Bonsai – Connaught Place, New Delhi

On our last trip to Delhi, we went for drinks to Bonsai. Bonsai, one of the more recent additions to Delhi’s burgeoning list of Oriental restaurants, has a menu with an eclectic mix of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indonesian cuisines.

Located in the inner circle of Connaught Place, just above Café Coffee Day, it looks deceptively small from the outside, but is nice and roomy once you step in. There is an open-air extension, but we decided to sit inside because of Delhi’s humidity. The ambience and decor was pleasant. The restaurant was well lit and the lemon grass fragrance in the air gave it an oriental feel.

Aside from the Beer being served only in pint size (which doesn’t have the same appeal to a pitcher/ draught), the cocktails were superb. We had a couple of starters of which the Prawn Tempura (395) is worth a mention.

The one good thing about Bonsai – the helpings are anything but miniature. Our experience however was of a mixed platter, with some great items and some that were eminently forgettable. It is the kind of place where you can really talk over a couple of drinks.

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