|Mainland China, Pune|
Location - SB Road, Pune.
Ambiance - ****
Menu options - ****
Taste - *****
Service - ****
Price - ***
Overall - ****
There are 3 outlets of Mainland China in Pune. I have been to all of them, but this review is for the one on SB road.
The place is huge with lot of seating space, not exactly brightly lit, but then that's how most of the restaurants are nowadays I suppose. Interiors are quite good. There are many tables, but it doesn't feel too crowded. There are two sections in the restaurant, but not sure what the difference is.
The menu is of course Chinese Many of the options there are usually available only in high end Chinese places - including the famous Peking duck. There are enough options for non-veggies and veggies both. Also, they serve complimentary Chinese tea if you want.
We ordered crispy corn and spring rolls as starters. Amazing as usual. Crispy corn especially is the best starter here. Main course was fried rice and General Tso's/Tao's favourite chicken and spicy veg dumplings. Again amazing taste. Had ordered some mocktails which were good. They have a dessert called ice cream spring rolls which were unfortunately not available. so we ordered chocolate spring rolls, which didn't disappoint at all! These are the desserts are not really Chinese but the fusion of traditional Chinese with western food, is amazing.
The service was good despite the restaurant being full. Fresh cutlery was being provided after every course promptly and there was no delay in getting any of our food. The staff was extremely courteous.
The bill was about 3400 INR for 4 people where we ordered mocktails, two starters, four main courses and a dessert.
This is one of my favourite restaurants and I hope it will always remain so :)