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“Experiments in culinary exotica...”
Review of Ahoy! Asia - CLOSED

Ahoy! Asia
Cuisines: Sushi, Burmese, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Xinjiang
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 19 March 2014

For a celebratory dinner all of us including my octogenarian dad landed at Ahoy! Asia on a week day. On approaching the M-Block Market at GK-II, we could easily spot the restaurant thanks to the large bill board. The usher at the ground floor entrance guided us to a swanky lift and we reached the smallish restaurant at the first floor. While I had booked a table for five about an hour before, on reaching the eatery we found only one other table was occupied. Delhi-ites’ obsession with ‘no non-veg’ on Tuesdays could be the culprit for their low attendance.

The ambiance inside the restaurant is warm and fun loving almost to the point of being funky with an array of very colourful Chinese masks displayed on a wall, a friendly dragon doodle on another, pastel coloured large round lampshades…we simply loved the interiors.

As we were poring over the menu to arrive at an optimal choice, we were served roasted potato wafers with an interestingly spicy dip. We went for two portions of Wonton soup in tomato broth with mushrooms and a portion of Tom yum chicken soup to be shared among five of us. Both the soup variants were exceedingly tasty bringing out the aromas and tanginess in every spoonful. We liked the restaurant’s focus on combo meals as most of their dishes come with rice or noodle accompaniments. As starter, we chose ‘Chuanr’ (skewers with chunks of lamb meat daubed with coarsely ground fennel, cumin & pepper and grilled over charcoal fire). The dish from Uyghur region of China served with a spicy yoghurt dip truly titillated our taste buds with a distinct nomadic flavour from the erstwhile silk route. For the main course we asked for a portion each of ‘Da Pan Ji’ (Uyghur style chicken stew with vegetables & spices and served with rice pilaf), ‘black pepper chicken’ (served with steamed rice topped with fried egg & salad) and ‘stir fried garden greens with burnt garlic’ (Chinese vegetables in light soya & ginger sauce served with fried rice). Going by their sheer taste and off the beaten path genre of preparations, all the dishes were thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. The names will tell you that Ahoy! Asia is not another ‘me too’ Chinese food joint ladling out the dishes, one is so much used to in this part of the country.

I would rank A!A absolutely A class for its experiments with exotica - offering not so common culinary gems from our South-eastern neighbours.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Both me and wife being fond of Chinese food, we tend to try new outlets. Ahoy being one of them, located in the first floor of the happening GK2 market in New Delhi. The decor is more like a cafe, colourful, we went on a weekday which explained that it was largely empty with a group of foreigners occupying a table. Later 2 families came in, which seemed to be known to the owner and seemed to be a "try my food" thing. They were offered a person eat as much offer as well, which didnt seem to be offered to me. Anyhow, the Soups - we are vegans so Wonton & hot & sour were ok, a taste any 3 star rated restaurant would offer. We had the Wok Tok Mushrooms, with chilli bean which was good. Sidewok has a similar dish and they do it better. We did the Shanghai feast which was tofu and veggies in chilli basil as the main. They serve the mains with rice or noodles, hence like a meal. This was really nice and pretty much bordering on authentic. They do different types of Pan Asian cuisines including street food etc. and would want to try out more. Services standards were ok although I would rate them to be slow considering it was nearly empty that day..

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

It was a nice and comfortable place to eat.. The waiters were extremely courteous. Though the main course took a long time to come, and we were ravenous by the time, thanks to the appetizers, the waiter profusely apologized for this and made up. The sushi was good. The flavours of the food were also very nice. A lot of conventional dishes have been modified to give an oriental flavour and style.. The stirfry tenderloin sizzler served with noodle was different and nice..... never eaten tenderloin this way. Fish & Chips modified in Japenese style. The sticky rice and Beijing duck were also very interesting. but definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Delighted to have this perky Asian restaurant so close to home. The green and orange decor and the wall motifs are fun, fun, fun all the way. And even though the ambience is fresh and joyful, the food is even better. Please do have their lotus leaf wrapped sticky rice. And the khow suey. The thukpa was a little too spicy for me but good otherwise. They also serve sushi and some amazing dumplings. All in all, the menu is to die for - all my favourite food.
They have some innovative desserts too, which don't sound appetising but are well worth a lick. Good cocktails too.

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Thank Kalpanaa M
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Visited on Sunday nite and had a tomato based mocktail with Japanese wasabi , a uhyghur lamb stir fry dish and a malaysian prawn dish.
The drink was good and well spiked by the wasabi. The faint hearted shud not attempt to have it.
The prawn dish had jumbo prawns and was tasty.
The stir fry lamb was an average dish as it did not appear to be stir fried.
Bottomline - decor is good , restaurant is decent sized , mocktail was good , jumbo prawn was good but lamb was avoidable.
all the best Ahoy

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