128 Reviews / 133 Ratings
Lovely authentic indian food, love the taste
The richness of the decor does clearly continue onto the plate. we start our meal wit a glass of sangria n tasting platter of kebabs. First to arrive were the tandoori salad n roasted papad cones with tomato chutney. The chaat went beautifully with the pepperiness of the wine. The spinach leaves were crisp n not oily. Then came the paneer tikka masala can be described in one word DIVINE! After this came the Dal Makhni black dal n Whole wheat laccha paratha. Dal Makhani was just so amazing .... Good food.
From sarso da saag to the cheese fondue, Punjab grill has a really good menu. The service, however, is really funny. While it is fast, most of the times they goof up the food. So if I've ordered some fondue, the other table will be served the fondue that I ordered.
I've been here for a family dinner and it is quite the buzz on weekends.
One of the nicer restaurants at Palladium.
It's Good Indian food in a fusion looking place. I love the decor here. Went for a family dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Starters are excellent. Try the Paneer Tikka Labadaar, (very soft amazing paneer) dal makhni, in bread would have been good if we ordered less. In one portion they give lot of pieces which is very well made. The dum biryani was also good. Ambiance is a little dark due to the lighting, but tastefully done up. Definitely worth a visit..!! And don't miss the pan-shot here!
Classy place for classy occasions!
A very classy and expensive place but worth it if you want to celebrate a special occasion with family or loved ones! Pure Punjabi food,leaves no place for dieting and portions are good,not skimpy so you can have a good meal for 2 within 2000 which is pretty nice considering the royal ambiance! Paneer tikka,biryani, garlic naan are awesome and my favs. My hubby loves butter chicken here.
Bad Service, Good Food
I had a reservation and as soon as I entered the service was bad from the start I asked for a specific table and I was told it was reserved and the guests would be coming in 10 mins. The restaurant was practically half empty. Till I left the table I had asked for as they did not have any guests.
The food, no doubt is amongst the best North Indian food in Mumbai. The portion size is also quite huge.
The Tandoori Brocklli is a must try for vegetarians.
But the attitude of the staff really needs to change..
on most all dishes are so fresh and different... (and I m just a vegetarian... the meats I guess would be rocking)
Roti's are delicious...
the best place to have Indian food
oil free healthy and good quantity
only thing you compromise on is the impersonal service... which I personally tend to ignore as soon as the food arrives
Innovative punjabi food
A great place for wholesome punjabi food .. Drop in if youre looking for innovations in your Indian platter
Their Paneer was very rubbery though the mushrooms were good amazing Kurkuri in the starters .. a little overpriced but the ambience and innovative food make up for it .. Again large portion sizes and is recommended to go in a group of 4 or more to sample more varieties
An over-rated restaurant for me..we called for their veg platter which was average..their water was also weird..the taste has never been consistent for me in the 3 times I have been here the décor was nice but a little more brightness would work for me atleast not worth the money shelled out For North Indian I would recommend Zaffran (Todi Mills) in the locality over Punjab grill.
Different but good experience for Mumbaities
When it comes to authentic punjabi food, please do visit this place once.
Pros: Best Ambiance and very good quality food. Do not miss the pan shots served in the end.
Cons: Bit slow in service and bit expensive. Average meal for two is approx Rs 2000
Its an amazing place - extremely classy! The food is awesome too. There is this amazing appetizer - i think paneer tikka multani - which comes with a dip - some kinda sauce served in a shot glass. It is a must try.
The place is known for the extremely classy ambiance and authentic punjabi food. And not to forget the complimentary pan shots they serve as a mouth freshener - the best is always kept for the last!
Rates - expensive - be prepared to get a big hole in your pocket!
Can't wait to go again.
Great food and amazing presentation. Had to wait a while to get a table but was totally worth it. The menu has all that you could ask for when you think of irresistible Punjabi cuisine. We ordered for garlic naan, butter chicken and some chicken starters. I have had this kind of cuisine at various places both in Mumbai and Chandigarh but I must admit that this was the best.
Punjabi food revisited !!
Punjabi food like none other !!! Punjab Grill has changed the concept of Punjabi Food completely and revolutionized the food which was lacking innovation and creativity. There is the typical Dal Makhni, Paneer Butter Masala type of Punjabi Food that you get at almost every restaurant and then there is Punjab Grill. My favourites would include : Dahi Ke Kebab , Kurkuri and the Biryani. A must visit if you are bored of the regular Punjabi food and if you have lost interest in the most popular Indian Cuisine.
punjab grill has a soft corner in my heart, mainly for its rich creamy food. i tried panner sheekh kabab here and was quite happy about the quantity and its needless to say about the quality. i tried the the paneer makhani as beinga vegetarian, it all boilos down to panner adn i was very conteneded. moreoever, the ambinence is perfect for fine dining. BEST PART IS THEIR AFTER MINT- they server something called as "pabn shots" a quick tip here: dont just settle for one here. overall a very good place to go
food is just yum
punjab grill , the best place to have ur food.. went to grill for a nice dinner, and it was just awesum..for starters we ordered veg platter, paneer was nice and deleicious in veg platter..than we ordered panner makhanwala and naan... that too was delicious... we ended djnner with ordering gulab jamun...a nice experience at punjab grill
Just moved to Mumbai last month and after spending a large amount of time setting up the house and attending to professional commitments, thought of socialising with some friends over good food & drinks at one of my favourite haunts in Delhi - Punjab Grill. Staying close to the Lower Parel area we chose to meet up at Phoenix Mills and we decided on the joint. Now, I have been very regular of this place across their Delhi and Bangalore properties and obviously had high expectations from this one too. One of my friends who also works in the hospitality industry updated me that Jiggs Kalra is no longer a part of this chain since the time he sold it to their partners early last year....something I wasn't quite aware about. Sadly, although the food still seems to be pretty decent (thank God!), Jiggs' absence from the brand becomes evident when you talk about basic hospitality; the people at the restaurant have forgotten how to smile and be courteous.
We visited the restaurant around 7ish and it was rather empty, probably because people in Mumbai like late nights, so we got a table immediately and didn't have to wait for it. The hostess was nice and polite, but was lacking that welcoming feeling (difficult to explain). In their other locations, the manager or someone senior from the restaurant always makes it a point to talk to guests on every table and take first hand feedback, which we didnt experience here at all. We took a table on their platform as we wanted a quite place to ourselves for a lot of catching up. It took two reminders for the waiter to give us water, which we found unacceptable because they weren't very busy. To begin with we ordered for some beer, lime juice and their lip-smacking shikanji along with my usual starters - Salmon tikkas, the kurkuri rolls in the chilli sauce and the Amritsari fish. We were told that the food will take 20 mins to be served, so we asked the waiter to serve the drinks to begin with. It took them 10 mins to get the drinks and the food came in 20 mins after that! Noticing the delay, we decided to place the order for the food so that it doesn't get delayed. For the main dishes we ordered for their Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken, tandoori roti's and steamed rice. The food seemed fine, but because I've had these exact same dishes in their other spots as well, it seemed to me that the flavors lacked consistency.
