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“This is at the Mayfair Hotel and is fairly clean” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Aquarium Restaurant

Aquarium Restaurant
Hotel Mayfair, Chakratirtha Road,, Puri, India
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Ranked #11 of 22 Restaurants in Puri
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“This is at the Mayfair Hotel and is fairly clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The food is good though a bit on the local taste.They should add more of authentic North Indian Food.In deserts they could add one diabetic desert.

Visited November 2012
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Meerut
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“A hotel for Tainees”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Hotel Mayfair, Chakratirtha Road,, Puri, India

I went to the aquarium restaurant with my family. The ambience inside the restaurant was appealing and we looked forward to a satisfying meal. This expectation was however were short lived. The buffet spread was limited. The head waiter could not help by briefing us on the menu of the buffet. On a cursory inspection the food appeared to be rehashed leftovers. Wisely I opted not to go for the buffet.
Two adult members of my family who opted for the buffet regretted their decision after eating through the first helping.

I ordered an expensive tandoori pomfret and got a thin palm sized baby pomfret that looked like a pappad . While eating I discovered it had half cooked masala smeared all over but the fins were all burnt to cinders and uneatable. The tandoori roti served too looked liked chipped pottery. The chef apparently was not familiar with tandoori cooking. Even the ice cream was not as rich as one often gets in good ice cream parlors. All the other items we ate were unworthy of the price they charged
A sophisticated hotel like the Mayfair Lagoon who pride in their cultural heritage must offer regional cosine as a standard menu. The waiters must be helpful and knowledgeable about the food they serve. Most of the waiters just stood around watching. Like most hotels these days they looked like trainee appointees and I must say they did try to please the diners in their own way.


Unless you like to experiment don’t order for tandoori dishes. Check whether they have a new tandoori chef instead of the trainee or the amateur they had during the second week of July his year.
Stick to simple food like soups or plain rice and or plain dal . Hopefully they cannot go wrong there.

Above all go to this hotel with little or no expectations on the food quality or taste and do be ready to pay a bill that may look rather exorbitant. You will perhaps enjoy your meal better.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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“Excellent as usual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

A favourite place to eat in Puri. It didnt disappoint this time round either. A simple meal of Methi chicken and fiery crab curry and steamed rice. The service and atmosphere was very good as usual. The chicken was nice and creamy with a nice hint of methi saag. The crab curry was hot spicy red and really tasty.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Just ordenairy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Nothing speciel about this place.. No atmosfere, poor chairs not to be seated for a longer time wich is ok cause nothing to hang around for..

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“AMAZIN,AWESOME, THE BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

its the best place to fullfill your taste buds as this is my favourite dine in place at puri.........n iam a regular to this place from last 10 years......and trust me its the best place and best cuisine you can ever get ..........A MUST VISIT For everyone!!!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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