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Aroy

JP NagarSouth Bangalore  

  • 08040939311, 08041209535
  • No. 74, 15th Cross, 3rd Phase, JP Nagar, Bangalore
  • Burmese, Chinese, Thai
  • Meal for 2 - 1500
3.5

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Variety of Tasty Dishes

Been here very recently on a rainy evening. Though the restaurant was not very crowded (only 3 other tables were occupied beside ours). We liked the authenticity of the items on the menu and range available. We ordered for a bamboo shoots starter along with Chicken noodles for the kids. Noodles did arrive in quick time as I requested it to be. But a beer I asked for along with the starter never arrived till the end! I reminded the person serving about the beer, who acknowledged but did not return with beer! For the prices charged, I sure expect better service. Main course was a Burmese signature dish that I relished to the fullest. Held-off with the desserts to the next visit (maybe)

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Delectable Food with Awesome Ambience

Aroy is stepping into its third year of delighting diners with Oriental Cuisine. It is celebrating its anniversary with a month long Pan Asian Food Festival.
Roof top dotted with white canopies, dimly lit candles with friends or family will be a perfect evening to remember when you dine at Aroy. Enjoy a relaxed sit down dinner and cocktails with enchanting music seeping through the conversations and laughter.
So here are some of the popular delicacies from far eastern countries which are part of the Aroy Food Festival Menu.
The subtle and wholesome meal with vermicelli noodles in a broth of vegetables and meat – Pho is an all-time Vietnamese favourite.
The ever popular and famous Japanese Tempura style fried prawns/fish or vegetables served with pickled ginger, light soy and wasabi. Traditional Japanese red bean Miso soup with tofu mushrooms and bamboo shoots is a must try as well. Sliced grilled Chicken breast, topped with teriyaki sauce served with pickled ginger and steamed rice.
Malaysian Gado Gado Salad with assorted blanched vegetables with homemade peanut sauce dressing for a light meal. Also try the Indonesian Lamb Rendang curry with roasted coconut and aromatic spices. Singapore Style Chilli Crab or large Scampi with xo sauce, tomato paste and scrambled egg is quite a hit amongst the patrons.
Cantonese Style Braised Pork Belly which is delicately flavoured with star anise and sweet soy. Mapo Tofu (Veg/Pork) Tofu cubes cooked in spicy chilli bean sauce with minced pork. You can also try the unusual Burmese Prawn and Okra Curry with Burmese spices and coconut milk.
You can finish your meal with a scoop of exotic Thai Guava or Lemon Grass ice cream.

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Loved but so expensive

Atmosphere was great. Its never cowded. Nice cocktail, Good and tasty food but so very expensive. Would prefer to go occasionally.

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5.0

Great variety of uncommon yet tasty dishes

Hv been here twice n loved d food each time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if ur taste-buds r open 2 new flavours.

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1.0

bad food

not worth anything ..very bad service...went for lunch buffet..

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1.0

Pathetic food, bad service at exorbitant price

Recently went to Aroy with friends hoping to eat good Thai food but highly disappointed at the bad food and bad service. All this comes at extremely high price. Worst experience.

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keification - Burrp User

keification

4 Reviews

November 18,2012

3.0

Mixed bag

You question if a place is really authentic Thai if the Thai green curry does not scream out coconut milk. Don't miss the Duck in apricot glaze if you're there, one of the best dishes we've had there.

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Aarti

14 Reviews

November 16,2012

2.0

Very Poor Service. Authentic Menu, but Bad Food.

I see many before me have experience bad service. Let me also add my lament.

I'd like to expand my title first, since it had a word limit: Good Ambiance that heightens your expectations, Service that is extremely disappointing and Food that has a potential to be an amazing hit but lacks the chef's sincerity and perfection.

So, where do I start? This is the time we (me and a friend) went to Aroy extremely hungry around 09.40 pm. We picked one starter (hoping that would come faster) and one main course and asked to be served as soon as possible in any order. We were sitting and chatting, hungry and cold (yes, it was one of the cooler nights, which when added to the hunger and rooftop ambiance, made the SLOWness [in every possible sense of the non-existing word - of the service and the waiter] nerve-racking). As you must have already guessed, our starter (I think it was the Golden Basket) came not before a 25-minutes' silent and not-so-silent grumbling and I dug into it even before the plate touched the table.

My hungry stomach found the first bite delicious. But by the time I finished the first of the tiny baskets, my hand was dripping with oil - I mean my whole palm, fingers and wrist (absolutely NO exaggeration). I was shocked and asked my friend to check his hand. I had just tipped him in time to pull up his sleeve.

After making sure that the whole plate had this issue, we called the waiter and told him our concern. He called the manager, who offered to replace our plate. But the main course had arrived by then, so we politely refused.

By this time I was very thirsty and low on sugar. So I asked if there was any non-alcoholic drink with ice-cream in it. The waiter was not sure, so he said he would check and let us know. He went in and never came out. By the time I started losing my cool and tried to call someone's attention, he reappeared and said there was only an alcoholic drink in their menu which had cream. I said, just get it.

As I was sitting on edge for a whole of 10 minutes, expecting my sugar-ful drink that would elevate me back to normalcy, he reappeared and said the drink was not available because the bar was closed. It was 10.45 pm. Voices screamed in my head; I wanted to yell at the waiter "Why in HELL would you SUGGEST me a cocktail at 10.35 if you KNEW the bar closed at 10.30!!!! And take ANOTHER 10 whole minutes to TELL me that!!!" But I had lost all energy and will to speak, my face looked like this: O_O

I mustered all my strength and asked my friend to order an ice-cream for me, and get my food packed. I was too angry with the dumb waiter. I gobbled my ice-cream when it came, while my friend 'there,there'-ed me. We quickly payed and left, and in my hunger-filled anger, I vowed not to ever come back again. The main course, that I had later at home, wasn't too bad.

I have not gone there in 4 months. Although I was willing to give them a second chance, one glance at the reviews on Burrp has definitely changed my mind. Adios Aroy.

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abhishekg78

1 Reviews

November 09,2012

3.0

Good Ambiance but service not upto the mark

Been here very recently on a rainy evening. Though the restaurant was not very crowded (only 3 other tables were occupied beside ours). We liked the authenticity of the items on the menu and range available. We ordered for a bamboo shoots starter along with Chicken noodles for the kids. Noodles did arrive in quick time as I requested it to be. But a beer I asked for along with the starter never arrived till the end! I reminded the person serving about the beer, who acknowledged but did not return with beer! For the prices charged, I sure expect better service. Main course was a Burmese signature dish that I relished to the fullest. Held-off with the desserts to the next visit (maybe)

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Aroy-Great Ambience only

A nice place that could deliver much better .Was quite disappointed with the quality of food on my visit today. Started with the Tom Yum Soup that was more like a concoction of ginger and lemon grass .The Pandan chicken was served hot but on eating the same we came to know that it was not fresh and was hard.We found some respite in the Green Thai Curry and Rice combination that somewhat confirmed to a Thai style of cooking.This was a place with high expectations but somewhere the food does not match the hype that this place has.The prices are too inflated for the quality of food they serve and need to do a lot more homework to ensure that customers come back once again.

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dia3das

3 Reviews

August 26,2012

1.0

Bad Service ! bad value for money !!!

We are guessing and hoping that we are the lesser fortunate mortals who got bad service. For the past couple of years we have been frequenting Aroy as the ambience is unmatched unlike other eateries in JP Nagar.
Of late we had become huge fans of the Laksa - a dish that is served with either red or green Thai gravy with accompaniments like fried garlic , fresh shallots, nuts, chopped chillies and coriander served with soft and crispy noodles.
So we ordered in a couple of times and on both instances we figured that their serving size is very less. There were a few shallots and bits of coriander thrown in without any other accompaniments. The dish costs around 375 bucks and what You get is measly!!! After ordering it for the first time, we promptly informed the manager that the serving size is quite small and in fact, it is more when we order at the restaurant itself. He gave us an assurance that they will look into it. But when we ordered the second time around, it was again very less. We had ordered a portion of fried rice as well. It was pretty badly done with stale vegetables and lumps of garlic. When expensive restaurants like Aroy mess up badly with basic dishes like vegetable fried rice, You wonder if it would have been a better idea to eat by the roadside. The basil and chilli vegetables gravy was more like a basil gravy and I guess the idea was to make the basil so overpowering that You would not know the staleness of vegetables!! This is definitely one restaurant loosing it's sheen not because of their serving size or declining quality of food but their staid refusal to listen to faithful customers like us! The appeal of *beautiful terrace/romantic dining* is soon going to disappear once customers realize that the park in front has a better romantic ambience as the food is anyway a bummer!

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Bad Service and Food!!

After reading reviews of this place online, we were quite keen to visit and try out the food. We went to celebrate our anniversary dinner and were very disappointed.
The ambience of the place was quite nice and the watchman helping us park the car was very sweet. However, to our horror, things started falling apart from there. Since it was raining heavily we got table inside. The water was leaking from roof and when we informed the manager about it. The funny part was waiters and manager looked at the roof and said yes water is leaking and just went away. We were shocked as we had kept our baby's chair in that spot. Finally after 2-3 calls the manager said we will give you another table which we declined as we were fed up of the attitude of the management.

Besides there was nothing much to enjoy, the food was pathetic. Thai green curry was full of salt and tasted bleh! Other items were just about average, nothing worth talking about and paying the price for. Overall a bad experience for celebrating a special occasion.

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4.0

A decent romantic place

Me and wifi went yesterday to this place and had booked in prior a place outside to sit. Being in Bangalore, any roof top restaurant with dim lights automatically becomes romantic. The outside sitting is quite nice, and great songs play in the background. Mr. Sunil served us and helped us around with the menu.
Our drinks and food came on time and they were well done. Loved the chilli chicken. If you like thai food and want a one off romantic night, do try out this place. to our advantage, the place was fairly empty when we had come in.

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3.0

Seen better times

went recently after couple of months - i have been 3-4 times earlier - the lunch package has stopped and only ala carte - we were the only customers - the pappaya salad was frightfully hot and pungent and went wasted - the rest of the food was fine but prices are expensive..would I go there again ? maybe for a occasion but is out of range for a weekday let's go from office lunch....

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5.0

Evening So Beautiful !!!

"Loved it" thats what my wife told me last evening after coming out of this place. Breezy Evenings, lovely cocktails with grilled fish just made our evening. Main course was some ginger chicken with olive fried rice just hit our taste buds the way it needs to be. Pleasant & Service staff and the awareness of the menu was great. And then we got the free cinnamon shot in the end, We were told that it makes the refreshing end to the meal.

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2.0

Poor Show!!

After reading reviews of this place online, we were quite keen to visit and try out the food.
The ambience of the place was quite nice and the watchman helping us park the car was very sweet. However, to our horror, things started detiriorating from there on.
We were made to stand for 5 mins as nobody was free to clean our table. We saw a rat running around in the outdoor area and once moved inside it was toooo noisy to enjoy our meal.
Besides there was nothing much to enjoy, crispy vegetables were soggy and chicken was very chewy and tasteless.
Other items were just about average, nothing worth talking abt and paying the price for.
Get your act in order or you'll be shutting down soon.

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1.0

Didnt meet the expectations

Suggestions: Make prior reservation and do not expect much after seeing the rating.

For starters, we were 6 ppl and wanted to seat in open area. We were told by the manager that the table(for 8) is reserved (and neither was he willing to join tables to make space for 6 ppl), we sat inside and kept a follow up. Till 10 pm no body turned up for the table in open area.. it was a no-win situation !!-really disappointing...

Food was also average. Service was good and Prices quite High.. not a " Value for money" option !!

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Thai food lovers, probably look elsewhere..

My wife and I had heard that this joint was one of the few places serving Thai food in BLR and the closest to our house. So we dropped in one Sunday night. I liked the ambiance most of all, being located at the roof-top and spacious enough with the tables laid out at a comfortable distance from each other. Another plus point is the closed area on the roof-top with AC ideal for afternoons I guess. Appropriately lit, it was overall a relaxing atmosphere.

We are big fans of Som Tam (Pappaya Salad) and ordered it along with Tom Kha soup. We found the Som Tam to be very pungent and spiced too much. Personally I have eaten spicy Som Tam in Thailand and other cities in India, and would rate the treatment here at Aroy way too inappropriate. I could feel a strong layer of green chilli flavour and had to return it for a "de-spicification"!! And as expected, it came out in a 'washed out' form, lacking all the flavours. The Tom Kha was probably the better dishes of the day. I think if the Kaffir Lime had been fresh and the Coconut Milk better, it would have it the top ratings.

We then ordered Ginger-Mushroom friedrice and Penang Curry ( apparently a Malaysian version of the Thai Red Curry). Again found the Penang Curry to be the result of one of those Thai Curry mix powders you get in departments these days. Too pungent, lacking the flavours and the optimum amount of spice which makes Thai cuisine so well balanced and fresh. The Fried rice was a usual and passe.

I guess my main gripe is that they seem to not be using freshly ground spices. Especially as their pricing gets them into the $$$$ category, I expected a more genuine effort from them.

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Vinay S

9 Reviews

February 15,2012

4.0

Good food ...

Was recommended by a friend and decided to give it a try. Made a reservation a day earlier (ensure you do so to avoid waiting time). Rooftop ambiance is always a welcome and this one lives up to it. Has a good spread of appetizers (Golden Basket is worth it). Mocktails are average - Tried a couple but nothing which will make me go for it again.

