7 Reviews / 7 Ratings
They need cleanliness checks!!!!!
Pritam has been a popular restaurant since time immemorial in Dadar! However, the first time i visited its open space arena I saw RATS running around which totally killed my appetite. Thankfully I had finished most of my meal there. The mughlai cuisine is tasty however, a tad bit overpriced for the value. The masala papad is a must have!
Great North Indian food in Bombay.
Most people dont know that this air-conditioned restaurant is not the same as their open air Pritam Da Dhaba. They are in fact two different restaurants serving different food.
Yesterday visited this place again. Have been going there since i was a kid in school with my Parents. They said they used to visit this place during their courtship days. Had gone to the Dhaba a fortnight ago and wanted to go there but the place was packed and the wait would have to be over an hour so i settled in the air conditioned Pritam Restaurant.
I asked if i could get the Dhaba food served to me in the restaurant and the captain said that would not be a problem. So i was bought a dhaba menu in the form of a paper table mat on which the Dhaba menu was printed. This is what they place on the tables of the Dhaba and which serves as a menu cum table mat. Nice!! I was told that the Dhaba menu is very limited that's why they have no issues to serve patrons seated outside the food from this restaurant's kitchen and vice versa. So i ordered what one should order in a Punjabi restaurant. Mah di Dal (Mah is the name for Black Udad dal and does not mean mother's dal as i thought it meant), Rada Meat, Chicken Makhanwalla (kids wont eat anywhere without this) Palak Paneer and Baingan Bharta (for out veggie friends). For starters Paneer Tikka, Murg makhmali chops and Karari Roti (A crisp spiced version of a large rumali roti made crisp, like a large papad). everything was bang on. The Dal and Butter chicken are the finest i have tasted. Every other table had Karari roti on it
Paneer was meltingly soft, so much so that we ordered another portion which came quickly. They were out of Sarson da Sag my favourite here.
A little taken aback by the choice of vegetables by my friends, i found that the Palak and Baingan bharta was one of the finest. The bharta had a smoked flavour and was awesome. The palak was a vibrant green almost making me ask the captain if there was no colour added.
One surprise item which my friend ordered was the chicken chilly dry with Roomali roti. I thought he had gone mad. It is not even mentioned in the menu but they do make an Indianized version of this Chinese origin along with some two three other chinese dishes and a couple of soups because their clients wanted them to. They do not mention this on their menu as it would confuse the guest as they are a specialty North Indian restaurant.which goes great when eaten with roomali roti. In fact you should try it, its a great combination, just dont try the same at Golden Dragon.
We ate all this with Laccha paratha and choora paratha(crushed crisp paratha with lots of butter One can eat this as a starter)
and roomali roti
We had Veg dum biryani, quite good and flavourful and finished with a Falooda (a must try) and a Thandai (superb) and a caramel custard and Gulab Jamun (both very good)
All in all a good meal once again, well priced compared to most other Indian restaurants. This place has retained its quality, which is evident from the fact that Pritam is my parent;s first choice and still want to eat here after so many years. Im basically happy i can get food from the Dhaba in Air-conditioned comfort and vice versa, whenever i want, without having t plead with the staff.
Whatever these guys are doing, they know their food. Keep it up guys.
Decent Indian Food
This restaurant is what separates the world outside from Pritam Da Dhaba. I reckon the food served is from the same kitchen. The ambiance is above average and the food tastes quite well, I must say.
The service is a bit groggy, with the waiters bringing out the wrong dishes to out table twice! But this can be compensated by spotting a Dadar resident celebrity here and there, like Dhanraj Pillai, whom we saw this time.
We ordered a Murg Massalam (Rs 240) and Kasai vegetables (Rs 250) along with tandoori rotis (Rs 30 each).
Overall, we were satisfied with the place and wouldn't mind visiting it again sometime in the future.