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Leakage woes force shutdown of first underwater restaurant in Ahmedabad

The restaurant created 20 feet below ground level was filled with 1,50,000 litres of water and featured around 4000 fishes and marine species sourced locally.

The multicuisine, 32-seater restaurant does offer Punjabi, Thai, Chinese and Mexican fare, but it's all vegetarian. (Express photo by Javed Raja) The multicuisine, 32-seater restaurant does offer Punjabi, Thai, Chinese and Mexican fare, but it’s all vegetarian. (Express photo by Javed Raja)

Just a day after a city-based restaurant claiming to be the first underwater restaurant in Ahmedabad had opened doors on Monday, leakage problems have forced the joint to shut down temporarily owing to maintenance woes till February 6.

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The restaurant located in South Bopal had garnered huge publicity and got 150 odd bookings on its debut day itself. The restaurant created 20 feet below ground level was filled with 1,50,000 litres of water and featured around 4000 fish and marine species sourced locally. Built at a whopping Rs 2 crores in two years, it offers vegetarian fare.

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While it’s owner Bharat Bhatt could not be reached for comment, an employee of the restaurant confirmed the developments.

“There has been some leakage in the restaurant and it has been temporarily shut down for maintenance. We are trying to solve the issue so we are not taking any bookings now. The restaurant will reopen on February 6,” he said.

Guests to the 32 seater restaurant have to take the stairs down to a tunnel-based-dining-area to sample Mexican, Chinese, Thai and Punjabi cuisine.

First published on: 05-02-2016 at 01:54:07 pm
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