Bawarchi is located in the business complex of Shanggu, on Tianta Road, near the TV Tower. It can be found on the third floor, at the back of the West building, and although it might take a little exploring to find, it is undoubtedly worth it. The interior is less plush than Ali Baba, with white walls and wooden chairs, but what really hits is the aroma. It’s zesty, rich and complex, exemplifying the difference between Indian spices and Chinese chillies. Bawarchi is rather busier than Ali Baba, perhaps because Shanggu is home to many other bars and restaurants.
The range of food is similar, both selling kormas, bhunas, madras', and bhaltis, cooked with lamb, beef, chicken or king prawns, along with other specific dishes. The food in Bawarchi just has the edge over Ali Baba because similar to the aroma, the spices are richer and more invigorating. The staff is equally prompt and eager to help, and the drinks range extends to beer, wine and soft drinks. Unlike Ali Baba however, there are no hookahs! Expect to pay around 120-150 RMB per person.
Definitely pricey but really delicious. I eat there once every month or two and am always pleased with my meal. Comfortable environment, good food, non-fake alcoholic beverages. Perfect for any special occasion.
Two things to remember. Firstly, supply and demand.
Secondly, the owners can not go down to the Indian wholesalers to buy stuff. A lot of it they will have to import themselves, or buy at high prices from an agent. This takes time (time=minoy) and there are duties and handling fees.
God some people are naive.
hi, i am from uk and i have eaten lots of pakistani and indian food but i found that the Bawarchi restaurant is very very expensive, it is far more expensive than the pakistani and indian restaurants in uk.
UK is more expensive place than china and the business overheads are more than china but the restaurants in uk are cheaper than Bawarchi restaurant.
i recomand to all customers that do not go to Bawarchi restaurant as they are riping peoples pocket.thanks