When you go to places like these you go with an open mind and pocket and are aware that it's going to be decently expensive, so no complaints on that level. However when you get treated as if you are there only to eat and not for the wholesome experience, the money you end up spending pinches you and that's why some of us felt that it wasn't worth the money spent. All in all the food wasn't bad and nor was the experience, but like I said earlier, Jiggs Kalra's absence is quite evident because of the lack of basic hospitality. This still remains one of my favourite restaurants for good Punjabi food and I do hope that they take a note of the places they have started lacking in if they want to get loyal customers like us back.
My cousin landed in Mumbai from the US and decided to throw a home coming party. We went shopping then landed at Punjab Grill.
The ambiance and decor is quite good. The lighting could have been a little brighter.
For Starters, we ordered Dahi Kebabs and Veg Platter. The Dahi Kebabs were awesome and we ordered another helping. Amongst the Veg Platter, the Paneer was nice & soft but the others were ok. For main course, we ordered Pindi Channa, Dal Makhani and Paneer Makhanwala. Biryani followed and was good in taste. We ended the Dinner with Gulab Jamun which was not up to the mark.
End your meals with the Paan Shots, which are deliciously awesome.
All in all, an OK experience. When the name Jiggs Kalra is associated with Punjab Grill, the expectations are sky high with everything on the menu.
Service & food has gone down drastically...
We have been here quite a few times. Initially, which was when Jiggs Kalra was a part, food was good. A few days ago when we went there, service was bad. Forget smile, the waiters did not even have a pleasant body language that's a basic requirement in such a place. Probably because the service charge is chargeable, there is no motivation to offer better service (OWNERS NEED TO NOTE THIS)
The water served was smelly. Assuming that glasses & plates were dried by a smelly cloth, we asked that they be replaced. We were told that in Phoenix mill premises, water is from borewell hence the smell! (Can Ruias explain?) Food was nothing much to speak about. After that while we thanked the waiter, he could not respond aptly. Service quality has put me off completely.
The pan shots are the ONLY good thing left there now. But spending thousands for that is not justified. For me & my family, Punjab Grill is a strict no-no.
I'd rather step into Rajdhani or the pan asian restaurant on either sides.
Have been to this over-hyped place 3-4 time in the last year. Every time we go there, the food is different. Sometimes we have had a very good experience with the food and at other times we have been very disappointed. For a restaurant of this class, I would want to put more trust in them and to be sure of what I would get everytime I go there. Overall, the non-veg items have been better than the veg fare.
Lost Glory :(
I haven't been to this place eversince we shifted to the suburbs 8 months back, but when the gang insisted on catching up this side of town, I insisted that it had to be here since I was in love with the food and the warm service that we got each time we dined here.
Boy was I in for a surprise.....firstly, I wasn't aware that Jiggs is no longer involved in the business after parting ways & selling his stake to partners (I hear he's opening another brand of restaurants which will have his name and direct involvement)....else I would have ensured that I read a few recent reviews here before even recommending this place to the girls!
anyway, since it was my idea to dine there, I was put incharge of making the booking....after 5 consecutive calls, finally someone bothered to answer the phone only to tell me that the Manager will call in 10 mins and confirm the booking....I was surprised since it had never ever happened in the past. Anyway, after waiting for an hour, I called back and was able to make a reservation (I chose to give them the benefit of doubt on their slackness!)
On the fateful day, we reached 10 mins before time and had to wait for 20 mins even after having a confirmed reservation.....anyway, we continued on....
placed our respective orders for drinks and snacks, which were to be served together....but that was too much to ask for....the non-veg platter had dishes half-cooked, the veg snacks were almost room temp.....sic! the less said the better....
anyhow, we chose to wrap up from here earlier than originally planned and move to a place which was more hospitable and served food as they were supposed to.
All in all, I miss Jiggs' presence here and really sad to see this place in such shambles.....can't wait for Jiggs to open up his new restaurant in Mumbai soon
Rip off , over hyped and terrible place
Spoiled our last Diwali Lunch ~ arrogant-and-could-not-care-less steward ~ Main course order was not taken for a long time ~ Still awaiting response from Jiggs Kalra to the official complaint ~ Walked out after summoning Captain, though he kept apologizing and offered dessert on the house! ~ heard from others that their whole family had a bout of food poisoning after eating here! ~ strongly avoid ~especially vegetarians!
Just when you are mesmerized by the beautiful decor and class of Punjab Grill-Palladium, the rude staff wakes you up from the trance. We walked in pretty late for lunch (around 3 pm) and the rude receptionist totally put us off. To add to it, the waiters are totally clueless and seem like they have no idea what is happening.
But, all this is instantly forgotten when the food arrives. Service is quick, and we were ravenous, so we didn't have to wait much.
Food: We ordered a veg platter for starters. An assortment of four types of kebabs made from 4 techniques (Tandoor, Sighri, Tawa and Kadhai) which was scrumptious. Next we called for a Karari sabzi Dum biryani - which was Mouth watering to say the least.
The food is simply amazing and super rich, and the quantity is huge. Truly a culinary haven.
Damages: One veg platter, One veg Biryani and two pints of beer = 2500/-
Even though a bit on the higher side, Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra is one place where i'd go back, for the ambiance and most importantly, for the food.
Bad cold food served, snaily slow service
Had been impressed by the ambiance every time I visited Palladium Mall, and finally got the chance to have lunch on a weekday. Considering it was weekday, the service was very slow. Since the interiors are large or because we were seated in a far off cushioned place behind a pillar, but the waiters sadly missed us a lot. The food was cold; I mean like kept for 10 mins on the table and then served to us! Roomali roti was rubbery, gravy of some paneer sabzi had so many uncrushed coriander seeds, I was not sure if it was left on purpose or by mistake :(
Overall the experience was bad. Will not visit again. Not enough VFM.
The second star is given only for the AWESOME Paan shot that they were giving complimentary at the end of meals. Super yum it was. Could have drank a whole glass of it :)
Cheap food for high price
The ambience of this place is good. The service is average, you need to wait for a longer time for someone to attend. The liquor offered with cocktails are of low quality, however the price is exhorbitant.
I had stomach problem and loose motion after eating over here. We came with a great expectation but went out with frustration.
Will never recommend to my friends, also not going to visit this place again.
People always have a typical belief about every product and service which is normally offered at a premium value is bound to be extra-ordinary. Not necessary! Not at least in case of Punjab Grill which I believe now is known for the high priced menu; but the offering is very very ordinary!
Punjab Grill had always been on my mind given the fact that we generally dont have a very easy access to authentic Punjabi food in Mumbai compared to that of continental spread. Few tantalizing pictures in the glossy newspaper addendums and an expert review on burrp finally pushed my curiosity to the edge and I decided to test the taste of Punjab Grill last weekend.
As the plan was for late afternoon lunch, I almost reached there by tea-time! ? Against my expectations, it had a decent occupancy at that point (should I blame it on the raging monsoon sales at the Palladium which is drawing the crowd?) Before I settled, my fellow diners had ordered an interesting looking drink. I tasted it and whoa it was familiar! The Masala Shikanji, very similar to the one I had tasted a couple of weeks back at Gajraula in UP. The cool concoction of soda, lime juice, sugar and the special shikanji masala is an ideal thirst quencher in the beating heat. It actually tastes better when you are actually panting. Alas, I was sitting in an air conditioned environment. But still, it is highly recommended!
