West One, the Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, Tel: 0114 276 9384
Sorry it has been so long since the last review. We have been to lots of places just been a bit lazy with uploading the details. So without further ado let’s discuss the Dosanj! While living in London I developed a taste for contemporary Indian restaurants rather than curry houses, a good example of such is the Cinnamon club in London. So after looking at the Dosanj website and reading about the fusion cooking and the twist on western dishes I was quite excited to go there, so excited I even overlooked all the spelling mistakes on their site. Upon entering the restaurant I was pleasantly surprised to see the seats full, tasteful decor and friendly waiting on staff. After reading through the menus and sampling a Cobra we ordered. For starters we had the Lamb kebabs which were nicely presented but lacked flavour and that’s pretty much it nothing more to say. Onto the main course, Lucy went for a Kamatake Dosa which was a pancake and the meat chosen was Chicken, and I went for the Scallops. An hour had gone by since the starter so we asked the waiter where the food was, to which he replied ‘all food ir made fresh’. Another thirty minutes went by.... (do the maths - an hour and a half after the starter) a nervous looking manager came over and said ‘sorry, we have no scallops’! After three bottles of cobra and only a small amount of lamb kebab in my ‘over large’ belly I wanted to shake him to death but instead I looked away and said just bring us food in two minutes otherwise we pay for nothing. Two minutes a chicken tikka massala (very exotic!) and a giant pancake. In fairness the tikka massala tasted OK but is not my idea of ‘mouth watering contemporary Indian cuisine’ or whatever their website promises. Moving back to the giant pancake, it certainly looked intriguing but tasted like soggy naan bread with a sweet aftertaste. The chicken inside (once we found it) tasted of just well.... plan unseasoned chicken.
Overall with poor service, a confused menu, a shortage of scallops and an over-priced menu it was a huge disappointment.
Best Suited For: Non seafood eaters
Kid Friendly: If they like sweet pancakes
Vegetarian Friendly: Past caring
Food and Presentation: 3/10
Ambiance and Decor: 6/10
Quality of Service: 2/10
Overall rating: 3/10
Take is easy and have a good week,