-By Rashmi Uday Singh
It,s the best Maharashtrian restaurant certified by ISO and MTDC (first in Mumbai). Asia's Miele Guide and Times Food Guide enthusiastically concur. Royal Maharashtrian fare set amidst Sanskrit etchings on a mirrored wall, Paithani sari and Warli paintings... you get all this with a soulful, homely feel in the Mahim restaurant. Diva Maharastracha has also opened in Andheri now. Sudeep Awchat, the 24-year-old son of the colourful owner-couple (Deepa and Suhas Awchat) sets up here. Gone is the thematic cute ambience (which I prefer), and all three restaurants (Diva Maharashtracha, Goa Portuguesa and Culture Curry) are housed together in a contemporary building and also have a common composite menu. Twenty-nine communities and various regions inspire the mesmerizing menu that doubles as a history lesson on the state’s diversity. The steamed Modak (plump with peas or keema; a variation of Puneri Brahmin food), delicate Puneri Bharli Wangi, and the vigorous, robust and fiery Kolhapuri meaty dishes (Tambda Rassa, Prawns Lonache) certify that “Maharashtra is heaven“ as the walls trumpet. A Power Lunch Thali served in Marathi style is an enlightening cultural culinary experience. In spite of the slow (but courteous) service, occasionally over-spiced dishes, modest hike in prices, and packed-to-the-seams conditions, I’d definitely return for my favourites — divine flaky Puran Poli and the mild Pandhara (white) Rassa. Nobody serves Maharashtra the way our colourful and passionate, owner-couple does. With gusto!
Review posted this month
for maharashtrian food lovers , this is THE place. the ambiance , the menu , the service are really good. i booked my table through an online portal: URBANRESTRO . i got a hefty 15% off on the total bill including drinks. the prawns fry were particularly yummy. the sol kadhi also is very delicious.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
Great place. We had Stuffed Bombay ducks with prawns, Prawns Kalwan, Vadeys and Amboli plus Chicken Pulao. For desserts we had Basundi. The damage was around 1300. I guess the prices are comparable to Golden Chariot and such kind of places. My suggestion:
Review posted more than a year ago
I guess the only place in Mumbai for amazing maharashtrian food with a pleasing ambiance ..
Just love the Kaju Wadi, Sabudana Pizza, Modaks,& Chicken Pandhara Rasa along with Bhakri..
The Thali was Enjoyed by one of my accompaniments
Slightly Overpriced But overall a good experience & a Good change fom the regular fare
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