We thought of celebrating my sisters' birthday with a good dinner.
We ordered chat items, pav bhaji, chana bhatura and couple of other items. Our kids just left all the food, pav bhaji is the worst I ever had in my life. Chana is just tasteless and watery and don't even know, when they prepared it. We provided the feedback about long wait, and tasteless food while paying the bill. They replied back saying that you don't have to tell now and replied rudely. Our birthday party was completely spoiled with the worst dinner. I never ever recommend any one to this restaurant.
I wish I could rate this -10 like someone else said. I'm amazed how this has 4 stars. The service is outrageous. My wife and I waited for nearly 10 minutes and the none of them bothered to seat us down or at least let us know that it will take a bit. There were plenty of tables available, but I guess they don't know what service means in this place. It happens everytime I go there but after my latest experience, I probably won't be going there again. I'd not recommend this place to anyone. Horrible, unfriendly staff. Get a grip guys. You're not some roadside dhaba in India. They're much better off. Maybe you should make a trip back to India and learn from the dhabas about this concept called service
- Disinterested staff who always forget part of the order
- Long waits, at times for food
- Generous use of hing and cooking soda (one always feels thirsty on leaving)
- Similar taste to all north Indian dishes
- Styrofoam packing for take out
- Some of their food is very good - I especially recommend the Hara Bhara Paratha. Chaat items are good though inconsistent from visit to visit.
- Thaali is value for money and a generous eat
- Better than the other Indian restraunts in the vicinity and in the same price range.
Just went to Chat Paradise after a long time. I need to modify my review and change my rating. My rating has gone from good to poor and in addition to my earlier comments I would to add that this time my bhel puri and batata chat had about a half cup of water in the bottom that was making everything soggy and that all the food was sweet - not gujju food sweet but like the chef had added granular sugar as a topping to everything.
Alright here goes. I am someone who was born in India and lived a better part of my life in India as well. Let me just say that the chef at Chaat Paradise buys 1 masala a month that he/she uses in all their dishes. Ranging from a time when the thaali had the distinctive taste only of asafoetida (or commonly known as 'hing' in desi parlance) to a recent experience when the chef decided that chaat should be saccharine sweet.
I was reading the earlier reviews, and honestly folks, lets discount the decor. The owners of the place want to milk their establishment and their people for the most money they can make. That being said, what is UP with the food. The only dish that I had considered worthy of consumption by any multi-cellular life form was the 'hara bhara paratha'. Unfortunately, as I mentioned earlier, since the chef had decided to use only sugar on my last visit to this place, the 'hara bhara paratha' had no salt in it.
The owners of the establishment think that using restrooms is purely discretionary and that most human beings prefer not to wash their hands before consuming some edible sustenance. The restrooms reek of ammonia as a result of liquid human waste having been sprayed in and around the *rinal. But, I digress; lets discount that.
Upon requesting an additional dish to eat in, one is presented with a 'saucer' no larger than 6 inches in diameter. Anyone who has EATEN ever in their life knows that is a kind of hard to eat a meal from a dish 6 inches in diameter.
The vegetable dishes last time were about 50% vegetable matter, 40% oil and 10% foreign bodies.
All in all, this establishment is insufferable. In all honesty, the food used to be bearable roughly a year ago. Mind you it was just about bearable. On my last trip there, 2 days ago, I can confidently say that this place is insufferable. If you feel like treating your meal like a cheap thrill on a coin machine in Las Vegas, don't miss this place, but in all other circumstances, strictly avoid it.
After reading Emmett's comprehensive review, my boyfriend and I decided to give Chaat a try. Our review is somewhat close to Emmett's with a few, distinct twists.
Food: Outrageously good. Try the Samosa with garbanzo beans--out of this world. The flavors are perfectly blended to complement each other, and we found our dishes to be devoid of unnecessary oils and over-the-top spices. We are not vegetarians, but didn't miss the absence of meat as we filled our spoons with homemade onions, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, spinach, peas and lentils.
Service: Abysmal. I was in the service industry for 10 years and consider myself an extraordinarily patient customer, but Chaat pushed me to my limits. The waiter took our order instantly, brought the food in a couple minutes, then vanished, never to be seen again. I had to track down ancillary personnel for standard fare such as: plates, silverware, water, the drinks we ordered (which were sans ice when we finally received them), a to-go box and the check. Actually, we never received the box or the check until we asked at the front desk after growing tired of waiting.
Decor: Whateves. I figure if the decor is nice the food can't possibly be authentic. It was garish but expected.
In summation, if we were to order from Chaat again it would be for to-go food only. Also, I would recommend ordering the combination rather than ala carte items: it cuts down on the price and--while the portions are smaller--it's an inexpensive wat to try multiple items of your choice.
All in all:
Decor: Who cares
This is someone who used to work in this place .
Ok so here it goes
The rules are like this
they pay us 4 $ per hour can u believe it ? I know how it feels and they dont even give you part time jobs so 4 $ per hour and you have to work 12 hours a day non stop only 15 mins break .
And there is one more big surprise left
You guys will be really really surprised by it , here it goes they dont let the waiters take the tips . Ya they dont .
I hope someone will make a complain against them
Chaat Paradise features what is probably the most ambitiously hideous interior design I've ever seen.
Two blazing hues of orange somehow clash completely with the artificial orange tree placed in front of a gold-trimmed room divider strategically to block its complicated, multi-coloured mural. Nearby, floral wallpaper argued its strong case for foreground attention with no fewer than three other floral motifs, one in the form of apparently randomly sized and positioned large rectangles of window laminate.
These represent just the more easily described minority of represented design strategies which were not so much warring as in a state of holocaust.
I tell you this so that you will understand just what I mean when I say that Chaat Paradise's food is as astoundingly good as its decor is bad . This was quite possibly the best Indian food I have ever experienced.
I recommend the Chaat Paradise Special (followed by some word I have forgotten), accompanied by spinach poori. Paper-thin, absolutely delicious alone, non-greasy spinach poori.
They're also a rare source for gulab (rose) lassi.
I'm going there again, but I'll be wearing (very) dark sunglasses, or possibly a blindfold.
It is true what others have said about the service. I had no consistent waiter, and the two beverages I ordered (at different times) were forgotten, and so I had to order them a second time each. With food like that, however, I would put up with the waitstaff painting my hat lime chiffon green while I wasn't looking; slow and forgetful service barely registers with that kind of measure.
On a scale from 1 to 10:
I never had food inside this restaurent and so don't know about their service.
I like their food so much that I had their food four days in a row. Chappathis were also very good. I highly recommend it.