Tasting at ‘Deja Vu’
‘Deja Vu’ is a very catchy name for a resto bar and the interiors, ambience and food does give a sense of the same. We were here for a foodies meetup and to try out their buffet variety and drinks on offer. Located on the 5th floor of the Gopalan Innovation mall in Bannerghata, Bangalore, it is ideally placed and is a good option for folks heading for a movie or shopping to the mall to head here for lunch/dinner or just drinks.
Entrance is nice and very inviting. The resto is very spacious and good seating arrangement as well.The Live counters and the Bar are perfectly positioned.
The decor on the walls with pictures of Indian and western movies and music stars from yesteryear’s does give a dejavu effect as well.
There is also a Lounge space available here with a pool table which is a nice addition to the already spacious area.
Excellent assortment of cocktails, mocktails and alcohol beverages. Tried the Elaneer Ecstasy which was a cocktail of vodka, coconut water,mint leaves and honey and was refreshing and different, the best part was that it was served in the tender coconut style which added to the kick. They also have the Bira Beer which is quite in demand these days and at a much lesser price than it is in some of the other places.
Soups and Salads :
Nice selection of salads on the buffet, good stuff across both veg and non-veg. Papad’s added the crunchy effect
Mutton Mughalai Seekh Kebab : Tender and Juicy Mutton kebab.Good garnishing on the top and high on taste.Bite size pieces were perfect.
Barbeque Chicken Wings glazed with barbeque sauce had the right combination of sweetness and spice. Meat was cooked right and tasted good.
Lasooni Tangdi Kebab’s were one of the best I’ve had for a while. Well marinated and juicy flavors in every bite.
Amritsari Fish Kebab : Soft and just melts in your mouth but was bland for me. Needed more seasoning and flavor and lacked the texture. Feedback given and they agreed to look into it.
Patiyala Paneer Tikka : Two words – Thumbs Up !
Baby Corn Manchurian : Crispy, Crunchy, not much oil, good amount of sauce and well garnished !
Della Casa : Best to have when its served hot with the cheese almost melted and spread across the toasted base. Leave it for a while and it can give one a rubbery effect.
Tandoori Shakarkand : This was totally out of the blue, sweet potatoes are something that usually does not make it to a restaurant’s menu but here we were trying out an appetizer made out of it and in Tandoori style which was pretty impressive. Not a big fan of sweet potatoes but after having this, I might just start to like it again.
There were also other starters like Cajun Spice Potato, Crispy Corn and Chilli Chicken which were delicious !
Live Counters :
Chat and Pasta live counters were dishing out some good stuff. Apparently pasta seemed to be one of the best and on demand dish here, so tried a bit of both white and red sauce pasta. One gets to choose the veggies that will be added to the pasta and the only non-veg option was of chicken.Must say, pasta’s do stand out.
Main Course :
After feasting on some good starters, it was time to try out the main course items, again good variety on both veg and non-veg options. Some stands out for me were egg masala, murgh masala and chicken biriyani on the non-veg and paneer pulav on the vegetarian side of it.
What better way than to finish the meal with some excellent sweet dishes.Gulab Jamun and Mousse was perfect ! Brownie was a little dry but good on taste.Shahi tukda could have been better but Ice creams were top class ! Other pastries were decent !
Service was as good as it can be. Starters were served on the table. Plates were being cleared in quick time and any requests were being heeded to.Bar tender was pretty busy with the drinks being ordered but was getting them done quick enough.
What is special about this place is that it is very budget friendly !.All of this food comes at a price of less than Rs.500 including taxes excluding drinks which with this variety beats other buffet places any day. Even the drinks are priced comparatively lesser than other places.