77 Reviews / 78 Ratings
Service is very poor, staff was rude and was charged extra for a drink. Food was served cold. Been there with family, had a horrible experience.. Service is worst.. The staff doesn't treat customers properly, it's a big disappointment.. After ordering starters and drinks told them to serve food. After 30 min when they served breads were cold and when I told them to change it they changed breads and got it after 20 min and by that time the curries were cold. Called the manager, he made sure to serve. Even after that the beads were cold. When the person was serving tells us if the food is cold they won't serve again as if we were having food for free.. A total let down... 6 years back when I used to go it was by far one of the best in Bangalore but now neither food nor service is good.
We went as a team of 50 for lunch today. Place has a damp stinky smell as soon as you enter. It was suffocating and we had to recheck if the AC was on. The waiter, supplier were all completely ignorant of these things. We ordered some beverages and they all looked similar in color and the supplier was not what is what!. Food was not good. Roti was like rubber. Exorbitantly priced. Only the rice items at the end were tasty. Service is really bad. If you order a plate of rice for 5 people, he will finish the serving with 3 and make other 2 look like fools. A guy kept on insisting we take Pan beeda and he came even before we started with our food. They serve the desert and take 10 mins to get couple of spoons. Better try other good restaurants like little italy, punjabi by nature which are nearby.
Paneer Multani dish - a must try!
This is a really good restaurant located in Forum Mall. If you are hungry, go to this place. Absolutely love the Paneer Multani dish (I dont remember if this is the exact name of the dish) - its great! I would not be able to eat it all by myself, it probably serves more than one person. Go to this restaurant for a unique dining experience and good food!
One of the best mutton raan in the city which tastes awesome, but don't look for quantity. They serve half raan to be precise. Try the "kachi ghost ki biryani", mutton was cooked properly. Expensive place but satisfactory
Value for money: 6/10
Quality has gone down.
This used to be one of our preferred eating joints, but last visit has changed my perception.
The decore is still superb, with the train ambience and the good comfy seating and lighting etc.
The service is fine too, however the food was a big disappointment...
Lots of items on the menu were not available, and among the ones that they had, the taste was barely average, and thats not what you expect when you are paying 500-600 per head. it's not worth the money spent, but i do hope they can pick up the quality again.
BJN Group does not fail to impress, and takes the splendour a notch above with Sahib Sindh Sultan.
The first thing that strikes you when you enter SSS is the ambience and decor. You just cannot not admire how striking the interiors are. This is one of those places you probably go to when you're treating someone. If that someone happens to be a firang - this is guaranteed to be a superhit. It's been made to look and feel like a luxury train from the time of the British Raj. The staff is dressed to keep in line with this theme, and every now and then you hear the train whistle to really impart that extra touch of fantasy. What Grandeur!
Since it's been a while since we ate here, I don't remember the exact dishes - but I do remember we were extremely happy with everything we ate and drank. It's very unlikely that anything from the menu will disappoint - starters, mains and desserts alike.
I do recommend this place for all the charm of the bygone era.
And yes, this is indeed a pricey place to eat in.
Decent food but expensive
I love the ambience at Sahib Sindh Sultan as it is designed like the first train which ever ran in India. The interiors are very well done and it is divided into 2 sections - inside the train and outside on the platform. Inside section is plushly decorated but it is very tough to get a seating place there as it is heavily booked out during weekends and weekday dinners. Platform kinda seating is still good. I loved the chicken biryani there made in dum style and also tandoori kebabs. I thought the food was expensive though. It is a good restaurant to take your expat friends or colleagues to.
Decent - Apt for entertaining out of towners
If you're taking some out of towners (especially British) out for the evening, this is a good option. The decor would make them feel at home and so would the food and music. The drinks are a little high priced but that's obvious, given the nature, ambience and decor of the place.
Not good :(
I went there on 31st Dec. The place was packed, as expected. That night, they had a set menu. By which I really wasn't impressed. Somehow, I had heard so many things about the place, that my expectations were quit a bit - but by the time I was done with SSS, it was like someone had thrown cold water on my expectations from the place. It was cramped, seating was uncomfortable & the food really wasn't that much - contrary to popular belief. Can do better, I feel.
Good food good service
I have been to Sahib Sindh Sultan many times t. It is a place with nice food, good ambiance and good service. The restaurant has been done up well with a classical British theme and "train bogey" being the star attraction.menu options are plenty The staff is courteous and well trained. Over all great experience
I had been on a Wednesday afternoon , booked my table in advance which was not needed ,
Service was Ok , food was not at all worth the price the chicken starter was not at all Hot and they brought the biryani before we finished roti/ curry, I won't go again to this place and neither recommend also
I had been on a Wednesday afternoon , booked my table in advance which was not needed ,
Service was Ok , food was not at all worth the price the chicken starter was not at all Hot and they brought the biryani before we finished roti/ curry, I won't go again to this place and neither recommend also
The place is a must visit for every foodie and couples. I had been there and what you will be amazed to see here was the lovely ambience. the train based theme. the cutlery, the courteus attitude of the staff, the waiters very also very helpful, even the manager came to us for the feedback. everything was damn good. Reservation is a must, as the place is usually very crowded. this place maybe a bit expensive but you wont regret spending your money here!!!
One of the finest places in Bangalore
It was a memorable experience, made so by d company I had but d food was really good too as my memory suggests. The staff is very courteous and helpful, service is prompt. The ambiance is nyc and classy. It is definitely one of the best places to have a dine out with friends and family...Cheers
Careless ignorant waiters, food not too bad.
