This place was phenomenal, I mean, really. When I went there, I ordered the crab masala, jumbo prawns, and pomfret fish with fried rice. Let me start with the fried rice. The fried rice was just like anything you'd get in India, like other regular Indian-Chinese restaurants. But I'm not saying it was bad, it was just standard issue Indian food. Then came the jumbo prawns. My god, they were so good. I have never tasted such succinctly sweet tiger prawns. 6 stars out of 5. Not only that, they were huge. After that, came the fish. The pomfret. The lemon butter sauce on it, I guess, was supposed to cater to non-local tourists who looked for a rather bland taste. 4 stars out of 5. The fish was OK, but I gave it that because pomfret happened to be one of my favorite fish. The highlight of the meal at Moonrakers was the crab masala. The masala was lovely crab, fresh from the Bay of Bengal, slathered in spicy red hot masala. It was so spicy that being an Indian used to spicy Indian food, this was so spicy that I could not eat it. Literally, I had to drink so much water to compensate for the spices. 10 out of 5 stars.
The restaurant, if you convert to dollars, is like a regular American restaurant, with each dish being about 500-600 rupees, or 9 - 11 dollars. But if you earn in rupees, the restaurant can get a bit pricey. The restaurant is good for kids, and isn't too busy. The restaurant is small with a few tables. The ambience of the place wasn't too loud or bustling, nor too quiet. It was just nice. I liked the food best, the service was great, but I didn't like the ambience as the restaurant is open right onto the street.
Overall, totally you should visit.
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