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The simple décor and high energy of this place endears you immediately as you step onto the first floor. One can expect to enjoy a hearty Indian meal here, particularly robust food from Punjab. The bar menu offers a fair amount of options too. Hugely popular among families, the food is the focus here, and this place delivers its promise. The 'Amuse Bouche' is well-presented. The 'Keema Matar' is reminiscent of home flavours and is fairly rustic. 'Dhaba Wala Methi Chicken' is equally delightful with its spicy flavours and pairs well with a naan. For vegetarians, the 'Kadhai Paneer with Lotus Stem' is an interesting option as is the 'Moong Vadi Pulao'. The grill section in the menu has unique offerings as well. The portions are generous and are ideal for sharing. The ‘Healthy Rotis’ are a bit unreasonably priced. The service is quick and alert and the staff extremely helpful. Opt for the Monday-Friday lunch buffet if in a hurry as it is quick and value-for-money too.
Mumbai is an expensive city gastronomically and can take a toll on your wallet when you indulge too often. The result is that you are left in red at the end of the month, forcing you to look towards a more pocket-friendly version of fine dining. There are many budget-friendly restaurants in Mumbai tailor-made to take care of your wallet without compromising on the flavours. If you too are in search of a similar dining experience then definitely try ‘India Bistro’, a cheerful low-key bistro that is a great hit with the youthful crowd it is frequented by. The bistro remains busy throughout the week and gains a noisy lively ambience, which you may avoid if you are looking for a quieter, calmer dining experience. To reach India Bistro you should climb to the first floor of Vihang Garden in Thane West, Mumbai.
The name India Bistro hints towards their menu, which is a wonderful spread of North Indian cuisine. A fantastic bar menu accompanies the grub spread, matching it perfectly in elegance and variety. There are some vegan options as well for selective few. With live sports screening things are kept lively. Take a peek at their ‘Today’s Special’s’ menu, they offer unusual choices to the diners. Buffets are a great way to experience the food at India Bistro. Start with appetizers like, pepper grilled fish, ghee roast mutton boti, methi malai seekh, gilafi murgh, pao bhaji fondue, kakori kebab and butter garlic prawns. For a more substantial course pick dishes like, apricot kofta curry, desi chicken curry, paneer royal chilli, bhuna gosht, kadhai paneer with lotus stem, jheenga hara masala and pressure cooked mutton.
After you have had your fill of the bistro’s superb food, move towards the desserts next before rounding off the evening. The chef tempts you with, phirni kesar da, gulab jamun, litchi ki tehri, rasmalai, guava kulfi with chilli foam, chikki kulfi and IB ice-cream. The staff is attentive and prompt. The fun way in which they serve their food is another plus in their favor. The interiors of India Bistro are rather stark in décor. Edgy clean lines defines the space, which is kept simple and informal. The room has an industrial look to it with exposed brick walls, iron rafters and modern lighting. The vibe is casual and earthy.