The restaurant is nice, with tables that offer intimacy and comfort. Service was prompt and excellent. It is very popular with the local upper strata of society.
Favorite Dish: We had already eaten elsewhere but wanted to continue our evening with friends. We ordered a custom-designed pizza ,and mocktails to drink.
Even though we had eaten, the enormous pizza was quickly devoured. The mocktails had wonderful names, as well as taste : Salubrious punch [with ginger ale ], caught my fancy.
Chai is the word for tea in many parts of the world. It is a centuries-old beverage which has played an important role in many cultures. Chai from India is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular throughout the world. It is generally made up of:
• rich black tea
• heavy milk
• a combination of various spices
• a sweetener
The spices used vary from region to region and among households in India. The most common are cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. Indian chai produces a warming, soothing effect, acts as a natural digestive aid and gives one a wonderful sense of well being. It's difficult to resist a second cup.
Drinking chai is part of life in India and most Indian's are amazed at all the current fuss in the West. Many who have traveled in India come away with fond chai drinking experiences. We have included many of these in our Chai Experiences section.
A cup on the street costs about Rs.3 (Jun 09).
An institution in Bombay, Kebab Korner is one of the city's most celebrated restaurants. It is known for its grilled kebabs and savoury biryanis. The restaurant is located at the Intercontinental Hotel on Marine Drive, which affords it excellent views over the Arabian Sea. Come here for lunch to enjoy the views, or dinner to see and be seen.
The very elegant Masala Kraft Restaurant is an excellent restaurant in Bombay serving contemporary Indian cuisine. It is located at the Taj Mahal Palace, in the historic hotel building. Although the food was exquisitely prepared, the spices seemed a little tempered (to my joy) for the mostly foreign clientele. Masala Kraft is definitely a dinner spot.
With its sleek looking dining room and location at the Oberoi Hilton Towers, Frangipani is one of Bombay's trendiest dining spots. Business and pleasure seem to mix well at this Italian restaurant. Although the menu serves exclusively Italian dishes ranging from Pasta to Pizza, Frangipani's buffet adds some local flavour with its spread of delicious Indian cuisine. I was here for lunch in Feb 09 and the service was fair and the food tasty.
The food plaza, which has been inspired by CST's heritage look, will serve South Indian, Maharashtrian and Punjabi food There will also be a takeaway facility on the ground floor
The first floor has a restaurant that can accommodate 120 people at a time
Unlimited Rajasthani buffet lunch and dinner “Since suburban commuters don’t have a lot of time on hand,they have included more snacks and bakery items in the menu. Many offices are located in the area and thus they’ve planned an unlimited Rajasthani buffet meal on the restaurant’s first floor. Lunch or dinner will cost between Rs 40 to 60.”
Location, location, location.
Sea View, a bunch of shabby cottages clustered around a large, open deck overlooking Juhu Beach, is a great place to enjoy a lazy weekend (or weekday) afternoon.
Platters of seafood, prepared in a variety of styles from Goan to Tandoori, washed down with quantities of beer is the way to go.
It's a perennial favourite with certain types (C List Bollywood directors, aspiring actors/models, "dealers" of all sorts and aircrews on layover, to name some) which makes for superb people watching and explains the rent-by-the-hour cottages.
That said, the restaurant is suitable for families from noon to dusk with the beach easily accessible via a flight of steps. Kids love mucking around in the sand while parents watch indulgently from the deck.
End a family afternoon out with a sundowner or keep drinking into the night when the seamier lot comes out to play.
The service can be a bit patchy, they accept cash only and the menu is relatively pricey but (location, location, location) I rate it among the best places to enjoy a sunset in Mumbai.
Favorite Dish: Tandoori pomfret
Fish fingers with tartare sauce
Steamed rice with fish/prawn curry
Tendulkars is not only a great place to eat. It houses a treasure of cricket memorabilia, depicting the sporting achievments of the legendry "little master"- Sachin Tendulkar.The restuarant is owned by him.
The museum collection displays items such as the bat given to him by Don Bradman and `World Cup 2003' cricket memorabilia, which includes the `Man of the Tournament Trophy', the `I Can WE Can' poster that was signed by the Indian Cricket Team before every match they played, his lucky orange socks and more.
