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“Average food at above average price but be ready to see a lot of variety”

Saras, Pure Vegetarian Indian Restaurant
Ranked #412 of 12,539 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
Reviewed April 8, 2013

What can I write about a restaurant that I have visited more than 20 times in Bangkok. Well its still a food stop in Bangkok that deserves a review .

The Ambience is extremely good and I must admit that when compared to the likes of Mrs. Balbirs, Dosa King, Aryas and other India food hotels Saras stands apart.

The variety of food offered is simply too good. South Indian Food, Chinese Food, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Thai - name it and they have it.

Saras has a spread of Thali's to choose from such as a Gujarati Thali, A Rajasthani Thali, a south Indian Thali, and the new entrant a Chinese Thali, I have tried a few of these Thali's and I have always come out feeling fed to much. The Thali's are generally good.

Chinese and Thai (pappya salad in particular) are equally good.

South Indian food is good and so are Gujarati and Rajasthani,

If there is one food that is a avoid here then it is the Punjabi food.

The one let down overall with the food here is the amount of oil that is used - which is generally very high.
The Punjabi food in particular comes flooded with oil making it almost impossible to eat it.

The price is generally on the higher side when compared to the other food spots of the similar format.

To summarise
What is good
1. Spread and variety of food
2. Ambience
3. Gujarati food

What is not so good
1. Price - slightly over priced
2. Usage of oil - needs to be reduced

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1  Thank Balaji R
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

On recommendation of one of my veg. friends, I had my lunch here yesterday with 5 of my business associates. For a Punjabi meal, they charged us THB300 per meal, which is a total waste. The meal had 4 dry rotis, very little rice with few Punabi sabjis. Dear fellow Indians, please avoid this place, which is a total rip-off of your money.

1  Thank RSDhar
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SarasIndianVegFood, General Manager at Saras, Pure Vegetarian Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Dear Mr. Dhar,

We apologize for responding late to your post, but it is never too late if your intention/willingness is to improve and learn.

Firstly we would like to thank you for your feedback, which will always help us to improve further . Allow me to revert on your comments. Thali's are set meals, which contain the following items thoughtfully put together.

4 types of vegetables & curries, namely - one Paneer Vegetable (cottage cheese), Daal (Lentil), Green mixed vegetable and a Potato based vegetable (which changes every day) | Tandoori Roti (2 Pcs) | Basmati Rice bowl | Dahi Vada (Yogart based appetizer) | Dessert | Condiments (pickle, papad and salad) & small water bottle.
Based on our research on the best practices, we can safely say that this is sufficient for any one person (unless the same is shared with two or more people) but we appreciate that individual appetite may vary. it is always possible that one may not find the above quantity filling enough, in that case they can order additional breads, rice or other items.
Based on the nature/concept of business , it is not feasible to provide an unlimited option.

I hope this answer satisfies your comments. Incase there is still any query, you may write back to us.

SARAS Customer Relation Desk | cr@saras.co.th

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

no doubt that saras is the best indian veg. resturant in bangkok, under one roof u can injoy south indian, gujarati, rajasthani, punjabi and many more type of veg.food its imposible to get so many veg varities food under one roof even in india. the best part is that all the food items are superb in taste and at very reasonable price.the indian sweets and chaats are also superb, so one is to visit so many times to taste all that food. the managment is of in very helpful nature and has prepared the food for one guest without chlli and less oil.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Very nice restaurant and very good food. Malai Kofta costs 210 bahts, Mix Veg Curry costs 165 bahts, Tandoori Roti 35 baht each, Veg biryani 190 bahts, Dum Aloo 165 bahts, Mineral Water bottle large 25 bahts.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Went there last week and was surprised with the prices for the kind of quality of the food served. Thali is over priced at THB 300++, as are other dishes. I believe since opening the quality has dropped and prices have zoomed.

Not sure how this place survives.

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1  Thank 67Sharma
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SarasIndianVegFood, General Manager at Saras, Pure Vegetarian Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Dear Mr. Sharma,

We apologize for responding late to your post, but it is never too late if your intention/willingness is to improve and learn.

We thank you for your visit at SARAS and value your feedback.

With reference to your comment on the cost of a Thali, we feel that 300 THB, justifies the quantity-n-quality of food provided at SARAS. A Thali concept is designed for any individual or a group of people who would like to enjoy variety of choice without ordering individual items as alacarte, which will not only cost them 4 times the cost but also the food may go waste.
When we say, overpriced, we would really like to know on what basis this comparison was made ? We are confident that our prices are at par with the market trends and we can substantiate it with any comparison. As regards your complaints about the staff, we will definitely look into it and take steps to improve further.

SARAS Customer Relation Desk | cr@saras.co.th

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