57 Reviews / 58 Ratings
The popularity of the food and that of the place is seen by the long wait outside it. No frills, small place. Very clean and minimalistic . Award winner many times for coastal food. The food over here is simple and very low on spices. The taste is actually of the coastal food. You can actually feel the tenderness and every different taste roll on your tongue. The welcome drink is so yummy and teases you for more . I suggest going in for the sea food thali of your choice to get the taste of everything. And the sol kadi is must. The service is prompt, the food amazing, the owner is very helpful and always suggests according to your taste. I am definitely going back.
Fresh Fish Re-defined ( love u FCR )
What to say about this restaurant - I can write on n on n on about this joint.
Most of all Fresh Fish is the USP of this restaurant. It is owned by the person who
has created his own name in MARATHI THEATRE. I hv seen many Marathi celebrities having food here it's like there regular restaurant. I remember somewhere in 2010 when I came here, there was no waiting at all but now come on any odd day you tend to see some or other waiting ( even on thurs ) .... My god this restaurant has its own class. Their regular customers will but will never dine at any other restaurant ...
Being Saraswat mom n ckp dad ... I say this restaurant fish curry rice is a blessing to pune ... U can never go never go wrong with any receipt here..
Finger licking Fish
It's Fresh Fish Curry Rice rather Fish Curry Rice
I got to know this restaurant by one of by office frd ... But never felt like giving a try
Few months before when I read that thy got TIMES FOOD AWARD FOR BEST COASTAL FOOD 2013 ( consecutive 2 year '12 & '13 ) ... I told my wife " we should go to this restro once" but in a week when I saw thy got an TIMES NOW BEST LOCAL FOOD WEST 2013 ( all over India ) that tym I made a decision come what may lets go ... It was a SUNDAY. There was so much waiting outside , some one said allways there is this amount of waiting.
But after 30 mins we got a table , but ya it was worth waiting
Fish is so damn fresh . I never had in Konkan nor in Goa
The amount of variety they serve ... Hats off ( more than 10 variety of curry they gave to taste)
But few thgs keep in mind before going - there Is no place for parking in day tym .. Nyt I thk v cn park anywhere. Some tyms be ready to share the table .. And pls pls call before u go. So that u reserve a table.
It is said in Marathi " Athiti Devo Bhava " as this Restaurant deserve many many awards .... God Bless
The fish served is always very fresh, The Solkadhi served here too good.So overall an excellent experience in terms of satisfaction and taste. I would definitely recommend this place to seafood lovers.The prawns fry, stuffed Pomphret, Fish Pedhavan are some awesome varieties served here. Sandesh Bhat has taken this Hotel to a Great Level and has set a Bench mark for others.
The fish served is always very fresh, The Solkadhi served here too good.So overall an excellent experience in terms of satisfaction and taste. I would definitely recommend this place to seafood lovers.The prawns fry, stuffed Pomphret, Fish Pedhavan are some awesome varieties served here. Sandesh Bhat has taken this Hotel to a Great Level and has set a Bench mark for others
fresh coastal seafood - it has to be FCR
We were introduced to it by family friends and have been hooked to it since then. Its one place that you get the freshest of fish. My personal favorites are pomfret pedhavan and prawn curry, both are amazing. The USP of this place is the fresh fish, excellent preparation and the personal attention of the father son duo owners Mr.Sudhir Bhatt and Mr.Sandesh Bhatt. I would rate it 5 on all counts ..quality, service, hygiene. One place I have recommended over and over again and will continue to do so. Pls visit and enjoy the experience..
