Bangalore’s food scene never ceases to amaze me and just when you think the city is overflowing with restaurants and there’s no room for anymore especially on the busy 100 Feet Road in Indira Nagar, a new one opens its doors.
Urban Tamaasha has opened up in the posh and well known neighbourhood of Indira Nagar, a location such as 100 Feet Road is considered prime property and setting up a business or restaurant here is half the battle won. The charm of this area is probably not much as it used to be 5 years ago thanks to the dime a dozen shops here but having visited the restaurant recently I can definitely say they have something special here.
Urban Tamaasha is part of the Dayal group, one of the leading agriculture groups in India and this is their third foray into the hospitality business. I dropped by here for a quiet dinner with my hubby and 2 kids on a busy weeknight and was glad to notice they do have a valet service available even on weekdays.
This casual dining restaurant is just a month old and it is pleasing to see their ambience is welcoming and chic with contemporary hues. What sets it apart from the usual run of the mill restaurants is the focus on the lighting especially the vibrant colourful lights. The furniture is trendy and there are also larger tables for families as well.
The menu is quite extensive offering dishes from authentic Indian, Asian as well as Continental ensuring there is something for everyone. They also have a special kids menu which looked interesting enough even for me to order! We began our meal with a few simple mocktails along with appetizers from the Indian as well as Asian sections of the menu.
The Tandoori Jhinga was perfectly done as should be with prawns and the marination was on point bringing out a mix of tangy and bold flavours. The Crispy Chicken in Smoky sauce was probably a tricky choice as mixing crispy food in smoky BBQ sauce can turn out either too crispy or too soggy. Luckily enough it was quite well managed though the meat got a bit touch when it lost its heat.
The charming chef insisted we try their Dahi Kebab which he vouched would be best we ever had in Bangalore. The small kebabs made with hung curd stuffed with the tiny bits of mango balanced the flavours making it an interesting appetizer. Another interesting dish which left us quite fascinated was the Lamb Seekh kebab, a must try here!
For the Main course, we decided for Asian food for the kids – Nasi Goreng and Kung Pao Prawns. Both these dishes can hold their own when it comes to quality and taste but I would not claim it to be authentic Asian cuisine. Kids do not judge like us and they happily finished their meal. The hubby and I decided to opt for their Indian cuisine for main course which included Butter Naan accompanied with Mutton Rogan Gosh. I must mention that their Indian Chef has a knack of making some mouth watering Indian dishes and the mutton literally melted in our mouth.
After that pleasing and heartening main course, we decided to indulge too much and went for a Urban Sundae which I understand is a house special along with a Chocolate Fudge wrap drizzle. The Urban Sundae was my pick among the two for its crunchy cornflakes combined with vanilla and strawberry ice cream served in a mason jar. The Chocolate dessert was not too far behind with the hubby and kids make it disappear quickly.
Urban Tamaasha as the name suggests is a potpourri of flavours offering a range of cuisines with a unique twist to suit every palate.
Address : 2011, 100th Feet Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038, India.
For reservations : 96060 82473
Lunch buffet : Rs.399 per head + tax.