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NSoJ Restaurant Review: Head to this place for a heavy and hearty eastern encounter

The food took few minutes to get ready and it was served with utmost care to the plate



Photo by Ankush Bandyopadhyay

Situated in Sahakara Nagar, Rara Avis is a casual dining restaurant in North Bangalore which has opened up recently. Although it is set in and around a busy road which is not in a very good condition, the surroundings do nothing to the small two-storied visual feast that it offers to the diners. The choice of food is limited and serves mostly cuisines from Kerala, North India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Middle East. The decor of the place is in contrast to the menu provided. But they offer huge portion sizes and the taste is a little different and may set you off if you are not a regular customer of food from the far east. I had ordered vegetable noodles as an entree and nasi goreng for the main course.The food was moderately delicious, but the huge portion size meant that I was set for at least one more meal. The nasi goreng was beautiful in presentation and the fried egg had a runny yolk which could then ooze out to the flavourful rice below it and add a layer of creaminess to the dish. The noodles were very reminiscent of the innumerable noodles that you would have had a countless number of times because it was the safe bet. While it was good, I would not order it anytime soon again.

Service

This is one of the restaurants with better service than I have had in a while. The waiters and stewards were prompt in their service and were efficient, too. The food took few minutes to get ready and it was served with utmost care to the plate.

Ambience

This place has an ambience like any other with chandeliers, coloured glass, and painting adorning the walls and ceilings of the restaurant. There is a tinge of soft instrumental music in the background which adds to the appeal of the place. Every table is very well organised with new cutlery and the table setting was on point. Even the seats with laden with cushions which help you chat and eat at the same time. The place is usually not very crowded which adds to the overall charm of the oasis amidst the desert.

Food – 6/10

Service – 9/10

Ambience –9/10

Parking - Available

Average Cost- Rs 800 (meal for two)

Cards accepted

Ankush Bandyopadhyay reviewed the place and paid for the meals.