Best Sea Food in Pune
I went to Fish Curry Rice on a sunny afternoon, tired from a long journey from Mumbai. Being a Mumbaikar my expectations of seafood were quite high. The food served at Fish Curry Rice surpassed these expectations. It was just the delicious kind of grub I needed at that moment. I left the place after eating for nearly 2 and a half to 3 hours because once you order one thing you just feel like ordering the next one. I left with a full stomach, smile on my face and the tastes of delicious food tingling on my tongue. A 5 Star recomendation to all the sea food lover in or travelling to Pune. You can't miss this one. :D
One of the most authentic sea food restaurant
Went with a friends for just a foody night out. We ordered fresh pomfret to start. The waiter put the order in wrong so I got one extra, happy mistake;) it was really good. Super fresh. Then had complimentary solkadhi thanks to sandesh. I had the prawns rice. loved the service... esp. when it came to quantity.... believe me my mom is south indian but i was never fond of sea food at all.... now i never eat non veg. other than fish. i cannot forget this place for awsome shimpla and steamed pomfret with biiiiiiiig real big surmai.
Excellent veg food too!
Its excellent place for veterinarian food. I was surprise by the variety of veg food and its authenticity. Seafood specialist restaurant have so much to offer for veg-food lovers too! Important thing to me is the preparation of veg food is differently made(using different preparation material and area) which one can see through the kitchen, which looks very clean and hygienic. which i think is point to be concern to all veterinarian foodies.
I am now in Canada n had fantastic experience in "Fish Curry Rice". Miss that food now. Surely frequent visits to the restaurant are sure when i will be back.
Deserves to be best restaurant in town and overall.
Fish Curry Rice (FCR)
First i was amazed that a sea food restaurant is available in Pune. I came to know about FCR through my friend who is a local guy from Pune. It is not a typical sea food restaurant in fact the food served here has its own taste and actually has the the taste of local goan and karvar. Very importantly the fish is so fresh. I would really appreciate its 100% hygiene and its cleanliness. I would love to visit this place again and again. Thanx FCR.
Fish Curry Rice=Heaven on Earth
If you are a seafood freak FCR has to be your stomping ground. You cannot leave the place not feeling stuffed because the mouthwatering preparations just leave you asking for more. I am a regular visitor and what fascinates me every single time is the way its managed considering the limited space. you never feel the rush and can enjoy till you are satisfied unlike other restaurants. Also the authentic maharashtrian thali you get here makes you forget the ghar ka khana. I can go on writing about this place but all you guys who haven't been there please go and have the experience of the fantastic food yourself.
Best seafood restaurant.
FCR as it is popularly known these days... fish curry rice is THE place guys!!! When it comes to seafood you can never go wrong with it!!
Being from the coastal city Mumbai and a pure non-vegetarian it was tricky to find a good place for seafood during my stay in Pune until I visited FCR!! Now I don't have to worry each time I crave for fried fish and solkadi... I have found my place!!! :)
FCR is basically an authentic Maharashtrian style seafood restaurant along with Goan and karwari preparations. It is a small, decently decorated and a neat space. The staff is attentive and the owner/ assistants are always happy to suggest you the best options according to your mood for the meal.
The fish prepared is fresh, tender and juicy. It is brought from Mumbai four times a week, so one can be sure of having fresh fish throughout the week.
I have visited the place quite a few times since 2010 and i must say the taste and quality is maintained till date. In dry preparations bombil fry, paplet fry, colambi fry are too good but the winner is 'SURMAI FRY'. It is just so awesome... I have never missed it a single time and it is simply out of the world... The flavors are subtle, the king fish steak ( Yes, actually a steak style fish slice and not a paper thin slice which is served usually in the other restos ) is moist and tender yet the skin is so crispy, just perfect. My second favourite is Pomfret pedavan, a whole pomfret of a decent size ( again ) is steamed in green and red chutneys... simply beautiful. The thalis, both regular and special which includes a fry fish, a curry, prawns masala/ curry served with bhakari( rice ) or chapati alongside of solkadi and two tasty chutneys. All the curries and masalas have their own unique taste, color which one can actually differentiate... Now that's something..!! Rest, like few of the chicken and mutton curries that i have tried are ok, prawns khichadi didn't interest me that much. But all in all great food and great experience!! Can't wait to try out the newly introduced crab and mori fry. No wonder it is awarded as the best coastal food resto in Pune. I wish the Bhat family comes up with their outlet in Mumbai soon :)
Now don't just check out the reviews, checkout the place by yourself, it is indeed a must try. GO!!
