Phone: +91 8042200082 / +91 9930880374
Address: 608, 12th Main Road, HAL, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Time: 12noon – 3:30pm, 7pm – 11:30pm
Meals for two: Rs. 1,000
Cuisines: Asian, BBQ, Seafood, Chinese
Facilities: Outdoor Seating, Indoor Seating
Sriracha Robata & Contemporary Pan Asian Dining, Indiranagar, Bangalore: Decor
Sriracha is above Sanchez on 12th Main, Indiranagar, a glass-enclosed space with an outdoor area, specially created for the barbecue experience here. The furniture is sleek and modern and the colors are muted, brightened by an attractive expanse of wall art.
The second branch of Sriracha isn’t an exact copy of the first one at UB City. This new outlet is a robatayaki specialist and also does a Cambodian-style grill here called the Khmer BBQ Table. This is the highlight of dining at Sriracha, Indiranagar. You choose from prawn, fish, chicken and tenderloin and for the vegetarians there’s tofu and mushroom. These are grilled over coal, Khmer street food style, on a contraption that resembles an overturned basin with a raised edge. While the ingredients are grilling, stock is poured into the rim and vegetables and noodles are simmered in it. Later, the soup, veggies and noodles are ladled into bowls, topped off with the grilled meats or seafood and you have a tasty, satisfying meal. I had the ginger tenderloin, cooked table side by Chef Vikas Seth himself, and it was utterly delightful.
Cambodian dishes are among the new inclusions at this Sriracha. I had a taste of the Amok Trey, the fish steamed in curry paste and coconut milk in a banana leaf cup. The fish was fresh and moist, but I would have liked my curry to have more of the punch of kroeung spices. My companion ate the Nasi Goreng, nicely spiced, and enjoyed it very much. Earlier, we’d nibbled on the Sriracha Prawns and Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls filled with chilli tofu. Both left me unimpressed. We finished on a happy note with the Sumatra Dark Chocolate Mousse that was all that a good chocolate mousse should be.
Be prepared to wait for some of the dishes. Service is friendly and efficient. For the Khmer BBQ, you can either grill on your own or ask the chefs to do it for you.
Sriracha Robata & Contemporary Pan Asian Dining, Indiranagar, Bangalore: Plus & Minus
The Khmer barbecue is a fresh new idea and a fun way to dine. Some of the more familiar dishes seem tired and jaded.