I've always been a huge fan of BJN restaurants but unfortunately, it ends now. Here's why:
After the demise of the chairperson P.B.Nichani's demise, BJN successfully went to the dogs. Firstly, as you enter, you can tell there's something wrong with the waiters' behavior, they don't have a slightest clue to what they're doing. Nobody wants to take your order and they're always doing a bad job to a new degree. When they take your order, you don't get them all, they always missed something! The waiter attending to us didn't seem to care to replace the used plates when we used them for appetizers, it seemed like he wanted to serve the hell out of us and then get out of work soon.
The only positive aspec of the restaurant was the atmosphere.
OH and yes, we had to ask them couple times for them to bring us the complementary bread sticks, I'm not sure if they were forgetting or just didn't want to put it on the table, whatever that was, we were absolutely disappointed.
The food wasn't bad but I can tell it isn't living upto my old expectations.
The BJN management isn't trying hard at all.
Quite a TRIP
Had heard so much about this place over the last 2 years that i finally decided to go over. Was adviced that i better make a reservation and was i glad that i had done so. Found people waiting outside to get in.. and while that is not such an exciting thing going past people glaring at you - the reservation (literally) was inside a train. so unique you could almost want to do a long distance train journey once again. If only trains were still made like this.
The waiter was quite friendly and was happy to reccomend dishes and told us a bit about the history of the place and why it was called the Sahib Sindh Sultan.
The food was delicious and they have a variety of cuisines from the different states. Quite lives up to its promise of a culinary journey across India.
Friendly, happy and definitely will go back again.
The setting is good. It is in the Forum Mall. The interior is fancy with an entertainment factor. Food is just fine. The general attitude right from the booking desk is strange with a level of arrogance. Maybe it is deserving but not fine with me. I would rather go to an equivalent place that same similar or better food.
Spoil your day here.
Saheb Sindh Sultan at Forum mall (Koramangala) is surely the most pathetic restaurant that one can ever experience.
After a perfect evening on the Valentine's Day, me and my wife planned to end the evening on a high note and had been to this restaurant. They had been lately advertising about their Valentines Day theme party for couples; now if simply placing two cheap little golden paper hearts on the table means a theme to them, then that was surely a "valentine's day theme" party.
Now getting to more turn-offs -
Although the place boasts about its "fine dining" experience, they simply do not seem to understand the meaning of the term. A fine dining restaurant is supposedly a place where people go to treat their taste buds whilst also experiencing a decent service. This place is a disaster in both these aspects. The service was as if they were forced into obliging us and the food was such a mockery of culinary art. Trust me any road side outlet you pick up blindly would definitely serve a better tasting and nicer looking food than Saheb Sindh Sultan. Finally to top it all, when it was time to serve the deserts they simply told us that it was over.
Coming to the cost at Three Thousand and Eight Hundred Rupees (additional Fifty Rupees for the Pan) for a Valentines Day dinner of such awful kind and quality, its definitely a rip-off.
I really wonder how people have rated this place with 3 stars on the website. This place does not deserve even a single star rating.
Having heard a lot about this place, we went for lunch ( we were 5 in all) on New Year. We reached the restaurant around 12.15pm and went in to make a reservation for 1pm as it was quite early for lunch. The receptionist told us that all the tables were booked after 12.45pm so if we wanted a table we would have to move in then itself. We decided to do the same only to be led to a table of 4!! On being reminded that we were 5 and not 4, the waiter casually told us that they can accommodate the 5th person later if any reservation is cancelled and until then we would have to adjust with a table for 4. The shoddy service left us with no option but to walk off. They did not even make any effort to provide us with an alternate place.
I know it was a festive day and they were running chock-a-block but that should be no reason for compromising on service. If they did not have space, they should have cleared that at the very outset. We certainly don't belong to the cattle class to shove us around anywhere and everywhere. If the management does not look into these nitty-gritties, they might just have to start squatting flies soon!
A pleasant dining experience...
I visited this place so many times as I was put up in Kormangala and have to say this is one place you gotta visit over and over again. Good food+ amazing ambience + and well mannered waiters are the sure positives. Only thing of worry is Its always booked out during the evenings so you need to call up way ahead to book it in advance to reserve a seat. Overall it has always made me happy. The a la carte is good.
Great ambience, ok food
First and foremost, the location in Forum Mall made me skeptical as exotic sounding restaurants in fancy malls generally dish out mediocre fare at exorbitant rates. But seeing wifey's enthusiasm got the better of me and I decided to give it a try. Barring the prices, the food was good. You must understand, the food tastes wonderful as the raj-era setting and period attired waiters take you back to another time but the food on its own - good, not excellent.
The Good -
1. Tried out Kacche Gosht ki Biryani - was cautious abt ordering this as the mutton in biryanis in restaurants are hard and chewy, but this biryani made my day. Soft, succulent and well done chunks of lamb with bone were done just right and had optimum spices. (Wifey however found the biryani extra spicey). The Rice-spice and lamb cube layerings were correct - something hard to find in B'lore. I loved it and would give this a 4/5. If you go to SSS with a wife who eats less, 1 biryani portion is enough for 2 people. Else, the portions need to be a bit more generous.
2. Laal Maas - This was the 1st time I tasted this Rajasthani delicacy in South India, was not disappointed. And the boneless lamb cubes were soft and tender. However, I found red coloring in the gravy NOT because of the red chillies - something which I despise. In constitution, this was a fiery and thick gravy. This dish was really filing and didnt have the willingness for the 'Railway Mutton Curry' as suggested. Not recommended for the calorie conscious or delicate palate types, however. But tasty, nevertheless.
