Malaka Spice- the most authentic south east asian food in Pune. A Pune institution - this place is a must visit. About 15 times larger than how it started, the outdoor relaxed ambience does justice to a meal out in beautiful Koregaon Park. Art for sale, an occasional flea market and a children's table allow for a pleasant experience.
Favorite Dish: Roti canai, Basil tofu and almost all the curries are spectacular!
One of the best didning experience in Pune. This new restaurant is a must visit and best addition to Pune food scene. The decor is very soothing and comforting, servic is friendly but teh STAR is the food by Chef Milind Sovani( I was lucky to meet him in person and talk to him about his vast experinec world wide)
The food is simply outtanding, Go for it !!
Favorite Dish: F=Green planet soup of Broccoli, oregano cheese sticks, mushroom caps, chicken satay, butter garlic prawns ae to die for.
In mains chicken steak is my fav and their Dal makhni is supreme.
Mad House Grill is a restaurant located in the heart of Pune at one of the hottest night-out destinations – Korgaon Park. Mad House Grill selects only the most succulent meat and prepare them in their specialized unique way so that the taste is absorbed right down to the bone!
Their specialties are flame grilled (never deep fried) vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights. They take special pride in their steaks and guarantee that the food will leave your taste buds yearning for more. I love that they want to bring about a relationship where they would love to have you to come, dine, wine and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
In this fast paced world, Mad House offers a return to a simpler, slower and saner way of life. They believe there’s just no substitute for a freshly prepared meal! They are passionate about the ingredients they use and really do care about quality and taste. So while the food may take a little longer to prepare, the reality is that the taste is remembered long after the wait has been forgotten.
Favorite Dish: All their Steaks are grilled to perfection and are mouth watering. The Raan is a must try. It's home-style food away from home.
Chor Bizarre is the best place to eat at Lavasa. The inspiration for Chor Bazaars are thief markets common in India. If you can't get out to Lavasa you could try the London restaurant. Chor Bizarre is happy to be called "quite eccentric" and it fits.
Favorite Dish: In London Chor Bizarre was voted "Best 10 restaurants" by the Independent. How could it not be even better and much cheaper in Lavasa, India?
I started asking the South Indians where is the best South Indian food and Pune and this led me to Vaishali. You can't go wrong at Vaishai, idli, Dosa Musambi juice, anything you order will be the best anywhere.
The restaurant is a fine Italian dining place and I’m tempted to add ‘the finest’ one. Italian cuisine is not new to Pune. I am not going to count pizzas at the fast-food chain style outlets as Italian, these are more American than Italian anyway! There are places like Dario’s, Little Italy and La Pizzeria that offer authentic Italian fare but with a rider. They all offer only vegetarian fare and so if you want to eat Sicilian style fish or beef you must make a visit to Sicilia.
Favorite Dish: everything in veggie
I recently came across this site - http://www.puneonaplate.com . I visit pune a few times and was struggling to find new places to eat - right from conventional to off-the-beaten path. The site was quite a revelation. Check it out and see if you find it useful for you next pune visit.
Saiyog pure Veg is a family style restaurant located at Dighi, near famous Saibaba Temple, Pune.It is situated on Pune-Alandi road, it creates a dining experience whose uniqueness lies in its elegance and refinement which is brought alive by caring and personalized service in a warm and vibrant environment. It is offering authentic mouthwatering Indian,munchurian, noodles, palak paneer,chole, rajma, roti, naans,pav-bhaji,mix vegetarian, rice and paneer butter masala are some of the authentic dishes.
It remains open daily from 8 AM to 11:30 PM and a sitting capacity of 35-40 customers. It provides facilities like waiter service and takes away. The average cost for two is Rs.150 to Rs. 250. You can share your moments with family or friends through unique dining experience here, after visiting the Saibaba temple.
Tareef has the best Butter Chicken I have tasted in Pune. Ambiance is superb. It however only has few tables so a bit congested. I visit this place often. Highly recommended!
Favorite Dish: Butter Chicken - They don't make it like this anymore. I had some taken in parcel for my Dad. He loved it too.
This restaurant is a bit hard to find but once found, you will not regret it. As you enter the hookah (sheesha) lounge, the beautifully done pine-wood, green tiles and comfortable kane furniture bowls you over. I have been frequenting this place with friends for quite some time now. I find it a good place to relax with hookah and refreshments. The Mughlai food and shawarmas are excellent. They have a separate section for families.
Favorite Dish: Bheja Gurda Fry with Reshmi Paratha - I hardly ever like bheja but I have been eating this quite regularly because this preparation style reminds me of a certain place in Colaba, Mumbai. Love it!
all kinds of nice dishes. From Italian to mexican to , of course , Indian.
Stay away from the cream soups!!! The chef has no idea how to make it and the cream is bad. You will 've an interesting night in your bathroom ... ;-)
The airco is set waaaaay to high. freezing!
