4 Reviews / 4 Ratings
Written 3 days ago
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Aahar is an extremely welcome addition to the the city. Though located at a prime spot parking poses no problem as this has been amply (and thoughtfully) provided . Apart from courteous service at the premises what appeals to me is the way in which home delivery is handled. On quite a few occasions I have ordered dishes with a request to slightly modify things to suit my palate. The chef has taken the trouble of listening to me patiently and giving me valuable suggestions when I have been undecided or lost. I once asked for Babycorn pepper fry without whole pepper pieces and "milijuli sabzi" without garlic both of which were adhered to. This way I have the best of both worlds.....excellent food served to me on a lazy day without my having to leave the comfort of my home. Home delivery is done very promptly which is a boon.
Value for money
Visited this place a few weeks ago with my family. To begin with, Aahar surpised me with its huge parking space. The ambience inside the restaurant wowwed me. The seating arrangements are good and there's lotsa space to move around unlike the other restaurants. The wash room is spacious and clean. Such a relief. Finally the food: The captain recommended podi idli which was spicy and delicious. I didnt want to try the run of the mill stuff and went for the Chilly Mushroom & Peshawri Naan with Paneer Tikka Lababdar. My son went for stuffed kulcha and Paneer Pasanth while my daughter and hubby settled for Paruppu urandai kuzambu combo. As we waited for the food to be served we saw lotsa ever smiling NE faces and wondered about the changing face of conservative Chennai. The carrot halwa is worth dying for while my son totally surrendered to hot jamuns. There is something about Aahar which sets u at peace and makes u want to visit more often: Is it the ambience, the tasty food, the friendly smiles or is it the price???????
We went there wanting to try out a new place that serves vegetarian food and was very disappointed. We started with Masala Papad. It was extremely spicy and almost brought tears to my eyes. To quench the fire brought on by the soggy spicy papad we ordered buttermilk. We should have been warned by the light greenish colour of the buttermilk. They had ground green chillies into the buttermilk, maybe to mask the extreme sourness and staleness of the buttermilk itself. (They later removed it from the bill) Next came sambar idli which was an average piece of dense idli in a extremely forgettable sambar. My dining companions ordered a plate of idli and mysore masala dosa. Bot were well below average, I have eaten better in the street stalls lining mylapore. Trying to deflect from the array of bad food I ordered phulkas and Bhindi. The Bhindi do pyaza was the only saving grace. The phulkas were dry and looked like they had been made much earlier. An extremely disappointing experience with below average service.
Can try for the affordable prices
We had an arabic naan,paneer pepper masala ,veg dum biriyani and a mysore masala dosa.The arabic naan was one of a kind dish.It had some masala spread on top of the naan.it was soft and tasted good too.The paneer pepper masala was good too with no overpowering masalas.The veg dum biriyani had a very nice aroma and tasted good too.I liked the mysore masala dosa over here.The chutney and the masala was excellent,sambhar could have been better.the service was quick and the place looks clean.i would definitely visit this place for the great prices they charge.the bill for two came around Rs300.Worth visiting.