69 Reviews / 70 Ratings
True Punjabi Experience.
Visit Punjab Grill if the Punjabi in you is craving for some authentic curries. A must try here is the butter chicken and dry aloo masala. The dominant taste of curry leaves in the aloo subzi was mind blowing. In starters, go for their veg platter. Its wholesome and definitely is value for money.
Like other branches of the restaurant, this too has been kept niche and properly done. The staff here is extremely humble and well read.
I will suggest you to take your family for a dinner treat here.
September 25, 2014response from management at Punjab Grill:
Thank you so much for writing this detailed review. We are glad that you enjoyed our food. It is always a pleasure to share the goodness of authentic Punjabi cuisine. While we are extremely happy that you have appreciated our food and services, it would be great if you could write to us on email@example.com and let us know about the reason behind the 3-star rating. Our customers' satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, so your feedback will help us enhance the Punjab Grill experience for you. We cher
Great Starters Average Main Course
They have some amazing starters. The Paneer Tikka is the best I have eaten. The tandoori chicken and mutton starters are also amazing.
The main course however is a bit disappointing. Too much use of cream killed the flavor of Murg Makkhani and the Kofta. The Pachrangi Daal however was tasty.
June 2, 2014response from management at Punjab Grill:
Thank you for writing this review of us-- that you've reviewed everything you had at Punjab Grill is very refreshing-- it's customers like you who show us how to improve.
Do come by again and soon. We're sure to impress you thoroughly this time around!
Punjab Grill Management
Keep your expectations to the MINIMUM
We visited this place with friends for a friendly dinner after hearing so much about this place and it being Karla's and all other than the ambiance here everything else just lets you down.....
The food was a mix of veg and non veg and the only reason to visit the place is for chicken kurkuri and vegetarian platter.....The service here is really slow and the waiters are rude and arrogant....They serve you like it is a burden they are asked to do or they are doing you a favour by serving.....The menus were given to us after we were left neglected for a good 30 minutes since we walked in....The food was served really late after the guys in our group literally got up to go into the kitchen demanding food....They somehow always seem to be out of stock of the local beer and you are forced to order a good expensive one.....Don't get fooled by the mineral bottle sitting on your table...You would be charged a whooping 100 Rs for just a litre bottle.....The food served to us was either cold or too spicy or bland....
The valet parking facility are a bunch of thieves who take your car on a free ride or either they steal petrol as every time we went there the petrol level in my car was always down to MINIMUM...We complained a lot of times too but it is still the same....
Over all the experience here was not worth mentioning...I would rate :
Value for money 1/5
Over all experience is only for the ambiance which makes you feel like royalty.....
May 12, 2014response from management at Punjab Grill:
It is indeed unfortunate that you had such a regrettable experience at Punjab Grill. We always strive towards excellence fit for royalty, and hence are deeply saddened by your review. However, we're looking into all the areas you mentioned, and would like to talk to you about the same.
Please do send in your contact details to keshav.avalonhospitality.co.in so we can talk about how we can improve.
We request you to come by again so we can make this up to you.
Punjab Grill Management.
I went to this place after reading a lot about it so I knew what was good there and a must try. Pan shots are amazing. Sarso da saag was great and I got to know that they are not blended but made with hand. Gola cocktail and mocktail are good too. Kebab, not to forget. Their famous Biryani which is served in winters is good too. Butter chicken is amazing. The chef is very nice and very courteous. One should try this place and share their favorites too.
Superb In Every Respect!
Last evening was my second visit to Punjab Grill in the span of two months. It was my mum's birthday and since she loves kebabs we thought of giving this place a try. On a Tuesday evening, this place was packed, thankfully we had reserved in advance so didn't have to wait. The outdoor seating is what we prefer generally but since it was quite chilly, we chose to sit indoors. The ambiance is neat and classy, without being presumptuous or over the top gaudy. We were presented with the food and drinks menu soon after. We ordered for beer, Mojito, sweet lime soda and coke and for starters. Punjab Grill special Chicken kebabs (as per our attendant's recommendation) and Mutton Sheek Kebabs along with tomato shorba for all four of us. The shorba came quite promptly and was kind of bland and thin, didn't enjoy it much. The chicken and sheekh kebabs were served soon after and boy were they delicious!! The chicken was just heavenly, soft and delicious, so were the seekh kebabs. We were so happy with the starters that we wanted to order a non-veg platter but then decided against it since we didn't want to skip the mains. For main course it was a mutton preparation (sorry forgot the name), saag chicken (requested for chicken instead of ghost and the chef obliged), daal makhani, mutton dum biryani and butter naans. Every item was exceptionally nice, specially the saag chicken and dal makhani. The Biryani wasn't particularly to my liking as I felt it was a little greasy but the others lapped it up. The mutton gravy was also thick and creamy and superbly flavored. We were full to the brim and did not have space for dessert. The bill was about 5,800 for 4 people. For all the food that we ate and the portion sizes that they offer, the bill was reasonable if not cheap. A special mention for the service staff, they were extremely courteous and attended to us very well. This place truly deserves a 5 star for exceptionally nice food. Thank you Punjab Grill for making it a truly special Birthday dinner for my mum.
