When you see the word "Indijoe" you will realize that it's a restaurant that serves Indian as well as other cuisines such as American, Mexican, Italian, Thai, and Lebanese food. This place has been on my list of 'places to visit' from a very long time, and I was happy to finally go to their outlet on Church Street on a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon a few months back.
Having turned a vegetarian this year, I feel its better to view the menus online, before actually visiting the place, so you won't be disappointed later. So I had already decided on what I was going to order even before entering the restaurant!
Indijoe has two outlets in Bangalore. One of them is located on Old Madras Road in RMZ Infinity Mall, and the other one is located on Church Street. Indijoe is famous for it's Sizzlers, but being a fan of Mexican food since my childhood, I was thrilled when I saw the variety of Mexican dishes being served at Indijoe. My hubby decided to try out their signature Sizzlers which he said were really delicious.
No meal is complete without a great drink and appetizer. As far as drinks are concerned, we ordered for an Iced Tea and a Coke. Now to begin with the appetizers, first we ordered a dish called Crispy Onion Rings. These are golden fried onion rings rubbed with Cajun spices, and served with a tangy tomato dip filled with spices. You get about 8 in a basket and I feel its enough for two people. If we had not ordered for another appetizer, then I am sure we would have ordered for another basket of these wonderful Crispy Onion Rings.
The second appetizer we ordered was called Paprika Potato Wedges. These are crisp potato wedges spiked with paprika, served with two dipping sauces - cheddar and tomato. The tomato dip was a bit sour as all we could taste was the tomato and not the spices. But the cheddar one was out of this world and we ordered another bowl of it. The potato wedges were cooked just right and the cheddar dip complemented it well. This is one appetizer you HAVE to order when you visit Indijoe!
Time for the main course! I ordered the Vegetarian Chimichanga which is a flour tortilla stuffed with Jack and Colby cheese and shredded vegetables, rolled and deep-fried accompanied with Spanish Rice and Latino Set. The Chimichanga tasted delicious. It was cooked just right and not over or under fried. The tomato sauce and cheese added more flavor to the Chimichanga. The Spanish Rice was a bit spicy and tasted yummy too. The Latino set is a small bowl with about a tablespoon of sour cream, guacamole, and a salad of onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, and sprinked with coriander leaves on top. This can be eaten along with the Spanish Rice, or just by itself. All in all I was very happy with my dish and am sure would have ordered another plate if I had the space!
As my hubby is a huge fan of Mutton, he decided to order a mutton sizzler called Mutton Shashlik. This is cubes of boneless lamb served with rice, sweet-sour and garlic sauce. If you order a sizzler, you get either French fries, or mashed potatoes and boiled vegetables on the side. He told me that the sizzler was really amazing and the mutton was cooked just right. One thing to note about sizzlers is that they are really filling. We took home the leftovers as the quantity was a lot and he wasn't able to finish it there.
Though I am a dessert freak, I had absolutely no room to try out the wide variety of desserts offered at Indijoe. Guess it's something I am going to save for my next visit.
Indjoe offers more than just Mexican Food and Sizzlers. They have a huge list of salads, pizzas, pastas, burgers, and sandwiches.
The ambiance is appealing to the eye. There are lots of memorabilia on the walls and reminds me a bit of Hard Rock Cafe. The music is not too loud and each section of the place as tv's so if at all you visit this place during IPL season, you don't have to worry about missing the match! Another thing about Indijoe is that it is completely a non-smoking zone, so if you want to have a puff, either have it before or after your meal!
The service is quite good with friendly waiters who are always ready to help you out with your order, clear the plates, and even ask you how the meal was. I feel it's worth the money, though some people may feel the prices are a bit too high.
Food - 5/5
Ambience - 5/5
Service - 5/5