Food is often the foremost thing which makes us happy. We cannot think of a life bereft of good food and delicious grub that we can chomp on to make us happy. If you’re someone who loves food, you know sizzlers have to be the best thing ever invented. While the sizzle from the plate creates music for your ears, the extravagant presentation and the steam feeds your eyes, while the aroma fills your nostrils with the anticipation of a beautifully prepared meal. Sizzlers are indeed, the perfect food.
So if you are a fan of sizzlers and think there’s no-one that can provide you with a perfect one, Smoked-the sizzler cafe at Gokhale Marg, Lucknow should be your go-to destination. With over 29 varieties of sizzlers, Smoked has won over the city with its taste and ambience.
Smoked is a beautifully put together place. Open, full of colour and simply too pretty to not take a picture and show off on the ‘Gram’! We love the rainbow coloured roller wall here, the simple white open brick layout and the cute light fixtures. They also have a swing bench, smack in the middle of restaurant and it is the perrrr-fect spot for that picture you’ve been wanting to take.
While the contrast of colourful and plain compliments each other, the decor and the interior here, play as a great predecessor for the amazing food to come.
How else would you rate a restaurant is not on the dishes it serves and the food you eat there. Our experience at Smoked has only been positive in this aspect. We found the food at Smoked to be simply wonderful, especially appealing for those who have a thing for sizzlers.
We tried several things here, starters, sizzlers, mocktails and shakes and though we loved everything to bits, we too had some favourites from the bunch. The paneer shashlik sizzler with skewered chunks of grilled paneer, rice, potato fries and tossed veggies; the Chef’s chicken special sizzler with rolled chicken stuffed with minced chicken and veggies, served on a bed of aromatic rice, assorted veggies and potato fries, will have to top the list.
We also loved the thin crust special veg exotica pizza, we have to say, such a beautifully prepared pizza from a sizzler joint came as a shocker, though a pleasant one. We would also recommend trying the Oriental sizzler with a side of main course, the snack platters, here.
If you’re looking for something to help everything slide down your throat easily and keep your palate fresh, we recommend trying any number of mocktails here, ‘Safe sex on the beach’ will have to be our favourite and not just because of its quirky name. We also absolutely loved the loaded freaky shakes here, the sheer size and the spectacle is good enough to tickle anyone’s interest, the vanilla cookie and cream is our favourite!
On top of everything, the cafe has also launched a new sheesha menu, so you can lounge along the rainbow rollers, smoke your favourite kind of sheesha and a smokin’ sizzler.
If you are looking for a good sizzler, an awesomely loaded glass of freakshake or (surprisingly) a wonderfully made thin-crust pizza, head to Smoked at Gokhale Marg, Hazratganj and as the tagline of the cafe says, “Keep Sizzling”!