Where Bollywood, Fun, and Food Merge—Hitchki At The Grand Millennium Hotel Barsha Heights

With a design aesthetic and menu that coaxes you to fully embrace the quintessential Bollywood dining experience, Hitchki—located at The Millennium Hotel in Barsha Heights—cleverly weaves delicious food with the nostalgia of Bollywood under one roof resulting in a fantastic dining experience. An international brand, Hitchki’s menu presents regional Indian cuisine and classic fusion favorites with modern plating and preparation.

With rich jewel shades, velvet furnishings, and a decadent look, here you can dine al fresco or indoors. Our server Justine, knew each and every dish with accompanying backstories. The menu is extensive and includes dishes inspired from Indian street food, Indo-Chinese fusion dishes, and a wide variety of Mughlai and vegetarian options.

There are bowls that can be eaten with the beverages under ‘Chakna’—we indulged in The All Izz Bhel; borrowed from the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots. It was a spicy, Chinese fusion of crispy noodles and bhel, served like a tower and topped with papdi and sev. The Back in Time part of the menu had some yummy street food favorites—we loved the ‘Hostel ka Maggi’—a comforting dish made with eggs, traditional Maggi, and crispy noodles. From the MBA part of the menu, the Teriyaki siu Mai—dim sum served with three kinds of sauces went well with the steamed bao. It was named ‘Bus Kar Chicken’—butter chicken and makhani encased in soft bao buns and served on a tiny swing set.

They offer traditional rolls and vada pav—which was offered in a roll instead of the typical bun, and served on a mini motorcycle at the table. We loved the melt-in-your-mouth mushroom Galouti kebobs, plated beautifully with pomegranate jewels. From the burgers, we ordered Amar Akbar and Anthony in the veg option with each burger stamped with the insignia of Hitchki.

After this enormous round of delightful starters, for our mains we loved the ‘Mere Pass Maa Hai’ and was my favorite dal makhani slow cooked for 12 hours; served with the moist delicious masala kulcha. Butter the chicken was another super flavorful dish that consisted of a makhani curry with pulled tandoori chicken and cashew nut gravy, served with Indian breads.

Here desserts follow the same nostalgic trend—we had the showstopper—Baratiyo Ka Swagat—a super cool dessert with betal leaf (paan) flavored jelly, Dutch truffle and hazelnut with tiny strands of fried spaghetti holding up the candy floss that resembled a golden nest. It was set upon a neon lit stand and was a really cool way to end the meal.

The Verdict: From the contemporary, decadent ambiance to the quirkily named dishes that are really top notch, Hitchki is the ideal venue for a party or gathering to savor the music and the food, not to mention the servers here are very friendly. Add Hitchki to your must-visit list and bask in the vibe.

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