Caesars Indian Restaurant
It’s been a while since we’ve been to the Caesars Indian restaurant in the city. Though the location was the same, we noticed that they had revamped the interiors. It was more spacious and reflected a neutral color theme. Nothing much to commend on the décor except that it was neat and clean. The some soft Indian music playing in the background added to the experience. Surprisingly our entrance was met with a cold face at the front desk. Maybe he just had a bad day!
The menu was pretty simple with details that briefly explained the dishes. However, I do wish they had pictures. We ordered the Mutton Rogan Josh (Kd 2.300), Chicken Tikka masala (2.300), Butter Chicken (Kd 3.250), Channa Masala (Kd 1.600) and Khumb Mutter (Kd 1.700) … (something) along with Naan (0.250 – 0.450 fils each) (plain, butter, and garlic) for the main course. They served spicy pappads with mint chutney and veg pickle as we waited for our order. Our order was served in less than 15 minutes. The dishes were served hot in a traditional copper bottom vessel. I wished the butter and garlic naan was not served in the same basket along with the plain naan. The serving size of each dish was reasonable. Since the restaurant caters more to the Kuwaiti clientele, the spices were toned down to favor their palate. However, the dishes still maintained their distinct flavor. The chicken pieces in the butter chicken masala had the succulent tandoor flavor. I am not sure if the mutton was added to the rogan josh gravy or cooked in the gravy, but I have had better rogan josh. Though the dishes lacked the aroma of spices that come with a fresh preparation, I have to say all the dishes were tasty. The Naan was soft and fluffy, but the butter naan didn’t have the butter aroma that excited my senses, maybe because all the naans were served together in one basket. Personally, I would recommend all the dishes. Personally I feel all dishes were reasonably priced.
How can someone finish a traditional Indian dinner without tasting the dessert? After enjoying the main course, more than a craving for something sweet, it was more curiosity that drove us to the dessert menu. We ordered Kulfi, Gulab Jamun and Fruit Salad without Ice Cream. In one word, the desserts were extremely disappointing and we will never order it again. Even if we got it free, I think I’d prefer something else for the calories.
Ratings – Ambiance – 6/10, Service -7/10, Menu – 7/10, Food – 8/10, Consistency – 7/10, Value for Money – 7/10
Overall, it’s a good place serving Indian food. Just stay clear of the desserts…!!