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Starters(Paneer Tikka, Chilly Babycorn) were decent and so were the soups(Tomato).
After that the main course along with breads were quite a let down.
The ambiance of few tables in a prison style surrounding can be a novelty at first but if the food is not upto the mark it doesn't really matter.
With so many choices, difficult to say if I am going back here.
Average per head comes to around 750-800.
On a recent family visit we explored the place. Located near industry house in cams street in first and 2nd floors.
The place was too crowded on a friday with waiting for upto an hour. I luckily booked over phone. The exterior look had nothing much for me. The interior seemed definite with prison look but deprived feel.
The uniforms and the bell system was captivating. Food service and quality was overall good and upto the mark. The cells were small for a family of 7 but other were big. Overall satisfaction was in name of food. And it was finger licking good. Pure veg brought smile on family's face. The creme of tomato soup was excellent and so was paneer rogash. Must visit.
I have been to this place a couple of times and it has not disappointed. It is one of the best all vegetarian dining experiences you can find in the city.
The crispy chilli broccoli is a must try. The cheese fondue is also pretty good.
I like the indian fare better here than the italian and chinese. Although i must say that the burmese khowsuey is pretty good. The dal makhani is one of the best i have tasted in the city. The breads came piping hot and crisp. The portion size is also quite substantial.
We were too full to order dessert each time we went their. But someday i am gonna manage to try some desserts also.
Food Served in prison like environment that wins the heart of all Foodies.!!!
Ahhh!!! Visited the much awaited Kaidi Kitchen was visited again located at the first floor leaving few buildings heading from fort Knox(Urban Desi) towards the main road below AJC flyover. In short, inside Usha Kiran Building. I had pre booked this place for a table and i was very well amazed at the decor and the ambience of the prison cells designed in such a way in the city of JOY. Previously, Amarna Gold Lounge was located herein.
Description: This is a purely a Vegetarian restaurant and attracts a lot of crowd because of its decor,ambience and superb food. The place comprising of three sections:-
1) The outer section comprising of the Dine-in area which can accommodate a large number of crowd at a time and a bar for mocktails.
2) The inner section also comprising of the dine-in area.
3) Prison cells ( Private dining area) approximately 5 of them and comprising of seating arrangement of 8-10 people at a time.
I had visited with couple of my friends and had ordered :-
1) Burmese Khow suey
2) Paneer Hariyali Kabab
3) Dal Makhani
4) Paneer Kadai
5) Rotiyon ka mela - comprising of all kinds of breads
6) Lasagne Verdere
7) Vodka, Redbull, Chill n Mix
1) The Burmese Khow suey had the blend of all the necessary spices, sweets and salts along with vegetables and crispy chowmien and its outstanding orange burmese garlic gravy which was an icing on the cake. It is one of my favourite dish and i would like all of you to try it.
2) Paneer Hariyali Kabab was succulent and mouthwatering. I must say it is not to be missed because the way it was presented to us and its amazing taste won our hearts.
3) Dal Makhani was not extraordinary. However, it wasn't bad either.
4) Paneer Kadai was superb, spicy, outstanding, yummy and delicious.
5) Rotiyon ka Mela comprised of the breads including rajasthani special missi roti which weren't very different but were very tasty.
6) Lasagne Verdere had a very thin layer of flour and freshly cooked vegetables inside it which was tender and lip smacking.
7) Chill n mix was suggested to me by their steward comprising of Redbull n vodka mixed together in a can which was superb too.
What i noticed in this place was very different from other restaurants. They had a switch button below the table which when pressed will blow the bulb red making it noticeable for the steward/staff to attend the table asap. Even after being so crowded, they served us in an outstanding speed which was like "INSANE" because the presentation and the food was a win-win at the same time. The chef area is open and the people can see with how much hygiene, quality and standards the food is being cooked. There was not even one dish which i did not enjoy because of their proper addition of masalas and their presentation. I felt that the dish which i was trying had been tried out many many times to get a proper and an accurate taste to it. I must say the chefs out here are brilliant and hats off to them. This place had a lot of innovative ideas be it the prison cells, be it the menu, be it the switch button, be it the table servings. I mean for the first time i am short of words to describe this place.
Kaidi kitchen Restaurant even provide you with a valet parking. Be it the staffs, stewards or the person who do bookings outside, they were very friendly and attentive having a positive attitude which could be felt and i was left in utter surprise. The staffs were dressed up like real Kaidi's and there were inspectors too who represented security guards.
Be it Indian, Chinese, Burmese, Thai, Italian or Mexican, you get it all out here.
Pros and cons:-
1) Insane serving speed.
2) Quality and delicious food.
3) Staffs and stewards being very positive and kind serving with a smiling face which cannot be seen elsewhere in Kolkata.
5) PURELY VEG RESTAURANT.
6) Red button switch(explained above).
7) Servings and Presentation of the Food make it even more mouth watering.
1) Music was being repeated again and again.
2) Costly affair i.e. our bill approximately came to 4k.
3) The entrance inside the building does not make you feel like you are visiting a class restaurant. However, Patience is the key.
4) The prison cells having 8 chairs were very cramped up at first. However, they just took out the chairs for us to be comfortable in seating.
I did not mind paying the money because i had a lovely experience with not at all any problems with respect to food or the quality of service. Below i have attached a couple of pictures depicting the sizzling hot food. Do have a watch and its my personal recommendation to all the vegetarians and non vegetarians - DO NOT miss this place. Very much satisfied. ;)
Kaidi Kitchen has a great location (right at Camac street, besides the petrol pump). In spite of that, it is difficult to spot from the road. Also, it is surprising to find a valet parking service over an otherwise shady looking entrance.
The restaurant management has done a good job with the choosing and implementing a theme which manages to look classy (in spite of what it is) but you get the real feeling only if you are seated in one of the ‘dining prison cells’. There is a proper prison gate at the entry, waiters are also dressed in prisoner attire and you even find the red emergency lights occasionally blinking!
Fully vegetarian (a rarity in Kolkata) with many India, Oriental and Continental options. Worth applauding is the menu design, which has every alternate page devoted to a famous prison, replete with its story and picture ( had me googling about some of them at night :D).
The Chinese was good (a bit oily though). As usual, I ordered Dal Makhani too (which I believe is the acid test to evaluate any North Indian restaurant) and was satisfied (read: not extremely elated). The menu item which I liked the most was their in-house improvisation of Jal-zeera (ughh I am forgetting its name) which we ordered twice and should be a delight for anyone looking to replace that boring old mocktail! All in all, the food won’t make you go gaga but then, the prices are also not too high so you won’t have much to complain about.
The service was fast, even at a near 100% occupancy, which leads me to make another recommendation that one should get a reservation done over phone if one wants to be sure about getting a place. Also, no booze for us prisoners! (which might turn some people down but it has been kept so to make this a family place)
Overall, Kaidi Kitchen is definitely worth a visit or two specially if you are a veggie, a teetotaler and appreciate a theme based eating joints!
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