Gurukripa – located in Powai – was a pleasant surprise. They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover and it truly applied to this restaurant. The place is actually fine dining with seating options available for both indoors and outdoors.
The indoor seating has a fine dining formal ambience with good air conditioning and interiors. We preferred a more relaxed option upstairs which was outdoors. Even through it is located on the busy Saki Vihar road, the music ensured you don’t hear d traffic. The ambience was perfect – cool breeze, big projector screen with songs and amazing music.
We started with their special mocktail- Peru Pyala – which was a delicious mix of Guava, pineapple and orange juice. It was sweet but not too much and very refreshing. We went on a Wednesday and it was ladies night special offer of buy 2 get 1 free on their cocktails. I didn’t drink but my friends enjoyed the Mojito, vodka based Orange Poma and Blue in the sky. Although the flavor was too strong for their taste.
Before we started with the appetizers, we ordered for crispy masala roomali which was a HUGE masala papad. The masala was finger licking good and perfect to start with. In appetizers there’s a wide variety available and we opted for non vegetarian dishes. We started with chicken ghee roast which had chunks of chicken well garnished and very tender to taste. It came with a side salad and we totally relished it. The next was grilled basa black pepper which was as the name suggests – basa fish prepared grilled style and in black pepper sauce. The fish was very soft and melted in my mouth. Amazing. Very much recommended. We also tried crunchy mushrooms – a crispy preparation stuffed with mushrooms and cheese with tid bits of capsicum too which really added to the taste. Again, a very good preparation. And this wasn’t the end – we also tried their junglii kabab which was very creative – reshmi kebab wrapped around egg white. If you are used to the traditional way of Kebabs then you might not enjoy this.
We finally moved on to the main course and started with their highly recommend and house special Chicken Rara. Loved the chicken gravy and the chunks of tender chicken. It was not too spicy and yet full of masala. The prawns pulimunchi were delightful but I’m not a big prawn lover.
Believe it or not we still had room for dessert, a very little room though – we were served 2 of their house special Desserts: Gadbad Icecream which was a perfect blend of multi flavors icecreams with lots and lots of dry fruits and cherry on top. Another was very interesting name: Hello to the Queen which was chocolate walnut icecream with lot of chocochips. A perfect ending to a perfect evening.
The hospitality was great too as the manager and the staff were very courteous and helpful in recommending dishes. Overall it was a great experience and a definitely a must visit place.
Thank you Sneha Gopalakrishnan | Epicureans and Beryl Menezes | Epicureans for the awesome company. You guys made it perfect 🙂