Be surprised for the price paid @ “Dejavu”

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For people who think we can’t get any “good” buffet option under 500 bucks with taxes, Dejavu is here to change that perception for you!
Dejavu – literal meaning, “a feeling of familiarity”.
It’s a peculiar name for a restaurant isn’t it? So it wasn’t just the price but the name too that added to the curiosity!

It’s run by the same people who own “24th Main restaurant”, JP Nagar serving only veg food. I just checked and their buffet price is under 350 bucks! WOW! These guys are amazing in driving the culture of inexpensive/affordable good food for all class of people. Kudos to them!

I was invited here with a bunch of foodie friends.
The place has a “black and white” coloured theme as that of a chess board.
There are numerous pictures and posters of vintage Hollywood and Bollywood movies and stars and old English music being played at the background.
This does bring some old memories back and yes brings a sense of Dejavu, more or less!
If there was a touch of more colour or vibrance, it would have lightened up the place more!

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There is also a small separate lounge area for playing pool etc.

My experience and view of the food we tasted:

STARTERS, all served at the table:

Cajun spiced potatoes
Spiced sweet potato
Gobi Manchurian
Kalmi/Tangdi kebab
Mutton sheekh kebab
Bruschetta like bread topped with cheese
Fish tikka
Crispy corn
Hariyali paneer tikka
Chicken wings

All of these were good especially potatoes, bruschetta, mutton sheekh, kalmi kebab and crispy corn..very delicious and a must try!!


Fish tikka and chicken wings however needed more marinade or flavor balance! Sweet potatoes too could have been well made as people would be happy to eat these as not many places serve them..seasonal too.

CHAATs counter
There’s a chaat section and I tried the gol guppa out of all and it was nice.

PASTA section (must must try):


With no exaggeration, it’s been one of the best pastas I’ve had in a long time, the one with white sauce.
The yummy finger licking creamy sauce, the veggies like broccoli and super delicious mushrooms were a great combination and made this a great dish. Please do not miss this, it’s delicious.
The one with the red sauce was a little spicy though and average.

DRINKS/Bar section

It’s a restobar so obviously there will be a bar section. There’s happy hours too and I’m told the drinks were pretty reasonably priced!


Wine, cocktails and beer – my friends enjoyed their drinks. There’s also happy hour and other offers on alcohol.

I tried a mock tail, it was alright…a little too sweet and syrupy. Some tang would have brought out more flavors in it.

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MAINS
About 8-10 items of Veg and 4 non-veg.
I was so full with the starters that I tried a little bit of biryani, little rice and rasam. They were all nice.
I’m sure the other items would’ve been nice too.

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DESSERTS

Gulab jamun, 3 varieties of ice cream, coconut burfi, pastry, mousse, shahi tukda and brownie.
These were simple desserts and were nice. I wish Shahi tukda topped cream would’ve been creamier.
A couple of other dessert items could be included or better replaced to make this section a complete winner too. So a couple of great desserts instead of many simple ones would be a better option..but it’s all worth (more) for the price paid.

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I could see that in no time, the place was packed. Who wouldn’t wanna dine at a place which wins all the points for being cost effective, having tasty food and being customer friendly.
I’ve paid about 700 bucks just for a biryani at a high profile restaurant. But here I’ve eaten all I can under 500 bucks and was completely satisfied!

A must visit place to appreciate simplicity, for being pocket friendly and for coming with some good dishes!

Food – 3.8/5, Cost – 5/5, Service – 4.5/5.

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