However the service was left wanting - Had to wait for over 30 mins for the starters and main course to be served. And this was even after reminding the staff 5 times ! That left the entire experience a sour one ... Hopefully they improve on this.

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(Edited on 16 Feb)

Post the poor service experience, I had decided to give this restaurant a drop. But today morning, I received a call from one of the management. She was apologetic for the poor experience and explained the reason for delay, which was understandable. Overall, has got me to change my opinion about this place - Will definitely go there sometime soon :) And a +1 star for the experience ..

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February 16, 2012response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Many Thanks Mr Vinay for editing the rating and again apologies for the experience you had the other day. I am sure we'll make your experience at Aroy a better one for sure next time.

3.0

Aroy annoys,hides and occasionally pleases

Encouraged by the B'lore edition of Times Food Guide; an excellently written review by Suman Bolar in "Food Travel Bangalore", and a favourable article by Karthik Shetty in "Gastronomical G-spot", I along with a close gang of family members ,decided to have lunch at this restaurant which claimed ,and was reputed to serve fine South-Asian food. The location was 3rd phase JP Nagar, in a commercial cluster off the road that soon leads to Banerghatta Road. JP Nagar is not a bright spot for world-cuisine ,but restaurants serving Indian-style food are not scarce here.Over the years (but not recently), I've had excellent meals in Nakshatra and Inchara, while partaking of superb vada-idlis with killer chutney in S.R Refreshments. But that day, we craved neither desi treasure or Indo-Chinese seductions, rather a desire for a tropical affair of exotic flavours swept us towards our post-meridian destination.

We made our way onto the second level of a building in the compound- a sunny deck with canopied tables basked in the afternoon. A glass-walled enclosure offered indoor seating. Electing for al-fresco-dining we settled into cushioned chairs of dark wicker ,with overhead awnings of green-'n'-white stripes. When real-estate agents say that 3 rules of the game are "location,location and location", they're not joking. Our perusal of the menu and attempts at conversation were punctuated by thuds of the nearby kitchen doors swinging open and shut with noisy regularity. Relocating across the terrace to a table gauzed on all sides by latticed curtains, we plotted our meal.

The menu was extensive with variously interesting and inveigling presentations of both Veg and carnivorous offerings. Their website has a detailed (but not accurately updated) menu .
"Grilled fish in betel leaf" was highly recommended among the starters. This became our very first order. The waiter rewarded our anticipation by returning and calmly stating that while they'd managed to secure the supplies of fish,the kitchen had run out of betel leaf. Visions of a compulsively paan-chewing chef flitted through my gloomy thoughts.

Our hopes soon turned over a new leaf as a substitute-request was placed for banana leaf-wrapped prawns. Another appetizer soon arrived :Golden Veg basket- crisp golden tartlets with minced vegetables,American corn ,crushed coriander and something-that-i-do-not-remember. What I do certainly recollect was that this starter was given a quick ending- in a happy way.Minutes after its entry,this entree -with its modest flavours and soft contrasts- had disappeared down eager gullets.From across the table came a remark of perfect satisfaction.No significant complaints from my side, and no hosannas either.

Banana leaf wrapped prawns then joined the fray. It was well-cooked to the point of being agreeably soft (eat the prawn,leave the leaf) but that docility was completely undercut and overpowered by the "Thai spices and chilli paste" enlisted in the dish's description.The prawn is one of those creatures that offers least resistance when it is harvested for human consumption. To reward that kindness with this kind of cruelty in over-spicing, is inexcusable.

Pandan Chicken- the star player was wrapped and let to cook under the auspices of a hardy South-Asian leaf (re-commencing the recurrent theme of non-veg packaged in foliage) Hearty chunks of chicken were ensconced and absorbed scintillas of mellow tropical-scented flavour .Its accompaniment -sweet soy sauce- drew a mixed response but I felt that it complemeted the flavour-gestalt of this novel (to us) enjoyable dish.
Crispy squid- small circular cuts of of a seafood that is not familiar to many Indians,were then sampled. Sadly,the rings lacked zing. They did not pack much of the crunchy-succulent punch that was hoped for, and the garlic-pepper treatment given here was ineffective in packing the required zesty finish.

Aroy's management ,in these columns, frequently responds to the various capsule reviews with assurances of good service but this comes across as an example of staff who are more enthusiastic on the internet, and much less pro-active offline .A feedback card was given at the end but there were no verbal enquiries at all at any stage. The service we received was average at first and outrighty negligent later. Why bother to recruit waiters who look South-Asian and then blithely forget to adequately train and supervize these staff? I remember perhaps an Indian waiter also, and irrespective of any considerations of race, it was felt that the waiters here in general had limited communication skills and no finesse. Yes,they served the food onto our plates (at a VAT of 14%,service charge of 10%,and service tax of 3.09%,one supposes that is a minor mercy) but the charm and excellence of top-tier service was conspicuous by its absence.

The burden of gratification now fell onto the main courses.Ong Noh Khaw Tsuey -advertized as a meal in itself, and endorsed by many a aficionado- caught the eye and enticed our tongues. Soft and crisp noodles,Burmese broth with assorted seafood and a plateful of 8 different condiments would all smoothly blend to form the Oriental pleasure-pot that we savoured. The cocunut-enriched broth was creamy with small bites of seafood added- fish,prawns and mussels. The cameos were played by- Coriander,onion,lemon,chopped chillies,roast garlic,sweet soy sauce,peanuts and sliced egg -these were all meant to be recruited into the mix. Comfortingly delicious mouthfuls followed...a delectable example of "the whole being more than the sum of its parts".

Black olive fried rice- Intrigued by how the tart toasty flavour of black olives would blend in with the rich smoky aroma of perfect fried rice, we requisitioned this second main player. There had been a disappointing dichotomy noted in the starters -each good dish was followed by a bad one. The main courses amplified this unwitting contrast. The flavour of diced black olives got lost in the mix, whereas bits of black bean paste gave an unappetizing sharpness that precluded the emergence of any subtle flavours. 'Twas a failed marriage of ingredients, every spoonful like another thankless day.

We sought respite with a honeymoon in the desserts. First attempt- Coconut custards of a light halwa-like consistency were set into slices of steamed pumpkin and served with ice-cream. I diligently took parts of each of the trio into a single spoonful and later offered my approval of a presentation that seemed to successfully combine variously soft textures into a cool-creamy concoction. The other experts did not concur, and to worsen matters the discreet connoisseur in me was bluntly attacked when an unceremonious remark alleged that I had bad taste in desserts!

Second foray- .. Water chestnut rubies with coconut-jasmine syrup and shaved ice. This description is enough to tickle many a sweeth tooth - and ours too .But the proof of the pudding, sadly or happily, is in the eating - our tasting yielded the crispness of water chestnuts but the crucial complement that should have afforded by a dulcet elixir was not quite there. The coconut-jasmine syrup had a slightly fermented after-taste that robbed the dish of its delicate joy.

Before the dessert however, a comedy of disregard ensued. Our waiters became phantoms and simply refused to turn up. Emerging from our "tent" after a significant wait,I scanned the near-deserted deck and saw a waiter who was standing atop a high ledge which projected from the wall near the entrance. If I had arisen from a shady session in a hookah-bar, I might have rubbed my eyes to re-check ,but now in broad-daylight with keen searching vision, his strange location struck me with amusement.Probably from that vantage point, he was surveying the suspected entry of thieves out to steal the chef's recipes, but after noting that I was an innocent customer, he ignored my beckoning gestures and continued his vigil. Thankfully, one of his pals eventually drew up.

Tarriffs- 27% tax is ladled later onto the primary charges seen on the menu. Veg starters are pegged at an average of Rs.225, prawn entree(Rs.375), the Burmese main course (Rs.575) and desserts(Rs.165).

We might have conceived a more favourable opinion of the food served ,but the hide-&-seek nature that the waiters eventually assumed, exasperated us. It is no exaggeration to say this. The menu had dozens of dishes which beckoned our interest ,but experiences like the one we had, drive people away from a restaurant rather than towards it again.
Aroy's chefs might be good, but they still need a recalibration of their culinary common-sense and finesse, while the service staff need a upgrade from the complacent level at which they blissfully wallow. It is an outstanding restaurant if you want to enjoy an undisturbed post-lunch snooze. Lesser adjectives will suffice to describe its other merits.

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February 16, 2012response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Thanks for the feedback. We are running the place for making sure that our customers always have a pleasant experience at Aroy. As that's the only thing which make business sense in F&B. And that's our motto as well to have happy customers.
I liked the detailed perspective you have given here. And team at Aroy will work on the feedback. Thanks again for visiting us and apologies for the bad experience you had at Aroy.

redlobster - Burrp User

redlobster

23 Reviews

February 04,2012

2.0

Great ambience n good service but bad food

We were searching for a good thai place in blre...went here after reading so many great reviews ...stepped in, live music great ambience was the first impression.Then came our orders..Tom Yum soup.. was so ordinary and very salty. My husband said we will get it replaced but on second thoughts we just left it after having a little bit of it. We ordered drunken chicken...chicken was rubbery and not at all good...and then the greatest disappointent...thai green curry.. this was just horrible.. it was just green in color and the chicken tasted like they just added soe boiled chicken to it aftre they added some green color to the gravy... hardly ate... and btw the place is quite expensive! Will never stepino this place again...The only good thing about the whole experience was my iced tea which was pretty good... I cant understand why people are giving such great reviews fo rthsi place! There was hardly anyone at the restaurant on a friday evening btw...

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Nancy Drew - Burrp User

Nancy Drew

11 Reviews

February 02,2012

1.0

Bad experience on our special occasion!

Had been to aroy before & had a good experience with the ala carte. Recently on my hubby's birthday, thought of trying this place again. I had preinformed them of my hubby's bday & whether they could play a happy bday song for which they agreed.

We settled for the set menu which was Rs 425 + taxes. Thats where we put them off I think. The captain agreed on the drink with the set menu only we asked about it. The Set Lunch Menu offers a combination of Soup(watery clear soup), 2 Starters(2 pieces of veg spring roll and around 5 small boneless pieces of chicken RCP)papaya Salad (in a tiny katori), Veg Stir Fry, Thai Red Curry and Steamed Rice along with one Scoop of Ice Cream in the name of dessert.
The no of items on the menu were limited, quantities were miniscule & the food was definitely off the mark. On top of it, the service was full of attitude. If u guys dont want people to have the set menu, just the ala-carte, then why the hell do u have it in the first place ??? My 3 year old wasnt even offered or served anything coz we opted for 2 set menus, unlesss we told them to.

The bday song was forgotten,though there were just two tables around. If a restaurant with such limited clientiele (3 tables on that aft) cannot manange a special request from someone, it just shows their callousness towards the customers.

Finally, at that kind of price (or even lesser) there are excellent unlimited buffets available in the city with good service e.g Mainland China, Barbeque nation, Little Italy, Koramangala, Cafe masala etc...(Way better in quality & quantity of the starters than the 5 tiny pieces of chicken RCP & 2 spring rolls) Also they dont hesitate in serving small kids even though they know they arent going to get charged. My mom's last bday celebrated at Little Italy, Koramangala really made her feel so special with the treatment we got there. I just wish we had chosen one of these reputed places to celebrate this special occasion too.....

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February 16, 2012response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear nancydrew, Sincere Apologies for the bad experience you had at Aroy. I think our Team have also contacted you on email to explain what have happened, however no excuses, this is something needs to be taken cared. Based on your feedback and even other customers we have launched buffet spread on weekdays which has all unlimited options @ INR 375 plus taxes. And ofcourse no charges for kids under 5.

Again sorry for the experience you had at Aroy. Your feedback is always welcome with an assurance that we do take each and every commen

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mshirali

3 Reviews

January 20,2012

4.0

Great place and good food!

I had been to Aroy's on a weekday and the place wasn't too packed. The ambiance is very nice and open in an other wise claustrophobic city!
We opted for a soup and a cocktail (As night falls). Both were very good and proportion of the soup was more than adequate for 2. The starters the followed and we opted for Golden basket with chicken. This is one of the best starters I've had in a while and thoroughly enjoyed it!
We were already full by now and for the final meal opted for Khow Tsuey which is a meal by itself. This dish is available in seafood, vegetarian and chicken options. We opted for the seafood option which had shrimp, fish and squids. The shrimp and squid weren't overcooked and rubber like - they were just tender and succulent.
I definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a nice evening at great place with awesome food!

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February 16, 2012response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Many Thanks Mshirali for the great feedback. Will look forward to welcome you again at Aroy.

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jvs13

2 Reviews

January 19,2012

4.0

Nice food and good ambience

This was my first visit with family. Nice place to host a party both for family and friends. Enjoyed the karaoke night very much. Loved the chocolate cake. Tasty food. Good ambience. Can improve service.

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February 16, 2012response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Many Thanks jvs13. Will sure work towards on the service aspects. Will look forward to see you at Aroy again. Regards

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ak101097

10 Reviews

January 15,2012

4.0

First trip to Aroy

It was a wonderful experience to walk in the huge place right outside the elevator. good service.especially the mocktails.they were a big hit.loved the food.especially the sauces with the starters:tofu and chicken sataya.makes want to go to Thailand :P also,the main course Ong now khao stwe was a lil extravagant even for 2 diners.desserts are not their strong point.all in all:cant wait to be back.thanks for the wonderful time.will remember it all thru the week

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January 15, 2012response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Many Thanks for the feedback. Do check for Water Chestnut Rubies or Lemon Grass Ice cream for desserts as those being signature dishes...Will look forward to your visits to Aroy....

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cheers

2 Reviews

December 27,2011

5.0

Wow!!! What a evening we had....

