The place is adorable. Designed by Wes Anderson on an anime trip. Lots of colour and whimsical Jap cultural references – what’s not to love.
One of my favourite menus in Delhi and some good food that’s good for you. I could live for a week on the Chilli Edamame. The Black Cod is everything everyone’s raved about and their sushi game is also on point. The chef’s experiment, using red rice from the North East for some of the sushi rolls, is a spectacular success. The red rice is firm and flavourful enough in its own right to hold its own against the fresh fillings.
The mocktail scene is a total fail though – everything is too sugary.
Tastefully buzzy, Guppy is a pleasure.
With good company, abundant food and unlimited cocktails, I watched Prateek Kuhad try and fail to counter his image as young India’s interpretation of John Mayer. The long communal tables and cozy seating clusters keep the ambiance and Sakley’s tastefully trendy patrons lively and convivial. The limited seating keeps the scene from descending into familiar chaos under the siege of barbarian hordes.
It’s hard not to smile when being serenaded with a refreshing Meet Me in Montana Guava Mary and juicy Fish Croquettes at hand. The menu is simple, the emphasis here being on the attempt to create a more complete cafe culture in Delhi. Whether you go for the delicately thin crust Deer Ranch Pepperoni and Jalapeno Pizza, the excellent sangria or the acoustics, nobody is immune to so much pretty.