CHULA restaurant is a divine place to have a quick lunch or a celebratory dinner if you want to show off to your friends. I have eaten there at lunch time and their buffet consists of 32 dishes all lovingly prepared for 6.99. If you don't know Bangladeshi food and probably would like to try some then eat here at lunch time because you will be quite surprised by the authentic and stylishly prepared dishes.
Eating at this restaurant will dispell all your myths about Asian food being hot and over spiced. I got into conversation with the chef of this creation and was actually surprised to learn that he was born here but went back home to learn how to cook.
For the 6.99 which I think is excellent value you get salads,chutneys,pickles,vegetarian foods like pulses appetisingly cooked. There is a choice of pilaus, meat,chicken and fish dishes which are out of this world.
The decor has a very friendly atmosphere because it is tastefully decorated with antiques and unusual paraphenalia which would appeal to sophisticated. The unique selling point of this restaurant is that you eat in a traditional way. The back of the restaurant is designed to allow those with aching feet to take their shoes of and eat the Bengali way. Also there is a finger bowl service and different type os seating for those who don't want to be adventurous and just a satisfying meal.
Food hangover today, but it was so worth it. Chula is a lil somethin' special on a street where, frankly, most things are fantastically UNspecial.
Tuesday night was very quiet at first, which made for excellent service. Unfortunately, we didn't get to sit at the cool tables in the back with the floor seating. Next time.
3 huge baskets of poppadums and a selection of chutneys were promptly given to us after we sat down and we tucked right in. The waiter was very helpful when I asked him tons of questions about the menu -- I ended up getting the Lamb Sugonda on his recommendation, which was so succulent. A side of brown rice and some sag aloo left me absolutely stuffed.
We'll definitely be back. I love finding random awesome restaurants in the 'Smith.
Here, here, Molly K.
Hang on that's right, you were literally 'here here' when I was. Weird? Not really.
The poppadums (how the hell do you spell that?) were amazing... we each got our own basket and there were different types! I haven't had that since I went to that awesome pink place in Stoke Newington!
I had the paneer shashlik for starters and it really hit the spot. Great tastes, great heat. My main was a prawm malabar, one of the specials, and special it was. One of the best curries I've had in a while, it was so tasty with a beautiful texture and consistency. The garlic naan was also better than average and, as ever with Indian food, I left feeling very full.
The bill came to more than your average curry house, but this is no average curry house. I really don't mind paying more when it's worth it, and this really is worth it. Especially when you do your homework beforehand and print out the online '20% off' voucher. FTW.
Here you will get nice rich quality indian food, whether you are lunch hungry or dinner try it out.
They have discounts at times, the place is nice and modern, if you are looking for a delicious indian meal stop by there.
Their buffet is something else, there is so much variety you have to tell yourself not to overeat.
And if you want delivery you go ahead cos they do that as well and you are having an event talk to them they'll cater for you.
Chula is a nice restaurant, with very decent food. I found the portions to be on the small size which meant that the bill was higher than I would expect for the type and quantity of food we ate.
The restaurant is small and rather quiet inside, which is refreshing in the busy King street on a Friday night. Service was fine. Nothing out of this world but fine overall.
The quality of the food was good and we certainly enjoyed it. I was there with a large group of people and everyone was satisfied with the place. Nobody raved about it as it offers nothing unusual and nothing memorable.
I would go there again but would probably not go out of the way to get there. An easy enough restaurant if you happen to be in Hammersmith and fancy Indian food without attitude.
The unique selling point of this restaurant (don't know how unique it is but to me it is) is their traditional raised floor seating with a cushion for your bum. I really love eating in that position that scored major points in my visit. They are private booths at the rear of the restaurant so it feels quite private and intimate.
The Duck Phora (£10.90) is marinated in ginger, garlic and yoghurt and the duck was so tender it came a part almost by itself. I was more than satisfied but still had some space (or rather made myself have space) for dessert. Any of their tandoori or platters can be ordered as a starter, which was a good choice for my friend as she couldn't decide herself and just got a couple of the starter sizes.
We shared a bottle of Beaujolais- Villages la Perdrisette Therin (£15) a really nice french wine with strawberry tones and soft to the palette. I ordered my food with extra spice which the wine helped mascaraed perfectly, not too much, just enough.
A somewhat stylish but over-priced Indian restaurant. The service is cool, the decor trendy, there's a variety of food on offer but it somehow makes the whole place seem false, as if it's a place to be seen at, as opposed to for good food.
This small, friendly indian restaurant offers a well cooked,varied and good value lunch buffet. Popular with local workers the service is excellent so ensures that you will be in and out in an hour. For groups or those who have more time on their hands, the cushioned seating area to the rear of the restaurant offers a fun, relaxing and social atmosphere to enjoy your meal.
I have never eaten inside this Indian restaurant, hope to one day but have had many takeaways & they are delicious. I usually order by phone & it has arrived within half an hour. The food is great value for money, large portions & sooo nice, i highly recommend them :)
We had a great time. On a hungover Sunday morning, it was an ideal spot - not too busy but with lots of atmosphere and the food/service was very good. Would like to return.
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