A Touch of Nostalgia | China Bistro | Bangalore
The city of Bengaluru never ceases to amaze me as there is no dearth of restaurants especially Chinese ones. Inspite of which, we have new ones opening every other week and one such restaurant is China Bistro. Though I couldn’t make it for their launch, I did get a chance to have a leisure meal with the hubby on a weekday. To my surprise, most tables were occupied which was probably shows how well they have been received in the city.
China Bistro is located in the same building as the popular Glocal in one of the premium locations in the city. The first glimpse of the restaurant gives you a feel of entering the forbidden land with the Chinese Samurai’s flanking the front doors. The over all decor is subtle and minimalistic yet with its own charm.
The restaurant in itself has a laid back atmosphere with the central bar counter being the main attraction. One side of the bar also serves as a live dimsum and sushi counter. This was something different from the usual as I love Dimsums and getting a chance to watch it being made was an additional thrill.
While China Bistro may sound predominantly like a Chinese cuisine affair, they also have other Asian crowd favorites. Our meal started with a few cocktails such as The Great Wall, Wild China, Pommes Cup and The Optimist, all suggested by their bartender. Personally, I loved the Great Wall and it’s presentation was top notch. The Optimist was my hubby’s choice and I would consider that the next best among the cocktails.
The appetizers in the menu may seem a little mind – boggling at first, but I wouldn’t fault them as they have a good mix of the crowd favorites as well some speciality ones too. We decided to try a dish from different sections of the appetizer menu starting with the Lobster Dumplings with XO Beurre Blanc. It’s essentially beetroot juice Dimsum with lobster, garlic and exotic spices which was the perfect way to get the meal started. Another appetizer which was my hubby’s selection was the Grilled Fish Fillet in Hoisin Hot Garlic Sauce which literally melted in the mouth.
The Singapore Chilli prawns and Fire Roasted Mandarin Chicken were loaded with flavour though a bit too crisp for my liking. Our starters were the highlight of the meal, with an array of different dishes served each attempting to surpass the other in expectations.
Our main course was a smaller affair, with us sticking to Fortune Fried Rice, General Tao’s Favourite Chicken and Steamed fish in Chilli. All the dishes ordered were spot on with the honours going to the General Tao’s Chicken, a dish I would definitely recommend.
Though we decided to skip dessert, we were recommended to try their Caramel Custard which ended our meal on a right note.
China Bistro brings back some good memories and makes me want to indulge that nostalgia all over again.
Address : Ashwini Complex, 2986, 12th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038 Ph: 080 49653098
23 thoughts on “A Touch of Nostalgia | China Bistro | Bangalore”
Food Presentation capture attention, food must be lip smacking. Ambiance look so cool and cozy.
I’m a big time Chinese food fan, and the food pics look phenomenal… But the drinks!! Oh man!!! Beyond awesome.
I like the look of the ambience of China Bistro. Looks quite spacious and a nice place to head for a meal. Hope to check it out soon.
The food looks amazing!!! The ambience and decor are beautiful. Those dimsums are nothing like I have seen anywhere.
Wow the place looks so quaint and classy..perfect for a date ..love the variety food and presentation
All these pics, your words have actually made me hungry. I love the authenticity these outlets give to the food. And I love how they have served the drinks!
Its really a great news for Indiranagar Peeps there is something in at your place.The presentation is really lovely..
Looking at these wonderful appetizers my hunger has increased..they look so tempting and irresistible…would definitely check this place out
General Tao’s chicken seems really amazing! I love all the pictures of the dishes and cocktails! This is indeed a great place to go for a brunch or dinner!
The restaurant and dishes looking really interesting. The presentation seems great
The restaurant and dishes looking really interesting. The presentation seems great. Even the decor and ambience is so cool
The presentation of the food looks awesome and ambience is great too. Hope they open more branches or will visit when I am in Bangalore.
I love the look of everything here. I am a fussy eater but if food looks inviting I do try it. I love the names of Cocktails like The Great Wall. Thanks for sharing xx
Wow food looks yummy and delicious. I would love to visit there to eat this yummy food. Loved the presentation of the food.
Chinese cuisine is my favourite cuisine. And you given me a must visit place for some great Chinese food on my next visit to Bangalore.
My my! Food looks so tempting and yummy. Love the presentation. Ambience also looks classy.
The presentation of each dish is so beautiful. I am crushing over it. I am sure the taste is that good to please my taste buds.
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Great recipes! people must enjoy the dishes at “China Bistro”. Love to visit there soon!