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“Best Gujarati food you can get in the city”
Review of Vishalla

Vishalla
Ranked #42 of 3,572 Restaurants in Ahmedabad
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Ahmedabad
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best Gujarati food you can get in the city”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

One of my most favourite place to relax and enjoy along with family, the best and oldest theme restaurant in Ahmedabad have been going there since my childhood dates, but every visit is a new experience. The food and service both are impeccable, must have everything on the menu, best time to visit is from November - March(slightly cooler).

  • Visited October 2012
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Mumbai, India
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525 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
“My all time favourite”
Reviewed 1 September 2012

I had shortlisted my 3 all time favourite restaurants for my 100th review, Peshawari (Mumbai), Great Kabab Factory (NCR) & Vishalla (Ahmedabad). Vishalla won since it offered not just fine dine, but a 3 hours of unwinding and an ethnic village experience par excellence.
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Vishalla's is an authentic showcase of a typical Gujarat village and its simple life.. This village-like environment is experienced in every nook and corner of Vishalla be it the, staffs dress code, their warm hospitality, their entertainment program, the food, their infra and environment.
Some of the USP's of this place are no closed rooms or halls, lanterns only for lighting, natural air replacing AC's , folk songs being sung without mikes, homely food served on a tree leaf, advance ordering and payment at reception itself.
Vishalla, as the name suggest impresses with its vast, open spaces that free the mind. Besides Vishalla offers excellent entertainment, one can sit on charpoys and relax while watching the folk songs, garba, puppet & magic shows. The entertainment is heart warming and keeps you busy until your food is ready. The utensils museum is also interesting and so are the handcrafts on display..
Unlike most other similar village theme restaurants the food quality is not overshadowed by theme focus and food is not just good but excellent. In keeping with a seating arrangement typical to Indian villages, you sit on the floor; have a low, wooden plank that serves as a table of sorts. The freshly prepared food is served in a plate made of leaves. The food resembles a Gujarati Thali, but contains no fried items (healthy eating) and is mostly organic. The thali includes 1 potato dish, 2 green vegetables 1 pulse, 4 types of breads (Bajri na rotla, Makai na rotla, Bhakri, Methi na thepla), 2 sweets and 2 farsans followed by khichadi and kadhi not to forget a no. of condiments . Out of the breads, a must have is the Bajri na Rotla with makkhan (white butter) applied on same. Methi na Thepla is also awesome. The garlic Chatni is outstanding. The khichdi is the best I have ever had.
The food at Vishalla helps clear the misconception that all Gujarati food is sweet. While it is true that in Gujarati cuisine, many items are sweetened with jaggery be it dal or vegetables but then they are also spiced to perfection. Gujarati cuisine generously uses the choicest of spices and nowhere else is this more evident than food served at Vishala. The jaggery and the spices mingle and complement each other to give out the "Taste of the Best." As you gulp the food down you relish the Spicy and Sweet magic of Gujarati cuisine.

I join the august company of Vishalla's list of eminent visitors includes Ex PM,s Mrs. Indira Gandhi & A B Vajpayee, Superstars Sachin Tendulkar & Amitabh Bachhan, Artist MF Hussain, Musician Pt Ravishankar & nation's numero uno industrial family, the Ambanis
Kindly note that a minimum of 3 hours are required to do justice to Vishalla.
As I end my 100th review I humbly wish that Vishalla continues to satisfy customers as it has done for 34 years

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank ShreyasMalkan
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Ahmedabad, India
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Great place to eat nice pure vegetarian food”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

This place is worth only for the experience sake only also. Everyone should atleast visit it once. It serves great Gujarati Vegetarian food. All the vegetables are grown in the nearby farms and they are cooked over wood. Also this place does not have electric lights and there are lanterns that supply light. You have to sit on the ground or on low stools and eat off wooden tables that are made of tree logs. The food is something to die for always. I have gone there multiple time and have always come back happy and satisfied. I have taken my international clients from USA and UK also they have had a ball. I have been there with me my wife and family too and have always been pleased. The atmosphere there is like a local village. Love it. For added attraction there is an utensils museum where they have exhibited the utensil collection of the owners and it is worth the visit.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank KFDOCTOR
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Gujarat
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97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“gujarati food”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

if one is having a want to eat gujarati food, this is a perfect place, set up and ambience is unique, where variety of food is dished out hot straight from the kitchen. sitting on the floor and eating food, an experience which will be worth it. in the meantime the utensil museum in the premise is worth a look, various huge utensils used by cooks and such a collection it has !

Visited December 2011
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4 Thank 74hope79
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New Delhi, India
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Vishala...a visit to a Gujarat village”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

The food is so authentically Gujarati, the place is so typically Gujarati and the food is served in a typical Gujarati style. Loved the rustic ambience

Visited December 2011
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7 Thank Ranjana1949
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