There is nothing subtle about this restaurant! Strategically placed at the ground floor of Garden’s Galleria Mall, you cannot miss it, if only for the lovely patio seating, all lit up in the evening, with music serenading as one passes by. For the uninitiated, Jokers is a multi-cuisine restaurant that has something to suit every taste palate. Here, the ambience is inspired by the name, from the old worldly jesters who used to perform at the kings court to delight the royalty. The interiors and the accents have the feel of the bygone era fused with jokers identity as the ultimate card in the playing cards’ deck. The quirky, yet cosy interiors have a certain amount of drama and add to the charm of this restaurant.
A recent addition to the burgeoning restaurant options in Noida, the menu at Jokers is a fusion of Mediterranean, Mughlai, Italian and Chinese cuisine. For those who prefer Indian food, there are numerous dishes to choose from. The Chef at Jokers makes sure that every bit of your food and every sip from your glass stays with you long after you leave the place .They also have a special Jokers Bar which is very well stocked and has a bevy of drinks to serve.
We landed at Jokers on a rainy afternoon and choose a seat overlooking the beautiful patio. Given the weather, we were craving for some delicious food and drinks and we were not disappointed!
Rainy days and balmy afternoons warrant a cold, refreshing drink in a tall glass. We began our meal with the Joker Mint Passion, a mint based refreshing mocktail, where the staff was more than happy to replace sugar syrup with honey !! It tasted delicious. We also tried their Orange Kaffir Lime, which was nicely done.
For appetizers we ordered the Chilli mushrooms from the Thai menu, where the crispy fried mushrooms were served in an Oriental style. Though this crunchy and flavourful dish is often served as a starter, one can team it with hakka noodles or fried rice for a great meal. We also tried the Jokers sabz tandoori platter, a perfect platter for the vegetarians. Served in the platter are an assortment of hara bhara kebabs, tandoori broccoli, dahi ke kebab, and peshawari paneer tikka with fresh ground mint chutney.
For the chicken lovers..
As a chicken lover, I always try the different chicken preparations at a restaurant. This time we ordered the Grilled Chicken with Hummus and Pita . A great combination of Mediterranean flavours with the healthy and hearty grilled chicken, marinated in Lebanese spices with zesty lemon combined with creamy hummus, tangy yogurt and crisp fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. A must have! We also tried the Malaysian Chicken Satay, another grilled chicken preparation, flavoured with Malaysian spice and peanut sauce. A perfect finger food. Another recommended chicken dish was the Kastoori Chicken Kebab, succulent pieces on boneless chicken marinated in ginger garlic paste, spiced with freshly powdered black pepper corn marinate cooked with gram flour
Burgers & Sandwiches..
While they have a vast selection of burgers and sandwiches, we tried the Maptaput Grilled Cottage Cheese Sandwich, a 6 inch sub style sandwich with crunchy lettuce base and soft grilled cottage cheese slices spread with rich basil pesto served with crisp and fries. For non-vegetarian try their Spicy BBQ Lamb Burger with a lamb patty, lettuce topped with BBQ, served with crisp and fries.
Sizzlers & Biryani..
In main course we tried the Chicken Tikka (Joker sizzler), a chef’s special. For those who enjoy a hot plate, the chicken tikka was served on a bed of biryani, a delicious gravy and french fries. Another stellar preparation is the Mushroom and Cheese Sauce Sizzler. Sumptuous Mushroom and cheese served on a bed of Spaghetti.
For the Biryani lovers, try the Subz Dum Biryani, jasmine and saffron flavoured cottage cheese pearls and seasoned vegetable dum cooked with fine basmati rice and served with raita. The piquant aroma of saffron in the biryani, is sure to make you crave for more.
Desserts & more……
For meetha, we had the Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream , the brownie was super soft and moist and the Kumane ka metha, stewed apricots, toasted almonds and pistachios. This is basically an authentic and traditional Hyderabadi dessert full of flavours and tastes great.
All in all, we had a lovely meal . Jokers is perfect for a meal with the family, to celebrate your special occasions, or wind down with friends over good food, nice music and lasting memories. It’s outdoor seating area makes this place even more appealing. Jokers often host live music performances, live entertainment, and live sports screening during major sports events. We recommend reserving in advance on weekends.
For non-vegetarians: Peri Peri Chicken Wings, Chicken tikka Pizza, Joker’s grilled chicken with hummus and pita, Malaysian Chicken Satay
For vegetarians: Dahi ke kebab, Mushroom and Cheese Sauce Sizzler. Vegetable Biryani, Chili Mushrooms, Spaghetti aglio- olio
Good to know: The place has full bar , Dj and a dance floor as well as live music performances.