3. The ambience - Wonderful, but was not ushered into the 'carriage dining car'.
4. The friendly serving staff
The Not so good -
1. The price - Expensive, actually not worth the hype
2. Canning Street Lamb tikka (had a longer name which I dont remember exactly). The portions were again, optimum but the texture of the pounded lamb - chewy and tough. Required a fair bit of teeth gnashing to be able to down the stuff. Fortunately, washed it down with a glass of Lime soda but if were for the tikka only, I would not be coming back again. The dish consisted of 4 McD burger patty sized tikkas served with mint and pudina chutney. The chutney was wonderful. Wifey found this to be really filling and I was left to hog most of the biryani which followed.
3. The limited menu - expected a host of other Anglo-Indian staples which were surprisingly absent
4. Parking at Forum - Lucky if you can nab a spot
My overall verdict -
From a strictly 'food' point of view, it bordered around to authentic though not exactly signature. And dont forget, you require deep pockets for this place. Yes, they do serve drinks and have an extensive beverages menu. Suggested if you need to 'show-off' Bangalore's food options to visitors. Would be back for the Biryani and Lal-Maas but the starter options need to be re-worked. My wife and my rating - 3.5/5 (Worth a try)
Just about OK
Restaurants in a mall...Personally I dont prefer them. Even though you get parking relatively easier. Sahib, Sindh has been there for some time. Consistency is its virtue. Same food, same taste. Every time I go (for lack of options) with a thought that this time food will be really good, and every time its a disappointment. Go there, if you love traveling in 2nd Class Sleeper and the food that comes along with it. Quite cramped, you can hear all what somebody is saying on the next table, lacks privacy and definitely not fine dining. If you like seeing people dressed in Ticket Collector dress, hear the sound of train whistling, its a must go. If you like food and more importantly the taste, and a good private experience of eating with your family, do not buy the ticket of train that goes to SSS.
They made our day!
We went to SSS for lunch to celebrate our first anniversary. As it was a Monday afternoon, we didn't think of making a reservation and it wasn't a problem at all. Let me tell you guys..we had no idea SSS was a themed restaurant so you can say we found the ambiance was overwhelmingly beautiful! Since it wasn't crowded, we were seated inside the train. :)
After spending a good five minutes looking around, 'ooooh'ing and 'aaah'ing, we placed our order. Then arrived a complimentary bowl of breadsticks with dipping sauces to make sure we didn't remain hungry till our food was ready..how thoughtful! The breadsticks and the cheesy dip in particular were yummy and we finished all of it.
Our starter - Lady Canning's Reshmi Paneer Tikka- is among the best Paneer Tikkas I've had till date. Soft, succulent paneer with masala in between that melts in your mouth. If it weren't for the price, I'd rate it on par with Oye Amritsar's Paneer Tikka. The drink - Sahib Ka Panna - was different and appetizing, with a distinct pineapple flavour.
Our main course - Aloo Aur Vadi Ki Tehri- arrived next and I did not like the vadi bits in the rice, which are an acquired taste. That apart, the rice was decently cooked and flavoured right. We didn't order dessert, with the idea of getting a cake from Fatima bakery instead. When our meal was over, they gave us a feedback form to fill, which also asked for details such as name, email, date of birth, etc. We filled that.
What happened next was the biggest surprise I have ever received. The music changes to a happy-happy song and two waiters come marching to our table with a cake for us! Turns out they had read and noted our anniversary date from the feedback form. We were delighted, cut the cake on the spot (which was delicious, btw) and they offered to pack the rest of the huge cake for us. This surprise was really sweet on their part and even if it wasn't for that, I'll be visiting Sahib Sindh Sultan again for sure..their paneer tikka is great. :)
Don't try the buffet !!
This was not the first time I was going to SSS. I had been there in past and liked the food, though it had been some time now. We went there and were planning to order A la carte. Being a big group of 8-9 people, we were taking some time to decide, so the waiter came and suggested us the buffet. To begin with he said that everything would be unlimited including deserts (drinks excluded of course). We found the cost high (Rs 799 + taxes ~ Rs 900), but still we agreed as it would save us some hassle. However, as thing went, the guy started making issues out of small things. For e.g. soup wasn't included in buffet, but we can take soup in place of one of the starters. Main course was okay, but when we went for deserts, he said that only one desert is allowed (not unlimited), and that too Gulab Jamun is not allowed in that. We did not want to make a scene, so we agreed, but we were quite disappointed, as given the high cost of buffet such things really leave a bad taste in the mouth. I'll surely think twice before visiting again.
The Ordinary Sultan
After living so many years just next to this place I finally made it into Sahib Sindh only to find it not worthy of the 'best mughlai food ' tag a lot of people give this restaurant. The ambience is perfect, crowd brilliant, service top-notch but the food wasn't one bit in taste what it was on the menu. The starters are quite delectable but some of them pretty were ordinary stuff.
We ordered for the veg. tandoor platter, of which the seekh kebabs and paneer tikka were great but the rest was just drab.
The main course was 'THE' most ordinary mughlai food that you'd get in any restaurant and the portions miniscule.
I didn't try the non-vegetarian options which looked quite sexy on other peoples tables.
But if you are a veg person looking for some over the top naan-paneer experience, this isn't the place.
this place is off the hook but super expensive.you can only come here if your proposing a date for a wedding.. lol.. too costly. a bottle of mineral water was charged to be equal to a pint of beer at mrp! 180 buck for a bottle of water which you can buy yourself at 18 bucks outside?? this makes me not to come back to your restaurant.
Too much hoopla for Ambiance
Well first things first, on entering you feel ambiance is good but still nothing much to get excited about . The restaurant is much smaller than i expected but yes mirrors on both sided definitely do their bit in trying to make you feel otherwise.
i had reserved a table in advance so got the seat as soon as me and my wife arrived. We got our seats inside the train too :) . But i feel seats outside are better as inside we were feeling a bit suffocated may be because AC duct near our seat was not working. We ordered a non-veg starter, that tasted good and that set a kind of expectation for main course. But Main course proved out to be a big let down considering kind of price tags this restaurant has for the menu items.
I do not feel i will exaggerate when i say that even an average Punjabi dhaba in north serves better food than them. No offense, but that's a fact!!
Service was okay but nothing special. The only point is there was good attention paid to the dresses of waiters and doorman.
Value for money 2/5
So Overall 2/5
In nutshell, this place is a one time visit at its best.
The stars say it all!
Plush interiors. A good attempt at replicating a rich Mughal era.
Decent variety of meat on the menu.
We ordered some chicken and mutton dishes which were cooked very well in strong spices.
A little high on the price list but it's well deserved for the restaurant that it is.
It was 1 special day for my husband and me. we had just watched a movie. and very hungry. So thought of having lunch at forum mall. Little did i know that Sahib Sindh Sultan will make me happy with their awesome food and ambiance. They have very good service, which is fast. They provide some kind of bread sticks with chutneys/gravy as soon as we order, so that we dont get bored or stay hungry till they serve us the food. I think this concept is great. Price is high. It take at least 600/- for 2 people. They have service charge which we pay along with the bill. So better not to give any tips after paying the bill
Excellent food & courteous staff
Everytime someone says suggest a good restaurant - i end up saying BJN group esp Sahib Sindh Sultan.
The first time we went there was without a reservation and voila we were never made to wait and got a seat inside the coach :) First thing that catches the eye is the ambience. The menu has a wide spread of Veg & non veg items that looks & tastes yummm.. We have never seen a place where the staffs are this courteous,not even at the Leela and this is one of the reason that we prefer this place over many other.
Quality of food has always been at it's best and the servings are huge.This place ranks No1 in mine & my husband's list anyday than any other.There is no way that i can mark it anything than excellent.
Great service but okayish food
Checked in a bit late with a few friends. Ambiance is great and service is very hospitable, but food was decent at best. Ordered veg platter which was good, but both the dishes ordered for the main course were only so so.
With one starter, one round of drinks and relatively less amount of main course for 5 people, the total bill amount was 850 per head, which seemed a bit overpriced. But still would want to visit the place again to try some more options.
Food Taste- 3/5
Service - 4/5
Parking Options - 4/5
Ambience - 4/5
Wallet Factor - 3/5
One of the Best Restaurants have ever been to..
What could I tell abt this restaurant, looks like he has made everything perfect.
The food is simply delicious, amazing and great. Ambience is enjoyable for first
timers, service is great, choice of food is good, its expensive, but worth for the luxury.
I have also been to other BJN group of hotels but nothing to beat this... People just visit this restaurant once and you will agree with my review...:-)
Food Taste- 4.5/5
Cleanliness - 4.5/5
Customer Service - 4/5
Parking - 4/5
Location - 4.5/5
Ambience - 4.5/5
Price - 3.5/5
Choice of Food - 4/5
Total - 33.5
Overall %tage - 84%
Nice ambience, except they don't give you the nicer tables inside, but try and put you up in the regular tables, the food albeit is rather good if a tad over priced, but hey, how else are they supposed to profit, considering they are paying a fortune in renting the area in Forum. The service was temperamental at best. Nervertheless good food..Definitely worth a visit.
Relieve the old magic
Light instrumentals playing softly....silver utensils...very well behaved staff.....amazing menu...but quite expensive....and amazing food...
If you are going for that once in a lifetime date or a memorable dinner or lunch with loved ones, you should try this...
Especially the dessert was amazing...
I was in the 8th standard when i visited this place and trust me, this is what a theme restaurant should look and feel like. There is an artificial train that runs through the length of the restaurant to commemorate Sahib, Sindh and Sultan; the 3 first engines used in India under the British Raj.
As if the ambiance isn't spellbinding enough, the food had to be better. The kebabs are so well done, it makes me nostalgic just thinking about them. They are succulent yet well tandooried. The service is a little slow but they're sweet. Try to book a table inside the train. It'll add to the experience. If i remember correctly, this is a little pricey when compared to the other BJN joints and is only a la carte.
Kudos to BJN for doing a fine job yet again.
Great ambiance and tasty food
We went for a team luch here. I was taken away by the ambience esp the mirrors at both the ends give a continuity feel and of course the train theme too. Needless to say its VERY costly. I chose be a veg on that day esp. Panneer Tikka was very good, i liked other veg dishes and mocktail too. Service was excellent. If you don't mind spending little more at times, I would suggest to try here once. Great ambiance, tasty food and excellent service.
