Unimpressive Andhra Food
Restaurant: Akshara
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 7th May 2016 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.00

Residency Road is a hub centre of Andhra Food in Bangalore, with three Andhra restaurants now. Akshara Authentic Andhra Restaurant, as it is called is a regular mid-market restaurant with forgettable interiors, and as we are to find out, forgettable food.

We start with a decent Crab Soup (Rs. 110) that is unlike what normal crab soups are, with crab claws rather than crab flesh floating around, and aggressive spicing. Mushroom 65 (Rs. 180) are a case study of what not to do with a mushroom dish. They are chopped into small pieces and then over fried in an artificially coloured orange batter, making it just like an indeterminate pakoda.

                 Crab Soup                                              Mushroom 65

In the main course, Mutton Paya (Rs. 290) has a robust Andhra gravy, though the paya has not been cooked enough for it to have rendered its fat. Sangati Chapala Pulusu (Rs. 260) has streamed ragi balls with the iconic fish curry except that it does not taste like Chapala pulusu. It is an over soured and somewhat pointless interpretation of Chapala pulusu by the chef.


                      Sangati Chapala Pulusu - Fish curry with Ragi balls

Sangati Natukodi Pulusu (Rs. 260) or chicken curry with ragi balls is also fairly pointless.


                    Sangati Natukodi Pulusu - Chicken curry with Ragi balls

I did not enjoy the meal here, and would call this restaurant fairly avoidable.

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

Ratings (Out of 5)         

Food: 3.0 | Ambiance: 3.0 | Service: 3.0 | Value: 3.0 | Overall: 3.0

Meal for two: Rs.700 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: No

Address: Resident Cross Road Mayohall, Bangalore

Tel 080 49653276




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Restaurant Information
Akshara Akshara
Resident Cross Road Mayohall, Bangalore
Telephone: 080 49653276 view on a map
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 4 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
Cuisine: Andhra
Average Price: Rs. 600 - 700