If you are a fan of Asian cuisine, you must have heard of this brand-new baby in town – Pa Pa Ya. This restaurant sits magnificently on the 4th floor of Select CityWalk, Saket. I went there for dinner with the girls on a Monday night. Read on to see my verdict.
What is it?
Pa Pa Ya is a casual dining restaurant serving Asian, Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes. They are all about fusion gastronomy. Moreover, the look and feel of the restaurant is quite a luxe but service lacked compassion. They have become dramatically popular for their assortment of Sushi, Dim Sum, Chocolate Ball, Stir Fried Noodle, Lamb Rendang Curry, Malabari Paratha and Enchiladas.
What’s in it?
As you enter Pa Pa Ya, be ready to get mesmerised by their larger-than-life, dome-shaped ceiling standing tall at 70 feet. The wooden décor is chic. Also, they have a well-stocked cellar. Now, the rooftop area and outdoor seating space can be useful on winter evenings. But, a big no for summer soirees. Additionally, they have multi-level seating arrangement that gives the entire area a spacious outlook.
What to eat?
We started our meal with compressed watermelon enveloped in lime and chilli foam as the amuse bouche. Now, when at Pa Pa Ya, you cannot give a miss to Sushi and Tapas. We ordered a portion of Hauled Chicken Gogigui Paozu with Pakchoy Kimchi – the soft and fluffy bao beautifully complemented the Korean style chicken stuffing.
Remember, not to leave Pa Pa Ya without digging your fingers in the Lamb Rendang Curry that is served with Roti Prata. The dish has soft and succulent meat cooked in slightly sweet curry. Also, we loved the Chicken Stir Fried Noodles. It reminded me of authentic Chinese noodles that we used to eat in the Tangra region of Kolkata (famous Chinese food joint).
Lastly, for dessert do order a portion of Chocolate Ball on Fire that displays molecular gastronomy. The mushy brownie, ice-cream, dry fruits and all the nuts make it a dessert-lovers sinful indulgence.
The service was slightly slow, considering the fact that it was a Monday evening and they hardly had too many guests. Also, the music was quite jarring. I mean, why would you play loud EDM when people want to sit and enjoy their meals.
Opening hours: 12 Noon to 1 AM
Price for 2: Rs. 2,000 (approx.)
Address: Dome, Level 4, Select Citywalk, A-3, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi