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Old 24th April 2012, 13:26   #901
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The new Out of the Blue has opened in the Rodas mall...exactly in place of Aura.
Thanks! How is Cafe Mangii ?

And what about restaurants serving Indian cuisine?
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Guys, any good eateries in and around Powai?
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Thanks! How is Cafe Mangii ?

And what about restaurants serving Indian cuisine?
Both have good food. Slightly on the pricey side. Ambience at night in "Out of the Blue" is pretty nice especially if they have a good chap singing live.
Pizzas are amazing at Cafe Mangii. The thin crust types. Think they have a wood pizza oven.
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Guys, any good eateries in and around Powai?
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The new Out of the Blue has opened in the Rodas mall...exactly in place of Aura.
Been about 3 months or more - OOTB has opened in Powai

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Thanks! How is Cafe Mangii ?

And what about restaurants serving Indian cuisine?
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Both have good food. Slightly on the pricey side. Ambience at night in "Out of the Blue" is pretty nice especially if they have a good chap singing live.
Pizzas are amazing at Cafe Mangii. The thin crust types. Think they have a wood pizza oven.
Cafe mangii - Good food, pricey and snooty. 2 of us walked in at 1830 for a coffee and bites, they wouldn't let us sit on the table for 6 (near the window) - it was reserved they said. When I pointed out a couple sitting on a 6 seater, they had no words. Service is just tolerable. Till the time we were there - no one else walked into the place, so while leaving I pointed it out to them. Sadly they do not seem to learn.

OOTB - Good food but pricey again. I found it too noisy even when there was no live gig happening.

Red Olives - never been there.

Chillis - Has amazing offers on happy hours but the place is way way noisy and the food is simply tolerable.

TGKF - Never went back there after a bad experience. We walked in and waited to be seated - waited and waited for 10-15 minutes. Then someone realised there were guests and walked up to us - for a table of 5 he asked us to wait 1 hour. The tone wasn't too polite - so I let them have it and walked away.

Yellow Chilli - A woman's dream. Sanjeev Kapoor's name and kitty parties in the afternoons. Food is just ok. Priced well though.

Mainland China - The best among the eateries in Powai.

Spaghetti Kitchen - My experience was a downer.

Saffron Spice - good for Indian food, but again very noisy and always full.

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If you think food in Mulund is bad, wait till you come to Thane. There is a serious lack of good restaurants here (Old Thane. Not GB road)

OTOH - There is an awesome sandwich-wala right outside Tambe Nagar, Mulund.
His name/nickname is Naga. I am his fan! Whenever I go to Mulund first thing for me is to get couple of sandwich from him. and Second thing is to get cold bhel from bhelwala at M.G. Road.
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Cafe mangii - Good food, pricey and snooty. 2 of us walked in at 1830 for a coffee and bites, they wouldn't let us sit on the table for 6 (near the window) - it was reserved they said. When I pointed out a couple sitting on a 6 seater, they had no words. Service is just tolerable. Till the time we were there - no one else walked into the place, so while leaving I pointed it out to them. Sadly they do not seem to learn.

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Saffron Spice - good for Indian food, but again very noisy and always full.
It seems you are a foodie like me!

Till now, I have only been to Saffron Spice, Mantra, The Yellow Chili's, Red Olives and of course "junk" food joints like Pizza Hut, Dominos, MOD & Subway.

I wanted to give Kabab Factory a try.

Among Indian restaurants, I love 'Mantra' in Powai Plaza - absolutely lip smacking food. Have you tried it?
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It seems you are a foodie like me!

Till now, I have only been to Saffron Spice, Mantra, The Yellow Chili's, Red Olives and of course "junk" food joints like Pizza Hut, Dominos, MOD & Subway.

I wanted to give Kabab Factory a try.

Among Indian restaurants, I love 'Mantra' in Powai Plaza - absolutely lip smacking food. Have you tried it?
No , still to try it out.

btw - Utsav is pretty good for Indian too
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No , still to try it out.

btw - Utsav is pretty good for Indian too
Yes, since we stay nearby, if we order food at home, its always always from Utsav.

