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Mahesh Lunch Home is a household name when it comes to seafood. It is often the first choice for many and comes highly recommended when someone is in the mood to devour a crab. While there is a lot of chicken and vegetarian dishes to pick from the strength here is their exquisite seafood. This outlet in Juhu is one of the few in the area that serves such a wide range of seafood and is a great choice for a meal out with the family. The focus is on Mangalorean style preparations but you will see a lot of tandoori dishes as well. The 'Butter Garlic Crab' is their signature and is a legendary dish that has been a crowd pleaser for years but do try their 'Prawn Koliwada', 'Bombil Fry', 'Prawn Ghee Roast' with 'Neer Dosa' and the 'Crab Sukkha'.
Gastronomy of Mumbai is varied and colourful one, highly influenced by the coastal belt on which the city is perched. The city is a melting pot of cultures and in courtesy to that it has gained a diverse range of cuisine palette. But the heart of the city still beats Maharashtrian. Regional food is one of the reasons why the city is so famous and your visit to Mumbai is incomplete without you sampling some of their classic regional fare. Give those fancy places a skip and dive into the true essence of the city by opting to lunch at those wonderful lunch homes tucked into various corners of Mumbai. One of the popular names when it comes to lunch homes is ‘Mahesh Lunch Home’, a chain of popular good-looking lunch homes dotted all over the map.
Those in vicinity of Juhu should book a table at Mahesh Lunch Home, which is located at Kings Apartment on Juhu Tara Road. Mahesh Lunch Home may seem like a typical Maharashtrian joint but you should watch out for their Mangalorean fare, which is simply lip-smacking. The speciality of the restaurant is of course, seafood. They bring live crustaceans to your table for you to pick your meal, a fun practice with kids as well as adults. Start with, kandhari kebab, barbeque garlic crab, chilli basil lobster, Thai chilli basa, stuffed baked crab, Balinese chilli squid, fish fry, Bombay duck fry and chicken raseela kebab. Move on to, Mangalorean gassi pomfret, Malabar crab curry, Balti fish, clams kushameer, seafood Thai curry, grilled fish with lemon butter sauce, Kerala mutton stew, Balti chicken and kaju masala.
The variety is exhaustive and each catch comes with a multitude of curry choices. The best way to enjoy the seafood is with the help of a flaky flatbread or a bowl of aromatic rice. Finish on a strong sweet note with some delectable desserts. Lick clean a bowl of tender coconut payasam or caramel custard. Interiors at Mahesh Lunch Home is formal and elegant. Beige wallpapered walls envelopes the room uplifted by deep rust coloured chairs and a string of toy crabs. There is plenty of space to sit even if you are part of a large dinner party. A fish tank meets your eye as you step towards the next level, a hit with the kids. The place is not too expensive, which is a blessing.