5 Reviews / 7 Ratings
Good place. Certainly going to frequent more.
Not being a fan of HKV crowd/parking hassles, I usually steer clear of it. Went here some time back and had a great experience. The food was good and the ambience even better. Thumbs up to the fish and chips. Good portions.
Just bothersome when places like these keep turning up the volume though. Could barely converse.
Going to go back. Very soon.
4 over 5
My favourite watering hole in HKV, and here's why:
- Great outdoor area (even though it doesn't face the reservoir). The set-up feels relaxed without being complacent, the seating offers various options - sofas, high chairs, and counter seating, the lighting is right, etc.
- They have happy hours nearly all the time, and hence are great VFM
- The music is decent (even though they have a weird understanding of reggae - they seem to think that all "Bob"'s from Marley to Dylan did reggae music!)
- The service is polite and attentive without being overbearing
I've tried a bunch of other bars in HKV, and always found something that turned me off - temporary "licence issues", not serving alcohol in the outdoor area, terrible music, good music but getting mixed up with the music from the bar-next-door, terrible service, uncomfortable seating, wrong pricing, etc. Raasta doesn't blow my mind on any account, but the fact that it doesn't screw up anywhere, and does above average on most counts consistently is enough to make it my HKV favourite now.
Good place, crappy DJ!
We went there on a Tuesday night (which happens to be karaoke night) to celebrate a friends birthday... the place is really neat. Its spacious and has a Caribbean feel to it! Loved the way theyve put up posters of Marley and Morrison!! While I dint eat much, the mezze platter was nice... and the server would be there with your drink within a few minutes of ordering it (something hard to find these days)!!! I have recently shifted base from bbay to delhi, and this place definitely tops my list for the food, drinks and ambience...
However, I was quite annoyed with the attitude of the DJ (I think his name was Karan or Arjun, cant remember)... We were a large bunch celebrating and kept requesting him to play a few songs... but this guy just wouldnt accept any of our requests!! And that too through the night - apparently he had requests back to back. What really pissed us off was that although this DJ wouldnt accept a request from any of us, there were a group of foreigners who were singing away for 3 hours straight until the end of the night (he even played 2 extra tracks at the end of the night just for them)...
I guess one needs to put up one of those call centre accents just to get a song played by this DJ!! Would've given the 4th *, had it not been for the DJ!
Cool Pub with good music
My Friend from the US had arrived and we took him to this place on a Wednesday night. It's just below Amour cafe.
I wasnt expecting much from this place but I was surprised, indeed. The place was quite spacious. DJs from Russia were playing that night (no commercial music, though). We had LIITs and beers. The gud thing was that the Happy hours were here till about 10 pm.
Overall, a gud place to chill and hang out with your friends..