Hi, had great fun with family at AROY this xmas, Evening filled with great decor and our daughter had a great time dancing with Santa. Food as always was amazing(Our 10th visit, they should start giving us some hefty discount now ) , specially the duck dish we had . Good Musical evening with a performer, i wished they would have started the performance little early. In whole Great Stuff guys ...Keep it up!!!

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January 15, 2012response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Thanks Cheers for the feedback. Much appreciate your comments. Will look forward to serve you again...

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Prakash_blr

8 Reviews

December 27,2011

1.0

Horrible quality of food, upset stomach

I was told their quality was deteriorating but had a taste of it when we ordered from them 2 days back. We ordered for a Khau Swe and Crispy babycorn for the two of us. Although we didn't realize anything while eating, the next day morning was terrible. Both of us had that bloated feeling, vomiting and severe stomach ache. My wife is still not well and had to be taken to the Dr where he suspected food poisoning. I have not been able to go to work either. What worse, when I called up to tell them, they couldn't care less about it. They gave me sermons on their quality of food and that they use only Olive oil(hah). As expected from an irresponsible restaurant, they are just not ready to accept that there could be anything wrong with their food. This is the worst experience I've had in my life from a restaurant food and to think of it, Aroy is supposed to be one of the better ones. I am aghast at the management's lack of sensitivity and such an arrogant, unapologetic attitude.

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December 27, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Sincere apologies, I don't think this at all is acceptable from our end. I am looking into all these aspects right away. Will revert to you with the root cause of the issue. I am really sorry again on behalf of Aroy team.

1.0

Bad Experience...

We went out on a team lunch to this place...
The first impression looked good.However ,it was only later that we found that the ambience was the only good thing about this place.We ordered a non-veg fixed lunch and all they served us was
1) A bowl full of spinach and some liquid which they called soup....
2)Served us rice with one curry...On asking for more food, they again served us rice with that same curry...
3)Finally , the dessert was served(which happened to be the best thing there).Afterall one cant really screw up a dessert.However ,these fellas tried their best at that too!!!! We were served JUST one scoop of vanilla ice cream.
All in all, the best thing about that place was that one scoop of dessert closely followed by water(plain regular water)
Instead of paying 400 bucks here, go to a dhaba and pay 40 bucks.You'll enjoy it more....
@burrp- is it necessary to give this place even 1/2 rating?

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December 21, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Sincere Apologies for the bad experience you had at Aroy today. However I am little keen to understand what happened as the Set Lunch Menu offers a combination of Soup, 2 Starters(1 spring roll and Chicken Wings) in this case, Salad, Stir Fry, Curry and Thai Steamed Rice along with one Scoop of Ice Cream.
As this the Limited Set Menu , the repeat food would always be the same. The TDH menu had always been relished by the Corporate Guests. Once again apologies if at all the team have missed any of the items listed above.
Regards,

December 21, 2011response from management at parthos:

One more suggestion:
Please serve starters on bigger plates.The plate was packed like a can of sardines.
Moreover, atleast the bone china dishes shouldn't be chipped.It leaves a bad impression.

reachakb - Burrp User

reachakb

4 Reviews

October 24,2011

4.0

Nice place and trademark food

Apparently folks that used to work at Shiok are here now. Met a few old friends in the staff from the Shiok days.

Nice food, good ambiance. Not too many choices in this area, so makes it that much more an opt in place

The menu is limited and you could easily get bored of it.

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October 25, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Many Thanks reachakb, appreciate your comments. However in Menu we have added few more signature dishes as well as a new Meal by itself section where we have Introduced Thai Laksa and some variety of noodle soups....Do visit and try some of these new menu items. Rgds Aroy Team

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rpb_india

44 Reviews

September 29,2011

4.0

Decent

We went there last month. Heard a lot of good reviews about the place so decided to check it out. The ambience is nice - its on the 1st floor right above Crossword. They have a rooftop area as well which must be nice in the winters. Inner seating area seemed small but floor to ceiling windows look out onto the rooftop area which is nice. About the food - its pretty good. There were a few dishes that were outstanding like the Tom Kha soup. A couple were just ok. It's a bit on the pricier side (IMO) but not as much as Mainland China (grossly over priced). Quantities are decent. All in all I would recommend it. I've been there only once but will def try it again and try some of their other dishes.

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October 25, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear rpb_India, Thanks for your comments. We look forward to your next visit..

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deepak_singh

1 Reviews

September 20,2011

5.0

Rock Always

What a Restaurant.....nice feeling ....awesome staff with ready to help always.....Good Food....It was memorable experience with Aroy....proud to be bangalorean to have such a nice restaurant.....Keep it up ....Management Rocks......

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October 25, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear deepak_singh, Thanks for your comments. Really appreciate...

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momof2

10 Reviews

September 12,2011

2.0

This is NOT Thai!!

Having eaten plenty of authentic thai food before, and having visited this restaurant 4-5 time before...i can definately say that...they no longer serve THAI food. The crap they serve is not worth the money....has no authenticity...and no taste. To top it all the staff is full of attitude, cheekiness and a don't care air.
We ordered a vegetarian Pad Thai....which is a delicate dish served with rice noodles, plenty of sprouts, tofu, cilantro, etc. It turned out to be a stir fried noodle dish with cabbage and carrots. Even after pointing out the absence of the protein...they did nothing about it. Anyway, that was the end of my eating at Aroy!

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September 12, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Momof2, First of all sincere apologies for the kind of experience you had at Aroy. I'll be personally looking into the prep part of the dishes as we haven't change any of the recepies....

Surprised to understand even after the complain the dish was not changed as that's the direction being given to the staff.

Could you please share your details on feedback@thearoyrestaurant.com. I would ask one of our colleagues to understand the details and take appropriate action.

Kind Regards,

Aroy management

September 12, 2011response from management at momof2:

Yes, that is absolutely right. I was surprised that after pointing out that there was NO tofu in the dish...the waiter tells me...."next time madam"...to which i said...." there will be no next time"....which did not affect him one bit. After this i told the head waiter.....and he just pretended to ignore me. That hit the nail on the coffin. It was raining heavily...and all they wanted was us to finish ASAp...so they could give our table to another customer.

September 12, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

I got your message and I can assure you that I'll surely work on these aspects. To me each and every guest matters, no matters if there is rain or any other chaos. Apologies once again...

Would like to request to give Aroy another chance and we'll make sure your experience is truly THAI and with the best of services...

Kind Regards,

2.0

bad prep

i am very very fond of Thai food and ordered from Aroy today for the first time after hearing the name from few frnds. but the food turned out be awful. we ordered chicken pad thai and red curry; noodles were over boiled and basically a tasteless lump. Red curry was also badly made and not at all up to the mark of a original thai red curry. Chicken was bad..overall, it was very bad exp and not al all value for money. i do not think we will have guts to order or go there next time:(

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September 12, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

I am really sorry for the kind of experience you had . This must be one of the days where things have not worked out for both of us. We can assure you that we work on each and every aspects of food quality and service and each and every feedback is taken very seriously.

We have been getting great feedback from our guests as well and we have recently launched new menu.

Kindly try it out and I can assure you the best of food and service.

Regards,

2.0

Inconsistency strikes again

I have written atleast 3 reviews earlier pointing to inconsistency and yesterday was the worst episode till date.

My wife and me are big fans of Aroy and have visited this place several times. Unfortunately, health issues kept my wife indoors on her bday and I decided to order food from here.
My choices were standard - Chicken Satay, Grilled Fish, Tom Yum soup and Pad Thai.

Delivery was quick. The food oscillated between good to awful. I am not a big fan of the way everyone makes Tom Yum soup in India. Put extreme sour and spice together in water with veggies and you get the soup. This was no different.
The satay and grilled fish were good and just liked the way we had them before.
The biggest disappointment was Pad Thai. I had ordered 2 portions. We could barely finish one and we threw the other portion unopened - it was that bad.
There was no taste to talk home about. None of the mild peanutty sweetness that you expect. I think they even forgot to put salt. Were I in the restaurant I would have sent them back. The biggest shock was the sprouts. Now most eaters of oriental cuisine are familiar with the white long crispy sprouts. But what we had instead was your regular green moong(shell included) with minimal sprouts. I am sure both are moong sprouts but the Chinese sprouts are more neutral in taste compared to our sprouted moong.

This dish totally spoiled our mood and my mini birthday party ended up as a disaster. Were it not for the satay and grilled fish, I would have given only 1 star.

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September 12, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Mr Teju, We discussed the other day post this comment. Just wanted to check if there was other visit at Aroy and if you want to share with me any of your feedback.

nothing special

Loved the decor and ambience of the place...but its a same old chinese kind of cuisine, nothing special about the food, And it is very expensive.................

Ambience: 3
Food:3
Beverages: 3
Music: 3
Service:3

worth a try if there is no different cuisines in your locality....

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5.0

Amazing place 5 of 5

This is one of the very few places I like so much around J.P Nagar. Wonderfull Ambience, amazing service, Love the food. Had a wonderfull time.

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September 12, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Many Thanks for the feedback. Really sorry for replying so late.

Laid back!

Pros: This is my go to place for a nice relaxed evening with friends. The ambiance is very laid back, the staff is friendly. The fact that their restrooms are clean is a really nice plus.

Cons: Crappy and unnecessarily loud music. Food is a bit hit and miss - some items are fine others are below average.

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3.0

The good, bad and the Ugly ..

I will do this in the reverse order or rather the order in which i experienced things ..

1. The ugly part to me was the lack of availability of "singha", the official THAI beer. It goes great with the food, but i was told that the restaurant does not carry it.

2. The bad: Like so many other reviews here, i agree about the service. The restaurant needs to speed up things a bit. The service is slow

3. The good: The food was awesome. What surprised me the most was the availability of a number of vegetarian dishes. The Tom-Yum was good, so were the rice and noodle dishes. All the main course dishes were good.

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1.0

Disappointed with Service

This was on a Friday afternoon.. self and my wife went to Aroy for lunch.. came to know of its existence from a friend and hence wanted to check this out.. We went there around 1:15pm.. and we could see about 3-4 tables occupied and nearly about 5-6 tables vacant (inside the restaurant) and all the tables were vacant that were in the open. Obviously we didn't want to sit in the open, in at 34'c heat..
There was a gentleman at the entrance.. I told him 'we need a table for two'.. He went 'Sir, the tables inside are booked / reserved.. why dont you take the table in the open..' I told him 'do you really want us to sit in the sun and eat the hot lunch'.. 'sir, it is not so heat.. we have put umbrella'.. then I said ' I am ok to wait... how long do you think it would take'... 'Sir, I dont think it would be any time soon.. '.. this went on for few minutes.. finally I said, 'So looks like I have to find another one for lunch today'... the person, in full suit, didn't seem to care.. he appeared determined not to let us in.. and he was even prepared to lose business than let us eat.. What out me off was that the person was neither apologetic nor willing to accomodate us nor was ready to accept us to wait.. Extremely disappointing, arrogant attitude. I dont think I would go there again, however good the food may be. His attitude put us back and we went to 'S' hotel nearby and had a sumptous lunch.

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March 14, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear ramsdesk, We at Aroy apologize for the experience you had at Aroy. This will be the last thing I'll expect from service team and will surely address this immediately. Arrogance and the bad attitude is not and will surely will not be part of Aroy any day. We assure you of best of services at Aroy. Look forward to your visit at Aroy

Kind Regards, Aroy team

Wonderful place for a rooftop dinner

Have been to Aroy on 3 occasions and found them to be fairly consistent all the times.I love their soups ,they are served in these unique and huge pots and are full of flavor.
Chicken balachong will remain the pick of the dishes we sampled there.The service and the ambiance does deserve a special mention.
Over all 4/5

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March 14, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Many thanks for your wonderful comments.

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luvgudfud28

1 Reviews

February 01,2011

4.0

something was missing

I have been a regular at Aroy and have always enjoyed a delightful experience.Last night i went there with a gang of 6 adults and 3 children. i had received a mail regarding a special Republic Day celebration there with face painting being organised for kids, unfortunately we did not see any of it. The food am not mentioning really coz i like the way its presented and cooked.what really upset me was the service.our cocktails arrived a good 15minutes later, i.e much after the starters were served.besides one guest of ours had arrived late and he was not offered the complimentary starter as we all were inspite of our reminding the attendant.it bothered me coz i have always had a good experience there what with the friendly waiters taking care of all our needs.hope things change the next time we visit there.

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March 14, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Luvgoodfud28, Sincere apologies for the exprience you had. And sorry for late in rrplying to you as well.
Republic day we infact had face painting but it was an afternoon affair, may be the vent team have missed mntioning the same. Soory about that.
We'll be lloking into this service aspect and make sure its not repeated again. We look forward to your continuous visits at Aroy. rgds, Aroy team

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hapuchu

2 Reviews

January 23,2011

5.0

Fantastic Food, Service And Ambience

I visited Aroy for dinner with my wife and 5 year old daughter. Restaurant has ample of (free) parking. We did not make a reservation but were quickly guided to a table which is nice.

Aroy has a choice of out door and in door seating. We preferred out door (it was a bit cold though).

We ordered soups, chicken and fish starters and veg curry for the main course. All dishes were tasty and service was swift and quick.

One thing to watch out for is the dishes marked spicy are really spicy! Also, be careful while requesting any dish to be made more spicy. :)

In all it was a great dinner amongst friendly staff.

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January 23, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Great Dear Hapuchu, Thanks for the lovely feedback. We'll make sure we live up to our Guest's expectations time and time again...

