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goa in mumbai - Mumbai
highway gomantak: goa in mumbai

This is by far the best sea food restaurant i have ever had in mumbai. it is goan-malvani food, with a lots of local fish and shell fish. the place is not that good and they are closed on thursdays. the place gets crowded on weekends. let me warn you it is not a high-end restaurant but the best way to try the local food.
note: they do not accept credit cards

Favorite Dish: fish-thali is the amazing stuff here, also try prawns and mandeli fry...too good.
oh my god im hungry again..hahahaha
also try kokum kadi..its a nice drink. non-alcoholic drink

Address: bandra-east off western express highway

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: 44/2178, Gandhi Nagar, behind Apna Bazar, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400 051

Other Contact: +9122 26487244

Phone: +9122 26409622

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 5

Theme: Seafood

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 9, 2007
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cocktail lounge - Mumbai
indigo: cocktail lounge

Voted by US Conde Nast as one of the top 60 restaurants in the world, you'll be blown away by Indigo. Spicy Thai food and other saucy Oriental flavours are the order of the day, but it‚s the design and décor that will turn your head. Located down a narrow street in Colaba, it‚s a high-ceilinged two-floored space with bar and restaurant downstairs and terrace and cigar bar up. 'Stucco die' walls done by an English artist give it a warm cosy feel while the cigar bar in deepest Indigo is the colour of deepest ocean. Take a leather armchair, light up a Cohiba and give praise to Krishna. Again you're among the Mumbai A-set with more models and movie stars than you can shake a Martini at. Say hello to owner Malini while you're there and look out for gorgeous, pouting, pint-sized Riya Sen, our favourite actress who can often be spotted at the bar

Favorite Dish: Indigo is a tastefully done set up which offers an mix of a cafe bar and a city bar appearance and show as it desires by the time of the day or week!

The servers are well trained and know about their product, they know their wines and the dine, and best of all they know how to serve a guest. Its beautiful skylight gives a med look and upstairs the cigar lounge gives a very leathery and plush feel.

Draft beer was not up to mark at all but other drinks were fine. The meal was very tasty, and well presented. You should just know here what you're ordering. You should also know about wine, cigars, and course servings and all etiquettes and you'll feel snug in place. Then, you can let your hair down and get smiles from all waiters.. cos you've passed! The better you come across, the more service you will get. Most people who do not seem to like this place, are probably not well heeled in the etiquette of dining out in elegance.

Address: colaba, mumbai

Comparison: about average

Directions: 4 Mandlik Road Colaba
Bombay (Mumbai), 400-001
behind cafe montegar

Phone: +91 22 5636 8999

Price: US$21-30

Rating: 5

Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 9, 2007
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multicuisine - Mumbai
zenzi: multicuisine

The owners of the brilliant Vakzuid Bar in Amsterdam are co-owners of this just-opened gem in Mumbai's happening Bandra. Who said globalisation was a bad idea? A classy lounge bar and restaurant, your food is a selection of rich and spicy French, Thai, Japanese and Indonesian cuisine best enjoyed with some of the finest wines in the city -- many from South Africa. But it's the sumptuous glass-paned, wood-floored lounge area that you really want to spend most of your time, packed as it is with hordes of leggy Bombabes -- local models, actresses and TV stars -- sipping specialty cocktails from the sultry sofas while their boys sample a variety of Dutch and Indian beers. Your soundtrack is a mix of soothing western and Hindi tunes. Mumbai is the New York of the sub continent and it's getting just as global

Favorite Dish: My second home, that would be Zenzi.I have spent many an evening at Zenzi.The bartenders are a warm group of people who, if asked politely, will cater to any alcoholic whim. Whilst I have not truly explored the cuisine at Zenzi - mainly on account of my completely being immersed in the ambience, what I have tasted has been fabulous. It's a must go place.

Address: Waterfield Road, bandra west

Comparison: about average

Directions: Waterfield Road,
Bandra West,
Mumbai

Phone: +912256430670

Price: US$21-30

Rating: 5

Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 9, 2007
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just the picture of the tandoor - Mumbai

just the picture of the tandoor

kareem's kababs and grill: kebabs and grills

One of the best kebab, tandoor and grilled food i have ever had till take.
you will find a lots of them in india, but this one is perticularly the best...being a foodie i love all sorts of food, what makes this place special is the different variety and the service is real fast
the place gets too crowded in the evenings, coz of numerous restaurants in the locality. there are only around 5-6 tables in the restaurant, its more like the street cafe...most customers prefer to either take away the food, or eat outside in their car. they have their waiters serve you in the car too.

Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is chicken kali miri (grilled chicken in charcoal with black pepper)
also try the chicken tikka rolls.

for the veggies try the black daal(lentil) with roti(indian bread)

frankly you will really love all the food here, coz the marination for the meat is really good.

i always go here and buy a beer from the wine shop and eat my favorite chicken..hahaha

Address: 5a-gagangiri,off carter road, khar danda, bandra.w

Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: just after cafe coffee day in carter road, take a left and its the 10th shop to your right.

Other Contact: 022-66760718

Phone: 022-26463501

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 5

Theme: Indian

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 12, 2006
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the owner AD singh in the bar - Mumbai

the owner AD singh in the bar

Olive bar & kitchen: HIGH-END RESTAURANT HIGH-END RESTAURANTS Review

The Olive Bar & Kitchen is a stylish, elegant and natural world of simplicity - a mellow place to relax and unwind. It is one of the best restaurant brands in the country with a slew of awards across Bombay and Delhi.

