55 Reviews / 57 Ratings
A Must Visit for all the Bengali Food Lovers!
I don't understand the underappreaciation of this place. If you are a true Bengali food lover then this place is absolutely right for you. This place offers the most genuine Bengali food you can get in Bangalore. Unlike some overly priced, fat infused preparations of other over hyped Bengali food places in Bangalore. If you are lucky on a day, you would get Hilsa fish in stock and that day would be the best day in you food life.
Very tasty food, reasonable price, good service and decent ambiance. I loved the chicken jhol and hot Luchis. We ordered Chicken jhol, chicken kosha, mutton kosha, Pora bhetki (very tasty), luchis, chholar dal, rice and Rosogullas. I liked each and every preparation. But, whenever I visit this restaurant again, I will surely order Luchis and Chicken Jhol. Chicken Jhol was awesome!!
'Aami Tomake Bhalobashi Bhojohori Manna'
I am an out an out Bengali cuisine fan. And since it is time for me to review my favorite Bengali restaurant in Bangalore, it has to be special. During the 5 years of my stay in Bangalore, Bhojohori came very close to my heart as I had some great memories and moments with my friends and loved ones enjoying and yum yumming the food served here.
I would specially like to mention my best friend Malvika Sinha here as it was 'her' company that made the memories special and food even more yummlicious for me. We were frequent weekenders at Bhojohori :D and sometimes even visited during the weekdays.
It is a simply done restaurant but I love the 'bong' touch in every bit of thing they do. Right from the furniture, to the wall paintings to the music ..aaahhhh sheer nostalgia!!
Coming to food, I must admit here that my menu for all my visits remained the same and I can repeat it even further going 100 years forward. So my all time menu was something like this:
Starters: Fish Fry, Fish Chop, Pomphret Fry
Main Course: Mutton Dakbangala, Ilish Shorshe, Katla Kalia, Luchi, Rice
Dessert: Ice - Cream
The starters are simple yet tasty. The fish fry is kind of interesting with the way they fry it in spiced rice flour. The starters and the main course is usually accompanied with a shorshe (mustard seeds) chutney - mustard seeds ground into paste and cooked in mustard oil.
Moving on to the main course, Mutton Dakbangala is an interesting name like the dish itself. Most commonly it is called Kosha Mangsho which has a very rich and thick gravy with many many spices and flavors. This is probably the best mutton dish I have had so far. In fish, we always ordered Ilish Shorshe. Ilish enjoys the position of being the most tasty and costly fish in a Bengali kitchen. This fish preparation is by far the best too. Next dish is Katla Kalia, another mouth watering dark brown gravy with Katla fish. Mutton Dakbangala is best accompanied with Luchi (puri made in maida) and both the fish preparations go best with rice.
Our yumyumming marathon always came to an end with the most delicious ice - cream in the world. This is a very special ice - cream that they get from Kolkata. It is a kind of thick Rabri frozen in tiny clay pots and quoted with melted cold jaggery syrup. The taste of this ice - cream is way beyond any description. Due to jaggery, it has just the rigth amount of sweetness and the rabri has a very smooth texture which looks frozen but it melts down your mouth and senses.
My advise, pre-book your ice - creams at the time of placing an order because they usually run out of it.
The menu has good number of options and all the dishes are reasonably priced. For this entire menu for 2-3 people, we paid something around Rs. 800 - Rs. 1000 max.
Rest all is a memory and only one thing remains - 'Aami Tomake Bhalobashi Bhojohori Manna'!!
Taste Matters !!
When it comes to food, taste matters and hence I rate this place 4 out of 5 for the experience and value for money. Yes I agree that the time management can be something that can be improved upon and not all the items are always available. But what is available is exquisite authentic Bengali food. Hence I am not complaining at all.
