13 Reviews / 13 Ratings
Definitely worth repeat visits
Sofraah is really one place that totally took us by surprise. The food was DELICIOUS and service was commendable. We ordered mojitos and they were very well made. I would love to go back here not just because of its close proximity to my place but because of Sofraah's tasty menu and exemplary service. Our waiters were very attentive and courteous. It was truly a delight to eat at Sofraah. An added plus is that it has a pastry store right underneath that has divine chocolates as well...very true to its name 'Divina'.
Decent joint for Frontier cuisine
After experiencing Tangra last month, I wanted to try out their North Western/Frontier cuisine at Sofraah. I would say Sofraah did not disappoint me although it was high on pricing. I ordered Lahori Lal (Chicken tikka) ; Pomfret Tandoori (Sigri) ; Lal maas ;Chicken dum biryani and Dal Makhani. The Lahori lal tasted great with succulent pieces of chicken and the Pomfret was surprisingly fresh. Lal maas, the signature dish of Rajasthan, tasted great although it was very spicy. The Biryani was a bit of a disappointment though. Dal Makhni was highly recommended and it lived up to expectation. The service was super quick on a Sunday afternoon although the place was almost running full. I loved Sofraah and would love to visit this place again to try out other dishes like Sikandri Raan etc, which I missed out.
Good things come at a price
We visited this place for an office treat. The Ambiance is good, the staff are courteous and food was very good. Both veg and Non veg food options were both extensive and very tasty. The restaurant is a little pricey indeed, but we found the food quality and taste just fitting its price.
This restaurant came to my notice some days back wen i was out with a friend.. I from that day wanted to try here.. I had been her with my family last night and this really didn't disappoint me.. the food was really good n so were the mocktalis.. . The one which i tried was "BLUE SKIES".The "Phuket Biryani " ( I am talking about the vegetarian menu here) was the new thing i tried here and it was pretty good.. and so was the ambiance. We were totally sweating as der was no A/c and this was the only inconvenience caused... and that's reason for me rating it as a 4 star.. but WORTH A TRY... I liked it n i wish to visit here again... :) [Hope the A/c is repaired by then] :D
Sofraah So Good
After reading some of the reviews on Burrp I was skeptical about this restaurant. DH however is very fond of Mughlai cuisine and talked me into dining here. To my pleasant surprise the food was great. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly and flavored with the right amount of seasoning. Maybe we got lucky :) We tried the Sultana roll (stuffed with corn and methi), Baatti ka paneer and Lahori lal chicken kababs. The paneer was soft and fresh and the chicken kababs were extremely tender. Among the entrees the highlight was the Jeera rice and the Dal makhni. The rice was very fragrant and the dal was the perfect companion. The Paneer kadhai was pretty good too. Now to the other aspects - Drinks - I tried an Iced tea which was sickeningly sweet. Wouldn't recommend it. Ambience - decent though cleanliness was an issue. The waiter simply readjusted the same tablecloth used for the party before us. It still had food stains on it ! We asked for it to be changed of course and he obliged. Location - good. Parking available most of the time. Service was very quick. Prices imo were very reasonable. I will certainly try it again.
Disappointing end to a friday dinner.
Went there with decent expectations.Idea was to have a hearty indian meal after a long time.
The orders are as below:
a) Some chicken shorba with dhania etc . - Definitely reheated and served.tasted average.
b)Mix Non Veg Platter - This is supposed to have chicken/mutton/seafood.
It is a reasonably sized platter with and overwhelming majority of chicken pieces.When queried about the absence of sea food ,was pointed to a couple of pieces of tandoori fish.
The fish smelled bad ,definitely not very fresh.
The chicken kababs were huge in size and not very soft and succulent.Not the standard you expect from a fine dining place specializing in north west frontier cousine.They have way to go before they can even come close to a place like Samarkhand in terms if taste and finesse in creating melt in louth kababs.
c)Gajar Ka halwa - Again the less said the better.
At a dinner for two for 1200 w/o drinks ,this place doesnt at all make the cut for even a decent restaurant.Lots of improvemnt is required.
Good North Indian Food
I have been to Sofraah a couple of times now. The ambience and decor is pretty decent and yes they can do much better in terms of cleanliness (linen was spotted on one occasion). Having said that I must say their food as been excellent each time I have visited. Special mention of their Dal Makhani - truly rich & creamy as it should be.
Though the table was given on time, the table and surrounding areas was very dirty, on asking them to change the table they were like " all are reserved" though we could see few tables empty. We preferred to leave and informed the manager, but he dint seem to care, I would not prefer going again
We visited this restaurant for dinner, last Saturday, 16/4/2011. The ambiance of this restaurant is good but it is not matched by the quality of food served. The tandoori prawns tasted good but the chicken and mutton starters were pretty ordinary. The vegetarian starter (gobi + broccoli) was also tasting good. The main course on both vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasted pretty ordinary while the major disappointment was the mutton biryani. The drinks are priced high in relation to the service standards.
We went to Sofraah on Sunday night. The place was packed, but we managed to get a place without a reservation.
Service and decor is excellent, but food is nothing great to shout about. When I wanted to order beer, they told me that they serve only pints and not the regular 750ml bottle. Guess they try to make more money off this. Ordered a chicken tikka and a veg starter. The chicken was not tender, though the taste was good. For the main course too, the chicken wasn't tender. Compared to the non-veg, the veg food was better.
Dessert menu too is quite minimal. In short, there are better places to visit for the same damage to your wallet.
nice place to chill
we visited for the first time and had a good time with our entire family.The mutton shorba were perfectly spiced and the starters were well done and soft especially very juicy and well marinated. The mutton biryani is really one thing that should not be missed out on.
Perfect for a sunday afternoon beer and biryani chillout time and of course some starters to go with.
Overall a nice experience
Great for a start up!
There are great restaurants in Bangalore and well established names at that. It is nice to have a fine dining restaurant in Jayanagar like Sofraah and Tangra that can make it to the favourite list. We belong to the carnivora family and we enjoyed every thing served to us.
We loved the mutton dum biriyani, the kebabs were great, especially the bar-be-que ribs. We have been there four times since the last 15 days and we think it is going to be a best place to hang out with family and friends.
The bar on the third floor- which is an extension of Sofraah is a must visit. They have a giant screen playing some cool rock concerts. Can improve their service- all in all they are here to stay in Jayanagar.
Bad food and service at high price
We had visited Tangra - a Chinese restuarant by the same group the previous week and had a great experience, so we decided to try their other restaurant Sofraah and we were let down big time!!
We started with a Margarita which was too sweet, the tamatar shorba was too bland. We ordered a boneless tandoor chicken (forgot the name) but we were served a burnt chicken with bones after a 25 minutes wait. We ordered Panner Makhni with butter rotis but what we got was plain rotis. The Panner Makhni was too sweet and without a taste of spices. Also the Dum Biryani we ordered had no Dum - it was like masala rice. All this cost us 1200 bucks and we came back disappointed !!! Avoid !!!