15 Reviews / 20 Ratings
royale feast, mughal style
This is one place, pretty close to my place and have been one of my fav Italian and Indian fusion food:) i just simply love the cheese fondue there. the ambiance is grand, more like a palace with intricate designing and they also have candle light dinner on Friday with live ghazal.
The ilian food, especially the pasta is pretty good and a must try is potli biryani, which is made into a huge poori which is well cooked.
The mock-tails are to die for, one of the best mocktails i ve ever had and to finish the meal in style:) this is one of the very few restaurant i ve had this, its called Pan Shots.
pan juice served in shot glass like tequila shot, good appetizer.
Dont miss to visit this place.
A must visit
A delight for the veggie lovers the food is lipsmacking! a bit expensive though! Must try the ananas(pineapple) panna. The potli biriyani is the highlight of the menu! You wont realise what they are serving you until they cut it open. One of the best places to have biryani in north bangalore. The ambience is really good and the staff are extremely helpful. The restaurant has live music playing on mondays and fridays and the singer is decent. A regular over there
Good for the whole family
Having both Italian and Indian food at the same place may seem like an odd combination but it turned out to be better than expected. Infact, it's a very good idea if you're going with the whole family like we did - the elders will enjoy the roti and the veggies while the kids will be happy with the pasta. The north Indian food was tastier and more authentic than the pasta. The music (we went on ghazal night) and ambience was a little loud, but despite the crowd, the service was reasonably efficient.
I read the reviews of jalpaan on this site and went there over the weekend with my family, but had a terrible (and expensive) experience. We had ordered sweet corn soup, mocktails (mango mania and frozen litchi), starter platter, roti basket, veg chop masala and jalpaan daal.
All the items were of very poor quality. The mocktails were especially poorly prepared and the daal was definitely reheated after taking it out of the freezer. My parents had a mild stomach upset after eating the stale food. The only positive was the fried babycorn in the platter.
I'm not going back to any branch of this hotel and would advise others to stay away from it.
One of the finesh VEG restaurants
A must visit place if you are a veg lover, too gud ambience and one of the finest and lively ghazal to enjoy. wide variety of choices, definitely worth the money. My birthday treat for my wife was truly enjoyed to the fullest. Thanks for making my day. Surprisingly there were couple of other b'day parties where the ghazal team sang the b'day song in their style which was so good. Worth it for a repeat to jalpaan.
The food is great. The restaurant has mainly Italian and Indian cuisine and both are good here. It is one of the very few places in Bangalore where I have liked the north Indian food.
The ambience is good too. Live Ghazals along with the candlelight is awesome but its not there everyday. If you are a big fan of that, please check with the restaurant before going. Service was fine. Definitely worth a second visit!
Awesome place! Great food and a great ambience!
I've been there for the first time on Christmas Eve for lunch with my family. The food was awesome and the restaurant had a great ambience too! Though it is slightly expensive, I really felt the worth for the month spent! I will definetely go again!
We visited the one in Jayanagar the first time and found it to be a great restaurant. So we thought we should definitely try the one on Rajajinagar.
The immediate reaction was, will the one in Rajajinagar be good at all. We were in for a great surprise when we entered Jalpaan in Rajajinagar, the place is awesome, food was great (as expected), in all we had a great time. We should try this place again when the have the live gazals playing. Go ahead, visit this place, you wont feel disappointed. We tried Italian and North Indian, they both get a 5/5
Stellar in every respect!
Went back to this place with my team of 7 for a team lunch. Though a few of my team mates are strictly carnivorous, yet I insisted they try this one out as my first experience with food was really nice...we settled for Tomato shorba (which are served in cups), The original Fondue and for the main course we settled for butter naan, one paneer dish with tomato gravy (forgot the name) & Masala mushroom. The mushroom had a stuffing of cream and cheese which the bursts in your mouth with the first bite...the food was perfect and the service considerate and accommodating...the pricing is also quite reasonable as our bill came to 2 grand. No complains at all!
Great food / lousy service
I don't know whether this restaurant deserves 2 stars, but I'm feeling generous today. Here's a summary of our dining experience.
We were a family of 9, including my aged mother, whose birthday we were celebrating. I called ahead of time and asked if we could get some mild-tasting items like phulkas and daal for her as she has a sensitive stomach. The person (a male) I spoke to was very nice and said that they had a professional chef who would be able to accommodate such needs easily. I was very impressed by his tone of assurance and even remarked about it to my wife.
