Review: Kinbuck2

Review: Kinbuck2

Kinbuck2 has been around for more than 2 years in a super-competitive market like CP, which goes to show the place is doing a lot of things right. The restaurant has a vast menu, having something for everyone- starting from Indian and Chinese to Lebanese, Mediterranean and European preparations. The restaurant also has a nice, relaxed vibe, with peppy music playing in the background, but at a sound level that still allows for conversations.kinbuck1We started our meal with two mocktails- K2 and Strawberry Peach Shake. K2, their signature mocktail, was a combination of kiwi, green apple, sweet lime, fresh lime, lemon juice, and tabasco. The sweet and spicy notes were well-balanced, and this made for a great drink. The shake was also thick and tasty.

Since we visited during navratras, they mentioned they are also serving special Navratra Thalis, so we decided to try them out. The thali had samak rice, fruit raita, singhada poori, jeera aloo, aloo gravy, and saboodana kheer, and was more than sufficient for one person. The food was simple, homely, and really well-made, and the best part was that despite being fasting food, none of it was bland. Each dish had a lot of flavor, and we especially enjoyed the crispy, fluffy pooris with the spicy jeera aloo.kinbuck2While this thali was really good, their regular food was even better.

The ravioli we tried were huge in size, generously stuffed with a flavorful mushroom mix, and doused with a thick, tangy tomato and basil sauce.

The Teppanyaki Lamb with Coriander and Mint had sliced lamb tossed in a flavorful seasoning, but the meat was slightly chewy and hard.

But the Masala Keema Bun was absolutely wonderful- it was presented beautifully, and tasted even better. The bun was soft and nicely buttered and the keema was so juicy and flavorsome- one of the best we’ve had. It was nicely spiced and had lots of coriander and ginger- so the keema had a wonderful flavor, but wasn’t overpowered by the spices. This dish is a must-try here.

They also have a special Sizzler Menu, out of which we chose From Mrs. Obama’s Kitchen Sizzler, which had rilled fish served with spaghetti aglio olio, buttered vegetables, and potato wedges, in a spicy tomato piri piri sauce. The fish was delicate and moist- perfectly cooked and was slathered with a tangy, spicy sauce. The spaghetti was well-made and the vegetables were cooked al-dente and well-seasoned, while the potato wedges were also nice and crisp. Their sizzlers are really huge, and two people can easily share one.

We ended the meal with a Sizzling Chocolate Brownie. The gooey chocolate brownie came served on a sizzler plate, with vanilla ice-cream on top and drizzled with chocolate sauce. On the side, they had served extra chocolate sauce, whipped cream, nuts.kinbuck3Overall, the place is really value-for-money, as the food is good and the quantity is huge. Also, the service was really pleasant throughout. This place should definitely be tried the next time you’re in CP!

Overall Rating: 4/5

Location: P -10/90, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone No.: +91 98111 99529

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