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“Not bad but definitely over-hyped : )”

Nahar Sidewalk Cafe
Price range: $35 - $430
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2013

If you are from a place like Mumbai or Delhi where you have many Continental options to choose from, then this place will not impress you much. With anything!

But the ratings are a bit high for what it gives you.
Here's my 2 cents:

Positives:
- Location - Close to other main areas
- Rates - Reasonable
- Ambiance - Good enough
- Variety in cuisine

Negatives:
- Service is painful
- Pizzas have a stron distinct odour of the wood/stone oven, which may not help those that don't want such a gastronomic disturbance

By service, I mean, that you need to keep waiting for a waiter to look at you from any distance or call out repeatedly. NO ONE IS INTERESTED in approaching your table or you for ANYTHING.
But once you tell them what you need, the service is prompt and pleasant. They talk well and give you the info required.

Hope this helps.

Thank rickson7
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

All south Indian and North Indian, Chinese , and even chats also available.Good service. Itis located in centre part of ooty.

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Thank sowmyasanthosh
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

It was a blessing to find this restaurant as it was a kinda cool one it the hill station without the high fundu expenses but still offering a good meal.

Thank AdarshSetty
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

2 things attracted me to Sidewalk Cafe - 1. that its a veg only restaurant and 2. that they serve pizzas baked in wood-fired oven. Naturally, I ordered a veggie pizza and was impressed. Tasted much much better than the usual Dominos or PizzaHut pizza, where they hardly put any vegetables. The pizza at Sidewalk was loaded with veggies, the spice mix was awsome and service was decent. The coriander soup I ordered was great. I also tried pastries - chocolate temptation and brownie fudge. They were good too. The pastries come from the attached cake shop, which sells ...yes, pastries and also yummy Ooty chocolates!

Overall this restaurant has a decent cafe-next-door ambience. Don't expect too much, just a simple hearty meal.

Tip: the service may not be that great, but your instructions are well taken. So ask for a hot soup, you will get it hot. I asked for a pizza with less cheese and more veggies, and they did not disappoint me.

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2  Thank monbat
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Very good ambience, excellent & variety food and well mannered staff. In middile of town. They have good pastries and cakes too. Best place for an evening hangout.

Thank ppsmitha
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