Kyra is the new restaurant that has come up in place of India Gate near Indira Nagar in Bangalore. This restaurant is right next to airport road flyover, above Adidas showroom. Kyra has two unique spaces in the same premises – The Kyra Power Dining restaurant and Kyra Theater, former in the second floor for dining alone while 3rd floor is for theater performances along with dining. We were a group of 11 people and Kyra was suggested by a junior most colleague Siddharth :). I never heard of this name before and decided to try out buffet lunch on a friday at this restaurant.
To start with, they have valet parking and no need to worry about your car parking. After confirming our reservation at the reception at 1pm, we were guided towards a table which is already kept ready for us. At first look, the place looked good with neat interiors. Tables were neatly arranged in anticipation of already reserved customers. All the tables were simple yet neat with orchids flower vases. The captain was very attentive and so were rest of the service folks. Started with veg and non veg soups, a couple of us liked the soup and the stewards didn’t hesitate to serve second round of soup! In the mean time, they started serving starters. They had a real good collection for both veggies and non veggies. This is the first ever restaurant where in veggies really enjoyed the starters in line with the kind of variety non veggies were enjoying. If I am not wrong, there were a minimum of 8+ starter varieties include unlimited succulent pieces of chicken and mutton variants, tender paneer, special roasted gobi etc.,
Main course platter included arrays of biryanis and other special sea food items. Most of the rice items were cooked with Basmati rice and the quality was beyond our expectations. Food was excellent from the Chicken tikka to the Paneer tikka and Mushrooms for vegetarians. Also, there was a special item made of paneer with sweet baby corn! Non veg included curries of mutton, fish. Captain himself served us with rotis on table. The food was really yummy and I enjoyed savoring so many varieties. Apart from that the way they had kept the food in vessels is certainly as unique as their name ‘Kyra’… See the photos. Though I had curiosity about the restaurant name, I forgot to ask about that!
The dessert platter too had so many varieties, I couldn’t resist from tasting all of them! Starting from fruit salad made of papaya and pears, they had Mango phirni, ice cream, kheer, cakes, jamoons etc., We certainly had a great dining experience. The cost per head for buffet lunch was Rs 330 per head inclusive of 12.5% VAT and 10% service charges. Since the service charge is already included in the bill, it is upto you to decide on whether to tip again or not. I didn’t like the idea of including service charges into the bill though. It should be left to the people to decide. With the kind of food and service, I wouldn’t mind going there again for dinner probably.
All I could wish is they maintain the same kind of food quality standards with current good ambience. Though there are multiple restaurants around this like Barbeque Nation, Indijoe, Nandini, Mainland China etc., I am sure, they can beat everyone of them with their quality if they continue the same kind of service. My rating 4.5/5 for buffet lunch :). Some of the interior view photos shown above were provided by Kyra staff.