54 Reviews / 56 Ratings
Ohris does not live up to their Reputation.
Restaurant critics are supposed to be impartial, but I can’t help feeling some proprietary interest in Nautanki Gali (Ohri's) not a financial interest, except insofar as a profitable Ohris is good for the Hi-Tech city’s budget, which, in a fractions-of-pennies way, is good for many as a grumpy taxpayer around that area. Nautanki Gali (Ohri's) belongs to Hi-Tech city and sits inside the most beautiful Cyber Perl.
My childhood friends and I had planned to catch up over a quick bite at this pathetic place attached just next door called – Loop (Ohris). What could I do? As a hardcore foodie, how could I turn down the allure of a restaurant that specialized in yummy food? My buddies and I watched with eyes agape as we say we sat at Loop (Ohris) for 2 hours waiting for 1 Sandwich and 1 American Chop-suey to arrive at our table. We felt like we were counting down the days until we could munch on our 1st Wrong order, which arrived as a Burger in place of a Sandwich. Little did we know, we would end up longing for the Salty and yuckiest American Chop-suey, which I would certify as the crappiest taste ever!!!
We waited for 45 mins hoping for our 2nd Order to arrive; when we finally realized that it would never arrive; we asked the waiter to get us our cheque and to cancel the American Chop-suey. I was surprised when the waiter, just got me the bill without any sense of concern, to check as to why I wish to cancel the order. I knew the team at that restaurant were least interested hospitality. I called for the manager and stated my issue; owing to which he responded – “our kitchen is very busy and hence your order will take its course of time and could get further delayed”.
When I mentioned to him on my blogs for being a Food critics; he immediately offered to have my order packed and given as a complementary. I paid for what we ate and walked out with my parcel of complementary food (American Chop-suey), which was the worst decision I made.
It took me a long drive to get home and in due course I kind off, got over the entire incidence. I reached home to taste the Chop-suey, which I offered to share it with my brother and both of us had a disgusting expression at the very first morsel. Ohris chef made the worst, extremely Salty and the yuckiest American Chop-suey I have every tasted. It tasted sour, extremely salty with a pungent taste of over-killing garlic.
I also want to point out that this eatery was tried several times by many critics. As if a Triple Crown of failure, we tested before/during/after the lunch rush and had excessive wait times and lackluster food on every visit. For the amount of staff on duty, and the length of time the business has been open, I expected a far, far, FAR better meal to be delivered in a timely fashion, may be with a little hospitality.
One of the Best Places Earlier Which is not Anymor
I was a great lover of this place when it started in Hitech city. Being close to the software hub , it was the most wanted place for our team luncheons. I have almost visited it 8 times till 2012 Dec... Later in 2013 June after a gap of 6 months I went to this place. The prices increased but still dropped in assuming the taste of the food too might have improved or atleast would have been the same. But to my surprise the place does not serve tasty food anymore. Apart from a couple of starters, rest of the dishes put me down. Assuming it was one of their bad days, I again dropped in to the place in December and found it to be the same and that was my last visit ...Feel bad that such a brand like Ohri's has failed to maintain their taste.
Great Decor but Average Food
Nautanki Gali is located in Hitech City and is usually thronged by office workers on weekdays and by Madhapur-Kondapur residents on weekends. I have been to this place few times now and it is always very busy. Infact, too busy to my liking. The USP of this restaurant is its theme. The interiors are very innovative and done very well. The entire restaurant is themed around a semi-urban/rural setting.
The food is buffet only and offers both veg and non-veg selections. However, food is this restaurant's Achilles heel. Though there is a lot of variety, everything tastes very average. Food looks delightful and presented well, but fails on the taste quotient. It seems that the restaurant has fallen into the mass-production trap which plagues caterers during marriages.
This place is a once try place at best. Go there if spending quality time is your first priority and filling stomach second (and enjoying good food third).
Nice Place to Dine
I went to Nataunki Gali with some friends for a dinner buffet and was absolutely blown away by the ambience which is simply great. The buffet had a good variety of dishes and the taste was very good. The starters were served on the table .The service was attentive .I liked the food, the ambience, the service . So over all it was a nice Experience .I would recommend it if you are planning to spend quality time with friends .. Cheers !!!
This is the second time when I visited the restaurant on 18-Aug-2013 [420 rs. per head] and again I had the bad experience [VEG] -
- One of the Chat item was already over by 9:00 PM itself
- Starters were NOT hot and most of the varieties were made up of cauliflower
- Palak Paneer was worst
- Plates were not clean, most of the times plates were missing to take the main course and lot of noise
One suggestion - If any restaurant is running short with single or multiple items then they should either reduce the buffet price or arrange another item.
I have experienced this stuff in Ohri's Nautanki Gali as such I have raised this issue and requested [Mr. Tapas Mahanti and Jahangir Ali] for discount but they simply said NO. Even they didn't feel sorry.. Just said It's OK.. Chalta hai...
Be a pat of the nautanki
It's a lovely place with great ambiance and food. I went with my friends on a weekend. The manger made us wait for 15 minutes before letting us inside the dinning area. Meanwhile, we enjoyed the photo session and puppetry show.
The food was the highlight. The spread was huge with great verity of starters and chat items. You can actually stuff yourself with that. I loved the steamed momos and sev puri. Main course was good with live counters offering dosa and chapattis. After having my tummy filled nicely, there was little space left for the starters. But after seeing Gulabjamun I couldnt resist. I really liked the place and will plan to visit soon.
A fun place to hangout at
The first thing you notice when your enter Nautanki Gali is the festive atmosphere it has. you know you've gotta visit this place with friends...The foods great, self service and all. it's good for those in hi-tech city for a walkout from ofc at lunch with colleagues
Im writing this review to express my displeasure with the quality of food at Nautanki Galli on 19th of June 2013.
We ate the veg buffet dinner on the 19th June. We were 4 adults + 1 kid. I was treating my sister's family as they were going to Singapore. I invited my fiancee too.
Soon after the dinner my fiancee started vomiting. During the night my niece ( 4 years old) was vomiting. The next whole day my sister was vomiting and had loose motions. We consulted a doctor and he confirmed that it was food poisoning.
We could see undigested Gobi in the vomit and in the stool for the next 3 days.
Luckily I and my brother -in-law did not eat gobi manchurian. So we were okay to take care of the rest.
Their Singapore trip had to be cancelled. We spent 3000 INR for doctor, medicines and 20000 INR loss for the flights tickets!!
I complained to the Nautanki Galli management last night with all the medical reports. Waiting to hear back from them!!
*Go to this restaurant at your own risk*
Visited this place for the first time. I must say this restaurant has one of the best ambiance in the city. As soon you enter you will get to experience the puppet show...and then there is a very lively audience.. You can also dine in the auto that's done up nicely...When it is comes to a buffet spread it's a never ending buffet . We had some chaats, chinese and much more. Loved the place...it is worth the price too..!
dhoom dhadaaka ambience
The name fits exactly with the ambience...as soon as we enter we'll say a wow...there are autos also decorated with all glittery stuff...a nice place for new experience...starters are exquisitely delicious ..my only complaint is all our restaurants are getting perfect in western dishes and giving less importance to Indian Dishes...the Indian Dishhes in Main course were just ok whereas the chinese and italian dishes were really good...otherwise its like a paisa wasool block buster movie.
bad experience. . deteriorated food quality
me and my friends went to nautanki gali after a long time. .. its been almost 2 years since it has opened but i must say the food quality has gone to a real low from being quite impressive ..all the items on the menu are just mere mediocre with a lot of options .. the food is usually not hot. . taste nothing great...service staff courteous but really busy and overburdened .the desserts are real plain just like you would get in a marriage party ... . no specialty food items for people to be interested. ..walkways are really cramped with a lot of times with excessive people filled in.
plus points are the ambience. which are quite unique.and also the location .. good place for an office team lunch outing . but nevertheless food taste is a creal concern. . 425/- rs per head is a a too much to ask for this kind of food experience
i think there will be better places to go in this price range with way better food quality ..
my review .. surely avoidable
Best Ambiance and Good Non Veg Food
Recently i visited this restaurant and found it very different. the ambiance is superb and the food is good. i will recommend this place if you are a non veg but for veg people this is not good as the buffet contains very few veg starters and very few items in main course. Overall a very good and unique place to dine in.