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kirkal

2 Reviews

January 18,2011

4.0

Expensive but with great food and ambience!

Food quality: Excellent
Portion size: Satisfying
Price: On the higher side
Decor and atmosphere: Great, especially with rooftop open-air
Service: Speedy delivery of food to table :), Excellent service

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January 23, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Thanks Kirkal for your feedback. Loved that you had a good time at Aroy. We wish to serve you the same consistent experience again and again. Look forward to serve you again at Aroy...

3.0

inconsistent quality

have been to Aroy couple of times and had very different experiences at this place.

Ambience of the place is good, the design of the open air tables is not well done and should be avoided during summer afternoons.

Food:vegetarian options in the menu are sufficient.But not of all of them are to my liking, tried the Tom Kha soup, which is easily amongst the best i have had(inclusive of restaurants i have been to in the US), with lots of vegetables and heavenly coconut milk. My wife ordered the noodles and was very happy with the taste. We had the black olive fried rice, which wasn't much to write about, may be it was too authentic for the south indian palette. We also have had the green curry, which was yummy. We finished the meal with pumpkin custard, which was really yummy, had to fight for it with my wife and kiddo.

during a subsequent visit, the quality of the food wasn't great and pumpkin custard we ordered wasnt thawed enough, and it was no way similar to the one we had in our previous vist.

So the jist is, pick your order judiciously, experimentation might help and pray for good quality.

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Maverick_blr, Many thanks for your review. Regret the pumpkin custard experience and will be working on the feedback.
I am happy that you liked the authenticity of Tom Kha, black olive rice..Will make sure your expereince at Aroy remains the way it should be...

Look forward to your visit at Aroy...

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Bhookha

10 Reviews

January 14,2011

3.0

Nice dining experience

Was a little apprehensive about visiting the place especially after seeing some mixed reviews of late, but then decided to take a chance. The place has a nice ambience. Since it was a cold night, opted to sit inside. Am sure the open seating would be a great choice for a liesurely lunch. The place had a special menu around christmas time and was serving only thai food, which was kind of a disappointment. I had gone there for a chinese outing. However all the items that we ordered, right from the tom kha soup to the corn starters and the main course were quite good.

The place is however quite expensive and the quantity served is a little less. Other than this crib, I think it is a good dining experience. Overall I would give this place a 3.5 rating.

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Bhookha, thanks for your wonderful feedback. I am glad you had a wonderful time at ARoy. We do have chinese collection in the menu , please do ask the service staff to help you out with that...Will look forward to your visit to Aroy...

Outstanding Service, Hatsoff Wait staff.

After reading lots of review, M very much excited to go this restaurant and been there with my wife, Wow Rooftop Restaurant looks great, Warm greeted and welcome by Asst. Manager(Maitre D' Hote) tall fair and handsome guy and escorted to the table feels great. Not much knowledge about Thai and Pan Asain Cuisine, thanks to the Restaurant Manager Mr. Arnold recomendation Soup tom kha which is good but some how i feel coconut milk is more or may be it taste like this, but the non veg. platter is great and the rice with olive not remerber the name, stir fry lamb is tender, drinks is pretty decent no complain, Bar man is professional. Service is very prompt and pleasant no complain at all, hatsoff to the wait staff and espcially the Manager, who trained the staff properly. According to my ratings.
Service: 5/5
Ambiance: 5/5
Food: 3/5..
very much recomded.......

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Rishiraji, Many thanks for your feedback on our service. We look forward to serve you at Aroy and would like to see how we could be better on food front as you have rated us 3 there.

Thanks Again...

5.0

A great change to the standard fare

Visited Aroy after a lot of recommendation.

Plus:

Great setting with uncluttered indoor and outdoor option.
Pleasant staff
Limited by good choice of dishes

Minus:

The chef could do with going slow on salt in the stir fries.

Overall a good place in this part of town

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Didyousayfood, Many thanks for your visit to Aroy. Will surely work on salt as sometimes the guest liking varies and many people do ask for more spice ...
Thanks again and will look forward to serve you at Aroy.

Ahoy Aroy!

This place was unanimously chosen by all of us for a send off party of a very close friend. Since, it was a last minute decision, we could not make any advanced bookings. However, we got the table in 15mins and dint have to wait for too long.
We were given the table in the outdoor area as there was a private party going on inside. We ordered Tom Yom soup for non-veggies and Hot and Sour soup for the veggies. The non-veg soup was a clear winner as my non-veg friends totally mesmerized by its taste. The way they served us the soup also was excellent. The cutlery used were way too different from what I have usually seen in other restaurants. For the starters, we had the Crispy Garlic Prawn and Grilled Mushroom. There’s nothing else to say but “good” about the starters. As far as the mushrooms were concerned, I wanted more of it. Couldn’t get enough of it.
Next it was the main course and we just couldn’t wait too long to get a taste of it after such an awesome experience. We ordered a Pineapple Fried Rice with Pahd Thai Veg and Classic Sichuan Chilli Chicken. Amazing was an understatement for this. it was so nice and went absolutely well with the gravies. The food was totally mind-blowing and the service was impeccable. I don’t have a single thing to point about the service there as the staff were doing their best to keep the guests happy.

Meal for 4 of us was around 2K and it was indeed worth the food and the overall experience we had. I would highly recommend this for those who would love to have delicious Thai food with family and friends!

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Roopashree, Great to see your feedback about the place. Delighted to see that you had a good time at Aroy. Some of the signatures are for sure are Tom Kha, Grilled Mushroom and Aroy Chilli Chicken.
Just to mention that Aroy has now started Barbecue's and many of our signatures are now live from the grill.
Thanks again for your wonderful comments will look forward to serve you at Aroy.

cheers - Burrp User

cheers

2 Reviews

December 26,2010

5.0

Great Xmas Feast!!!

Today with the Xmas vibes and celebrations all around we decided to have a calm lunch instead of quick bites at any fast food joint as we always do .We wanted more than just a happy meal on this day as kids were already happy with their gifts what SANTA gave. So planned to go for a change of taste buds to explore the flavors of this Thai Restaurant, which my friends have visited quite often in the recent times. Knowing that they would be busy during the weekend, we were cautioned to reserve the table well in advance. Which we in fact did.

And Wow, what a sight !! The whole place was well decorated and all the staff was with all red santa caps We were given our choice of table under the beautiful canopy. The staff was also in the celebration mood as they were all together clapping and cheering before taking their duties.

We were given a special Christmas Menu(Good Thought!!).
So I zeroed on something called Santas delight and my hubby went for his favorite Gin and tonic. I must say a very nice blend of drinks, which was smooth and really pleasant. In starters we had spicy American Corns and it was so tempting that even the kids enjoyed it. I wanted to try some sea food, so ordered Prawns in Black pepper sauce and some prawn crackers with minced chicken sauce which was again Wow. I was really enjoying as the Live Santa kept the kids busy .

And the main course, we had Jasmine Rice with Fish in Yellow curry. It was made to the perfection. (Kudos to chef). Another round of plain drinks were complementing the overall experience. The waiters were fast enough to clear the used plates and also to refill the water.( which I have a habit of drinking a lot in between the meals). So for a change I was not calling them and asking then for the refill. Small things really matters.

And of course to mention the plum cake ice-cream just made our day..

All in all we had a great Xmas Lunch and a very pleasant experience after a long long time.

Great Job Aroy. Keep it up. Highly recommended

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Merry Christmas Cheers...you made our day..Thanks for your wonderful comments...would love to see you again at Aroy...

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sherin75

6 Reviews

December 25,2010

1.0

Can't beieve the drop in standards

I have been to Aroy the first month of the opening and found the place really good for JP nagar standards.
Second time around, had gone for a play to Rangashankara; unfortunately the horrendous Bangalore traffic got the better of us and we reached 10 minutes too late and got shut out. This left us with no other choice but to visit Aroy again. The starters were decent. We tried the Khow Suey which came with its usual range of condiments but the main chicken curry was simply unpalatable; so we ended up leaving it almost untouched. The other main course we ordered was steamed rice with Thai red curry; tasted like ditch water with chicken pieces; no flavour whatsoever of lemongrass and kafir leaves. Very very disappointing. .
Furthermore the staff were only too eager to clear the tabble; not a word on why the food was left untouched. the evening was but obviously ruined and to top it so was my night with multiple trips to the loo.

My humble request: Even if the food is not all that tasty at least let it be fresh so as to avoid long lasting reminders . .

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Sherin75, First of all really sorry for the delayed response...Regret to know that you had a bad time at Aroy which is the last thing i would like to see...We are working on your feedback and have asked service staff to be more attentive in order to understand the guest feedback then and there...Apologies...

Lemon Grass..eeks!!

Maybe its human nature but what everyone is touting as amazing, everyone continues to call amazing unless punched on the nose.

Going by the rave reviews and being so close to where I stay, I was oh so excited about a swanky new fine dining restaurant in town. So I made my way there one balmy Friday evening, only to be rudely dismissed as I did not have a prior booking for the most coveted out-door dining area. I was miffed, was annoyed enough to give the place a miss, but I figured, the management must be so snooty because they must be really good and know it too. And I'm not one to give a good dining experience a miss just because the manager or the waiters are not courteous.

So early Saturday morning, determined not to be rebuffed again, I booked a table (on the rooftop mind), and was again annoyed when they advised me to take a table inside as it might be sunny. I insisted and got the table I wanted. I was in high spirits all morning in the expectation of a fabulous lunch, and was effervescence overflowing when I made my way to Aroy with my beloved in tow.

I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the menu. It was laid out very nicely but that's where my pleasant surprises ended.
We ordered the Tom Kha soup. When the journey into the world of intense lemon grass flavored food began. One ignores the warning signs, even when they are screaming at you. The soup, thankfully was only mildly flavored with the said lemon grass.
After being told the starter I wanted was not available that day (then maybe they should have a timetable for the starters, so diners are not mislead), and being told rice parcels stuffed with vegetables will take more than half hour to prepare (are they trying to put off people entirely), we settled for the tofu marinated in a red chilli paste and grilled in banana leaves, and...well... one bite is all I managed to take out of a generous serving of the worst flavored tofu I have tasted. It was ghastly, it looked pretty, but I could not even stand the smell of it. The waiter, instead of inquiring if something was amiss, smiles at me choking on the food. I am in awe of my sweetheart who managed to down 4 or 5 pieces of the ghastly dish, and very effectively ruined his appetite.

The main course was baby corn and mushroom stir fry and flat noodles in yellow bean sauce. The waiter nodded his approval, and I figured maybe I just got off on the wrong foot here. Patience and a positive attitude was called for here.
Phaw!! The stir fry reeked of more lemon grass and the noodles was bland. Another bite of the stir fry is again all I could manage, again the waiter smiling, seeing two diners having extraordinary difficulty eating what is on their plates. The noodles was thankfully lemon grass free. It left me wondering maybe people can be fooled into thinking lemon grass is the hallmark of all Pan-Asian cuisine, and rave about it. I could not pretend any more and nor could I subject my other half to such cruelties, so we asked for the check and ran, scared to order anything else.

I am confident, I will not be visiting the restaurant ever again, and will especially request dishes to be made without lemon grass anywhere else I go.

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lubin

1 Reviews

December 10,2010

5.0

Excellent Thai Experience!!

Till now I was just an observer on this website to check out restaurants in town. My visit to Aroy made me register and write a review for this restaurant .

I was here with my parents and spouse on a weekday evening and I had a wonderful experience so thought of sharing it here.
We did not make a reservation(next time we won’t forget to...) but still luckily we got a table for 4 in the AC section(outside would have been even better though ) of us as it was almost full unexpectedly even on a weekday. We were served some fried brinjal starter complimentary from the chef which was an amazing start to our experience. We had the chilli chicken, papaya salad and babycorn to start and ordered some drinks. They drinks are quite expensive but went very well with the amazing appetizers so we dint mind that.The Tom yum soup was fantastic with flavors exactly as we wanted. For the main course we ordered a thai red curry fish, steamed rice, stir fried veggies and a spicy flat noodle dish. Everything tasted great! And the staff was friendly and well informed about the menu.


I would definitely visit you guys again for your Burmese section which looks interesting too and thanks for the nice food and amazing experience we had.

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Lubin, Great feedback ..Many thanks...Glad to see you liked our food, service and ambience..Now we have also introduced Barbecue as an FYI...Will look forward to serve you at Aroy...

Thanks Again..

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Foodforsoul

4 Reviews

December 09,2010

4.0

Great Service, Food could be better

If this review were only based on food, I would give Aroy a 3/5, but the service was excellent , hence the extra point.
We went to Aroy for dinner last week and were seated in the Outdoor section. The weather though a bit chilly, was quite comfortable to sit outdoors. We ordered the Non veg platter which was quite good, followed by chicken satay. The satay was a disappointment because it was served quite cold and although the weather might have added to it, still I am sure it did not come out of the kitchen as hot as one would like. The main course was okay, nothing exceptional to write home about.
The service,however, throughout the dinner was excellent. The staff was attentive and helpful and almost quite made up for the average food.

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Foodforsoul, Thanks for your feedback and specially for our service...Will work on the feedback on the cold food you were served...However some of the changes we have introduced bow is to have a live grill outside to serve the grilled starters live from the grill ..We look forward to serve you again at Aroy the way it should be...

