4 Reviews / 4 Ratings
Twisted Misleading Reviews ...
We wanted to try out a new seafood joint in Mumbai having enjoyed at most of the known places (and some really bad ones too). While in Khar, a search on Burrp showed Twisted Fish close to where we were and we dropped in reading the 3x 5* rating. The restaurant is walking distance from Khar Station, part of Uniworld hotel. The whole place was empty but nicely done up
can be ignored for a new restaurant. The staff was very friendly
with a special touch that every restaurant should follow giving a coloring book and colors to my 4 yr old to keep her busy ? A promise of a reward at the end of it was enough to keep her motivated throughout that was kept in form of a Cadbury Chocolate bar.
The décor was nice , with bamboo mats. The menu card came inside a lovely case as well
We ordered tandoori Pomfret as starter along with Rawa fried Prawns and Kingfisher Draught beer to go with it . The service took ages the beer was quite flat and Pomfret bland. The prawns were excellent, the only saving grace in the whole dining experience. For mains, we ordered Pomfret Gassi and Rawas Goan curry. The former was very average, lacking the flavor thats so much its calling sign in every other restaurant. The Goan curry was a disaster made in coconut oil !!! There was no warning and the first bite I took made my throw up (ok, I have a problem with this oil but it should be clearly mentioned). We returned the whole dish but the experience stayed throughout and we could not wait to get out. The manager was nice enough to apologize for the same and did not charge us - which was a sweet gesture.
The whole experience was quite bad sad food and very expensive. The regular Pomfret was really small and at 650 bucks, daylight robbery. The neer dosas, really small - at 30 bucks EACH was again the same.
The only points they got is for their friendly staff the food is best avoided as there are dime a dozen fantastic options nearby. Sad that a place like this could not do a better job
The reviews are misleading and this place is definitely not close to even Jai Hinds of the Mumbai, forget Mahesh or Gajalee. Please avoid
Not twisted enough
If youre expecting whacky seafood, hold on. burrp! discovers the most twisted thing about this eatery is the menu.
Dont let the name and the twisted logo confuse you. This ones not a fancy, high end eatery. Twisted Fish is your friendly, neighbourhood restaurant where you hop into with your family for a relaxed Sunday meal. Since the restaurant serves Konkan and Mangalorean food, this meal could easily be followed by a quick nap on a Sunday. We think Sundays are all about sleeping arent they? But the thought of food makes us happy any time of the day, so we made our way there straight after work.
The restaurant is located a hop, skip and jump away from Khar Road station. While this day old restaurant was empty when we visited, we grabbed the opportunity to chat with the Managing Director and co-owner Varun Salian. As Mangaloreans, both brothers who co-own the restaurant focus on Indian coastal food with smattering of North Indian and Chinese thrown in to cater to a wider audience. The décor is a cross between fine-dining and a low key Gomantak restaurant. So, while the food is served in steel plates they also have place settings at the table.
The already confusing décor got a little more confusing, when spotted an empty wine rack, which we were told will soon have Indian wines on display. If that doesnt confuse you enough, the owners also plan to set up a live dosa counter.
The menu that we were presented were similar to your everyday restaurant and bar establishments; laminated, spiral-bound pages with a limited selection of dishes. Seeing our astonished faces, Varun promptly informed us that these were temporary menus. Elaborate menus were still being designed. Tisk tisk! We couldnt help wondering if a complete menu was too much to hope for from a new restaurant?
We started with ordering a Mojito, Butter garlic prawns (Rs 400) and Paneer Jaipuri tikki (Rs 190). These prawns were beautifully marinated in garlic, crisp on the outside and fleshy, soft and well cooked on the inside. Despite being seafood lovers the Jaipuri paneer tikki gets thumbs up from us. The crispy paneer and mixed vegetable patties were made crispier with a coating of fried papad bits.
For the main course, co-owner Varun highly recommended the neer dosa (Rs 30). We picked the Meen Pulimunchi (Rs 240) and Chicken Gassi (Rs190) to go with it. The fish was tangy, heavily spiced and paired well with the soft neer dosas, which justify a special mention. While the gassi was also delicious with a subtle coconut flavour, the chicken was a little undercooked.
Known for its digestive properties and zesty flavour, we craved a glass of Sol kadi to complete our meal. Were keeping our fingers crossed that it will be added to the final menu.
The well-meaning staff at Twisted Fish was attentive, but hovered too close while we dined; a tad annoying after a while. They could also use a few lessons on pronouncing the names on the menu; Chicken gassi was repeatedly referred to as chicken jassi.
In our opinion, this eatery is suffering from a bit of an identity crisis. A little work and we think Twisted Fish has potential to be the next new destination for coastal food lovers in Mumbai. Until then, well stick to Saibini or Highway Gomantak.
Must Try: Neer dosa
Price for two: Rs 1200+taxes (without alcohol)
Ahoy! Seafood lovers of Bandra ! Its Twisted Fish
The newest Restaurant in Khar Bandra is a delight for Sea- foodies.
Its coastal Fish ala Mahesh Lunch Home or Gajalee or Trishna.
We enjoyed the food . And it was very reasonable too.
Its going to be my favorite haunt from now on.
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