11 Jun 2014

An Arabian Treat @ Zaitoon

                                 
A year after I am back in Bangalore. This is like our family holiday with mom and granny taking a break from our routine life. So here we are visiting my brother and cousins. I have already started savoring some interesting dishes. My food journey began on my first day itself. Well, that was obviously at home. Mushroom fried rice n varati poricha koli (dry chicken gravy) along with raita - specialty food prepared by my cousin at home. I have another month to talk about our home made delicacies so for now let me write about my food journey in Bangalore.

An Arabian Treat

Escaping the hot weather of Chennai and my hometown, we safely settled here in our cozy apartment. First day we were too lazy to even go out. But on our second day we decided to land on the nearby Arabian restaurant Zaitoon for a family dinner. The name itself draws my attention. Zaitoon means Olive in Arabic.

It was a weekend night and the hotel was fully packed with long queue waiting outside. Since we already booked the table, we dint wait long. As we all entered, I simply loved the interiors with nice wooden carvings and well lit room. The ambiance was very pleasant to spend our time. I found the décor very attractive and the area so spacious. We all settled in our reserved large table comfortably and surfed the menu. Talking about the menu, they have wide variety of choice to pick from. Arabian, Lebanese, Chinese and North Indian cuisines to satisfy our tastes. The service was good and of course the food was delllicccious... We were simply chit chatting and clicking each other while nibbling the French Fries dipping in the tomato sauce and the garlic sauce. And even before we are done with it, our main meal arrived inviting us - 'Enough talking. Eat me'. With generous portions in each plate, we all immersed our taste buds into the Arabian delicacy. The chicken and the meat were tenderly cooked and evenly coated.

Food we triedKozi Laham, Effa Dajaj, Barbecued Chicken and Khuboos. The Garlic sauce and Hummus were.... hmmm.. even my mouth waters now. Along with the refreshing lime mint cooler.






Since we have already stacked our freezer with family pack of chocolate ice cream, we haven’t ordered desserts that day but my brother who had visited there already said they were simply out of the world. So may be next time sure will try it. :P

To satisfy my granny with the food taste is a bit tough job and here to all our surprise, my granny really enjoyed the food and she already wants to go there one more time before leaving Bangalore.

Wonder how much we spent there for this entire menu? With very reasonable price range, we spent not much for all 6. Not even Rs.1400/-

If you are someone who enjoy Arabian food or willing to try different cuisine, I recommend you with no doubt that this is the right place for you. After all you don't even have to go there with a fat purse and return home empty.

We left Zaitoon with happy stomachs and taste buds, also with a smiling wallet. This is indeed a nice place for a family outing.

An Arabian treat to savor.

Location - Old Airport Road, Near Manipal Hospital.
Website  - Zaitoon Restaurant

23 comments:

  1. Shall surely dine here when next am in Bengaluru. Thank you!

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    1. hope you will like it, Deepak :)

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  2. Though it sounds stupid to ask for a vegetarian dish in an Arabian setting..still ..if we can have veg. food then we are definitely marching forward ! :)

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    1. lol they do have North Indian varieties which includes Veg dishes as well. so get ready to march forward. hope it wont disappoint you :)

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  3. Mouth watering stuff and a nice overview .. i was following your series of my food journey in Bangalore !all the reviews were awesome !:)

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    1. good to hear that you enjoyed this series. thanks so much Aziz :)

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  4. tandori :D :D .. with Bengaluru calling in coming month i would definitely taste these now !

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    1. lol hope you enjoy some interesting cuisine here, Ankur :D

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  5. Awesome, Meera :) Mouth-watering!

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  6. Yummmm....Mouth watering pictures Meera!

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    1. thanks Bushra. good to see you back in my space after a while :)

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  7. Been there and their food really taste great and surely Bangalore has some pretty nice restaurant to enjoy your time and food,with all these now you are making me miss Bangalore Meera

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    1. Oh yeah I agree Bangalore does have some cool restaurants to try out interesting cuisines. I can understand how hard it is to leave a city we lived for quite sometime. hope you having a good time there too :)

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  8. that was a wonderful treat in such a manageable price range, the prices are amazingly low!

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    1. Indeed a wonderful treat. Keep visiting my space, Ankita :)

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  9. My stomach is rumbling! Awesome clicks Meera. I will definitely visit this place whenever I go to Bangalore :)

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    1. Lol hope you'll enjoy the treat, Khushboo :)

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  10. Arabian cuisine is one of my favourites... :) the names of dishes are as mouth watering as the dishes themselves !!

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    1. Zaitoon is a chain restaurant and is also in Chennai. You can try it there too Akash :)

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  11. woww!! This is awesome!!! :) have a great time!!

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