Absolutely Fantastic in Every Way
My friend and I went to this restaurant for dinner, following a wonderful movie at the mall's multiplex. We were greeted at the entrance by the doorman who politely asked us if we had reservations and though we meekly mumbled that we didn't, opened the door very courteously for us and waved us through. I have been here many times before and have always loved sitting in the "railway carriages" portion of the restaurant and so, friend in tow, I scurried hastily towards that section, hoping that as we were very early we would get a seat (read railway carriage) to ourselves. We were in luck as there were many empty seats and we found a nice comfortable carriage for ourselves. The waiter assigned to our table hastened over and before handing us the menus, enquired if we had made reservations. We replied that we hadn't and his smile faded a notch, only to be replaced by an even brighter one, as he helped us with our napkins and handed us the cumbersome menus. We happily began to leaf through them, only to be disturbed by the constant screeches issuing from two children in the neighbouring carriage. Twenty minutes later, in an absolute rage, thanks to the shrill screeches, the bellowing conversation from the parents and the general confusion at the neighbouring carriage and I spoke to the waiter and requested that we shift tables. He took one glance at the neigbouring carriage and willingly helped us move, to a place of peace and quiet - the last railway carriage in the row. There, recovering my patience, I began to leaf through the menu again and soon we were decided on our dinner. For starters, we ordered Japanese Quail and a Prawn Cocktail. For our main course we ordered an Apricot Kofta, Naan (Butter for me and plain for him) and a Paneer dish. While we waited for the starters to arrive, we crunched our way through the plate of breadsticks which the waiter brought to our table, along with some dipping sauces. The starters came fairly fast and I enjoyed the Prawn cocktail. I didn't like the Quail very much but that's because I had expected it to be more fancily presented. My friend enjoyed his share though. The main courses when they arrived tasted lovely and we particularly enjoyed the Apricot Kofta, something which I havent had before. The naans were just that - naans. The paneer was also done excellently. Main courses over, we asked for the menu and for dessert, decided to have the Indian sweet platter. This was a good choice and we thoroughly enjoyed the chef's selection of sweets. Then came the bill and while we waited for it, I looked around the restaurant. The ambience is lovely. One can easily imagine that one is in an old railway carriage looking out into the night. The luggage on the luggage racks, the bell which is rung at frequent intervals by a waiter, the frequent train announcements and the waiters period costumes all serve to give the feeling of being in a railway carriage. The service is absolutely fantastic. The food is amazing. The prices - well.. they are certainly high - but so what? This is a place which I will return to at least a few more times, before I get bored of it and is definitely one which I would always recommend to people.
Horrible waiters & pathetic service- D'NT GO THERE
I went there to celebrate little spinster party with my girl friends, ordered couple of drinks & starters. Drinks were good (that's like any BJN grp drink) starters were okay, main course specially Chicken biryani was pathetic to the core. We were about to finish our main course & probably would have ordered some desert but the sad waiter kept coming to our table ever 5 mins asking whether we want something & disturbing our conversations.. That was so freakingly annoying.. When we asked him to leave .. he said there are people waiting outside & he wants the table vacant.. WHT THE HELL!! We are not their bloody customers.. THT F******G incident ruined bloody everything.. THIS WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE ANY1 CAN GET FROM A HIGH CLASS PLACE LIKE THIS.. SO IF U WANT TO MAKE SOME1 SPECIAL.. PLS DON'T GO THERE... I WILL NEVER GO THIS PATHETIC PLACE NEITHER RECOMMEND ANY ONE...
Like an Indian Chotskis (Office Space)
You know when pick the restaurant amongst your friends or date, all you hope is that when you get there it'll be packed or at least have a decent enough crowd to validate your decision? Well if you never wanna have that awkward "last time I came here, I swear it was full" moment, go here!
The dressed up waiters, the train that blares off every 15 minutes (I really hope thats a recorded announcement), the crazy story on the menu reminded me of that scene from office space. In any case, I came here solo and was seated right away. Had the fish tikka and a Chicken masala dish...both were tasty.
I won't come here often cause its $$, but if I wanted a really nice place to wow visitors and residents alike, I'd do it here. They better be happy though.
Ok I updated my review cause the fish I ordered didn't exactly settle well. I guess thats my bad for ordering sea food so far away from the coast!
Guys, dun miss out on 3S's food. If u call-in before or walk-in on a wkday then u mite get lucky2sit inside d coach. Food is amazin but service mite be slow on wkends (jam packed days). Altho they hv a smal list of items but wotever they prepare, they make it awesome. Methi Chkn n Roti is my al-time fav.
Reservation at coach
On my visit to Bangalore recently, went to Forum mall and was delighted to find this restaurant called Sahib Sindh Sultan done up like a train. The kids had a good time too though they didnt have the traditional fight-for-the-window seat. The food was yummy and worth the lil wait for the table. But like all trains, i was cheerfully advised by the waiter - its always better to have a reservation than try your luck RAC. All in all - friendly waiters, good food and a very different setting. Enjoyed it.
My comfort zone!!
saheb Sindh Sultan.. a place thts synonymous with mouth watering indian fare served in royal style by turbaned waiters in a train within the restaurant!!
well.. its been a long time since it opened and started creating waves amongst the food lovers.. but its charm still works on me..
Evry othr week I find myself hand in hand with my fiance walking into the comforting zone of the familiar but still great sss as I call it!!
The Chicken biriyani is one of the best that I've had and I've spent countless nights gorging on their amazing food...
The chicken starters and the ma ki daal is worth every ceny spent on it... as is the kamal kakdi veg dish.. Okie.. I admit .. it sthe only veg thingie I try apart form the ma ki daal.. n its amazing.. nvr thot kamal kakdi cud be soo yummy!!
