Having read some not-so-good reviews of Jakoi on internet, our foodie group was in two moods to visit the place. Luckily, Gautam and Sneha suggested that we should go and check why it has been rated so low, and hence we all set off to Jakoi on a cool Saturday afternoon, which is located in Assam Bhavan, and as the name suggested serves Assamese cuisine.
The interiors were done in authentic traditional setting and we seated comfortably on the sofas. To be honest, I did not expect such tastefully done interiors for a State house restaurant. With Assamese music in the background, and pictures of noted celebrities of the region, some of us foodies who hails from Assam instantly felt at home. So much so, that they started having their side discussions in Assamese which made some of us North-Indians uneasy. Gladly we came back to the common known languages amongst us – English and Hindi.
Our only complaint was that the Pigeon Meat (Rs 200) was too bony and hardly had any meat on it. Sharmin, a food expert from Assam, who didn’t join us for the food walk, commented that pigeon has lot of meat in the middle and we were served an under-nourished one. Also, salt content in the Fish in Mustard (Rs 200) was high and when it came back from kitchen, became watery.
Service was nice without being obtrusive. We all appreciated the friendly gesture of serving a complimentary baby Thaali to the kid present in our group.
Overall we had a good outing with some nice food in clean and comfortable setting. As a group we would love to recollect at Jakoi.
Ratings out of 5
Food: 3.5, Ambiance: 4.0, Service: 3.0| Overall: 3.5
Meal for Two: Rs800 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes|
Address: Assam Bhavan, Sardar Patel Marg, Near Maurya Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi | Phone: 011-24108605
– Pawan Soni