Updated about 20hrs ago
Keya's name comes from a flower used in Ancient India to brew alcohol, which might explain why we go overboard with our tippling there. So the blame rests solely on Marut Sikka's shoulders, except we forget that each time we return for another fix of those Melon Balls — ruby red shooters with a spirited watermelon ball at the bottom. When the juicy fruit is in season, you should also order their refreshing Watermelon and Basil Caipiroska that pairs well with the Cajun Chicken Skewers. Counter the sweet hit with a Tom Yum Martini that emanates enough heat to seem deceptively low on potency even as you begin noticing the other groups of shiny, happy people milling around you in the retro chic interiors punctuated by a long bar. There's also a cosy alfresco nook with a very un-mall like lounge vibe helped by the DJ churning out upbeat sounds. A luxuriant experience, no visit to Keya is complete without an order of their legendary Bellini, a concoction you can linger over as the evening wears on and the party brigade takes over.
HAPPY HOURS: 12:30pm to 7:30 pm
Updated about 20hrs ago
The ambience at T.G.I. Friday’s is in the fun mould. The choice of food ranges from the expensive to the affordable. With the best cocktails (certainly the best Margarita) in town, TGIF is worth visiting even though the food isn’t the ultimate in gourmet cuisine. The cuisine is predominantly Tex-Mex. Do try the Rack of Spare Ribs, Chicken Chimichangas, Loaded Potato Skins, Fried Mozzarella, Half Roasted Chicken, Friday’s Original Wings, Margarita Chicken Fajitas, Tortilla Crusted Fish and Friday’s Fajitas. Youngsters seem to love this place.
Buzz: 3.5/5 | Décor: 3/5| Service: 3.5/5
-By Deepali Gupta
One of the first resto-bars and big American chains to come to town, TGIFriday’s is an institution. The high-energy, pan-demographic bar with giant cocktails and even bigger platters of fried goodness promises an all-out Yankee experience and delivers just that. With retro and rock music playing on full volume, and memorabilia studded interiors that have remained the same through the years, their happy hours really are happy. The service is warm and friendly and continues to put some of the newer resto-bars to shame. Their Ultimates like the LIIT and Lynchburg Lemonade, and classics like the Margaritas and Mojitos are eternal favourites and have defined many of our weekends. For big drinkers, their Pitchers and Tall Boys are unbeatable. Eats like Dynabites, Spare Ribs and Friday Nachos are ordered by every other table, but the Triple Chicken Sampler packed full of Spicy Chicken Wings, Sesame Jack Chicken Strips in Jack Daniel Sauce and Parmesan Crusted Quesadillas are great company on a long spirited night. Hic, hic, hurray!
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