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D’fusion, Grandeur Hotel D'fusion

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Choose from their ‘fusion’ menu , giving popular international dishes a distinctive Indian twist – think crispy pani puri topped with Russia’s finest and biryani sushi. There’s a regular menu – rather creatively designed we might add – for traditionalists that’s filled with memorable kebabs, curries, rice, roti and more. Quality is exceptional and the restaurant has no doubt improved dramatically since our last visit. The only drawback is the decor; a few photographs of yesteryear stars hang lonely on the walls and furniture looks dated. Come after 9pm when you’ll be serenaded by a rather energetic man who sings with a commanding voice while playing the harmonium. Even the tabla player looked jealous.

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Posted by: Suresh Palakot on 27 Mar ' 13 at 05:55

It is the high time Timeout revisit the restaurant and re do the review.
I agree the food was good at one stage, but currently it is pathetic.

It will be helpful to all readers and those who refer to timeout reviews, if we can come up with a new review.

Posted by: Ursula on 27 Jul ' 11 at 09:14
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I had heard a lot about this place so travelled all the way from Sharjah! Result : HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED!

Food: Very rich and definitely delicious, however the menu was nothing beyond ordinary. I was also not handed the Fusion menu, so I assume that reflects poor service.

Ambience: Not good, one cannot even hold a conversation without having to strain their throat. Extremely loud music, not to mention the music from the bar next door was really loud for a spillover noise! The result was chaotic.

Price: OVER priced! I would like to compare Claypot restaurant from City Max here - similar ambience, music and food....but less than half the price.

Decor: It did not match the menu card and takeout bag design and spirit, so it totally looked out of sync.

Total waste of time.

Posted by: V on 23 Feb ' 11 at 15:56
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I think the restaurant is over hyped about its ability to serve fusion food. We was extremely disappointed with the food. I agree with some of the comments above that the ambiance is just normal and service is quite poor or extremely poor and price for its league is not justified.
I will not recommend and will not go there

Posted by: DB on 02 Nov ' 10 at 08:21
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It was a good restaurant, however the live enetertainment people were a bit loud and sometimes out of tune... however, the overall atmosphere was very family friendly. Definately not recommended for romantic dinners.
The appetizers were delicious and very different, however the main courses were bland and boring in taste.. The desserts were very uniquely presented and the paan was exceptional.

Posted by: S D on 31 May ' 10 at 08:47
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Yes i have been there a couple of times and i appreciate the "difference" it has with any other indian restaurant. Hence the name goes extremely well with this place.

The food was great...the vodka filled pani pudis was exotic and the rasmalai served on lighted sprits was enchanting.

Though the place is a bit small and the service needs to improve a lot, i will recommend all with an inclination to differ to visit this place.

Posted by: S_K on 23 Apr ' 10 at 17:41
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Just had a party at this restaurant and it was absolutely great! The food was amazing and the service was just great! There was a live band as well which made the place all the more lively.

Everyone must try the vodka-pani-puris they were very tasty!

We organized a party last night and we were very well taken care of. The management made sure that we were well taken care of and that everything was to our liking.

I'll definitely be coming back here, especially on Wednesday nights - which is Karaoke night!

Posted by: SD on 18 Apr ' 10 at 13:11
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Horrible Horrible Horrible experience. Bad service, loud terrible live entertainment and top it all - tasteless, badly served food. paid AED 200 for putting up with them.
NEVER GO THERE!

Posted by: sabina on 13 May ' 09 at 12:40
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I've had dinner twice at D'fusion. Absolutely loved the food and the variety. The fusion choices, though not extensive are funky and well done. I think the pricing is justified for the taste and quality and not on the high side. I dine out frequently and compared to the pricing in other five/ four stars for similar kind of food I don't think your comment is justified. I suggest you check others prices first. You may be in for a change of heart. As for the decor, its not shabby at all. It may not be the brighest, but its soft and comfortable. The picture of the restaurant should be enough to judge.
I will definitely dine there again. It would great if they did lunch as well.

 

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