|By Colin DíSouza, Nikhil Pai, Rajat R [ Published Date: September 9, 2011 ]|
Most of us under the impression that Hookah A.K.A Sheesha and hubblybuubly is a creation of the Arabs. But the The 3 Hungry Men like to correct those who think so! it was in India where the Persian physician Hakim Abu Gilani, at the court of the Mughal emperor Akbar invented the idea. Ever since then it spread world over and is very famous in The Middle East and India. The non availibilty of sheesha in Mangalore had sent us to Manipal where there are ample numbers of hookah lounges!
As soon as we entered Manipal the 1st sheesha lounge we noticed was HIDEOUT! So we decided to give this lounge a shot!
We entered to find a billiards table at the entrance but the promising aroma of the hookah flavours had led us inside! And as soon as we stepped into the main area we were captivated by the romantic and ultra modern ambience!
The seating was done in the local Arabic way as in there were diwans for customers to sit down! And we noticed people from different walks of life enjoying their food and sheeshas!
As we down further to the left we saw private cabins in which one can smoke hookah, watch tv, play Xbox or just chill, these enclosures just cost 60 Rupees an hour!
So we sat down and ordered for the 2 of their best sheeshas and for some good accompaniments! The first came the Honey and Lime Hookah which was excellent! Prepared very well with just the right amount of flavor and the lemony zest was heavenly!
After that we decided to have a bite. We were served with a western sizzler which was chicken in different western sauces made to perfection and the next was the crispy chicken which is LITERALLY crispy! And we drowned all that with an Oreo shake which was slightly sweeter than usual but nonetheless hearty!
Then next came the bomb! A heavenly sheesha mixed with 5 different flavors! i.e of mint, lime, orange, apple and peach! Surprisingly we were getting all these flavours at different intervals of time!
The sheesha too are decently priced at 200-300rs! And are ofcourse well made!
But the ambience is to die for! All the youngsters should make it point to check out HIDE OUT!
The 3 hungry men rate hideout as follows!
Value for money: 7.5/10
OVERALL RATING: 7/10