Chill Scenes at Penthouzz Kandivali

Penthouzz
Penthouzz Kandivali makes for an awesome rooftop hangout, especially in this small amount of pleasant Mumbai weather. If you are in the suburbs, and need a place for sheesha, cocktails and some finger food and of course, great music then Penthouzz can totally be your spot.

I recently checked out Penthouzz Kandivali and to be very honest, I ended up having a really good time. I went on a Wednesday while they were hosting a Karaoke night. I did try out their food, drinks and even some sheesha. Here’s a little snippet from my visit. And if you watch this, you will definitely know why Penthouzz Kandivali makes for an awesome chill place!

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See – I told you! Penthouzz totally meets my criteria for a fun night! Coming to what I had here – I did sample a fair bit of their finger food which goes well with sheesha and hours of conversations. And I did try some really awesome mocktails as well.

Take a look at everything I tried at Penthouzz Kandivali!

Paan Julep

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Bartender Specials

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Bhakarwadi Chaat

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Peanut and Cheeselings Chaat

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Paneer Chirimiri

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Paneer Tikka with Achari Mayo Piza

Penthouzz

Butter Garlic Pizza

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Peach and Mint Sheesha

Penthouzz

This place is absolutely worth a visit. I personally feel the location can get pretty convenient if you want to stay put along the WEH and not take the trouble to go from East to West. Also, Penthouzz is open till super duper late and you can definitely take advantage of that on your binge night. I definitely recommend this place.

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3 Wise Monkeys – Small Talk with Chef Meghnesh

3 wise monkeys

So much fun catching up with Chef Meghnesh from 3 Wise Monkeys. He gives you enough reason to visit this place. Watch!


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And you can totally take my word and order yourself these items when you are here!

Fresh fruit cocktail jars
I haven’t seen these anywhere yet. But great concept. Fresh fruit and some alcohol together. The flavors are nice and refreshing and yet you don’t miss out on the kick! I tried the Cucumber + gin and the Melon + vodka. Melon and vodka was super duper tangy and fruity while Cucumber and gin was refreshing yet not overpowering. I loved both!

Blue frog
5 white spirits in one. This is one mean cocktail and can get you buzzing quite quick!

Curry Spiced Indian potatoes
Potato chunks deep fried, loads of masala and some curry leaves for tempering and flavor. Slightly spicy but oh so delicious! I couldn’t stop eating these.

Mexican nachos
I normally like to have nachos pretty plain – just cheese, salsa and chips. But for a change in quite liked the whole shabam going on with the Mexican nachos here. It had corn, tomatoes, capsicum, cheese and some mayo. Pretty tasty.

Pizza fries
French fries and pizza – stuff cannot get better than this! French fries that are flavored with some pizza sauce, olives and lots of cheese. Try these for sure.

Aloo dum biryani
Amazingly yummy..comes in a jar and the Raita is served very interestingly too. Extremely tasty. The masalas aren’t overpowering at all.

Kahlua, brownie and ice cream
This dessert was literally like the cherry on top of all the amazing food I ate. The combination speaks for itself. You have to try this.

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Asado – The Cocktail Street, Bandra