Thieves - Valet services
This rating is not for food and drinks in the restaurant but for their valet and customer care service. I had gone to their restaurant in Koramangala last night for dinner. I had given my car for valet parking. When I came back after dinner, I noticed that all the fuel in my car was flicked by their valet. The car had almost zero fuel and the 'fuel empty' indicator was on. I could barely drive the car to the nearby petrol bunk ( near St. John's hospital). When I registered my complaint at the restaurant, they were not even willing to register the complaint and take action against their valet drivers. They out rightly denied that their drivers can do that. Hiring thieves for valet services and denying to register my complaint or offer any compensation really spoiled my mood last night. I am writing this so that future visitors to their Koramangala restaurant are aware of their valet services and customer care services.
Awesome Punjabi food!
Was there day before for dinner with the husband...we were aimlessly driving around and decided to feast on some Punjabi dinner and was toying between Punjabi By Nature & Punjab Grill and settled for the latter. We were a little early for dinner, having reached around 8 and could see only one table occupied, we chose an outdoor table and got busy with the well laid out menu. First up it was Tomatar Shorba for the both of us, followed by main course of sagg chicken (customized with chicken since we don't prefer ghost), rumali rotis, butter naans, dal makhani, chicken dum biryani and boondi raita. The Shorba came within 5 mins but wasn't really that great, we found it bland and watered down. The main course came in soon after, the service infact was surprisingly quick. One bit of the saag chicken, dal makhani with my roti and I was swooning, the food was delicious. My husband who does not fancy Punjabi food was also delighted with the food and relishing every bite. The Biryani was very tasty as well. The portions were quite significant and even after filling our tummies to the full, we had to take a doggy bag back home. Wile we were munching away, I looked around to find the place swarming with people, almost all the tables were full by the time we were ready to order desserts. Dessert was Gulab Jamuns and Kulfi Falooda. The jamuns were piping hot and melt in the mouth variety, even the rose falvoured Kulfi falooda was quite exceptional. We finished off with yummy pan-shots.I cursed myself for not visiting this place sooner. I believe I will be back soon.
CHAKK DE PHATTE
Hi Guys. Been to your Bangalore restaurant ample no of times but must compliment you made my day on 14th Feb with my special one. The valentine special menu especially the main course was finger licking, decor, ambience were wow and must say, the service levels made me feel very special. Thanks Punjab Grill for the amazing experience and i hope to see you again soon.
very average experience
food preparation was average,ambience is very ok,service was above average,domestic beer was out of stock,a friend ordered margherita which was very poor,steward was nice enuf to replace it with another drink,however the bar tender needs to learn how to make a good margherita.so overall an average experience..
Not worth the money
We visited yesterday, 2nd Dec, for dinner. For the obvious reasons, expectations were high - Jiggs Kalra's. The place did not meet our expectations.
Here is our experience with the food:
Drinks: Shikhanjivi (Very well made and refreshing) and jal jeera (Average fare)
Starter: Chicken kurkuri (Hands down the only reason worth visiting this place)
Main: Palak paneer (Nice) and kadhai jheenga (Disappointment is an understatement. While the prawns were nice and soft, the gravy was clearly just something the prawns had been thrown into in the last minute and it had been made with the intention of using for multiple dishes. Prawns has a very strong flavour and its essence and smell is very obviously a part of the preparation's gravy. That was simply not the case here.)
Here was our experience with the service:
Besides the disappointment with the kadhai jheenga, here is the big reason why we will not want to return.
1. After a longer than average wait, we were given the menu cards. After 25 minutes of wait and after calling for the manager, someone took our order and brought drinking water to the table.
2. Without any verification, we were given a mineral water bottle; something we saw on all tables and made the mistake of assuming that it was a standard practice. (We were charged Rs.100 for the 1 litre bottle)
3. The 1st bill given to us was the wrong one. After pointing it out, we waited another 5-10 minutes before getting the correct bill.
It is not worth the money and definitely not worth the amount of time spent.
varying service levels
Visited couple of times once along with colleagues and another time with a friend on a weekend...the services levels are low over the weekend and chaos prevails...this was few months ago...not sure if things having improved...also some of the tandoori items were stuffed with excess masala and under cooked...I asked for domestic beers and was told out of stock...when I decided to leave the place was offered few Tuborgs...
Feel like a King
This place has got the best branding, ambiance and branding around it. The design of menu, the interiors, dressing and behavior of the attendants and the music make you feel as you are a Nawab from Sindh. The ambiance is posh, rich, elegant and not casual. Slightly overpriced
Food is good, but go there for the experience and they way the entire setup makes you feel.
The food is decent (but way overpriced)..and the service is terrible. We virtually had to shout out across the restaurant to have anyone notice us (even though there were only 3 tables occupied). We asked for them to book a cab for us, but after the staff didn't get back to us after 10-15mins, we walked out...and will not be returning. The food is not worth it for the price and the complete lack of service!
