Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In or near DLF Cybercity? Enjoy a rice or noodle bowl at Nooba

Went for a working lunch at Nooba in DLF Cybercity last week. Was pleasantly surprised to see the lunch time crowds.

Loved it for the super-fast service with a smile and the good, satisfying meal.

G’s husband whose office is in the same building recommended Nooba to us. The restaurant was packed when we walked in. As it was only G and me, we got lucky as a table for 2 had just become available. We had a quick look at the menu offering appetisers, dimsums, soups, noodle soup bowls, rice and noodle bowls and a limited selection of desert. 

Though many people around us were eating appetisers, we opted for a meal in a bowl as we were in a hurry to go for our meeting upstairs. G had chicken in chili garlic sauce with steamed rice, I had lamb with black bean sauce and steamed rice. Both arrived fast, steaming hot and very tasty. The generous portion of rice surrounded by chicken with exotic veggies was just the thing to satiate my hunger after a pre-dawn flight from Mumbai.

We didn’t plan to eat desert but couldn’t resist the aroma of warm brownie wafting around us. So we had a brownie and ice cream. Along with an iced tea our bill came to around Rs 1200 inclusive of tip.

We were served by a smiling server who managed all his tables with ease.

We were in and out within 35 to 40 minutes! Great timing for a hot meal on a working day.

While Nooba is not fine dining its good for a working day lunch and I would certainly visit again.

There were several Oriental guests to endorse Nooba’s claim to serve authentic Chinese food.

Its air conditioned and has a bar.

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