37 Reviews / 37 Ratings
Late night, after booze party joint, spicy and tangy rolls...
You crib about how expensive its become, you crib about the quantity served, you crib about the peak hour attitude the servers give you ...but you still land up at these joints more often than not... that's Ayub's for you!!
Have been visiting this ever since it was a road side thela just a few meters down the road from where it's located now.
Sheekh kebab (chicken/mutton) rolls, chicken tikka rolls, boti kebab rolls, paneer burji, aloo, mushroom, baby corn rolls and many more all make for a great after beer and party meal...
The taste has surely changed a bit over the years but their chutneys' taste pretty much the same. I'm one of those whose cribbed about the rolls price points, its size, the chaos and sometimes the attitude of servers; but I must admit there is something about this place that keeps calling me specially after midnight ;)
It surely is a place to go at least once and then see how you go on from there.
Happy kebabing till then... cheers!!
No offence, but Seriously ??? !!!
Pathetic service. Food arrived after half an hour. And what was it that we ordered ? Just rolls. Seven bloody rolls. Ultimately the food arrived and was EXACTLY NOT what we ordered. Anyway, we had it anyway as we were starving at 1am. So what if the service is bad ????? And that's where we went wrong, A Chicken Tikka Roll at Ayub's is nothing but "Pick any damn Chicken Tikka from any damn random eatery, wrap it with a home made Chapati/Roti, put some Onions in it, and that's it, Ayub's Chicken Tikka Roll for Rs 120. Sincere opinion: Much better eateries are open at 1am in Mumbai.
Street Food ...Restaurant Prices...
Mumbai circa 1999.
College kid on pocket money, illegal driving license, Hyundai santro, cuffe and colaba girls, hungry... or just wanna hang out ?
Is it between 6pm to 3am?
Then head to Ayubs on cuffe parade....aloo , paneer, or mushroom roll, or on a plate maybe , occasionally babycorn, ranging from 20 to 35 rs. 2 rolls and are full.......and did I mention the cuffe girls...
Fast Forward to 2014.
Rich affluent Gujarati? Cool car....love to hangout with other cool affluent mainly eggetarian types, no later than 130 am thanks to the dead Mumbai night life?? Absolutely frustrated with the lack of good late night eats in south Mumbai....
Then Head to Ayubs.....100 +rs a roll, now you also have paneer burji, biryani, kathi rolls, the venerable baida roti.......4 rolls and youll still be wondering if you ate anything, after you wait nearly 15+ minutes per order at the least.
The taste maybe the same.....and the Baida Roti which is a somewhat new addition on the menu is die for......but ..
We paid about 600 for a 2 cold drinks a bottle of water and 4 eggetarian/ vegetarian items. It was only enough for an after dinner experience.
Value/VFM is what has always made street food special.
Thanks to the quantity and price this place is firmly in the pricing zone of restaurants.
So that's half the battle lost.
And add to that painfully slow service on most days,( blood boiling on weekends with a noticeable drop in food quality), narrow ugly bylanes, and food which is good, BUT only by street food standards.
That's the war lost right there.
Go only for the venerable baida roti, the spicy chutney, paneer mushroom roll, on a weekday just to see what the hype is all about.
Late night street food in SoBo = Ayub's & Bade Miyan
Sure enough, it is not uncommon to see the place engulfed by cars during late evenings right up the night, even post 1 am. Though they have a tiny sitting area within, people prefer to sit in their cars or stand outside and enjoy the food, as it can get pretty hot and stuffy inside due to the heat from the grills and barbecue.
I've been eating at Ayub's since the days when rolls used to start at Rs.50. Those were the simple Aloo Rolls and the Aloo Bhurji Roll. For some reason, I have always preferred Ayub's over Bade Miyan's since the very beginning. Not that they are more hygienic or more VFM. I guess it's just a matter of preference.
Their chicken rolls are really popular and so are their vegetarian options. Paneer is soft and are cooked in different styles, to suit every taste - spicy, extremely spicy, with veggies and so on. Kababs and other grill items are cooked to perfection.The menu offers two options of serving the same dish - either in a roll form or in a plate. I have always stuck to rolls but last week my curiosity got better of me and I decided to opt for a Paneer Bhurji Plate without confirming what it exactly is. To my disappointment, I was given two chapaatis in one plate and a plate full of Bhurji in another plate. Tastes were the same but not quite recommended as it can get a bit messy. Secondly, it didn't give the feel of having street food; infact I felt that I was eating normal roti sabji at home!
They have veg and non-veg dum biryani too, which I wish to try soon. Until then, happy late night hogging at Ayub's!!
