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“See what the Blind can see...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dialogue in The Dark

Dialogue in The Dark
Level 5, Inorbit Mall, Hitech City, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
(+91) 40 64603341
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Ranked #7 of 1,531 Restaurants in Hyderabad
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Hyderabad, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“See what the Blind can see...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

An unique experience of how blind people live there life, An must experience for all those who can see. Though the food is averagely good, the totally mind blowing experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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INDIA
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“unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Totally mind blowing concept .Nothing more to tell as I had never come across such a thing.It should be experienced by every person I believe.

Visited February 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Playing Blind Man's Bluff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The meal in itself is not the best fare available, but the experience more than covers for anything.

You get to select two options - veg or non-veg and a roti/main dish meal or a four course dinner. You pay upfront and then the experience starts! And what an experience. A Server takes you through the passage after asking you to place both your hands on the shoulder's person in front of you. We came to know that our Server, Faizal was a blind person since birth. He held a master's degree and was doing a course in computer programming!

When we stood by our table, he asked each one of us our names and though we were seven of us, he memorized each name in that short a span and then throughout the meal referred to us by our names! The restaurant is in pitch dark and in case that scares you, it is not for you. But if you are not one who is faint of the heart, you stay on and you realize that you adjust to that darkness. Faizal placed our plates in front of us, one tissue and handed us a bottle of water. Then came our meals and we were not told what was in it, except that it was veg or non-veg. We had to feel our dinner and eat it. We tried with fork and spoon in the beginning, but soon gave up.

We felt around and found rotis and a chicken gravy dish in our plates and a fried chicken piece. Some of us did not find the raita or the salad till the end and it was really funny, when one person was telling the other what was in their plates. Once the rotis got over, there was a load of rice underneath them. Finally when we completed our dinner, we got finger bowls.

Had a wonderful dinner and team-bonding over it. Faizal made us stand up one by one and stand in a queue before leading us out of the room into the light. The only one of its kind in India, but totally worth it. Wish there were more such places.

It is a good team building exercise in itself. And an experience worth having anytime of the day!

Cost: One Chicken Dish, One Piece Friend Chicken, Rotis, Salad, Raita, Rice (300 per person).
Four Course meal was at 700 something per person. But our meal was more than sufficient for one person.

Note: Please do not miss the experience after the dinner. It costs additional 300 per person, but is totally worth it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Live a Blind's Life for a While”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

It is a prepaid restaurant, with no entry for single person. People are allowed only in the group of 2 or more. As I was about to enter the restaurant, I was asked to remove my specs, watch and take out my mobile and deposit in their safe custody. After depositing my stuff, me and my colleague were made to stand on the entrance of the door. It was all dark inside, just similar to like that you have closed both your eyes. A guy came and put my hand on his shoulder and asked me to follow him. My hand was on his shoulder and my friend's hands on mine. After a 30-40 steps walk, we were made to sit on a table and served food.
It was all dark, nothing was visible. We were served food of our choice as per the prepaid menu, but how one would eat without seeing it.

That was the experience guys............... The people who were working there were blind. :o :o
That was the concept..... To live a blind's life for a while......

After the meal, there was a blind tour.. Blind tour means a group of 10-20 people, were handed a stick, obviously in that darkness and were made to use their senses other than eyes, as one could not use them even if they were actually open. It was a walk of 30-45 minutes, where several things were made to heard through our ears, smell through our nose, and felt through our hands. It was amazing, it was different, it was an adventure, it was fun and it was difficult.

Its a must must must must must must....... visit place...... This kind of restaurant is in Hyderabad (in India) at the moment, but this group is planning to open the same in other metro cities as well.
Excellent......

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best chicken!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Best dining experience....couldnt believe it was all managed by blind people..we were just walking by the place and thought of visiting it..must try for people who want to experience the fun of eating in pitch darkness

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