5.0

the best food ever in aroy

hey guys,I visted the aroy yesterday,It was the best and the most unique food I ever had.....Although I live in malleshwaram,I went to aroy in bannergatta road,And I will go another 10 times....I loved This hotel.....Mainly the pandan chicken and chilli chicken....I never felt aroy to be soo good...I just loved this restaurent soo much....I really feel everone should try it once....and I know people who have tried it will 100% love it...Chef Prathamesh made us feel like home..the way he talked and co-operated..Now I am a fan of aroy restaurant

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Rohittalgeri,
Many thanks for your wonderful feedback. Glad that you liked Pandan and Chilli Chicken(Our Signature Starters )Will look forward to serve you again at Aroy...Thanks Again...

5.0

the best food

hey guys
I completely disagree with the last 2 reviews,I had a very good experience with aroy
Mainly the pandan chicken,I think aroy is the place where you can have one among the unique and the best food.......They are the best party makers...I live in malleshwaram,though I will go to aroy in bannergatta rd atleast 10 more times....and the chef Prathamesh,completely made us feel like home and cooperated with us...Guys please visit aroy another tym,and I it will make you sure to relish and visit another

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Today's "Good" may not survive Tomorrow!!!!

At times it does not feel all that great to call a spade, a spade when the majority calls it an ace. I gave it a lot of thought before I could drain my opinion through my fingers about our dinner experience. Last night’s was our second visit to Aroy & the first one was a Saturday lunch, which was roughly a couple of weeks after they set shop. Based on the first two reviews I read on burrp, I knew what to expect & what not to. The geography rules out the availability of anything other than chicken & seafood. We were fine with that as we really wanted to check out the reason that fueled those positive reviews.

First Encounter:
Logically spaced outdoor seating & well ventilated indoor area impressed us as we entered. A tall, smile ridden restaurant Manager received us & showed us our table indoors as it was shining & sultry outside. We started off with Non Veg Signature Appetizer sampler platter, Crispy shredded lamb, Som Tam Salad, Twice cooked chicken wings & Steamed rice paper parcels along with a Long island ice tea for me & Virgin Mary for her. The sampler platter remained faithful to its name; it was for sure an expensive sampling experiment which by all means had no quality to impress the sampler. Crispy shredded lamb was very crispy & over shadowed the average wings & salad. Steamed rice paper parcels seemed more of a complimentary material & we were not very happy paying anything more than a 100 for it. Long island ice tea & Virgin Mary were excellent. The bartender managed to create a positive impression as we went on to order more. Melonita, Energize & Virgin pinacolada were all nice.

For entrée we picked Pad Thai-chicken with lots of roasted peanuts & “Ong Noh Khaw Swte”. The former was edible, but overly sweet & that’s not how I like my Padthai. The latter was a Burmese special, boiled noodles served with crispy rice noodles accompanied by a mildly flavored chicken broth. It was simple, yet very delicious & filling. This Burmese delight drowned every little complaint we had about the “snail slow” service to the disappointing appetizers & marked Aroy as a place to return.

Our Return:
Yesterday being an Occasion coupled with a lazy desire not to travel latitudes & longitudes for dinner recalled the day we decided to return to Aroy. The restaurant was packed as we walked in to find a table & once again we were not welcomed, but received by the same Manager (No attributes changed) who showed us the same table. Roughly after 15 mins of waiting our glasses were filled & we were given the menu.We wasted no time to order a classic Sichuan (Szechwan) chilly chicken, which was neither crispy nor szechwanish. The Jiaozi were just 6 Chinese dumplings AKA momo rolled in a tiny piece of dough that were priced INR190…that by all means was a steal for “you know who”!..Having not learnt our lessons yet we ordered for a Chicken Satay along with a Bangkok Mojito & a Mocktail called Flirt. The Satay had a couple of hair strands deep rooted into the first three pieces & we sent it back to its place of birth without regret …Neither did they acknowledge it nor did they apologize on time.. The Bangkok Mojito was not served in a Belgian beer glass or a Mojito glass & it tasted like something, but not a Mojito. Flirt proved to be a mockery as she was not able to sip even half way through.

Though the sequence of events planted disinterest in ordering anything further, our grumbling tummies routed us towards main course. “Ong Noh Khaw Swte” & Burnt garlic chicken noodles were beckoned to settle the dispute as the smaller limb reached 10 & the larger one surfaced 9.Both were dumped on our table together & we dug into our Burmese acquaintance that greeted us without a compromise. A vegetarian variant of burnt garlic noodles was served in spite of us ordering a chicken variant…we only realized it as we started eating & it was too late to make a fuss. When this was brought to the notice of the waiter, he replied “SAAR, I will only charge you for VEG”…HOW GENEROUS!!!!!!!!!!!

We quickly settled the bill & ran out of Aroy, vowing never to return, as neither service nor food was rich enough for what we paid. We might be just a drop, but droplets like us make an Ocean & for sure an Ocean is not an easy place to swim.

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November 26, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Praveenb,
Thanks for all your time and energy you have put in writing this review. Appreciate the feedback and we regret the experience you had at Aroy.
There is one thing which I always practise in my life is to never find intention behind anyone's mistake. I have opened this restaurant with an intent to have happy customers through out and that would be my and my team only motive. And i whole heartedly accept the mistakes and will make sure the same doesn't gets repeated.
I was told about this at the same time and i\I person

All Smiles !

I have been dying (literally) to eat Khow-Suey. I thanked my stars that The Aroy brought this traditional Burmese delicacy to Bengaluru and most importantly to the most deprived, residential area of the city.
I love the decor. It's elegant, chic, delicate and pretty.
I love the menu because it has an excellent choice of authentic Thai and Burmese food.
I love the service. The people are sweet, attentive and smile !
Avoid this place if you're expecting Manchurian and Hakka Noodles with "Schezwan Sauce"
The dishes we ordered had the right kind of flavour and were served with enthusiasm. I enjoyed the beans with babycorn and cauliflower (an addition we requested because my grandmother doesn't eat mushroom)
Avoid the Burnt Garlic soup with Spinach because it has a heavy flavour of garlic - which is an acquired taste, obviously . We, on the other hand - enjoyed it !
The Khow-suey transported me to heaven. I'm glad I was given a bowl to eat it in, because that is the way to eat it. Please note, it is a meal by itself and extremely filling ! I requested the curry to be made with prawns and not chicken. I don't regret that decision.
The air-conditioning was extremely cold for me. But considering it's centrally controlled - it would be difficult to make adjustments.
On the whole, a wonderful and pleasant experience. Thank You - The Aroy for not falling short of my expectations and bringing authentic Thai and Burmese food to Bengaluru !

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January 16, 2011response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Kikster, Wow!! thanks for the wonderful feedback..Really sorry for a delayed response....Loved that you liked our Khaw Syte ..this is among the best of our signatures...We have also introduced Barbecue and some more new Thai starters and Stir Fries....

Thanks again for your feedback and would look forward to serve you again at Aroy...

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teju666

35 Reviews

November 15,2010

3.0

Consistently poor service

Probably my 3rd review of this place. Why, you ask, do I need to review a place thrice? Do I have anything new to add?
Actually, I am writing again because inspite of writing twice the problems continue and I hate to see such a fine place perform consistently poorly on one front. Service.

I can call myself a fairly regular visitor here. I like the food, the drinks and the ambience. Let me say that each time, I have never, ever been disappointed. But service...that's a different story. Last Saturday was no different.

I took some friends out for dinner. Although we called at 8:15 pm, we were able to block a table for 9 pm. On arrival, we were promptly seated. But then for the next 10 min, nothing happened. As if we were invisible. No water, no menu cards. Until we called for attention there was no action. But then I was expecting no different. That's how low Aroy has set my expectations for service.

Food, once ordered, is promptly served. Drinks take time. The real reason is that they have one bar tender. On weekends he does tend to be busy. But rather than queue orders, I expect the management to be a little attentive. Is your customer asking for round 2? Can I serve beer quickly and let the cocktails come later? You need to have people who can think and act on their feet and not go by a set rule. Sadly, the serving and the managerial staff seem to be working in their own world.

Another interesting experience. My friend asked for water which was eventually served in the middle of the main course. One guy to get the glass and other guy to get the water. The managers are just as laid back as the serving staff.

I love the food, the place. Its sad that they are not able to rectify this crucial aspect. There is only so many times one can come for food and suffer poor service even after the kind of money we pay. I hope the Aroy mgmt which seems to be reactive to only reviews of praise, takes due notice of this complaint.

The 3/5 rating is foor poor service, otherwise they deserve probably a 4.5.

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November 15, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Mr Teju666, Appreciate your candid feedback as this always help us. And indeed efforts were and are always there to make the experience of each and every guest memorable in true sense. Sincere apologies to you and your friends for the experience they had from the service perspective
Just to share some realities in this biz is high turnover rate and since most of the guys from far east, they are mostly away for leaves more than 3 weeks. Well not an excuse but some facts which keeps us on our toes.
We are working on these aspects an

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Prakash_blr

8 Reviews

November 15,2010

3.0

good food but very poor service

I went to Aroy last weekend with some friends who are regular visitors here. The food was really good with some innovative starters. However the portions were small for starters but the main course was fine. What was however disappointing was the service. Our drinks took more than 20 mins and every refill used to take multiple reminders to the waiters. I got a glass of water almost when the main course came. There seems to be different people to bring the fresh glasses, to fill them and to take away the empty ones ! There is lot of confusion among the waiters it seems as to who would do what. They'll bring the beer and a mug but do not expect them to pour the beer for you. When I pointed out to a waiter that the service is too slow and poor, he promptly retorted to complain it to the manager and seemed to be absolutely not bothered. The manager(or the guy in black) seemed to care less.
My friend said this was the usual problem here but he just comes back for the food. Wondering how long can they go on like this.

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November 15, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Prakash_blr,
Regret the experience you had at Aroy. I'm personally looking into the issues and assure you the best of both world next time you are here.
Loved that you liked our food and we'll make sure you have a great time every time you are here...

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goulash

17 Reviews

November 02,2010

4.0

good experience

The restaurant is located on a rooftop, and has a very pleasant, calming ambience with soft lighting, a quiet fountain and some greenery. Tables are located both indoors and outdoors, and on a pleasant night its a great place to have a nice thai meal. We tried the tom yam soup, red thai curry, sweet and sour prawns and pad thai noodles. All were very good. The taste was well-balanced and the cooking was sophisticated without being pretentious. Service was quiet, adequate and attentive. All in all, its a good option for a night out with friends or family.

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November 9, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear goulash,
Great comments. This is how we like Aroy to be and make sure we are consistent in all these aspects of service, food quality and ambience.
Wish you all a very happy festive season and we look forward to your visits at Aroy...

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Amit

16 Reviews

October 29,2010

4.0

A Good Place for Oriental Cuisine

Jaynagar and J.P Nagar always lacked good dining joints, however the situation is changing, and a few good places have come up recently.

Had been there with a few friends and it was drizzling so we missed the open teraace seating, the enclosed seating was good, but the table we were given was too close to the adjacent tables.
The food quality is good, and close to authentic indian oriental taste. The pricing is also acceptable for the service, ambience and food quality.
Some dishes can taste too salty, because of the sauce they use, they should take care of this little aspect.

The service is also satisfactory. They take the initiative of suggesting some good dishes. A good place to go again

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November 9, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear jaiswal.amit,
Many thanks for your nice comments. Salt part yes , we will look into it for sure...
Wish you all a very happy festive season and we look forward to your visits at Aroy...

Must Try..Thai

Nice ambience, excellent thai good. rooftop decor is refreshing and soothing. Price less than expensive. So a special evening can be celebrated there without confusion. Though few dishes tended to taste similar.. iam saying this after tasting 8 dishes from there. The lamb in blackpeppercorn, double cooked chicken wings and chicken thai red curry was to good. Overall Good...feel, pampered ambience and service.

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November 9, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear polo2, Thanks for your feedback. Glad to see you had a wonderful experience at Aroy.Wish you all a very happy festive season and we look forward to your visits at Aroy...

5.0

Excellent Food, Service & Ambience

Me and my wife decided to try out this place after quite a bit of thought, as most of the "authentic" thai food places which we tried in the past were nothing but crap!!...we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service in this place...:)

The location is a beautiful roof top setting with both indoor and outdoor seating options. There is a bar counter in the indoor area with beautifully creative blue lights on the bar. The overall decor of the place is very relaxing and soothing. The music is just perfect.... I have always wondered why restaurants dont ever pay attention to the music that they play...for example most chinese joints belt out hindi music and some even play one of the random radio stations..why????....if I wanted to eat with the radio as background music I would goto a roadside dhaba!!....:)

Our Order
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Siam Sunrays cocktail - awesome
Veg starter platter - awesome esp the banana blossom dish
Chicken Satay - awesome
Phad thai noodles with grilled tofu and assorted veggies - good (less oil would have made it great)
pandang flavoured home made ice cream - super awesome

Total Bill Amount : Rs.1750/- excl tips

Food - Authentic and tasty
Ambience - excellent both indoor and outdoor
Service - Superb...thanks guys!!
Value for Money - slightly expensive...but justified

after reading the review some of you might be tempted to think I work for them or they paid me to write this...sorry but I neither work for them or did they pay me...its just my honest truthful heartfelt opinion about the place!!

definitely give it a shot...in my idea dinner would be a better option than lunch as you can sit outdoor and enjoy the weather as well....also the beauty of the place will definitely be a shade better during the night..not that it lacks in the day!!

Cheers,
Rishab

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November 9, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

WOW!!! Dear Rishabshanker, Thanks for the wonderful feedback. WOW was the first word which came out of my mind. Loved that loved everything here. We need to always lived upto the experience you had and everytime you visit us.
Wish you all a very happy festive season and we look forward to your visits at Aroy...

