Flashes of color, breathtaking views, and the subtle glow of candles married to the mouth-watering aromas of Indian spices converge at Kangan. Chef Ajay Chaudhary magically crafts refined northwest-frontier cuisine that reinvents Peshawar traditions. Succulent kebabs, freshly-baked Indian breads, and an eclectic selection of Indian spices mesmerize guests with the exotic flavors of the region. Enjoy the finest of scotch selections from our menu of world-class single malts while the music stimulates your taste buds.
I have had the opportunity to stay at Westin Garden City, Goregaon East and also try the delicacies of Kangan Restaurant. The buffet at Kangan has a great spread. Its very delicious too. The only problem I've had is that I'm a vegetarian and their vegetarian options are quite limited. Even the desserts are usually non-veg with just a few Indian sweets for vegetarians like me who don't eat eggs. I've been there 4 times and every single time, they have had almost the same items, i.e. noodles & Aloo Salad, the same punjabi vegetables, dal, rice & roti.
But the last time I was there, they had Pav Bhaji which was a good surprise. Also they had 6 new eggless dessets, like dark chocolate mousse, Caramel Panacota, Pistacchio Mousse, Blueberry Cheesecake and Raspberry pastry. They were very delicious and the buffet was totally worth it. I hope the Westin continues with this trend. It would make the vegetarian diners very happy.
Ive always heard good things about Kangan, and I got the chance to step in while they were having their (at this time) ongoing Kebab festival. Located on the 18th floor of the Westin Hotel, youve got to make sure you get one of the tables by the window, with the view overlooking the highway far below you. Theyre always in great demand though, so good luck with that!
We were just the two of us, so we simply called for 2 mocktails, an appetizer and a chicken biryani, Awadhi style along with some masala papad. The staff was very courteous at all times, very helpful and certainly very forthcoming with information, tips and ideas about what we could have. Eventually, we zeroed in on the Chatka Chicken tangdi, or a name something to that effect, and the Biryani for the main course. The Chatka Chicken tangdi was just your basic Chicken Tangdi except that it was very, very meaty. Really all 4 pieces of meat were fantastic and absolutely scrumptious, with little bits of charred by the tandoor. It had a lovely smokey (not burnt) texture to those parts and it was an excellent way to kickstart the meal. They also served some papad rolls and sticks along with 3 dips. One of these was something approaching a salsa dip (but not quite salsa), one was your usual pudina chutney and the third was something curd based that was sweet and had a consistency halfway between completely fluid and hummus. They were all great dips and got our appetite whetted for the main course.
The biryani itself was the piece de resistance. Beautifully cooked and served with salan and raita, it was brilliant in every way. The chicken pieces were succulent and flavorsome and the rice was so, so good and aromatic. There was plenty of it too, so its not like youll be left griping about the quantity. Mind you, the wife and I had a little something to eat before we came in so we were slightly satiated. You might find the quantity isnt up to scratch for you, but I suspect most people would find it more than satisfactory. The biryani was lovely, and I devoured slowly, savoring each mouthful with great care.
I have often heard that you neednt go to a 5 star when you can get comparative food for much less elsewhere. At times, I would be inclined to agree. But this is not the case with Kangan. It is without doubt highly recommended in my books and I implore you to leave room for their chicken biryani, unless youre a vegetarian, in which case you can ignore that last line.
The only thing I found puzzling was that they had only 4 non-veg gravies on their menu. Veggies will find a lot of options for them and I wish the menu was fleshed out a little more for non-vegetarians to savor. Highly recommended for gourmands and gourmets alike, Kangan gets a hearty thumbs up from me for its food and service.