Amongst the starters, after too much of brainstorming, we decided to settle for the Paneer Tikka Multani and the other one was stuffed mushroom (known as Khumb!) If you want to price your menu in the premium category, you need to bring a surprising differentiation to the taste. I wish every restaurant at least follow the principle of Ferran Adria of el Bulli, if not the cuisine itself (If not aware, google!) I didnt find the taste distinct and probably, the next door restaurant at my place serves better tikkas! You cant bet on the smoothness of paneer (cottage cheese) anymore. It is available everywhere. The stuff in the spicy khumb had crossed the limit of deliciousness by few miles and was skewing towards pungency!
After consultation with the staff (and my own pre-conceived notion based on some review), we decided to go for Subziyaan Di Milnee (please read as Mixed Vegetables) and Punjab Grill Dal (I suggest the original dal Bukhara sounds more inviting, isnt it?) Subziyaan Di Milnee takes you to another level of disappointment. Its simply boring! I had prepared my guts to go gung-ho on the menu of Punjab Grill (Okay, I had my own limitation as veggie and some friends may accuse me of being at wrong place!) Somehow, the agenda was not food only so the discussion helped me to push the morsels in my esophagus.
The bread portions are indeed hearty. Actually, here Punjab comes into play. My Amritsari kulcha stuffed with paneer was trying to make up for the insipid vegetables. But no help! It was a disappointing finish. It was so disappointing that we didnt feel like ordering a dessert! The saving grace was the paan shot served to provide a helping hand to the tasting buds.
I am a purist and dont give a damn about the décor and the music if the food served meets the expectations. And actually, it doesnt make sense to talk about it when the food is not up to the mark. I believe a satisfied diner never grumbles about this word VFM and I see this word appearing in many reviews about this restaurant. There are many restaurants where you pay more than 1000 bucks per head and never complain about price. So, we left the restaurant with the feeling of having found the Sonam Kapoor amongst the restaurants!
Low value for money and service is bad
The vegetarian food overall was okay. However the Kulfi was bad (rock solid, very dry and some stale almond / pista) so leave it unconsumed and also inform the manager about it. General decency is to either take the item of the bill or offer some other dish. But NO! not this staff.
Waiter dropped paneer tika on the table, my clothes and the floor while serving (okay accidents do happen). However he had no understanding to get some wet cloth and or soda etc so that things can be cleaned up. Takes my own napkin and tries to wipe things off.
Water is served in very BIG wine goblets which keep on coming in the way of taking food from the table.
Were there on 23rd May, 2012. Was sitting facing the tandoor open kitchen. Saw the person put the chicken on the grill with hands, then wiped the hand on his apron and immediately started to make rotis with hand and put it in the tandoor. Called the manager but he comes back to tell me that what I saw was wrong and that the cooks in the (open) kitchen said that nothing of this sort had happened.
Lacks Value for Money
Punjab Grill boasts of grand exteriors and Interiors. The Classic Crystal Chandeliers also add to the effect. Punjab Grill makes many promises but it just fails to keep them once you shift the focus to food. I visited the place with 2 of my friends and within a few minutes we realised that there was water dripping from the AC(not acceptable for a restaurant of such stature). We had to shift the places.
The spread of the menu is good but it is not very elaborate. We ordered Hara Bhara Kebabs and Tandoori Pomfret in starters. The taste was Ok but lacked the punch. For the main course we ordered Kadhai Panner, suggested to us as a spicy dish, but it was not at all spicy. We also ordered Daal Punjab Grill, it was just like Daal Makhani sans any improvisation (fail to understand the reason for the fancy name).
All in all the meal was reasonably good but fails to justify the Price attached to it. All in all It just lacks value for money!!
For the first time I went to this place with my family with a great expectation, I ordered for the basic punjabi food Murg Makhani and boneless chicken biryani and a series of disappointment started. To start with the chutney bowl was badly chipped, "check the cutleries before serving", Litchi mocktail was asked and a Kiwi mocktail was served.
The chicken in both Makhani &Biryani was under cooked and was hard to chew...disgusting. The staff tried to cover their mistake by requesting us to have a complementary desert but we refused and did not want to take any further chance with the food
Average food at a premium
Staff at Reservation table: You have to pester an unfriendly staff member to give you a table YOU ALREADY BOOKED for a good half an hour. Of course, your fellow mumbaikars joining you at dinner are never on time, so this can be moved on from quickly for some.
Service by Waiter: knowledgeable, took appropriate time for orders, and made some good suggestions for variety.
Food: You will be served with some of the most massive pieces of meat you will ever encounter. Despite just ordering kababs, dry tandoor items, and a bread platter, this was way more than enough to fill us up and waste a little. The food quality is...fine. But that's all. There's nothing really innovative or outstanding that you'd expect from a chef who supposedly has quite a reputation and brand name. And believe me, I like to experiment. I'm not one of those that simply minded restaurant goers who just looks to order butter chicken, dal makhani, and the other stock dishes.
Price: Horrendous, unless you came with an extra 2-3 people to finish off the large orders.
Verdict: This is a glorified Copper Chimney for the snootier Bombay denizens.
Class apart !!
if you are looking for some sumptuous punjabi food to tickle your taste buds then punjab grill is the place for you.. from delicacies ranging from their salmon Tikka to murgh makhani every bite takes u to an enthralling experience that one may never forget. My personal Favorites are the Dahi kebabs and paneer lababdar.
also in deserts Do try their kheer shots which is simply irresistible.
Thumbs up for the quality and service couldn't have asked for anything better !
I don't wanna say much here, just that being a Sikh, hailing from Patiala, I cannot ask for anything more than a grand dinner, with a nice beer (lol, that rhymed)
I have had food at punjab grill in chandigarh and this time in mumbai.
The food was just too good.
My wife who happens to be a vegetarian and is usually pissed when we go to punjabi eateries, thanks to less veggie options, was literally spell bound with the dahi kebabs,
The butter chicken was nice (that's how I judge a punjabi restaurant) :D
The dal was nice.
I wasn't very happy with the desserts though, but the platter did justice to my money ;)
and they nailed it with the PAAN FLAVOURED DRINK they served us in the end, that too, without doing nakhras for the THREE ROUNDS i asked for.
Thanks for reading.
Great Punjabi food- but slightly heavy on pocket
First the best- if you are here, please do not get back before trying the yummiest Dahi Ke Kabab on earth...with my home being in Delhi, i tried Dahi ke Kababas at various punjabi joints in Delhi as well, but there is no matching this one which just melts in your mouth! Every thing else right from tandoori chicken to the gravy dishes is well made, but i really wish they had some more options on the menu for main course!
Yet look forward to being there again- prior reservations highly recommended though!
Service down the drain and a cheat at that!!
It is sad to see how a great restaurant has slipped into mediocrity!! I had reviewed this place when it had opened, and had given a top rating. But after today's experience, I have decided to down-grade it.
Was there for lunch today. Quickly ushered onto our table. After 10 mins, had to get up and hunt for water - I guess they serve it quickly only if you have bottled water. Those for regular water are treated with disdain. This was not the only time, as I had to again get up and hunt for the water jug after about 30 mins.
