Daily: 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri: 18:30 - 22:00
Sat & Sun: 18:30 - 23:00
Yantra located at Tanglin Mall and specialises in North Indian cuisine. They also offer lunch buffet from Mondays to Thursdays.
Having heard so much about the food here, I did not hesitate when the fiance suggested to check out the food here when even his indian colleagues highly recommend this place.
Unable to resist the temptation of dining here again, Panerai joined for dinner too!
It was indeed high points on ambience and decor where one will not equate to the usual Indian dining joints. Depending on the location of the table, one can get a nice view of the tandoor ovens where the chefs are busy working.
1) Chicken Kali Mirch
Chicken chunks marinated in a mix of chilli paste, garlic, ginger and pepper. The chicken chunks were tender and well marinated. Addictive stuff.
2) Dahakte Jhinga
Grilled tiger prawns (un-shelled) marinated in spiced vinegar served on sizzling hot plate. Prawns were fresh and not overcooked.
3) Rogan Josh
Traditional North Indian mutton curry, standard order at any Indian food outlets we patronize. Mutton was tender with not 'funny' taste, not that I am very sensitive to it though. Curry not very spicy and thus good for people who do not have high spice tolerance.
4) Garlic naan and Vegetable Briyani
Garlic naan is fragrant and served hot. Not to be taken for granted as I do get naan served warm or luke warm elsewhere before.
Vegetable Briyani has a good mix of veg and fragrant too. One of the good briyani around.
All the items above were good stuff, but if I had to choose, it will be the Chicken Kali Mirch. Must try.
We went for 25 dishes for $25 Lunch Buffet on a thursday. We are pure vegetarian so didn't expect too much variety of food for us but expected good main course. There were 3 veg salads (Greek Salad, Mixed Salad and pickled type salad) and 2 snacks options (corn kabab and gobi pakoda). The Greek salad was finshed at 1pm (lunch time 12-3pm) and was empty till 2:30pm with excuses that they are making it and it is coming. In the main course, we had pulao rice, Raita (which was empty bowl all the time even after asking for 4-5 times) Yellow dal, Baigan gravy dish, Mix veg dry and paneer makhani. The only good main course was the yellow dal. Rest of the food was not good.
We asked the waiter for Bread/Naan to be extra crispy and he made a sarcastic comment and argued with us which was very unpleasant and spoilt our lunch date. He realized it later and apologized to us.
With this experience at yantra, I feel I should not give more than 2 or 2.5 rating for such a high class restaurant and it is not at all worth the $58 for 2 for vegetarians.
The highlights were salads which were very good and Breads/Naans which were very crispy to our taste.
Ordered the Burrah ChopSucculent lamb chops - S$56 for 4 pieces - think rubber wound be more tender than these chops .. think they took frozen meat and burnt it in oven.
the butter chicken was sweet and the meat was not fresh.
complained to the waiter he just turned his back and walked away arrogantly.
and the BTW the washroom - think the public toilets are more cleaner. atleast they dont overflow all over the place.
took my Korean friend there to taste authentic Indian food .. his comment sums up the entire experience - "not having Indian food again for long long time"