November 9, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Resending as some Typos earlier
WOW!!! Dear Rishabshanker, Thanks for the wonderful feedback. WOW was the first word which came to of my mind. Loved that you loved everything here. We need to always live upto the experience you had and everytime you visit us. Wish you all a very happy festive season and we look forward to your visits at Aroy...

Decent stuff - nothing great !!!

Went here about a week back. Nice ambience and very good service. AC was not good though.

Had a margarita, for the price the quantity was less. Had another cocktail(forgot the name) which was awful !!!

For main course we had banana blossom cakes - decent, pandan chicken (ok) and sichuan chicken (good).

We also had the raw mango salad which was very good.

For main course we had the tamarind curry (great) with chinese fried rice (average).

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November 9, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Achinth, Your feedback has been implemented. AC had some issues which were sorted immediately. Happy that you liked the food. If you let us know the cocktail, I'll surely look into the same.
Wish you all a very happy festive season and we look forward to your visit at Aroy...

Regards,

3.0

Could have been better!

We visited Aroy last week. Other than a few highlights, overall experience was average. But considering that the manager takes personal interest in feedback, I will give this restaurant a few more visits to check if feedback is implemented.

The ambiance was great. Best part was that the temperature inside the restaurant was perfect. The soup was the best part of the dinner. Tom Kha was perfectly spiced and really tasty.

But the starters and the main course were a bit disappointing. So tips to the Chef are as follows:

1. Chilli Chicken and Panang Fish were too salty while the Red Curry was too bland.

2. In most Thai restaurants that I have eaten, Panang Fish has batter fried fish in it. The batter soaks the curry and makes the dish more delicious.

Also, train the waiters to tell the customers in advance about unavailability of items. We spent a long time to decide our dessert, the waiter tells us that it's not available. He should have told us all the things not available when then Menu was given to us.

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November 9, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Mr anideswandikar, Sorry for the delayed response but to mention the feedback has been shared with the team to update on what's available and what's not. And the kitchen team as well on the chilli chicken and panang fish.
We surely look forward to your visits and see if you have seen any differences or not.

Kind Regards,

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Shruthi

5 Reviews

September 21,2010

4.0

Loved the food!

Exploring different cuisines in the South of Bangalore has been delightful! Aroy! apparently meaning Yummy tingles the taste buds. Some really good food on the platter. I can vouch only about the vegetarian though. The aroy specialty dishes were actually special. Nicely aromatic and wonderful tasting.
A pleasantly decorated interiors adds to the ambiance.
The service was great and unhurried.

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September 24, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Shruths, Many thanks for your feedback. Delighted to know that you like the place , food and our service. We look forward to serve you again at Aroy. Cheers.

5.0

Excellent Food and Service!!!

After quite sometime I experienced great Thai food and service in Bangalore......Am not sure because it is new or are they are here to provide the same quality fare and service in future. Hope for the best, but sincerely, a damn good restaurant!

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September 24, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Metier, Thanks a ton for the rating and great feedback.We promise you that you'll have the same experience everytime you visit Aroy. That's the message which goes to our kitchen and service team on a daily basis. We look forward to serve you again at Aroy. Cheers.

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Adarsh Raja

5 Reviews

September 11,2010

4.0

One of the better places in South Bangalore

Really nice ambience, definitely one of the better restaurants in south bangalore... and, for once, when they say thai / chinese / burmese, they DO NOT mean "chainees" etc.

There's a choice of seating - outside and inside. Would definitely prefer the outside place. But I feel the outside is a bit too dark and the inside is a bit too bright. But then this would matter only if one is going there for dinner.

The starters definitely overshadow the stir frys and thai currys (wasn't too impressed with the main course).

The bar menu is interesting and still strangely affordable. The cocktails are really nice and some can only be described as 'unique'.

The dessert list is very different. Wanted to try the water chestnut jellies, but settled for lemongrass and khaffir lime ice cream instead. Khaffir lime ice cream = MUST HAVE!

I'm sure I will be returning here, at least for the twice cooked chicken wings and the ice cream.

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September 24, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Qazzaq121, Many thanks for your feedback. Yes the outdoor lighting was chosen to be that way to have candlelight experience more delightful. We look forward to serve you again at Aroy and yes the water chestnut rubies is my personal favourite as well. Cheers.

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Rohit

19 Reviews

September 09,2010

5.0

Ho Aroy !

I would only go to say that Aroy beats all other Thai/Chinese restaurants as far as food quality and quantity is concerned.

The ambiance is excellent and the staff is very cordial. I have visited this place many a times and each time I am greeted with the same cordial and friendly faces. Kudos to Ajeet and Jenny who take special care to make sure all your personal requests are considered for any occasion.

Great Effort !

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September 24, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Rohitunair, Thanks for your great feedback. I'll pass on the message to Ajith, Jenny and entire team for their consistency in food quality and the service and that's the way i would like this to be at Aroy. Thanks so much for visiting us often, and we do look forward to serve you again at Aroy. Cheers.

A must visit.

I have visited this place about 3 - 4 times now and I recommend this place to anyone who loves authentic Thai/ Burmese Cuisine. This place is close to my office and we drop in whenever we feel the need to treat ourselves to some good lunch. Average cost is about 400 to 500 per person.

The helpings are big enough and 3 people can share a meal for 2 (if you want to go back to office and work :-D )
The Khaw Swte is a meal by itself for abt 350 bucks, though i would have liked it topped with some fried egg...

I recommend this place as a 'must go' to people living or working around Bannerghatta road & JP Nagar.

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September 24, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Applechutney, Many thanks for your feedback. Really glad to know that you like the place , food and our service. Fried egg, I am not too sure from authenticity perspective but we could give that a try. Thanks again and we look forward to serve you again at Aroy. Cheers.

4.0

Different Taste!!! the REAL thai!!

Excellent ambience! courteous people! somebody who likes Thai & Burmese, a must visit place for sure!

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September 24, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Shangai_24, Many thanks for your feedback. Good to know that you like the place , food and our service. We look forward to serve you again at Aroy.

5.0

Great evening in a great ambiance!

Although I visited the place on invitation and with no intention to write a review, I was surprised by the complete range of food on display at this newly opened Aroy. No wonder it was quite full even on a typical working wednesday.

Vegetarians have fewer choice in main course, however, whatever me not being one didn't matter much!

The wooden decking with canopies create a nice laid back ambiance to relax, though it would have helped if the place would have been little bigger. Kids though can visit but will have to be kept on tight leash due to the water bodies that attract them.

On the whole it is one place to enjoy Thai food which is completely different from a generally held notion of its similarity with Chinese food.
Those enjoying Chinese should try Thai(they have some Burmese dishes too) for a change they will love it.
Please note that Thai food can be quite spicy as our steward informed us (was surprisingly knowledgeable enough about the menu) , so if you can’t take very spicy food do inform them & they will prepare your dishes accordingly. Although there is a full bar, in my personal opinion Thai food if too highly spiced to enjoy any alcoholic beverages with it so if you must have something, have an aperitif before you start your meal!!(we tried martini rosso and liked it). They do have a full fledged attractive beverage menu to try out though.

Some dishes are deep fried and some use coconut milk though, so the calorie conscious people like me might stay away but I would love to go back again ;)

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September 24, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Spazok_19, Wow!! This is good to know. Many thanks and loved that you liked the place , food and our service. We look forward to serve you again at Aroy. TC

3.0

Fifty-fifty

The first time I went to Aroy, I had really like the food and ambiance - that is the reason why I went there again. Sadly, Aroy didn't quite live up to my expectation this time. Food was okay (not as great as my previous experience)

The cost of a particular item on the menu was 340 rs, but in the bill, we were charged 450. When we pointed this error, they came back with another bill (making us wait for 10-15 mins) but this time the bill was for 350 - which is 10 rs more. Since we didn't want to wait anymore, we paid the bill but what we found disappointing was that nobody bothered to apologize to us.

Little things like these take away from the overall experience, especially when you are paying for decent service as well, not just the food!

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teju666

35 Reviews

August 12,2010

3.0

See-saw experiences

It would be strange to write 2 reviews of the same place within 2 months but yesterday's (night of 11th Aug) was something that needs to be called out.
This was my 3rd visit to the place in a span of 6-8 weeks. My first 2 experiences were good - service, food were all great.
But last night things went horribly downhill.

We were seated quickly and were given menu cards. The bar tender personally helped us with our drinks order but then there was suddenly a huge absence of service. Waiters were scurrying around but not to our table. They had 2 large groups dining at the same time and I saw that those groups were getting a disproportionate share of the service (2 waiters almost constantly positioned at the table). My wife had to walk up to the manager to get us some attention.

We gave our orders for soup and starters. 10 mins later we were told that one of the items was not available and we had to change the order. Now this is not something that takes 10 mins to figure out. Service continued to be slow to our table. I checked with our waiter and he mentioned that there was a shortage of kitchen staff and this was resulting in food coming late to the tables. Fair.
But disappointments continued. 30 min later, we received burnt on the outside and raw on the inside chicken satay to our table. This was a dish we had tried earlier and liked it enough to re-order. But this time we had to send it back.

There was again a considerable delay in taking our main course orders. Again, I noticed, service to the larger groups continued to be disproportionately high. If this was because the mgmt wanted to concentrate its limited resources on a larger bill paying party, then I would be royally pissed off. If not, then they showed poor incident handling skills. Staff shortage does happen but it can be handled without making some customers feel so ignored - I can handle the off day with food. Your big parties might get you more moolah but maybe its the smaller groups who give you repeat business - decide where you want to focus your attention.

The main course was good as expected. The staff was polite inspite of the chaos and of course, they didnt charge us for the satay. I had reported a problem with service in the first review but had dismissed it as a startup issue. But looks like Aroy really needs to sort this out.

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August 12, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Teju666, First of all really sorry for the sour experience you had at Aroy. And as I am writing to you some considerable actions are getting in place as next steps from what really happened in terms of non availability, food not at par and ignorance.

Rest assured each and every guest is equally important at Aroy and will be always. As you rightly said our repeat guests are our most valuable assets.

I wish I would have got 3/3 , but for sure will be working on the feedback and look forward to serve the way it needs to be.<

4.0

Loved the food and the ambience

If you are into oriental food, and can travel to JP nagar, Aroy would be a safe bet. The ambience is good, the food is good, and the staff are extremely courteous. If you are planning a weekend outing, I suggest that you book in advance. It is surprising to see their well-deserved popularity in such a short amount of time.

For six of us, including drinks, the bill came up to around Rs 5000. Our order comprised of five starters (two veg, three non veg), and soup. We had four items for the main course, and two desserts. Safe to assume that we consumed one drink per head.

For the veggies, I reccommend that you play safe, and go with the tried and tested recipes. I go by the description of the dish, and am usually right every time. However, go ahead and be adventurous if that is your nature especially if you have a fair idea of what you are in for.

You get one number of a free starter on the house, and it'spretty good.

The best part of the restaurant is its ambience, and if you are not going on a rainy day, choose to be seated outdoors.

We had the owner of the restaurant visit our table when we vistied the first time, and she made us feel at home.

I'd reccommend Aroy with one disclaimer - if you are not the adventurous type, play safe and ask your waiter for what people usually order - especially if you belong to the fussy veg category (like me).

For dessert, I ask you to try out their Pumpkin something dish. It is absolutlely out of this world.

Have fun!

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August 12, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear preran, Many thanks for your nice comments. Really delighted to understand your experience at Aroy. We'll always strive to provide the best of services to all our guests.

Dessert you have mentioned is Pumpkin Custard.

Look forward to see you again at Aroy.

New, Good...but has scope to...

Looks like there is a sudden spurt of activity of restaurants on the edge of JPNagar.
Heard a lot about Aroy and also read many a featured reviews on Burrp. Lucky that we found a table on Friday evening without reservation.
The parking space is plenty, but they don’t have valet. Having this will be useful.
The staff seemed pretty helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.
Not sure why most restaurants mention a beer / liquor in their menu, only to find that it is not in stock. They mention a Japanese beer in the menu but don’t have it! (Every restaurant provides Peroni, the Italian beer, as their most happening beer replacement!!!)
The menu has mention of V for Veg and NV for NonVeg only in some sections of the menu and not in others. Seemed confusing sometimes!
The soups and starters were pretty good. What we found strange was that the starters are served and any excess portion is taken away to be brought back again and served later...don’t have the freedom to take the sauce or just dig in ourselves (miss the fun when you want to fight over a last piece, etc)
We hardly ordered any mains (just ordered one infact) and were mostly pleased to try the various appetizers and desserts.
Another thing where all restaurants goof up-mention nice desserts in the menu only to find some of the more exotic ones not available, which was the case here too. But we were happy with what we got - ChocoMousse and BlueberryTart (ate 4 each and we were just 5 of us :-D)
We ordered a few (quite a few in fact) Tequila shots, and each time, each of the glasses had different levels of the spirit (not sure if the bar tender himself was happy high!), and each time it came in different shapes of shot glasses.
One thing was that some of their dishes were overloaded with Peanuts even though the dish description itself didn’t talk about peanuts. Tough time for people with allergies to peanuts / sesame.
The overall service needs improvement-water refills, serving dishes without spilling, etc.
The ambiance of the place is very good...but not sure how things work on a rainy day (considering that majority of the seating in open roof top). They could improve their music as the same songs kept repeating.
The pricing is slightly on the higher side for this type of restaurant and service. And they charge a random 7% service charge. So watch out while tipping.
Rated it 3, may be a 3.5 max, as there is surely scope of improvement. But it is surely a must visit place if you like to try something diff from the Eastern borders...