Superb & authentic Bengali food. Beats Ballygunj & Oh Calcutta hands down! Anybody writing differently about this place has a biased opinion or has no inkling of what good food should taste like! The prawns in a creamy gravy were heavenly and since the portion only has a single jumbo prawn we had to order 3 more for the 4 of us. The fish in mustard gravy was excellent as was the bhetki. Veg options were also polished off rather quickly. Hot puri's or luchi's as the Bongs refer to them as go well with the veg options and the prawn gravy. I cannot understand by which standard this place is branded as costly - maybe they are comparing things to Kolkata where every commodity is available cheap - thanks to years of Red rule! A bumper meal for 4 barely crossed 2.5k! Our only complaint is that since they do not have a full fledged kitchen &transport most of their dishes from elsewhere most of the dishes were served cold or get cold rather fast at the table. Also the waiting time for the luchis is rather long and if everyone on the table is a big eater, then the waiting time increases rather drastically! 4 stars for the good food - 3 for the service - 2 for the tiny tables. The food alone is what brings us back here time and again.
Right at the start I am going to admit that this place is frightfully expensive but you'll know why when you taste the food. In my opinion, this place beats Oh Calcutta and ballygunj place hands down. The ilish and bhetki are to die for. In veg, the jhenge aaloo postho is unbeatable. For dessert, try the nolen gud misthi dohi. For the non-bengali speakers, that's sweet yogurt with liquid jaggery stuffing. A lavish meal for two will easily set you back by a thousand or more and you might have to wait outside for some time to get a table, but your taste buds will have a treat.
The manager spoils all!
I COMPLETELY agree with another reviewer here..the manager of this place looks like he has lost it.
Food is average..if you are ready to shell out more money,Oh!Calcutta or 6,ballygunj place serve far better food.
For a quick meal..I would want to go to this place,but for the manager. His attitude,high handedness influences the other staff too(or so I think!)
They are downright rude to you. According to me for any restaurant big or small..customer service is a big thing..here I would rate customer service as 0
BAD BAD BAD
We visited their JP Nagar outlet for dinner and experienced extremely bad service. We ordered their special for the day, Fish in mustard gravy and some paneer and mutton. The food came after an hour. We were 4 ppl and the quantity was so ridiculously miniscule for the price charged that we had to make sure that they hadnt missed anything. The fish and paneer was literally just one serving. The food is just OK. nothing to really make u come here. The manager and waiters were rude. They created problems while payment also, overcharging us and we had to fight to get the bill in line with the order. Overall this experience ruined a perfectly good Saturday night for us.
Bhojon ta holona....
I was there with a couple of friends/colleagues for lunch. Few of my South Indian friends have developed a liking for the Bengali sweets so went there as they are known for their Noren Guder Ice cream.
We ordered Luchi and Aloo dum, Chicken Masala and Rice. Food was average but yes full points to Aloo dum which was liked by all was disappointed with the fact that we could not lay our hands on Noren Guder Ice Cream.
Food is average only and yes Service was so fast that at one point we thought to skip lunch....... they almost took an hr to bring luchi and aloo dum and the chicked curry with rice.
Not worth it....
Don't get me wrong - I have complete respect for people heading to this place to get the "Bong Zing" back in their lives, but this place fails in my eyes for the following reasons -
1. A rude, unprofessional and high-headed manager who has lost all his zeal in life and the only thing left is harassing people who visit this place looking for a good, relaxed meal. PLEASE DO NOT HEAD TO THIS PLACE IN GROUPS SMALLER THAN 4 FOR YOU MIGHT NEED TO WAIT TILL DINNER TIME MAKING WAY FOR BIGGER GROUPS WHO ARRIVE MUCH LATER AND MAKE IT AT YOUR EXPENSE AND THE RESPECTED MANAGER'S RETURN-ON-INVESTMENT(ROI) CALCULATIONS!!! AFTER ALL, HOW MUCH CAN 2-3 PEOPLE REALLY EAT!!!! :)
2. Half the things on the menu (oh hold on 75%) is not really available at any given time. I wonder why they really wasted their money printing the fancy menu cards! There would 3-4 standard veg items available every time you visit this place.
