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“Below expectations”
Review of Dum Pukht

Dum Pukht
Ranked #9 of 12,639 Restaurants in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
New Delhi
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Below expectations”
Reviewed 13 January 2012

The Indian food at the ITC Maurya, with the Bukhara and the Dum Pukht has always been top notch. On some of my recent visits however, I find that they have started to take things for granted, particularly the Dum Pukht. Whereas the food is still above par, it doesnt quite hit the spot any more. One of the reasons is that for a fine dining restaurant that it purposes to be, there is lots of small things that are going wrong.
One of its biggest drawbacks is that its located in the basement, with no views out. the interiors are dated and needs freshening up urgently. Other new fine dining Indian restaurants such as Varq, Masala Art of the Taj group, even standalone restaurants like Veda and Kainoosh, are far ahead of the Dum Pukht.
The service is quite poor, particularly when you consider the cost of Dining here.
The Kakori kabab and Sheermal, is still the outstanding item on the menu (just forget your cholesterol levels for the evening), the Raan still a safe bet, but the Biryani was too rich and greasy. All in all not worth the big bucks.
And finally - in this day and age, not to have it accessible by lift (except through a service lift in the kitchen area) is just not acceptable. We had an elderly person with us and getting down and up to the restaurant through a tricky helical staircase was not easy.

  • Visited January 2012
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“Spectacular food, a great Indian Chef”
Reviewed 17 November 2011

Large round table for our group of 6 with lots of space between tables.
We had 3 starters the lentil kebab was as good as any shami kebab, the lamb chop was tasty and the prawns were huge, tender and succulent.
The mains of Neehari, and boneless chicken were excellent but the stuffed large black Morels were amazing.
We had Kulfi and Phirni as traditional desserts with the latter in a clay pot. Both were good.
Only slight crib the cocktails we had to start with were poor.

  • Visited November 2011
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