MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Pippali offers a pleasing study on the myriad regional cuisines of India with an array of sensational curries, seafood dishes and so much more. On-point service makes it a dream destination for date night or dinner with friends, and a muted color scheme in the sleek dining room provides an ideal backdrop for the kitchen’s rout of boldly seasoned dishes. Standards are done right, but focus on their specialties for a unique perspective: melagu chemeen is a must-black pepper-rubbed Chilean sea bass simmered in a coconut-rich red chili curry; while Bombay dabeli unveils soft buns slathered with spicy mashed potatoes and crispy sev. Presentations are careful and unfussy, as found in baingan ka salan replete with peanut, sesame and of course, more spice.