Very good Sea Food
If you are looking for best sea food hotel in pune then this is the one. I went there for Lunch at 2PM, not much rush so got place in just 5 mins. I ordered thali ( 300RS ). Initially I thought its expensive but comparing to quality and quantity its worth paying that much.
Only problem is Space and Ambience, but if you are just looking for awesome food then I recommend to go there.
simpaly delious sea food
swear by the food once it come 2 eating sea food in pune
the best prawn khichadi anywhere in town
and the same goes for the prawns koliwada
the fired surmai is also simply too good
all in all great food and amongst the best food quality food and reasonable prices once when u compare with restaurants of similar nature
Fish curry Rice... Reallly Nice!!!
That day we both.. Me & Best friend aka My Elder Brother Vijayendra Darode decided to celebrate "Aashad" in our way.. We both were excited to spend ample of quality time with each other. But was undecided about the Restaurant. We both are avid fan of Fish. After spending our initial years in Goa, our staple diet has been only Fish Curry Rice. So suddenly Vijayendra thought of Fish Curry Rice. And I was like.. Why not!! We were so excited to have a stomach full of fish & sol kadhi.. We waited for 20mins. And in while we were served a humble all-time satiating soulful drink - Footi kadhi. A refreshing Goan drink, in Malvan it is called as Tiwal. In simple language Sol Kadhi - without Coconut Milk. In next moment we were on our place. We ordered Prawns Fry & Bombil Fry with Pomfret Thali. Believe me, In this weather eating fish is a bliss.. & this restaurant is a absolute boon for fishetarian like us !! Prawns were awe-da-some!! Prawns are my family's fav sea food.. They were crispy, tangy, tasty & yummmmm!! And then came Bombil- The Bomb Shell on block :).. They were simply Raaaawwwkiing! Loved it.. Trust me on this, if you are non eater, & you want to eat... Then please come to this place, you wont regret at all.. Our thali was the same as I had imagined, appetizing, full-flavored, & presentable!! There were two curries, One big Pomfret fry, two coconut chatni ( red + green), Sol Kadhi.. & Soft Luscious Rice Bhakri with it!! what else you want in your dinner..
Me & vijayendra were thrilled to eat succha authentic & tasty malvani food in Pune. We are totally in love with this place.
We really didn't cared about how small was the place.. Or how small were the tables. Because we got the awesome service & attention from all the assistants & the Owner.
Thank you so much Bhatt Family, that you thought of introducing this restaurant to Pune. You people are doing awesome job!! I just wish that you maintain your quality till it lasts.
God Bless & All the Best!
Yummy mouthwatering food....FCR...
Hi, i have been visiting this place from last 3 years, (visited on 19th june 2012) with my family..and must say the standard of the food is the same, yummy, tasty, Fresh fish...neat and clean place....If you visit the place n dont know what to taste, owner mr.sandesh is best person to suggest you tasty dishes...So do visit FCR guys, nice place....
great going Sandesh n Team :)
Pathetic food quality
After reading such wonderful reviews on Burrp, I planned to visit FCR on Saturday 9th June. Ambiance is decent, hygiene is perfect. But thats it. Nothing else is better.
I ordered Fish Thali and Chicken Thali. The Surmai fry was not available for some time, so had to go for Paplet fry. The FRY was only for the sake of name. It was not fried well, though fresh, it was not tasty due to lesser amount of spices/stuffing.
The Prawns curry was okay, but curry taste was much mild - just like coconut milk and turmeric. It was tasteless. Fish curry with Bangda was fine, but much watery.
I felt something was missing at the time of preparations of both, some herb. Not sure which one.
Most pathetic part was Chicken. It was feeling like eating bubblegum for ages. Not at all fresh even a single piece of it. Both curry and sukha chicken was pathetic. I would have rather ordered Egg thali. NEVER eaten chicken like this :(.
The rice served with Thali is of extremely low quality - ration ka chawal. Dry and small sized.
On top of it, you will be surprised to see the menu card. The prices listed on burrp are much lower. All prices are increased by at least 50%. e.g. Fish Thali @ Rs. 300. This is not worth at all.