Best Ambiance and reasonable Buffet price
I have visited many hotels in Hyderabad but it was something different ....Last weekend our office cologues went for dinner and enjoyed a lot ....the food was good nd Ambiance was superbbbb...... especially The Auto's.... children have enjoyed eating food in the auto's ..
Will come again nd again...............
Too gud food but very crowded place...
I love ambiance n food here..Got lots of variety stuff to taste.. But the bad part is u need to wait approx 30-40 mins to get a table if u cum without reservation.. And the place seems to be very busy-busy.. even the waiters.. If u call them, they cum aftr 1 hr.. So Food lovers must try, but nt preferable fr a date.. :)
Not even worth 'HALF the PRICE'
Went with a group of 20+ people on a Sunday evening. Design of menu is lower than average e.g. Potato Parval. Only Fulkas.. no other choice of breads. Worst thing was when we asked for butter to apply on Rotis, we were said it's not available in the restaurant. The overall taste of the food is unlike Ohri's other restaurants. All the members in the group were fully dissatisfied with the state of food. It's not even worth 'HALF the PRICE'. A very very disappointing experience... for some members in the group, it was a repetitive disappointment. The Paneer in the curry were as hard as it could be.. the rajmas in the salad were stale having smell. Overall, I would never recommend any friend of mine to even try going there.
The place is all show and no go. The place created a lot of hoopla among people when the it opened close to Cyber pearl. It attracted all kinds of people. Working class visited because of the location convenience. Families gave it a shot because of the name, and the ohri's brand association. There was nautanki indeed. The place is well lit-up. The old bollywood world is seen in Hyderabad for the umpteenth time.
Ohri's by now is known more for its experiment with themes than food. This place is a mixture of all its existing themes in the city.
I entered this place with a lot of excitement, the decor did impress me to some extent. But then the buffet or A'la carte is no surprise. Its the same old tasting ohri's food. Nothing great or finger-licking. The variety is almost the same as available at the Ohri's at Necklace road. There is no desi-ness to the menu as the name suggests. I find lesser crowds at this place these days. Its the food which brings back people to a place, not just the decor or theme.
Ohri's it is time you did something to improve your food standards..
Something was missing.
Was it the taste, or ambiance or the price?? the Ambiance was OK with quite a amount of creative work within the restaurant. The spread was decent enough which included a good spread of veg, non-veg , starters, chats, Chinese, southern and also desserts. But the only negative I felt was that the place made me feel quite claustrophobic . Rest the pricing was OK and food and overall the staffs were prompt and quick with service.
Ambiance - 4/5
Food - 3/5
Service - 1/5
Went for saturday lunch buffet but was taken aback by the mad rush and decided to go for the al-a-carte..
.Taste was good thought the prices were a touch expensive...meal for three ppl had cost 1400...
The ambience was good but the staff were total rookies...they lacked proffesionalism and could'nt even speak in english properly...
Menu did not offer a large variety of items like sahib sind sultan and there was no boneless chicken biryani in the menu only with bone....when v enquired the manager as to why they were not offering boneless biryani he had given me a lecture on hyderabadi nawabi dum biryani...As i dint want to create a scene i dint argue with him...
On the whole it was a satisfying experience just for the taste
Nautanki Gali proved to be ok
We went there yesterday for a buffet dinner as the price was 388rs per head. We went there by 7'o clock and were the 2nd couple to enter the restaurant. The place is definitely over done and too much light and sound and liked the autos though :)
The first thing that stuck me was that the waiters didn't know anything about the food spread (both in starters and main course) .
We had dinner with different starters and main course and the food was hot throughout as we came out only at 9'o clock. The overall experience was good but not excellent. There is something missing in the entire restaurant and both my wife and myself were talking about it.
Anyway the billing was swift but after you pay so much service tax i was not willing to pay any tips as the boys were coming only for cleaning the dishes.
