- Ambience – 8/10
- Service – 8/10
- Food – 9/10
- Value for money – 8.5/10
- Hygiene – 9/10
- Overall – 8.5/10
Review by Akshaya R Pai, Official Team Member, The 3 Hungry Men
The tag line of Mamagoto is Fun Asian Eating. Well, the décor inside the restaurant is definitely fun. The food they serve is Asian. And there sure is a lot of eating involved when you go there!
The first thing that strikes you in this place, once you have admired the decor, is the extensive menu that they have! Common Asian dishes with their own twists. And although we had a completely non-veg meal, each dish we ordered has a vegetarian counterpart, so everyone’s happy.
As thirst quenchers we ordered – Green Apple Mojito, Mamagoto Breeze & Wasabi Mary (non-alcoholic). While the first one is a twist on the classic Mojito, the second is a Breezer in disguise. And the Wasabi Mary is recommended only to tomato juice and Bloody Mary lovers.
One thing to note about the service – our appetizers arrived back-to-back within 10 minutes of ordering them and before the drinks! We ordered Spicy Fried Calamari, Hot Basil Chicken Cups (Veg also available) and Rock Shrimp Tempura. The quantity was quite generous. And the food, yummy! The Rock Shrimp Tempura was served with red chilli mayonnaise that makes for an amazing dip. The Calamari was cooked right and the Lettuce chicken wraps were fun to eat!
For Main Course we ordered two dishes that scream ASIAN – a Chicken Laksa Bowl and a Teriyaki Rice Bowl with Lamb. As mentioned, both the dishes have Vegetarian varieties as well. The Teriyaki Rice Bowl of course has sticky fried rice with eggs and vegetable along with very nicely cooked slices of lamb. They also give you extra Teriyaki sauce. This dish is on the sweeter side and not just the menu, the waiter will also warn you about it. The Laksa was a delight. The coconut milk gravy was heavenly to say the least.
Apart from the various combinations of rice and noodles bowls, they also serve curries and rice/noodles separately if you wish you have your own combination. Menu also has what they call Robata Grill. Various vegetables or meat or seafood grilled with different marinades and served with sticky rice on the side. But we were so full with whatever was ordered we skipped this.
And of course, every good meal needs to end on a sweet note. They have good choice in desserts. While my companions had had the Crunchy Nutella Mousse before, we went in for the caramel sponge cake served with toffee sauce and ice cream on the side. Great end to a great meal.
The service is quite good and prompt. Even with the place being crowded they do not leave you waiting for your order. But it can also be too quick. You might end up feeling like you are eating in a “darshini” where idlis and vadas are served up like the waiter came to your table with them. The price is a little on the higher side, and like all such fancy places in Bangalore, you end up paying quite a bit in the name of service charges and VAT. But the food leaves you so satisfied you do not mind paying the extra penny.
This place definitely demands more than one visit, given there are so many fun things to try out in their menu. Booking a table is advised. In a street filled with choices of places with different cuisines, Mamagoto definitely stands out.
Address : Mamagoto, #949, 12th Main, Ground Floor, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore