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Sri Biryani House Jersey City


Address:
Sri Biryani House
806 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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Sri Biryani House Jersey City : Lousy Vegetable Biryani


If we have an insatiable, rapacious appetite for anything in life it's for the Indian rice dish Biryani.

We just can't get enough of Biryani at home or outside.

The other day as we we strolling down Newark Avenue in Jersey City we spotted the signboard of Sri Biryani House.

We stopped in our tracks and marched inside to place an order.

Sri Biryani House Newark Avenue - Clueless Staff

The restaurant was empty except for just one diner.

The guy at the cash counter stared at us in disbelief as if the sight of a potential customer was unexpected and blurted "What".

We told ourselves sotto voce "Clown, is that how you greet a customer who walks in to buy food from you".

We, however, politely asked him for a copy of the takeout menu.

The fella at the cash counter disinterestedly responded that there were no copies of takeout menu. He then pointed to a soiled sheet of paper fixed to the cash counter listing the items.

We wanted to order Egg Biryani but the soiled dirty take out menu listed only Egg Fried Rice.

After checking the dirty takeout menu we ordered Vegetable Biryani ($8.00) and Bagara Baingan ($6.00).

We paid the bill and went back to pick up our Biryani in 20 minutes.

Take Out Order - No Plates and Spoons

Our takeout order was packed neatly in plastic boxes.

But there were no napkins, paper / plastic plates or plastic spoons or forks making us wonder how a restaurant can pack a takeout order without the basics.

Sri Biryani House - Vegetable Biryani

Our order of Biryani came with Gravy and Raita on the side.

The serving size was decent and that is all we can say in its favor.

vegetable biryani
So, So Vegetable Biryani in Plastic Box
sri biryani house raita, gravy
Watery Raita, Bitter Gravy

Folks, there were too many issues with Sri Biryani House's vegetable Biryani:

Oily Bagara Baingan

Mighty disappointed with Vegetable Biryani, we moved on to the second item, Bagara Baingan that we picked up from Sri Biryani House.
br> Folks, it would be too charitable to call it an entree.

For it turned out to be an oil slick, an inch of red-colored oil floating on top.

The thick layer of oil on top of Bagara Baingan instantly created a feeling of nausea.

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Oil Slick or Bagara Baingan

As if the oil slick were not bad enough, our order of Bagara Baingan came with just two small pieces of Brinjal, disproportionate to the amount of gravy.

Compounding our disappointment, the gravy in Bagara Baingan was slightly bitter.

No White Rice with Bagara Baingan

Also, our order of Bagara Baingan entree did not come with white rice.

Since Bagara Baingan does not go well with Vegetable Biryani, we had to make some chapatis to eat it defeating our purpose of picking up a takeout.

Pathetic Service

When we stepped into Sri Biryani House to place our takeout order, we did not expect a red carpet welcome.

The least a restaurant interested in staying in business would do is to have a few copies of clean takeout menus so that customers can browse through the offerings before placing an order.

Also, no sane waiter at a restaurant would blurt out "What" when a potential customer walks in.

When there are no clean copies of takeout menu, the least a waiter taking the order can do is help the customer by making suggestions.

For instance, if we had known that our Bagara Baingan entree does not come with white rice we'd have added plain rice to our order.

No, the clown at the cash counter of Sri Biryani House did not care to provide any information or assistance.

Further, not including plastic spoons, forks, plates and napkins with a takeout order in our opinion is a big no-no.

Sri Biryani House Rating - Avoid

Folks, starve if you must but avoid visiting the Sri Biryani House dump on Newark Avenue in Jersey City.

Bad food at this Jersey City Indian restaurant is compounded by pathetic, indifferent service.

It's unlikely we'll step into this dump a.k.a Sri Biryani House ever again. - © Sagar.com

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