Asado - The Cocktail Street

Asado - The Cocktail Street

Review – Asado – The Cocktail Street

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Asado means Mexican food to me. It’s probably the perfect place for a date night – romantically dim, candle light all over, stunning cocktails and pretty old school music.
Asado - The Cocktail Street
Recommend:
Asado - The Cocktail Street
Zinger – choose your herbs, flavoring and poison and watch it being turned into a cocktail 
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Truffle Garlic Parmesan fries 
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Barbecue paneer 
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Tex mex potato skin 
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Grilled vegetable flat bread 
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Tres leches cake 
I started with a cocktail called zinger – they make the entire thing right in front of you. It’s whole mint, rosemary, pineapple, watermelon and orange. They crush it right in front of you and then stir it with some vodka and some lemon juice and fizz. Extremely refreshing – the flavor of the fresh fruits and herbs is so good.
Asado - The Cocktail Street
The Prep
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Herbs & Fruits!
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The Poison!
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The mixer
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Zinger!
I also tried a mocktail called outer glow. This felt like a regular fruity slush.
Asado - The Cocktail Street
The Outer Glow!
Then I tried something called Truffle Garlic Parmesan fries – exceptional. They had a kind of texture and were extremely delicious. Served with a dip which honestly I didn’t quite care about.
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Trufle Garlic Parmesan Fries
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Crackling. Crunchy.
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The dip
Then I tried their barbecue paneer – another great item except that it was a bit too spicy for me. I think there were multiple sauces, and they kind of gave a sweet and spicy feeling to this item. Paneer pieces were also quite soft. It came with some fries on the side and I’m always happy when I’m served fries!
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Barbecue Paneer
Next I tried their crispy corn which was covered in a yummy sauce and served with some mayo. Another tasty item.
Asado - The Cocktail Street
Crispy Corn
Then I tried their tex mex loaded potato skin – thick skinned potato outer covering filled with tomato, jalapeño, olives, corn and cheese. Exceptional.
Asado - The Cocktail Street
Potato skin Tex Mex!
Then I tried their Quesadilla. This had a similar filling to the skinned potato. It came with an extremely yummy salsa sauce.
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Quesadilla
Asado - The Cocktail Street
Quesadilla
This was followed by some grilled vegetable flat bread. This felt like extremely thin crust pizza with an over load of veggies. Again similar filling like the potatoes and the Quesadilla – this had some peppers, beans and zucchini as well. And I quite liked it.
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Flat Bread
Then I had some veggie tacos and this too had all of those veggies. These were alright.
Asado - The Cocktail Street
Tacos!
Then I tried another cocktail called Terrific tea – this was served from a tea pot into a cup! It was tequila based a and the cucumber flavoring kinda killed it for me.
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(not so) Terrific Tea
Moving on to dessert – I tried their banoffie pie – didn’t like it at all. This was followed with something  called tresleches cake – and this was sooooo delish. Vanilla Cake and vanilla creamy icing dipped in a mildly flavored milk – beautiful.
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Banoffie Pie
Asado - The Cocktail Street
Tresleches Cake
This place is really good for romantic dinners. Cocktails are great and so is the food.
Asado - The Cocktail Street
Asado - The Cocktail Street

Asado - The Cocktail Street

Asado - The Cocktail Street

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Masalabar, Carter Road

Masalabar

Masalabar – Review

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Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and half!

Fancy schmancy chill place – that’s Masalabar. Keep reading to know my experience here!

Carter road. Early evening. Sunset. Cocktails. Experimental food. You get the picture! My experience at Masalabar was pretty damn good.
Special mention for Chef Vilas and all the other staff – very friendly and helpful.
Recommend: 
Cocktails – Malabar Hill and sunset at carters 
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Malabar Hill Cocktail
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Sunset at Carter’s
Starters – chana chaat, charcoal pav bhaji, Tortilla chaat
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Chana Chaat
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Charcoal Pav Bhaji
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Tortilla Chaat
I started with a dish made of kabuli chana – it was crunchy and soft at the same time. Tempered with a whole lot of tasty masalas and curry leaves. It had loads of cruncy pine nuts that took this dish to another level. Served with some radish, kale leaves and chopped onion on top.
Next I had the charcoal pav bhaji. When I saw this dish, I definitely didn’t think that I would even remotely enjoy it. Basically they’ve used edible charcoal which gives it a deep grey color. I didn’t find it did much for the flavor. The bhaji was actually quite delicious..perfect flavor..perfect butter..awesome taste. But – special mention for their pavs..beautifully soft and fresh.
Next I had their barbecue Kathal Burger – I know right..Kathal..i.e. Jack fruit! I absolutely do not like jack fruit and only really tried this burger when the chef insisted. For Kathal, it was actually pretty tasty. The Kathal had a whole lot of spices, chaat masala and the barbecue sauce flavor was really good. But psychologically I couldn’t get myself to eat too much of Jack fruit! Again – special mention for their burger bun..soft and how! Ohh..And the chips that came with this were the real bomb. Amazing homestyle potato chips – thick and crunchy. Loved them and could totally eat a bowl of just those!
Masalabar
Kathal Burger
Masalabar
Home style chips
Then I tried their Tortilla chaat – basically Tortilla Papdis, mint mayo, sweet potatoes, imli chutney, pomegranate and sev..topped with some kale leaves. I absolutely loved this..it was a complete khatta meetha flavor and the Tortillas felt really different and nice.
Then I tried the litti chokha balls. These were topped with some brinjal pulp on top. I didn’t really care much about these.
Masalabar
Litti Chokha Balls
I tried 3 different cocktails. All of their cocktails have some attachment to a popular area in Mumbai. The first was based on Chowpatty and was a coconut based cocktail with a very strong flavor of curry leaves. Honestly I don’t like coconut flavor too much..So this one was ok. The presentation was top notch – it came in something that looked like a vase…And was seated in a cage. Along with some chana jor garam for chakhna.
Masalabar
Chowpatty Drink
Masalabar
Chowpatty Drink
Masalabar
Chowpatty Drink
Next I tried the Malabar Hill drink. This had a whole lot of chamomile and thyme infused with vodka. This was very very refreshing. Totally recommend.
Masalabar
Malabar Hill Cocktail
And lastly there was a whiskey based cocktail. This was called sunset at carters and it was a beautiful pale yellow kind of color. Whiskey, rosemary and orange made for a great combination. I’m not really fond of whiskey but this one was really good. A bit strong though.
Masalabar
Sunset at Carter’s
For dessert I had a weird huge tree placed on my table with some Baileys , chocolate and rabdi lollipops growing on it! I love chocolate and I love Baileys. But I don’t like rabdi so much. So honestly I didn’t care much about this.
Masalabar
Baileys and Rabdi Lollipop
Overall I had a great time. This place too is an experience, like most of other Jiggs Kalra places.
Masalabar
Masalabar
My meal was complementary but that doesn’t affect my views.
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Hoppipola Review