The restuarant is very modern, with a comfortable seating area surrounding the dining area.Air-conditioned, it was beautifully cool on the very warm day that we had lunch there.
The service was excellent, and our waiter, who could speak about 6 languages, gave us not only good service- he also gave us some excellent ideas of things to do and see in Mumbai.
The food was delicious- something for every taste. My husband had tomato soup, followed by (believe it!!) a VEGETARIAN PASTA!! I was only a bit more adventurous- I had vegetable biryani, aloo mattar ( a potato dish) and a salad (crispy fresh, and loaded with nuts)
This was followed by dessert- which was as usual, our absolute favourite- Kulfi.
There is an extensive wine list .
Favorite Dish: Kulfi- similar to ice cream, but more solid. It comes in different flavours, we prefer Pistachio.
The texture was perfect. Flavour divine.
If you are looking for best local punjabi food with a proper siting style you must visit UTTAM DA DHABA in marol. Its in junction of military road, marol. They are having a small coats of nylon rope to sit and enjoy the food. Also you can sleep on that coats and enjoy the atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: My very much favourite food is lassi , makkai dee roti and sarso da saag.
If you want to enjoy a hukka along with good non veg food here is a joint. LAZEEZ........... its near airport (marol) . They are having good music along with food and hukka. its really greatttttttttttt experience. Owner of the restaurant Mr rehber is a great fellow.
Favorite Dish: chicken curry rice
American chain restaurants don't translate well to India! Fairly small portions and off flavors (food hidden in strange BBQ sauce). No beef obviously so no good burgers. Sesame Chicken strips are unrecognizable. Would not recommend. Open noon - midnight.
The Indus is a small pub with a restaurant. When I mention small, the capacity is probably for a little over a hundred people. the locale has 2 floors, with a small area to dance on each of them and some tables to be able to enjoy some snacks which make a very good informal dinner which really fills you up. Good music and very tasty food sum up to a very good experience.
The Indus is the pub at the Hotel Diplomat, which is just behind the Taj Mahal hotel, near the gateway of India.
It is best to make a reservation to be sure that you are going to get in. As we came out we saw a lot of people waiting for their chance to get in as people came out.
Favorite Dish: Murg reshmi kabab
Butter garlic prawns
Kulfi is delicious Indian icecream and comes in different flavours. The New Kulfi center in Bombay ( its been open since 1960 ) , probably serves the best Kulfi in town. The flavours are really yummy start with Mango, then with kesar pistacho, then with walnuts and figs till you can take no more. Kulfi, like ice cream is a desert. This place however attracts crowds troughout the day. Situated just in front of the the famous Chowpathy beach at the marine drive, this is a place not to miss even if you have near heard of Kulfi before.
The new Kulfi center is a small stall where please do not expect to find any seating, you will have to order your kulfi and enjoy it standing unless you decide to takeaway.
On one of my trips we happened to be there in the evening around 6, when suddenly a man came out and banged a coconut on the road, which is an offering to the Gods asking for good luck and blessings, I suppose.
A fantastic and yummy experience on the whole.
Favorite Dish: Anjeer Kaju
Its not so much the cafe as much the desserts on offer which have tempted me to recommend this place.
There a couple of branches of Cafe Mocha across Mumbai. The decor is eclectic with furniture comprising of knick knacks from world flea markets. All the pieces of the decor are on sale. The decor also offers a space for lesser known painters to exhibit their work.
It is also great place to hang out and is particularly popular for its sheeshas.
Favorite Dish: Are you a chocolate lover? Do you find anything with chocolate irrestible? If your answers to these questions are a big YES, then Chocolate Avalanche was made for you.
What is this dish you ask, well, it has chocolate brownies, chocolate icecream, chocolate mousse, chocolate sauce and cocoa balls all put in a big bowl – all for you to gobble.
This place has never let me down on its pastas. And the best part, it has a very long list of vegetarian dishes on offer.
But Out of the Blue is a safe bet for any vegetarian. The decor is minimalistic. The restaurant has a sitting on the outside which resembles a cozy cafe experience, while for a soft, romantic, candlelit experience sit inside on the low sitting table tucked away in a corner.
Favorite Dish: Try the pasta in garlic with extra virgin olive oil.
It’s a refreshing delight from the regular cheesy versions of pastas available now a days.
They also have a very good selection of wines as well.
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