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It’s Triplets for Mumbai! SodaBottleOpenerWala opens in Powai and we couldn’t be happier.
What Is It?
SodaBottleOpenerWala is a tribute to the dying legacy of a Bombay Irani cafe bringing with it typical Parsi cuisine, some Irani specialties, and Bombay street food, in a fun, quirky and contemporary avatar.
What’s New At The Powai SodaBottleOpenerWala?
Opened on April 23, 2017, SodaBottleOpenerWala just added a further dose of quintessential quirk to Powai!
What’s more, SodaBottleOpenerWala Powaii has welcomed famed singer Anaida Parvaneh as Chef & Partner at the restaurant. What started as a Persian Pop-Up at the restaurant has turned into a partnership packed with flavour. Guests can choose Anaida’s Soop e Jadooi (Anaida’s Magic Soup). It’s a coriander chicken soup with pearl barley, mixed sprouts, turnip, mushroom, carrots and roasted vermicelli. We can’t think of a better pick-me-up.
Irani Haleem, a traditional Iranian recipe made using slow cooked meat and wheat paste flavoured with cinnamon and topped with fried onions, is also on the menu. Esfahan Beryani, one of Persia’s oldest dishes, made from fire-roasted minced lamb, mildly spiced and folded into a naan is scrumptious.
The design of SodaBottleOpenerWala (SBOW) is old world, colonial and humorous. As guests walk into the restaurant, they will immediately feel the unmistakable vibe of Bombay at its Parsi best. Barni glass jars filled with nankhatais and typical bakery items are sold by the piece. The chuk chuk train moving around the restaurant is reflective of the old train system of Mumbai, which is integral to the spirit of the city. This is also a trademark train running across all outsets of SBOW.
Keeping most original elements of a typical Irani cafe in place, fashion and interior designer Sabina Singh and architect Clement De’Sylva, added a few contemporary touches. Their take on Parsi-style Freddie Mercury meets Monty Python on the large mirrors, juxtaposes with a play of graphics all around that bring out the Parsi spirit and idiosyncrasies.
What To Eat?
Each of the dishes served tell a story of Bombay’s street food. It speaks of the city’s constant evolution to accommodate the food preferences of its new settlers and the combination of the two. The menu at SodaBottleOpenerWala includes everything from nankhatais to funky cocktails like the BumSuckerWala, Mumma nu Double Dose and a lot more. We could do with one of these for sure!
There’s the age-old Raspberry Soda, Patrani Machchi and the usual classics. SodaBottleOpenerWala has curated a special menu that celebrates one dish every week. That’s something we’ve got to try.
Address: SodaBottleOpenerWala, Ground floor, Sentinel, Opposite Powai Plaza, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Contact: +91 8450957444
Timings:11:30 am to 12:30 am
Meal for two: Without alcohol – Rs 850 ++
With alcohol – Rs 1600 ++
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