restaurant review

Review: 145

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Open “noon to moon”145 (the street address of this brand new Kalaghoda restaurant, which replaces Cheval) is a  response to  the diners’ appetites for comforting, affordable food.

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Review – Miami

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Forever grateful. That’s what I am to all of you who keep me informed about all the holes in the wall eateries (love them). Also all the new ones. Like this one today. Im thankful to Jimmy Thakkar who I met just by chance when I was buying undhiyo, steamed muthiya and Rajkot pedas from his fabulous 18 year old shop in Grant Road.  This is the second new eatery he has pointed me to, so I invited him and Nikunj Patel, his diamond merchant friend to lunch with me. They’re both pure vegetarians.

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Review: Firki

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Playfulnes and color weave their way through the décor and menu. Pin-wheels, graffitti, old-school Indian toys and games; wooden doll collections (including the firki on the walls) signal the meal that is to follow.

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Review: Mirch and Mime

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The Good Lord be praised. A winner is born. It pampers the palate (with remarkable Indian cuisine) takes care of the wallet (moderately priced) and warms the heart ( hearing-speech impaired staff).

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Review: Cafe Haqq Se

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Tucked into Kamala Mills (remember to drive in through gate 4) it’s a dramatically done up café (Bollywood set designer Vinod Guruji’s touch is evident).

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Review: AKA

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AKA, this brand new Worli restaurant (has changed owners and spiffied up decor) but it serves up the same menu as it’s predecessor “Two one Two”. Alas!

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Review: E.A.S.T

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E.A.S.T

Pan Asian

 Its all about trends. There was a time when restaurants looked to France for inspiration. Now, we’ve been looking eastwards for a while. And in keeping with this trend, heres another new restaurant…. E.A.S.T and that clever acronym stands for East Asian Spice Trail. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Taj Mahal Tea House

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Multi-cuisine

Question: which new restaurant has Zakir Husain’s tabla and a chess set on display? specialises in tea and has been set up by a multinational company?  No prizes for guessing that it is the “Brooke Bond Taj Tea House”. I popped in there for a refreshing afternoon with two well-traveled foodies.  Vikram Phadnis, fashion guru (its his 25th year in fashion) and over the years his masterly flair has also been showcased in films, be it Aishwariya, Amitabh Salman Khan or Priyanka Chopra.  Anjali Pathak from London, author, foodwriter and chef  is
not only  from the family that brought Indian cuisine into global households, but also a cookery champion for Jamie Oliver. I’m excited about unique cooking school (hands-on multi-cuisine cooking sessions and interactive dinner experiences) that she is setting up. Yes! we will all return to Taj tea house.

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Review:Bhol Tikka Hut

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If you are looking to order Bohra Thaals, Mutton and chicken dum biryanis, Raan, stuffed bakra, Kapadwanki seekh and more then call Bhol caterers. Do make a note that in this eatery, the ready to eat are only chicken biryanis and tikkas and wraps.

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