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California Pizza Kitchen

So the last time I was in Bangalore, folks were shopping and by the time they were done, we realized that it was way past lunch time. With most places being shut, we stumbled onto California Pizza Kitchen on the 100 feet road of Indra Nagar and ventured in.

A nice upmarket place with neatly done interior, we settled ourselves in a corner and looked at the rather elaborate menu. Being hungry as we were, we quickly asked for thin crust BBQ chicken pizza, a mezze platter and corn cakes, as I really wanted to see if the corn cakes were any good, they used to be something I really liked in the US.

But we were treated to flavors that was totally new to all our tongues. The pizza was very very different, the thin crust was very thin and chewy and the cheese was really different and maybe if it was not called pizza, I might have really liked it, but I cannot say that I did not. Everyone shared the same opinion and it was even worse for the mezze platter. The humus was predictable, but the pita bread was again, very different. A type of chicken served on the platter was super duper tasty, but again, flavors that I have never had before, while the lamb puff pastry was the only one on the platter that was tongue known. The corn cakes were pretty average and not what I had expected it to be.

But the flavors of this place left me confused. Maybe I need to go back and try a few more dishes before I give it a verdict, maybe the two dishes we ordered were the ones that had strange flavors, but who knows. If any of you have an opinion, I would love to hear about it.

But from the next post onwards, I am going to be reporting the food that I have managed to eat for the fasting period of Ramadhan, so look out for Haleem and biriyani and the likes for the month long Iftar Special.

Food - no idea how to rate it
Ambiance 8/10
Price 8/10
Service 8/10

California Pizza Kitchen is on the 100 feet road of Indra Nagar a kilometer or so before the Domlur Flyover.

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  1. Not quite sure what exactly you meant by "different". Different good or different bad?
    I just got back home after a late lunch with a friend at CPK, Indiranagar and I quite liked the place!
    The service was excellent, our food arrived within 5 minutes and the food was brilliant (I had the chicken aglio e olio spaghetti and red wine). I might not have had spaghetti from Italy but considering the fact that this is India, I have to say I've never had better spaghetti in my life.
    My only complaint would be regarding how incredibly small the portions were! The minute I laid eyes on my plate of food I knew I could be done with it in 5 gulps.

  2. I meant "different" good!!! Glad you like the place!!!!