Are you missing the food from your trip to Sri Lanka? Well, we just found the perfect restaurant buried in one of Mumbai’s busiest malls. The next time you visit Palladium; there is a perfect little spot once the hunger starts to set in after all that shopping. But if you’re picturing a fast food joint with no interesting décor, think again. Located on the 1st level, this restaurant has just the right décor to give it a luxurious feel. Aside from the beautiful decor, the food will tickle your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
Best Sri Lankan Food In Mumbai
The restaurant we’re talking about is +94 Bombay. From the outside, it may seem like it would probably be way out of your budget but if you’re comfortable spending at the popular local pubs in Mumbai, the pricing here shouldn’t bother you! This place is perfect if you want to take the family somewhere nice or if you need a decently priced place that is not too shabby for your first date. Keep on reading to know if this restaurant checks all the boxes.
First things first — the food! The one-page menu consists of both Sri Lankan as well as Maharashtrian food, most of which fall in the Rs 300 – 390 range. You also have a selection of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks that are unique which you probably won’t find anywhere else.
For the appetizers, I gave the Thecha Prawns and Nariyal squids a try. Having just got back from Goa, I wasn’t expecting much when it came to their sea-food, coz let’s face it — it’s hard to find restaurants in Mumbai that can make seafood taste as good as it does in our neighbouring states down south. This restaurant proved me wrong.
The Thecha prawns were batter fried and cooked in a combination of spices that were a delight to the tastebuds. With its thin crusty layer mixed with peanuts, green chilli and garlic, you’re sure to be singing the chef praises.
The Nariyal squids were the biggest shocker for me. Most squids tend to have a rubbery texture no matter how well they are cooked but the Nariyal squids were somewhat different. Deep-fried in a red masala and cooked in coconut oil and curry leaves, these squids just melt in the mouth.
If you’re wondering what’s a hopper, well, it’s just a fancy appam. Everything from the presentation to the taste was on point with this dish. If you like your food mixed with a blend of spices and ginger then the mutton hopper is perfect. While those who are particularly fond of sweet coconut gravy, then the chicken stew won’t disappoint.
If the appetizers and main course aren’t enough to fill you up, they do have 3 dessert options that will surely do. For all the chocolate lovers out there, the death by chocolate is a must-try. Created with a blend of ice-cream, nuts, fruits, and brownie, this dessert is the perfect way to end a tasty meal.
The service was impeccable! Our host for the evening was super professional and welcoming and made sure we weren’t kept waiting. There’s no denying that both food and service go hand-in-hand when it comes to a great dining experience, and this restaurant gives you just that!
For all those seeking Insta-worthy pics, the luxe décor at this place is ideal. With a generous amount of space between each table and a full bar area, you needn’t worry about noisy table counterparts. Given that we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, the restaurant follows the government’s rules of temperature checks and servers wear masks at all times.