It was little odd as the guy who took my bill was expecting some tips and he was searching the bill box in front of me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's funny :)
Good buffet spread
I would recommend this place for buffet food, for people staying - in and around Hitec city area. This place has good spread, starting from momos to biryanis to desserts, all at decent price tag. The ambience within is unique in its own way reminding us of the bygone Bollywood era. We received good service
3 Cs- Cold food, Chaos and Callousness-- Define it
The first warning: go for the buffet if you like to spend huge money on cold food items. Let me narrate my first (and probably last) experience.
We, five friends, visited this restaurant on 10th July 2011 (Sunday) for a dinner. Before starting, one of us called the restaurant to book a table, but was told that no need for that as there are ample seats available. It was 9PM, and we called as per the advice on Burrps that this restaurant is generally over-crowded.
We reached there around 9:15PM, and found that there is a long list of guests waiting for seats!!! When we raised the issue with manager that we had earlier called and were told that there are enough empty seats, he just chose not to listen to us. Already frustrated, we decided to wait as at that point of time, nobody was willing to go and hunt for another place.
After 20-25 minutes wait, we were seated in a table that was not cleaned. After some persuasion, they cleaned it up. Suddenly, one of us noticed the price written on blackboard. It says 388 Rs per person for dinner buffet. When we enquired about it (my friend heard that the buffet price is 249/-), they say dinner buffet's price is 299 (and not 249) and they charge "30%" tax on that!!! Can you IMAGINE??? So, with 30% tax, the 299 buffet came out as 388 Rs. I had never heard any restaurant charging 30% tax.
And that was just start of our misery. To cut the story short, here are the points:
1. Starters were stone-cold (as there was no heating system for starters, so you either eat cold items or wait for fresh hot supply to come)
2. Sometimes, some items were empty and they were refilled after persuasion by several customers.
3. The restaurant is opn till 11:30PM, but at 9:45PM, half of the starters were finished, so do the desserts-- we could not have chaat, momo, rasmalai, ice cream (only 1 flavour available among the 6 kept) and laddu. Had to eat only cold jalebis for sweets.
4. When you point out something to the waiter/manager, they started fighting with each other openly and threatening each other-- it was definitely not a professional behaviour.
5. After the dinner, we asked a waiter to serve us finger-bowls, and he rudely replied that we need to go to the washroom. This is definitely not expected from a "fine-dining" restauran (that too, after charging 30% tax)
6. And "CHAOS"-- I don't know why they play bollywood songs at loud volume along with the inhouse singers singing!!! You could not hear any of the music and it created chaos with bollywood music, dhols and drums and what not. One of us got a headache, and none of us were able to hear any conversation/incoming phone call!!
So, here is the snapshot:
1. Ambience: Decoration is nice, but it is chaotic inside with loud music, and that too 2 types of music playing together.
2. Food: Spread was good, but food items were cold and also half of the things were not available.
3. Service: Pathetic.
4. Price: Overpriced (with "30%" tax, God knows for what)
I am a big fan of Ohris as I had been to there Basheerbagh restaurant (gufa and Metro), Ohris Jiva in Somajiguda and Ohris Banjara several times. But this time, they messed it up completely.
Nautanki for nothing
Ambiance - 1/5
Food - 3/5
Service - 2/5
This would be the first time a restaurant which goes by its name. Nautanki for nothing. We were too hesitant to try it out but for the advertised Rs. 249 buffet we went for a Sunday dinner with friends. Suprised on entry the charges were actually Rs. 299 and additional to that it was written Rs. 388 including taxes which was extremely huge for the vale of the meal.
We somehow decided to go for it and moved around to see the items for the buffet which were decent enough, however not worth the price.
We filled up our plates only to find the food was cold. We somehow managed to get done with our dinner amid chaos and serious mixture of drums, dhols and pathetic music.
A Sunday evening could not have been worse. Inspired by the low pricing gave me a shock on my pockets. A 30% tax for the worst service was not something a regular foodie would expect.
A strict No-No for those who are willing to give it a try.
Nautanki Gali is a great place to hang out.. seriously we were there for around 4 hrs enjoying.. the grub is great(non-veg) and i have a few veg friends who accompanied me then, they were not satisfied with the quality of food in veg but i was satisfied with non-veg section. nice service with a great ambience and reasonable rates!! Worth a try..
