Dubai’s home-grown restaurant group, Atelier House Hospitality, led by the hospitality powerhouse, Panchali Mahendra, expands its operations to India with INJA
Making its home at iconic The Manor with an intriguing menu, INJA gives diners the opportunity to embark on a culinary journey bridging flavors of India & Japan
March 6, 2023: Atelier House Hospitality (AHH), a Dubai-based restaurant group led by hospitality powerhouse Panchali Mahendra, is set to extend its footprint to India with the debut of INJA in the week following International Women’s Day. A unique dining concept located at the Manor Hotel in Delhi, INJA is looking forward to welcoming clients on March 17th, 2023. The menu presents an exciting blend of Indian and Japanese cuisines, with bold flavors, spices, and vivid colors of Indian cuisine complementing the subtlety, raw essence, and precise techniques of Japanese cuisine. The result is a harmonious collaboration between India and Japan.
INJA was born from an idea that struck Chef Adwait Anantwar while living in Dubai. Captivated by Japanese cuisine in his culinary development, he wanted to explore bringing together the flavors and techniques of his home country with the nuances of Japanese cuisine. He imagined boldly amalgamating and creating a beautiful marriage between the complexities of robust Indian ingredients and the delicate nature of Japanese techniques to intrigue the palate.
Ahmass Fakahany, Owner and CEO of Atelier House Hospitality/Altamarea group, said, “We are thrilled to have chosen the launch of INJA in India. I have traveled and worked in India extensively over my life and lived in Japan for eight years. The cuisine in each city has history, depth, and is distinct and memorable. We are being courageous and innovative in touching on those two culinary giants and finding the natural bridge for the palate to create this unique dining experience.”
Panchali Mahendra, President of Atelier House Hospitality, said, “Cuisine is an art form that can transcend cultural boundaries, and at INJA, we aim to do just that by bringing together the bold and vibrant flavors of India and the delicate and nuanced techniques of Japan. We are proud to enter the dynamic and diverse India market with Atelier’s first restaurant, INJA, and offer guests a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.”
Manav Thadani, Co-Partner of INJA, Founder and Chairman of Hotelivate, said, “This is a dream-come-true moment. I have now eaten at most of AHH’s restaurants in Dubai and Riyadh, and no experience has failed to wow me. Dining at their restaurants is both experiential and immensely satisfying, in terms of flavor, cuisine concept, style of presentation, and impeccable service. INJA promises to offer an exciting new fusion between the two very traditional cultures of Japan and India; I will go as far as to say that each dish at INJA will carry an element of surprise.”
The signature dishes on the menu include the Lobster Rassam Chawanmushi, Suzuki Okinamasu with 7 days fermented mango achar, and king crab raj kachori. The cocktail menu, crafted by mixologist Kumar Mangalam, offers unique, intriguing drinks like the INJA Secret Tea, which can be paired with individual dishes on the menu.
INJA is located at the Manor in South Delhi’s Friends colony, previously home to Indian Accent. Acclaimed international designer Samar Zakhem designed the space using natural elements, especially stone and wood, to evoke feelings of comfort and relaxation while staying true to the luxurious and elegant persona of the brand. With an exciting new culinary menu, memorable cocktails, and an Instagram-worthy ambiance, INJA is excited to welcome customers.
The address of INJA is The Manor Hotel, 77 Mathura Rd, Friends Colony West, New Friends Colony, New Delhi, Delhi.
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM to 1:00 AM – Bar
Closed on Tuesdays
Address: The Manor Hotel, 77, Mathura Rd, Friends Colony West, New Friends Colony, New Delhi, Delhi, 110065, India
For reservations, call +91 8130805333