The owner should update the Menu card listed here, instead of fooling people to attract for ONE visit at least.
I do not recommend this to anyone, rather visit a regular N-Veg restaurant, which can serve better taste. In fact similar experience by one of my friend on same day evening for Fish Thali.
Best sea-food i have ever...
I am strictly non-veg lover. I like to try diffrent taste.
When i came at fish-curry-rice i got surprised by taste because i was not expecting so much due to small place but its soooooo good. After dinner and the day after that taste was on my tongue. Best quality sea-food...
Fantastic Place to savour Fish
Excellent Range of Dishes which make you lick your fingers. Has a great array of sides also with his Chutney's stealing the show! Most of all the Owner Sandesh Does always chip in with his personal touch asking whether you liked the dish or not! Swift Service.
Just Hope they move into a bigger place ASAP!
Simple Honest food
Just like its name the food here is simple, straightforward and honest. Delicious food at very reasonable prices. I had a crab thali, and my wife had a surmai thali here today. The service was quick, courteous and the food was hygienic and well-prepared. The crab curry reminded me of my mother's cooking (she's from Karwar district) and I could not resist asking for an extra surmai fry to take away for my evening dinner. The surmai curry had tirphal,the awesome spice used in fish curries across Konkan and Karnataka. Surprisingly, the fish was very fresh - not something you see often in Pune. (the catch probably comes from Konkan)
From the pretentious fish places in Pune run by Bengalis and Punjabis that serve substandard food at high prices, Fish Curry Rice is a welcome change bringing unique flavors of Malvan and Mangalore. Great work and I will come back for more.
The only one star missing out for the review rating is for the space and location of this eatery. After reading many positive reviews I finally visited this place on a weekday with my family. Being a local it wasn't difficult to find this place however if you plan to visit I would suggest to look it up on Google maps and reach there a few minutes earlier than your planned schedule as this place fills up quickly!
At first sight it strikes you to have a second thought of going in but boy I was lucky when I stepped in.
The place is extremely clean and hygienic, service is fast and prompt, We ordered the fish thali and the mutton thali and within few minutes our dishes were served piping hot!
The taste is unbelievable and superb. I have eaten konkan and malvani food in many restaurants but this tops up with its fresh fish and succulent meat quality, wholesome food at a reasonable price.
Draw back is that they don't accept credit cards, however a great place to relish good food.
The emphasis is on serving quick tasty meals rather than presentation.
I hope they keep up and be consistent in their approach service and quality of food in the future also.
Move off Mahesh Lunch home, Fish Curry Rice is here! ;-)
SIMPLY AWESOME ! ! !
If you like sea food....please do visit this place....it's simply awesome!!!
And special thanks to MR. SANDESH (Owner) for giving us a prompt and outstanding service..... we were 14 of us....but then too the wait was only for about 15 mins.
And if you don't know about the specialties, just ask Mr. Sandesh n he'll make sure you get everything perfect.
One place you will surely wanna come back
I have been looking for a good seafood place for a long time now and my search got over when I bumped into fish curry rice.
This place has totally different and unique taste and not like your run-of-the-mill places.
Pomphret Pedavad is the signature dish over here and a must try.
All the curries are awesome which I got to taste after special request to Sandesh (owner)
Have a soothing sol-kadi at your side and enjoy lip smacking dishes which are as spicy as you want them to be and you get your moneys worth in a wholesome dining experience.
A must visit for all sea food lovers.
I have been there 3-4 times, when i first went we had food it was great but when we went there next time staff behavior was kind of rude as we used to only order 1-2 dishes. Quality of food went on degrading.
Food is okay nothing great but the seating arrangement makes you feel sad. I have never seen waiter greeting you with smile or take your order with smile. Plain Straight face!
