Joss, Santa Cruz W: 3/5

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We went to Joss on a Thursday night for dinner with office colleagues. It was a busy evening but not to its full capacity but I still recommend prior reservation.

Ambience:
The place has a neat décor with a mirror wall giving it a spacious effect. We were seated on a round table which was very comfortable for a large group ensuring no one is deserted to any one end.

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Loved the ceiling, lighting and bar on one end.

Drinks:
We ordered a variety of drinks in both cocktail and mocktails. I tried the Virgin Mojito which was well prepared with perfect citrus flavor of lime and refreshing taste of mint leaves. Even the watermelon based mocktail was very refreshing with fresh juice. I also recommend sangria – red wine with Apple pieces in it. Not too bitter, very regal.

Food:
Recommended:
The Apple Wood Barbeque Chicken was just wow – this was nothing but similar to chicken tikka which was very well marinated and cooked in tandoor. The chicken was tender, smokey and well marinated.

Sesame crusted prawns was our next delicacy which had superior presentation. They were huge prawns fried in sesame batter and served each in a short glass filled with tamarind jus as sauce. Very delicious and crispy prawns indeed.

I also recommend the vegetarian starter – Joss Korean Taco with Edamame – these were taco rolls filled with the stuffing of edamame and water chestnuts. Have never tried such a healthy yet tasty snack. Must try indeed!

Avoidables:
The mushrooms and water chestnuts, pan grilled potatoes were around average to taste and very avoidable. Overall the vegetarian appetizers were vey average and hence I found them quite overpriced.

Main course:
We started with Chicken Nasi Goreng which was very average to taste. The omelette was nice but the sauce and rice were just okay. The Udon Noodles with Seafood were basically noodles with fish and prawns. Nothing exotic but tasted great. Again, at Rs 660, it was quite over priced for the usual taste.

The vegetarian dishes were again very disappointing and would recommend to stay away from bibimbap Asparagus and Zucchini which was basically rice bowl with veggies that need to be mixed together. The sauce was avoidable and the combination wasn’t very pleasing either. The Eight Treasure Vegetable in fermented black bean and chili oil was interesting amongst all main course dishes.

Desserts
Such a big disappointment again – we went for their popular Big Bang Theory in chocolate flavor. This was basically a depiction milky way made out of various dessert accessories – there were planets made out of Panna Cotta which was very very bland and tasteless despite their flavors of orange, etc. The sun in the middle was made out of chocolate icecream covered in a shell made up of icing. There were asteroids on the Galaxy made out of berries. There was sugar dust sprinkled to signify star dust. Finally dry ice smoke was poured over the Sun at the center and it was broken with a knife to reveal the chocolate icecream inside. That was the only edible part of this massive show that went for around 3 mins. And to add to our disappointment, this was charged at Rs 1850!!!! What a rip off!!

Service:
The server was very courteous and friendly, however not very knowledgeable about the dishes. It was disappointing considering it is such a big restaurant. Overall, the staff was helpful but lacked knowledge about the dishes.

Value for Money:
Nope. Definitely not. The prices of the dishes are far more overpriced as compared to the creativity they carry, viz none for vegetarian dishes. Pls avoid the dessert as its so not worth the money.

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