THE MOST AUTHENTIC PUNJABI FOOD RESTAURANT IN BLOR
This place is by far the biggest restaurant i have come across in Bangalore ... The ambience and feel is very chic and has a uber-cool statement surrounding the place..
Coming to food , the Cheese Kurkure were out of the world , Galaouti Kebabs was very medium spiced with the taste being exceptionally good ...Butter Naan was soft unlike other Indian joints and Butter Chicken was yummy too !!
The portions served are more than sufficient for 4 pax and if you a couple visiting this place , pls mk sure that you order either the starter or the main course as the servings are huge !!!
The one thing worth trying is the RAAN and DAL PUNJAB GRILL - i m drooling @ the very thought of the majestic portion we ate. The staff is extremely courteous and this place has a WOW FACTOR. Perfect place for corporate get togethers and parties since they have a small lounge added to the restaurant and have a fantastic collection of wines and liqour. A Must visit for all the authentic punjabi food lovers
im very disappointed with ths place . My name is nitish i had been here with my client and was ashamed from this place food . this was my 3rd visit 1 was excellent 2 was ok but ths time it was hopeless. the manager does not attend the table on time chef wont b available its a time that u shut this place or else try making it better that taste of the food which was in the start of this resturant is not seen now my client was also disappointed chicken stuff was o my god that was the hopeless part til it reach the table it was almost half hot and half cold... mug up o close very much dissappointed
Cheap food for high price
The ambiance of this place is good. The service is average, you need to wait for a longer time for someone to attend. The liquor offered with cocktails are of low quality, however the price is exorbitant.
I had a stomach problem and loose motion after eating over here. We came with a great expectation but went out with frustration.
Will never recommend to my friends, also not going to visit this place again.
Not so Bale Bale over here...
There was a deal on Crazeal for Punjab Grill Restaurant and even we wanted to taste the food over here from a long time. We took the deal of Unlimited Food + Unlimited Drinks as mentioned in the voucher. I called up reception to find out whether IMFL drinks can be replaced with Cocktail, in turn the receptionist enquired with someone and told us it is fine other than Wine based cocktails.
When we reached over there they refused to serve cocktails, however after a long discussion they agreed for 3 Cocktails per person. They served only two varieties of starters and refused for others.
The quality of the drinks deteriorated for the second round, cocktails came without ice and without any proper presentation. We were quite upset the way they were treating and looking towards us as we are the customers who have come with a deal, we could see that on their face. They were not quite happy to serve us. They didnt ask us what type of water (Regular/Mineral) we need, and they didnt fill the glass too with regular water.
The actual prices of the cocktails were 525, but the vodka they were using was Romanov. This is a place where you get low cost/quality drinks at an arbitrary price. The food taste was average. Service was not up to the mark. Finally, everyone in our group had stomach upset, which was worrisome :(
Stay away from deals or group discount @ Punjab Grill. Avoid drinks. Be careful with the food what they serve.
Anyway we had planned for team lunch from our office, after our initial assessment we advised our colleagues to choose a different place.
Definitely worth a visit !!
We went there to celebrate a small occasion and we were happy to have chosen this place !! The food is fantastic and the service was very good too; infact i asked for a special addition to the veg platter and it was accomodated too :) Although, yes the ambience is nothing to coo about, just about ok and we went there on a Sat nite and the place was full buzzing and busy but was ok with that .
The paneer was super soft and my son loved the chicken . there was also a corn starter which was awesome. overall, we all loved the place;def worth a visit and believe me, you wouldnt regret it !!
A whole lot of fun lost...
Only thing classy about this place is its Logo.
It had given the impression of being one of the finest dining experiences in the city.
However, it fell too short of expectations after our dinner last night.
We wanted to go for the experience.
We went in with one of the snapdeal deals of 5-course Lunch/Dinner for 2.
The place is very noisy. The ambience is really not upto mark.
The place was buzzing with busy waiters running along in so much of hurry. The serving was very unenthusiastic.
This takes away the whole fun of a fine dining.
The food is ordinary. It tasted like that in the so called 'Indian' restaurants abroad!!
Few of the items were served cold!
Rotis were very hard like papads. Hara bhara Kebab was average.
Dum Murgh Biryani could have been better if not the rice and chicken were over cooked.
We never felt so dissatisfied with any other fine dining experiences in the city
Probably the service could improve a lot to live up to their reputation and awards.
If not for the deal, the whole experience is not worth the money.
Good food, average service
The name itself catches your eyes. Bang opposite Forum Mall, the place boasts of style and panache.
Food- is amazingly lavish, with rich gravies and large portions. The sabj shorba we ordered was good, so were the starters- kurkuri which were presented very innovatively. The panner tikka in the main course was delicious, with rich gravy and satin soft paneer. The dal makhani lacked salt n taste though.
Service- Lousy. The dishes arent cleared on time, you have to remind them thrice to get the finger bowls.
Ambience- Stylish and posh. They have an airy small outdoor seating too.