November 22, 2011response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
With due respect to ur review...I dnt knw.. Might hv gone wrong once bt I m nt sure food won't show bk everytym.mostly during afternoon tyms people try 2 ask us cn v eat r lunch box cn v eat shar 2 people in 1 thali.. Which nt allowed..n I won't lyk keeping borads of all those stuff
If u say abt seating arrangement.. Alltym people keep w8ing for hours n go.. Finally.. So whn pepole try 2 cum in 2 or 1 we try 2 adjust them...n we evn see 2 it that we dnt make wrong adjustment by makking sum male 2 sit in frt of 2 ladies.
N staff outside.
Sad Experience @ Fish Curry Rice
I visited this restaurant on monday after reading lot positive reviews about this place , but It was really sad experience. took me half an hour time to search the place as this is kind of hidden sea food place @ abc than again it took 15 mins of time to search parking place as this place even do not have parking lot ,, and after all drama when i looked the board it look like some kind of "mase" of college students , Very small place only 9 to 10 tables ... * if you are two fat please book the table for you as it is so small table, looks like sitting in school.
I ordered a Bombil fry to try it for the first time. Thing just melts in mouth but has got no unique taste.
The waiter suggested prawn chutney and surmai fry and gravy.
Surmai full which waiter suggested turned out to be a plate of surmai fry and big bowl of surmai curry. Both very average tasting. and its so expensive.
i tried prawn dishes which were good but nothing more than that.
Conclusion: " If you really wanted to waste your time and pay expensive for for average food you can enjoy this "Uncomfortable" Place .
I am not a typical fish eater/lover...after eating a piece or two I never ever felt like having more........but........last Sunday we visited Fish Curry Rice.......I placed order of stuffed pomfret fry and chicked thali ......the pomfret was so so so yummy that I was just saying wah wah after every bite......I cursed myself for ordering chicken thali ....but the chicken was also nice...specially the sukha one...and the Tandul bhakari was so soft........the welcome drink kokam curry was also yummy .......Overall a wonderful experience.........nxt time will have fish thali only...........became fish lover after visiting Fish Curry Rice..........
October 21, 2011response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
I myself sandesh bhat wanna thank u for reveiewing my restaurant. My no is 9011010102 would love 2 b in ur contact .. Keep visiting fish curry rice..
November 21, 2011response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
Hey Sandesh thanks for replying back...Sunday I was there in FCR to have Stuffed Pomfret and Surmai curry .........It was just fantastic (actually I personally thanked u for the same)........and the other thing which I liked was the personal attention of Mr.Sudhir Bhat.....he is so down to earth....he was chitchatting with us whenever he had time...he suggested me to try jira-mira kadhi (which was fab) & when I asked him what's that .....he just told me the entire recipe in spite of having such a huge rush ......I felt like homely atmosphere...
I cant even call myself as " Marathi-Konkani Food Aware" but I can definitely comment on food in general esp due to my profound love and respect for food.
My Solo reason to visit this place was all five star ratings.
For some reason pune always lets me down in service and customer engagement irrespective of 5 star hotels or street joints
Well first thing the menu uploaded is correct but the prices have been increased.
We ordered 2 fish thali which included Fish fry ( Promphet and another with B)
These were really good with fish oil intact.
It also had yellow prawn curry, mostly konkani style with coconut milk and gratings. Tasted good.
Orange Surmai curry, tamaring based, I didnt like it much.
The sad part was for 250 , quantity was very dismal. We had to order one and a half place of rice with prawn sookha. This wasn't much different from bengoli style.
Overall it was ~800 for 2 people stomach full.
Kind of ok palce , deserves one visit . Not sure for more.
Finger licking Yummy !!!!
I am basically from bombay but have to travel to pune often .... so you can assume tht i am a typical sea foodie !!! Thanks to Fish Curry Rice for their yummy surmai /bombil fries, kalvan or simply the prawns biryani that missing home becomes little easier. I guess its also becoz of the homely warm service ... A must food destination for all sea food lovers !!!
a delightful experience at FCR!
FISH CURRY RICE- a hot destination for seafood lovers in Pune. and FCR is place which is always full of foodies who are in search of their food. Famous for some exotic sea food dishes like "kolambi fry" , bharla paplet(pomfret) and sukha mutton, to name a few. Other recommended dishes include pomfret pedavan ,bombil fry, chicken sukkha n most amazing solkadhi..
the mehman-nawazi of junior bhat adds cherry on the top effect to the food this food journey.
overall quick service , pleasant ambience n fingerlicking delicious food ..
