I went here with high flying expectations set by the internet (India's II best new restaurant after Bukhara - Delhi, spiritual cooking styles by Ian, organic food items, thai asian fusion, ipad menus etc). I met with few of these expectations and came out blank without seeing other few.
I hate this hype the restaurateurs create about over-bookings where as in reality half the tables are empty. I asked for a booking at 9PM and I was granted a slot at 10.30Pm whereas the fact was only 3 tables were occupied out of 8 when I entered. Sheer disappointment!! I had been told that they give you ipad menus to scroll through pictures of the food and the ingredients to help you carefully select this dishes. Even this facility was unavailable.
Coming to the core of it:
Money: Expensive. A meal for 3 with a drink should cost you no less than 10k.
Ambience: The entry to the restaurant from the hotel lobby is magical. Fine silk drapes with brown & cream walls is truly heaven. But the trance music played does not suit the audience/ambience/food.
Food: Amazing is the word.
Soup: Crabmeat eggdrop soup - Good taste, nicely cooked meat. But was not any special
Starter - Robota chicken with sesame toppings - I would call it a normal again with no signature taste except the garnish.
Main course - Burnt Garlic rice and slowly cooked lamb masumman curry - Lovely!! The soft tender nicely cooked lamb takes you to another world. The nice flavours/spices is truly a thai/indian fusion.
Chilean Sea bass - Signature dish of Ian. I have not tasted any fish as tasty/soft as this. Glazed with palm sugar it was on a sweeter side. Worth the money paid for this (2k per portion)
Beware - portion sizes are small and inquire with the stewards always while ordering.