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Disappointed

After going through all the good reviews, my family decided to check out this place. I did get in with a lot of expectations since I am big fan of Thai food.

We landed at the restaurant at 7pm. The entry was pleasant and we loved the ambiance. We generally prefer a sofa since we have a 2 year old daughter; but we found that there were none. We were also surprised that they did not have a high chair either. So the restaurant is not kid friendly.

We sat inside the air conditioned room. They served us with a complimentary wanton which tasted quite good. I and my dad ordered two cocktails which were ok. So far so good.

Then on the stewards was behind us to order food. I almost felt they wanted us to eat soon and leave asap; even though the restaurant was half empty. My wife and dad ordered Tom Kha soup and I decided to order the Tom Yum soup. The Tom Kha was great however the Tom Yum was dam spicy even for me (considering that I am a Andharite and love spicy food). I complained the same to the Steward who did oblige to change the soup but with some unwanted comments. Then on the steward was little rude.

We were taken aback with his behavior and decide to finish the main course and leave. We ordered a Pad Thai (my all time favorite) and to my disappointment it turned out to be very sweet. Frankly the food was no where near the food I ate in different parts of Thailand.

This restaurant has potential but they need to work on their service and hospitality.

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August 2, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Foodconnoisseur, Honestly speaking "dissapointed" will be last I would like to hear from Guests at Aroy. Sincere Apologies .
Like to update you back on your feedback, Kids chairs are now available. There had been quality issues with the earlier lot and could have caused some injury to kids. But nevertheless its now available for all our guests.
And from the food perspective, yes the Tom Yum is generally spicy and we have asked our Service staff to update guest on the same and ofcourse if there is any complaint, the dish needs to be

awesome, must visit

great ambience, on the rooftop... very quick service and attentive folks who dont stand glaring at your table and yet know it the instant ur glass runs out of water.

food was yum, and prices were quite reasonable...
the only feedback would be that they need to figure out what kind of music they want to play

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July 28, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Ramnathk, Thanks for your visit and really glad to understand you had a good time. We are working towards the music theme and will fix this asap.
Thanks Again for your visit, We'll look forward to welcome you again at Aroy.

4.0

Aroy ahoy!

I hate the crowds and I seldom dine out over the weekends, however, my time at Aroy on a Sunday evening was something to write home about.

The bar menu was decent. I was excited that they stocked Asahi (i've heard so much about it) but when i ordered for one, they didn't have it. I had to settle for a Pernoi instead. My chocolate loving wife enjoyed her cocolate cocktail.

The Tom Yum soup, enough has been already said about it. :)

Shrimp in a light garlic sauce (as a starter) was very good.

Chicken with cashew nuts was the best dish of the day.

The prawns in the flat noodles dish were a little bland and chewy but nothing that would spoil your meal.

Love the open air ambiance. Clean and elegant. Loved the display made with the bamboo bowls and their covers. A very Malay-thai feel to it.

The service was timely and moreover the staff was very polite and friendly.

A very well spent Sunday evening experience for me.

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July 28, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Sisinthy, Ahoy!! Thanks for your comments and we are really pleased to understand that you had a good time at Aroy. Asahi - the problem is that while we designed/finalised the menu , it was available at the depot and now its not. We'll see if this can be sourced from other KSBCL depot.
Thanks Again for your visit, will look forward to welcome you again at Aroy.

July 29, 2010response from management at sisinthy:

The only reason i am writing back again is because you guys seem to be receptive to the general comments and suggestions.

I visited Aroy (along with family) again last night, 29th July 2010.

The Tom Kha soup was fabulous. It's now a new favorite of mine.

Grilled mushrooms were yummy and juicy but the quantity of the serving was questionable.

The classic Sichuan Chilli Chk (which is supposedly an Aroy specialty) was bad. Very bad. It was slightly burnt and dry and flavorless.

The Rice paper summer ro

July 29, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Sisinthy, Many thanks for visiting again and delighted to know your new favourite dish here. Hmmm...So we need to work on Chilli Chik for sure as i just don't want that to go wrong. So apologies for that. Yes the rice paper summer rolls are suppose to be that way. You can try our dips along with those.
Regarding Service Charge, team do get their much deserving share for all their hardwork and dedication they show during the opertaions.

4.0

Lunch at Aroy

We read about Aroy in Bangalore Mirror and decided to give it a try.
This are what we ordered
TomYum soup:
Yummy ,simply the best i have ever tried bangalore.
Signature Appetizer Sampler Platter veg:
Just average.Spring rolls,golden triangles and Banana Blossom Cakes served with sweet and sour dip. Banana blossom cake was too oily for my taste and was bland .The dip was not sufficient, may be caz we love our dips.. :)
Apricot Glazed Cauliflower:
Great. I liked the burst of flavours and the portion was good for 3.
For the main course
Pineapple fired rice:
Just OK, The menu says "Pineapple fried Rice-With raisin, water chestnut rubies and nuts" and the one which we were served just had rice and finely chopped pineapple and no nuts or raisin not even a single one and pineapple was not ripe enough !! I should mention the rice which was used in it was really good.
Penang Curry veg
Simply Great.. the right flavours and the portion was big.
Pahd Thai:
The flavour was OK, but the rice noodle was not cooked properly and portion served was comparatively less. Felt the one served in beijing bites was better than this. :(

Dessert
Pumpkin Custard
Good. Nice presentation i should say..The custard was served in slices of small pumpkins(we are not supposed to eat the pumpkins,just the custard :)) and coconut icecream was good.

Now about the restaurant, the ambiance was great,the service was superb.. the manager, i assume, was always there to help us. They did tell us that penang curry and pineapple fried rice doesn't go well together and suggested we try plain rice to go with it, but since we were on a hunt to find "The thai restaurant " in bangalore we decided to try pineapple fried rice.The prices were reasonable.

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July 28, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Tablefor3, Thanks for visiting Aroy and providing your valuable feedback. Really glad you liked the food. Regardig the veg platter, we'll be working on the feedback and you'll surely see the changes while we revise the menu in short span. Banana blossom cake, yes the oil absorbtion is more, hence I have seen some of the customers do have concerns and we'll be working towards it.

Again thanks for your visit and will look forward to serve you again at Aroy.

Hate to follow the crowd

But agree, the tom yum is what Tom Yum should be....authentic. This was also the first Thai place offer Pad See Ew that I've seen in India. Which is awesome.

I had the Brazed Tofu with Mushrooms and the Cumin Chicken. Not used to tasting that much cumin in a chicken, but delicious never the less. Would try all three of those.

The burnt Garlic noodles were good, but nothing stood out.

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July 28, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear djstan,
Thanks for your visit and comments. Glad you liked the food at Aroy. Cumin chicken is one of our signature dishes from Burma. And yes the Tom Yum, my personal favourite...

Thanks again and we would love to welcome you again at Aroy.

Another option in South Bangalore

Saw the reviews and was tempted to try out this place...
It is good to see another new restaurant in South Bangalore and which is Thai and Chinese. Nice location with lots of greenery around. I think parking is also not a problem. Can park in any of the by-lanes. Ambiance is good with both outdoor and indoor seating. I think the Outdoor seating is good for the evenings.
Service is good and fast.
I liked the Sweet corn soup which was on the sweeter side...the raw mango salad was refreshing...Tried the black olive fried rice which was different...though didn't quite like the veg version of the thai red curry...could sense something non-veg in that...
overall a decent place to explore...I think it really depends on what you order...
Prices are slightly on the higher side for a new restaurant...and off course vat is 13.5% and service charge is 6%...

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July 28, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Sravi,

Thanks for your visit to Aroy. Happy you liked the food. We'll work towards your feedback on Red Curry, we however take all the necessary actions to make sure food is up to the mark from quality standpoint.

Thanks for your inputs and your visit to Aroy. We look forward to welcome you again.

August 23, 2010response from management at sravi:

Appreciate that someone has taken time to respond to my review...if you can work on the feedback provided on this forum I think it help in the long run esp for repeat business...I did recommend this place to few of my friends...

August 23, 2010response from management at sravi:

also slapping service charge on the bill is not a well accepted tradition in India...irrespective of the quality of service if you expect your customer to cough out the extra 6-7% it will be deterrent for repeat business....you may want to work on this aspect...I have someone too commenting on this....

Good Alternative Option in JP Nagar Area

We wanted to visit this place for the last few weeks but could manage only the last Saturday for Dinner. The rave reviews had raised the expectations especially, on the food.

We had ordered the Veg and Non-Veg platter as we felt that could get us to taste many things and it turned out to be good. Our family of four could get to sample one each of items available in the platter and it was a good experience. The much talked about Tom-Yum soup was also up to the mark when compared with authentic Thai Restaurants abroad.

The experience on the main course was mixed, the burnt garlic noodles was quite good but NOT the PAD THAI AND RED CURRY VEGETARIAN. I think, being a peanut fan, it was on the lower side with the PAD THAI which I believe is the trade mark of the dish while the Red Curry was watered down in comparison to those I have tasted elsewhere including abroad. The Tofu Kung-Pao ordered was more of peanuts which in contrast elsewhere has more of cashew-nuts. The Basil Fried Chicken rice was good.

The Dessert suggestion was not great especially, the tamarind ice cream and pumpkin pudding.

The service quality was below par that really calls for improvement, the bearer was rushing through the orders perhaps stressed by the waiting crowd, they even spilled the lid of the soup bowl on my wife eventually to fall on the floor to break. Also, once a dish is served, the remainder was taken away only to be brought in later and we realized that in some cases, the bearers did not bother to serve the sauces etc.,

I guess the owners/managers were around generally to check whether everything was fine, instead, could take up the role of order booking with appropriate suggestions or for even refills on drinks.

finally, the prices are above market but are not backed by service (table mannerisms, suggestions etc., ) quality perhaps, they get away with some good dishes that was written in the reviews or familiar with typical Thai menu.

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July 19, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Pkaran23, First of all thanks for your visit to Aroy, and to assure you that our consistent endeavor always would be to work on the feedback and make Aroy the best to be place in South Bangalore....Really sorry about the soup lid experience which for sure would have made the experience little on the lower side...But nothing intentional and our service staff continuously work on the feedback and to provide the best service and smiling faces to all our guests...

Good to hear you liked some of our dishes and on the other some ,wil

Authentic thai food , great ambience

They serve Authentic Thai food. The Tom Yum soup is perfect. Interior is very nice. Great ambiance . Good service.
Nice greenery from the J P Nagar forest.
Currently they don't have buffet.

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July 14, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Surya.Sahu,
Thanks for your visit and nice comments. Great to know you liked the place and food.And o buffer front we are in the process of initiating the same.Hopefully in the next few weeks that would be on.
Thanks again and we look forward to your next visit.


4.0

A good addition to South Bangalore

South Bangalore is always short of good fine dining options of international cuisine. A new addition has finally been made to a relatively small list. Aroy is a pan Asian restaurant serving predominantly
Thai & Chinese food with a touch of Burmese as well. This place is not been open for long - just about over a month but from the crowd on a Sunday evening, it looks like it has built a reputation for itself.

The restaurant is located on the 3rd Floor above Crossword on the JP Nagar Ring Rd. They have outdoor seating for slightly larger groups and I recommend making reservations if you want this place. They also have a enclosed area which is not too cramped but has no distinct style. The best part they have done is they have no walls - just glass so you get a good view even if you are confined to the room. Their kitchen is also separated by glass so you a get a good view of whats cooking inside.

The food is quite the draw. Unique compositions of Thai street food, Burmese and the regular suspects - Thai curries, Pad Thai etc. Although their starters are quite delectable the portions are small even for 2 ppl. We ordered a nonveg sampler platter. It consisted of 2 pieces of 3 different items. It was literally a "sampler". We were in a experimentation mode that night, so we tried a grilled lamb salad and sea food dumplings. Now, personally, I think the food was excellent. It had all the smells and tastes of close to authentic asian food. But unfortunately, this might put off many of our eaters who like any food to be heavy on spices. But here I found the subtle flavours of the sea food, squid esp, the grilled lamb juices etc coming out very clearly and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. So a warning - if you have a fixed taste and dont like to experiment, order the standard fare. I didnt order any but based on our experiences it should be good. But those who have developed a taste of oriental cuisine, go out and experiment.

The cocktail menu is quite a delight. They have plenty of options from all kinds of liquor. The bar tender is a nice chap. Knows the drinks and the food. I ordered a drink which was basically vodka with iced tea. Went very well actually. They stock Carlsberg & Tuborg along with other beers, which I like, unlike many places who offer either KF or more expensive imported beers.

The service was slightly the down side. They were not understaffed but seemed to be unable to manage the load - all tables were full. When the bar tender leaves his space and takes orders and serves food, you know there is a problem!!
The drinks took a little long esp. the beer. The serving staff was not too knowledgeable about the food which really needs to change. But I think this is more so because the place is new and still finding its feet. I would wait some more before really commenting on this as a con.

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July 14, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Teju666, First of all thanks for visiting Aroy, Its been 5th week running and we have got great response from South Bangalore.
On the feedback, the sampler platter at Aroy is more like any other starter you order as this has been designed to give the variety to our guests without making it look overly priced. However feedback taken, while we revise our menu, we'll try to make the necessary amendments.
Thanks again for sharing your experience at Aroy, we look forward to your next visit.

