Good North Indian
Restaurant: Embassy
Reviewer: Shivendu Mittal | 1st February 2019 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.25

Please note: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant to taste their food, and no bill was presented to the author. While the author assures you of objectivity, the review may be influenced by the personalized attention the author got.

I’m usually not too happy reviewing North Indian food, but when Embassy - a 70 year old favourite from Delhi opens in Gurgaon, I’m inclined to go not only because it’s a known joint and I’ve enjoyed their food in childhood, but also because it’s in Flavor Town, which I had been meaning to check out. Flavor Town is a new destination in New Gurgaon, in Sushant Lok 1, very close to Huda City Center, a wannabe miniature Cyber Hub, boasting of some interesting joints like Pho King and Norenj. Situated in a residential area may have its pros and cons, but right now the weather seemed right for an exploration there. That later, though.

The restaurant is a small 32 cover inside, 16 outside place. The middle aged, “knowing all customers by faces and names” waiters of the CP outlet are missing, but the younger wait staff here are smiling and helpful, though, I must admit, a little lost.

Now for the food. I ordered the Dohra Kebab first. Spicy mutton mince covered with a mildly spiced chicken mince. This was soft and delicious. But I fail to understand the concept behind mixing chicken to mutton, when mutton itself would have done the job better.

I asked the chef for main course recommendations and was promptly suggested their best sellers Dal Makhni and Dal Gosht. I personally chose a Magaz Masala as well. The Magaz was nice. Large chunky pieces of brain done in a tomatoey masala. You just need a tandoori roti with it and you’re sorted for any meal. The Dal Makhni was cooked just right and was amply creamy. I loved it.

  

The chef-proclaimed best seller at the Delhi outlet, Dal Gosht, was a bit of a let-down. The mutton was well cooked and the dal left al dente on purpose, it was a little bland for my taste. Maybe 70 year olds in Delhi like that dish, but I’ll have my mutton curry next time. 

At the chef’s insistence I ordered for the Embassy Pudding, despite being a little sceptical about best sellers by now. This was amazing. Canned fruits & pistachio folded in fresh whip cream filled in cake sponge. Just the right amount of sugar and the whip cream was complimenting the cake beautifully. Must try, specially knowing it has a 70 year old tradition behind it.

  

All in all a satisfying North Indian meal, and with them now on Zomato Gold, they do seem to be a good choice for another meal soon.


Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 3.0 | Service: 3.0 | Value: 3.5 | Overall: 3.5

Meal for two: Rs 1000 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: Shop 10, Bestech Chambers, Sushant Lok 1, Gurugram Tel: 00 1244053944, +91 9650886863

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Restaurant Information
Embassy Embassy
Shop 10, Bestech Chambers, Sushant Lok 1, Gurugram
Telephone: 00 1244053944, +91 9650886863 view on a map
Opening Hours: 12noon 11pm
Cuisine: North Indian
Average Price: Rs. 800 - 1000