We asked for simple stuff - a champ laajdar, 1 ulta taweta paratha, 2 butter-less makaai ki rotis and a sarson ki saag. The champ was very good, as usual, but we did not get the aroma of the sarson ki saag like we had got earlier. Maybe the ingredients are no longer what they used to be.
The 2nd makai ki roti came in with butter, so we sent it back since we had originally asked for butterless ones, and within a minute it came back, with the butter dabbed out with tissue!! CHEATS!! When we told them that they had just dabbed out the butter with tissue, they brought an original butterless makai roti within a few minutes.
This is supposed to be a fine dining place, but this kind of behaviour is even worse that what can be expected from a road side eatery.
We asked for the manager - it took 4 attempts and 15 mins for Rahul to land up at our table, and he had nothing much to say but to apologies. Of course, they tried to have us consume a on-the-house firni to over come the gaff, but we declined.
So - 1 champ laajdar, 1 sarson ki saag, 1 paratha & 1 makai ki roti, cost us Rs. 1,430 including pre-added service charges (which they did not deserve).
One request to them - Dont try and cheat your patrons, as you exist because of them.
We we three persons and we ordered Chicken Kurkure which was very nice and different. The shahi paneer with Khasta Roti was a very good filler and the bill just decent. Since there are 6 pcs in each dish, it is recommended to go as a group of 4-6 people to do justice to the order and suit the pocket well. If 6 people order 6 different items the bill will be for the food wasted. I am sure to try it again with my family of 5
Good food,great staff !
I had heard a lot about this restaurant & hence decided to visit the same with my family,a big thumbs up to the staff who are very attentive & are more than willing to give their suggestions.The Sarso da saag is a must have,I really enjoyed it ! We ordered makai ki roti,laccha ka paratha which were accompanied with white butter & jaggery.
The only thing they may want to re-consider is their reservation slots that they have of 7pm/9pm & 11pm.I dont think most people in Mumbai would dine at 7pm,its a little odd,I made a reservation for 9pm but we showed up at 8:30 & they were more than happy to give us a table due to availability.
Overall a good experience !
Give it a miss
Well then, what needs to be told needs to be told and I shall attempt to keep this review concise, but pithy. After sifting through online reviews and being attracted by the assurance of good food that comes with a strong brand name, we decided to take our custom to The Grills of Punjab in Palladium (Lower Parel, Mumbai), last Wednesday ( November 16, 2011). The complimentary onion served with the complimentary papads (which in turn comes with non-complimentary beer) had a nice long strand of womans hair in it. We brought the breach to the attention of the steward and suitable apologies were murmured by him. Parking the episode aside, I proceeded to munch on the papad and lo and behold- there was this nice blackish thread stuck in it wanting to examine my interiors. A quick dispatch was sent for the steward, who murmured some more apologies and retreated in the kitchen with the offensive papad in tow. A minute passed while I sipped on my beer pensively and there emerged an enlightened soul from the kitchen with the explanation, that the offensive black thread was not hair and that as the papads are roasted, whatever is there in them are roasted as well. Not being extremely thrilled by what we heard, we told them that we would take our custom somewhere else rather than spending the evening with trepidation and fear of putting something in the mouth with non-food objects being their intrinsic part.
However, as it happens in high end restaurants, we were implored to stay back and were assured that special attention shall be paid to the food prepared for us. A long days work, the magic of beer and the thought of the hair-raising traffic outside lulled us into a false sense of security and the sitting area continued to be blessed by our derrieres.
Being flesh-eaters to the T, we ordered Gulauti Kebabs (please pardon my spelling) and Tandoori Jhinga as starters. While I was pleased with the Gulauti Kebabs (my partner was not impressed though), the Tandoori Jhinga was highly disappointing and was extremely ordinary to say the least. The disappointment meter kept racing northwards with the Chicken Punjab Grill (mutton with bones replaced by chicken on our request), Daal Punjab Grill , Lassuni Naan and Bharme Amritsari Kulche Keema. The Chicken gravy lacked any character and suits a college canteen. The Daal would have been spat out by any self-respecting North Indian. The Keema Kulche had the illusion of Keema in it (maybe the chef should be sent to Leopold?). The Lassuni Naan was well, not that Lassuni. All in all, extremely pedestrian and bland food which might suit the palate of foreigners, but not of any Indian food-lover. In one sentence, it is better to stay away from this place.
I have gone back on my promise of keeping it concise but I hope that the readers/fellow eaters shall pardon me for that. And yes, I want to mention that this is my first review. Have somehow shaken off my inertia and have typed this out. I am aware that since this is my first review and that too under an online handle, some might not place much reliance on it, but then again, its their call ;-p
Good, But I Want More
For the first time in my life, a hostess at a restaurant refused to take a reservation as we wanted to visit at 8.30pm and not 9pm or 7pm. This is just rude or maybe she sounded rude, there are better ways for them to explain.
Anyway, I'd visited before the above incident and I must say that I enjoyed the Pan Shot immensely. We had a meal of 4 different entrees and we enjoyed them all, especially the Cheese Kurkuri. I'm not a fan of paneer, but I must say that the tikkas were quite flavoursome.
If only they had more on the menu to choose from.
Always been a fan of Punjabi food all my life. Ive eaten punjabi food at places, but never had punjabi food which was so damn expensive in my life. For a masala papad, a starter and a biryani aling with two fresh lime soda a bill of 1725?????? Man that a rip off. To start off with the place was very good looking but cramped as the seating was very poor. You can hear the order places by the person sitting on the next table. Seondly limited menu which I do not mind but I anticipated the food too be good. The starters some chicken starters were ok to taste and were bit dry.I mean Ive had kababs and tangdi kababas at dhabas for less then half the price and most importantly delecious. The biryani we ordered was dum biryani and was good in portions. There is a place near my area which sells Chicken Biryani for 400 Rs per KG and belive you me that is the most tasty biryani I have tasted in my life. The Biryani we had at Punjab Gril was for rs 450 i guess. I could not beleive that I had spend Rs 1725 for 2 people of which 495 was F****** taxes???
The only good part was the end where they served those Pan shots. They were the best part of our pricy adventure.
Value for money: 1/5
Only go to this place if you have lots of money to spare...!
Punjab grill ----FLOP SHOW
I had gone to Punjab grill at Palladium lower parel with lot of hopes but it turned out ot be a total flop and disaster. To start with while doing the reservation i had asked for a sofa seat to which the front desk person (not at all friendly) instanly replied not sure and will get back to you which never happened and we got the center table seats which were not at all comfortable. place is too congested crowded...waiters ,hotel staff were running around felt as if they are going to fall on us!!now the food part we asked for prawns and guess what prawns were finished!!
ordered for pompfret and chicken starter...pompret was a tiny one and chicken was not even cooked properly.so called lassi which had lengthy description of kesar pista with pedha without pedha was more like syrup!!! maincourse was also more or less same not worth the price...the only new thing they had was the paan shots at the end but who is interested in having it when your whole meal is a disaster...
Hospitality was a big zero..we gave our frank feedback which was countered by the staff and were argueing with us..all this was charged for a big bomb....
In all a VERY BAD experience ...only thing which was grilled was our head and pocket!!!
Ho Hum ..
