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“Finger-licking Mangalorean Seafood”
Review of Mahesh Lunch Home

Mahesh Lunch Home
Ranked #23 of 14,768 Restaurants in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fort/Kala Ghoda
Description: Established by Mr.S.C.Karkera in 1977; Mahesh Lunch Home has spearheaded Mangalorean food to newer heights. Mahesh Lunch Home has now become one of the most desired restaurants for satiating Mangalorean Sea Food hunger, for celebrities and families alike. Being the first & Best Seafood Restaurant in Mumbai to serve authentic Mangalorean food, we occupy a special place for ourselves and our cuisine in the hearts of our customers. Since our humble beginning in the late 70’s, whence serving only a few dishes, one of the most important being Surmai Curry & Butter Garlic Crab which many of our guests still remember devouring in our prime restaurant at Fort, Mumbai; we have expanded and proudly bring to you seven top-notch restaurants globally Ever wondered where to go for a sumptuous and fulfilling lunch with seafood served on your plate? Your thoughts should end right at Mahesh Lunch Home, Fort Mumbai. Known to be the best seafood restaurant in Mumbai, we serve every dish that falls under the seafood category. Too much for you under one roof; no better place to visit than Mahesh Lunch Home to re-visit your foodie-days. If at all, our menu leaves you confused, one dish that you can always call for is butter garlic crab. So if you happen to pass by, make sure to visit the best seafood restaurant in South Mumbai, along with your friends or family. No food is good food unless enjoyed in the company of good friends and loved ones and when at a place like ours, we are sure you will get to see the best of both good times and mouth-watering seafood on your plate.
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Known for its crabs and other sea foods for decades, Mahesh Lunch Home (I wonder why they still call it lunch home when all I have had here were dinners!), it has a new look after its refurbishing since I went there the last. The prices may have gone up northwards, but the decor is decent, the place is very clean and the quality and the service (everyone including the partner/manager Mahendra are extremely polite and quick in service) are still impeccable. Pepper Crab is of course the signature dish but everything we ordered, was finger-lickin' good (really swaad). They have some interesting wines-not of great quality but at great, affordable prices. So if you love seafood and wine, there may not be a better place anywhere else in Mumbai in this price range. The dessert, caramel custard was ordinary and can be avoided, unless you have a sweet tooth. A must-visit restaurant for Indian (Mangalorean cuisine) seafood lovers, especially foreigners visiting South Mumbai.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

A unostentatious setting led to one of the most delightful meals in Bombay! A small place, but big on the important facts of the hospitality biz.
Good prompt service, excellent portions ..must try the dry tawa fish we had upon recommendation from the steward.
Avoid the north Indian cuisine ...in any case the restaurant specialises in Konkani sea food.

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Thank Ruchikathakur
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Cosy setting at dinner, service was excellent and food was delicious. Recommend crabs cooked with lots of garlic. Fish was pretty fresh as well

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a restaurant known for its Mangalorean food (specifically sea food). I have been here many times when it used to have a rustic look with loud ambience, great food and very reasonable pricing. I was here in Sep13 and must say, the place has had a major face lift with trappings of most high end restaurant, in terms of its looks and of course pricing. The food was fine but quite disappointing in terms of value for money feeling....
I will recommend other Mangalorean food places such as Apoorva or Canara in the same neighborhood compared to Mahesh (I have no conflict of interest but just that am sure there may be many who will want to venture into Mahesh and may feel the same way as I did....).

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Thank aylur
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

If you love seafood and you happen to be in Mumbai, then take the risk to go to Mahesh and it will be a wonderful experience. I was on a business trip and had Arab guests with me and we were taken by our hosts to Mahesh.
The tiger prawns is simply the best i've ever had. It's the sauce that goes on top of it is out of this world. The grilled pomfret to go along with it, it was a wonderful experience although from an Indian perspective the price was on the higher side but worth every penny!!

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