Having tried both the ala carte and buffet versions, with two different set of groups, I feel qualified now to write a review on Lemon Twist situated in Noida Sector 63.
I will begin first with the Buffet version. Buffet is served at ‘Trance by Lemon Twist’. The ambiance is decent. They also have a bar area (not a part of the buffet deal). Now coming to food – the buffet was a mix of Chinese and Indian. We started with Soup (one variety was available only – Veg Hot and Sour) which was pretty good. There were no starters available unfortunately. In main course they had numerous options in Indian and Chinese. We tried Pindi Choley, Khumb Malai Matar, Hoshiyarpur key Kukkad (Chicken) and Mutton Roganjosh. While Pindi Choley and Khumb Malai Matar were delicious, we also loved the Chicken and Mutton dishes. I personally loved the gravies of both Chicken and Mutton dishes but the pieces were huge (though very well cooked) which made them look unappetizing. Also it would have been good if the food was more warmer than what it was.
The desserts consisted of Gulab Jamun and Ice cream. We tried Gulab Jamuns and just loved them.
Though buffet is advertised for Rs 315/-, including taxes it comes out to be Rs 404/- per person. Given the complete lack of starters and lesser varieties in desserts I found the price a bit steep. Also since it was essentially a self service, I found little logic in being charged Service Charges (@ 10%). While I would definitely suggest that you give the place a try, I have had a better experience at Barbeque Nation, Janakpuri.
The ambiance for ala carte’s section is better than of Buffet’s. However the service is much slower. Infact we had to make an extra effort to get their attention every time we needed something. The food tastes almost the same in both cases. The bill came around 4300 for the 8 of us (500 per head approx). So in case you are trying out Lemon Twist in a larger group, going for Buffet might turn out to be a more economical option.