Monday, July 30, 2012

Pratap's Dhaba

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all are doing great! Finally am over my Abu dhabi vacation and the food there, and now am back to reviewing places in Mumbai.

So this wasn't my first visit to Pratap's Dhaba, had been there a few times in the past but way before I started my blog and yesterday I visited the place after quite a long gap. Previously this place was quite a hit for me and my family and every time my parents were down, a trip to the Dhaba was much needed but this time I was quite bummed out with my experience

The place is huge so seldom does one have to wait long to get a place there. In spite of being a Sunday we got a place without any delay. You have an option of indoor and outdoor seating. We opted for the outdoor seating.

Talking about the ambiance, it has the typical punjabi dhaba look to it, with charpais, lanterns and statues doing bhangra right at their entrance. And though their wooden benches are really old and almost damaged by the looks of it, it has its own charm and is quite a change from your normal fine dining experiences.

The service was quite good surprisingly, the waiters are usually confused and take forever to bring in the food, but this time it was quick and they were efficient. They bought their cute hand fan shaped menu cards as soon as we settled.

Coming to the food & beverages. We started off by calling for Lassi and Masala Soda to drink and Fish Amritsari, Mutton Seekh Kabab and Masala Papad in the starters. First came in their trademark complimentary Mukka Pyaaz that is smashed onion with lot of masala which was quite good.

                                                               Mukka Pyaaz

Then came in the Lassi and Masala Soda. The lassi was amazing and better than most other places that serve lassi in Mumbai. The masala soda was tangy and tasty, just as it should be.

The Masala Soda and Lassi

After the beverages we were served the starters. The Fish Amritsari was very average, it used to be a lot more better previously, it was tender but some how the chatpata taste it had earlier was missing and the mutton seekh kabab on the other hand was soft and flavorful though it could have been a tad bit spicier. The portions were good, there were around 10 pieces of each suitable for 3 people. And as for the Masala Papad it was a little messy and not as crunchy as it could have been.

Fish Amritsari 

                                                         Mutton Seekh Kabab

                                                            Masala Papad

Put up the photos from my plate itself, since the waiter had already served the food.

Not having a huge appetite that day, we ordered for only 1 main course i.e butter chicken which was by far one of the best dishes Pratap's dhaba used to offer earlier, but the standards had deteriorated, the butter chicken was lousy, I repeat LOUSY! We were shocked, because it was something the Dhaba was rather known for.

Butter Chicken 
Yes the photo looks as bad as it tasted.

Disappointed as we were, we decided not to opt for dessert and called for the Bill. He brought  it and accompanying that was their special pan shot which thankfully was as good it was previously and is the perfect way to end a meal.

                                                                  Pan Shot 

The bill came up to 1400 for three people which was decent but you have a lot more other options that offer punjabi food in the same price range.

Overall wasn't too pleased with my experience here, would rate it a mere 2/5.

I would recommend Urban Tadka if you are looking for good punjabi food, its sasta and delicious.

Prataps Dhaba is located at Link Plaza, Next to Punjab and Maharashtra Bank, Oshiwara.
Contact number -  022 26322323, 022 26362323, 022 26342323, +91 9029072323

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