers on a Saturday evening.
Among so many good restaurants in the vicinity, this kind of crowd at this restaurant which does not have a fancy ambiance gave a hint that the food must be delicious.
As it was our food review session, Nagarjuna representative provided us their best preparations. The manager assisted with all kinds of queries politely.
The starters which I tasted were:
- Paneer sholey Kabab
- Mushroom Pepper Fry
- Chilly Chicken
- Chicken Nagarjuna roast
- Chicken 65
- Mutton pepper fry
All the starters were good except for the chilly chicken. The Chicken Nagarjuna Roast, Chicken 65 and Mutton pepper fry were the best. Food was served in traditional Banana leaf. The aroma of the banana leaf increases the taste of the food served on it.
In main course, we were served- Rice, Sambar, Baby cucumber sabzi, Chicken/Mutton Biryani, chicken roast, curd, butter milk, papad and kheer. A sweet lime soda helped us to settle the food in my tummy.
Taste of food was really awesome, especially the mutton Biryani Probably one of the best Andhra meals I've had so far.
I had a glance at the menu card and found that the pricing is good. In comparison to the quantity of food they serve the price point is reasonable.
This place is absolutely a no for those who do not like spicy food. But for authentic andhra food lovers, this is the place to be. Overall I had a very nice dinner. Here goes my Rating:
- Food (taste): 5/5
- Food Quantity: 4/5
- Presentation: 3.5/5
- Staff: 4/5
- Ambiance: 3/5
- Price: 4/5