Overall good but expensive, the service needs to be improved!
Excellent Service, Amazing food and nice ambiance!
I had been to this place a month back with 4 of my friends. As the review title says, it was a brilliant experience. The food what all we ordered tasted too good. For ambiance i will say it was not amazing but the it was good, but the best part was the service provided to us. The waiters were too courteous. They were always in sight so it was very easy to call them for something. Also the waiters were very proactive. Would like to mention an incident to show there proactiveness, a friend of ordered a dish which was very spicy for her, in no time the waiter noticed that and got her a complimentary drink which was sweet in taste. This was quiet impressive. So over all its an excellent place to have food.
Best North Indian cuisine in Bangalore
I have eaten at this restaurant almost 5-6 times in last 6 months and found the quality same and excellent everytime. Secondly, this doesn't serve the regular affair Northern Indian delights but innovates in a true chef style. I was tired of eating the same greasy food at BJN restaurants but Punjab grill comes as a very different surpurise. Be it veg. kurukuri or chikan tikka or the patented Pan shot, everything here is truly worldclass and innovation. Try it only if you are not hung up for traditional punjabi khana...
Average food, average service with expensive price
The place is situated just opposite Forum Mall in Koramangala and is extremely crowded. They advertise their food to be "grill" food and that puts them in direct competition with Barbecue Nation.
The quality of food leaves much to be desired comparison to Barbecue Nation, the food even though inferior, is priced almost twice of BBQ Nation. The service is not great at all. A restaurant has to be welcoming to its guests, I did not get that feeling.
Good place for a stylish outing
Located opposite Forum in Koramangala, this posh north indian restaurant certainly has some style to it. Presentation of food and menu is also quite nice.
Food quality and portions are good, some items are quite delicious, others are average, i must recommend the gulab jamun in particular, fabulous!
Service is good and ambience is not bad either. Though priced on the higher side, it is a classy place worthy splurging once in a while
Wonderful Food, Great Ambiance, Confused Service
I have always been planning to go to Punjab Grill ever since I read about this place, but did not get opportunity. Finally we chose to go to Punjab Grill for my Marriage Anniversary.
This was a Thursday late evening (we entered the place at 10 PM) and the place was jam packed - also the ambiance looked pretty high-end with great decor and well dressed servers and staff. All the more proved that the place is indeed happening.
We were told by the hostess that there would be a 15 min wait. We waited in the bar area and ordered our drinks and starter (Thandai, Grape Sangria and a veg platter) there. We got our drinks in about 15 min, while there was no sign of our platter. We patiently waited while the servers were preparing a vacated table. We finally got our table at about 10:45 (I still wonder what took them 15 min just to prepare a table). Our drinks were almost done and there was still no sign of our platter.
Finally at 11 PM, I lost my patience and called the manager. He promptly came and apologized and at about 11:05 we got our platter.
I must admit, the portions were quite healthy and the food was heavenly - I have not eaten such tasty kababs in a very long time. Full marks to the chef on the food. Also one word of caution - the portions here are indeed pretty big. Order with discretion. :)
By the time we finished off the platter, we were not very hungry. For the main course, we still ordered one dish and 2 breads (Malai Kofta, Ulte Tawe ka Paratha and Butter Naan). By the time our food arrived at our table (11:35 PM), the restaurant was almost empty and we had lost our appetite so we got it packed. The next day we realized that the main course was also quite wholesome and delicious.
(1) The food is pretty good - does live up to the name of Jiggs Kalra.
(2) The ambiance is full Punjabi - lot of glossy colors and glitzy background. Does feel like an upmarket place.
(3) Their service demands an overhaul (which is why I took away 2 stars from them)
(4) The place is EXPENSIVE. The total we paid for our meal was about 2000.
Would I go again - for the food, sure. But I would really expect them to pull up their socks around their service levels.
Well... Im Happy
I heard many a bad things about this place. I guess the staff isnt too talented in helping the customers choose a dish but for those who can order for themselves, the cheffs are a talented lot. The malai kabab was great....I eat very quickly when the food is ok, but trust me it took me 20 mins to get that plate wrapped up. The kabab's just melted on my tongue and the experience was quite good I must say. Staff was courteous and trained. Some say food is overpriced but it is not just the food that you are paying for. Well if you find it above your pockets...just walkout wats to stop you. Thumbs Up!!! thats my verdict..
Dont get fooled by Jiggs Kalra name tag!
I always wanted to Visit this place since I used to love Jiggs Kalras column in Sunday Telegraph Magazine during 90s. We really like the ambience and service. We ordered Chicken Biriyani, Grill Chicken and Panner Dish. The food is average ..nothing special about the Biriyani.. its simple Biriyani with expensive tag of Rs. 500. The Grill chicken is not so good. The meat is rubbery. At the end they serve Pan Shot, I didnt like the taste. Only good thing good about the place is the service. Dont get fooled by Jiggs Kalra name tag! Food: 5/10, Ambience: 8/10, Service: 8/10, Value for Money: 4/10.
