Ashwin and I decided to meet up for dinner a few days back and we decided to visit Chor Bizarre, which is in the same complex as Oriental Octopus – Savoy Suites, Sector 16, NOIDA.
The decor is quite interesting, what with antiques and objets’d art dating back to the days of the Raj prominently displayed. Old hindi songs playing in the background add to the ambience and the friendly service is just what you need to for a nice relaxed evening. They’ve got both a la carte and a buffet, part of which is located an old car – Model T? Not sure, just guessing. If you’ve been there, do let me know which one it is.
Coming to the food. Bit of a let down really. We opted for the buffet and they do have quite a spread – dals, salads, starters, street food, sweets, meat, chicken, paneers and what have you. The thing is, the spices are waaay too diluted for the Indian palate. So while all the correct spices have been the used, the cuts of meat terrific, the textures are all correct BUT the spices are just too little. Me thinks it is because of all the expats staying in the suites [serviced apartments] above and the management decided to cater to their taste.
So… if low spice is your thing – Chor Bizarre is the place for you. If not, avoid. I give it a 7/10 rating overall, which is damn good!
Update 21st August 2008: Visited the place again for dinner as we couldn’t be bothered to cook. Thankfully, the place is open till 11:00pm – do note, the buffet closes at 11:00pm too, so if that’s what you’re going for, ensure you reach at least and hour or so earlier. The service is still a little so-so and they need to refine that a bit. The food was nice, like last time and everyone was quite satisfied. We also tried their adraki punch, which was good too.