2005-01-03

Lemon Grass - Bandra, Mumbai

Lemon grass is maybe the 3rd or 4th restaurant to come up at that location near the HSBC junction on Turner Road. There used to be Tacobel, which turned into Taco corner, which turned into something else, which finally turned into Lemon Grass. It has a kind of look that invites you in, while at the same time hinting that it could pinch your wallet. Then you get closer and the aroma draws you in for the kill.

Their best dishes are chicken based. I've tried the seafood on occassion, and it wasn't up to the mark. We tried a crispy Thai fried chicken with Phad Thai (flat) noodles. Moderately spicy, and very tasty, however, my tummy did suffer the next day. Your mileage may vary.

I do recommend this place for the various things it does to your tongue. I've been here three times in the past, and have liked almost everything tried here.

What I didn't like were the desserts. Their cheesecake sucked completely. Go elsewhere for dessert... you might find the kulfi guy across the junction a good place.

Blues rates it:
Food - Yum, but the desserts suck
Service - Sufficient
Price - High, but servings are large
Decor & Ambience - Excellent
Overall - Pretty good place to dine

Recommendation - Go there with a couple of friends and order 2 or 3 dishes. They have great starters.

Getting there:

On the junction of Turner Road and Pali road (the one that connects Hill Road to Pali Hill). It's at the end of the line consisting of Pot Pourri, Tiffin, Sahibaan and Lemon Grass.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
went down to lemon grass last week-end. I think its the perfect dinner-date-setting.. i dont think bombay has too many of those!!
I'm completely in love with the dingy lighting and lanterns which adorn the small cozy nook.. not to mention..all the wooden furnitures which are adorable..they usually have a fountain thing running right in the middle of the space..which just adds to the drama.
oh yes, and the food is really good too.
the satay's are a must-have.. (the sauces are tangy and zestful)..the kiwi juice is to die for..
:-)
-Nisha

11:27 am  
Blogger Blues said...

I agree completely. I've been there a few times, and it's been amazing everytime.

2:17 pm  

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