Dine under water at this unique restaurant in Ahmedabad

Though there are many sea-themed restaurants in the country, The Real Poseidon in Ahmedabad might just be India's first underwater restaurant.

Written by Lakshmi Ajay | Ahmedabad | Updated: February 1, 2016 3:01 pm
unique restaurants, underwater restaurants, the real poseidon, bharat bhatt, weird restaurants, unique restaurants in india The Real Poseidon’s dining area is 20ft below ground level and has 32 covers. (Source: Express photo by Javed Raja)

February will see Amdavadis have a new place to dock their palates, with an underwater restaurant making its way into the city’s culinary landscape. Or should someone say, waterscape?

Opening on February 1, in the South Bopal area, the unique restaurant has already garnered 150-odd bookings for the opening day through radio, online and print promotions.

Also see: First look — A unique underwater-themed restaurant in Ahmedabad

Called The Real Poseidon, the dining area has been created 20ft below ground level and is run by Ahmedabad-based businessman Bharat Bhatt, who owns an engineering unit and is also into construction. “I had been part of building a restaurant back in 2004-05 and had been toying with this idea to float a restaurant with a novel concept since several years. Once we decided on this concept and we were sure it could be done, we started work on it,” says Bhatt.

Plush with 150,000 litres of water that is revitalised with a filtration tank on the 3,000 sq. ft property, the restaurant features around 4,000 fish and marine species sourced from local markets in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadodara. For those concerned about the available dishes at the restaurant (read: eating seafood while being surrounded by fish), then worry not. The multicuisine, 32-seater restaurant does offer Punjabi, Thai, Chinese and Mexican fare, but it’s all vegetarian.

Also see: Water, water everywhere — 10 underwater-themed restaurants in the world

While the concept and design took several months to finalise, Bhatt spent a whopping Rs 2 crore on the construction, which took two years.

“Guests need only take the stairs down to a tunnel-based dining hall of 1,200 sq ft, where they can dine while enjoying the view. While there could be aquarium-based restaurants in Surat, we feel this is the first underwater restaurant in the city,” says Bhatt who runs the The Real Poseidon with his wife Varsha.

The duo is also planning a live orchestra/band for their diners’ entertainment in the near future.

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    Angry
    Jan 31, 2016 at 7:59 pm
    rip off!!! Disgrace, cold food bad service!! Looting basically!!
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    Feb 1, 2016 at 10:11 am
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    Nisha
    Feb 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm
    Wowww wonderful restaurant. ..I have full enjoy ...Live music...Live dance with my husband...little place bt more enjoyable place...kuch person the jo restaurant ko badnam karne ke liya mouke me the...new thems hai hum public ko cooperate karna chahiya..ok I know some mistakes hai..bt ye nehi ki India ke new theme restaurant ko aage jaane naa de...Haame proud karna chahiye..hum Indian bhi kisise kam nehi ... heartly congratulations BHARATBHAI hum Indian apke sath hai....apke sath cooperate karenge..
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    jatin
    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:06 am
    please give me you direct restaurant no. so that I can booked my table in time.I want to eat at night.after 8.00 pm.please do the needful.
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    javanika
    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:34 am
    give me addresh
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    Manu
    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:23 am
    too early to say...It opens Feb 1
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    vishal
    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:29 am
    I need contact numbar or address ...Please any have ?
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    vishal parmar
    Feb 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm
    Nice
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