FISH CURRY ROCKS..
p.s.:- waiting for u to open at mumbai as soon as possible!
the best place if you are true foodie
The FCR is a one of the best restaurant it draws all the crowd especially for its mouth watering fish recipes including Big size prawns fry , stuffed pomfret with green chutney a full course of meat and chicken recipes and it is located in pune's prime location
A proper course of menu is served starting from a welcome drink a very famous kokam shurbat followed by hot starters in fish/meat/ veg and a main course, after a heavy meal they serve delicious deserts like basundi
In short it is always a great experience having food there and the restaurant has maintained its taste and grade of food and service over the years
SARASWATs will b happy here
i am the person who is born in typical saraswat family, our fav food is fish. i rarely see fish dishes which we get at hotels are similar or just like our home made ones, a gsb style. FISH CURRY RICE is one of such joints. both sr n jr Bhat welcome everyone with smile and make sure that their fav dish is served well and on time. i like their way of attending people so nicely. specially introducing new chatnis, curries, kadhis etc on non-peak hours.
i have always recommended this place to all my friends who enjoy fish. also i have taken my friends, family and also our foreign delegates.
space is really not enough as fish eating crowd is increasing. i am waiting for the kothrud branch so eagerly. best wishes alwys to sudhir-kaka n sandesh.
CAN'T EXPECT BETTER THAN THIS ONE...
First things first..The food out here just rocks!!Believe me..to please an gourmand like me is an absolute difficult task.For this I must congratulate the management for retaining the quality, the tradition and most importantly CONSISTENCY required in every dish prepared out here.I am damn sure that if this restaurant opens its shop in Mumbai as well,the SALIANS shall have a tough time....Please retain the quality and keeping on serving more ketchup to your every customer.---HARSHAD KAMAT,MUMBAI
Amazing Place for Sea Food Lovers!
This is my most favorite place for Sea Food in Pune. Favorites& highly recommended are Pedwan Fish, Fish Thali, Bombil Fry.
Only Negative is Space Constraint. Avoid Rush Hours & weekends.
August 3, 2011response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
Thanks A lot For ur Comment Sir.....I hope u Enjoyed the Food n Service.And We hope We keep the Same whn u vist nxt time
Decent sea food
In short, the food at this place is good but the restauraunt is too small that can spoil fun if you are going in a group less than 4.
For details read on.
This is a small restaurant in Narayan peth area which can be easily found. Thanks to google maps.
I visited this place with a friend on Sunday afternoon. Got seats in 5 minutes but had to share table with another person.
Menu has few options unlike other restauraunts. So its easier to choose and may be they are good in preparing these dishes.
I ordered a fish thali with surmai fry. It comes with a few chapatis, prawn curry, bangda curry, rice and some chutneys. Heard the curry are changed everyday and probably today was not a good day to try FC.
Finally when i was about to try other dishes a couple with a small kid sat on the opposite side of same table. They froze and waited for us to leave.
So we obliged :-)
I would rate the restauraunt as below:
Taste - 3.5 (have to try on other days. May change)
Ambience - 2.5 (clean place with small tables. nothing much to mention about ambience)
Staff - 3.0 (decent staff but they dont want you to be at place for long time due to business reasons :-) )
Price - 4 (reasonable pricing)
August 3, 2011response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
I m sorry If anythg has gone wrong From our side,My Hotel has Small place.I Really feel Bad when People who stand in waiting keep asking me whn will thy get table.so I try 2 hurry my waiters in service just 2 accommodate every1 who are standing in Waiting list ...I m planning to open one more outlet in Kothrud Soon.I hope u Understand My problem And I promise we will gv u more Good service if u gv us a chance.
Thanks Sandesh Bhat
Tasty & Delicioussssss...........
