- Food – 6/10
- Ambience – 4/10
- Service – 8/10
- Hygiene - 5/10
- Value for Money – 9/10
- Overall – 6/10
Review by Vinayak Kini – Official Team Member, The 3 Hungry Men – Bangalore
Photo by Tejovanth N, Official Photographer, The 3 Hungry Men – Bangalore
Good things come in small packages, they say. With Hunger Times, it is now established that it while it might not always be true, you can expect it to be somewhere in the region of plausibility.
Situated in Pai Layout, off the dusty KR Puram main road, Hunger Times aspires to serve good food at affordable prices, with options for every meal of the day. Ok, the key term here is affordable. And by affordable, I mean an astonishing price point which is scarcely believable. Imagine heading into a restaurant with about 100 rupees and coming out satisfied for having got a glorious bang for your buck. Well, hunger times manages to achieve that.
Ok, now about the food. We started with a Chicken 65 and the baby Corn Chilli. Both of them were served hot. While not exactly stellar in taste, I’d say they were well done. We followed this up with a Pepper Chicken. Now, here’s something interesting I realized about this place. If you don’t explicitly mention that you need boneless chicken, you’re always served the dish with the chicken on bone. In any case, I found it justifiably average. There was nothing wow about it, nor did it feel like it was bad. Just average. But after this, the tide shifted in favour of actually well-made vegetarian stuff.
The potato bonda and the onion pakodas were hands down the best dishes of the day. The Bonda’s were Crisp on the outside and had a super tasty filling. The onion pakoda’s were crunchy down the end.
For the mains, we are the chicken biryani and tandoori aloo parathas with paneer butter masala. All the dishes weren’t really high on the taste factor, but it wasn’t bad either.
The service was super prompt, the waiting time for food was minimal and everything was served freshly made and hot. Honestly speaking, it’s what you expect out of such a place, and they didn’t disappoint on this front.
Ok, so if you have to really make a final verdict on this place, I’d say the incredible value for money that this place offers makes it automatically a good choice for a quick meal. The quantity of each item we ordered was sufficient to feed two without any room for disappointment, and the taste varied from ordinary to good. But then again, you get exactly what you paid for. And on that front, I’d say that hunger times gives us much more than what we’d expect. Just don’t expect it to be fine dine fancy.
Location: Hunger Time, Pai Layout, Near Tin Factory Bus Stop, Old Madras Road, Bangalore
Phone: 080 49652152
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