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“Lunch @ Jungle”
Review of Machan

Machan
Ranked #95 of 4,184 Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lunch @ Jungle”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

If one fantasize of a lunch/dinner in a jungle amidst d calls of nature, Maachan @ Mani-square Mall off EM Bypass is your destination. Built in a jungle theme, this restaurant is a perfect place for a adventurous soul with a mindset of eating out in a different ambiance. The non veg dishes are priced at an average of 400/- each and the veg @ 350/- each. Quality of food deserves praise and so does the hospitality of the staff. Quantity is average. The ambiance is enjoyable all through. My first visit was my birthday hangout with family and it made a mark in my mind. An average price of 800/- per head can be shelled out for the combination of all above.Thwy offer buffet on weekdays and there are corporate discounts (no TCS) lso..Must visit..

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“An overall amazing experience”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

The one thing that will catch your eye is the decor, its amazing a bit dull but good. The food is good to however i find it a bit overpriced. The whole jungle look is great. Its service is a little laid back though. Things might have changed about now.

Visited December 2011
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 563 helpful votes
“Its like having food inside dark jungle”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

The restaurant wanted to depict the feeling of jungle but the amount of light is very very less to have a proper lunch or dinner for civilized humans. The variety of lunch buffet is also very less. Still that is fine but the taste is a huge disappointment. Even though I liked the aloo chat a lot. Biriyani was a disaster. Even roadside biriyani stalls have very tastier version of this dish.
Service is very slow and few waiters are not having much knowledge on etiquette. Deserts are so so.
On the whole the entire buffet doesn't worth INR 650 (with taxes). Flame 'n Grill on next door is much better option. No wonder Machan was the only empty restaurant in the entire mall on Friday afternoon.
Deserves only a star but one more star for the ambiance effort they tried. Little more light inside the property and taste in food can do wonders for this establishment.

  • Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome food, great ambience”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

The first thing I liked about Machaan is the unique ambience...love the illusion of jungle and the soundtrack that goes on in the background...food was too good...biriyani was out of the world...there was a fish starter we ordered (can't remember the name) which was too good and a prawn starter (jhinga masala or kaalimirch I think) which was spicy but very good...nolen gur r shondesh is a must...i have tried this unique dessert in at least 3 other places but thought the best one was here...service is good...would love to go back again...

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank anirban4u
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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“Gr8 buffet!”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

The starters were very good. They had 6 starters for the vegetarians which were served on the table and were refilled when asked for. The main course too was good and they had 4 varieties of desert too. Gr8 experience!

Visited September 2011
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