Hoppipola Review

Hoppipola Review

Sharing my experience at Hoppipola with you. Keep reading 🙂

I have never been to a Hoppipola prior to this and for a first time, my experience was pretty good actually. I was invited to check out this place and sample some food and drinks. The place is quite huge and I quite like the way they’ve done it up. Huge windows, sunlight coming in and for a change not too dark. They even have an outdoor seating which would be great in the evenings. And they also have some board games, so if you like that then you will like this place.
Hoppipola Review
The ambience
Hoppipola Review
The ambience
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The ambience
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The ambience
Hoppipola Review
The ambience
Recommend:
Drinks – Auckland Ice Freeze
Hoppipola Review
Auckland Ice Freeze
Food – Harrisan Paneer and Smokin Carlos
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Harrissan Paneer
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Smokin Carlos
Coming to the drinks – I started with some cranberry juice. Just simple canned juice and nothing special.
Hoppipola Review
Cranberry Juice
Then I tried some cocktails. I had heard so much about their presentation and they actually are pretty cool! First I tried something called Auckland Ice Freeze – this was essentially a kiwi flavored cocktail with loads of malibu. This came in a watering can kind of thing and was pretty huge. It was freezing cold with dry ice and made for a pretty good sight! This felt very refreshing. And malibu feels quite light. And plus I love kiwi so I quite liked it.
Hoppipola Review
Auckland Ice Freeze
Hoppipola Review
Auckland Ice Freeze
Next I tried the Drown in a bucket – this was a lot of tequila and apparently Peach and orange juice too. But the tequila was really overpowering! And so was the rosemary. The rosemary leaves were burnt slightly and that gave a very peculiar flavor. Nothing like I’ve tried ever before!
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Drown in a bucket
Coming to the food – I tried a lot of starters. First I had the Harrissan Paneer. This was so neatly presented! It came on this literally small khatiya which I found very cool. This had a mildly spicy kind of sauce going on.
Hoppipola Review
Harrissan Paneer
Hoppipola Review
Harrissan Paneer
Hoppipola Review
Harrissan Paneer
Next I tried the Cheesy Chilitato. These were French fries and a whole lot of cheese – no rephrasing..French fries covered in cheese! Honestly I’ve had better cheesy fries so I didn’t care about these so much.
Hoppipola Review
Cheesy Chillitato
Hoppipola Review
Cheesy Chillitato
Then I had something called Smokin Carlos – these were jalapeño, corn and cheese cigars. And they were so delicious! Perfectly crisp, the filling was great.
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Smokin Carlos
Hoppipola Review
Smokin Carlos
I also tried some of their Arrabiata penne. This had really little sauce going on – more dry kind of pasta. And had a few veggies too – peppers and olives. I didn’t quite care for this too much.
Hoppipola Review
Penne Arrabbiata
Hoppipola Review
Pene Arrabbiata
All in all – it’s a great place to come and chill. Really good for big groups. Food is pretty decent. Cocktails are good. And you can even enjoy a board game here.
Hoppipola Review
Hoppipola
Hoppipola Review
Hoppipola
Hoppipola Review
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