The concept of New Mediterranean cuisine was new when Olive was formed. The unique culinary style New Mediterranean cuisine served is a rich, culinary experience.The Olive kitchen has a menu based on char grilled churasco’s, homemade pastas, fresh vegetables, and grilled fish, dressed with fresh Mediterranean herbs and Olive oil.

Olive has recently introduced a theme space for small private soirees. Creating the space around the Mediterranean influences from Morocco the space called The Tent that is situated within its premise has become very popular for private bashes. The Eastern look along with the mezze platters and hookahs are an experience that can only be had in Mumbai at Olive.

The Restaurants creative interiors, chic yet friendly atmosphere and unobtrusively stylish service have struck the right balance between camaraderie and intimacy amongst all its patrons. Olive is clearly the favourite watering hole of celebrities and prominent people from many fields including cinema, business, sports and royalty. These include Oliver Stone, Tommy Hilfiger, Aamir Khan, Rahul Bose, Sharukh Khan, Malaika Arora, Karan Johar and members of the Royal family of Bhutan.

Olive is committed to celebrating and bringing to its patrons all the finer things in life. Providing and cultivating a perfect marriage of style, art, culture and cuisine, Olive has created benchmarks in the Indian independent restaurant business and is steadily becoming a landmark eatery that matches any other across the globe.

Favorite Dish: Door Policy: No Cover Charge, but make sure you have reservations and are dressed well.

Open from: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

What it costs: You could expect to spend around 1500 - 2000 on a good meal with a drink or two.

Cuisine: New Mediterranean

Recommended drinks: Caipiroshka
Recommended food: Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Australian Lamb Racks

Address: 14 Union Park, Pali Hill Tourist Hotels, Khar(w

Comparison: more expensive than average

Other Contact: 022-26058229

Phone: 022-26058228

Price: US$31-40

Rating: 5

Theme: French

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 12, 2006
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japanese sushi & wasabi - Mumbai
Origami: japanese sushi & wasabi

Origami, authentic Japanese restaurant embraces traditional recipes conjured up by Chef Kazuhrio Koizumi, Japanese speciality Chef. Exuding an understated elegance, Origami’s interiors are traditional and simple using interesting textures of natural woods and frosted glass panels. The restaurant showcases a live Sushi Bar counter with the most interesting display of seafood specially imported from Japan.

Most people have preconceptions when it comes to Japanese food. Silver screen ideals and miscommunications have created stereotypes of raw fish and rice that were hard to break; however, true Japanese dining is a fascinating and complex art form.

The principles of traditional Japanese dining revolve around the ideas of nature and harmony. All the elements of a meal should be in harmony, the elements of the dish, each of the dishes on the table, and the diner - with the emphasis on nature. Every effort is taken to prevent any of the natural flavours from being masked. Chef Koizumi has taken each step to assure that these elements come together at Origami for the experience to be as pleasing to the eye as to the palate.

Origami features traditional Japanese cuisines like Teppan Yaki, Sushi, Teriyaki, and Tempura. It offers a range of Japanese food which both the experienced and the novice diner can enjoy. Origami offers 35-40 different varieties with 22 varieties of fish set up in a 45 seater restaurant with rectangle shaped Japanese lanterns, striking Asian tapestries, kimonos & dolls thus giving the dinning room a Zen like atmosphere.

Favorite Dish: crab and prawns sushi

Open for Lunch & Dinner between 12 - 3.30 P.M & 7 - 11.30 P.M, all days of the week.

Address: 4th Floor, Atria Mall, Dr. Annie Besant road,worli

Comparison: about average

Directions: located opposite poonam chambers, the new atria mall is just a block away from nehru planetorium, worli

Phone: 022-24813367 / 3368

Price: US$21-30

Rating: 3

Theme: Japanese/Sushi

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 12, 2006
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best pav bhaji - Mumbai
classic fast food: best pav bhaji OTHERS Review

This is my all time favorite fast food joint. the restaurant is mostly crowded during weekends. but if you have a car you can order it in the car. try to eat the pavi bhaji. trust me you will love it.
some might find it a bit spicy. but if you are in bombay and donot try this, you have not tried the local dish

Favorite Dish: of course pav-bhaji. also have mosambi juice (sweet lime).
if you can eat spicy food try the masala pav.
one another favorite dish is the dahi batata puri. a bit sweet but again amazing

Address: OPP DON BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL, matunga 400019, mumbai

Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: very close to kings circle (maheshwari udyan). ask any body for khalsa college or don bosco, its just opposite that

Phone: 24096599

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 4

Theme: Fast Food

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 4, 2006
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idli dosa wada SOUTH INDIAN CUISINE - Mumbai
madras cafe: idli dosa wada SOUTH INDIAN CUISINE SOUTH INDIAN CUISINE Review

This farmost best south indian restaurant in mumbai.
there are basically 2 catogories of south indian restaurants in india. one is where you get only snacks, and one where you get your means (lunch/dinner) and there are few where you get both.

Matunga (central) - one station before dadar on the central railway was sometime ago called mini-madras (chennai). but with the real estate prices increasing everyday, the local community has been moving places. its more of a mix- cosmopolitan area now.

there are wide influence of south-indian culture including temples and restaurant here.
this perticular one is on maheshwari udyan (King's circle).

Favorite Dish: its got the best south-indian food ever. try out the butter dosa (like pan-cakes) and also the curd-rice. and to end it, have filtered coffee.
while paying your bill dont forget to have the famous paan. its a bit spicy but its good for digestion.

Address: King circle, on baudaji road

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: when you are coming from dr. ambedkar road from dadar. take the 3rd left turn on the maheshwari udyan. and on the corner you will find this place. i dont have the telephone number, i shall mention about it as soon as i get more info

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 5

Theme: Indian

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 4, 2006
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