When we reached the restaurant and repeated our request to the waiter, we were quite taken aback by their firm refusal to undertake such special requests. They asked me for the name of the person I spoke, but I had not even thought about asking for the name, because, in my opinion, every employee represents the restaurant and should have similar opinions / decisions / suggestions. They said they can make roomali roti or some other roti but not phulka. It's not like we were asking them to make an item from a foreign cuisine like Mediterranean or something, for crying out loud. I offered to come to the kitchen and make it myself, at one point. Finally, they said they could make some phulkas only for my mother but only after about 10 minutes of debate. That left a bad taste in the mouth.
Next, they gave us a sheet of paper with TDH written on it (I found out later that TDH stands for table d'hote, meaning a fixed-price, multi-course menu. There were two types of TDH menu, with one of them (let's call it TDH #2) offering pizzas and pastas. Since my two kids love pizzas and pastas, we wanted to opt for 2 TDH #2s and 7 TDH #1s (without pizzas/pastas). But, apparently, that was not allowed. Each table had to order only one type of TDH. So, again, after 5 minutes of exasperating discussions, we decided to order 9 TDH #1s and separately order pizzas and pasta for the kids. Within a TDH, there is a choice for each course. So, each of us started debating the particular choice that we were interested in from the TDH menu. But, once again, the waiter cut us short by saying that, not only are were supposed to select a single TDH menu for the whole table, but we were required to select the same choice for each course! That was the last straw. I was at end of my tether by then and had completely lost interest in the place. I wanted to get up and out of that place but my brothers convinced me to sit back down.
There were so many other shocking cases of neglect and lack of training that it was a painful experience. For instance, waiters would clear dishes without asking if we were done with them. Waiters would serve us from the dishes and then take them away even though there was at least one portion full remaining in them.
And, they reserved their biggest gaffe for the very end. I checked the bill and gave my mother's debit card to the waiter. He took it and returned after some time and asked me "Sir, what is the PIN?". I casually gave him the PIN code of my mother's residential address. He went away and came back after some time and asked me to repeat it. In the meantime, my mother asked if I had given him the ATM PIN and was worried. But, I had never expected a member of the hotel staff to ask a customer for their ATM PIN, so I laughed away the question. When the waiter came back and asked me to confirm the PIN, I realized that he actually had been asking for my mother's ATM PIN. This was an absolutely unpardonable intrusion of a customer's privacy.
The biggest problem I see in this hotel is that, in spite of all that was happening, I didn't get the sense that the staff of the hotel wanted to help or make our experience more memorable. They adopt a very haughty attitude which you wouldn't see among the likes of the Taj and Oberoi.
It's a real pity that our experience with the staff was so horribly negative that it overshadowed everything else. The food, for example, was almost consistently above average. Nachos were just glorified papads and refried beans were obviously from a can. The sabji items were very tasty and the rotis were all nice. The soup was very good and the salad was also tastyl. The ambience is also very good.
In summary, I will not go back there unless the entire staff is replaced or trained properly.
I'm really glad to see a fine dining restaurant in this part of city. Good service, nice ambiance and good food. Little pricey but worth it.
October 21, 2011response from management at Jalpaan:
thank you so much for your feed back
Great Food, fantastic service & lovely ambiance
Just back from lunch @ Jalpaan Restaurant and have only one word to describe the experience 'fantastic'. The ambiance is truly classy and the food served here is Italian and Indian though 'only vegetarian'. Let that not deter you from trying this place out as the food is simply delicious. We started with tomato shorba, which was served in a cup, instead of a soup bowl, gently seasoned with garlic flakes the shorba was a perfect start to a perfect lunch. Next up was a fondue with vegetable accompaniments.Crispy potato wedges, bread crumbs & other veggies were served to us, which had to be dipped in a caquelon (container) with melted cheese in it kept over a spirit lamp. A fork was provided to ease the process. It was my first fondue experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The fondue at Jalpaan is HIGHLY recommended for those who visit the restaurant. We ordered virgin Mary's to go with our food (note, they don't serve liquor) and I felt it was wrongly named as the drink was more like a non-alcoholic daiquiri with crushed ice and salted rim...but whatever it was, it tasted bloody good! Our next order was main course of butter Naan, Navratan korma and Afghani Paneer. The panner dish in particular was really nice. We finished off the feast with a lychee kheer (had some other name). It just melted in my mouth and I couldn't stop eating the thing. It was one of the most deliciously prepared desserts I have ever had.
Service staff was courteous and helpful. Overall, a great experience. Pity, Rajajinagar is not really where I get to hang out too often but if I am there the next time, it'll be for a meal at Jalpaan.