Maharaja bhog as the name suggests does nothing to make you feel Royal. After being recommended by a friend I gave it a try with my entire family but it did not meet expectations. Located approximately 3.5 Km from Goregaon station and 2.5 Km from Malad station, getting to Inorbit mall from either of this is a sheer pain. Try Ola or Uber since getting a rickshaw is a night mare, expect reaching 40 minutes later to the destination if you plan to have a dinner on regular weekdays. I did not have an app and my battery was running low so decided to try getting into an auto and trust me it took 25 minutes to get one, however I shared it with a young lady from Britain and she was of the opinion that “Mumbai would be a much better place if everyone shared vehicles and public transportation”.
Maharaja bhog has several branches in Mumbai, we visited the one located in Malad. It is located at 3rd floor of Inorbit Mall. It is a casual place and the management has failed to give it any royale look and feel.
Coming to the food and service.
No welcome by anyone but hand-washing prior to meals on table was provided.
A large bronze thaal with multiple small bowls and a spoon (extra small to be frank) arrives with a kesar chandan drink which for sure is avoidable and suggary.
- Masala Chaas – Good (with a tinge of ginger and mint)
- Breads – Thepla, Roti with butter and bajre ka rotla (mini) – Loved thepla of all the breads.
- Dal Baati – This is not at all one, they crush hard puris instead of traditional baatis with some dal and vegetables sprinkled (It tasted good though)
- Four types of sabzis – I took only 3 and all of them were mediocre and below average (Gatte ki sabzi, raswale aalo and moong dal)
- Dal and Kadhi – Theekhi dal and theekhi kadhi were awesome, tasty and lip smacking. The sweet version of both of these were equally bad.
- Pattice with some filling and pudla were again mediocre and were to be eaten with chutneys and pickles provided.
- Basoondi – Tasty but the bowl that they serve in is so small that one serving did not allow me to quench a gallop of wanting it at once. I almost requested it thrice and stopped because I was too tired to ask for it time and again.
The fryumns, the chutneys and pickles were on table and to be self served.
Pan that arrived in the end was too yummy and when we asked for one extra pan, we were told that we will have to pay extra for it. It was an unlimited thali and there were limitations everywhere it seemed. I requested him not to as the price of the pan would not be worth specifically after paying 2160/- for four.
All in all, you can visit this once if you are willing to shell 540/- per person. The food served is okayish but they are not generous with their serving portion. You do not cherish food anywhere to close to a Maharaja at Maharaja bhog.