Tangerine – Indo-Japanese food at Davanam Sarovar Portico
Tangerine is one of the best Indo-Japanese restaurant that I have come across in Bangalore. Executive Chef Kapil Sahi is very skilful in Japanese cuisine but add a little bit of Indian touch to it. The restaurant is part of the Davanam Sarovar Portico hotel which is next to Total Mall in Madiwala. Most of the guests staying here are from Japan who stay for long periods. The main reason for their stay is the proximity to the work-place and the food. I recently visited the place and enjoyed some of the dishes.
Tangerine Restaurant (Fukusuke) is located on the 5th level which also has the hotel reception. Lift at the ground floor directly bring the guest to 5th level.
The restaurant is quite large and can probably sit around 40-60 guests at time. Every table is very well setup and spaced out well.
Colours used are very colourful but at the same time it has a calming effect. The carpets used inside the restaurant have good design and look elegant.
Restaurant has a show-piece section to one side that have plenty of traditional Japanese and Indian items. I loved the Elephant, Vases, Bowls and many more that looked artistic.
There is a bar counter to the right side which has some of the finest collection of wines.
The restaurant gives a feel like a lounge-bar, as it looks quite cosy with the sitting arrangement.
Restaurant is located along side another restaurant named Tangerine. There some wonderful brass sculptures outside. The hotel also contains – 2 banquet halls, terrace swimming pool and nearly 120-140 rooms.
I mentioned earlier that the food served in this restaurant is a fusion of Indian and Japanese cusines.
This is one of the starters which contains a combination of Tandoor Spice Tofu served with Udon noodle & Tamarind Chutney.
The Udon noodles is wrapped around a flat candy stick which can be dipped in Tamarind chutney and eaten. Along with Noodles & Tofu, there is small portion of beetroot sliced salad which completes the plate. A lot of care has been taken in presentation which looked very appealing.
Another Veg starter in which the Sushi is rolled with Amritsari spiced baby corn and served along with wasabi. The starter is also served with some salad and the spicy & hot wasabi. In the same plate there is a smear of beetroot mixed along with cream/mayo which can be eaten along with the sushi. Again, the presentation of this dish was awesome.
Both the starters mentioned above, also come in Non-Veg variants. Tokyo chat is served with grilled prawn and Amritsari Sushi is served with spiced fish.
This item can be considered as the main course in which Pan Fried Paneer is served with sticky rice and Bengali Veg Chop. The gravy was a little spicy due to presence of Indian spices and the taste was good. Kudos to the attempt by Chef in making the dish taste so wonderful.
Kotshu curry is also available in non-veg variant, Paneer is replaced with Mutton Roganjosh and Veg chop is replaced with Chicken chops.
Fruit Stay with Wasabi Ice Cream
The moment I saw the dessert being brought, I thought to myself that it would be very special. I was very right as the dessert was one of the best. It contained spiced cinnamon, sautéed fruit stay and served with wasabi ice-cream. The dessert was just perfect for consumption and it did feel heavy.
It was a great experience of visiting Tangerine, Indo-Japanese restaurant in the busy Madiwala area. I felt very special being amid the posh looking interiors. The food prepared by Chef was pretty good and I enjoyed every bite of it. I would love to visit the place many more times in futures with friends and family. This restaurant will be in top of my recommendation list who people who love Japanese food. I will rate my overall experience at 4.0/5.
Rating in other departments.
Food – 4.0/5
Ambiance – 4.0/5
Service – 4.0/5
Food for 2 at this restaurant will come to anywhere between INR 1500-2000.
Picture with Chef Kapil Sahi and Manager Sreenesh.