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“Brilliant Gujrati food”
Review of Vishala

Vishala
Ranked #5 of 3,581 Restaurants in Ahmedabad
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Hyderabad
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Brilliant Gujrati food”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

It is rare that a fussy eater like me finds everything we ordered in a restaurant great. Instead of going for the sumptuous Gujrati Thali, we decided to order a set of snacks and share. Each dish was brilliant and the service was also quick and efficient. Will definitely recommend this place to everyone, especially the vegetarian foodies.

  • Visited March 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Not a Place for Lunch”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stopped here for lunch. Maybe we needed to book, but they only had mini lunch.
The price was 250 something per person. The content is in the picture. We got 3 rotis, aloo sabji in gravy style, pickles, papad, salad (cucumber and tomatoes). And mind you, No refills. That's it. The food is overpriced and limited in quantity, plus not that great in taste. I could have had better food in an AC restaurant with the same price.
I have to admit the dessert was good. We ordered Sukhdi and Jalebi. They were hot and really good, making up for the hopeless lunch.
My friend said the chai is also excellent here. We skipped it this time 'cos we were overloaded with the heavy dessert.
The dinner might be something to show off, though I have not experienced it yet, but the lunch hour is not worth it.
I WILL go back to have those dessert and chai only.

  • Visited March 2013
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Bombay
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“Nice experience”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

A little outside the city, Vishalla has been around for years. A lamp lit entrance, the fragrance of 'dhoop' (natural mosquito repellent), fresh air, open spaces, khaats (jute strung cots), puppet show, live entertainers, folk music, machaans (seating arrangement on bamboo stilts), swings, it provides a relaxing rural ambience. Also they have an old temple, an exhibition hall showing old vessels of the state and small stalls selling crafts items, jewellery, bags, etc.

After paying up at the entrance, dinner guests are welcomed with ginger lemonade, seated on floormats & served a lavish traditional Gujarati dinner, on plates made of dry leaves. To end the experience there is a paan seller at the exit with a variety of mukvas (mouth freshener). Overall, a nice evening.

  • Visited February 2013
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Raipur, India
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Authentic gujju experience”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Aesthetically designed quintessential Indian village is what Vishala is all about. The food served is on dried leaves , no cutlery served, u are seated on floor or khaats and served "real "Gujarati cuisine which is surprisingly devoid of fried farsans and sweet . It can't get any more rustic. Traditional balard being sung, garba being performed and live puppets all enhance the rural experience. Worth a visit. And yeah don't miss the one of its kind museum showcasing the pots n pans and utensils collected over 4 decades by its owners from all over India.

Visited February 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1,188 reviews
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“Not what it used to be”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I've been going to Vishala for many years now but hadn't been there in the last ten or twelve years. The first thing I noticed was that getting there was not as easy, back then Vishala was beyond the outskirts of the city, in the wilderness, now you have to struggle through traffic to get there.
The restaurant itself is set in a rustic Gujarati village like layout and the ambiance is great. Winter is the best time, probably the only time you can really enjoy it. They have a utensil museum and souvenir shops and rope strung cots spread out with village folk singers, dancers and puppet shows.
The food is served on a platter made of sewn, dried leaves, the water in earthenware cups. The meal comprises of a few Gujarati shacks, farsan as it is called, four vegetables, Khichdi and Kadhi and some dessert. There are a lot of extras that you can opt for which need to be ordered at the reception as you enter (you also pay for your meal, extras and museum ticket at the entrance). One sweet I like a lot is the Churma Laddu, it is wheat, sugar and ghee, fried crushed and rolled into a dry ball, doesn't sound too appetising but it is good. The Khichdi tastes better if you pour a little ghee on it before putting the Kadhi on. I wish they had a Gujarati Daal but they don't.
As far as the quality of food goes, I found the standard has dropped over the years, the ambiance is still very good. If you have friends visiting from abroad, this is a good place to take them.

  • Visited January 2013
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