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“very dissappointed......” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gajalee

Gajalee
Lower Parel, Mumbai (Bombay) 400013, India
+91 22 2616 6470
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Ranked #180 of 6,776 Restaurants in Mumbai (Bombay)
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“very dissappointed......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

we visited this restaurant at lower parel with friends for dinner. having been at gajalee, vile parle long back,we were looking forward to having great food but was terribly disappointed by the quality of food. we ordered some fish fries like Bombay duck and surmai, i just couldn't believe my eyes,the fish fries were totally deep fried with layers of rawa and besan and less of the fish. The solkadi was absolutely deep free zed and didn't come closer to anything like it should have been,we asked them to take it back. By this time,i had already lost my appetite. For the main course,we ordered shrimp masala, prawn masala, pomfret curry, mutton biryani. The only saving grace here was the prawn masala. everything else i would rate below average with no trace of salt,spice just bland food. looks like they have converted their cuisine into a more westernized version to suit the foreign clientele.
The dinner really left a very very bitter taste(pun intended) in the mouth. The ambiance was good,but what is ambiance without good tasting food?
No,i am NOT going to recommend it all....

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Seafood would melt in your mouth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

great combination of excellent seafood and Indian vegetarian. its so cheap for fish lovers I close three dishes just for myself including their signature dish of tandoori crab. Excellent value, good service

Visited December 2013
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Sunnyvale, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quality and Quantity of the food ruined the experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I visited here with my parents for dinner. We had 2 curries with rice, roti and a shrimp biryani. The quantities of every dish was small which ruined our experience a bit. I think the staff tried hard to be hospitable, so that part of the experience was good... but the food is what we went there for. There's better places.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Mumbai, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great Location....Needs lot of Improvement...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Located in the Heart of Mumbai, where SoBo & Suburban Mumbai Meets....in the Phoenix Mall which is Classy & Huge...

However, the restaurant lacks in a lot of areas like Service Levels, Ambiance, Good Veg options etc. As other Gajalee restaurants in Mumbai, Non-veggies would surely love the food...but limited options for veggies...Staff looks lethargic, un-trained.....Food served was also cold and didnt look classy!

As the place & pricing is perfect..the Hotel Management can focus on service levels and wide choice of menu, this place can be rocking!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great Sea food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The sea food is good here on any day.There are two branches,which I know,one in vile parle, which is very close from the Mumbai international airport,so if you are stuck at the airport and have 4 to 5 hours,then you can have food here.Another is in down town at lower parel, which can be visited if you are in down town.The dishes are pricey.

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