Address: M-63, First Floor, Greater Kailash 2 (GK2), New Delhi India
Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM
Meals for two: Rs. 1,800
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Thai, Asian
Facilities: Full Bar Available, Serves Cocktails
Shibuya Food & Bar, Greater Kailash 2 (GK2), New Delhi: DECOR
Do yourself a favor and sit in the verandah. It is the most stylish, novel part of this brand new restaurant. The furniture is comfortable for relaxing as well as dining, and the thick sliding glass panels are all but invisible, so whether it is in Delhi’s sweltering summer or freezing winter, you can overlook the attractive garden, while being part of the outdoors, yet not part of the dust and noise. There are verandahs on the first and second floors; both are air-conditioned. Inside the restaurant, the feel is relaxed and comfortable. And tasteful! The menu is pristine and one hopes it will continue to be. While the promoters have hand-picked their favorite preparations from Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and China, they have taken cognizance of customers who may be on keto diets, are vegan (besides the more commonly encountered vegetarian) or like very spicy food, and every preference has been catered to, in a short, concise menu.
Shibuya Food & Bar, Greater Kailash 2 (GK2), New Delhi: FOOD
It is very rare to encounter the purist style of cooking, where, when the menu says bang bang shrimp (Rs. 445), all you get are shrimps. No sliced or shredded vegetables to make the plate look fuller: it is the western model of plate decoration, and it is a welcome relief! The shrimps, by the way, are succulent and full of flavor of chilli and sesame. The shrimp and bacon okonomiyaki (Rs. 445) is one of the finest of the kind I have tasted. Usually the base is made crisp and the toppings dominate; in this case, the dough is pleasantly soft and chewy and contrasts superbly with the two textures of the topping. Vegetarians have soy braised mushrooms on their version. The base is painstakingly made a la minute (when the kitchen gets the order) and it does take time, but it is well worth the effort. Some of the outstanding items on the menu are not only vegetarian, but vegan as well. Charred pineapple and togarashi skewers. (Rs. 295) are tangy enough to activate your taste-buds. Do not miss the Shibuya honey toast (Rs. 295), a classic if ever there was one.
Shibuya Food & Bar, Greater Kailash 2 (GK2), New Delhi: PLUS AND MINUS
A high degree of customization, vis-a-vis spicy dips. However, the dan dan noodles (a street food in Sichuan) were much too refined.