And of course you have to try out the litchi ki tehri tht they serve... my dear fellow burpers... frgt counting the calories and just dig into this sumptuous dessert for a walk in heaven... another comfort food for me!!!
have visited this place n number of times and I am sure will continue doing so...
Worth trying if you still havent!!
Best in terrible service!
After a couple of failed attempts to book a table (as it was always full), my friends and I decided to land there one day, have a few drinks at Firangi Pani while we wait for our table. When we reached there, the stewardess told us that our table would be ready in about 30 - 45 mins and she was more than happy that we were going to Firangi Pani rather than whiling time away at Forum.
After a 45 min wait, I asked her the status of our table and she said it would be ready in 5 mins. We waited for another 15 and no table! This was also the time when I realised that she had given the table to couple of people who had come after me on her list. When I questioned her regarding this, she mentioned that they were "Walk-in" customers. Little did I realise that I had come by a chopper! I lost my temper and told all the people waiting there that if she made me wait for an hr, they could forget getting a table that day. This is when I was immediately offered a table.
The food is good but not outstanding. The service is so bad that you actually dont enjoy the food or the ambience. My recommendation - never go to this place to have a good time!
why are they so snobbish
i have been to the SSS in bangalore and hyd - and many other BJN group hotels - and have to say the only thing i have found in common is their snobbery!
their food used to be very good - when i first had it in Hyd about 2 years bk. I have to say that they now have become unpredictable. in the bangalore restaurant, i have had a good experinec once and an average one the next time. and this is just about the food.
their service and their attitude always sucks! why i still go there - is location.
summary - unpredictably good north indian food, high prices, very snobby staff.
I booked a table for twelve people for some of my dignified guests out of which one family came half an hour late due to traffic jam. Hotel people didn't want to wait for them inspite of requesting them but failed as we didn't allow so they showed discourtesy while serving food and cutlery. After clearing the bill we made a complaint about it at the reception and to our surprise those people also misbehaved a lot. After that experience my son sent an e-mail to BJN group but they didn't bother to reply and we didn't visit it after that experience and recommend to someone also.
too much hype
Just a little disappointed about how the BJN group quality is moving bad to worse and it sure misses the late Mr. Nichani. I'm a great fan of BJN but i was Just not happy with the Taste of food and the gravy which was just rich by calories with no great distinct flavor.The lamb biryani is the saving grace and rest is below average. Always crowded and is too expensive for an average experience.
For the train lover
Food is good although not the best.
Waiters courteous yet uninterested.
Ambience is different and relaxed. An effort has been made to create the old world charm - complete with lanters, train, platform, the guard whistles, train-bell etc
Make an advance booking. Bookings are tough to get.
Price is on higher side.
At the end of the day, you wonder, was it worth the effort, money and time. Maybe a one-time go.
It went from Good to Bad. And now, UGLY.
Sahib Sindh Sultan used to be good some ~4years ago and now it has gone HORRIBLE. I used to be a regular at the restaurant back then. Of late, my visits have become less and less frequent.
In my last but one visit (~1.5 months ago), I decided to do to takeout for some 8 friends' dinner at home - EVERYONE hated the food (including me). The half done and raw kebabs to the sour (perhaps rotten) curries made me sick to my stomach. It was a disaster.
I gave Sahib Sindh Sultan another try, and visited some 2 weeks ago - the food was equally bad. Nobody could eat - the food tasted horrible and eating it would only mean spending more for doctor's visit. The waiters asked us if we wanted all the food packed and EVERY SINGLE ONE of us refused outright! We paid our bill and walked out to grab a bite at the Transit in Forum.
We did give our feedback at the main reception of Sahib Sindh Sultan - but really, "who cares anyway!" is the attitude.
Of late, to me all the BJN joints have gone down the drain BADLY. I am definitely avoiding BJN.
How food can spoil the ambience
Went there on a whim. Got seated in the train... Had heard lots of good things. Initial experience was acceptable. Once the waiting and serving staff took over, it was all downhill...
We asked for bottled water, they served regular water. Then another guy came with bottled water. Cutlery was all over the place, mismatched and handled haphazardly - not expected in a place this expensive.
The lamb trotter soup was ok. Tne paneer and veg kebab was at room temperature. The rotis i ordered were expensive, cold and tough and the lamb kofta was swimming in oil...
Paneer burji was excellent - that was the saving grace...
The ambiance remains interesting for the first time visitor, but the quality of food and service needs to meet the price level
Left with a feeling of "ehhhh.. big deal"
I've been to SSS both in Hyderabad and in Bangalore, and the one in Hyderabad is much better than the one in Bangalore.
I went to SSS Bangalore with a lot of expectations - the food at SSS Hyd had been excellent, and I was looking forward to an equally good meal in Bangalore.
Unfortunately, I was let down. On 2 occasions. Both times, the bar service was poor, with several drinks missing, the waiters unaware of drinks on the menu, and slow drinks service.
The food on both instances was average. Definitely nowhere near as good as SSS Hyd. The appetizers were tasteless, especially the paneer. The main course wasn't hot, and wasn't spicy at all, even though we asked for spicy dishes. The dals were average at both times, and the chicken entrees were plain. The rotis were cold, and sometimes rubbery. Their biryani was better than the rest, so it saved them from getting a "Awful" rating.
I visited this place a second time to make sure that the first wasn't simply an "off day" for them. But it was pretty much the same.
Not worth the hype surrounding the place or the prices, for that matter.
The service was quite slow, and we began to feel sleepy waiting for the appetizers!