There is beef on the menu, but when you order, they can not serve it...
Actually when I think about it ...this place is not that great.
Favorite Dish: the mince suace...
Flags was definitely our favourite place for eating non-Indian food that we came across. The place is smart, modern and stylish with a lively and fun atmosphere. The menu is huge and the drinks menu is just as long, perfect if you have been craving a particular drink or are tired of drinking beer. There is also a great mocktails menu. The food was absolutely delicious, as were the drinks, and the staff were very friendly and attentive.
We had a wonderful night celebrating my birthday and the combination of a lovely place, yummy food and great service made it that little bit more special.
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish was the minestrone genovese soup, made of green basil and oregano. It was amazing! The BBQ Caribbean Chicken and Lanb Mousaka were both delicious too.
OLYMPIA ON EAST STREET – THE PLACE FOR KATHI ROLLS IN PUNE
Olympia. The very mention of the word “Olympia” makes every ardent Foodie’s mouth water as it immediately brings fond memories of the unique eatery on Colaba Causeway in Mumbai which arguably serves the best Biryani in the world apart from other lip smacking non-vegetarian delights.
But, do you know there is an “Olympia” on East Street opposite Kayani Bakery in Pune which serves perhaps the best Chicken Kathi Rolls outside of Kolkata. Priced at a reasonable forty rupees it is value for money nourishment at its best. The piping hot paratha enriched with a generous and well cooked soft covering of beaten eggs and filled with substantial pieces of succulent spicy chicken – it tastes heavenly as you dip it in the accompanying pudina chutney and pop it on your tongue along with a freshly sliced onion ring. The Chicken Kathi Roll is substantial and you feel truly satiated; unlike the empty feeling you get after having other fast foods like pizzas and burgers.
Earlier this no-nonsense down-to-earth eatery was housed in a charming old-world bungalow at the same location where now stands a modern building with the new looking Olympia on a small part of the ground floor. But the ambience and food is still as before.
Next time you are in Pune Camp don’t forget to visit Olympia on East Street and relish its delicious Kathi Roll. And don’t forget to pick up some Shrewsbury biscuits from Kayani Bakery opposite on your way home.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Kathi Roll - it's wholesome and delicious.
Purepur Kolhapur is a Spartan no-nonsense eatery in the heart of Pune. There are just three main items on the menu – Mutton Taat (Thali), Chicken Taat, (which cost Rs. 75/- each), and Purepur Special Taat for a princely Rs. 120/- (I am told that the ‘Purepur Special’ contains everything the place has to offer!).
The Purepur Special Thali comprises the following:
• A large bowl of thick chicken curry with four generous pieces of chicken.
• A plate of appetizingly crisp dark brown pieces of fried mutton liberally garnished with almost burnt deep fried onion strips.
• A Kheema Vati (Katori)
• A vati of Tambda Rassa ( Red Gravy)
• A vati of Pandhara Rassa (White Gravy)
• Kuchumber salad made of onions, ginger, coriander, green chillies and curds
• Lemon pieces
• A fresh piping hot chapatti (You can have bhakri if you want, but today I’m in a mood for a crisp hot crunchy chapatti splattered with pure ghee)
• A bowl of jeera rice garnished with crisp brown fried onion strips and cashew nuts.
I sip the pandhara rassa – it’s invigorating. Next I spoon into my eager mouth a generous portion of mutton fry. It’s not melt-in-the-mouth stuff (I think it is the inimitable Bolai mutton). I chew slowly and savor the sweetish taste of the fried onions blended with the lively spiciness of the crisply fried mutton. I dip a piece of the piping hot chapatti into the tambda rassa allowing it to soak in, place it on my tongue and chew it to a pulp until it practically swallows itself savouring the flavour till the very end. Exquisite! I lovingly pick up a small piece of chicken from the gravy; delicately place it on my tongue and roll it against my palate. I sample the Kheema Vati – it’s totally different from the Kheema I’ve tasted at Irani and Mughlai eateries. The Kheema has an unusual taste I can’t exactly describe – a bit sweet and sour– a counterbalancing contrast, perhaps.
Purepur Kolhapur is worth a visit for the quality and authenticity of its food.
Favorite Dish: Pandhara Rassa - it tastes heavenly, complements the meal, is digestive and cooling.
This place is Air Deccan of the aviation industry i.e. no frills. The restaurant has a clean look consisting of simple table and chairs. But the place is clean, has ample light. They have also fitted air-Coolers to cool off in hot summers of Pune.
Biryani has always occupied highest place on the tastebuds of the food-lovers in India and also on the tastebuds of the guys coming in Indian from abroad !
A spicy preparation originated from the kitchens of Mughals and Nawabs consists rice as its key ingredient mixed with a variety of ingredients. Well, these ingredients play an important part in making the biryani tastier !
Favorite Dish: chicken and mutton biryani,
butter chicken with butter roti..............yummie