Had heard a lot about this place and being a complete foodie wanted to try it ..so me and couple of my frnds went to the place ..to start with the ambience is gud ..the place serves decent food, service is nice but the place is best suited for non veg lovers, veggie lovers need to look for other options. The best part bout this place is the pan shots de serve in d end!!
Baap ka Paisa Lootana hai???
Guys I m sure u value wht u earn...but if u have so much of ure father and u want to get rid off it come here...its supper dupper expensive..sorry its LOOTT...i must say a Roti will cost u rs 75...with Butter its 85 only...how cheap na....they have done expense on table,khursee and glam dolls....just see thier gutts they charge service charge also....its not question of affoding or not its common sense.....sabji cost rs 375+10%tax+10% Service Charge...hahaha...better go to JW MARRIOT an 7 star...there also its 500 net net..worth it....punjab grill shuld be called PUNJAB Terrorist...who will Grill ure wallet....!!!
Punjab Grill - taste buds ka thrill
"Hello sir, take a seat and buckle up bcoz we are gonna take your taste buds for a ride of a lifetime" this is an apt description of the experience called Punjab Grill. Mouth watering tikkas and kebabs are a USP of this place. The main course can sometimes see an overuse of masala's even for Punjabi food, hence the loss of a star. The place also has an innovative concept in Pan Shots which are an amazing way to wrap up the entire experience. Although a little to the steep side the place is a must visit.
Great ambience, food and service
I went with family there last weekend. The place has great ambience and seating is comfortable. We liked the service and did not feel the people there were arrogant. The food was above average in vegetarian. I am sure non veg wud be much better. The portions were also adequate for a family of 4.. All in all a nice exp
Less than average experat more than average prices
We recently took a guest to Punjab grill at Juhu for dinner . Since we did not have a booking they told us that we will be seated at their Al Fresco dining area . We were fine by that since we knew the restaurant goes full on weekdays . Despite the humidity we were eager to explore the food. But how do you explore when the area is so dark that the waiter has to put on a small torch to guide us to see the menu? So to start with the light in the outside area was very bad.
We asked the waiter for some recommendations and when our guest asked him from where is the salmon imported he just smiled clearly not knowing or not wanting to divulge the details . We decided to forgo the salmon tikka despite the fact that we had heard about it in some earlier reviews of the restaurant. Finally we stuck to some very regular Punjabi fare like butter chicken and black dal. Of course the waiter said that the butter chicken is the house speciality but I did not find anything exceptional about it to call it a speciality . I have had similar tasting butter chicken at other places at cheaper prices . The black dal too was strictly ok . Nothing to rave about . The tandoori pomfret was the only likeable dish , since it was soft and the masala wasn't overwhelming to mask the taste of the fish .
The khasta rotis again were very overly crisp and after a while it was difficult to break them. After serving us the food , the waiter disappeared with the leftover food to keep it in another area and did not inform us that some rotis and nans that wehad ordered earlier are still left . Only after ordering second round of rotis did we realise that we had over ordered since the waiter did not care to inform us of the left our food from the 1st round. SAD! Of course they took ages to get a repeat of beers. Also people need to be informed that green salad is supposed to be consisting of greens , not tomatoes and beet root. Why can't we just stick to writing salad when we have multi coloured veggies in them? While the food was strictly average, the absence of lights , slow service and ill informed waiters didn't make it a great place . I wouldn't like to say it was a very bad experience by just one visit and not experiencing the entire range of food . But my expectations were really high . The Paan shot was the only saving grace that evening.
I went to punjab grill last week. their veg food was very bad. the aloo pithohari?? was very bad. The waiter encourage you to order huge quantity. the tomato soup and mix veg soup was pathetic. the amritsari kulcha is not as good as it was six months ago. the water glasses are huge. you cant lift after they are filled. I think the management is serving portions as they serve in US. the quantities are huge. We upper class Indians have smaller appetite. once i order so much paneer after being advised by the captain that i did not eat paneer for six months.
Bad Service good food
Wrost experience of my life. had to wait for table almost an hour and this is due to poor management skills. people where seated before me when i was promised. when asked they gave us bull shit reason saying they forgot me, how stupid of that lady manager, on top of them they where smiling on me... well it was my favt restaurant but not any more....
Mr Karla think of this to improve otherwise u will not be there anymore...
Good food... bad service!
Went here on a weekday night along with a frnd who had come frm b'lore. We reached d plce arnd 9.45pm... without reservation (accepted)....
Location: need i mention dat? not required i guess... very easy to spot!
Ambience: nice ambience... a perfect plce for a dinner wid famly & frnds! I infact, liked their ambience wch was not too low lit and not too over lightened!!
Food: we basically ordered veg meal... did order a dal & a veggie along with some rumali rotis... cmng onto the dal... it was very good.. nicely made & no artificial flavoring... but d veggie (forgot d name... it was a paneer dish tgh)... was a slightly on d -ve side... d paneer was a tad old & rough (yes rough n not hard)... one cud make dat out while biting it. the roti's were good... did order for a pista drink wid d food... wch i mus say... was one of the best I've had in mum. Overall, except for the veggie... everything else was good.
Service: pathetic service... they seriously need to give 'kind' service to their customers. although, the rest was not even half filled.... nd d ppl who made the bookings didnt turn up... they made (just the two of us) wait for an hr!! If it wasnt for my frnd who had come frm outside mum, I would ve definitely walked out. The person at d gate didnt knw exactly how many tables were empty & kept on saying 2 mins 2 mins...! the manager also gave us cold shoulder! while inside, the waiters were like: we dont care who the hell r u... kinda attitude... once our order came in, we had to literally shout out for the waiter to get another round of roti's & papad.
Pricing: Its not cheap but then its not expensive too!! for the two of us with the above mentioned food, the bill came arnd Rs.1,600/-. The bill did pinch (not on pocket) coz of the service.... as it was hardly a bsy night (not even half the tables filled), the service was pathetic... god knws how the service might be during peak hours!
Recommend to burrpers: You can give it a shot... though my experience was on d rocky side, I hope the service improves. Ambience is really one of its kind at this place! I truly loved d ambience. Food is also good...d dal was better than many other places dat I ve visited so far like Pritam da Dhaba!
Been to this restaurant numerous time, but never had the patience of sitting down and sharing my experience with fellow Burrpers! :(
This is a superb place, especially if you are with family or some really close friends. The staff is amazingly polite, from the hostesses to the the waiters, they seem to be on some sort of sweet pill all the time!!! In the umpteen number of times I have been to this place, not once have I heard anyone say no, except unless you don't have a reservation and end up waiting for over an hour.
Now, coming to the core of the place- The Food. Man, I have never ever, in my life had such yummy Chops anywhere (and trust me, I eat hell of a lot!). Most of my friends, irronically are vegetarian, and they also love this place for the choice and flavour they get for the veggies. My personal fav's here are the Salmon, the Wonton rolls with sweet chilli sause, the black daal (orgasmic!) and the gucchi rice. The beverage options are not much, but being regulars, the superlative Paan shot covers up for us.
