Smokin' Hot: Our 5 Favourite Restaurants In Pune That Get Sizzlers Right

Divya posted on 03 April

The sizzler is said to be an Indian-origin dish of meat and veggies, smothered in sauce and served on a ‘sizzling’ hot plate. Their smokey flavour and deliciously charred bits of meat and veg are the stuff of dreams! If you haven’t yet tried this insanely good dish, here are 5 of the nicest places to grab a sizzler.

The Place - Touche The Sizzler

One of the most legendary restaurants in Pune {open since 1971}, The Place is like the godfather of sizzler eateries in the city. From steak to seafood – and everything in-between {pork, poultry, veg, paneer} – they serve around 40 varieties of sizzlers on their menu. One thing you won’t find at other sizzler eateries is their Goan-specialty sizzlers: cafreal and balchao {with the protein of your choice}. One of our favourites is their chicken piri-piri shashlik, and another is their pork chops with BBQ sauce. Almost all the sizzlers are served with rice, loaded with thick-cut potato chips and sauteed veggies. We also recommend their home-made ice creams {anjeer-walnut/apricot/mango} for dessert.

Casual Dining

7, Clover Centre, Moledina Road, Camp, Pune

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Sara Soda

Recently opened Sara Soda at NIBM Road is a multi-cuisine restaurant, with emphasis on the Goan-Portuguese fare. Their menu extends to veg, chicken, lamb, beef, and seafood sizzlers – so there’s something for everyone! Try the Ratatouille veg sizzler, which is ideal for those who love their veggies. Meat-eaters, go for the Fajita lamb sizzler.

#LBBTip: We suggest coming back for their Goan specialities, too! Stay tuned to their Facebook page for their pop-ups and mini-food festivals.

Casual Dining

Budhrani Boulevard, Shop 2, Nibm-Undri Road, NIBM Annex, Beside ICICI Bank, Mohammed Wadi, Pune

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Lanterns in Model Colony is a quaint little eatery that grew popular because of their pocket-friendly prices and value-for-money sizzlers. Though their menu now features Indian, Italian, and Oriental dishes as well, we hear their sizzlers are still the go-to for many a regular customer. Each sizzler is served with potato wedges/french fries, and rice/noodles, but for an extra INR 100, you can add a sunny-side up or extra paneer, along with a complimentary soft drink. We hear their signature ‘Lanterns Special Sizzler’ is a huge hit, as is the paneer chilli sizzler. They also have seafood sizzlers with tandoori pomfret and fish tikka, which we think sound quite appetizing. Don’t forget to order their sizzling brownie for dessert!

Casual Dining

1120, Purushottam Apartments, Model Colony Road, FC Road, Shivajinagar, Pune

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With three outlets across Pune, namely at FC Road, Kalyani Nagar, and MG Road – Puneites love a good Yana sizzler. Their menu comprises a mix of Chinese and Continental, and they serve veg, chicken, lamb, seafood, as well as special barbeque and Jamaican-style sizzlers with a choice of sauces. Go for their mac ‘n cheese sizzler, chicken BBQ sizzler, and lamb shashlik sizzlers that’ll leave you full and happy. Save room {if you can} for their sizzling apple pie with ice cream to finish your meal on a sweet note. For added convenience, you can book your tables directly on their website to avoid waiting in line.

Casual Dining

1181, Surya Bhavan, FC Road, Shivajinagar, Pune

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The Bounty Sizzlers

Another old-school haunt for sizzlers is Bounty in Kalyani Nagar. Their sizzlers are huge, and so we recommend asking for the smaller size if you’re not a big eater. From buff steak to chicken, seafood, or veg/paneer, take your pick for a sizzling, saucy, feast – best paired with a cold beer or two. The chicken Cordon Bleu and the ‘steak special’ are our long-time favourites. Picky eaters {read: not here for the sizzlers} can eat from their Chinese menu, or pick a soup, burger, or sandwich.

#LBBTip: Try booking a table in advance, as it gets super crowded on weekends.

Casual Dining

Landmark Garden, 14 & 15, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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Anything Else?

We hear Geo Bistro and Mocha also have a small selection of sizzlers on their regular menu, so you check them out too!