Good service average food
Tried this place recently on a weekend. Ambience is good, air conditioner was too good. Waiters and captains were very courtius. There was some glamor added with girls in LBDs and stockins playing hostess.
There was some magic in the beginning to serve the tissues and my daughter enjoyed it. Ended agai with a surprising Pan which we did not like though. But appreciate the creativity.Food was not so great, greasy. Menu was very lean without many choices. Roti's were doubled the size and thrice the normal price. Aam ka panna tasted good.Chicken was not so smooth to eat, kind of rubbery. May be the days experience.
The restaurant is pricey with a 10percent service charge on top. A meal for 2 can be around inr 2000. It is worth a try eventhough you can get better north indian food easily in bangalore.
Normal north Indian Fare. Nothing different or special. A little rich but thats how North Indian food is. So be prepared. Not a place to take you team or business team. Highly priced. Location is best that money can buy. But I cant figure out where the valet took our car. Seemed like it was far away.
All show, no substance
This place, in my opinion is all show and not enough substance to back it up. Too pricy for a very ordinary experience. I would strongly discourage friends & family from even trying this out.
To start with, I was put off by the fact that a place this fancy does not hand out enough menus. I went with my husband and I get handed the food menu and the bar menu gets handed to my husband. I don't expect that of place priced like this. Then comes the wine.
We ask 2 waiters what the house wine is and they both point to a bottle of Barique Reserve Four Seasons. I order a glass and they pour me a glass from a bottle that has been open far too long. The wine was oxidized and tasted terrible. We called the head waiter and he offered to replace the glass and brings out a bottle of the regular Four Seasons. When we told him that we were expecting the Barique Reserve he nods his head, saying that both were the same. How can the head waiter be so clueless as to not know the difference between 2 bottles of wine. When we insist, he goes and checks and comes back and refuses to serve us the Barique Reserve, claiming that it was not the house wine.
The food did not compensate for the terrible service. Nothing special about the food on the menu. Very common place items seen on countless menus. Taste did not stand out either. Just over the top rich, greasy food.
In all nothing to write home about, save some sub-par service and a hefty bill. You can get much more for far less. Not worth it at all!
Real North Indian Food
Went there once again this week and found the food as good as it was the first time we went there. Its also completely packed. The portions are huge and yes the food is rich but its also delicious. This is a true blue punjabi/frontier/tandoori type of restaurant. The only place which serves the real deal in Bangalore. Not the place to go expecting a light, low calorie meal.
Why pay that price
Went to Punjab Grill from office with a client. The place looks beautiful and is well located. The food was average( compared to the price you pay). Very heavy food. I had a better meal at Umerkot last week. The menu is interesting, the biryani is very average. I would not go there to spend from my pocket.
Bad, worse, worst !!!!
There are no superlatives to describe how bad service can this place have. Had taken an important guest for dinner to Punjab grill. We were a little hesitant , because they had goofed up earlier. But still we went. And it was a nightmare. Never in life have I seen such bad service followed by the stale food.Both the manager and the staff were not courteous. We were not assigned our table even though we had a booking.our drinks were served 30min post placing our order and the ice took another 30min even after complaining the manager.Could not control the rage when they failed to serve us water, like they ran out of it. Tis was our last visit to the doomed place and I suggest all those reading this, DO NOT GO THERE.
Overrated and Overhyped!
A celebrity chef is all that Punjab Grill is about. The food is very rich and is tasteless. All one can feel in the food is the oil or ghee content. It spoils the taste, leaving no flavor. The ambiance is not great and the service is just average. Definitely not worth the money!
Fatter and happier
Absolutely loved it. The service was good but the food was brilliant. Left there feeling super full and super happy! The rum flambeed gulab jamun was the coolest thing. If you haven't tried it before, you definitely should. :)
And my brother loved the leftovers as a midnight snack. Well worth the money. :)
need more than a celebrity chef
Was here with a group of friends. The food apart from being overpriced was served luke warm. A strict no no for north Indian dishes
The service was very good, but the taste did not match expectation when you see Jiggs Kalra endorsing the whole fare.
Other wise ok had the name not been sold so much.
Punjab Grill - Lives up to the Hype
Had been here for a team dinner and came out totally satiated. The first impression you will get of this place is very upscale. The service was quick and efficient considering the large size of the group. Never seen a restaurant pack in so many seats in to one place still did not feel too cluttered.
ADVICE - Stick to what the staff suggests it is good. The mocktails were refreshing, the starters were wonderful. We had the platter and placed further orders for dishes we were impressed with. The portions are large and hence be careful while ordering.
The breads could have been fresher but again the curries were large portions and hence for two would suggest to settle for just one curry. Don't miss the mutton here as it is tender and succulent, the chicken is by nature bland.
Avoid the Biryani at all costs, the most dissapointing item on the menu and also one of the priciest.
