Om Indian Kitchen
G/F The Grove by Rockwell, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C5), The Grove, Pasig, Metro Manila
- 6 Reviews
- 10 Recommend
- 5 Reviewers
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i said it before, i'll say it again: TRY THE SAMOSAS.
good quality food, but the serving size is a little bit small for the price.
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Food here is just plain awesome! My wife and I love Indian cuisine and would go out of our way to try Indian restaurants whenever we can.
The place has the look, feel and ambience of an Indian restaurant and their food doesn't disappoint.
I highly recommend this place.
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Indian food that's not too expensive for those who are not used to eating authentic indian food. You will not like it here if you are used to authentic indian food.
My friend and i had high expectations bc (1) my friend's indian and he is used to eating authentic dishes at home and (2) Sam YG owns this place. Their prices were lower compared to kashmir or new bombay so at first i found it reasonable. After dining here, i realized that it was expensive considering quality and the serving
Biryani rice veggies (175) the flavor was too strong and it overpowered the dishes. The rice tasted dry/old so we asked the waiter to change it but it was still the same after. We concluded that the basmati rice was the cheap kind.
The waiter caught us making faces when we tried the rice.
WAiter: what's wrong sir?
Us.: we found the rice a bit dry and hard
Waiter: sir, that's basmati rice.
(Indian friend's thoughts: uhm, i know indian food more than you. )
Roti (40) it was just okay, the texture was not as elastic as i expected it to be - like how it was in my friend's house.
Butter chicken (265) it was good at first bite but the servings of the chicken were so few! I think it was just a half of boneless thigh sliced into tiny pieces. I liked this more than the paneer.
Palak paneer (275) the cheese was hard in the center (this was usually soft) and i could taste the planty taste from the spinach. I did not like this dish.
Total was 815 for 2 pax. Medyo lugi.
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This newly opened indian kitchen (just a month ago!) at the grove caught my attention. Even though i was at sunrise bucket, i felt like just having a dessert (haha no mains tonight, why not?!) and the indian appetizer i had a precynt deserves an indian dessert to end my night.
We all know how indians make their dishes. They have no restraints in using whatever spice... That is true for my dessert.
This indian ice cream is really creamy and cold; however, the saffron and pistachio makes it really less refreshing. But i enjoyed it anyway. Sometimes you just have to be adventurous. The mint leaf helped out a bit
This one is india's version of a pastry dessert! It's a fried dough ball covered with sweet saffron syrup
They are offered separate dishes, however you can make an order of “gulab jamun ala mode” which will let you try their kulfo icecream.. Best of all.. It's cheap!
The servers here are kindof noisy.. But the ambiance--tables, chairs, lights, decorations, even the background music are all indian so yeah, i'm liking it anyway! They also accept credit cards here.. But no need to make my payment through credit card. Wehehehe...
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I was excited to try this place out. It was a toss up between OM and the tempura place beside it - Been hearing a lot of rave reviews about their greenhills branch, so we had dinner here.
We ordered the non-vegetarian samosas, mutton (goat) curry, vegetarian biryani rice, buttered rice, and seekh kebab.
First served was the mutton curry and the biryani rice. We were surprised that the biryani rice was advertised to serve 2-3, but was actually just about a cup and half of rice. We dont really eat a lot of rice, but it wasn't even enough. It was also a bit bland and was served cold like it had been sitting out for a while.
Alec C really liked the mutton curry. The goat meat was well cooked, tender, not 'malansa', and was packed with curry flavour. He thought that if the mutton was good, then we could expect our other dishes to be good as well since mutton was really hard to get right (imho).
the samosas came and got us excited again. They were said to be "the best samosas in town". Samosa is a light flaky pastry filled with vegetable or ground meat. The ones we had was filled with pork - pretty good, but the sauce made them dynamite. 🏻
Unfortunately, aside from the mutton and samosas, there wasn't anything else we enjoyed.
My seekh kebabs came and they were undercooked. The outside was charred, but the inside was raw. These kebabs are made with ground pork, so i had them reheat the skewered meat to avoid getting sick. The servers were highly apologetic, and i didnt really mind sending them back because its just better to be safe than sorry. When i was able to finally taste them - my god were they salty! Any good flavour was just overpowered with saltiness - and not even rice could balance the dish. Sayang because i barely touched my food after that.
In the middle of the meal, we ordered plain rice. Mind you, it was 80php for a cup. We figured it would be the long grain kind; and because the biryani rice was bitin and my kebabs were salty, we didn't really think twice about it. What we got was a cup of brownish, overcooked, bitter rice. Its rice thats usually stuck and scraped off the bottom of the pot. (tapos they told the table behind us na "wala nang plain rice, biryani nalang".. Aaah "okay")
1380php for a dinner for two was a bit steep considering what i just wrote about some of the things we ordered.
The service at om is great. They were all attentive, quick, and polite. I would have liked that they not clear the table before everyone was done eating, but thats just my personal preference.
The place was small but vibrant. The open kitchen was organized, and seemed sanitaty. The floors could use a good clean though - It was a bit sticky and brown.
Our visit could've gone better. For om's price point, i would've expected more from them. There are some things the management can still improve on during their "soft opening" phase. Inspite of the hit and miss food, we still left looking forward to some of their dishes like the samosas and mutton curry. ️
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First time to this place which is 2 days old.
The vegetable samosas are simply excellent. Crunchy, flavorful, hot and chewy. Visit them for these alone.
The chicken tikka masala was good...but it isn't exactly chicken tikka masala. Whatever it was, it was still delicious. Could use a bit more spice though. As it is, it's a bit too tame for an Indian restaurant.
It's early days but this place looks like it's worth watching.
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