- Ambience- 8.5/10
- Food- 8/10
- Value for money- 7/10
- Service- 8/10
- Location- 8.5/10
- Hygiene: 9/10
- Overall- 8.5/10
And we have the much awaited review of Dinoo’s. Everytime you guys complain that Mangalore doesn’t have any places to hang out at, stop cribbing and head here!
We personally loved the homely, simple and tranquil ambience. Perfect place to chill with a couple of friends while grabbing a bite. The location also gets big brownie points from us ‘cause they have ample parking space.
This is one of our favourite places for short-eats and we were welcomed by the ever smiling Dinoo. Imaginably, we hogged to our hearts content until we started finding it difficult to move. We started by trying to get to know Dinoo a little better.
This place has been around for over 14 years and its single handedly run by Dhyan Coelho. Incidentally he’s been cooking since the 3rd grade, and you guys are testimony enough that the stuff he creates is pure awesomeness.
We gorged on pretty much half the things on his display. We started with the chops, chicken, egg and mutton. The chicken was spicier than the other two but all equally delicious. They also serve this in Paneer. The chicken pan roll is a nice hot snack perfect to satiate those momentary hunger pangs. Next we attacked the chicken club sandwich which Dinoo is famous for. This is a must try! The chicken kathi roll was perfectly spiced and the Egg Roti Roll was just as scrumptious with its mild flavour. If you’re craving a burning sensation from your tongue to your tummy, try their Jade chicken roll!
Some of the other absolute must tries include the hotdog with Dino’s version of the thousand island sauce, chicken chilli roll, chicken roast roll with a nice peppery flavour, American hotdog etc.
Veggie lovers, we have found your edible nirvana with the exclusive and innovative cheese paprika! And we can assure you that you will beg, and we mean BEG for more! We loved this sandwich. Their Gobi Manchurian is famous too especially if you like spicy food. The veg club sandwich is good. Other must tries would be their pepper mushroom roll, cheese and chutney sandwich and the classic cheese sandwich.
Now for the ever renowned desserts! Dinoo created the Chocolate Cloud and Mousse trap and words don’t do justice to how tasty these are. We had the blackforest mousse, butterscotch pastry, fruit cream tart and the most amazing date and honey pie. We absolutely loved this and if you love dates, you MUST TRY this dessert.
We had to dedicate a separate paragraph to the best cheesecakes in Mangalore according to us. Dinoo has an unbelievable variety of finger licking, drool worthy and innovative cheesecakes like kit kat, oreo cookie, chocolate chip, choco orange, litchi, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, their supremely popular lemon cheesecake and our personal favourite and most inimitable cheesecake we’ve ever tasted- green apple!
Now our next revelation is noteworthy. He actually makes the cheesecake JUST FOR YOU whenever you want it. Even if youre craving a single slice, all you have to do is call him and let him know. He creates the whole cheesecake, you can have as much as you like and the rest goes up on his display for sale. And another awesome fact is that ALL his cheesecakes at any time are “eggless”.
Now the best part of our review! The top 5 things you probably didn’t know about Dinoo’s.
1. They prepare made to order quiches in seafood and other ingredients. In fact they practically prepare anything and everything you want.
2. All you fitness freaks can rejoice because all their desserts contain non-dairy non fat soya based cream. And believe us, these are so much more tastier than ordinary creams.
3. They are so pro freshness and nothing is displayed for more than a day. If anything isn’t sold out, he sends them over to nearby places for poor people to eat. And you guys know how much we support social responsibility, so go Dino!
4. Besides the chocolate cloud and crème caramel, 9 new desserts are up for grabs on a daily basis. You will not find the same dessert on display the next day. And this includes a new flavour of cheesecake everyday! *hurray*
5. Everything available in Dinoo’s is exclusive and their recipes are original and unique.
That’s almost everything about their food. They also serve all cold drinks, canned juices, coffee etc. And yes, we also love this place because it’s so affordable. You can practically stuff yourself in under Rs 100. Now that wont pinch your pocket right.
So wait no more. Head to Dinoo’s and order those delectable bites and healthy desserts.
Location:Melrose, Nt To Car Decor, Falnir Road, Mangalore – 575002