It’s been long time since we knew this place and always wanted to go there to satisfy our gujju food appetite , specially the Gujarati snacks which i have grown up eating.
The restaurant called Amdavadi near Residency towers in Tnagar, Chennai.
A quiet place,wonderfully designed and its very rare that you are going to a Gujarati restaurant and place is so quiet.That is the credit we must give to the people who designed the place. They have done a commendable job .
When you enter the place the ambiance is good , they have given a semi antique yet fresh look to the place. Wooden chair with marble as a table top, the place is painted in a white which makes it peaceful and soothing with a view of clever greenery outside.
Once we settled down we got 2 menus one is of the Thali which was having sweet , snack and a refreshing drink, This option we found was over priced, so we selected our food from the other menu which was having a list of authentic Gujarati snacks. All the items are very well explained so if you are new to Gujarati cuisine you will get a fair idea before ordering.
After lot of discussion and going through each and every item in menu, we finally ordered
Khaman – Exactly we call it Nylon Khaman in Gujarat,It was tasty , sweet,spongy and perfect texture as expected.
Methi Gota -I felt it was bit over fried but the feel of methi was there and black pepper which made it taste good and perfect.
Khandvi – It was not par with our expectation , it has to be more softer than it was but the taste was good.We liked it nevertheless , sesame and mustard seed in it made it more delicious .
Fafda – This was disappointment as the masala was too much on it and taste was not as it has to be, the authenticity was missing.
Rajwadi Chaas – It was a good blend of masala in butter milk, Very soothing to down all the food with and
Kokam sharbat – The typical taste of kokum sharbat, simple, nothing extra in it and refreshing .
For us it was a perfect place to try Gujarati snacks but there is place for a lot of improvement, which they can do to bring in the ‘WOW’ factor.
Ambiance – 4/5
Service – 4/5
Food – 3.5/5
Price – 300-500 rupees for two(approx.)
we are definitely going there for the second time to try out the menu
Note: This is not a paid review. It’s based on my experience of going there and we paid for our own meal.