Upsouth is a chain of quick service restaurants that’s stamped its presence across Pune with outlets from Wakad to Viman Nagar.
The Aundh outlet is strategically located at the Nagras road junction in plain sight of pedestrians as well as motorists. With a seating capacity of about 50 covers including the alfresco seating, the kitchen runs parallel to the indoor seating thereby giving the customers a clear view into the clean kitchen and see their dishes being made fresh to order.
I recently visited this place over lunch on a lazy weekend.
Service is on the pre-paid, self-serve basis wherein customers are provided with a buzzer along the receipt of their order which will intimate them once their orders are ready.
Beverages – Hot
Whenever I visit a South Indian restaurant, one thing I invariably order without fail is the Filter Coffee. Not only am I a die-hard fan of filter coffee, it also gives me a quick insight into the restaurant and its capabilities. Any South Indian serving outlet, worth its weight, cannot afford to screw up the basic coffee. The Degree Kaapi here at Upsouth was served steaming hot and I was already enticed by the amazing aroma wafting from it. I love my coffee strong, and the kaapi here was as strong as any. #HighlyRecommended
|Degree Kaapi [Rs. 19]|
Dosa – Favorite
Everything about the Ghee Roast Masala Dosa appealed to me. Nice crispy dosa, yet not wafer crispy, with masala stuffed within the folds. The masala had the potato mash mixed with onions, peas and pumpkin. This was something I haven’t experienced in most SI restaurants. A welcome change in flavors. The sambhar too was not sweet, rather had a lovely spicy hit. While it is only an accompaniment, the freshness of the chutney can easily make or break the dosa eating experience, and the fresh chutney served with the dosa only helped elevate the entire experience. #YumYum #HighlyRecommended
|Ghee Roast Masala Dosa [Rs. 81]|
The burst series is Upsouth ‘s attempt at creating a fusion dish. A pizza like appearance, the Upsouth Burst – Veg. had a base of uthappam with mayo, sauces and sliced cabbage, onions and bell peppers on top. A decent attempt at creating something different, I personally found it a tad too sour, although my foodie partner did confirm it had the expected sourness.
|Upsouth Burst – Veg. [Rs. 95]|
The Malabari Parotta Sandwich looked more like a wrap with soft and spicy tikki ensconced safely within the folds of a crispy parotta. The spiciness of the tikki was well balanced by the ketchup and mayo. Julienned bell peppers and onions added some more bite to the dish.
|Malabari Parotta Sandwich [Rs. 76]|
A QSR with the convenience of self-service, Upsouth is a wonderful option for a quick bite as well as a full-fledged meal.