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“A must visit for the Indian food-lovers!”
Review of Soam

Soam
Ranked #59 of 14,722 Restaurants in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $5
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: SOAM ... For Indian home-style comfort food ..That's , fresh, seasonal, vegetarian and healthy. At Soam one can enjoy Indian vegetarian food cooked and served the way it is in traditional Indian homes............ Fresh, seasonal, and healthy. Marwari, Gujarati , Maharashtrian , Punjabi, Kutchi dishes served in individual pre-plated portions tastefully paired with the perfect accompaniments to enhance your dining experience. Soam also serves hygienic versions of popular Mumbai street foods. Sugarcane juice, ice-gola, chaat, and dosas ..Along with a typical Indian teatime snacks (farsaan), and quick meals, faraal (foods for fasting ) or desserts, it's a great place to start your adventure into this tasty, spicy, slightly sweet, and very filling, vegetarian cuisine. Main courses are almost always seasonally changed, serving what's freshly available and appropriately eaten during that time of the year. Along with a low-calorie and a carbohydrate free menu selection that's really great for those watching their calories... So whether you're feasing or fasting come to SOAM ...It's the perfect choice. Soam redefines calmness, spirituality and philosophy of great tasting food~! Said one of our patrons on tripadvisor
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Fresh, clean and designed restaurant just north of Chowpatty Beach and beside Malabar Hill. Surprisingly cheap for this standard, though the portions are a bit small. But you can order more dishes instead! Dishes from all over India, well described in the meny. Also extra points for the plats and vessels, they are in stylish copper. Here you eat both with your mounth and eyes, the food besides tasting good also looks good!

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Thank Terese_PM
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Sitting in the corner of busy chowpatty is this wonderful little discovery ''Soam'', the restaurant maintains it traditional dishes and classic Vegetarion gujrati menu, what entices me to this place is the authenticty and culture it maintains and has kept it intact over the years. The restaurant is hot favourite amongst the local vegeterian comunity
Must try the basket of farsans and Khichu preparations,

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Thank satishpg
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Every trip to Mumbai visiting Swati Snacks is a must for us, however during our last visit when the wait atSwati was too long we decided to give Soam a try, having been told they had a similar menu.
What a disappointment it turned out to be. Yes they do have dishes that sound the same, but one bite is all it took to put us off. The food is completely lacking in authentic flavour, in fact it was so bad we actually left most of the food untouched & asked for our bill. Surprisingly neither the waiter nor the manager bothered to ask us why we had left most of ur order uneaten!

Never again!

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Thank zeepad
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Just returned from a disappointing lunch. The food was far from what Soam was famous for. It gave it's competitor a run for their money. No more.
The stuffed paneer paratha lacked the generous stuffing! The sada dosa lacked the flavour and the mysore masala dosa looked something like a springroll with some mashed potato and chilli mixture.
Sugarcane juice was room temprature. When we asked for ice, we got the gola crushed ice which instantly melted making our drink insipid!
The cherry on top was a Mr. Anil a staff member! When i walked in, i asked for a table for 2. When my sister said her daughter would join us, i indicated we would be 3. Mr. Anil promptly said, 'but you just now said 2'! Later, even though Mr. A noticed i was looking around to place the order, he continued engaging our waiter in conversation, it was only when someone right behind me called out, were we attended to.
I was upset and was narrating the attitude when Mr. Anil came to my table and got arrogantly defensive and argumentative.

Last time i will go to Soam.

Saving grace, the tiny jalebis!!

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Thank Anitya
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Soam, located bang opposite the Babulnath temple in South Bombay, is small-ish but pleasant reatuarant with creamy mango-yellow walls, elegant wooden tables & stools, and rustic-looking hammered brass plates and tablemats fashioned out of dry pressed leaves.
The menu has separate sections for staters, one-dish meals, mains, desserts and a separate section of low-cal options. And the what is remarkable is the kind of dishes available on the menu - snacks and mains from Gujarati, UP, Bengali, South Indian and Maharashtrian kitchens which aren't usually seen on fancy restaurant menus, all offered up with a culinary twist. For instance - smaosas stuffed with spinach and cheese (Indian spanakopitas!) Kothimbir wadi livened up with the addition of corn. A red rice dosa (made with organic red rice flour) chock-full of cucumber shreds, served with the traditional coconut chutney. And the most amazing khichadi, with the masterstroke touch of a smoky garlic-and-butter tadka.

There are lots of things that I still want to go back and try like the Jowar Pita Pockets, Vitamin Bhel, Spinach Pulao and the trinity of Paanki, Padloo and Cheela (lentil pancakes, all three) among others. All of the food is tasty without being laden with spice or oil.

An average meal for 2 should cost around Rs 650 - not including desserts and drinks. Definitely worth a second (and third, fourth, fifth...) visit!

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5  Thank Urja K
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