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Dining in an open-air space is always a delight in Mumbai and this lounge offers a spectacular ambience to match. A small wonder that it is popular with couples and families alike. The layout of the tables offers plenty of privacy and the open space is perfect for children to enjoy themselves. With glittering lights dotted on the trees across the dining area, a unique charm pervades this place. The water body in the centre further enhances the visual appeal. The menu is fairly varied and although the focus is on the Pan-Asian and tandoori fare, there are salads, soups and pizza too. The long, well-stocked bar is impressive and manned by an efficient bartender. The sushi and the dim sums here are hugely popular. The service staff is polite and alert and the service prompt. Char siew bao chicken, chicken satay, duck spring rolls and tempura vegetables are a treat for the palate.
When living in a concrete jungle like Delhi or Mumbai, dining in open air becomes quite a luxury. After working and living in four-walled existence day after day, dining under an open sky gives a sense of freedom to us, which is why so many great restaurants today have assured to include outdoor spaces to draw the patrons in. The beauty of Mumbai is inescapable if you consider the smooth sea crashing turn of Marine Drive or the green tunnel leading up to Lonavala. Complementing the scenic views of the city, Ramada Hotel in Powai is home to one of the loveliest restaurants in Mumbai. Its stunning outdoor space is simply breath-taking, reinforcing the idea of dining al fresco every week. Its fair layout is highly attractive to the families and couples alike, even businessmen finding the backdrop appropriate for a relaxed supper.
Skky is a spectacular fine dining space, not only known for its superb ambience but its fabulous menu as well. It targets many cuisines at one time but pays special attention to the Pan Asian fare and does it beautifully too. You will find the restaurant to be on the expensive side yet justifies for it through its ambience and menu. Ask for beer or scotch or rum or anything that moves you to marry your first course, which entails, chicken satay, Vietnamese summer rolls, char siew bao chicken, ambade ka jhinga, duck spring rolls, ajwaini fish tikka, hing aur hare mutter ki seekh, sushi and teppanyaki. Jains and kids have their own menu. Open the second course with, paneer pasanda, curry laksa, grilled salmon with black bean sauce, pizza wild mixed mushrooms, steamed fish with spicy garlic and rendang chicken.
The variety on offer is endless, so you will find yourself quite spoilt for choices, especially where desserts are concerned as well. Pamper your sweet tooth with paan ice cream, dolce de leche ice cream, banoffee pie, sitaphal rasmalai, baked anjeer ka halwa and white chocolate & grand marnier cheesecake. Now coming to what makes this place so popular, the décor. Interiors of Skky are elegant and dimly lit to give a lounge-like feel. Dining style is kept formal so one can dine in comfort and luxury but what steals the spotlight is their outdoor dining space which is surrounded by a network of high water bodies. The view overlooks a lovely span of hills, adding to the enchanting dining experience.