In a line: Fly away those hunger pangs with some delicious Indian food without burning a hole in your pocket.
Cuisine: Indian, Mughlai
Price for two: Rs. 500(approx)
Location: Food Court, DLF Mall Of India, Sector 18, Noida
Must haves: Makki roti and sarson saag, keema pav
No matter how much we relish other cuisines, we somehow find comfort in our desi food. Be it a simple dal tadka or a rich mutton curry, wholesome and delicious Indian meal is always a great go-to option whenever hunger pangs kick in.
Whether you’ve spent way too much shopping around in DLF Mall of India, or if you’re simply low on cash (because of demonetisation), Item No in the food court is the place that will take care of your hunger pangs, without burning a hole in your pocket.
Coming from the people behind Wok in the Clouds, Item no is a quirky outlet in the food court that stands out because of the use of vibrant colours and catchy bollywood one-liners, that are sure to keep you giggling while you wait for your meal to arrive.
The fuss free menu offers some great small bites as great snacking options for when you’re not as hungry along with some fulfilling combos, which would leave no room for desserts.
The moment I saw makki di roti and sarson da saag in their menu, I knew that it was something that I wouldn’t miss at any cost. Hence, without even thinking twice, I ordered it and didn’t regret a bit. Delicious home-style saag with makki ki roti, salad, raita and most importantly, white butter and gur, this was the first saag that I had this season and was very happy that it turned out to be this good!
The keema pav was a spicy affair with a burst of flavours from the delicious mutton keema that came along with buttered pavs, green chutney and onions. To coax my taste buds, I accompanied it along with some refreshing kokum soda, that was perfect after a tiring day.
The jumbo combo non-veg costs just Rs. 250 and comprises of mutton rogan josh, butter chicken, dal makhni, rice, papad, salad, pickle and laccha parantha. Pair it along with a drink each and this jumbo combo is good enough to feed two hungry souls and is a steal deal for the price that it is available at.
Confession: I didn’t go with very high expectations, thinking that a food court restaurant might not be able do adequate justice when it comes to flavours, but after dining at Item no, I surely have changed my perception. Being rather impressed with the quantity and quality of food, I would like to see Item No opening more outlets, and will look forward to their kebabs and biryani on my next visit.
Value for money: 4/5