All said and done, don't take this words too seriously - experience this for yourself !! A decent lunch for 2 would cost you around 500-600 bucks.
I am a big fan of Bengali cuisine, something lacking in Bangalore big time, so when I heard about this place, my taste buds dragged me to the restaurant.
We started off with a fish started - Bhetki and a fowl cutlet, amazing taste. The main course was brilliant too, especially the Hilsa. So in effect, the food is great, but the downside is the service and speed, a waiting time of 20 mins doesnt do justice at all, and the place tends to skewer on the amount of curry, perhaps the most important thing of all. Also the gulab jamun was a bit too dry, not enough chashni.
Will definitely visit again, but a lot needs to improve.
Good food But Horrible service
The food here is great but you have to beg the staffs to take your order, bring the food and forget about serving the food.The average time it takes to deliver the food is 20 minutes. When you call the staffs if you need anything, they will show your hand to indicate that they are busy, you will have to wait with your half eaten food till they are free. If you have some self respect and do not want to be humiliated by waiters, I would suggest not to go there.
Attitude of the staff not on par with food
DISCLAIMER - I am a vegetarian and probably will not be able to do justice to this place, but will still give it a shot
The food here rocks, I am not claiming that I know much about bengali food but what I did sample I really liked. The portions are huge and if you stick to veg food works out really cheap.
But here comes the clincher with the deal the terrible customer service. Felt they wanted to throw me out as I was not a Bengali. The only ones who were getting any service were the Bengali patrons the rest of us seemed to be an annoyance that the staff had to tolerate. We actually had a waiter signal us by hand when we called for him, rough translation "Have better work to do, so will serve you when I feel like".
So if you ever want to end up in this place, please tag along with a Bong colleague. The food rocks but the high handed behavior of the staff leaves much to be desired
Appalling Customer service
I have been a regular customer of Bhojohori Manna, Bangalore, to an extent where I have visited the place almost twice a week, every week, every month and have received warm welcome and good food but on 7th April 2012 my complete experience with this place changed. I dont know the name of the fellow who seemed to be a supervisor or Manager but his behavior was extremely rude and he carried an extremely unprofessional attitude. I agree that we were only two of us and there was no two seater table available on the first floor but there is a professional way to convey the same instead of simply dragging you down through words. It was really defaming and embarrassing when we were climbing the stairs to go to the first floor, the fellow shouted at the top of his voice Namao Namao taratari niche namao oder ke followed by Jaake dekho sudhu oporei boste chai. I mean you could have still conveyed the message in a very subtle way and made us accommodated on the ground floor and we would have enjoyed our meal.
Further to this he did not even respond to our several calls for placing the order and it wasnt that he wasnt able to hear us but rather was just ignoring us and later displayed absolute displeasure in taking the order and serving it too. Really bad experience and my last visit to Bhojohori Manna. I would certainly spread this as a word of mouth and via social networking websites as well so that atleast people who are near and close to me get saved from this kind of appalling customer service. Hope this rings a bell as I have heard many such experiences in the last few communications with my friends who have been this place and have gone through such sad experiences.
Worth waiting for
I am not a bengali but have a weakness for bengali food, especially the Kolkata style aloor dum with Luchi. Recently went to this place and it was fairly crowded being a Sunday but I was happy waiting for my turn as the prospect of a tasty meal was highly promising and moreover the location is very peaceful and cool in the evening. We ordered aloor dum , luchi katla kaliya and basanti pulao everything was cooked to perfection. The food was a bit oily but very tasty especially the fish, it was very fresh. The service was good too it was fast and they talked politely though not very professional.
Good if you are dying for Bengali food.
