Gin Rik Sha @ Bukit Damansara: Indian Cuisine with a Modern Twist

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At first glance of the name "Gin Rik Sha", I thought it was a Japanese restaurant as the name means "pull rickshaw" in Japanese. But, Gin Rik Sha turned out to be serving Indian cuisine with a modern twist.

Located at the hillside of Bukit Damansara, this peaceful restaurant provides a nice hideout for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. Stepping into Gin Rik Sha, I couldn't help but noticed they have done a very good job in keeping the "modern" theme consistently throughout the restaurant, from the contemporary furniture to the metal and copper elements they have incorporated in their decor.

Mango Chicken Pappadoms. We started our dinner with some Mango Chicken Pappadoms. The well-marinated chicken and sweet mango goes perfectly well with the crispy pappadoms. It is best eaten as soon as it was served, as the gravy and mango juice might soak through the pappadoms.

Bombay Masala Salmon. I enjoy salmon and I love masala, but it was my first time pairing both together. The salmon was perfectly baked with masala, served on a bed of couscous. This is definitely a healthier version of Indian cuisine.

Paneer Tikka Masala. This is one of the must-order dishes whenever I'm at an Indian restaurant. This vegetarian alternative to chicken tikka masala has certainly hit all the right notes of creaminess and spices.

Pistachio Kulfi with Caramelized Bananas & Sesame Brittle. There's no better way to end a meal with some icy cold kulfi. The sweetness of the kulfi, caramelized bananas and crunchy sesame brittle was a perfect way to end our night.

Apart from the food, Gin Rik Sha has a cocktail bar and they have some interesting cocktails too. When we were asked what our preference is, I opted for something with a savoury note and my friend just had 1 request - to have her cocktail strong. LOL!

Makati. A vodka-based cocktail with a touch of coffee in it. It was smooth and what's not to like when it's a combination of coffee and vodka!

Firaun. Inspired by the word "pharoah", Firaun was definitely a strong option yet refreshing at the same time. If you are looking to start off the night with something light on the taste.

Moscow Mule. A classic vodka-based cocktail with a touch of of heat from the ginger and refreshing lime.

Gin Rik Sha has definitely redefined Indian cuisine with their modern interpretation. If you are looking for a place to chill with friends over nice food while getting away from the busy streets of Klang Valley, Gin Rik Sha might just be the perfect spot for you.

To know more updates on Gin Rik Sha, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: 37, Ground Floor, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Monday - Saturday (4.30pm - 12am), Sunday CLOSED
Contact: 010-243 8266