I’m a Mangalorean by birth and I love the food that you get in Mangalore. My Childhood days were spent in Ideals Cafe and Woodlands. Chats was not a big option back then when you decided to go out to eat or it wasn’t the choice of evening munchies.
We had gone out to watch A Gentleman in the evening and after a very Okayish movie, we had the urge to eat something really good to compensate for the movie. So we decided to give Bombay Baadshah a visit. There are a two restaurants in the same place by the way.
It’s situated below the Mischief Mall, in the basement. The ambiance is okay, maybe the amount of people that flock to this place is so much that the management can’t keep up. Let’s get straight into the review without wasting time.
We had the Aloo Tikki, which was dry for some reason. I had expected more of Tamarind and Green Chutney along with it, which I didn’t find. Left me disappointed a bit. The aloo tikki itself seemed like a heated up McCain patty.
Bhel Puri that we got was spot on though. After the initial let down, I didn’t expect much from this place, but the Bhel Puri changed it all for me. Crunchy yet soaked with the chutneys and every bite had tomato, onions and potato. It felt just like the bhel you get in Chowpathy.
Dahi Papdi Chat was good too. The curd wasn’t sour like the majority of the places that serve it. It was sweet, blended with the papdi and the flavours it had.
The desserts are unique, but you can give it a miss. Beverages served here were decent. Nothing extraordinary.
Value for Money– 3/5
Cost for 2: Rs. 400