In a nutshell:
A tiny shop restaurant in Colaba that pleasantly surprised us by its small offering of very good Goan food.
Address & other details: New Martin Hotel
Meal for 2: 500 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian & nonvegetarian
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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 ruin a hurry:
We came to know about this restaurant while browsing thru social media.
The restaurant is actually a shop in colaba that has been split into a dining area and a kitchen area.
The interiors are spartan. People share tables with strangers.
The wooden benches and tables accommodate 6 people each.
Usually there is a queue outside at peak dining hours.
The menu was written on the wall.
The waiting staff were very nice and took care. They were very well conversant with the food on offer.
Food was very good in general.
Vindaloo pork had excellent , super soft , very good meat that tasted great. Rate the meat 4.5/5
The gravy was surprisingly quite normal , lacked punch. It had its share of sourness from vinegar . Rate the gravy 2/5.
overall rating of the dish averages out to 3.25/5.
Next dish we tried was Beef steak. It was an awesome beef steak, served on a layer of grilled onions and tomatoes. Super soft, perfectly done steak with awesome , flavourful, tasty , very juicy meat. Could not believe my senses how good they were. Rate it 4.5/5
Beef chilly gravy was the next dish on the table – this came with small pieces of beef. Very good to taste soft chewy pieces of beef in a very good gravy. Rate it 4/5
Goan sausage was made into a stir fry with onions etc. awesome sausages and cooked really well. Rate this dish 4.5/5.
Sausage pulao was interesting. It had a layer of rice in the bottom, a layer of meat in the middle and a layer of rice on the top. The rice was excellent. It was full of aroma and was soft and good to taste. The Goan sausage was as good as it cud get. Overall super loved the sausage pulao. Rate it 4.5/5.
We had Caramel custard for dessert. It was very good to taste but Colaba has better Caramel Custard to offer. rate it 4/5
Overall ranking averages out to 4.1/5
I wud surely revisit. What’s u thinkin?