Its not worth the effort
The only attraction to go to Sahib sindh sultan is just that the train decor and nothing much. I realised this last weekend when we wanted to take our parents for their Anniversary celebration.
Not only did I realise that it was a huge mistake to zero down on SSS but also a waste of effort getting all the way there.
We made reservation for two tables inside the train and specifically told the hostess that we were celebrating my parent's anniversary.
She told us to reach there sharp at 8.00 pm since they cant hold the table longer than 5 minutes.
So we made our way from Old HAL Airport to Forum Mall beating Saturday evening traffic, only to see a full parking sign outside Forum Mall. We had to park 2 blocks away at Sunshine Parking area and as we walked back to the Mall, we saw the Parking was available now! We cursed our luck but ignored it as we were looking forward to a pleasant evening.
However, we were disappointed as we learnt that the hostess had not booked our tables inside the train and made us sit on the regular 'platform' area. The hostess tried explaining and said that she will see if we can sit inside later.
Even after 10 min when some guests did leave the 'Train' area, she did not accommodate us inside saying that the bookings are full.
This infuriated us since we too had made a booking to be seated inside. She was not helpful in getting us tables inside and expected us to wait for 30 minutes vbefore giving us tables inside the train.
Rather than spoil our moods any further we sat down to have our meals. The service was slow and not much attention was given to things like serving water or clearing plates quickly as the place got more and more crowded.
The hostess did try making up for her blunder by serving us a complimentary cake for the occasion, but in the end it was too little too late.
The whole excitement of enjoying dinner while being seated inside the train had died down and to top it we didnt even get parking space inside the Mall.
Really we felt its not worth the effort in going all the way to Sahib Sindh Sultan, the attraction of the train has worn out and menu seems dated. The novelty of the place is no longer an incentive to go there when one has to battle around for parking and proper table.
Adios SSS. That was our last visit. There are many better places for fine dining which are less crowded and with better service.
Not worth the price..
I had heard a lot about this restaurant from my friends because of its concept but, saved it to visit it on a special ocassion. We went for it for our anniversary dinner. The interior is very good as its in form of train on a platform. We had reserved in train :) The interiors are beautiful and very good concept.
The food is just okay. We had ordered kababs which were good but, gole ke kababs curry was not upto the mark. I loved the kufli there. There is paan vala too.
Price is a little on the high end but, its for the place u pay not for the food.
Good as ever
Have been taking guests to this place for many yrs now and the decor always awes them so much that food is practically forgotten.
Our experience has been mixed... sometime food is superlative and sometimes a bit disappointing. After repeated visits we realised that all the disappointing experiences were over the weekend. The standards fall a bit with so much rush.
So now we go there only on weekdays, and come back happy & satisfied.
Wish they'd make some changes in menu or have a weekly/monthly addition. There's nothing new to try any more after so many visits.
It would bring us back more often. The palce certainly is feather in cap for BJN group
Race Back In Time
I really love what they have done with this place regarding the décor it sets a mood and almost makes me forget how cramped the place actually is. But as usual the good food and service makes me consider this place another feather in BJN cap and I try and go there whenever I can get a reservation (which is not very often)
Great food, great service
I have been to this place several times before and always had a good time. But this time it turned out to be truly memorable.
It was a Saturday so when I called them at 12:30 pm to check for tables, I was expecting to hear no, but to my surprise they said we can come by 1pm. The person at the reception showed us in and seated us promptly. The waiter came up and served water. He greeted us with a smile. My 3 year old daughter is very fond of this place for the she loves the breadsticks with the cheese dips that comes in the beginning. So when the waiter told us they were out of breadsticks, and served roasted papad instead, she got disappointed. The waiter (named Jena) noticed it, and went in, got hold of a few breadsticks they had, asked the chef to make a cheese dip and got it for us. And all this even without having pestered them for it.
We had the kakori kabab (one of the best you get in Bangalore) and paneer tikka that comes with cheese an dmashed potato sandwiched between paneer slices. As expected both were excellent. For the main course we ordered the chicken with a spring onion gravy (the name escapes me right now), and it was great. We had a roti each and ordered for the dum biryani (lamb). I had the chicken biryani here on earlier visits (chicken biryani here is not a dum biryani, but just chicken with gravy mixed with rice). I must say the dum biryani was superb. Most places the meat in a lamb biryani is very chewey and not very easy to gukp down, but here it was soft and tender. Perhaps one of the best biryani I ever had.
The service was incredible and never did anyone, the waiter, the captain or anyone else seem rude. Its a great place to for kids too as they enjoy the decor of the train compartment. It has become a hit with my daughter.
Poor compared to its Hyderabad branch
Having been to SSS in Hyderabad, I had high expectations of this one; I was let down with a resounding thump.
The quality of the food was poor to middling. Nothing to write home about. The paneer tikkas which were mouth-watering in Hyd's SSS, were hard, tasteless and cold here.
The lamb entree was good, and that was the highlight of the evening. The rotis were cold and rubbery, and the vegetarian entree (seemed to pass off as cauliflower) was, to put it kindly, rubbish.
The restaurant was plunged in darkness for several minutes - power cut? short circuit? Either way, the incident just worsened my experience.
The lighting was terrible. We had to squint and strain to read the menus. I finally had to pull out a pocket torch to read the menu.
The service was nothing great. The waiters were ignorant or ill-informed of the menu's contents, and the captains/head waiters were uncaring. At least they didn't spit in our food - let's be thankful for that.
Overall, a disappointing experience.
