28 Reviews / 30 Ratings
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I often visit this place ,love to have chole bhature here and glass of lassi. I visit this place specially for tangy chutney Sometime i used to have pav and chutney, It's really yummy... :) It opens very early in morning... Staff is very kind .Prices are reasonable .You Get "garma garam" breakfast.
Good Cheap Food.. Classic
Well this is kinda those yesteryear food joint, no frills ..
very Good samosas with pav( if you like it that way), and sweet butter milk ( mheeta chaas)
chole puri is quite good...
Lassi too is nice.
all in all its a place to satisfy your hunger , don't mind the ambiance because there isn't any..
Service can't complain..
To the rescue !
Have been going here as a kid and the taste is still the same and we see the owner himself at the cash counter. Good for limited budget and a decent brunch.
My favourites are the Chole puri , pattice and butter milk, Also the pulav and dal pakwaan is good,
Ideal for a Sunday morning Sindhi breakfast .
Wont cost you more than Rs, 100 for these 3 items and for a change try drinking butter milk from beer bottles !!!
Standing there for over 5 decades, this place has been the all day diner for the locals, people in transit, celebs from RK Studios or people like me who pay homage once a month at-least. Located in Chembur camp, this place is by aesthetics and visible hygiene is surely avoidable but if you can manage to look beyond, it is food which will draw you there. Vig is known for its Dal Pakwan , the most amazing chole in Mumbai as some Punjabis would swear by and Pattice (Aloo tikki).
I ordered a Dal Pakwan, a Sindhi breakfast speciality, essentially spiced Chana dal (Split Bengal Gram) and Hard yet crisp flatbread made of refined flour. Our dal came topped with some Pickle which made it piquant and different. I polished it off in no time and tried my best but could not finish the Pakwan as it proved to be very heavy. In no time came the Pattice chole, two pieces of heart-shaped aloo tikkis stuffed with chana dal Shallow fried to a gold brown colour and served with mildly spiced chole (chickpeas) topped with sliced onions and green chutney. I was slightly high on food with both these dishes, but it was time to get sloshed with a pint full of lassi and I did just that.
Its not the same anymore...
I have been a regular visitor of Vig Refreshments more than 8 years now, there was a time when people (includes my friends also) used to travel from vashi on the sunday morning to eat dal pakwan and chole bhature. It was one of favourite joints in camp, but my recent visit that is yesterday has disappointed me. The main item Chole is not the same anymore. We tried kulcha, chole bhature, pattice and lassi. Only Pattice and lassi was the same as it used to taste and it was really good but the chole bhature and Kulcha was a big disappointment, to be honest it was bad. Daal pakwan was not available i hope it would taste the same. paying 54 rs for bhature and kulcha was not at all worth for extrra chole he ll charge you 20rs. They have increased the rates but a good suggestion for the owners to renovate the place. if you re first timers make sure you eat pattice and dal pakwan and then plan your second visit. For me i ll definitely prefer Gurukrupa in sion after the major disappointment.
punjabi style breakfast
first let me say that not evry one can make punjabi style chole-bhature. and when I went there I was doubtfull at first but then I really loved the bhature. other deligts of this place are lassi and dal pakwan. the place is overly crowed in morning and evening especially on sunday!
Good North Indian Food!!!
The small eatery has delicious North Indian cuisine, with some notable dishes being the dal pakwan and chole pattice, among several others. Regulers also opt for lassi which is served in a big copper glass & topped with a thick layer of malai. A meal for two will cost you around Rs.200
Well, on this Sunday morning 30 Sep'12 - I thaught of trying real punjabi chole bhature in Chemur Camp. As from Delhi, i heard a lot of Jhama Sweets in Chembur Camp so drove there but found -NO Chole Bhature @ 10am on Sunday which left me disappointing.
I had heard of Vigs (which is 100 m near to Jhama) Chole bhature and saw this crowded packed place which looked little unhygenic and tidy.
However could manage to get Vig's Chole BhatureI (44/-) and Pakvan-Daal (30/-). With no doubt I can say Dal Pakvaan was more tastier than Vig's Chole Bhature.
I have a suggestion- there is a sweets shop called SATTU's which is in the same lane and between Vigs and Jhamma. Belive me Sattu's Chole Bhature (40/-) was much tasty , nice and authentic as compared to Vigs.
