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Pancham Pureewala

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8/10 Bazargate Street | Fort, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
+91 22 2242 5608
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
150 years on and still going strong! Check out Pancham Purivala

Yes, 150 years on, and now run by the fifth generation of the family this is one eatery that has literally come a long way. They serve the staple Puri Bhaji and then several variations of it. The basic platter that they have costs just Rs 60 and can make for a filling meal, which makes it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Yes, 150 years on, and now run by the fifth generation of the family this is one eatery that has literally come a long way. They serve the staple Puri Bhaji and then several variations of it. The basic platter that they have costs just Rs 60 and can make for a filling meal, which makes it probably one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a 160 year old place that serves great meals which are tasty (not necessarily healthy) and so light on pocket. Do try sweet lassi as well.

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mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Pancham Pureewala is located just opposite to CST Station.Just forget the Menu & eat their Deluxe Thali, Which serve with 3-4 type of variety of sabzi & Masala Puri & other staff. Veggies are properly cooked & Very taste. I personally like the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I always visit this place whenever I go to Mumbai. Its just opposite VT station. Cleanliness is not so good but taste is awesome; hard to find a place on table during peak lunch & dinner time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A taxi wallah pointed this place out to us, across the road from CST. We ahead our first meal in India there, then returned for our last many weeks later! There are numerous Thalis between 60-130rs. Pancham thali consisted of puris, panneer pulao, 5 sabzi/dals, papad, dahi vada, gulab Jamun and lassi. Massive! It's busy, find a seat and squeeze... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Pancham Pureewala has a nice menu, totally different from any other restaurant in Mumbai. This makes it special. Price is also reasonable. Most important, location is easily accessible, walking distance from CST. A must go place to taste variety of Poore Subbzi.

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Surat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was told that this place is nearly 150 years old and still going great, If you love puri-sabzi this is finest joint in mumbai. Food is served is fresh and hot, with real prompt service. Do try masala puri with sabzi. This joint is open late night and you will find crowd even at 1:00am.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Even before the first railway locomotive chugged out from Boribunder (present day CST),in a small bylane of the Fort area in Bombay, an enterprising man from Tundla (near Agra) set up a cart selling hot puri-sabzi (Indian style fried flatbread and mixed vegetable curry) prepared in the typical UP style .Over time this transformed into Pancham Puriwala - one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The combo meals & the eagerness of the staff to help you to make your choices..... I ate there twice on the same weekend.... with the same company.... I guess that says a lot for the place....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Maybe Tarachand Bhagatram has equally good or better puri and aloo subji than this place. But I doubt it. I had known about this place for years, and never made it there until today. It was surprisingly not crowded, even though it is just a hole in the wall with very limited seating on 2 levels. But grab a seta,... More 

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Address: 8/10 Bazargate Street | Fort, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
Phone Number: +91 22 2242 5608
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Mumbai (Bombay)>  > Gateway of India
Cuisine: Indian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8/10 Bazargate Street | Fort, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Mumbai (Bombay)>  > Gateway of India
  • Neighborhood: Gateway of India
  • Phone Number: +91 22 2242 5608

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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