But do try out Mantra buddy if you prefer Indian cuisine. And tell me about it later!
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I wanted to give Kabab Factory a try.
I found Kabab factory a tad bit expensive.

Agree with NC on Mainland China. By far the best eatery inside Hiranandani.

Chillies has an awesome happy hour scheme. I guess from 4PM - 8PM. Nice spread of cocktails they have.
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It seems you are a foodie like me!

Till now, I have only been to Saffron Spice, Mantra, The Yellow Chili's, Red Olives and of course "junk" food joints like Pizza Hut, Dominos, MOD & Subway.

I wanted to give Kabab Factory a try.

Among Indian restaurants, I love 'Mantra' in Powai Plaza - absolutely lip smacking food. Have you tried it?
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No , still to try it out.

btw - Utsav is pretty good for Indian too
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Yes, since we stay nearby, if we order food at home, its always always from Utsav.

But do try out Mantra buddy if you prefer Indian cuisine. And tell me about it later!
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I found Kabab factory a tad bit expensive.

Agree with NC on Mainland China. By far the best eatery inside Hiranandani.

Chillies has an awesome happy hour scheme. I guess from 4PM - 8PM. Nice spread of cocktails they have.
Quite agree on Kabab Factory. I would prefer the Yellow Chillies more for quality and price also they have ChillyQ restaurant in YC which has package of unlimited platters of Kababs and Buffet meals included in about 500/pp I think.

Mainland China is good on decently authentic Chinese and our usual joint when in mood for pure Chinese.

Mantra, Utsav and Laxmi all are damn good on food, price, quantiy and belong to same "Utsav Group". If you want down to earth normal hotel for a quick stopover roadside, Laxmi serves delicious food from fast foods of Pav Bhaji etc to complete meals in decent time, quantity and price, it has been my regular joint long since graduation.

Yokos in galleria is another nice one I would suggest for Sizzlers alone.

Btw, K-3 has been doing good serving lip-smacking Indian fast food, muchies, snacks.
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Name/Location: Meluha - Hiranandani, Powai - 5 Star Business Ecotel Hotel in Powai, near Mumbai airport: Meluha The Fern

Average Cost:
Rs. 800/- (Buffet)

Food:
I went there after hearing good reviews from neighbours. But the food was strictly average. They had a good choice for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians but the food was too bland for my liking. It seemed to be prepared with "phoren people" in mind! Indians love spices and Meluha just did not cut in. Yes, there was a HUGE variety in desserts and it was simply lip smacking!

Service:
Excellent. Waiters were very well behaved, were helpful and courteous.

Ambience:
Again, simple superb. The restaurant was awesome and well laid out.

Conclusion:
I would not go there again. But that's just me. I like masala wala food! I would prefer having spicy chinese from the road side stall than the authentic Mainland China!

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Suncity inside SEEPZ:

Offer: Rs. 199 (incl taxes) for unlimited Buffet Lunch.
Food: Veg + Non-Veg
Items: 1 Soup (Veg), Salads, Starters (2 Veg & 2 Non-Veg), Assorted Roti's, 4 Vegetables (2 Veg & 2 Non) Rice, Dal, 1 Sweet & Ice Cream.

Place: Ground Floor & Roof-Top

Experience: Good Food, Value for Money. Amost same menu at Suncity in MIDC, Andheri costs Rs. 329 + Taxes. Try to avoid this place on Friday, as it is too crowded.

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Jignesh - where in SEEPZ it is located?
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@infotech58 - SEEPZ is in Andheri East SEEPZ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. but dont bother, it maybe easier to get inside Fort Knox

You will need someone from one of the offices of SEEPZ to make a visitors pass.
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@infotech58 - SEEPZ is in Andheri East SEEPZ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. but dont bother, it maybe easier to get inside Fort Knox

You will need someone from one of the offices of SEEPZ to make a visitors pass.
I think he is asking where *IN* Seepz is the hotel located - i.e. which building in SEEPZ.
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Jignesh - where in SEEPZ it is located?
It is near Gate No. 3.

Gate No. 3 is on JVLR.

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