The ambience is good especially in the evenings , but they can play Bengali music occassionally. The staff is extremely rude at times when there is rush. If you are going there after spending a year in the Antarctic , you may find the food great , but it burns a hole in the pocket when you see the quantity that comes. The rice is worse than any roadside eatery . I mean you expect atleast normal Basmati rice for 55 rupees a plate which is for one person only. The "Dhoka" item is a big dhoka , so is shukto :( Fish sizes vary ....you may either get a small or decent size depending on your luck! Mishti doi is overpriced, you get much better doi in KC Das which is a yard away. Its located in the next gully from my place, and from my experience , one will be uber excited to have food if you are dying to have bengali food for ages , but once it becomes regular , the attraction slowly fades away .
Worth a visit
Make sure you take along a Bengali friend to ensure you know what to order. We had the benefit of two such pals in our group, so we enjoyed a lot of tasty dishes. I cant remember any of the names, but there was this really tasty puri-like item, one version of which was stuffed with some sort of green gram.
You'll love the place if you're a true Bengali
I must admit, I was hesitant to go to Bhojohori Manna after reading the reviews here. My dad had come to Bangalore for a few days and was very keen to go to Bhojohori. I was in a dilemma whether to spoil his Bangalore experience by risking a lunch there. I had never been more wrong in my life.
Bhojohori Manna serves the best possible Bengali food, and a person who has been out of home or Calcutta for some years, will instantly get a flashback on tasting the excellent food there. With soft Rabindra sangeet playing in the background, and black & white nostalgic posters on the wall, the quick service & delicious cuisines sets the mood for a perfect Bengali meal.
I have seen some couples having stuff like Phoolgobi'r torkari or Kadai Paneer, and then they would go on Burrp writing stupid reviews for the place. That's not done, you need to have something which is actually Bengali in the true sense, Prawn Malai curry for instance! The bottom line is, a MUST visit place for authentic Bengali food. 5 stars for this.
Servers attitude is strange
Been here a couple of times. The food is good, though the portions are small. One would be lucky to get meat and not only bones of one orders a kosha mangsho. I would not say food is bad. But the attitude of the servers is a pretty " take it or leave it" kinds. Not a place one would go for an experience...
Horrible place...disgusting staff
Totally agree with previous reviews, one of the most horrible places I have visited in recent times and obviously I will never never visit again. Staff has serious attitude issue, worst service. Food taste is not up to the mark. When you see the menu, the rate looks reasonable. But quantity is so less, you will end up ordering almost double of what you actually planned for.
Can I give a half star or no star rating???????
Horrible, waste, utter rubbish
Horrible place, horrible service, bad food. The waiters dont have courtesey to even provide water fillup on regular basis.
The most awful part is experience that you have when u are odering. Most of the items are generally not avialable. Taste is just ok...
Pls visit this place at ur own peril.
Possibly my bad that I dint book the table before I entered n we did manage to get a seat at around 10 in the night! But well everything else was their bad!
90% of items in their menu is not available ~~Agreed it was late ~~ but seriously giving the customer abs no choice isnt jus acceptable. I would have forgiven even that if the few items that was left in the menu was churned out up to the mark... The fish curry was sloppy, the fish steamed in banana leaf was watery ~~the masala was jus flowing off.
The topping on the cake ~~ the serving was not even done by the stewards ~~ it was done by the fella who fills the water glasses. So but of course he had no clue how to serve! The only saving grace was the dessert ~~ Gud(jageery) ice cream.
N the one that really drives you mad is their attitude of take it if u like else suit yourself! This place would definetely go outta business if there a few more places churning out some yummy bengali food
While the place is very popular, the service sucks. The people who serve you have an attitude that does not go well with hospitality business. Especially the ones who manage the place. If I had another bengali food restaurant next to my place, I would not visit Bhojo Harimanna in Bangalore ever.
Experience during Durga Puja
I have in the past been a patron of this restaurant. But I was extremely disappointed with the food and attitude of staff during my visit for lunch on Vijaya Dashami. There was an insect in the food and when this was pointed out, the manager behaved as if it was normal and to be expected !! There was no apology at all and it was replaced by Shukto towards the end of the meal and it was served as if they were doing us a favour.And it's a known fact that shukto is never served towards the end of a meal. The quality of the food seemed to have suffered a sharp and sudden decline. I doubt if I will want to go back again.