The best part was the desserts we trie everything from the phirni to the kheer. The Kulfi id good too. Stay away from the Jamoons unless you want a sugar rush :)
Good, but not enough
I went to Punjab Grill with my family on a weekday. We were ushered in to a nice spot and attended to immediately with a wet tissue. We started off with the Peda-Pista Lassi, which was your traditional lassi with a peda in it to sweeten along with pista and saffron. It was very nice, though one does expect bigger proportions of Lassi in a typical Punjabi restaurant. The aam panna was also quite good and refreshing.
For starters we had the Tandoori chicken, half plate. This was the best part of the meal, the chicken pieces were tender with just the right amount of spice. The portion served was also quite big.
For main course we had Chicken Makhanwaala and Dal Makhani, along with assorted rotis like Butter naan, Panner and Aloo Kulcha. Be warned the size of rotis is large and thankfully we were advised on choosing smaller numbers than whatwe had initially ordered. The Chicken Makhanwaala was fine, though nothing to talk about. We had ordered it because we did not want anything spicy, and it catered to that. The Dal Makhani was disappointing. I have had better at most Punjabi homes. As my husband is very fond of this particular dish, it was a bit of a let down.
For Dessert we had the chocolate Gulab Jamin, though I mist say I was not sure where the chocolate came in, it tasted just like regular Gulab Jamun.
The complimentary paani shot was interesting.
Overall, it was quite a pricey affair , which was not exactly worth it. Go if you want to experience fine dining, don't mind spending and are not too critical of the dishes.
Not even close to decent
This is not a great place to spend your time. I wouldn't go back to have a good time.
This definitely does not justify the price you pay.
- The taste chicken biryani is not good, in fact this is the one of the worst chicken Biryanis I had. I don't expect dry rice when I pay Rs. 500 + tax to have a biryani like that.
- The gucchi biryani we ordered was greasy and by the time we were served, it was almost cold.
- The paneer in the starter wasn't soft, so we had to ask him for another portion, I think he didn't bill us for that.
- The mutton chops did not have enough meat, this is really bad. I like mutton chops a lot.
- The quantity is also not enough.
- We had 3 kids and the server got us masala papad. This is not kid friendly restaurant.
- We also had to ask for a high chair for a younger one. I expected a prompt action by the server.
- We were given a table in the corner, which was bad for us and the waiter/server because with kids around you'd have to get up from your chair to manage them and the waiter also couldn't server us properly.
- The chicken starter was good.
- Server Basit took good care of us.
plain jane n ordinary
Visited this place last sunday and found it to be over hyped.
the food is very ordinary... (may appeal to foreigners... ) came back feeling quite let down for the following reasons -
1. Food had no taste (except for paneer...). The veg biriyani was very boring and we could think of 10 other small restros where we can get better biriyanis in koramangala...
2. thought it was fine dining, but felt like we were eating in a darshini...very noisy and crowded...
3. its certainly not baby friendly... we cant get basic dal and rice for children below 4 years.. Children were served dal which was quite spicy and had overbearing garlic flavor.
Not worth it!
I went there with a largish group for a friend's birthday treat.
We ordered all veg as even the non vegetarians were not in a mood to have non-veg.
The quantity of starters is really bad and also the taste was poor. In the veg platter that we ordered, there was hardly one thing that can actually be called good.
We ordered 2 more starters separately out of which one was good. 'Kurkuri' it was called i think.
The main course also tasted OK, not very good. Most of the drinks were good.
The place itself is very congested and tables too small. On top of it the layout of the restaurant is very ill though of. We were offered a table at a corner and there was hardly any space to move things on the table or be free ourselves. I noticed this was a case even for other tables!! The ambiance doesn't seem to be of a high end place and i was very disappointed going there.
I had a good impression of the place from outside but i wouldn't visit it again once i have been in.
I've visited this place just once and ordered Murgh Labaddar (which everyone seems to pronounce as Labrador!), Chutney pulao and the dessert platter. The chicken and pulao were excellent..dessert platter had chocolate gulab jamoon (no trace of chocolate), a rather bland rasmalai and phirni. Very expensive and very formal restaurant. They didn't even bothered to bring back the Rs 100 change! :D
" Average affair "
There's always a lot of buzz about new places in Bangalore and hence the talk surrounding Punjab Grill was no real surprise. After having read a couple of good reviews on burrp i landed at Punjab Grill on a wednesday afternoon with few friends. It also happened to be my good friend's B'day and so I obviously wanted it to go well. I was warmly greeted at the entrance, post which we were allowed to choose a table of our choice. We were a group of vegetarians and what followed was a usual lunch meal. The starter "Veg Galouti" recommended by the restaurant manager was particularly different and good. The main course was good and I personally enjoyed the complimentary Paan shooter at the end. What was unusual was that, post our lunch ( we had ordered pity less compared to our usual lunch meal ) we all felt very heavy and slightly uneasy. I am assuming it's to do with the Paneer makhani gravy which had a lot of cream in it. Our drink lime soda sweet and salt was disappointing.
Valet Parking, warm and considerate staff, good food ( Good quantity ), 5 star ambience makes this place a worthy experience. However it definitely is overpriced and the rates are on par with those of 5 star restaurants. Add to the food prices they levy some crazy taxes.
