Had an opportunity to sample some Nothern Indian delights a couple of days ago.

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Trishna Restaurant  is tucked away at level B1 of Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur and has been operating since June 2011

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The interior and the deco in Trishna Restaurant is cosy and rather romantic

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Private room for those who wants privacy. Great for private function and events, I must say.

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Acchari Chicken Tikka. Very flavourful and tender, piping hot from the tandoor.


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Paneer Tikka. An Indian farmer’s cheese dish. The texture was rather solid and the taste can be liked to flavoured tofu. My other half mistook this for chicken meat.

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Ajwain Fish. Awesome. Had a few bites of these. Fishy and unpleasant smell was absent. 😀 Highly recommended to fish lovers.


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Dhal Makhani. Surprisingly good and not diluted. Very flavourful, thick and creamy. Great as dips and as side dish to go with flavoured or plain rice.

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Mutton Rogan Josh. The mutton was tender and definitely one of the star sensation that night.

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Butter Chicken was divine. It’s creamy and mild but not overly overwhelming. Managed to tempt me for a few rounds of these.

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Saag Paneer, an Indian dish consisting of spinach and Indian farmer’s cheese in a thick curry sauce based on pureed spinach. A must try, in my opinion.

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Began Aloo, a very popular North Indian side dish made with potatoes and brinjals. Love this. It paired up perfectly with my naan and rice.

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Naan Roti Mix. Surprisingly thin in comparison to the ones I’m familiar with in the regular mamak I usually frequent.

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Pulao Rice, fragrant and flavourful and a perfect pairing with all those dishes that I mentioned above.

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Pickles, surprisingly spicy and sour too. I loved this very much, very appetizing. Took a few spoonfuls of this stuff.

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Dessert was Gulab Jamun. The deep-fried dough balls immersed in sweet syrup. Not a big fan of Indian desserts as they’re usually cloyingly sweet, but these Gulab Jamun are okay. The syrup is not overly thick too.

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Last but not least, I had refreshing fruit punch to wash down all the spiciness with.

Overall, the dining experience in Trishna Restaurant, Hotel Istana is wonderful and I would easily recommend it to those who wants to eat authentic North Indian cuisine. Price wise, Thrishna Restaurant offers great food for a fraction of the price.

Read more reviews on Trishna Restaurant here: http://www.vibehero.com/malaysia/kuala-lumpur/trishna


For reservation, contact:
Trishna Restaurant

Level B1, West Wing,
Hotel Istana,
73, Jalan Raja Chulan,
50200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2142 1575 / 012-3750 412
Business Hours: Opens daily from 11am – 3pm and 6pm – 12am
Pork Free: Yes
GPS: 3.149536, 101.709558

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/trishnarestaurant