Guess I'll stick to the popular opinion, experienced first-hand. I had a better experience in the Kolkata branches. The waiters did not serve the food, took ages to take orders, and the food seemed better in Kolkata. Not that the food was bad or anything, but the staff in a way ruined the whole bit for me. Do try the Mutton Kosha/Kasa/Dakbangala.
Poor written feedback given - still no response
After my horrid time at the restaurant, I went ahead and posted feedback on the site to the management- its been 3-4 weeks now. No response !! so much for seeking feedback.... I gather its just not THE restaurant but the chain that suffers from lack of customer service !!!!
DISMAL SERVICE and OVERPRICED MEAL
We ate there about 3 months ago in a group of 10 people.. better attention as we were a group.
went back last week, just three of us - DISMAL service and highly overpriced.
charged us for stuff we ordered but were never served- no apologies/ regrets
Charged us for onions we ordered without being told of SALAD charges!!!.. stated that onions are not served and only COMPLIMENTARY stuff is the lemon wedges!! when you pay a bill of thousands, lemons are complimentary but a few slices of onion are charged as SALAD - most importantly without being informed.
NO GOING BACK !!!!
Good at house party
Guys I have been to this shop couple of times and I am absolutely agree with all the comments mentioned below but however last Monday ( i.e 8th June) they served a delicious meal at my friend's house. My friend was hosting a "Annaprasan ( first rice eating ceremony of his 6month old kid)and he ordered the lunch from them.
I was little skeptical of the name and the quality of the food itself and was not sure if that was a good choice to attend everyone for lunch.
They came on time and with every serving utensils. Arranged it properly and though the serving guys were not wearing gloves and caps and the waste disposal was not good and my friend had to planned it.
The menu was simple and just to the point :
Fish fry, Salad,Mustard sauce and ketchup : The size and the taste of them were heavenly. Each one of them were thick and nice consistency and with deep fried with the salad and sauces were beautiful.The taste was very good.It was little cold for the 2nd batch though but 4/5 in taste.
Peas Puri and Potato dum : These was one deadly combination Bengali can hardly avoid. The puri was crisp and nice smelling and was warm and the potato dum was just perfect for them. Tangy, spicy and just too good. 4/5
White rice and Fish Kaalia : The fish Kaalia was god and spicy enough to relish it with white rice and the rice was nicely done and not soggy. Fish was fresh and nicely done.
Chicken Biriyani and Mutton Curry : Biriyani was a Kolkata style and it was a welcome change after a long time. With big chicken pieces and potato in it was really nice to have with spicy mutton korma. The Mutton was nicely done with exact spice and taste.4/5
Chutney : It was with date and tomato and wit lots of resins.
I liked the food.
We end with KC DAS sweets but not bought by the BM.
Keep up the good work and surprise us with same food quality in the regular shop.
Never again !!
Food is overpriced. Average Quality, Tiny Portions. Service was bad.
We even had to spend a lot of time shooing away the flies.
Many of the items on the menu were not available.
For Desserts, we asked if Gulab Jamun was available, the waiter promptly said Yes and he brings us Langcha. We asked him if this is Gulab Jamun.
Waiter responds , wait for it, Sir, it does taste like Gulab Jamun do we need to say more
not worth it
Wouldn't really recommend the place. Portions are small, menu is overpriced. The only thing really worth having is the Dhakai biriani, and honestly one can get cheaper bengali biriani elsewhere. not very authentic. their maachher jhol is not at all maachher jhholish.Go to Esplanade or step across to Heritage of Bengal
Horrible Service Average Food Quality at best
Very disappointing experience! It's not worth the long waiting time AT ALL!!! Food quality is average on a normal day and far below average on a special day like New Year or so!! Terrible service quality!! Restaurant staff there lack professionalism big time!! Not worth the money!! The Heritage of Bengal next to it is much better!!