Best Rolls and VFM
Ayubs located exactly behind Rhythm House, to my experience offers one of the best Rolls and Kababs in Mumbai. Happen to visit this place incidentally... as my once-upon-a-time-favorite place was completely crowded and we did not get a seat even after waiting for 30 mins... so we decided to give this place a try. And I am glad we did that. Paneer and Chicken kathi rolls offered here just melt into your mouth. I especially love their spicy and tangy chutneys which they offer with their rolls. They are much better in taste and much-less priced in comparison to Bade Miya. Just give it a shot whenever you visit Kala Ghoda
Post-Party Sober UP Solution
Exactly what my title says. Although, these rolls are quite delicious and I love the fact they are open late.. I always order one paneer and one aloo roll, and can devour these in 5 minutes! However, for those not used to spice... be very careful. Last time I had these, I loved them but they definitely were super Spicy!! I have a high spice tolerance, and I downed 2 bottles of water. (Well, at least this helped me consume more water, start sobering up, and woke up the next without a hangover!)
No Value For Money
For all the late night Foodies
its the ideal place for Us.
The rolls and the platters are awesome in taste.
But the only Problem is the service During weekends
There is a hell lot of rush and you have to wait for a long time.
Weekends noo !!
The quality just drops down on weekends don't know why !
And lately they have increased their prices
It is reasonable but if you see the quantity of the platter and the price charged it s useless paying so much.
The prices are increasing and the quantity is just being going down .
No doubt the taste is good but,
NOT VALUE FOR MONEY
Late Night Hunger Pangs
Driving around in town after a movie and feel like a quick snack? Ayubs is your place to go. Tucked away in the lane next to Rhythm House (go past the magnificient blue Jewish Synagogue), the are front of the restaurant will be crowded with numerous cars - from BMW's to Marutis with folks standing around chatting and eating on the bonnets of their vehicles. While most people go for the rolls, including the surprisingly large number of paneer eating Gujarati's for me, the best dishes have always been the Chicken Bhuna and the Baida Roti. The Bhuna is served with two rotis on the side and is a meal for two. Highly preferred to the way over rated Bagdhadi,this place remains an all time favorite for Mumbai's late night hunger pangs.
late night kebabs!
people craving for excellent kebabs and rolls, this is gotta be that place. mouth watering and bitesome meat is what this place serves. along with amazing kebabs, it doesnt leave the vegeterians disappointed. paneer roll and tandoori alu roll are a choice too. surely this place wouldnt keep you away from over-eating. the chutney they serve is extremely fresh and gives a real taste of pudina :) a must go after a drive or a party. cheers!
Never been disappointed
If you have cravings for honest, succulent kebab rolls, this is the place to head to. Do not expect frills nor fancy, you may have to eat in your car or on the road, but do expect freshly made and beautifully spiced kebab rolls. A personal favorite of mine is the Boti Kebab roll, the meat is always tender and the marinade seems perfect. You may need 2 rolls to fully satisfy you since they aren't big. For the vegetarians, the paneer roll is literally "melt in your mouth". The waiters are attentive.Definitely recommend this place.
Mid Night Kebab Rolls
One of my favorite place's in Mumbai for having a quick Kebab Roll. Its a very small joint, but they serve tasty chicken and mutton kebabs rolls and it's not expensive. A meal for 2 would be around 350. The service is quick, and a very good place for having Kebab rolls with friends.
Chicken tikka roll rocks
Lovely to drive from worli to kala ghoda to visit Ayubs
The chicken roll & mutton rolls are delicious.
Even the paneer , aloo & mushroom rolls are great
The biryani served on weekends is very well made
Coke ke saath all of it tastes even better
Service is quick. Don't expect super hospitality here friends
Have to visit once a month
My favorite hangout for a quick bite
My first experience at this place was not the most pleasant when I visited here some 2 years back for the first time. Back then, they had taken 45 minutes to serve me my order of a chicken tikka roll. However, their service since then has gotten muchhhhhh better. Their food has always been awesome - top of the line. I would say if you're in the mood for a quick bite before you head to the bars for binging or have just come out of the bars post-binging, do go to this place. You will not regret.
'The' best rolls..!
This is the place to go with friends on a Sat late night and have really yummy veg/non-veg rolls. Limited varieties but all options are equally tasty! Veggies can definitely try paneer/aloo rolls. No sitting place; service is quick. Place is lively till late night esp till1 or so on Sat nights. Overall a very good place and worth going for all roll lovers..!
bade miyan toh bade miyaan ayub's subhan allah....
it will be difficult to find this place in the hidden streets of fort... its not very famous among the non vegies . jus coz of its location and thats the reason bade miyaan gained much more popularity ... but when it comes to food .. its better than any where else .. its a small place which serves delicious rolls,chicken baida roll was yummy ..its a place for late night hoggers ..the waiters are very well spoken .. sittin inside would become a bit more congested but if u have your vehicle eatin outside is fun ..
During college days bade miyan and ayub's were the ideal places to have kebabs along with beer but sadly the prices have more than doubled and quantity has reduced half the size.Nothing much you can expect from this kind of street food.You can try their biryanis which are served only on saturdays and sundays but they get over really fast.
Over rated and Not Value for Money
Had heard a lot about this place.
The rolls are priced at Rs. 85 and above, but considering the size of the rolls thats an awful lit to charge.
The rolls were spicy and the taste of the filling cudnt be tasted at all.
Tiny & expensive, over hyped rolls.. Nothn great, not worth going back.
