May 11, 2018
Keya is rare in Delhi in that it’s not housed in the confines of a five star hotel. Instead the bar is part of Kainoosh, the new restaurant venture by leading Indian chef Marut Sikka. The interior is gorgeous with an illuminated bar and a vibrant screen installation by fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh. The ambience is relaxed, tranquil and friendly, and unlike some smart Delhi bars, the music isn’t cranked up to eleven so it’s possible to have a conversation. There’s a decent selection of drinks available, including an inventive range of cocktails, and the bar makes the perfect pre- or post-dinner destination. It’s worth snagging a table in the main restaurant too if you can as Sikka’s superlative cooking includes some truly mouth-watering Indian dishes.