touch of heart,touch of bengal
I am completely disagreeing with all this stupid reviews.....whenever I went at Vojohori Manna i felt as havng lunch in my native,in crowded,hot,sweaty....but my sweet kolkata.....n ppl serve or teke orders are enough trainned,but they dont behave professional rather homely...as bengalis love that touch of heart.....n whoeve having complain on food,either they cant ralish bangali foos,quite usual....as i m now having nightmare of idli dhosa bada and cardrice....or they chooses some wrong dish...i ll advise them to try mochar ghonto,postor bora n kochi patahr jhol...ummmmmhaaah!!!
Not even average
I have never tried Bengali food and hence went to try it at this place.
The service is definitely very bad. The food was not too good by my preferences and I thought that Bengali food would be very good. Came and checked out the reviews here and realised that even Bengalies who went to the place did not find the food to be good. Guys please don't call yourself authentic and ruin the name of your state.
Everybody in the restaurant is Bengali, which gives it authenticity I agree but when you start speaking to your patrons please speak in neutral languages like Hindi or English till you do not know that the patron speaks in Bengali. The people just started speaking in Bengali to us. This restaurant is in Bangalore and you may find that people may come from all over India over here (Bangalore especially Koramangala having a very metropolitan crowd).
Find better cooks from Bengal and train the people providing the service is what I would recommend.
Thumbs down .....
I was not so disappointed with the food and I felt it is "nearly" at par with the price they take w.r.t the other Bengali food joints, maybe I was one of the luckiest few :-). But the experience while dealing with the restaurants staffs was horrible. Make sure you are prepared enough to deal with that bunch of untrained and arrogant employees of this place.
I went with two other guests and the supervisor asked us to sit downstairs stating there's no seat upstairs. After requesting him several times he agreed to check, but blocked our way with both his hands, stretched out, firmly holding the railing of the steps, as we were following him up. May be he was a bouncer of a nightclub before join here. He also passed a rude gesture when we showed him that there is a free table which he was not allowing us to occupy.
Also service boys need much training as they were keeping foods here and there on the table which is not expected from this reputated brand of chain restaurants.
Grow up Bhojohori Manna it's a tough world out there.
PATHETIC SERVICE( ILL-MANNERED MANAGER)
Me and husband went 4r lunch there 4r the 1st time with high expectation but were disgusted by the managers behaviour. We ordered crab kosha but almost immediately thougt of changing the order. But when asked the manager responded rudely. Look like we were served 4r free. This guy needs immediate training in hospitality. Service-they served fast but were always in hurry to provide the bill. They even took unfinished plates(with curry) without asking us. Quantity of dishes were very less, price is not justified 4r that quantity and service. The list is long in menu but hardly anything was available. I wonder why people wait outside in long queue there!!!! Looks like people r not aware of other good Bengali food joints in Bangalore. BAY OF BENGAL near M.G. Road is 100 times better than them.
Pathetic food and service - A disgrace of Bengal
Me and my friend went for this place for the first time and ordered a chitol maach. The service guys drops the piece and then again picks the same piece and gives it to us.
How dare he do such thing? Is this the quality they maintain in front of customer, what is happening behind the doors.
Their food is also not at all tasty and they use artificial essence or flavour that mars the original flavour of the spices
I all i will never visit that place and will suggest every other bengali to avoid it as it will be a big dissappointment.
Shame of Bengal
The first experience was bad, I had ordered for two pieces of fish for take away, and after coming home I could only find a piece of fish. I guess thats one of the way they make profit.
Second experience was with the daab chingri, I did a big mistake ordering that, the lobster was half cooked, the rice that we ordered was half cooked. What more to say. Its shame that they call themselves a pioneer in bengali food, thats what I had seen in the TV reviews. Crap.
