Review: The American Joint in BKC

Gwenda Glocalista is not a fan of the tablet menu that pops up at many restaurants these days.
Gwenda Glocalista is not a fan of the tablet menu that pops up at many restaurants these days.

After a long day at work, I wasn’t keen on cooking dinner at home. But eating out again? I was craving healthy yet delicious food… And that’s when I remembered my recent Instagram win: 50% off the bill at the newly opened The American Joint, a restaurant that serves Indo-Western organic cuisine.

Located on the first floor of The Capital, this place is right in the heart of BKC and only a quick rickshaw ride away from our office. As we walked into the office building after office hours, it was surprisingly empty and we were the only guests at T.A.J. (it seems so be stylish to use acronyms for restaurant names these days… Remember my recent restaurant review of PDT?).

The staff welcomed us friendly and helped us get used to the new age digital menu. I must say I don’t appreciate this technological progress. After long hours at the computer in office, I am looking forward to unwind at a restaurant and don’t want to stare at a screen to choose my meal.

Quesadilla Starters - great to be shared with friends or your loved one
Quesadilla Starters – great to be shared with friends or your loved one

Anyways, the menu is not very extensive and we quickly chose our food. Oh, and by the way, this is a vegetarian place (I should have told my husband before…) 😉

To start filling our hungry bellies, we ordered some Veggidilla which were super tasty and cheesy. They make a great appetizer to be shared as it comes in 4 pieces.

Being a non-vegetarian by choice, the Mr. of Gwenda Glocalista still went for a burger and tried the Falafalized Burger which unfortunately was very dry despite the delicious hummus. The french fries that accompanied the burger were super crisp and I scrounged quite a few as there were very tasty.

Falafalized Burger - not as impressive as the other dishes we ordered.
Falafalized Burger – not as impressive as the other dishes we ordered.

I decided to give the Southwestern Cobb a try which looked to delicious to be true on the pictures in the menu… And I was very impressed. Fresh, filling, healthy and delicious. The salad was the best from everything we ordered and even my husband totally loved it.

Gwenda Glocalista's Recommendation: The Southwestern Cobb Salad
Gwenda Glocalista’s Recommendation: The Southwestern Cobb Salad

Overall, the food was great (the Falafalized Burger needs improvement though), the service was very prompt and attentive (thank you for constantly re-filling my water glass. I know I drink a lot…), and overall this place seems to be great value for money. I am sure the office crowd enjoys this healthy and organic addition in the building –and as our waitress told us, they are quite packed during lunch time.

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