I regularly go to FCR, and must admit that it is one of the best restaurant in Pune....Fresh fish, great taste and good service...if they open a bigger restaurant and add some spicy dishes then they will have most of the business in Pune...
Fish food lovers must visit atleast once to experience the greatest experience.......
November 19, 2010response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
Thanks a lot sheetal for ur comment on FCR.May I knw wether u der on fB?
November 19, 2010response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
Yes im on facebook...
November 19, 2010response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
Whts ur surname ?
FCR - simply G8888888888888
We are here in Pune for last 6 years but was unable find the "The perfect " Fish Joint in the city...being a true Mumbaikar ...and ....Malvani.....non of the resto in pune was able to deliver the Taste we wr looking for. at FCR-Food is simply g8 ..very authentic ..clean & tasty..Fish Thali is very much " Paripoorna "..you can hav fried fish, kolambi curry,Mudadushe curry,chutney..rice ..chapati, rice bhakari. 2 types of solkuries;s etc ...do vsit and njoy ..............
Pune's Sea Food Hub.
Being a die hard mumbaikar , Pune was the last place where I wanted to try SEA FOOD. But on my cousin's insistence I went to this modest little place in the by lanes of Narayan Peth. what struck me at first was the clean and tidy ambiance of the place , that calls itself the sea food lovers delight. Impressive indeed for a non veg joint , it was spanking clean . The next thing that brightened up our experience was the young courteous owner Sandesh , who was more than willing to help us out in choosing from the exhaustive menu. Though a sea food place they had an equally impressive and interesting vegetarian menu with wide variety. They are more of a Karwari style of cooking joint , which is different from the regular fare that we eat. The course began with a nice sol kadi , a different taste from the regular fare that I am used to. then came their house speciality" pomfret pedawan" a steamed and stuffed delicacy. then we were suggested " mudusha chi kari" for the main course and the " kalya watanya chi usal" " black peas curry" to get a taste of the vegetarian fare. It was a amazing mix for sure with the rice chapati, the curry was of a altogether different taste and very easy on the stomach. finally came the prawns khichadi which was the high point of the meal an amazing preparation The dudhee kheer for the desert was excellent if nothing less. Its limited seating capacity and the lack of availability of ample parking space were the only concerns we had about the place. since my first visit , its been a regular feature on all my pune visits and this place still offers me one culinary delight after another.
It's rather Fish Curry ''NICE''... :-)
Before going to FCR pls make sure:
1) U dont have any activity planned after FCR, so that u can go home, lie on bed n savour d amazing taste.
2) U dont have any party in d evening, because after this fantabulous lunch, u wont feel like eating anything else.
3) u dont have compulsive disorder, because Menu is so mouth watering, it'll be irritating to decide what to order...!!
Fish Curry Rice has its USP in really fantastic delicious food, fresh fish, and warm interaction by the owner - Sandesh Bhat... It also scores in cleanliness and overall prompt service.
The food here is excellent and offers us a unique and authentic Coastal flavour... There are many sea food speciality restaurants in Pune, namely Mahesh lunch home, Nisarga, Srushti, Janjira, but FCR stands out thanks to cleverly designed menu carrying the real coastal delicacies...
I would certainly recommend Paplet (pomphret) Pedavan... Its a must must must dish to try...!! Then u can follow up with amazing fish fry options in muddusha, surmai and bombil... Fish curry (red) with plain rice reminds me of heaven and Prawns Khichadi is a perfect way to sum up...
For people who are not crazy for fish, FCR offers options in Veg and Chicken... Chicken biryani, chicken sukka and Vegetable Kachrya stand out...!!
Of course not to forget 3 varieties of Kadhi which is must with any food u'll try here.
On the only down side, the current place is a bit small and congusted but FCR is coming up with another outlet in Kothrud, so that's a temporary problem.
My brother lives in Mumbai and is working in F&B for last 10-12 yrs... He was so impressed with FCR that he's termed it better than any sea-food restaurant in Mumbai...!! This is enough to sum up the impressive food fiesta provided by FCR...!! All the very best to Sandesh and his team....
