For a perfect romantic dinner – Skky, Ramada, Powai, Mumbai

Last year in January we planned to visit Skky, Ramada but had to literally cancel our reservation for some reason. A year went by and finally one fine Sunday morning this January we decided to fulfill our year old wish. Table booking is recommended as the place usually remains fully booked on weekends. There is …

Madeira & Mime, Powai, Mumbai

Not sure if Mirchi & Mime and Madeira & Mime are associated or related but the concept remains the same. So are the expectations for service and food. They have first come first served policy for a group of less than 10. It was 31st Dec afternoon and we had to wait for around 45 …

Breakfast @ Aromas Cafe, Powai, Mumbai

Even though I have visited Aromas Cafe several times as it is near to my office, it still remains the most under explored place for me. From last two times Theobroma's loss turned to be Aromas Cafe's gain. It was Saturday morning and the indoor section was fully occupied. I tried Akuri on Toast, which …

Sprout Gourmet @ Powai, Mumbai

The name may be misleading to make one think it's an outlet serving just salad and healthy options but they have a host of Indian and international cuisines on the menu. I tried Falafel Wrap, Burmese Khow Suey, Creamy Pesto and Northern Veg. Falafel Wrap was refined wheat flour based falafel accompanied with potato chips. …

Ruha Kitchen & Bar, Powai, Mumbai

The first thing you notice after entering the place is the royal and nawabi interiors. Colorful and cozy enough to give you feeling of entering a royal dining room. While the interior is aesthetically great, the combination of western music and pan-Asian menu imposes an identity crisis to some extent. We opted for corporate lunch option and …

Oozo Bar & Diner, Andheri (E), Mumbai

Inspired from Ouzo, a Greek, anise-flavored alcoholic drink, Oozo Bar and Diner is the newest hangout place in Andheri (E) near Sakinaka. The place has dedicated sections for casual dining, lounge & bar and a rooftop lounge for sheesha.   This place is being set-up by none other than K. M. Saif. A renowned chef …

Set Lunch @ Neel, Powai, Mumbai

Neel literally means indigo in English. While it's English named twin serves Continental, Neel caters Indian cuisine. This twin restaurant shares kitchen and is separated by a partition. Guests can sit on either of the section and can order food from either of the menus. When we visited for lunch on Friday afternoon, they assisted …

SodaBottleOpenerwala, Powai, Mumbai

Finally, Powai too gets its own bit of Irani Cafe legacy, albeit in a new avatar, with SBOWs 3rd outlet opening up replacing Pizza Hut, the auto rickshaw navigation landmark to enter Hiranandani. The interior largely resembles the BKC outlet and carry the charm of old world Irani cafes, chaotic, lively and elegant. It was …

Mia Cucina, Powai, Mumbai

Most of our visits to Mia Cucina were impromptu except one which was the worst one. It was 30th December and we were informed that all the tables were occupied when we inquired about a table for 2. Their body language was enough to indicate that "you are just two and today we don't care!" Even in …

Refreshing Tea, refreshed! @ Chayos, Powai, Mumbai

Indian’s beloved and world’s most consumed beverage badly needed a refresh when the menu of every other food joint serves tens of verities of coffees and tea remains restricted to either, humble, regular tea or at most to a fancier sibling, Ice Tea. Chaayos appears to be an attempt to break this stereotype. Our visit to the outlet …