In a nutshell:
Worth standing out for an out standing foodie experience, at unbelievable prices.
Address & other details: Gomantak
Meal for 2: 400 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian, non-vegetarian
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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:
We had heard about this place from a lot of people and decided to go. Everyone warned that there will b a Queue outside. We did not take that very seriously and reached around 1 pm.
There was quite a queue – I think 15 people ahead of us. There was a bus stand just in front – there was a queue too.
Space generated at Ac and non ac rooms were being called out loud. People were going according to their choice , after waiting in the same queue.
We chose to sit at the non ac section. It was crammed. One cud hear 100% conversations in the next table but how does that matter – coz once the YUMM food arrives, people just eat (speechless at times, pun intended).
The waiting staff were very efficient in service and they were knowledgeable about the food. The guy serving us always had a smile on his face.
Menu card was pretty long with names of dishes written in Marathi and English. There were no description of the dishes.
For those of u who like their seafood to b subtle, this cuisine is not recommended. However ones who like coastal maharashtrian food, this place is excellent- worth the wait.
The Same items that were in a la carte section of the menu were also found in thalis
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Bombil fry was the first fish we had. That time we were new to mumbai, but this dish turned out to b one of the best we had so far. In hindsight ( a month later) it is still the best we have had so far.
The Rawa coating was not much and hence the taste and flavour of fish came above others. Flavours of masalas were enjoyable and the fry was crisp outside and flaky and juicy inside. Rate it 4.5/5
Shell fish sukka had a dry , intense, flavourful gravy. It had incorporated flavours of shell fish as well as the spices. Loved the taste. & rate it 4.25/5
Crab masala was outstanding . The gravy had masala flavour but that was not on the face. The flavour of crab had got beautifully incorporated in the gravy. It takes a lot of calibre to make a thin yet super yumm gravy.
The crab itself was awesome. Finished every bit of the naturally sweet and flavourful crabmeat. Rate it 4.75/5.
Mutton masala was very good. It was a light thin gravy but flavourful and yumm. Flavours of meat and spices made their presence felt. Meat pieces were soft and chewy and generally good to taste. Rate it 4.5/5
Prawn rice was spicy, somewhat hot and good to taste. It was good but not as outstanding as the rest of the menu. Rate it 3.5/5
We enjoyed all this food with some very good strong robust sol kadi. Rate it 4.25/5
Overall rating of good at Gomantak averages out to 4.3/5
We wud surely look forward to revisiting – wud attempt to reach early though:)