It's definitely a place you would want to be at, on a special day / date ,but on a regular basis there for sure are better places in bangalore with better food at reasonable prices.
Neverthless it was a satisfactory experience. At the end of it, I wasn't sure if i would jump to be back soon nor can i say i was disappointed.
Fine dining needs refining
The excitement to have a meal here began the day I saw that board coming up. Everybody who had been to this restaurant in different cities wouldn't stop going on about their daal and paneer.
So finally on my mothers birthday, we get to this place and little disappointment because of the amount of the noise there is. When you are in a fine-dining classy place, you want to see that classiness.
About the food, well the starters are mind-blowing. I'd recommend the Paneer(obviously) and something called the 'bhandi chicken'. My favorite was a 'dahi' preparation which was very new thing on the platter.
What I loved about their main course is that every curry has their own flavor, not like other places where its the same gravy with different veggies or meat.
The 'pindi channa' and OMG the paneer was excellent. Daal for which the restaurant is famous for not so much. As for the breads, the must haves are 'ulta tawa paratha' and the 'onion kulcha'
The desserts only look good on the menu but so-so in the mouth. Do try the 'Paan-shot' at the end.
Not worth the money...
As the saying goes "Oonchi dukan pheeke pakwan".. till I had been to this resutant.. it was only an saying .. but I got to experience it in reality... Thanks to the expensive food and pathetic service.. not every thing is against the resturant... it has good ambiance and located in a posh area . Well.. now I figured out ...why I was charged 500 + tax for 1 biryani.. hmm.. the interiors must be woth 300 / -
Well.. if any one is interested in having good biryani.. there are better and cheaper options available..
Verdict..: good to look.. not to eat.. Not worth the time and money at all..
give it a skip..
Best Indian Food
The food here is soo good,it is the Best Indian Food I have ever had .
The service is quite slow though.I love the Chicken Makhani and the Butter Naan here.
The ambience is also pretty good.
They give you tiny tissue tablets once you are seated and a pan drink after you have finished your meal.
It is slightly overpriced,but it is totally worth it.
Very Good Food
Went there for lunch with my family this Sunday. The food is absolutely delicious. The tandoori chicken is so authentic, soft and moist full of flavour, the black dal is delicious without being too heavy. I could safely say that this place has perhaps the best Punjabi/north Indian food in Bangalore right now.
Its a fine dining restaurant so the prices are as one would expect. The quantities are huge almost double of what is provided at other similar Bangalore restaurants so due order accordingly. Another tip would be to make reservations and go as they seemed totally fully up. Perhaps the only feedback I can give the restaurant is that the service is good but can sometimes be clumsy so perhaps they can work on that. Do keep up the great food and we will keep coming back.
Good if you stick with Punjabi food
Punjab grill has a lot of positives working in its favor... Location, Ambiance, Service, Branding. The service you get is excellent and the staff is very attentive.. ofcourse, you are paying the premium for that too. I have visited this place couple of times and to sum up the experience, its an alrite place.
The first put off is the lack of alcohol or atleast some wine and beer. However they do chug along pretty well when it comes to their food menu. My expectation when I stepped into this place is to taste some real good Punjabi food with may be a bit of improvisation suited to a fine dining restaurant. And they do meet this expectation to an extent. They have very good starter assortment but you could do without cheese in some of them.
The real disappointment came in for Dum Biryani.. I would say.. they should just wipe it off their menu or get someone who can make it.
In all 4/5 got the service and the ambiance but if rating for food.. it hovers around 3.
Whats GOOD: 1) Service - Absolutely dedicated waiters! Also that they customise their hostesses to cater to the firang crowd with hostesses who dress the western way as opposed to their counterparts who otherwise dress in salwar-kameez to aid the Indian clients
2) Service again - whilst our food took a little while to get to our table, we were offered with masala pappads to keep us from wondering why the biryani took so long to get to us?!
3) Something called a Paan Soda - Absolutely amazing- served to us at the end of our meal in shooter glasses. A simple sweetened cream and betel-leaf concoction that was a great take on the "beeda" !
4) ROTIS - Generally good. Had a kaasta roti the original way - after ages! Fantastic stuff!
Whats BAD :
1) The entire meal itself - Extremely avg - The starter - Punjab Grill special chicken - Read: Chicken blended with cheddar cheese and other differently tasting herbs. But turned out to be like the city cousin of the tandoori chicken -
2) Dal Panchratni - Guess Kund makes it much better than anywhere else in B'lore!
3) Kadai Chicken - hopelessly sweet with heavy cream which saw no use of it in the dish
4) Chicken Biryani - Now if you ever have to try it, pls try it at your own risk - Terribly low on flavour and had a hopeless load of rose water to give it a shahi feel! Spoke to the Rest. Manager abt it and he complained abt bad basmati rice that he sourced! However dunno what they thought of it when decided to cook the biryani.
