Chaakoo Bombay Cafe (Glasgow) : Review

Location : Chaakoo Bombay Cafe

79 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5TF

T: 0141 229 0000
W: www.chaakoo.co.uk

Visit Date : 10th April 2017

As you regular readers know I really like Chaakoo, and I have been there a many times.

You can see all my other reviews by doing a search, but tonights visit I decided to keep my promise and try different dishes…ok well I had one that I have had before but the rest was all new.

Tandoori King Prawn £9
King prawns steeped in our house smoked tandoori rub, flash flamed on the robata grill and garnished in citrus lemon.

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When this arrived I though “oh” as part of me though it was presented in a shell and I am not a fan of that but I was very happy to see no shell

This was very nice, the King Prawn was very meaty and the flavour was really good. The meat wasn’t chewy, and the flavour was was just right.

I tried it with and without the sauce, but personally its perfect without but its all down to your own personal taste.

I would have this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Machali £4.95
Fish pakora in a coriander & green chilli batter.

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I was a little disappointed with this dish, the main reason I was expecting a lot of flavour but for me it tasted just like Fish Fingers.

Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with Fish Fingers, but it was just an OK dish for me.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 2

Saag Paneer £5.95 (V)
A classic jalfrezi dish of spiced spinach, studded with cubes of creamy fried paneer cheese.

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Ok ok I know I have had this before but I really like this, I promise next time I won’t order this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Mango & Banana Crumble £4.95

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I decided that I still had room for some more so I opted to try this dish.

I am so glad I did.

This was a very nice dish, and I am regretting not having it sooner (thats if its been on the menu and I have missed it…or recently added).

I would and will have this next time and again and again! I might even order two on my next visit.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Caramelised Pineapple Lassi £3.25

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So! I normally have a Mango Lassi but I thought lets try another one today.

It was ok, the pineapple flavour was nice and the texture was ok.

Little disappointed but glad I tried something new, I think I will stay with the Mango Lassi.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Overall another very good visit, I am very glad I tried a lot of new dishes and I will 10000% have the Mango and Banana Crumble.

Every time I come here I am very relaxed and always have a good meal, if you haven’t tried here yet please do give it a visit.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 4.5
  • Overall : 4.5

Glasgow Bloggers Meet Up #2 : Chaakoo..Saves the Day

As you may have read in my last Bloggers Meet up post, I have never done anything like this before and for me this is a challenge and a fun event to organise.

So organising this event started off really well, then on Monday 27th February that’s when everything started to go down hill.

This event was meant to be held at Glasgow Sugar Dumplin, but on Monday 27th February 2017 I heard that it had gone in to Liquidation.

This was crazy to hear and very sad, as it was a home from home for me….then the panic started where to locate this second event.

I called a few locations but due to the amount of people they couldn’t manage to take us, so I contacted the manager at Chaakoo and he saved the day.

After that I had a few more people cancel, this was expected as you never get the full amount at any event.

Our Meet Up : Friday 3rd March 2017

Location : Chaakoo Bombay Cafe

79 ST VINCET STREET
GLASGOW G2 5TF

T: 0141 229 0000
W: http://chaakoo.co.uk

 

The Bloggers :

I will only add the new bloggers that attended tonight, if you want to learn about the others as they visited at my first event view it here

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Elanor Brammer

Twitter@tiggypoes
Blogtiggypoesandflutterbys.blogspot.co.uk

Kirsty

Twitter@kirstymonday
Blogthemondayproject.co.uk

Karen

Twitter@kar_took
Blogwww.karen-graham.co.uk

Scott 

Twitter@DrScottJMcGrane

Unfortunately not as many as I hoped turned up, which was a shame as it would have been nice to meet more people and also since Chaakoo kept the spaces for me.

The Food :

Just like all my visits I am a big fan of the food here, and could easily have a lot more than I really order.

SMOKED CHICKEN TIKKA £5.95
Our own whisky chip smoked chicken, drowsed in our tikka dry rub with raita.

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Tasted just as it says smoked chicken.

For me this was nice, it was smoky, cooked well and the chicken was nice and tender. The sauce added a little extra taste, but for me the chicken was fine on its own.

SAAG PANEER £5.95 (V)
A classic jalfrezi dish of spiced spinach, studded with cubes of creamy fried paneer cheese.

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Yip had to order it again, this is my new favourite dish here as my other has now been removed from the menu.

This is a very nice dish, not too spicy and loaded with flavour. If you like curry and cottage cheese and never had this before, then this is kinda what its like but very very tasty.

KEEMA MATAR £5.50
Minced Lamb simmered with garden peas, garlic and ground spices, enriched with a splash of cream.

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This was my first time trying this dish, I didn’t know what it would be like but thought lets give something new a try.

For me this was a little spicy, and also was like a lasagna without the pasta and cheese.

Would I have it again? not sure as it was just a little to spicy for my taste, but if you like spicy then why not give it a shot if you visit Chaakoo.

Overall :

Overall the night was a very fun night, got to meet some new people and we all had a nice evening.

A BIG thanks to Chaakoo for saving the day!!!!!!

Looking to try a really good Indian restaurant in Glasgow, then please do check out Chaakoo I promise it wont disappoint.

If you would be interested in attending my future Glasgow Blogger meet ups then tweet me or contact me.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Back for more Chaakoo : Review

79 ST VINCET STREET
GLASGOW G2 5TF

Chaakoo is open:
Now open for Breakfast!!!!

Mon-Sat 9am
Sunday 10:30am

Monday — Thursday
12noon -10pm (food)
11.30am -11pm(drinks)

Friday & Saturday
12noon -10:30pm(food)
11.30am -12am(drinks)

Sunday
12noon -10pm (food)
11.30am -11pm (drinks)

T: 0141 229 0000
W : http://chaakoo.co.uk

Visit Date : 19 December 2016

What a shocker you’re saying or “does he go anywhere else”….and to answer that its a yes but this is becoming one of my fav places to go when I am out.

I had arranged with 3 of my friends to go to Chaakoo, two have never been and the other has once with me before.

As always the staff were very welcoming and again the atmosphere was really nice, do check out my other reviews here as I do review different food etc.

Hope you’re sitting down……tonight’s visit I have kept my promise and tried different dishes.

Chicken Lababdar £5.95
Lababdar is Hindi for soft & creamy, this chicken tikka dish is cooked in a rich brown onion gravy & butter sauce with capsicums, tomatoes & cream, in the traditional Andhra style.

This was a complete “lets see what this is like”, never had this and anytime I have been in Chaakoo with anyone they have never had this.

I am glad I tried this, it was very nice and the tikka and the cream sauce was perfect. I kept the chicken in the dish, and found it very large and difficult to cut up etc so next time I would put it on a plate as I feel that would be better.

This is one I would have again.

Ok so before I move on to my next two dishes, you need to know I am not a salad or a vegetables guy. Put them down in front of me and they will not get touched, two things I really hate.

That being said the next two dishes are very healthy and dishes I wouldn’t normally order….ok ok I did have the Paneer the last time but still it counts for this visit.

Saag Paneer £5.95
(V) a classic jalfrezi dish of spiced spinach, studded with cubes of creamy fried paneer cheese.

What can I say this is a very nice and light dish, its good flavour and one I will have again.

Gobi Manchurian £3.95
(V) Calcuttan fried cauliflower, garlic, chilli & ginger.

Ok so if someone said here have some cauliflower I would say no thanks, but my last visit with Emma and Wendy this dish was had and it looked nice.

I am so glad I tried this, this was amazing the flavour was good and the crunchiness of the cauliflower added to it.

MIRCH & CHOKALET
Cocchi Torino, Arbikie chilli vodka, fresh orange, nutmeg, egg white — Sweet with subtle spice and the texture of a cloud

I have to have a cocktail when I am out, and yes I had this last time but its a good one. This was a little freebie tonight so thanks again Denny 🙂 cheers

 

MANGO LASSI £3.75

The Mango Lassi has always been a favourite of mine when I go to an Indian restaurant, and last time when I tried it here i was very disappointed. It was too icy and not enough flavour, but I had heard this had been improved so I thought lets see.

This was more like it, texture was perfect, sweet and full of flavour this was a perfect Mango Lassi the way it should be 🙂

Overall  : 

Overall another perfect evening, and my friends all enjoyed the food and the night. Please do check out my other reviews for here, and please do visit Chaakoo you wont regret it.

Service : *****
Food Quality : *****
Atmosphere : *****
Rating (out of 5) : *****