RESTAURANT REVIEW - SOHO ST. BANGALORE



We visited Soho St. on the eve of New Year. They have valet parking facility so parking was a relief. The restaurant was decorated well and was giving the feel of New Year eve. As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were amazed to see many people waiting to get the table. The place is huge and has got nice interior done. It definitely gives the feel of "a posh restaurant". I approached the manager, who was keeping a list of reservations, to enquire about the reservation I made a day before. It was disappointed to see that we got the table 30 minutes after arriving there.That was the first disappointment!

So, finally after 30 minutes, we managed to get hold of a table. The table was actually to accommodate two persons and we were three. Looking at the huge crowd we settled down for it and adjusted ourselves. They were serving Grill items and Dim sums on table and for rest of the stuff there was a wide spread buffet arranged. For starters, we took Chicken Lung Fung soup, Crab Sushi, Adraki Fish Tikka, Chicken Shawarma, Chicken and Prawn Dimsums, Chicken Lollipop, Tandoori Chicken and Kolkata Mutton Roll. Quite a lot of stuff you see! I wanted to make sure that I try most of the items offered in the spread. Out of all the starters my favorite items were, Chicken Soup, Chicken Lollipop, Chicken Shawarma and Kolkata Mutton Roll. But when I say my favorite, it's out of all the starters I tried there. These were better than the rest of the starters. I had visited this restaurant with high hopes after seeing good reviews on Zomato, but was disappointed when I tasted the food. Almost all the items lacked the right quantity of spices in them. May be they wanted to maintain the spice level in their food items like "Soho St. in London", because for me with an Indian tongue, the food certainly lacked the Indian flavor. This was the second disappointment! And by this time, I had made my mind not to expect more from their Main Course.




Coming to the Main Course, we picked - Chicken Biryani, Keema-Pav, Thai Red Curry, Bhindi Fry, Mutton Kurma and Nan. I liked Thai Red Curry and Bhindi Fry. These two items were surprisingly good, at least after the Starters experience my tongue was glad to taste some spice. Chicken Biryani was very ordinary and Keema-Pav could have been better, only if they had offered the hot buns. The Pav served was not even hot.  It appeared like a bun taken straight from the packet and served to eat. Mutton Kurma was just alright.

Now Desserts are usually same in such wide buffet restaurants - Sai Vishram, Barbeque Nation to name few. And the best part about dessert is the consistency. They never disappoint you! Like Starters and Main Course, Soho St. had a lot to offer in Dessert section as well. We tried Pastries, Chocolate dipped Brownie, Fruit Custard, Litchi Mousse, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream Keema and Baskin Robbins Scoop. I liked almost all the items in Dessert. But my top pick will be Cotton Candy, Litchi Mousse and Ice Cream Keema. The USP of Soho St. in Dessert section was Cotton Candy. It was such a pleasant surprise! How many of you have seen a Cotton Candy machine in restaurants?? Well, at least I never have. Ice Cream Keema was nice and so was the Litchi Mousse.



The idiom "Jack of all trades, master of none" perfectly fits for this restaurant. Though they had a wide spread buffet and variety of items to offer, none of the items turned out to be a show stealer. The staff was  courteous and had smiles on their faces throughout.

If you would like to visit the place here's the address:

Ground Floor, Sona Towers
Next to Christ College
Hosur Main Road, Koramangala
Bangalore

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