All in all, my rating for this place is:
Ambience: nice and cozy (with private rooms) - 4.5 Stars
Food: simply brilliant - 5 Stars
Staff/ Service: given extra points for attention to detail - 5 Stars
Location: being a townie - 7 Star
PS: Will be quite an effort, but would definitely like to make a trip down to their outlet in Juhu as well, very soon....just to see if they have managed to keep things the same! :D
Good Food, Bad Service
Places like Punjab Grill should hang out a board saying "No Vegetarians and Non-Drinkers Allowed". The service went from good attention to absolutely pathetic as soon as we mentioned that we wanted purely vegetarian fare and refused the bar menu. The expression on the steward's face said it all. Nevertheless, considering the reputation of the restaurant, we hung on. The food, no arguments, was some of the best North Indian cuisine I have had in a while. But the lackadaisical service really put me off of the place. I won't be going back there anytime soon.
Simply WOW !!!!
I am admittedly not a very big fan of north Indian food. I find it a bit too spicy and a bit too greasy for my taste. However, one visit to the Punjab Grill at the Palladium and I was forced to carry out some introspection and reassess my food preferences.
The decor is quite plasing on the eyes and the privacy of the family cubicles(?) gives one a pretty personalized experience.
The service was excellent and the advice that we received regarding the portions to be ordered was excellent and spot on....
Lastly the food...... what can one say but that it was an absolutely royal experience...... bordering on the divine..... My favourite item on the menu is Mutton Seekh Kababs.... they serve probably the best seekh kababs in the world... succulent, melt-in-the-mouth, etc etc etc.... Another great innvoation is the Chicken Kurkure.... while the dish in itself is pretty ordinary, the innovation is the small sauce filled glass every portion comes in.
main course is pretty standard... i would recommend the Butter chicken / Bhuna Gosht and the lehsuni naan....Biryani was good but I personally prefer the whiter variety of Biryani with less masala... for the dessert I strongly recommend the firni.... yummy and light on the stomach.... top of the whole meal with a paan shot (one is complimentary... sometimes the second one is too)... and you leave the restaurant with a completely satiated feeling.
I'd first had a taste of Jiggs' amazing food at the Hyderabadi food festival at the Leela in Mumbai and I remember coming back disbelieving that a four course Indian meal with starters, roti, chicken, mutton , fish and a dessert could leave me feeling so light... besides being the best meal I'd ever eaten. And I swear i'm not lying or exaggerating!
So it was only natural that I was looking forward to visiting the Punjab Grill at phoenix mills. And thankfully i wasn't disappointed, though I'd still rate the Hyderabadi food festival as being superlative. The kebabs were a big hit - the gulati kebab was soft and delectable, the lamb chop was so tender, it could have been a chicken leg and the drinks were novel and refreshing. Also the chicken spring roll shaped kebab served in the shot glass with sauce was amazing with a mouthwatering filling... would love to have it just NOWWW!
Didn't care much for the garlic roti though the portions are huge , but the dal was awesome too... I'll definitely look forward to another meal there... and loved every bit of it. What makes me give it four stars , not five, let me see, perhaps a mark or two cut for just being too busy... and perhaps not providing the lazy sunday lunch ambience i was seeking. But i recommend the food BIG TIME!
Hats off to Jiggs for making every meal such a memorable experience.
ps: the price is not too bad either ... Rs 2,000 per head should do the trick
Visited the place yesterday..on xmas eve...they were serving a sitdown buffet xmas special..as soon as i entered the the place..the aroma of rich food being served around made me feel that this is gonna be awesome..and believe me it lived upto its expectation...courteous staff...nice ambience.. good muzik...mouth waterin starters...esp . dahi waale kebab.. drinks were a slight let down but they changed it once we said we did not like it
Over all experience was amazing
I really loved the starters!
I went to the place with my friends to celebrate B'day and I found everything was worth the price they charge. Food was good.. and they can prepare it to your liking if you wish. Best thing was some 'paneer tikka multani' I loved it. Service was just one of the best. We didn't need do ask them to serve food after drinks were over they just knew when to serve what. All in all it was a nice experience.
Ambience: 0 - Cramped up. Yo ucan hear everything from the next table. even the music of the next door Man U Cafe can be heard!
Food: 1 - Starters were OK, Maincourse was awful. Pan Shots were Novelty. The soup was watery. The curries were too thick with cubes of paneer. A warning, the size of breads were too largeToo spicy :(
Service: 1 - made us wait 30 mins even after a reservation was made. 14 people were asked to sit on a table of 10. Starters were served before Soup. Only half order served, rest came after ages. But staff was polite.
Management - 0. Non existent
To add it up there were Rats in the House for entertainment!
Also the escalators and the lifts stop functioning!
Damage over 10k for 14
The ultimate dining exprience..
Went to Punjab grill yesterday with my family. I had already reserved a table before going because you seldom get a place without reservation there. Gauloti kebab was to die for. Kurkuri was quiet innovative. Though the Dal Punjab Grill was not that great & could have been better. I liked the rest of the food. Paan shots were excellent & we just couldn't have enough of it. Apart from the strong air-conditioning the ambiance was good & the staff lively. Would definitely visit Punjab Grill again.
below par food
I had been to Punjab Grill earlier and found the food excellent with great decor and ambience. But 2 days back I went and the food was aweful. The rotis were cold and aloo was hard and biryani was not cooked properly. It tasted like raw rice quite hard and the vegetables were also not cooked well.
On top of it there were lots of mosquitoes in the restaurant. Not quite expected from such a place who is charging a bomb for the food.
A lifetime experience
The occasion was special, I was proposing to my long term girlfriend for marriage and had to ensure that the place was apt and the arrangements were perfect. Knowing her love for North Indian food, I searched for the best dining option and narrowed down on four, Peshawari (ITC), Saffron (JW), Khayber at Churchgate and Punjab Grill at Palladium. The first two were a bit off budget, had tried Khayber before so ended up choosing Punjab Grill, after discussing with a lot of friends and colleagues who had been here. After much deliberation and fight, I managed to get a table at the much-talked about restaurant of Jiggs Kalra at Palladium. This place seems to be busier than any Coffee Shop at a 5 Star hotel in the city and finding a table here, without reservation, would mean waiting for nothing less than an hour.
Getting reservations here is a nightmare, however, the staff is very professional and courteous and were willing to go out of their way to accommodate us and help get the best possible table for the evening. The main guy, Varun, is damn helpful and helped me organise and plan the evening to my exact specifications. He also arranged for a complimentary bottle of wine to be served with the ring being preplaced in the wine glass.
I had pre-decided on what we would like to order from their menu and had conveyed the same to the staff. Once at the restaurant, the lady at the desk took us to this table which was almost in the centre of the room, facing their live cooking area which left her in awe of the place. The food, it was simply mind blowing. I am not much of a fish eater, but had placed the order for their Salmon kebab for my girlfriend, and ended up polishing off the entire platter and re-ordering another one. The cheese kurkuri and the yoghurt kebab was out of this world and something I had never ever tried before. Their signature dal along with the prawn curry and the chicken tikka curry was amazing and with the right spices. They dont have much choice in the desserts section, but we went with my all time fav Phirni, which was as good as what I get at home.
Towards the end of the entire experience, I had my girlfriend become my Fiancé. The guys here helped make a memorable evening into a special one. I will recommend this place without a doubt.