- Suryad Pai, Pune
Loved the food, Mudadhushe fry is especially great, the solkadhi is too good to miss. Also try out the bombil.. Ambience is passable, but heck, who cares when you have such great food
also these guys should keep it open beyond 11 o clock in d night...
April 26, 2010response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
i m really thankful to ur honest n fair reply...may i knw ur name plz
April 29, 2010response from management at Fish Curry Rice:
My name is Viplove
FISH CURRY RICE....KYA BAT HAI
Fish Curry Rice is a Simple and Decent family restaurant at Narayan Peth Pune. not at all difficult to find, This is My Experience. I Nilesh Ranade working as freelancer in theatre and television media. One of my friend took me at FISH CURRY RICE for Lunch. We took RIKSHA ( Auto ) from Balgandharv Theatre and He said FIH CURRY RICE to Auto Driver That is It. This is the first sign of the Popularity of this Restaurant. I am not a Food Lover. Kuch log Khane ke liye Jite hai
kuch Jine ke liye Khate hai
. So main JINE ke liye KHATA hu
But now when ever I am in pune I must say I will have food only at Fish Curry Rice
I am vegetarian
I eat non vegetarian also
but not much
But here Both are FATABULOUS
With Quality and Quantity
And one more thing is the Treatment
The 1st person of this Restaurant is the Owner Mr. Sandesh Bhat welcome you with affection and he take care of all the Customers like anything
There are some special dishes like PAPLET PEDAVAN VEG KACHARYA etc
I highly Recommend all my friends from the World that when ever they are at pune then must visit for lunch and dinner at Fish Curry Rice Before You Die Kyoki Upar Fish Curry Rice Ki Branch nahi hai . JOKES APART . But Truly it is very good to have LUNCH OR DINNER OR BOTH at FISH CURRY RICE
I wish they Open More Branches at Mumbai, Nagpur, Kolhapur and Many more so MERE KHANE KE VANDE NA HO because I travel to this places
All The Best Wishes TO FISH CURRY RICE CREW
Fish Curry Rice - The Seafood place
I have visited FCR on many occasions through last one year. I came to know about this restaurant through a friend and she insisted that we visit this place. The description of food given to me sounded as though it was straight from heaven. And we were not let down at all.
Sandesh the proud restaurant owner greeted us with enthusiasm and energy. We were given a comfortable place to sit. The place is though a little smaller than the contemporaries like some others, it is extremely clean. The tables are spotless, drinking glasses are clean and even the menu card is neat. On top of that, Sandesh was a verbal menu card who had his own recommendations for that night.
My wife is not a great seafood fan but I have developed good taste and so has my little daughter. We relished on super jumbo prawns fry which was highly recommended again by Sandesh followed by Pomphret fry while we continuously sipped on Sol Kadhi.
The main course was another variety of preparation highly recommended by Sandesh. I think we ate three different varieties of fish in the main course followed by one or two glasses of sol kadhi again.
All my follow on visits have involved many of the recommended dishes and FCR is very prompt in keeping the quality at par. FCR is a restaurant that may not have huge seating area but can warm your heart by huge and tasty preparations straight from coastal Maharashtra. It also has few other preparations of fish but I stick to the coastal way of preparing fish.
I would highly recommend FCR to all those who love seafood. Be it parties or be it quick snacks, FCR has many options.
Awesome See Food...
Fish Curry Rice is a Goan seafood restaurant in Narayan Peth area. This restaurant is very much in the heart of Pune city, not at all difficult to find, you can ask anyone and they will guide you to this Restaurant. I would recommend this place to all Sea Food lovers and they should visit this place atleast once and i promise you that you cannot stop yourself going thier for the second time. Sea Food served over here is the best i ever had anywhere. The Prawn Curry was Awesome, and Prawn Rice was too good. You can have a stomach full of meal in max 300 - 400 Rs. Variety in the Sea Food and other Non Veg Food items is huge.
Fish Curry Rice is a Small Place but very Hygienic and let me tell you..... you wont look at the ambience and other things, because when food arrives on your table you wont be able to think about anything else.