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“About average or below” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Satyam

Satyam
Goethestrasse 5, 10623 Berlin, Germany
+49 (030) 318 06 111
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Ranked #2,272 of 5,978 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Umea, Sweden
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“About average or below”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

First, what Satyam proclaims itself as being: Indian, Vegetarian food, authentic. What it is: a very watered down, semi-authentic, Vegetarian, Indian restaurant. To be honest, this is what people with little experience of actual good, Indian vegetarian food think good Indian vegetarian food is like. For an Indian, from India (which I am), the food was not very tasty, had very little spice (or salt) and is what I would describe as just about acceptable, for the price paid (not cheap)
We (my wife and I) visited this restaurant, we ordered two vegetables, chapati and samosa and pakoda, stressing that we would like the food "very spicy". The Samosa and pakoras were almost sweet, the vegetables ("sabji's") were missing some spices and had too much of others, and in general, were edible but felt like food for those on a "sick" diet (i.e. hospital food in India), in terms of spice and salt. The vegetables come with a good quantity of rice, but none of them tasted very good; the "mixed veg." dish tasted like boiled vegetables with tomato sauce, and the "sarson ka saag" (in addition to having pieces of paneer, strangely) tasted like a distant cousin to the actual dish. The "raita", ordered as an afterthought, tasted very much like diluted sweet yogurt, with pieice of onion floating in it (not many other vegetables could be discerned!).
The service was acceptable, but never rose above it (the guy who provided us additional spoons and cups asked to tell him if we wanted anything else, in terms of cutlery, "right away"!).
Overall, this is not a place I would recommend to people who are looking for authentic Indian vegetarian food; especially for visiting Indians, this is not a place I would recommend. For those who are in the neighborhood and are desperately seeking Vegetarian options, this is not a bad place. But be warned, it is not cheap. I really like the idea, a vegetarian, Indian restaurant in (meat-heavy) Berlin; execution, however, leaves too much to be desired.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lucknow
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Indian food but not indian in taste”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It was atleast good to read some indian items in the menu card, however taste wise it was not close to Indian. But I was satisfied that I atleast got some thing vegetarian to eat in berlin... Restra was serving the buffet and it costed around EUR but out of the menu I liked only 2-3 items....

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We really enjoyed this vegetarian Indian restaurant. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great. For vegetarians its a great find and a wonderful change from fallafel and chinese!! There were six of us so we were able to sample and share many dishes and we were not disappointed with any of them.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva
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“Authentic Indian in Berlin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011 via mobile

This is simple yet good restaurant featuring Indian vegetarian cuisine. Portions are ample and the food is tasty without being too spicy. I had the vegetarian plate which is really a thali, as well as a vegetable soup with puffy fried bread, excellent to warm up on a cold December day. Prices are reasonable. Our party of five paid a total of 60€.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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