Zikomo – Baner, Pune
I’ve been wanting to check out this place ever since it started showing up on my “find-me-food” radar (Zomato and the likes). So one Sunday afternoon, there we were hoping for a treat – and treated we were!
The Food & Drinks The menu features exotic and “hmmm, I wonder how that might taste” kind of items, like, Ciopinno – Fisherman’s Seafood soup from Italy, Fish Goujons, Fungi Alla Trapanese – apparently roasted mushrooms on French baguette, Boerewors – An African preparation; and Hungarian Goulash. I’ll give them a 7/10 for taste and 8/10 for presentation.
Boerewors – African style chicken sausage preparation – pretty good!
The Ambience I can’t believe a restaurant of such reputation takes such less care of its ambience. Everything about the things you see here, the interior architecture, music that’s played, wall hangings/souvenirs strikes a discord. There was a miniature of the Eiffel Tower and a wall frame of Lord Krishna; a big window in a corner providing the entire lighting; and music befitting a discotheque! Disappointing!
Other makes/breaks 10% off on the first visit and progressively more for the next three. But have to save the bill for proof – ouch, bad marketing!
Go for the food, and oh, bring your own music!