In a nutshell:
A very good Parsi eatery in fort area of mumbai that has average service , good ambiance and very good food.
Address & other details: Jimmy Boy
Meal for 2: 1200 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 ur in a hurry:
Have been hearing of this place ever since we came to Mumbai. So decided to visit them one evening.
The exterior was very well lit. There was an open window thru which one cud see the guests dining on the ground floor.
This floor is not air conditioned. The tiles had an old world look and so did the furniture. The high ceiling added to that feel. In one corner there was a counter that was selling baked items to diners as well as walk in customers.
The first floor has an air conditioned section. That was relatively less cool but surely colder than the ground floor – pun intended.
The middle aged Manager / floor in charge ( I don’t know his designation) who came to take orders was a ‘strictly no smile’ guy. He had an irritated look on his face and an air of disgust in his voice when he was taking orders from all tables.
Rest staff were nice and full of smiles but did not hv much knowledge about the food they were serving.
Food was good in general – enjoyable.
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Patrani macchi had intense dark green fibrous marination with a sweetish tinge.
The sweet hit initially with a surprise but we quickly got used to the taste and started enjoying it. The fish used was pomfret. The fish was fresh and excellent. Rate it 4.5/5
Bhendi par edu was bhindi topped with edu (eggs). I loved eating it but I found the same dish at rustom’s better. Rate it 4.25/5
Berry pulao mutton was not visually dramatic as it is in sodabottleopenerwala. The taste was however very good. The berries gave an element of sourness and flavour to the pulao. The grains of rice were independent and soft. The pulao was not oily. I have however had better. Rate it 4/5.
Mutton dhansak was the only weak link in the evening. It had browned rice with 2 kababs.
The rice was soft and independent but did not hv any intrinsic taste. Rate the rice 3.5/5
The kababs were very good. They had crispy crumb fried outer layer and very good mutton mince within. The mince tasted excellent and flavours of meat and spices both made their presence felt. Rate the kababs 4.25/5
The dhansak dal was disappointing. The dal did not have the thickness or intensity that comes due to slow cooking this together for a long time. The one at Parsi anjuman at delhi was way better. Rate it 2/5.
Overall rating of mutton dhansak averages out to 3.25/5
Salli murg was excellent. The murg and the Salli (crispy fried potato match sticks). 4.5/5
Caramel Custard was also very good but I have surely had better on many occasions. Rate it 3.75/5
They had run out of Lagan nu custard. Will hv to try that another day.
Overall rating of food at Jimmy boy averages out to 4/5.
Wud revisit some time in future.