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POPULAR Aahar Utsav is one of the favourite hangouts.

The Aahar Utsav, near Seetha Circle in Banashankari is a favourite weekend hangout for most youngsters living in and around the area. It is packed with working professionals during the weekdays and families don’t miss a chance to stop by this place on the weekends. 

The ambience is perfect for just about anyone who wants to relax and the food is incomparable to any other in the vicinity. Co-owned by Vinitha G H and her brothers, the food joint was called Neeladri when they took over nine years ago. It was given a makeover only six years ago. “My father has been in the hotel industry for 40 years. He ran a few popular hotels in the City like Vasant Vihar near Gandhinagar. With his support, I took to food industry. During the last six years we have successfully widened out customer base and it’s really challenging for us to handle the customers during the weekend,” says Vinitha.

The eatery has an array of South, North and Chinese delicacies in addition to ice-creams and juices. There are also homemade chocolates. Roti-curry is a fast-moving item in the North Indian slot and masala dosa, idli-vada and ‘Mangalore buns’ have many takers too. When it comes to ice-creams, Mangalore Browny Sizlers and Falooda Special are popular.
“This hotel doesn’t seem to be affected by high prices of onions and garlic, the quality of food is not compromised,” think customers who visit this joint regularly. Manjunath, a regular says, “I have been coming here for my breakfast for the last eight months. They have hiked the price of a few items but have retained the old rate for many of the popular items,” he says.

Mangala Murthy, a housewife visits this restaurant with her husband and children on most weekends.

She likes the ‘mushroom’ and cheese dosas. “The eatery caters to the needs of every age group. I always prefer this place when I am dining out with my family.   North Indian meals are amazing, the roti-curry combination is addictive and the ambience is great,” she says.

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