Friday, 22 March 2013

Door No 27, Kilpauk


I was out for dinner, with a couple of friends to the newly opened joint Door No 27. This has been a place of great interest to me, since it is located very close to my house and they had also mentioned on there facebook page that they serve biryani. The preview about this restaurant in the Indian Express newspaper was the tipping point. With the review rating the biryani 8/10, I just had to have it.



Food:
We started our meal Jalapeno with Cheese. Yes! you must be wondering why we started the meal with a veg dish. Sigh! we had a veggie in our gang, so we had order a few veg dishes. The Jalapeno with Cheese vanished off our table in no time with the whole bunch of us (six people) voting unanimously that it tasted great.



The next dish was the Crumb Fried Stuffed Mushroom. As you can see from the picture the company with me was ready to gobble down the food in no time. This was another great dish, with full marks from the gang.


Next up was the Indian Fried Chicken, I personally was not impressed with the dish. It seemed more like Chicken 65. So we can safely say that the Vegetarian items rocked in the starters.



After the delicious starters we headed to the main course with positive thoughts. We were blown away by the Tawa Roti and the Paneer Butter Masala. The roti was so soft that it just melted in our mouth. The Paneer was really spongy. The combination of both Paneer and Roti is the best I have ever had from a stand alone restaurant. It was a delight. Hearing us rave about the Paneer and Roti the waiter suggested to us to try the Daal Makhani. The daal was decent and it did not meet the hype given by the waiter.



Now coming to the Biryani - the dish which was raved about by the reviewer in Indian Express. We had ordered both Chicken and Mutton Biryani. So got to sample both. Neither of the Biryanis met the high marks given. It was a total disappointment after all the hype we had heard about it. It was more like colored ghee rice. It lacked both aroma and flavor. Brinjal served along with it also did not help to improve things.


Finally we had ordered a Chicken Chasseur. This was rolls of chicken with stuffed veggie served with a helping of gravy. The gravy reminded me of Pav Baji. It was served along with Potato wedges and diced carrot - Yummy!

Apart from the totally disastrous biryani every other dish, ticked the right boxes.

Ambiance:
Door No27 is present in the place which used to house Cool Nature, ice cream joint. The interiors was mostly unchanged apart from the new decor.

Service:
Since we were the only ones in the restaurant, I am not going to vote on this.

Price:
The entire meal for six people including the water bottles and tax, made a grand total of Rs 1935/-. This is one of the cheapest joints I have binged in. If you do know any other joint which beats this joint in price please do let me know in the comments.

Food 6.5/10
Ambiance - 6.5/10
Service - NA
Price - 8/10

Door No 27, is located in Vasu street opposite to Ega Theater.

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*A review about a place holds good only for 6 months as there can be a change in quality and quantity of the food, the service and the staff, due to reasons best known only to them. So kindly consider these factors while visiting the places
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