Looking for a staple menu of cheap food and cheap booze? Go to this well-loved Colaba landmark. This functional and no-frills restaurant and bar has been drawing regulars for the past 26 years. Walk into the twin-levelled restaurant and rub shoulders with taxi drivers to young SoBo college-goers to seasoned ad executives. The true spirit of Mumbai throbs here. There is also a smaller air-conditioned section on the first floor (for families) but I’d recommend you stick to the ground floor non-AC section. Must tries? Surmai Fry, Chicken Seekh Kebab and Chakri-Chutney. Service can be slow but the affordable pricing and a lively vibrant atmosphere more than make up for it.
Buzz: 3.5/5| Décor: 2.5/5
Go to Gokul for a taste of Mumbai’s no-frills nightlife at its throbbing best. Check out their claim of serving the cheapest drinks and cold drinks. Rub shoulders with more than 500 people in this functional and bustling, twin-levelled restaurant, which sells alcohol by the “quarter”. I find their air-conditioned section too cramped (drinks here are served by the “peg system” and include brandy, vodka, rum, tequila, gin, scotch and champagne). I enjoy the hum of humanity and watching them walloping down Fish Curry and Chicken Tikkas with gusto and can understand why this family-owned place has been popular for the past 35 years.
Review posted more than a year ago
I visited the restaurant with my spouse and we really found it economical with a good variety of appetizers. The drinks and beverages were really cheap and the non veg offered was a delight to have!
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