Ambience: Koox 2.0 at Novotel, Chamiers Road is now revamped exuding a relaxed and casual ambiance. The restaurant serves delightful Japanese and Sichuan cuisine. The interior decor is dominated by a refreshing shade of bottle green that covers the walls, ceiling, and even the furniture, which sets the tone for a tropical and laid-back atmosphere. One cannot help but notice the funky and colourful attire of the staff that match the overall theme of the restaurant. It has both indoor and an alfresco dining area. The outdoor area is perfect for those who enjoy dining under the open sky. Meanwhile, the indoor dining area offers a cozy and intimate setting with dim lighting and comfortable seating. Overall the ambiance is a perfect blend of tropical vibes and casual elegance.
Food: The Norwegian Philly Truffle topping appetizer was a delicious start, with a melt-in-your-mouth texture and depth of truffle flavor. The Angry Maguro Sushi stole the show with its impeccable preparation, fresh tuna, and spicy kick that left us wanting more. As we indulged in the appetizer and sushi, we were treated to a grill platter of Chicken Yakitori and New Zealand Lamb Chops that arrived sizzling hot. The grill platter not only added to the visual appeal but also ensured that the meats remained juicy and hot, perfect for our palates. The Chicken Yakitori and New Zealand Lamb Chops were cooked to perfection, with tender and succulent meat leaving us craving for more even after the platter was polished off.
The mains were a culinary masterpiece that left us spellbound. The Sichuan Chicken Dry Pot was perfectly spiced with a complex depth of flavour, while the Red Chilli Miso Prawn was a delightful balance of umami and spice. The Sichuan Noodles Chicken was a mix of tender chicken and perfectly cooked noodles, all brought together by the spicy Sichuan sauce. Each dish was a feast for the senses, showcasing the culinary expertise of the chefs and leaving us with an unforgettable dining experience.
For those who appreciate the artistry of mixology, the non-alcoholic drinks at this establishment are a must-try for their quirky names and stunning presentation. Whether you’re looking for something fruity and refreshing or complex and bold, the drinks menu offers a range of options that are sure to satisfy. If you’re looking for an elevated experience, this is the perfect place for you.
The desserts were an indulgent finale to our meal, each one a decadent treat for the senses. The Blueberry Cheesecake was a delicate symphony of contrasting yet complementing flavours. The Vegan Choco Fudge, a delightful surprise, was a testament to the culinary expertise of the chefs, who managed to create a dessert that was both delicious and accommodating of dietary restrictions. All in all, the desserts were a magnificent finale to a dining experience that we will cherish for a long time. Koox 2.0 is a must-visit for anyone in the mood for top-notch sushi and more.
Where: Novotel, Chamiers Road, Chennai.
Meal For Two: INR 5000 for two.