Monthly Archives: April 2011

Review – Desi Vibes, Sector 18, Noida

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Totally Impressed

It was my parent’s anniversary. After the fiasco at Yellow Chillies, Noida last year we were quite unsure about which place to try this time. Based on my experience a few days back we zeroed in onto Desi Vibes in Sector 18, Noida.

Desi Vibes is spread over two floors and despite the fact that it was a Monday evening, the restaurant was completely occupied. The restaurant has a ‘old world’ theme and has ancient artifacts on display. The utensils for serving food are made from glazed clay.

While we were deciding on the order, we were served complimentary Jal Jeera and Papad. For starters we ordered Tandoori Chaap (made of Soyabean) and Kesari Paneer Tikka. Both of them were served with a lot of Salad dressing and were delicious. For main course we opted for Dal Makhani, Malai Kofta and Desi Vibes special Paranthey’s. The main course was served with complimentary Achaar (We had almost 8 varieties to choose from) – Do try their Lasoon ka Achaar. My mom cooks one of the best Dal Makhani but she was also stumped by the taste of Dal Makhani here. Malai Kofta was equally nice as were the breads.

The service was prompt. Waiters had a smile all the while which added to the pleasant atmosphere. At one table there was a mix up in the order. Not only did the waiter apologize, he also got the order replaced and did not charge anything extra as well. What I loved most here was the Supari and Khatta Meetha golis they serve along with the Bill.

There was another surprise awaiting us. If you happen to be there on your anniversary or birthday, you also get a free gift. In the end it was one the best experiences I have had in recent times. The meal for 4 of us costed Rs 1120, The happiness on my parent’s faces was Priceless.


Review – Uncle’s, Sector 11, Noida

Located in Noida, Sec 11, this place was due for a visit since quite some time. Last Friday my friend and me decided to visit the place. We were in a mood for some delectable evening snacks but unfortunately we were quite disappointed. The menu was extremely limited with less than 10 dishes for snacks. The variety is limited to just kebabs and tikkas. The main course though scored much better in terms of variety.

We ordered Murg Malai Tikka which was a huge disappointment. The tikkas were undercooked and bland. We didn’t really give up and decided to give main course a try. Ordered Dal makhani with Keema naan. Dal Makhani was pretty decent while Keema naan was passable.

Overall, the ambiance is ‘not bad’, service is prompt – food was served without much of a delay, though we had to make an effort to get the waiter’s attention. Cost wise the place is economical. If you live in the area nearby and are looking for a decent place to dine (i.e. just have main course), then Uncle’s can surely be  given a try.

See the menu of Uncle’s here.