GREAT THEME AND BIRYANI
Went to this great place with a couple of friends. First of all the theme took me by suprise, a British Ruled India platform, the train cabinet was amazing, the details, the sliverware, the outfits of the captain simply fitted.
The food ofcourse was great. The Kababs were very filling. The biryani was no doubt the best i've ever tasted don't know if Samarkand beats this.Very rich and very tasty.
The expensive part was the cost of the mineral water, Rs.75/-.
Service was not very satisfactory.
All in all a very great place for good food.
Don't go there.
So I was pretty disappointed with Sahib Sindh Sultan yesterday.
1. We arrived at exactly 8:50 pm for our 9pm reservation. Table was not ready. Despite the threat from the restaurant that they won't be able to hold our table for more than 10 minutes beyond the reservation time.
2. We waited till 9:25 to get our table. I asked to see the manager
when we were seated to complain, but he/she didn't turn up.
3. Attitude of the staff was, basically, go elsewhere if you don't
like the situation. So that's what I'll do.
This is not the first time this has happened to us. We patronize them
regularly, and never has our table been ready on arrival except when
we went there early in the evening (around 7:30).
I'll never recommend the place to my friends or colleagues. Nor will I take my guests there anymore.
There are better options in Koramangala. Try Umerkot for same or better quality food. Also try the new Indian place under La Terrazza, opposite G.K. Vale in Koramangala (forgot what it's called).
Great ambience, above average food
Enough has been said about the decor on these posts. I agree, the interior is spectacular. My experience with the service echoes the thoughts of earlier reviews. We arrived for lunch at 12:45, and the place was maybe 30% full. Even so, the waiter managed to get our order mixed up with another table, and actually served me someone else's chicken kababs, which, a couple of minutes later were whisked away from under my nose. Reminded me of Manuel in Fawlty Towers. Later on, when we were trying to leave, with the restaurant now full, it took quite a while before we could settle the bill and make our exit.
The food was good. Not great, just good. We had a mince meat on bread appetizer and kakori kebabs (I've had better.. these were a little too oily). While the alu gobi and daal were pretty run of the mill, the Railway mutton curry was the only dish that stood out. Again, it fell short of perfect, with slightly underdone potatoes.
I've heard a colleague rave about the Ataa Chicken and the Biriyani, so I do plan to go back.
Exclusive, not anymore
You book a table for 10 at 8PM. You arrive at 8PM sharp. Your rest of the guests come in by 8:30PM. In the meantime, you have started having soups and starters. While youre sipping on your soup, the captain comes to check the status of the rest of the guests. You inform him that theyre in traffic and would be here any minute. Then follows another steward, questioning the same. Then comes a manager and checks with you if youd be able to leave the table by 9PM?
Your guests arrive at 8:30PM and you share that since this place is too much in demand, they better skip the starting courses and move directly to the main course. Theyre apologetic that they were held up due to a long queue in the parking lot of the mall.
Then begins the ordeal. Right from the captain to the steward to the waiter, all give you a cold shoulder response.
NOW, Ive been a regular to Sahib Sindh Sultan from the time it opened in The Forum. But the last two visits have had me changing my opinion about the place. The restaurant has forced me to rethink my priorities, whether its good food that I go there for OR bad service, so much so that a slight delay in arrival of guests can have their entire crew blaming you to the core and rest assured of bad service till the moment you leave that place.
On our way out, we ask for the complaint book to register a feedback and the crew blames it back on us that because youve kept the table for long, all this took place.
What the gentleman (not the owner but an employee without brains) didnt understand or bother to think was that if hed been able to cycle the table once more, if wed left the table on time, hed at most have billed another INR 1000.00. If hed been polite, I could have left him a TIP of the said amount and all would have been happy. But, on the contrary, hes lost not just me as a customer, but every single of that family that used to visit us and visited the restaurant.
The exclusivity of the place, that a new person lands in Bangalore and wants to know about this place called "Sahib Sindh Sultan" suggests to me that a brand is marketed well. But the treatment meted out by the restauranteer and his team gives me a feeling that the brand has risen beyond what the people behind the BJN Group can hold. Its not worth it.
Id like to state here that this behaviour is totally unacceptable from a operator in the "hospitality" industry. The two hotel groups native to the city, the BJN Group as well as the Baljee group, have failed very badly on these counts and am simply surprised that folks are still patronizing them.
Great punjabi food, terrific ambience
You need to make reservations FAR in advance. Sometimes as much as a week in advance or be willing to wait. The ambience is great -- train like bogeys and the food is excellent too. Gets awfully busy on Friday and Saturday nights so eat at your own peril. Try a "Lemonade" with a hint of Sandalwood in the drinks (non-alcoholic), the paneer and veggie sheek-kababs were excellent too.
A journey back in time
Have always loved the theme restaurants that BJN group brings, but walking into Sahib Sindh Sultan was amazing
The decor is amazing and is definitely one of my favorite fine dining places. The entire restaurant is done on a railway theme dating back to the 18th or the early 19th century when royals used to travel in style. There is a rail coach in which they have seating options.
The place is definitely pricey, but then again dont we pay more for fine dining experience
The staff are nice and attentive
I have had the thandai and sultan sherbat and both were great
The kababs are out of the world and the rest of the spread is good
Didn't give a "Perfect TEN", just in case I find something better than "Sahib Sindh Sultan" in Bangalore.
You may need to book a table a day in advance. But it's worth it. Everything is so good about this restaurant. Biryani lovers may find this place to their liking. The best "Ghost Biryani" in Bangalore.