Phone: 079 48010100
Address: Ground Floor, Elanza Vertex, Behind Armieda, Sindhu Bhavan Road, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
Time: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 AM
Meals for two: Rs. 1,000
Cuisines: North Indian, Modern Indian
Facilities: Indoor Seating
Chor Bazaar is a recently opened bistro that offers regional dishes of India, including modern takes on traditional dishes.
Chor Bazaar, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad: Decor
Though the name means a Flea Market in Hindi, Chor Bazaar comes as a surprise because its interiors are largely smart and minimalistic with a few elements that connect them to the theme. The glass-walled restaurant on the front elevation of a commercial building has a patio with plants in front. Inside, some black wall sections stand in graphic contrast to the light colored walls of the rest of the restaurant while the light installations of the Varanasi restaurant it has replaced at the same locations lights up the ceiling. The tables and chairs are sleek and casual. The Chor Bazaar feel is given by an installation comprising parts of a deconstructed motorbike, a retail area with artifacts and handicrafts, and visuals of old fashioned objects on the wall.
Chor Bazaar, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad: Food
The menu covers cuisine from different parts of India, but modernized in plating, presentation, global ingredients or the use of techniques like spherification and foam creation.
They have some innovative beverages too like Kala khatta Ice Tea, Rasna mojito and Kullad Ice Tea with Banta soda. Some of the top soups here are the Ginger-and-corn shorba and murg shorba. The Fettuccine thukpa is an interesting fusion soup where pasta takes the place of noodles.
For starters the zaatar paneer tikka was nice and mouth meltingly soft, looking attractive with mango caviars standing out against the paneer, but the flavor and aroma of zaatar did not stand out. The chicken tikka was also interesting with a mint foam. Methi makai malai kebabis neatly plated. Thepla Quesadilla is another of their signatures. Guntur chilly chicken is a pungent chicken starter with Andhra chillies.
The mains include dishes from different parts of India – Kashmir’s roganjosh and Bengal’s kosha mangsho is for those who like mutton, while there is also kerala fish curry and Delhi style butter chicken. For vegetarians the signatures include kofta croquettes in a rich gravy and dal bhara puri served with vegetables and kheer. The gheerice and the chicken biryani are also pretty good, and they also have a slow cooked dal makhani.
The bistro has some unusual desserts too. The rasmalai chocolate Terrine has rich and silky chocolate you dig into before you reach the spongy chenna sweet inside, while the Suleimani cutting chai ice cream is also distinctive. The malai kulfi was creamy and came plated on a splash of chocolate sauce.
Plus & Minus:
Chor Bazaar has an interesting menu that covers dishes from Andhra to Kashmir and Bengal. Most of the dishes are pretty good.