Fresh Catch – Lt Kotnis Marg, Near Fire Brigade, Off Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim West, Mumbai


In a nutshell:

Small, nice, airconditioned restaurant that specializes in Marathi & Goan seafood preparations.

Entrance - outer facade
the facade

Address & other details:  Fresh Catch

Meal for 2: 1200 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian & nonvegetarian

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Receipt - proof of paymentReceipt – proof of payment

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Short description – in case u r in a hurry:

Got to know about this place thru Zomato when we searched for good seafood restaurants in MAhim.

What makes this restaurant visually memorable is the idol of a large fish eating bird at the entrance.

Outside the restuarant

Outside the restaurant

The restaurant is small – has 5 tables of the ground floor & some more upstairs. The interiors r nice and cozy. There were framed photographs on the wall. Furniture was basic wooden.

The owner takes full interest in the affairs of the restaurant & that shows up in the quality of food & service.

The menu card was a long list of items in 4 pages. No description of dishes.

Service was efficient & good.

Loved the food.

Detailed Description – In case u have the Time to NJOY reading:

We started our evening with ‘today’s special’ Fish roe. A large chunk of fish roe was grilled and served. It takes immense calibre to maintain that perfect texture of fish roe – it was soft but not raw, it was cooked but just right cooked, not dry.

fish roe
fish roe

So the roe was juicy, soft and YUMM. Flavours of spices got added but they did not cover up the natural flavour of fish roe. Excellent I wud say. Rate this dish 4.5/5

Fish Roe
Fish Roe

We then moved on to Baby rawas grilled – whole small rawas fish. The marinated fish managed to retain its fish flavours very well and the flavours of masalas also got added.

Baby Rawas - grilled
Baby Rawas – grilled

The outer side was crisp and inside was flaky, somewhat soft and juicy. The fish was fresh and good.

Baby Rawas - grilled
Baby Rawas – grilled

Rate it 4.5/5 again.

We moved on to Squid stuffed. This was one of the best squid textures I have had in a while. In most places squid tends to be rubbery and hard. Here, the texture was perfect and you could cut the squid with the table knife provided. The stuffing in the squid was not overpowering and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

Stuffed Calamari
Stuffed Squid

Rate it 4.5/5

Next we ordered Mix Seafood Pulao. This was the only dish which did not match our expectation which was quite high by this time. It had all the right ingredients like fresh mixed seafood, aromatic spices but it failed to tickle our taste-buds.

Mixed seafood pulao
Mixed seafood pulao

It was good but not great. Rate it 3/5

We ordered Solkadi to go with the . It was different than the solkadi we have had in past few days at different eateries in Mumbai. It was thin and delicately spiced. Quite enjoyable with the spicy food. It was less intense than the others but tasted good on its own.

Sol kadi
Sol kadi

Rate it 4/5.

For dessert we ordered Bebinca. It was moist and flavourful with taste of coconut making its presence felt. This is one of the best bebinca we have eaten in a while.

Bebinca
Bebinca

Rate this 4.5/5

Overall rating of fresh catch averages out to 4.1/5

Will surely revisit to explore more. Pls share ur experience below.

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