Ahmedabad foodies, savor the flavors of Vishalla's Gujarati Thali in a traditional village ambiance!
Imagine a place where the relentless pace of city life takes a backseat and you're magically transported to the heart of a picturesque Gujarati village.
Welcome to Vishalla, a place which is more than just a restaurant; a living celebration of Gujarat's vibrant cultural and culinary heritage. As you step into this rustic haven amidst the urban jungle of Ahmedabad, prepare to embark on a sensory journey that's as engaging as it is mouthwateringly delicious!
The ambiance: A journey back in time
Vishalla defies restaurant norms with its enchanting ambiance. Say goodbye to glaring lights and ostentatious chandeliers; instead, bask in the gentle glow of lanterns. Feel the refreshing breeze from the surrounding trees, replacing the sterile air conditioning. Listen to rustic folk songs, sung without microphones, adding to the authenticity.
At Vishalla, there are no closed rooms or plush chairs; it's all about communal floor seating and food served on traditional tree leaves. The mud-plastered pathways and the earthy village aesthetics not only create beauty but also instill a sense of peace and homeliness.
The food: A feast fit for royalty
Now, let's talk about the pièce de résistance: the food. Vishalla's culinary offerings pay homage to time-honored village traditions, crafted with the purest ingredients to deliver an authentic taste of Gujarat. Imagine a meal served on leaf plates, each dish more tantalizing than the last.
The star of the show? The Gujarati Thali. Brace yourself, because it's a spectacular spread featuring bhakri, Bajri na rotla, Makai na Rotla, Khichdi, Thepla, Kadhi, Farsan, Shak, chutneys, salads, and sweets— a complete feast! If the mighty Thali feels too ambitious, explore the à la carte menu, offering generous portions at a slightly more accessible price point. Don't forget to indulge in their lassi, buttermilk and fresh tea, known for their legendary taste, thanks to the in-house cows. And for dessert lovers, there's an array of sweet treats, from Sukhdi to Jalebi, each promising to transport you to a world of culinary ecstasy.
While Vishalla's prices may lean towards the higher side, the impeccable quality and unforgettable flavors make every rupee spent a worthwhile investment. The warm and welcoming staff, dressed in traditional attire, add an authentic touch to your experience. Notably, Vishalla has hosted esteemed personalities like Narendra Modi, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, and many other luminaries.
While you're at Vishalla, don't miss the unique Utensils museum, known as the Vechaar Utensils Museum, right on the premises. This captivating museum showcases a diverse collection of utensils from India and around the world, spanning ancient to modern times. Many of these utensils are works of art, crafted using traditional techniques, while others have been donated to preserve India's rich culinary heritage.
You can also explore their charming store Kala Bhandaar. It's a treasure trove of traditional Gaamthi ensembles, fabrics and an array of handmade gift products that make for perfect souvenirs or thoughtful gifts for loved ones.
Location: Opposite APMC Market, Vasna, Ahmedabad
Average Cost: ₹1,700 for two people (approx.)