DUCK de PHATTE
Hi Fellow Burrpers!
I have been trying to post this one for almost three weeks now, but wasn't able to.
Well, it was a couple of days to Diwali and I had driven down to my sister's house in Lower Parel to wish her Diwali, it is then that my Jeeju invited me to join them for dinner at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra.
Now, the first thing I did was google " JIGGS KALRA" and found out that he is a famous gourmet from the days of Doordarshan and what I found out later was that my dad is one of his fans.
Lets get to the point now,
Jeeju had made a prior on-phone reservation and we were in time for our table, otherwise I was scared to see the crowd waiting outside.
We started off with "Tandoori Duck" on my sister's recommendation (they are regulars here). I was skeptic of whether duck would be a good idea cos it's English food and I am more fond of Indian food, but believe me, it was heavenly. I fell in love with the Duck.
Now, I thought this would be the best thing this restaurant serves and we'll not eat further when Jeeju asked for the menu.
I had a look at the menu and was impressed to notice that the menu had a good no. of options, not only for the non vegetarians, but also for the vegetarians.
Be it the Kebabs, be it the curries, it was a wide range of items to choose from, and to top it all, it was not confusing!
We chose to have Butter Chicken and Dal Punjab Grill.
Now, let me be honest, I love non vegetarian food and when i see a veg and a non veg dish in front of me, I'd definitely ignore the veg.
I started off eating the Butter Chicken with my lasooni Naan (Garlic naan) and then my sister, like the usual caring sisters, served me Dal, without my consent.
The dal was "the best i've had, ever!"
I loved the Chicken, but the Dal was worth dying for.
I didn't take another helping of the chicken post eating the Dal.
This was a heavenly food experience which i would never forget.
The dessert is something we skipped because we weren't really in the mood.
But, the Paan Shot, I must say is a great innovation by Punjab Grill.
The best part being people not spitting here and there post eating the paan.
Let me conclude by saying thanks to my jeeju for the lovely meal and to the Punjab Grill team for making our dinner memorable, the service was flawless and the food bowled us over.
I am definitely COMING BACK:)
PS: The thing you guys give us, the tablet on which u guys pour water and it pops up becoming a wet tissue is SEXY.
Keep up the good work:)
As they say "what's in the name?" well, planned sunday lunch at this place just to experience the culinary delight JK can offer. But it turned out to be unexpectedly sad. The menu has only 1 kind of dal to offer which was undercooked without any typical flavor, the specialty lacchha paraantha was more like a roti (by the way the quality of the flour being used is grade C, i guess, because it was quite chewy". Ambiance is good but cant say about service, a drink to be served with starters was served at the time of main course. Overall - total waste of money and time...
Poor service, untrained staff
Overrated food, waiters busy chatting, ignorant of any courtesy or nuances of food on the menu and how to serve- used our table to store spare cutlery from other tables, didn't know what dips should go with what- veg seekh kabaab and scallops were served with street bar type mint and yogurt. 2 out of 4 beers on the menu were not available and ofcourse no apologies from anyone. OK as a dhabha but no fine dining this.
Worst service for the kind of food served
I went to this restaurant on Saturday, 16th october along with my friends to celebrate my wife's new job. I booked a table for 5 on friday for slot 9-11 but upon reaching the restaurant we were escorted to a table for 4. Even after repeated requests to change our table, nothing was done and we were told that rest of them are booked. Crap shit. With those 5 humoungous glasses there wasnt any place for plates or food. We had to request them to get smaller glasses that we got after reminding at least thrice. Starters are nothing to write about, panner tikka was pathetic (these guys need to learn from UT). Daal makhani and the paneer kadhai were ok. I think the only item we liked were paan shots and it seems that they have started charging for second round. So, only if u guys wanna have paan shot visit this place or else having a paan is a better option considering the price.
all of a sudden ppl wanna review this place
3 reviews of 5 star ratin within a span of 50 mins on 19th oct.........all first time burrpers............REALLY.........u think we so dumb????
only the review by xntrix seems to be genuine one.
next day 3 more reviews by first time burrpers 2 reviews have given it 4 stars and one of them 3 stars...just so as not to look too fake............BURRP i expect u'll to take action against such fake reviews
Stuffed & Satisfied
Rarely do we come across a restaurant that scores on all fronts - food, service, innovation, ambience. This is one of them.
We stuck to the kebabs as that is what we like. Succulent, juicy, and yummy. And they have done intersting innovations with the ingredients and spices.
While it may seem expensive, the quantity more than makes up for the relatively higher price. Peshawari at ITC Maratha sure has competition.
Nice place to celebrate.....
This is really nice place to celebrate ....i had booked this private dinning area what they call for celebrating my wife's birthday last month... when visited there it was nice cozy place with curtains on two sides nice comfortable sofa & sittings .. Nice food and helpful staff got arranged cake at last moment.... will come again soon....
Excellent food, service and ambiance!!!
Great ambiance and not too loud, so you can comfortably chat with others on the table. Really good north India food here. Had only vegetarian food this time. Veg platter has a good variety of starters. The ambiance is very appealing, well lit, with some large chandeliers hanging in the middle of this curvy shaped restaurant. the seating is comfortable. Nice staff welcomed with smile ...... will surely come again soon
Worth waiting.....for overall excellent experience
Been to this place some time back as very much recommended by a friend. With no reservation on Saturday was lucky to get a place after a waiting for more than 30 mins. It was an wonderful experience to dine here never thought authentic North Indian food serving place can be fine dine. every minute was worth waiting. Nice way to taste all starters in mix platter...Typical Black Dal & saag.... Awesome Panshots on house to end such a tasty meal ...
Will visit again and also recommend my friends & family too.And next i will surly book in advance..
You ROCK PUNJAB GRILL!!!
highly dissappointing food..
its just a big hype..food was highly dissappointing..der was no taste in d food n was stale..d chef offered us a replacement but wht sense does it make after almost completing d meal..overall experience=poor food quality,avg service,noisy,not worth d wait..its just hyped n not worth d wait n money..better go to urban tadka or peshawari or even a avg shetty restaurant will serve better north indian cuisine..rating: minus5 on 5..
Highlight: Great Food, good ambience, Paan Shot (served at the end of your meal), small serving, ill trained unwelcoming staff, expensive - menu price excludes taxes and 10% service charge!! (~1500 per couple)
If restaurants were only about food i would prbably rate this place a 3 and half or perhaps 4 on 5 - but we know ther is more.
Before tasting the food i was forced to taste the arrogance of an unwelcoming staff. "Do you have reservation?" "No!" and 'the look' ensued!!!! And there was more.. Anyway!!
Ambience - good - tastefully done interiors spoiled by tacky chandeliers. My head could brush the beads!!
Paan shot at the end was refreshing - couldn't stop myself from asking for another and it was promptly and cheerfully served.
Bill - i hate it when i fall for the usual trap - Rs 75 (excluding taxes) for a masala papad!! They add 10% service charge so no need to tip further - if you are left with spare money!!
Worth a visit if you are a regular at Phoenix!!