Makes Tibbs look better & value for money.
Forget the hype - enjoy the food
Last week thought of trying out this place since we had heard a lot about Ayubs. Over 2 consecutive days we ate a mix of chicken tikka roll, chicken reshmi roll, mutton sheekh roll, mutton boti roll, mutton bhuna and gurda fry. All served hot and quick, propped up on the car boot. The rolls were very good, but I think the mutton ones were too spicy, so missed the taste of the meat. All rolls are around Rs. 80-90 while the gurda and bheja dishes are around Rs. 115. If you go in early by around 9.00 pm, service is quick and you get parking space easy.
Time matters :(
Alright so I tried Ayub's for the first time some 5 weeks back. Since then I have visited them 4 times and each time, they took more than 40 minutes to give me 1 CHICKEN TIKKA ROLL. And every time they said "aaj log bohot hain". Well let me tell you, they lied on my face and they screwed up on their delivery. Also, the long wait has made me start to hate their rolls and I don't think I'm going there ever again. It's not like they have mind blowing rolls that I can give it 40 minutes of my post office evenings.
For a quick bite!
Good for rolls and some of them are decently fine too. But definitely not something I would go ga-ga over. The Paneer roll and Kabab roll is nice and spicy & the Aloo roll is good for those who prefer milder tastes (good though). Yet to try the Paneer Bhurji of which I've heard a lot and other veg stuff other than rolls. But till then, I maintain my stand that Ayubs is a good place but only if you are on the move!
Umm..!! Whats the big deal about this place
A nice place to hang out with your gang..
When we visited it started raining to we were confined into our car..
Parking is a problem...
As far as the food goes.. There is nothing great about the rolls...
Loved the paneer tikka.. Me being a paneer lover the place worth going for once..
Ayubs has been a favourite midnight or after-partying food spot in South Mumbai. People often throng to Ayubs after a tiring day of work or a weekend night party. Ayubs caters to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian customers. The speciality at Ayubs are their ROLLS. For vegetarians, I strongly recommend the PANEER ROLL (spicy!) and the PANEER BHURJI WITH ROTI. The food is slightly over-priced compared to other such joints in the city but Ayubs is a place that is justified in whatever price they charge for their food.
Seriously, I do not understand what the hype is all about. This is a hole in the wall place that sells a decent and limited fare. We had the paneer roll and the kabab roll which were fairly decent. I agree with one of the other reviews which said that this is a nice place to go after parties late at night etc or when you are roaming around in the city at night and have a hunger pang. Not recommended if you are going all the way just for eating here.
Good, but not deserving of the hype
This place has a very odd location, but word of mouth and the hype about this place has let it run from such a place as well. The taste is good, especially for those who like spicy food. The portion sizes though are quite small. The service is not the fastest of the lot. I tried the mutton bhuna roll, but the mutton was a little tough. Chicken as expected was nice and tender and the tawa chicken roll I tried was really nice, especially because of the egg paratha they wrap it in.
Apart from the small portion size the food was good. Hype meeting expectations is something of prime importance for such places. Bade Miyan behind taj and Karims at Old Delhi have been able to meet this expectations. Ayubs just fell a little short.
For Late Nights After Party
Its hard to find this place unless you know where it is. Its a small hole in the wall establishment. Its a great place to go for after party hunger pangs and I prefer it Bade Miyas for the veg rolls atleast. Its better to order in the car otherwise they have enough space for atleast 10 people to stand and eat inside.
In veg they have paneer, aloo and baby corn and you can mix these as you like. The rolls are decent but could be better. Sometimes there is soo much masala that all you can taste is that. The quantity is also a bit smaller than most places.
Damages: Not expensive Rs 650 ish for 11 veg and 1 non veg roll plus 3 Sprites.
Would defi go back for late night snack but otherwise still looking for someplace that makes heavenly rolls.
this place is just across my office..but then again their timings( 6.30 PM-2 AM) clash with my office timings :-(
as some one mentioned earlier-bhuna roll@75/- is my favorite .Sometimes it gets a bit too spicy/ salty, but thats why they have thumbs-up :-) . The place is fairly crowded even at 2 in the night
Nice Rolls.Gr8 Taste.Less Qnty
Ayubs is fav and will be fav.But only one thing i dont like is that the qnty of rolls are too small.It's just they are enjoyin the roylaty in their brand name.The service man disappears after taking order and comes after 30 mins or takes his own time.I think 35 bucks for a roll is not expensive though but the qnty is really a question mark for me.Still i would rate 4 stars only for taste.Or i think rolls served at worli sea-face are much better in both ways.Have a try once.But you will experience what i have written.
My fave joint when I just wanna snack and dont have time for the fancy restaurants. Sort of a driveway, its very easy to miss the place cos its located in the by- lane of Rhythm House..
I just love the chicken-tikka rolls, a tad spicy, but delicious nevertheless...they could improve the menu though..cos only 2 veg & 2 non-veg rolls were available the last time I visited this eatery....
A must visit for the late-nighters!! very VFM!!