So guys if u heading for Vig's Chole Bhature- do try Sattu's Chole Bhature and u wd stop visiting Vig's...
Tasty unhygienic food
If you have lived at chembur, then its highly unlikely that you wouldnt have visited Vig Refreshment.
Since any years I have visited this place. But have sat inside seldom. I believe in taking away food from Vig and eat at home. The reason is because the place has zero ambience, the seats are like udipi style eatery seats. The place doesnt look good. The menu is just fine for supper or breakfast.
But the food is simply yummy, I am sure that their hygiene is low but somehow I just love the food, be it lasii, chhole bhature, pattis chhola, dal pakwan. One of the best places to take-away food.
If you are in Chembur Camp and are looking for delicious food that doesn't hurt your pocket much then Vig is the place to visit. I say, take your food with you and eat it at your home/office. Avoid sitting inside that fast food shoop.
good food overall
Have been eating here since I was in school the Pattice chole still tastes the same like it used to before no change of taste that's why most of the local residents prefer going here the lassi double paani in the big glass is superb.. Rates are good and very affordable too.overall a great eating place for a good heavy breakfast..happy eating :)
Easy if you're easy going
Yes, the title doesn't match my rating. The bhatura here is the best I've ever had (and I've had plenty, being from Delhi), but the chhole, though nice, doesn't match the sublime perfection of the bhatura. Rider: reviewing chhole is dicey, because every region in India has a different way of preparing it, and perhaps I'm seeking a Delhi flavour, which isn't practical.
As for the place... it's small, efficient, no-nonsense, reasonably clean for a hole in the wall sort of joint and perfectly comfortable for me to sit there and eat alone, a single woman, without being checked out, at least overtly. I like such subtle places, where people (read men) know to leave you alone.
If you're the sort that cares about calorific value then of course, you're looking at wrong place- they serve Puri/bhatura and chhole, dal pakwan and rolls, so forget it!
And if you care about what's settling on your food, forget it too. The bhaturas are laid out in beautiful piles on the counter which is practically on the road, a narrow, bustly Chembur street bursting with people and potholes, trucks and buses, and all the stuff that these things emit must be all over the bhaturas.
But listen, I ate, burrped, and am happy. :-)
And yes, a meal at 35 bucks; go for it, ye hungry souls!!
best chole bhature in town
Every Vivekananda College student, every Chembur camp resident and almost every sindhi foodie will readily vouch for this place as one of the best places to eat chole bhature and chole pulav. The place takes one to narrow delhi streets where huge cauldrons fire away with hot oil and bahutre bobing up and down and the delectable smell of pindi chole caging the entire place. A meal in under 40 bucks, this pace is a steal.
Verdict: Must try for every fried food junkie. Avoid if you are overtly conscious of hygiene and comfortable seating. Coz this is street food at its best!
iv eaten here numerous times, but can never get over the taste.. beautifully flavoured, perfectly cooked, amazingly yum.. no gimmicks at al.. its consistent too..
even the ambience is consistent- lol! the decor is the same from the time india gained its independance i gues! :D
its by the street, smal, cramped, rundown condition, dingy, etc etc..
but to a hardened mumbaikar who's eaten street food and immunised their stomach, it shud hardly matter!
the chole-puris, the dal pakwaan, everything- to die for! very authentic taste.. MUST TRY!
just concentrate on the food.. its hardly going to b a task bcz u forget everything wen u put tat morsel in ur mouth...!
Mouth watering.... Yummy
If food is religion, Vig must be a pilgrimage. Amazing Sindhi and Punjabi food. Great place. Highly recommended to people who love authentic north indian food, without counting on calorie intake.
I have been here at least 10 times in last 6 months. And I am dying for more visits.
good taste but its unhygenic
the food is very tasty but its very unhygenic coz der is one building near by vig were v play cricket nd sometimes the ball falls in chole nd they take out that ball frm dat chole nd return it to us the same ball which sometimes goes in gutar also as the chole pan is kept open der... nd many mouses running near by dat chole pan its just to aware u all...
Visited Vig yesterday for brunch. Delicious is the first word comes to mind when I think about the place.
