Here are the list of top Indian restaurants that went global in last one year.
Eyeing on the potential market outside India, leading food companies have initiated a bold a step to enter the global market with traditional and exclusive Indian cuisines. Countries like, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, America and UK are welcoming to relish culturally diverse food and are willing to pay for extraordinary cuisines. Seeking expansion in international market, brands like Lite Bite Foods, Massive Restaurants, Saravana Bhavan, Silver Beach Café and Sanjeev Kapoor Restaurants are entering these countries.
Punjab Grill welcomes its guests to experience the region’s legendary and unrivaled hospitality, offered generously to every visitor, and borne out of a love of bringing people together to enjoy time-honored traditions of refined diversion.
Recipes handed down from generations of khansaamas [royal chefs] and steeped in the flavors of history, expertly coordinated cocktails and an abundance of spectacular wines can be savored amidst our sumptuous decor, in an edifice which has been recreated by hand in the high sensual style of the fin de siècle Maharajas, who were dedicated patrons of the arts and fine craftsmanship. And who treated dining, and most everything else, as an art form.
Rohit Aggarwal, Director, Lite Bite Foods Group shared, “Overseas markets account for a robust growth vertical owing to streamlined polices and licensing procedure and have been on our radar for the past couple of years. We have already opened a 150-seater Punjab Grill in Washington DC, and two of our other brands, Asia 7 and Street Foods, will be debuting in Dubai and other Gulf countries, including Kuwait and Jeddah. We are constantly tapping into potential opportunities and increasing our footprint.”
Farzi Café, London: Farzi café is a very progressive, avant-garde restaurant. It takes global influences and gives them an Indian twist. The food is very progressive, modern yet be very familiar in terms of flavours so when you see something it might not look like what you are expecting it to look like but it will taste very familiar especially if you have tried that particular original dish before.
“London is the ultimate cultural and cuisine hotspot. It is a potpourri of flavours and people, Indian food is already loved and it has always been my dream to open in London because I find that the people have an adventurous palate that is highly sophisticated, well-travelled and it’s in love with the Indian food and Avant-garde cuisine and that’s what Farzi Café is all about,” shared Zorawar Kalra who want to take the Indian food to the next level.
What sets it apart from others is the fact that it is a very modern and avant-garde take on the food. It is very innovative and cutting edge, some amazing technologies have been incorporated in the food as well as the cocktails. The food menu incorporates incredible ingredients, global influences and super cutting edge culinary techniques
Barbeque Nation: Barbeque Nation has finally made its way to Kuala Lumpur by opening its first outlet in the heart of Bukit Bintang at The pavilion Mall.
Located on Level 9, the establishment takes on the concept of DIY that allows diners to choose their favourite dishes from a wide range of buffet spreads featuring mouthwatering selections of meat and vegetarian delights. Apart from that, diners are spoilt for choice with a tantalising array of grilled skewers.
Asia Kitchen: An extension of the most popular and reputable brand for Chinese and Pan Asian cuisine in India by Specialty Restaurants Ltd. called Mainland China introduces to Dubai its most cherished and applauded brand for gastronomic adventure. Mainland China now brings all the legendary kitchens of Far-East under one roof - from the streets of Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Myanmar and of course, China. In a happening format with a live kitchen, it adds an exciting new dimension to culinary circle in UAE.
Asia - parent to civilizations and home to more people than the world put together, is bound through time by one thing - their love for food. Hundreds of aromatic herbs, thousands of exotic ingredients and sauces, millions of flavors, all steamed, tossed, stirred and fried in the legendary kitchens of Asia - this sums up Asia Kitchen by Mainland China. Currently serving happiness at Burjuman Centre, Dubai.
Happy eating or as they say in Chinese,
Chiåh Kah på!
As they say, Go Big or Stay Home! Silver Beach Cafe, Dubai located at Al Seef in Bur Dubai running since 8+ months now. The restaurant group is also opening their upcoming brand - Basanti & Co. located at Blue Waters Island in JBR, Dubai.
"With food trends going global & guests are more aware of what they are eating, well traveled & open to different cuisines there are no boundaries for hospitality companies looking to expand. Our first & benchmark brand Silver Beach Cafe opened In Mumbai over 8 years ago followed by the second just over a year ago; & we haven't stopped ever since," shared Syesha Kapoor of Silver Beach Hospitality that runs restaurant like Nom Nom, Silver Beach Cafe to name a few. After launching several diverse brands in terms of cuisine, format based in different cities of India their next & most obvious step (& a happy one) was to go global. "The company is raring to go post Silver Beach Cafe which was our first internationally we now have our second (Basanti & Co. - Indian Cuisine) slated for the second quarter of 2019 at Jumeirah Beach Resorts - Dubai," added Kapoor.
It was year 1981 that marked the induction of the first ever branch of Saravana Bhavan by Mr. P. Rajagopal who is one of the pioneers of the South Indian Vegetarian restaurants chain. With over 100 stores in global markets and 25 in India, Saravana Bhavan has made Indian food a global fame. They are running stores across several countries in Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. The group recently opened their outlet at Den Haag- Amsterdam.
"When you are planning to go abroad make sure your target audience is present in that country. Your basic customer is there whether you are aiming at Indian expats or the locals," said Shiva Kumaar the proud owner of the restaurant by adding that whenever they go to a country they make sure that there is good number of Indian expats or Indian community.
The Yellow Chilli: The Yellow Chilli is one of the most popular brands under the parent company Sanjeev Kapoor Restaurants Private Limited (SKRPL), with the latest outlet at Al Qasba, Sharjah. It takes pride in offering delicious Indian food in all its eccentricity and diversity with a unique twist, crafted with utmost perfection using freshest of ingredients. With a variety of dishes specially designed by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor during his travels across India, The Yellow Chilli provides a veritable gastronomic tour of India with destinations that showcase the quintessential dishes of each region, alongwith popular picks from theroyal heritage of the north-western parts of the Indian subcontinent.Not to forget the brand believes in keeping the dishes au naturel, without the use of artificial products, and maintaining highest standards in service. Impeccably designed with subtle and aesthetic interiors – a mix of both indigenous and modern.At The Yellow Chilli chain of restaurants, you can live an Indian food experience with a degree of exclusivity and a touch of simplicity that is as unique as the name.
Kailash Parbat: Started in early 1940s at Burns Road in Karachi, Kailash Parbat has made it to globe after setting their base in India. Known for serving the finest vegetarian delicacies, the pre-independence restaurant recently entered Hongkong. "Our vision as children and even of our forefathers was to make tradition indian Authentic food accessible and available to the global palette . They believed that no cuisine like the indian cuisine. In our 1st phase we have identified markets where there was a resident indian - Indian origin population which needed no introduction to the cusine but only craved good food and opened markets such as london. - New York etc. In your 2nd phase we will be going after more neutral Markets," shared Kamlesh Mulchandani, Director, Kailash Parbat.