Fabulous physical setting, obviously friendly staff, but LOOK OUT FOR THE FOOD! It is so disappointing to pay $600 a night and find yourself in a truly lousy Indian restaurant with dishwater soup claiming to be tomato, and a frantic, bizarre, rice biryani with a terrible mix of spices, ungoverned by thought or experience. I mean UNCONDITIONALLY TERRIBLE FOOD.
We have dined in great destination restaurants in India, including Bukhara in Delhi and Cinnamon in Jaipur. We like good Indian food and enjoyed it in many hotels during our five weeks in India, but NOT HERE! I do not normally write critical or negative reviews, preferring to accept what comes my way. But for a top-rated, luxury hotel, the Oberoi management needs to hear this : WHERE IS YOUR FOCUS ON FOOD QUALITY AND DINING at your hotels? I would have accepted mediocre dishes, but this was way below anything since the cold buffet in sleepy Khajuraho village in the middle of nowhere. I am writing to warn folks that as of December 2013, there is NO QUALITY CONTROL on the kitchen antics at the Oberoi Udaivilas. If you want a hotel where the food matches the physical plant, visit a Taj property instead. We paid $100 for dinner and wish we had not even stopped by. The miserable dining experience lowers the overall rating for this grand hotel to poor, from otherwise splendid. DO NOT EAT HERE !More
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