-By Odette Mascarenhas
Remember the song 'Hustle'? It topped the charts in 1975 and even won a Grammy in 1976. And the famous dance. One could see people enjoying the catch call name for several 'disco' dances, steps similar to the Discofox. Well they even gave a name for it - the New York hustle or the Manhattan hustle. But come 1999 and Kennedy Lobo and David D'Souza decided that this hustler would hustle differently. With good acoustics and keeping in tune with the present generation, their stylistic origins of 'house' music is a combo of the disco, garage, funk, electro… People lose themselves to this music; perhaps it is time to call it the Goa hustle. One…two…three…four…five…six. Those are the hustle steps. Well, the actual meaning of the word Kamaki is hustler, and that is what most people do there regularly: they hustle. With the colourful bar (Greek ambience) - the blue and white banners fluttering in the breeze and the upbeat music rising with fervour - you cannot but be drawn to the place to unwind and gyrate and do your 'thing' till the wee hours of the morning. And for those who need to quench their thirst before or after a vigorous workout, the well-stocked bar provides relief to the dancing shoes. Open from 6 PM to 6 AM, Kamaki ensures that nourishment besides the spirited variety is available too. There is a repertoire of local favourites on the menu… Goan, Indian, Continental, Italian and Oriental. Dine on Chourisco Pao, Chicken Lollipop or Calamari Fritters in this modestly priced resto-bar. The Sorpotel is definitely home-made as is the Beef Roulade. Some Indian favourites are the Chicken Masala and the Tandoori Pomfret. So 'boogey' (hustle) the night away at Kamaki - it is a one-stop point of enjoyment.
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Once one step inside Kamaki, the instant reaction is this is not the usual Goan pub. The ambience is delightfully Greek and the loud music is very much foot tapping. This one of the most happening place the city stays open all night and so parting here is definitely a never ending experience. The bar has everything from Fenni to Wine and in food choose from Indian, Continental, Oriental and of course Goan. Here I love to eat Chicken Masala, Beef Roulade and any of the seafood with a bottle of beer. In Kamaki every day is a big party.
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