On Demand Food: Faaso’s and Box 8

Faaso's and Box 8 Startup splash screen

The striking similarities in almost every manner, except the service (more on which, below) leaves little room for writing a dedicated review for each. Both... are food delivery startups with around 3-4 years of history. has mobile application. has similar if not same menu. Let's start with the mobile applications. If you are interested in food and service, please …

Pizza Express, Viviana Mall, Thane

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It must be an expensive brother of Pizza Hut was my first impression and I am glad my very first visit to PE broke it big time. Usually I refrain from writing point-by-point review but doing it here would be injustice to the experience. Contemporary and tidy ambiance with ample seating choices. Only one table …

No. 101, Powai, Mumbai

Undoubtedly the most 'decorated' restaurant in Powai, with knickknacks spread across the walls and partition. The most eye-catching were the colorful hung bicycle and chandelier at the entrance. Being the only vegetarian in the group, visiting the restaurant for lunch, I did not get a chance to try much from their menu except soup and …

Domino’s Chef’s Inspiration Pizzas

There are only 4 pizzas in the new range. 2 each in veg. and non-veg. We tried both in veg. namely, Roman Veg. Supreme and Milan Veg. Fantasy. The exotic Roman Veg Supreme instantly transformed into ordinary with absence of the so called prime ingredient, Broccoli. This was compensated by red and yellow bell peppers. …

Le Pain Quotidien, Powai, Mumbai

With name, not so easy to pronounce, LPQ is one of the few eating joints where you find foreigners more than Indians. Located on the first floor of Rodas, LPQ has 2 entrances and an outdoor as well as indoor sitting, where the former renders non-preferable in Mumbai summer. The wooden furniture gives the ambiance …

Stone Oven, Mulund (W), Mumbai

Probably Mulund's first and only dedicated Italian/Mexican restaurant. Location: Tucked along a paan shop and in front of a car show-room, location lacks any sort of charm. Car parking is non-existent as the entire stretch is full of cars from the nearby garages and car showroom. Ambiance: Tiny! Only 5/6 tables, sun-blinds separating the footpath …

Bayleaf – Hotel Express Residency, Alkapuri, Vadodara

A little late but good discovery in my hometown, Vadodara. Not a typical 'right on the street and thronged by hundreds' type of restaurant. It was Friday evening and we were a large family of 12 adults + 1 child. I preferred to make reservation considering the large group I was with. Situated on a …