Up until now, Gurukripa was synonymous with Chole Samosa and SIES College in Sion. But this beautiful restaurant located on the crowded Saki-Vihar road, is a haven for hungry travelers. It is beautiful not only from the inside but also from the outside with its welcoming neon signs. I stopped by this place a few nights ago for a nice long dinner.
For appetizers we tried the Crispy Masala Papad with Cheese, Chicken Kalimiri ka Shorba and Peru Pyala which was their staff recommended Mocktail. The Masala Papad was bursting with savory and flavors and the overload of cheese just brings the dish to life.
For starters we had Paneer in Oyster sauce and Chicken Ghee Roast. The Paneer was tender, fresh and spiced to perfection but the Chicken Ghee Roast was my favorite dish of the day with its mild flavor, crispy coating from the caramelized Ghee and almost melt in your mouth texture of the chicken. Strongly recommended dish.
Almost full from the appetizers and starters, we decided to go light on the main course and ordered a Prawns Fried Rice. It was perfectly cooked with aromatic rice, flavorful pieces of diced prawn and garnished with spring onion.
And finally for desserts we had to try their Gadbad, of which I had read a lot of positive reviews. It was an overload of Ice Cream, Dry Fruits and Fresh Fruits topped off with Wafer Biscuits and a Cherry. However it was a bit to sweet for my liking so we decided to douse sweetness with a scoop of mildly sweet Ice Cream.
The best part of the evening was the service which was quick and servers were always attentive and polite.
Pros : Good Food and Ambiance, Spot on Service.
Cons : The large menu can be confusing.
Location : Thunga Village, Saki Vihar Road, Powai.
Cuisine : North Indian and Chinese.
Cost for 2 : Rs.1200 (approx)