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A look into Red Tomato

Tucked away in a little corner, just off the beaten track of Dhamondi Road # 27, Red Tomato is a restaurant that has carved out its very own niche in a surprisingly short amount of time.

With a name like Red Tomato, it would be very hard to miss and it wasn’t, bringing us food from all around the world.

Continental? Check. Chinese? Check. BBQ? Check. Set Menus? Yeah you guessed it, check!

“Our main aim is to cater to a wide variety of tastes,” says proprietor Mamunul Hoque.

And as the above checklist doubtless shows, they don't disappoint.

“The key is to make sure that one person gets everything he or she may want under the same roof.”

So if you go in for Chinese but feel up for a good old-fashioned BBQ chicken, this is just the place for you.

The décor remains simple, with Red Tomato settling for a more toned down look than most of its contemporaries. It makes the place seem more homely and adds that certain something that many require during dining time.

The other key point where Red Tomato scores high is its versatility. While it serves its initial purpose as a restaurant, it also bows to popular tastes and doubles as a place where you can hold numerous engagements like holuds or birthday parties. And unlike most other places it has a space uniquely reserved for that purpose. So while you enjoy your holud, you don't run the risk of ruining someone else's dinner.

And also, their BBQ section is located in the roof giving it a more urban-cool look in the mould of 'have your BBQ as you watch the world go by'. It's proved a huge hit with the locals and rightly so.

As far as food goes, there is such a wide variety to choose from that it is unlikely that a connoisseur will be left disappointed by quality or otherwise. So on now to the most important thing the price. And in the words of their owner : “I can safely vouch that it is highly unlikely you will find food at more reasonable rates either in Dhanmondi or elsewhere across the city.”

So what are you waiting for? Giddy up and give Red Tomato a visit. You won't be disappointed. Plus there is also space to park your car.

By Quazi Zulquarnain Islam

 

 
 

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