Situated at the Chrompet-Tambaram junction, Faruuzi is a new restaurant spread over a groovy 6,000 sq feet. Childhood friends Mohammed Hisham and Faizal CM are the people behind this multi-cuisine venture that opened services on February 2. Offering a la carte service on the ground and first floors, Faruuzi also has a banquet hall that can seat 120 on its second floor. “Faruuzi serves Arabic, Continental, Chinese, Mughlai and North Indian dishes and we want people to come here to enjoy a perfect meal,” offers Hisham. Going for the best of each, we try the tawa prawns from the North Indian kitchen, succulent reshmi kebabs from the tandoor galley, a lamb chilli dry fry from their Chinese offerings and a simple chicken shawarma from the Arabic section. The spicy lamb chilli dry fry emerges our favourite. There’s also a mocktail section with concoctions like berry bed of roses, hot red lady, Spanish delight, and black lady. The refreshing green dream drink is a blend of khus khus syrup, soda, rose water and mint.
With friendly staff, the menu offers a mix of the usual suspects one would find at a multi-cuisine restaurant (think fish masala, chicken tikka, chicken lollipops), sharing space with more unusual options like pita and barbecue burgers. For mains, we sample the Lucknowi mutton biryani that arrives in a matka, and a sweetish, wheat parotta along with a mushroom gravy laden with spices. If you’re vegetarian, the harabara kebabs, a barbecue vegetarian platter and pineapple fried rice, might sound appealing. And for those with a sweet tooth, the date pancake rolls with ice cream and the rose falooda are our recommendations.
Meal for two at approximately Rs. 1,500. Details: 66949418
— Ankita Rath