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“A great eating option at Lonavla”

The Kinara Village Dhabha
Ranked #2 of 86 Restaurants in Lonavala
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Well Lonavla and food have been synonymous with Sunny and Tony. I would probably say that's precisely the reason why the smugness goes to head. And while these dhabas bask in their fame, in comes a breath of fresh air, I should say rustic air with The Kinara Village Dhaba. Our last visit to Sunny left us asking for more. So we decided to do a little research this time around. Thankfully it paid off. The theme is that of a village, complete with a camel, horse, fortune teller and many artefacts. The good part is it is well spaced out. Each table is like a small cubicle with sufficient privacy and space. We had a little baby in our group and a couple of vegetarians. Any of the earlier mentioned dhaba options don't tend to be conducive. However, KVD had all the necessary amenities to make all of us comfortable. So ambience done. Space/privacy done. We were greeted by extremely enthusiastic staff. And there was enough and more attention. All of this in fact made us apprehensive. After all, the real test of a dhaba comes down to taste.

We went for both veg and non veg items, some of which were specially recommended by the staff. The food certainly met our marks and we were very happy with the service. Of particular note for the non veggies were - prawn tawa fry, chicken kasturi and the mutton biryani. The veggies relished their paneer lababdar and laccha paratha. With beer and great food, this is a place where you can spend hours together with friends and family. When someone in our group pointed that the Coke was without fizz, it was replaced without a second thought.  In short, it is unusual to get privacy and good service in a dhaba and that is what KVD offers. There is also a small playground with slide/swings to keep the kids busy. That is if they are not busy running around the large place or on a pony.

We would love to take some good 3 hours out to make a day-visit again.

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

I liked the Ambiance yet economical. Nice place to chillx with friends and partner. The service is really good and friendly and helpfull staff.
Best Part : First Aid kit is available for customers as well.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We visited this place as a quick weekend gateaway. And we thought we had heard good about this so visited this place and the people were soooo lazy even though they were standing near our table nobody bothered to come and ask. We had to call numerous times to get some response from them. Sunny Dhaba is better than Kinara... ONly because they have architectural ambience that does not mean they are the best. They have space for the children, the toilets are clean but the peoples attitude doesnt go well.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Started with soup.. which was too good, equally good were the starters. Had all vegetarian food though, all the items we had were too good. The surroundings were attractive and had a great time pass with the palm reader.

Thank KantilalMumbai_India
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We drive down to the Kinara restaurant all the way from Pune whenever we crave for delicious food in a different setting...ethnic Rajasthani in this case. The restaurant is sprawling and all furniture is colourful and ethnic Rajasthani. There are interesting nicknacks and swings all over and also a nice childrens' play area. Their chicken dishes are delicious, specially kasturi cheese chicken starer. Live gazal performances in the evenings add the extra magic. A must visit.

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3  Thank Priya_Manore
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