Ek Naya Thikana

After seeing the immense response from the patrons, Thikana recently launched its newest outlet in one of Pune’s most niche neighborhood – Koregaon Park this July.

Thikana has become one of Pune’s most visited places, growing to 4 outlets in less than a year’s time. They thrive on their main objective of providing a Thikana for their patrons by offering them an opportunity to de-stress and refresh themselves with a drink and a meal without burning a hole in their pockets. Thikana serves some piquant grub complimented with a special twist of molecular gastronomy, making it worth your time. The bartenders at Thikana make sure that every guest has an unforgettable experience at Thikana.

The ambiance is one of the better ones I’ve seen recently with the signature curvy, wave-shaped strings of bulbs over the outdoor area. Funny art on the walls and kick-ass music contribute to the overall positive vibes of the place.

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The lit ambiance

Cocktails Thikana Style

Considering my preference to avoid sugar and other artificial sweeteners, the Bartender was kind enough to suggest the Talli Honey [Rs. 349] which is made using whiskey as a base, and sunflower honey as a sweetener with lime juice and ginger juice for company. A delicious blend which worked well for me however felt the ice chunk to be too large which ended up diluting the drink.

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Oh Honey, Main Talli, Main Talli, Main Talli Ho Gaya!!

Starters

The Mai Sharabi had a wonderful drama to it. Served on a spike resembling a sword and flambeed with alcohol, it is a perfect Instagram dish. Unfortunately, due to the larger sized chunks, the chicken wasn’t cooked through. The Mongolian Chicken, on the other hand, had some lovely sweet and spicy flavors with a strong ginger undertone.

Mai Sharabi [Rs. 380]
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Mongolian Chicken [Rs. 320]

The नींबू Prawns were delicious in taste and the prawns were cooked through. However, felt the quantity could’ve been a little more generous. #DeliciousDelicious

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नींबू Prawns [Rs. 320]

The Chicken Bhurji with Pao was another winner for me. Finely minced chicken kheema with a delightful street-food flavor, this was an apt dish to go with your cocktails.

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Chicken Bhurji with Pao [Rs. 280]

The भरवा Paneer had large chunks of sweet and creamy marinated paneer tikka stuffed with cheese. Loved the spicy flavors of the marination which was finely balanced by the inherent blandness of the paneer. #YumYum

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भरवा Paneer [Rs. 280]

Pasta

With hardly any appetite remaining, I opted to try just the Penne Pasta in Alfredo Sauce from the mains. Nothing outstanding about this preparation here, however nothing to complain about either. Well cooked pasta in a cream sauce is hardly a dish to screw up.

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Penne Pasta in Alfredo Sauce [Rs. 300]

A friendly, quirky and affordable bar along with an enjoyable nightlife experience, Thikana is the perfect destination for weekday unwinds and weekend enjoyment.

Can it get any more crazy??

A big shout out to Ekta and Carina for inviting us and Sandip and Team Thikana for hosting us.

Thikana is located at Hinjawadi, Baner, FC Road and Mundhwa. The tasting was conducted for Thikana, Mundhwa.

Note: Feature image courtesy Thikana Facebook page.

Disclaimer:

I was invited for a complimentary food tasting event. This blog is a narrative of my experience at the event. These are my views that I have expressed in the blog. Others are most welcome to agree or disagree with the same.

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