Average food, good spread
went there the second time for lunch. this experience was considerably better. among the veg starters the pakoras were stale/soggy. actually i did not like the idea of having pakoras in a buffet. the person at the momo counter was confused about the veg and non-veg and which were the dips available. but any way it tasted good.
chaat was over sweet as usual but more variety this time. the jaljeera was too strong and the chaas was good option.
in the main course, the soft rolls were hard. but the over all choice was decent.
surprisingly they just had phulkas and no other breads in the buffet. i have phulkas at home, i prefer having tandoori roti or naan when i go out.
did not try the rice/biryani.
coming to the desserts. fruits, fruit cake, rajmalai (stale), gajar halwa (was good), ice creams (melted into a milk shake).
coming to my feed back on this place. i have realised that now ohirs is a jantas place, it does not cater to any specific catagory of customers. the spread for 250 was good with very average tasting food. the ignorance of professionalism in service is quiet evident. on calling the waiter, instead he coming and asking may i help you sir or just yes sir, they come and ask haan bolo... thats the typical cafe attitude. it would rather be better if the a good level of service is maintained even after catering to the masses. if not then there remains no difference between an ohri and a dhaba except for the ambiance. and this also shows ignorance of their experience and brand building over the years.
long way to go for a 5 star rating.
Nautanki all the way...
Hope to god that next time i check out a place on burrp before we land up there. And the occasion was a dear buddy's birthday & now i have the infamy of ruining his birthday lunch.
We booked a table before hand as it was Sunday and i specifically pointed out to the host on phone that i would be there at 2:30 and would like my table to be available and i was there before and yet i had to wait till 2:45 there itself started a bitter experience. The ambiance near the entrance with puppet show rajasthani singers and the Kitsch paint job with Buckets as seats was very quaint and the washrooms were good and clean. But once you enter inside it is an altogether different experience. Though it was done a little overtly the Seven seater auto table,the singer sewing machine table all had their charm and it was ok but The food it self was let down right from the starters where the mint chutney was watery to the half cooked fish starters i had to point out to a steward. And i just dont get the idea of placing starters at one place and main course at another. And the plates were never there and we had to wait to start our main course as they took more than 15 mins to get a fresh batch of them. The main course is very disappointing as there wasn't any thing good other than the biryani rice and all the chicken dishes had bones.. i mean in a buffet costing 315 per head cant they even have a starter or main course dish which is bone less and in my friends who accompanied there were a couple of veggies who had to make do with the chat section as the veggie main course consisted of literally nothing. Welli may be over doing this but A birthday treat was supposed to be fun but it never was The waiter was the one for whom we had to wait to order water bottles or the queue to take fresh plates or the weird choice of the dishes by the restaurant on buffet.
Hope people visiting have a better experience than us.
Crowded place & low quality food
I went to Ohri s with my sister.... From the entrance it was looking like a Nautanki gali... Rajasthani folks songs were attempted were the singer failed horribly. Next when u enter the buffet area after getting your table u will feel like u were into a circus... In the pursuit of giving a desi look they have totally messed up the place , cycle rims partitioning the place, complete kitchen sets hanging above your head... The place is complete chaos...The crowd in every stall from starter to main course, from tea to sweet dishes makes you feel that food is being given free of cost here... If you like claustrophobhic , mobbed places of buffet food where u dont get a chance what you ate just now then nautanki gali is the place for you otherwise go to some other fine restaurants atleast you will get some peace of mind
Clearly Over done
Visited this place on a weekday for lunch with my friends. Verry welcoming on the outside, but kind of an eye sore on the inside. All the decorations are funny, with a very Desi twist...but the ohri's guys went all out and clearly over did it. Would have been gr8 if it were suttle like ohri's 70mm. Starters were absolutely lip smacking, more then ten items to begin with. Nice combination of drinks too. But the main course was a big let down. So many options , but not one satisfies you. Like i said, everything abt this place is overdone. Blaring music, gnawing crowd, makes u think twice if you would want to come back. The private areas are very appealing to large groups though. But in the end, the epic feel of the ohri's experience will be hard to turn your back to. Definitely worth a visit .
