Chopsticks Spice Malabar is a famous Indian and Chinese restaurant, specializing in Kerala Cuisine, Chinese and North India food. It’s located in the foodie area of Symbiosis College Road, Viman Nagar, Pune. There are a Shawarma chicken grill and a fresh poratha and dosa stand in front of the restaurant, spreading the alluring smell all over the street…too hard to resist.
When we first found this restaurant, we thought, “ah, this is perfect for us!” We love Chinese and traditional Kerala food, and this restaurant works for us so well. We go there quite often. Sadik adores the flavor of the homey Malabar food, and I just love the vibe of this restaurant.
First of all, I want to talk about Shawarma at Chopsticks Spice Malabar. It’s different. Good and different. It’s not the traditional Shawarma you get in the Middle Eastern restaurants. This one has Malabar flavor infused into it. It’s really work though. The chicken is very tender and aromatic. Every bite is so full and succulent. I do love the traditional Shawarma more, but this one is really a nice twist. My husband loves it a lot.
There’re so many kind of appetizers to try. Tandoori chicken and different kind of kebabs are amazing. We love this Reshmi Kebab. It’s so soft and not spicy at all.
At Chopsticks Spice Malabar, you get all sorts of Kerala traditional food. Porathas, Appams, Dosas, puttu are served with rustic coconut based curries. The puttu is very spongy and delicious. It goes well with Kadala Curry or Malabar Chicken Curry.
Chinese food is quite good, too. Yaseen always orders this Chinese Chicken Chopsey. It’s crunchy, comforting and so good.
We haven’t tried Biryani there yet. I have heard mixed reviews about it. But so far whatever we tried there haven’t disappointed us.
The restaurant can be very crowded during the weekends, but the service is quite spontaneous. It’s that kind of place where you can find good food, but you shouldn’t be bother about the ambience too much. It’s on the road side and there’s no decoration or such things. Well, This place is all about food and nothing else.
The price is very reasonable. It’s only about Rs. 500 for two people.
Chopsticks Spice Malabar
1, Gulmohar Regency
Symbiosis College Road, Viman Nagar, Pune
Phone: +91 020 65100776, +91 9890082699