Polka Dots in Aundh has been one of my favorite restaurants in the Aundh area, serving consistently good western food. The casual and cozy atmosphere in the restaurant is perfect for catching up with friends or family over dinner, and although the seating is limited and wait times really long on weekends, the food and the vibe is definitely worth it.
About two week I was in Aundh, catching up with old researcher friends, we lost track of time and coffee time had turned into dinner time; so we ended up at Polka dots for the next meal. Being a weekday, we were fortunate to find a large table as soon as we reached, and were quickly handed the menus. This is what we sampled that day:
Nachos with cheese: The nachos were perfectly crisp and topped with generous amount of molten cheese along with black olives and jalapenos which gave that spicy, tangy hit in between. The portion was good enough to share among 4-5 people.
Since we all had tried their Mexican and Italian offering several times before and always loved it, we thought of giving their Indian menu a shot this time.
Murg Kolhapuri: It isn’t the traditional Maharashtrian rassa, but I loved their version for taking all the crucial elements of the Kolhapuri rassa and making a wonderful dish. The chicken (on the bone) was at its succulent best, the onion-tomato gravy was quite refined, the flavor from the coriander and dried red chilly celebrated the Kolhapuri flavor and the crunchy bits of fried coconut added a great texture.
Rotis were good enough and the complimentary salad portion was quite generous.
Service was quick and efficient as always, and staff knows the menu well. Prices are every bit worth the quality of food.