Pathetic taste and unhealthy food
I had a horrible experience at this place. The food is Bengali alright, but it is very spicy and oily. The staff was quite haughty as well and were listless when we complained about the fish not being up to the mark. Our complaints were brushed off with a comment to the effect of 'everybody is eating the same fish, why do you have a problem?' This is no way to treat paying customers, and people in hospitality industry should know better. On top of that, one of my friends, who was the only one to eat the kosha mangsho (mutton curry), fell severely ill. She suffered from a severe bout of gastroenteritis. I guess the rest of us were spared as we didn't eat what she ate.
In all, average food, bad hospitality and arrogant behavior of the staff completely spoiled our experience here. For bengali food lovers there are much better places in town than this one.
Pathetic quality..worse reception
This resturant is gradually losing their fame with time. the waiters do not bother to serve the order also!!
They are so callous that even after taking the order, they told they are running out of stock for that particular item.
The bill also comes with the cancelled items, if you miss to check, you will end up paying more for what you have not eaten. The food also was below par. At night , I thnk they serve the leftover from the morning so it tastes stale...A myth is now over..Sigh..
Really good Bengali food
Last Saturday (24/04/10) me and wife felt like eating out and we started from our place to go to our usual Bengali food Restaurant 6 Ballygaunge Place. However we then decided to try out some different place and landed here.
To start with I did not find a parking on main road so I had to park in the alley next to the place. Then @ 2:30 also there was a pretty decent crowd. The manager at the counter said have to wait for 15 mins. But as the establishment is bit small I had to wait outside. 1/2 Star deducted.
But the 15 mins was really 15 mins. Once we got the seat we got a very friendly staff. He handed over the menu and did pay attention to the customer. We ordered fish fry for starters. It was really great in taste authentic Bengali. Even the mustard sauce given had the correct bengali tinge and not like the English mustard sauce.
In Main course we ordered Koraisutir Kochuri, Cholar daal, Basanti Polao, Mutton Dakbangla.Also Ordered Potoler dorma(Non-veg) but it was not there and only veg variety was there more over mocha chingri was also not there. 1/2 Star gone as on a sat they should have had these special items. Any how the service was quick and the food was too good. Just lip smacking and authentic Bengali.
To finish off their ice-cream a special variety with nolen gur was just amazing and innovative dish. All in all a superb food.
More over they were playing great Bengali songs which made it feel even more great. (Only problem i had during the meal was a loud person sitting next).
And with all the items mentioned the bill came to 520 which was pretty reasonable (much less than 6 Ballygaunge place )
***** Must Try: Ice-cream with nolen gur *****
****Alert: This is an Authentic Bengali restaurant and Non-Bengalis may not like this food as they might find food bit oily/greasy. But for Bengalis it is a must try.****
bad food, terrible quantity = bad experience
Went there hoping that this restaurant will be similar to their kolkata counterpart. Big disappointment.
First, the quantity that they server is appalling. We ordered mango chutney ... and it was less than one / fourth of a bowl. The chicken was hard and tasted stale. The chicken gravy smelled and tasted of mutton ( in my case, it was a plus ). Dab chingri was bad. lobster was very hard and tasted stale again. Everything besides ilish was bad. Ilish was good though.
Food - 2/5 (just for ilish )
Ambience - 2/5
Service - 2/5
Value for money - 1/5
Just not worth it. Other bengali restaurants here in blore are much much better. Would definitely never go there again. Definitely not recommended.
ok food but aweful hospitality
these ppl dont even let u pay ur bill properly...to get othr customers, de come multiple times near ur seat to ask if u r dun.. .n the owner says "On saturdays n sundays, we are a bit harsh on guests due to traffic, so we indicate to guests to leave early"... de have lost one customer for sure...altho d food de prepared was ok, de way de treated me n my friend was appalling..i wud say go to 6 ballygunge (better food, better people), esplanade (slightly less choices), oh calcutta..dese ppl dont deserve a loyal customer base...
Ok i have never eaten at a bhojohori manna before so i do not know what their food tastes like. The previous reviews have been quite mixed. So lets take it from the top.
The ambiance is very non-bong and more like a crowded hospital actually(with the white walls). There is a significant waiting time to get your table, and i mean significant!
The food, well i quite liked that part. I enjoyed every dish served. The fish fry, the chola dal, sabji, luchi's, ilish, dab chingri, molai chingri, mutton kosha and the "ice cream", which is exceptional.
If your not a bong, you must know that bengali cooking uses a lot of mustard and sweeteners. So, do be prepared for that.
Overall i personally love the food. Bengali food is like well, if i may use a bad metaphor, kareena kapoor. You either love it or hate it! Cheers and burrp....
Meal for two - 800
Ambiance - 2/5
Service - 3/5
Food - 4/5
Must try competitors - Oh Calcutta!, Esplanade, 6 Ballygunge Place.
The most pathetic food
I was hoping to celebrate Durga Puja with some nice bengali food and was suggested to go to this restaurant. The food sucks. They had a set menu for the festival. It was over priced at Rs.475 /- per person for a non veg meal. It was the most pathetic food that I had ever had . 475/- for a limited meal was quite exorbitant and on top of that everything was spicy .
Pls do not go to this place.
Taste of Bengal
I read the other reviews and would just like to add that i found this place to be decent, clean and gives value for money. Though their servings are just enough for 2 (....not so hungry people), there pricing is also on the lower side to match the quantity they serve. We tried aloo dum, luchi, cholar dal along with basanta pulao(sweet) and chiken dakbangala.
I am a non bengali who, having lived in Cal for over 15 odd years have tasted the bengali cuisine several times at weddings and other occasions. I would give BM a 3 on 5 for food/ ambience/value for money. Go try it out.
Oily and Greasy Bengali food
Having heard that Bhojohori has come to Bengaluru, I was super excited and dragged the hubsand for a good Bong lunch! So after a morning show of Kaminey (which we though was a little hyped) we autoed into Bhojohori Manna.
We ordered a mini thali which had puris, cholar dal, alu bhaja (fried potato sticks), basanti pulao, mochar ghonto (banana flower sabji), super yummy tomato-aam papad- dates chutney and a langcha. To complement this we ordered prawn malai curry, bhekti maacher jhal, and a dhakai chicken biryani. We also ordered a mishti doi.
Now the stuff on the mini thali was fine. The pulao was very greasy though. The prawn malai curry was a HUGE letdown. It was more oil curry than malai curry. It was two big pieces of praws floating in oil - very unappetizing. The bhetki wasn't too great either. The biryani which is served without a raita is also very greasy.
All in all the food isn't anything to write about. If you are a Bengali and missing home and anything Bengali and don't cook yourself then you can consider visiting Bhojohori. Non-bongs might rather visit 6 Ballygunge Place.
All in all we shelled about Rs 510 for the meal which was quite reasonable.
Authentic Bengali Food? Nah!
When I went to college, I had new clothes, I tried to put a fresh face, be a new man. Only when I got into the routine, the real me came out. Same thing happened, when I joined the work, when I first went to US and so on. Bhojohori Manna came out of Kolkata for the first time, to Bangalore. And right now it's new. From the experience I had, the "fresh & new" problem is very much evident with Bhojohori in Bangalore.
While the experience I had in Kolkata was casual, here in Bangalore it was more formal. The ambience was better, the presentation was carefully done, food was rich and tasty. But the authentic taste was something I missed. My expectations were high, but that's something this Bangalore branch failed to meet. I am not a Bengali, and I may not be the best person to comment. I am just comparing it with the food I had (2 1/2 years back) in Bhojohori Manna at Salt Lake. I felt the mustard was heavily toned down in Paturi, and I have a feeling that it was done in a fast-food manner. Or is it that they made it more acceptable to non-Bengali crowd? They should not.
Prices were on the higher side too. If I could let the taste linger a bit more, I wouldn't have minded. In short, I may not go back to Bhojohori Manna in Bangalore soon, at least not before I taste Bengali food in other restaurants out here.