Bangalore restaurant reviews Chinese

Noble House - Jayanagar

Wednesday, October 14, 2009Me! In words

Noble House is the new Chinese and Thai joint that has opened in 3rd block Jayanagar. If you know where Pizza Hut is then you will not miss this place. Noble House also has a branch on Infantry Road. While the signage on the outside is quite jarring, the interiors are done up beautifully in bamboo and dark wood. Once inside, the ambiance is quite upmarket and a refreshing change to Jayanagar's eating options.

We opted for a window seat and though the view is nothing to talk about, it just feels nice. Kimchi and sliced cucumbers were brought to the table. While nothing needs to be said on the sliced cucumbers, the kimchi was not the real deal. It was more like the pickled overnight versions rather than the stored-marinated-pickled for ages version.

Sliced cucumber and kimchi

Anyways sipping on the complimentary coke, we decided to have a Nam Prik Pao (Appetizers) in Kung (chicken) from the Thai menu which is clearly earmarked from the Chinese one. We also really wanted soup this day and a traditional Tom Yum Kung ( Tom Yum Chicken soup) it was.
The appetizers were coated with crispy fried chilli paste which livened up the dish. A nice and hot dish with a slightly crunchy exterior and a soft interior made for an excellent starter. The Tom Yum soup is amongst the best we have had with a strong flavoring and of lemon grass. What was wonderful about the soup was that the chicken was cooked along with it and was not the usual morsels of boiled chicken dropped into a standard soup.

Tom Yum Kung

Nam Prik Pao - Kung

For Anoushka we ordered the steamed chicken momos, which turned out to be quite disastrous. Not sure how they could mess up this one. While the meat on the inside was alright, the casing was thick and extremely rubbery. This is so unlike the soft, melt-in the mouth casings of Taste of Tibet or even Aromas of China.

Steamed chicken momos

Main course we decided to share a Phad Thai Kung. True to the description in the menu, this was well spiced, peppered with sprouts and peanuts and quite a hefty serving. However, Phad Thais are made with thin rice noodles and this dish was made with the ordinary flat noodles. Irrespective, this was one nice and lemony meal.

Phad Thai Kung

We needed a round of Chinese tea to settle our groaning tummies. Remember most of our gastronomic adventures are over the weekend and we tend to overeat quite a bit. The tea was hot, nice and soothing. And yes, the dessert. Darsaan it was and man was this a huge quantity. But it was nice.

Chinese tea


Noble House is a Chinese and Thai place. While authenticity may not always be spot on, you can be assured of a good meal at a decent price (this meal came to around Rs 650). The ambiance is nice and since people are still discovering the place, you may not really find it full even on a weekend. The menu is varied and vegetarians have a good choice. There are also set Chinese meals for those of you so inclined. The unisex loo is clean. A nice place and thankfully one that is walking distance for us.

Address: 197/F, 1st floor, 8th 'B' Main, 27th cross, 3rd block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 11
Phone: 42161414
Cuisine: Chinese/Thai
Wallet factor: Rs 700 for two
Cards Accepted: Yes
Parking: can be a bit of a problem

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