Had a a nice team serving us but with some terrible food! Extremely disappointed at the end of the meal! Guess if the same were served by an amateur kitchen- they'd be forgiven!
Absolutely brilliant food! I dunno if the people who didn't like the food even ate there or not, but you'll love it if you like food... Definitely the BEST North Indian restaurant in Bangalore... Everything from the service to the time taken to the food was amazing!!! Prior reservations recommended though.
Must go place for Foodies! Great Experience
I went at around 2:30 PM on Saturday afternoon. The place was full. Had no reservations, but got a table in around 10 minutes. Aam Pana is recommended to start off. Was real fresh, and tasty. In starters, liked roasted chicken (really its more than that, and they call it some Pindhi Dum Murgh). Awesome eat. Chicken was fresh, melted in mouth. Butter chicken in maincourse was good. Breads (Tandoori roti/Naan/Missi Roti) were really authentic, well cooked and huge in size. After a long time, got true value of the breads I ate in a restaurant. They serve huge portions of dishes (around 1.5 times of other restaurants), so order right quantity. Staff was very courteous, and valet parking is available. Yes, on first look of the menu, food seems expensive. But with the kind of quantity provided, and the taste of food it still is value for money. Recommended to go in a bigger group of at least 4, and you will find the place to be easier on pocket. Must go for a foodie like me. Accept all cards-there are places where AMEX works :)
1. Made us wait for over 30 mins even after having a reservation, the manager was pretty rude and said it wasnt their fault and they couldnt force people out (supposedly it's the only restaurant in the world with this problem)
2. Food took over one hour ( they forgot to punch the order.. something I found out)
3. Pathetic service from a restaurant as expensive as this!
4. The food was pretty ordinary at least the veg dishes.
Would never recommend this restaurant to anyone!
Slow but tasty
One thing that was really a plus was food. If you are a real foody for whom nothing but taste matters this is a place to go again and again but the waiting time was just too much. It took us 2.5 hours from starters to deserts and after every course the waiting time was 15 - 25 minutes. The starters were too tasty the mutton seekh kabab and chicken tikka both just melted in the mouth, mutton kabab was the tastiest in a long time also the paneer tikka was awesome too. The maincourse was tasty but Biryanis lacked flavour.
Pricey but not bad, not bad!
Me and my aunt on a hungry afternoon (after some shopping at the mall), decided to get some lunch here since it looked nice from the outside and it was right across the road. We knew it was going to be expensive but we didn't care too much as the looks & interiors kinda walked us through it. Not a "Panjabish" ambiance but we liked what it looked like.
The waiters were nice people and they were good at their suggestions.
The Chicken tikka was very very succulent & so full of taste! Butter Chicken and Dalh Makhani was something to talk about.
After all the food, they served us a complimentary "Pan Shake" in a shotglass. I really wondered how they made milk shake with betel leaf, whatever it was, it was pretty good.
Just like "quick facts" here on burrp, our average meal for two was Rs 1600 (no alcohol, no juice). Quite expensive but as far as their quantities go, a meal for two is actually a meal for 4.
Butter chicken but no beer ?
In summary- Good food, strange ambiance, nice relaxing music, and happy service.
I have been to Punjabi Grill Delhi twice with my friends and this place rocks. Restaurant exhibits modern interiors and dim lighting inside .... no touch of Punjab by far ?
Food has authentic punjabi taste and aroma. We tried both veg and non-veg dishes including Chicken Tandoori, Daal Makhni and Paneer kadhai. Other resturants in the city also offer similar food since Punjabi food is common here but the difference is in the food quality n QUANTITY in which Punjab grill definitely leads the pack.
This restaurant does not serve alcohol as of now which was a let down for me considering i love my butter chicken with beer! i was quite upset as this was not notified me to while taking reservation.
The crowd was good and we could see people were waiting by 10:30 for there tables and the place is totally alive with good music but staff were clueless as to which CD or track it was .... on asking one confused waiter said it was jiggs kalra's music and we all had a big laugh. although he was courteous enough to come back to us later and appologise for not knowing the CD name earlier and later he said it is our in-house collection.
Though all this comes at quite a price since resturant is a bit on the expensive side, but the experience is totally worth it!!
Taste does not come with money!!!!!
First of all food has nothing to do with Punjab. One shd visit Punjab and eat it there before claiming anything.
Its just another expensive rest in blr. So feedback will on basis of that:
Little expensive but with good quantity. Taste was bland. Service is little slow.
BTW putting name "Punjab" is really working.
Very bad food
Had gone to this restaurent on 22/08 and I had the worst chicken biryani in my life. Chicken biryani was nothing but basumati rice and lots of oil with 2 pieces adn vegetable biryani was green chutney mixed with rice. The place looks really top class from outside but once you are inside the tabels are arranged in a straight line as if in shantisagar, bathrooms are stinking. Extremely expensive for the kind of food they provide. For 10 people the bill was 15000 Rs with some starters and some pathetic biryani. Had bad stomach for 2 days after that.Our whole sales team decided we will never vist that place again. Samarkhand is 100 times better than this.