Not a Gali - but god dam awful
Like to have your meal in a claustrophobic environment in a place packed as sardines? Like to see a huge spread and prefer volume to quality? Enjoy kitsch art? If the answers to the above three are yes then head straight to Nautanki Gali else steer clear. Went on a Friday night and the place was packed to the gills with decibel levels that would put a fighter jet to shame, had to do a double take to reaffirm that this was indeed a restaurant and there was no free food being distributed. They had loads and loads in the buffet but not a single dish stood out.Uninspiring insipid stuff really
Good experience overall
A new experience - courtesy Ohri's, simulating a street within the restro, complete with a wall of cutting-chai glasses, neon-rimmed rickshaws and an indoor tree. The starters are great and so is the main course, but the dessert spread isn't much.
Priced moderately, this is one joint you shouldn't ignore, especially if you prefer non-veg food.
Crowded, Huge Quantity of items but average food
Been to this place on Feb 18 for a team lunch.
We were about 35 folks and the lunch buffet was priced at Rs.249++
Firstly, the ambience is a mish-mash of some weird stuff something on similar lines of 70mm but, more crass. A complete kitchen set of steel plates, spoons hanging over your head. Bicyle rims used as partitions and a few gross stores created to add to overall ambience with deliberate wrong spelling et. all
Secondly, crowd was so much, it was suffocating. People are flocking in hordes as if they were giving free food. For a second, it almost looked like a Langar
It's really horrible to stand in long queues, primarily due to this reason i tried only selected items.
Over the years, I have noted that Ohri's beileves in quantity of dishes over quality. Slowly but, steadily their food quality has gone down the dumps.
There were some 10-15 snacks, 10-15 odd main course items and some 10 dessert items. Not to mention the huge line of salads et. all
When such a spread is there with so much crowd, it gets claustrophobic and you dont know what your eating. You just tend to stuff food in your mouth.
Quality of the food was good to below average. Not a single dish that i tried can be termed as Excellent
As it was company paid, it was fine but, i would not pay from my pocket and go for such a buffet with so much madness around. Moreover, iam not a fan of buffet. Ala-Carte is my way of enjoying food.
If anyone wants to see humungous food around. Nautanki Galli is the place to go. I would rather stick to a smaller, quiet place to enjoy a good meal
Confused about rating it
CONCEPT 5 STARS
FOOD 3 STARS
SERVICE 4 STARS
CONFUSING CUSTOMERS 1 STAR
the place has been done well with perfection, keeping in mind every small aspect to make it look as real as possible. starters were good. salads were ok (dhokla was served as salads, surprising, may be now you can serve idly too as salad) indian food was good. pizza were bit soggy. live dosa counter was a disaster as the sambar was really bad.
we were greeted and seated well. the person informed us about the buffet and we decided to go ahead with it. so he immediately told us he will send some one to take the mocktail order.... so obviously we thot it was part of the package. we paid 199 per head for buffet and 300 per head for mocktail which was least expected. its a request not to mislead people. tell them clearly that its chargable.
...Great Indian Lunch/Dinner Buffet....
...Great Ambiance...Superb Food Selection...Affordable Pricing...
Ohri's latest offering in the form of Nautanki Gali, is nothing short of amazing. The Rajasthani Market place decked with Real Autorickshaw (two of such...where you can sit in one and eat)...to the banyan tree...is simply amazing... The food choice...endless, make sure you have an appetite to try tons of food (Indian/Chinese/Italian..etc)...and very well cooked (taste of course) as well.
A great place to bring along your family...or have a team outing, will give you a lasting impression...
Ohri - Keep on doing such dazzling work...
Really Nautanki :)
They have a great variety of food, I would say, I was simply astonished by the huge menu of items they provided me on Buffet
3 non veg starters, 3 veg starters, momos, chaat(includes bhel, samosa etc.) and drinks like jaljeera, chaas are also in the list
Many other items like Pasta, Noodles etc
3 Non veg main course curries includes Chicken, Mutton, Fish
3 Veg curries, Biryanis (Both Chicken and Veg). Live counter for rotis, and 4 flavors of ice creams, 3 other desserts apart from ice creams.
3 varieties of Salads.. Non-Veg Salads too :)
OMG.. The list was really big. Best was that, 90% of the items are tasty
Verdict: definitely not for those on diet, as you can lose control.