Punjab Grill - :)
Finally authentic north Indian food in Mumbai with the greatest ever north Indian staff!! Waited for like over 40 mins for our table for the 11-1 slot and thought every minute was worth the wait as they have the most flavorful Indian food this side of town...:) They mixed platter of kebabs are scrumptious as is they black dal, ghucci biryani and vegetables... love the way the normal bottled mineral water is served in a stylish bottle cover! And the pan shot is delectable...
can be better...
I have been getting very mixed reviews of this place so finally decided to check it out myself.
I am not going to describe each dish but suffice to say that food ranged from mediocre to good. My biggest disappointment was the Dal. If a punjabi place fails to deliver on good Dal, it needs to introspect. Kababs ranged from nice to bad but overall just about passed the muster, raan was nice but not extraordinary and desserts were strictly passable. One mutton dish (forgetting the name) was extremely delicious and saved our evening.
The waiter on our table was fantastic and really kept us engaged. Manager was disgraceful. We requested him for a baby chair and he had the balls to say that the restaurant is not a baby friendly one!! Pathetic, have docked one star for that. The young waiter saved the day for them.
It is a bit on the expensive side...850/- per head without alcohol is what we paid.
Despite all this, i must say that it is one of the better Indian restaurant on this side of the town and that is purely because there are surprisingly no good indian restaurant here. Can any fellow burrper suggest something?
A fine dining "Indian" experience!!!
After hearing a lot about this place, finally decided to try it out.. Great kebabs and biryani and a lot of options for vegetarians too with the sarson da saag and makai di roti.. Ambience is gr8 although it cud have been better if it was less noisier, but cant help the sat night crowd, can they?? Quick service and great quality of food..The phirni was the most amazing part of the meal followed by "PAAN SHOTS"...
Only one disappointment - the quantity of the biryani.. barely 2 ppl can share...
The service was good too with lilttle confusion among the waiters over the orders.. but other than that.. must visit..
Pricing - on the higher side...
A DECENT PLACE
Finally decided to go here after reading a lot of mixed reviews. We happened to go there on a weekday and as we knew that we definitely must make a reservation before going there as it tends to be very crowded ,we called for reservation on the same day but they informed us that we would get our reservation only after 11 pm.The place seemed to be buzzing with people even at 11.30pm .We orderered:
Starters- vegetable platter (8 pieces which had 2 pieces each of 4 variety of kebabs)-OK.
SHIKANJVI- (a sort of a lemmon juice with black pepper and sort of jaljeera)-not that good
LEHSUNI NAAN AND A MIX VEGETABLE (the quantity of naan is quite good 1 naan can easily suffice two people)-average
TOTAL COST 3 PERSONS-AROUND 1400 WITH TAXES
Portions were good and service was extremely good and prompt.
After dinner we were served a drink known as PAN SHOTS which was a green coloured drink with pan flavour, it was very unique and we liked it.
FOOD - 3/5
Worth visiting the place once if you happen to stay close, nothing exceptional but a DECENT PLACE.
Most annoying thing over here is you have to reserve table well in advance for weekends and they have slot wise way of doing it.So if you are walk-in than forget a table or wait till 11 pm.Food for veggies is very limited.Sabzis are based on paneer only and Channa is not that good too.Rotis were very hard and crisp.Black Dal is also ok.Ordered Veg Platter ( Bad), Two Sabzi, Black Dal, Biryani (Bad), 1 iced Tea , 2 Lassi and one desert.Bill was 3700.So this Place is not worth the price.Avoid.Theres better north indian food available elsewhere.
Tasty food but a very bad experience
We booked this place on a Wednesday evening for a Saturday night dinner (apparently its difficult to get a table on the same day). They have a 7pm and a 9pm sitting. We were a group of 9 got our table by 7:30, some reached by 7:45.
The food overall was very tasty, though the quantity was a bit strange. The breads were too large and the vegetables were too little. Ideally the one taking our order didnt notify us of this even though we asked. Because of which there was a lot of food wasted (i.e. excess breads)
It was quite annoying to see the waiter indirectly asking us to eat quickly, order quickly as he wanted the table vacant by 8:45. He kept showing us his watch! The place was quite expensive, food was tasty by 4 of us had a stomach infection and fever by Sunday and Monday which lasted for almost a week.
Good food but ended up with food poisoning
Had visited this place with family, the place had been recommended by quite a few people. The food was good as we had been told, but after we got home sister and dad had a severely upset stomach and very high fever for three days. I had the same symptoms but not very high fever.(fortunately mum just had the shorba and she dint fall ill). When we called the place to complain the manager asked 'What can you'll do about it?' ... not a reply you expect from any place especially not one which claims to be a fine dining restaurant and the bill for 4 of us ran upto 3400 without any alcohol and only vegetarian food.
We hadnt eaten out anywhere else that day or the day before so we're sure it had to do with the food at Punjab Grill. Probably it was just our bad luck, but try at your own risk!
A Very Good Fine Dining Indeed!
After hearing a lot about Punjab Grill, today finally went and savored it in all its glory!
Lets get the basics first.
We ordered - one each of -
Fresh Lime Soda
Total Damage - 2229 Rs, which includes tax + service charge @ 22.5 %.
Firstly I had made advanced reservation just like that as I was sure that being a weekday(Tuesday) this place wouldn't be much crowded. How wrong I was and I am glad I had made the reservation. Baring two tables out of which one was reserved for us, the place was choc-a-block at around 2 PM. And apart from us, all the tables were filled with corporate crowd. So advance reservation is must and highly recommended.
Ambience is top notch, very classy, very elegant, in short you feel good when you are here.
Kudos to service in terms of politeness of the staff.
Except the fresh lime soda, which I assume the soda was not cold and hence ice kind off made the drink less than ideal. But nothing too bad, just that it could have been better.
The famed black dal was good, though it was slightly, very slightly below what I had expected. If I had expected 100%, it turned out to be say about 95%!
Paneer Makhni is the best I have ever had in Mumbai(apart from having it in Peshawri). Teaming it up with Butter Naan...wow...it was simply heaven!
Tomato Shorba was great too, though I was disappointed that it was not mentioned in the menu and they have just this one option for Soup/Shorba. For a place like this, I think they definitely need a good list for Soups too!
The Veg Platter was absolutely delicious! Naan and Kulcha were made to perfection!
Phirni was the perfect way to end a meal and oh yes how could I forget their on the house Paan Shots!!! Though its available in The Dhaba at Oshiwara too, I am sure for majority of the people, this is something totally new and oh so good!
I am giving it 5 star rating as I just had a few issues-
*Dal need that extra 5%,
*Service on table can get better. Water should be served and repeated serving without asking.
*The waiter on our table can become more forthcoming like asking us if we need anything after our meal like Dessert, etc.
*Starting itself we had ordered for Papad, but we had to repeat the order almost towards the ending of the meal as they seem to have forgotten about it.
Above issues are very very minor and hence my full rating! The only thing is this place NEEDS to maintain their positive traits specially their quality of staff, which is commendable. Nothing is more turn off than a bad waiter who acts as if its a torture to him/her for being in the job.
Money wise, its definitely not cheap by any standard and would be categorized in the Expensive to Very expensive. If you add drinks to my order, clearly the bill will be way higher or may be even doubled.
Somethings we cant judge on the value for money scale and hence I feel this place is a great place to have a very memorable meal occasionally!
I am already making plans as to when I would visit again!