5.0

Lovely 'feel good' place

I stumbled on this place surfing the net, and decided to have lunch..... what a pleasant surprise! Very cosy delightful restaurant. Service is polite and good, waiters are informative about the menu. I ordered the Pad Thai and the chilli chicken which was very good, portions are ample for the price. Dessert, i had water chestnuts with coconut jasmine syrup and shaved ice...... refreshing and lite. I definitely will visit this restaurant regularly as i live very close by. Thank you Aroy, we ' Thai food lovers' definitely needed a place like you.

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July 14, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Claifornia, Great to see you liked Aroy and food served..Water Chestnuts rubies is one of our signature desert...Thanks again for visiting us..We'll surely look forward to your next visit..

3.0

This is Aroy

While 'Benjarong' is in Ulsoor and 'Rim Naam' is at the Oberoi, there is little choice for dining out and expecting exciting Thai cuisine.

Aroy in J.P. Nagar is a choice that I was missing in my city.

Like the character of the spicy sambar defines the South Indian snack, the truth of the Thai is in the Tom Yum. So often the soup at the 'Chinese but also have Thai..' restaurants, singes the tongue first and the flavor to follow is masked by the chilly and everything else just tastes sour. Lemon-salt-red chilly does not a Tom Yum make...

Aroy's Tom Yum tingles on the palate with clean and clear flavors of tangy vegetable stock, fragrance of lemongrass-ginger and the wonderful chilly-padi. Had by itself the serving is wholesome, traditionally if had with boiled rice it can be a nice meal.

Yes, Aroy’s Tom Yum bites naughtily in just the right places!

The signature dishes are well thought of and carry the regular menu. Their already-popularity is evidence enough of how well made and delicious these dishes are. The stir-fries and claypot preparations are nice but, I felt the sauce in the stir-fries and salads made the veggies loose their crunch.

The home-made Pandan ice-cream with its unique South East Asian Pandan flavor is a different experience and for me a delight to find on the menu.
Despite this very selfish find, the dessert menu could use another evaluation.

Make no mistake: the mocktails at Aroy are wonderful. The drinks are mixed perfectly and all we had to do was pick a fruit or a taste and the bar would present us with a highball glass or a margarita glass with cool, refreshing drinks. We got one with cranberry and grape and another with ginger-lime and thin raw-mango wedges!

I was sitting comfortably, al fresco at a rooftop restaurant one night, a soft breeze carrying tasteful loungey music and listening on and off to the happy chatter of people enjoying their evening. This is Aroy……

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June 30, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Schinoy, Loved the way you described us...Many Thanks. And you know I always get the same feeling I taste Tom Yum..
On the feedback , I'll surely check how the crunchy affect on stir fries and salads could last longer. And ofcourse Pandan or Lemon Grass flavoured ice creams are one of our signatures and getting great comments.
We at Aroy will assure best of services and great experience to all our guests. Thanks again and we look forward to serve you again at Aroy.

4.0

Nice Food

Aroy comes about as a nice restaurant located on the roof. The enclosed section is surrounded by transparent fiber glass, so that even when you are inside, the effect is the same as though you are outside. The food is great. The complimentary dimsum at the start was really nice. We ordered the grilled mushroom with chili and the golden triangles. The drunken noodles and the stir fried dish was great too. Its not too heavy on the pocket as well. The ambiance and the food, both are great. I do have a couple of suggestions though. The menu being as elaborate, misses a very a elementary detail. A thai restaurant with no thai ice tea ? ( I agree its a mixed cuisine, but even then) Also the moose, though different ( in a nice way ) seemed to be frozen ( I could feel the ice slush in the internals ). You may need to control the temperature of the moose storage area better. Otherwise, this place is definitely a must visit.

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June 30, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Jhunjhun, Really pleased to understand you liked Aroy both in terms of Ambience and Food. And on the feedback part I am working with the Bar guys to make sure we have Thai Iced Tea available to all our guests ineterested in having that. We will also include the same in our menu as and when we revise it.
The message on the Moose has already been shared with the Chef and will be served the way that needs to be.

And here is the Thai Ice Tea receipe we'll be working on...

• Thai Iced Tea Recipe
Bring 6 cups of water

4.0

South Bangalore was missing something like this

I went to celebrate my wife's B'day. It was risky as I was trying it for the first time. Staff did not disappoint me. They were very courteous and food was served at right pace.
Ambience is very cool with option of outdoor and a/c indoor. Will visit again

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June 21, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear gzqq0t, I am glad you liked the ambiance, food and our service. Many thanks for your comments , we'll make sure that you have the similar experience every time you visit Aroy.

5.0

Authentic thai food!

I stay really close to this place and walked in one night for dinner. It is a roof top restaurant and the decor is simple and nice. We were given complimentary momo's which was awesome. the sweet corn soup and monchou soup were just perfect for the weather! we ordered veg drunken noodles and penang curry. Both were awesome but a little on the spicier side though. And finally a chocolate mousse for dessert was really fresh and delicious. Overall, awesome place, awesome food. We loved it. Highly recommended!

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June 21, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear cygwin_br,
Thanks for your appreciation . I always talk to my team in terms of consistency in delivering quality food and excellent service to all our guests. I am glad you liked the place. We'll work towards maintaining the same through out.

Thanks for your visit.

4.0

Excellent Authentic Thai Cuisine

On first visiting this restaurant I was surprised by the ambiance, it is an outdoor place(with indoor seating as well) with a very Zen atmosphere and was pleasant. It had a really nice looking bar in the indoor section and over all the decor is very nice.

The food also did not disappoint. The soup was very good. As was the phad Thai noodles and the stir fried chicken with cashew nuts.
We probably ordered the wrong dessert item as I didn't like the pumpkin pudding all that much, although the homemade coconut ice-cream that came with it was good!

Service was a bit disappointing as all the waiters seemed confused; every time a waiter came out the kitchen with a dish, there seemed to be confusion as to which table the dish should go to! Our order for the soup and main course was taken by separate waiters which caused further confusion. We were even brought an appetizer which we did not order! We even had to convince the waiters that it wasn't our order!! After that they were still confused as to which table the mysterious appetizer had to go to!!
All in all they were polite about it and apologized and service was otherwise quite good. Food was served promptly and that too they serve you the noodles using chopsticks!!

I would have given it 5 stars if not for the service. This place is definitely a must try for those who want to sample authentic Thai food!

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June 14, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Madeater, Thanks for the feedback and I am really pleased you liked the food.
Regarding the service part, as you might appreciate we were into our first week of operations and things might fail at times when there is a sudden pressure. Steve Jobs 4G presentation for example :-).
But not an excuse , we are working on it and since last few days operations have been really smooth.
Looking forward to serve you the way it needs to be...

Thanks Again for sharing your experience.

5.0

Far East is not far anymore !

The place rocks!

We were out there for a dinner and were impressed by the ambience, food, service and the price. The restaurant is on the roof top and there are options to sit-in or outside.

I had a spicey mint-ginger drink which was very good. The starters were just fabulous. Both veg and Non-Veg fare was very authentic.

We went by the Chef's advice on the main course and relished the Olive fried rice (signature dish) and the Thai Green Curry. The stuffed chiken wings were just out of the world. It was great to talk to the Chef who did not mind explaining details behind some of the food being served.

The see-through kitchen adjacent to the bar provides a pleasant and re-assuring view of the food being cooked.

We finished with Water-Chestnut-rubies (a unique experince for a dessert) served in a coconut shell and could not ask for anything more.

This area was missing an authentic Far-Eastern restaurant and we were glad we chanced upon this place.

Although I did not have any liquor, the well stocked bar is another reason to visit.

I recommend this to all the Thai and Chinese food lovers and I will sure return very soon.

Keep it up!!

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June 12, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear bk2010, Loved that you loved the drinks , food and our service. Chef Prathamesh is always on his toes and does lot of research to make the customer experience really delightful.Yes, the bar is all ready for the refreshing and mystic journey you wish to have. We look forward to welcome you again with your family and friends with the delicacies we promised.

Good Roof Top Ambience & Food...

We went there yesterday (7 Jun 2010) for Dinner. Its placed in the same building as 'Crosswords' in JP Nagar.

These are the items we had :

• Golden Triangle (Good. We didn't order it. It's complimentary from the Chef.)

• Tom Yum Soup - Veg (Excellent. Full of flavour and Taste. Spicy as well.)

• Classic Sichuan Chilli Chicken (Good. Too dry, but definitely different from normal Chilli chicken we get in every Chinese joint. The spices are good.)

• Steamed Rice & Thai Fish Jungle Curry (Okay, but not worth 400 Rs. But I cannot really fault them because they told upfront that it's Thai Curry without the Coconut milk. So it's not regular Thai curry. I just experimented.)

Other Aspects :

• Ambience (Very Good. Especially the roof top with cool breeze coming in.)

• Service (Very Good and Polite. Cannot really fault them. But I guess they can ask once at the end of meal how the food was, instead of asking after every item...:-))

• Quantity : Each item good enough for 2 'normal' people.

• Cost : It's neither too cheap nor too costly. I think sea food items are placed at higher prices. I don't have any problem with high prices, but I think more people will visit them regularly if they can lower the prices.

• Drinks : They seem to have a big liquor menu, though I did not view it properly, as I don't drink.

My Cribs :
• I wish they keep regular Tomato sauce also for people like me...:-) They had one spicy Tomato sauce that I did not like.
• I hardly found 10 desserts in menu (though they looked different from regular fare). They can probably add more desserts like 'Date Pan Cakes'.

Final Verdict : Looked authentic. Will definitely visit again. Some other items (Banana Leaf Wrapped Prawns, Grilled Chicken...) seemed interesting and yet to try them...:-)

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June 9, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear CherryBurry,

Many thanks for your comments. Happy that you liked the food and ambience. We agree with you that the staff is sometimes over courteous to make the guests experience really nice one. Feedback taken and will work on that.

Ketchup not sure if that goes with Thai, but would work with chef to see if we can do something similar that goes well with Thai. Though we have a special sauce made by him is the ' sweet chilli sauce". It will keep the hotness of the spices mild.

Our desert are chosen after m

June 11, 2010response from management at CherryBurry:

Thank You for the reply. In the meanwhile, I went to your restaurant again for dinner. I am happy to see the feedback implemented immediately and got the regular tomato sauce along with chilly one. And the waiters did not disturb us this time after every item :-)

This time, I had ice creams also (Panadana & Lemon Grass) and they are soooo good. I also liked the main course (Thai Fried Rice and some Cashew curry).

However, I revise my original feedback about the 'Quantity' of items. Main course quantity is good and no problem w

June 12, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear CherryBurry, First of all a big thanks for your re-visit and I am very glad the team matched your expectations.
Actually the Signature platters you had are designed to provide the variety to the guests and are priced at par with other starters. We'll think about it and see what could be done here.

Again thanks for your visit, We assure you of the consistency in terms of service and quality of food..

5.0

Reliving Thailand!

My husband and I are absolute foodies! We recently added Thai food to our favs list after our visit to Phuket and Krabhi in Thailand. Back to India nd we terribly missed the food.
We searched for close to 6 months for some good thai food but we all that we found was coconut currys with lemon grass and sambar powder or soya!!!
Aroy was bliss. We just relived Thailand. The food is 100% authentic, excellent hospitality. Dig in to the Tom Kha soup and Thai Red Curry and wait to be transported to teh beaches of Phuket!

Good job guys at Aroy! I am sure now gonna be a regular visitor!

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June 7, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Sreekala, Great to see you liked the place, service and food. Our endeavor would be make the guests expereince consistent in terms of service and quality of food. Many thanks for your visit. Hope to see you soon....

5.0

Something different

The food at Aroy was definately something different. Apart from the delicious Tom kha and fish cakes which r common the Crispy chilli chicken and the black olive fried rice were something really unique and i had never tasted before in bangalore!! Keep it up!

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June 7, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear psk1009, Thanks for your visit and I am glad you liked the food at Aroy. Yes the black olive fried rice is one of our signature dish which many people have liked. Hope to see you again at Aroy...Thanks again

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June 02,2010

4.0

Thai at its best!

Thai food was never of my taste but my experience at Aroy has completely changed my view of enjoying good Thai food. Food undoubtedly is the best in the city in its category. The ambience adds to the whole experience too. The quiet roof top restaurant bang amidst the hustling bustling main road is for sure a great break. One can look forward for a great culinary experience and relax atmosphere. Keep up the good work!!

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June 2, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear avz28, Many thanks for your comments. We'll make sure that we match your expectations every time you visit Aroy. Hope to see you soon.

Thai Food and more

We were a large group and decided to dine in at the new chic restaurant openned recently at JP Nagar.
We all were equally surprised to find such an upmarket and posh restaurant in such a quaint locality. The bar is currently serving only mocktails but they informed us the cocktails and liquor will be added shortly. This is the best roof top restaurant, I have been in Bangalore.
About Food, one word for it is "refreshing". The Tom Yum Soup and Apricot Glazed Cauliflower was perfect. Green Mango Salad with a hint of chilly was awesome as well. We had the Prawn Green Curry and Steamed Rice which was nicely done as well. We finished it off with the lemon grass icegream, a thai twist in the ice cream bowl, we were bowled out.
A must visit place for all the Thai food lovers in Bangalore even if it means travelling a bit distance. Worth every bit of it. The pricing is surprisingly much lower than you would expect in this kind of a fine dining place. The service is impeccable and the roof top experience is amazing.

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June 2, 2010response from management at nagpal_ankur:

Dear Leoraunak, Really glad to see that you liked the place and food. Our utmost endeavor would be to make sure every guest at Aroy shares the same experience.
Also to share with you that we are now ready with wines and liquor. Looking forward to serve you soon.