Decent Andhra Fare
Restaurant: Amravathi
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 2nd April 2016 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.00

Amaravathi is a typical small town hotel and restaurant in Southern India. They are dark, dingy, and full of diners attacking their biryanis with impressive vigour. The other popular option is the rice laden meals (thali) providing economical meals. I have been told their mutton dishes and pulusu are good, so I decide to try them.

I have a false start with their Mutton Fry (Rs 210) which is so tough, it is inedible. Special Bommidalu Fish Pulusu (Rs 350), a dish that comes strongly recommended by the gentleman taking the order also disappoints, because this local fish is small and bony and and the pulusu lacks the colour and zing.

                 Mutton Fry                                        Bommidalu Fish Pulusu

Drumstick Mutton Curry (Rs 220) is where things start looking up. It is what I have been looking for. Nice piquant curry with a creamy touch of coconut and well cooked with drumsticks adding the sweetish touch to the dish. Prawn Curry (Rs 205) is impressive too, with prawns that have been cooked just right. I have these with Tawa Chapati (Rs 6).

           Drumstick Mutton Curry                                 Prawn Curry

One of my veg colleagues orders South Indian Thali (Rs 100) and is quite satisfied with it.

                    Veg Thali                                         Accompaniments

After having had Andhra food at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Vijaywada, and now Vizag, I can say for sure that Bangalore serves the best Andhra food in the country.

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

Ratings (Out of 5)         

Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 2.5 | Service: 2.0 | Value: 4.0 | Overall: 3.0

Meal for two: Rs. 500 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: No

Address: Old Gajuwaka Junction, Gajuwaka, Vizag. Tel: 0891 6646999


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Restaurant Information
Amravathi Amravathi
Old Gajuwaka Junction, Gajuwaka, Vizag
Telephone: 0891 6646999 view on a map
Opening Hours: 9 AM to 4 PM, 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Average Price: Rs. 400 - 500