True to its name which means a stone castle, Shiro, at Mumbai, has three gigantic stone statues, a very impressive high ceiling, stone clad walls and flowing water bodies. Two attentive bouncers and a smiling hostess let you in after a security check to a huge hall. You soak in the huge bar area with a DJ console next to it and smart use of the color, red. Space is not an issue at Shiro, with a lounge area, dance area near the bar, three party rooms and a private dining area, one level above. Stone imagery is abundant and so are beautifully dressed people.
What you get- The impressive drinks menu boasts of premium domestic and international liquors, wines, vodka and wine based cocktails, margaritas and signature drinks like Apple Martini, Fig mojito and more. As the crowd started trickling in, we settled back on the comfortable chairs, with mojitos in our hands, in the private dining area equipped with a bar and a live cooking station. Tangy and refreshing, the mojitos were well made with generous amount of mint leaves.
Shiros food menu includes a range of Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai cuisines. Relish a huge choice of dim sums, sushi, and stir fried delicacies for starters and variety of noodles and rice for the main course. We started with the must for every Japanese meal- Miso soup. The light and clear soup had silken tofu and thinly sliced mushrooms. For starters; we ordered the highly recommended Mahtani chicken. Named after one of the owners, its a melange of succulent chicken and select green vegetables in spicy Korean flavours. The main course consisting of was udon noodles, the thickest variety of noodles; stir fried with tofu and chicken in a spicy sauce was delectable. We tried Mississippi mud slide for dessert. The classic chocolate mud pie arrived generously topped with a rich chocolate sauce and was devoured almost instantly!
Verdict- Comparable to best night spots of the world, Shiro maintains its touch of Indian elegance in small details like use of bright organza fabric in the lounge beds, Indian curios and a lotus pond. Chinese, Japanese and Balinese elements intermingle to form a relaxed Asian feel. Vegetarians can relish a choice of over twenty vegetarian dishes. Friday nights are reserved for best of retro music and Saturday night the resident Dj spins hip hop, house and popular music. All in all, Shiro continues to spice up the Mumbai nightlife with its trendy and upscale menu, gigantic space and good music. Valet parking is available,
What you pay for a meal for two Rs. 3000/-