Restaurant Review

Review: Colaba Social

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A gamechanger! And boy! What a gamechanger… quirky,  workplace, bar, hangout, buzzing, comforting … words which normally do not fit together but do so here in a comfy, tight hug. One more “bullseye” from the restaurant maestro marksman Riyaaz (Mocha, Saltwater café et al) Amlani.

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Review: Bar Stock Exchange

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This boozy stock exchange has hit the sweet spot. That’s why its packed noon onwards. It injects excitement into getting the cheapest booze price, using TV monitors and phone apps.

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Review: Hoppipola

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I admit. I love happy people, happy movies, happy songs, happy books and ofcourse happy restaurants. And this brand new Parel restaurant aint just happy, it’s “hopp”ingly happy.

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Review: Joss

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We’re rejoicing. Or should I say “re-Joss-ing”?  Here’s a Mumbai restaurant which redefines “standing the test of time”. Having magnetised foodies in Kala Ghoda for eleven years, Joss shut down only to be reincarnated as the modern “Joss by Farokh Khambatta” in Santa Cruz.

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Review: Villa Vandre

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Villa Vandre sharply reflects a few of the most  rewarding developments in Mumbai dining over the  25 years during which I’ve been tracking the restaurant scene (at a time when foodwriting was considered low brow ) . Now more than ever, I find principled, distinctive cooking in places where I wouldn’t have expected it before:  in the postage stamp sized Villa Vandre.

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Review: Hotel Sunny

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Here is the kind of restaurant which makes my entire work as a foodwriter exciting. Hotel Sunny in Chembur is no-frills, inexpensvie and serves the authentic flavor of Kerala! Read my full review on TimesCity.
http://timescity.com/…/south-indian-restaurant-hotel…/102627

 

 

REVIEW: Eat Thai

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Many surprises ahead! “Love Thai neighbour” is the tagline to Bandra’s latest Thai eatery and guess who says “Kap Kun Khap” (bon appetit)?  Its my charming French (you read that right, one is an expert on Thai food) lunch companions.  The question is will you love Thai neighborhood, casual, modern eatery too?

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I’m Parsi – high in Pune

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Are you ( like me) crazy about Parsi food? Love no- frills eateries? Join me here in Pune …

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…at this 138 year old Dorabjee and sons.
Here’s Darius Dorabjee 4th generation chef owner model bodybuilder.

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Here’s the spartan clean non a c eatery where time stands still. Ive  been eating and filming for TV shows here. The food has its ups and downs. Currently its on a high. I eat traditional Parsi dishes made to generations old Dorabjee family recipes. Forget abt calorie counting and such like stuff.
How about the robustly spiced mutton roast?

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Here’s the delicately steamed Patranimacchi in a blanket of spicy chutney

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Now comes a subtle flavorsome Parsi favorite …kid gosht

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Must end wt my absolute favorite #pulaodaal

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I m a lagan nu custard addict… especially the crusty velvetty one at Dorabjee s

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Here’s wishing Dorabjees many more centuries of spreading joy. Of keeping their traditional Parsi recipes alive in the very same way and at affordable prices.
Kudos #dariusdorabjee

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Id love to write more…but after the satisfying meal it’s time to snooooooze

JW Cafe at JW Marriott, Sahar

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Walk past the glittering chandeliered lobby into this vast, 7000 Sq ft high ceilinged JW Cafe at JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar with open kitchens, metallic screens and pillars. Handsome space but overall, it disappoints. Read my detailed review on TimesCity.com.

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