Swagat Indian Cuisine

Swagat Indian Cuisine Makati

FCC Bldg., 119 Rada St. Legazpi Village, Makati Metro Manila Philippines (02) 752-5669
Swagat Indian Cuisine 3.5 5 6 0
realcritic

wrote a review

Authentic Indian food...NOT!

2

I've been eating food for over 20 yrs and the food served here so bland. Most of the dishes will be catered to Filipinos who hate spicy foods. The foods also come in very small portions. You can ask them to make your food spicy but it'll just taste like peppered spoiled food. The owners are not very social people as well. Fake smiles all around and you can see the misery in the waiters. If you want authentic, bigger and tastier servings go to New Bombay or Queens.

4 years ago

statis

wrote a review

Very unique Indian food.

3

I've been to Indian restaurants in four countries, and there's a similar taste in all of them... little differences, but something is the same. However, at Swagat, the taste was very unique. Everything from their naan, mango lassi, to their curries were different than any other place I'd been to. Not sure what it is, but I spoke with the owner, and she told me it's realy home-style cooking, as in real authentic. Well, I wouldn't say the food is my favorite, but it's still very good, and I like it. I will continue to return... I also felt the food the food is inexpensive for what you get.

4 years ago

AlMacasaet

wrote a review

Delicious but reasonable

4

Food is good authentic Indian food at reasonable prices and good service.

4 years ago

P.K.

wrote a review

welcome to swagat

5

Swagat, meaning “welcome” in Hindi, is a most appropriate name for this restaurant. Unpretentious, cozy and authentic, it pleases both the palates of expatriate Indians and Epicurean Filipinos. Simply put, the place is good enough for everyone.

While other Indian restaurants charge an arm and a leg for trendy themed interiors and musical performances, Swagat concentrates on what counts—the food. It delivers value with every savory bite and with every spicy smile.

But despite it’s cozy, neighborly ambiance, make no mistake; this ain’t your momma’s curry. Rather, this is Komal Khanchandani’s family recipes all the way from Vishakapatnam, Andra Pradesh, India. The ingredients are all authentic and the cooking passes muster with Komal’s own kin and their many loyal customers. This is what family pride tastes like.

Pappadom, fried paper-thin bread, pamper the palate with ethereal crispiness. These fragile treats melt in the mouth into nothing, leaving only a delicate flavor and a longing for more.

Palak Tikki, another appetizer, offers a more substantial treat. Think of it as hash browns with an Indian twist; spinach and coriander leaves lace the crumbly deep-fried mashed potato with savory green bits.

Another starter is Onion Bhajia—breaded onion rings with zesty Indian spices. These all go down well with Lassi or sweet yogurt shake.

For entrées, try Swagat’s new offerings. You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy Mushroom Pullow, a rich savory dish that bursts with flavor. Mutton Bhugal is one of their best dishes. Hearty and filling, it makes you salivate for more. Chicken Tikka Masala is a spicy dish that’s sure to make you sweat happily.

A sweet finish to such rich meal is only proper. Kulfi, home made Indian ice cream, is an indulgence worth giving in to—subtle, smooth and delicately sweet.

To eat from Komal Khanchandani’s kitchen is to be part of her family. Swagat’s cuisine is comfort food—Indian style.

Swagat is located at 119 FCC Building, Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makatiti City and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For details, call 752-5669, email kkhanchandani2000@yahoo.com

5 years ago

Patrick Ymson

wrote a review

Swagat Experience

4

Food: the food is authentic Indian cuisine. If you’re looking for the typical Chicken Curry, this is not the place for you. But if you want to try real Indian food, you can try the Mutton Biryani which I highly recommend and my favorite… Paneer Korma and the Roti

Service: The owner is the one who personally cooks the dishes, patience is needed because the food usually is served after an hour (more or less). Waitresses are even dressed in Indian costumes. Easy to get reservation, I tried it a couple of times already, they have friendly staff.

Cleanliness: Place is clean, though semi hole in the wall, a bit carinderia type of place. Decent enough tpo make me come back here for more than 5 times already.

Amabiance: Very nice, it gives you a feeling of being in a real Indian place. I brought my officemates here for lunch and they liked it, nice place to hang out a bit after eating.

Value : Value for money is okay, since servings are good for two. And the taste is good. Thanks Cowla for introducing me to this wonderful Indian restaurant.

6 years ago

Don Wakai

wrote a review

Great Indian Food

3

Authentic Indian Food. For those of you who think Indian food is mostly curry or hot. Forget that, visit this place and be prepared to be transformed. I ordered the Biryani Chicken and wow - love it. This is my favorite but there must be more to discover in this exotic cuisine.

7 years ago

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Type
Indian Casual Dining
Budget
P150 - 300
Hours
  • M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, Su: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
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