In a nutshell A beautiful tiny restaurant where one shares tables with strangers, serves very good Marathi food.
Address & other details: Chaitanya
Cuisine type : vegetarian & nonvegetarian
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As we reached Chaitanya, we realized it was a shop in a series of shops on that street. The facade had very bold and unmissable branding
Prawn fry was a revelation- we usually feel that any additional coating or too much spices take away from the fresh mumbai prawns. However here the masala And rawa coated prawns were juicy, YUMM, retained the prawn flavours and taste, were soft and had an interesting interplay of textures – crisp outer layer, soft and juicy inside. Rate it 4.5/5
Gaboli fry was outstanding- one of the best fish egg ( fish roe) Indian dishes I have had in months. The roe was soft, retained its flavours and was just too good to taste. The spices and crisp outer layer added a twist to the texture. Loved it and rate it 4.75/5
Mutton sukha had tiny pieces of mutton in a dry gravy that also had coconut in it. Onions made this gravy slightly sweetish. The mutton pieces were badly cut and one could not make out the pieces properly. However the taste was very good. So was the gravy. Rate it 4/5
Kaju usal was a raw kaju (cashew) based dish – the cashews were super soft and YUMM. The gravy was thin and very tasty. Overall very good but we have had way better kaju usal at Marathi friend’s homes. Rate this 4/5