The ambience is downmarket. Don't expect much in terms of comfort either.
But the food is amazing. The kulchas were hot off the tawa and filled with the most well prepared stuffings (paneer, onions, cabbage, potatoes, etc) and topped with a dollop of white butter. Chole was just right - not too spicy or oily and there was a piece of pachranga pickle in it to give it a zing.
Thumbs up to the masala puri and pattice as well.
Next time - daal pakwaan
Awesome daal pakwaan
They make the tastiest Daal Pakwaan in town (sindhi delicacy). I like it even better than some of the specialty restaurants in Khar. They start business at about 7AM which is great if you're a nocturnal creature like I am.
They also do Chole Bhature, Samosas etc. And a rice/pulav with dal spread on it for lunch. I'm not a fan of these items here, they're way too oily for my taste.
The daal pakwaan is awesome, do try if you're in the area.
Ambiance is very realistic. There is no air conditioning and it can get crowded after about 9AM. Service is fast enough.
The lassis are also divine. 3x thicker than smoothies. I recommend the Mango lassi.
wah kya khana hai!
Vig is a Dabha type snack restaurant situated at chembur camp, famous for its Indian nashtas, typically made in a village style. Every morning youll find people eating the most well known dish called Dal Pakwani for Rs.36. I would ask every mumbaikar to taste this dish. The authenticity of this dish is unique at Vig. The hard & crispy puri along with 2-3 varieties of dal mixed together and a little pickle dropped over the hot-steaming dal along with a glass full of chilled Chaas with chaat masala sprinkled on top is what makes a perfect breakfast at Vig.
Mast 'Naashtaa'...fattening !!!
Gr8 place for foodies...(only people who don't care about calorie intake). I have been a regular (at least once in 15 days) for the last 10 years. Normally frequented by me with my brothers or my dad...Their menu offerings have improved over the years !!!
Kulchas, Chola Bhatura, Puri, Dal Pakwan, Aloo Tikki (Pattice), Samosa, Tava Pulao, Lassi (Mango, Rose, etc.), etc...etc.
This place is cheap and the food is spicy and oily but it's too tempting and tasty !!!
Must visit for all chemburkars who have a liking for good (heavy) breakfast !!!
I was frequent visitor to this place in the past....during 90's And then my friend from Chembur and I got seriously busy in raising the family..hence given up travelling from Mulund.
Recently, I have been taking my family to various restaurants and joints where I used to visit (and also where it is safe and decent to take family). Eating with family offers you to try variety of food (it's very much affordable to do it here)
They offer the best daal-pakwan that I have tried. Chhole-bhature is also good but I have seen that their chhole has deteriorated over the years...it has become hot with spices which is deride from the Sindhi origin...Gurukripa at Sion has maintained the taste although their chhole has become more watery now...oh.commercialisation !
You get good variety of parathas and kulchas,( I remember that I used to eat better paraths/kulchas in very small joints in and around Sindhi Colony....but here you can get good stuff at one place). Try their sheera also.And don't forget to end your journey with lassi.
Remember that this food is very heavy...made in dalda,...vanaspati ghee...you need faster metabolism to digest it.
Perfect Breakfast Prograam!
I have been wanting to write a review on this place for a long time now. It's my perfect Sunday Breakfast spot, the stuff here is so fresh and tasty, its just unbeliveable. Punjabi's & Sindhi's would surely know the difference - the Chole-Bature served in any of the regular restaurants V/S Vig which is a class apart. This is authentic stuff baby! The BEST part is the khatta (sour) masala that they sprinkle on the Kulcha's and the Chole, that IS totally the formula of good tasting north-indian snacks!
The Dal-Pakwaan is one of my favorite dishes here. Unfortunately, it never sees the light of the afternoon since its totally sold out during breakfast hours. Another feature worth mentioning is the 10 inch long steel glasses in which they serve chaas, Absolute Beauty! Its like a ticket to Punjab!
Everything here tastes heavenly and at a super reasonable price. Here's what we ordered the last time i visited.
1 Onion Kulcha
1 Aloo Kulcha
3 Chole Bature
1 Dal Pakwaan
Total Rs 192
Insist on dropping by this place if you ever drop by in Chembur!
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