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“Legendary good place”
Review of Cafe Universal

Cafe Universal
Ranked #403 of 14,736 Restaurants in Mumbai
Cuisines: Ethiopian, Fast Food
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Mumbai
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

One of the oldest charm of Mumbai, As I stepped in the ambience made me feel great, everything looks antique right from their wooden furniture to wall frames. One of the Non AC dining place with huge ceilings serving many types of cuisines.

Quite known for their irani dishes. Well I tried here Chinese which was average and worth the money I paid here.

Chicken Chilly with Fried Rice - Good to go.. Portion was bit less. But good in taste

Tried their veg sizzlers with extra noodles and cheese, well lot of French fries and less stir fried veggies. But the patty and sauce used was amazing.

Couldn't clicked more pictures as my battery was dead.

Service was super quick and more of the crowd comes here to booze.

Do Explore.

Date of visit: January 2019
23  Thank ayeshaladha
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Wow! What a treasure location we found. Clean, excellent staff outstanding food and a great choice for vegetarians. Would recommend this small, extremely clean family run restaurant to anyone travelling in Mumbai! Take the time to visit this gem

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mitrajam
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Best veggie platter. Great service!
Amazing location for planning the day start and relaxing late in the night. Near Colaba. Lots of action.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ramesh F
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

You know what they say about first impression well Cafe Universal really impressed us starting with its cosy ambience where the walls filled with souvenirs from different parts of the globe.

Mustard walls, sculptural windows, doorframes made of iron & chandeliers reflect the Art of popular Europe at the 21st century.

Mughal paintings, Iranian landscapes & Zoroastrian gods & a row of golden Chinese cats waving right at you.

There is no air conditioning, all the windows are open

There is no chance of a reservation here.

Weekends at Universal can be a crowded affair

The café has been around for nearly a century starting back in the days when the dockyard workers would enjoy their daily chai & khari biscuit,
to the young & vibrant crowd that has been overwhelmed with an expansive menu

A big thank you to Narayan who was our server & the wonderful owners who made a difference for us. THANK YOU SO MUCH

So what did we order :

▪ O.M.G BURGER (with sunny side up egg)
If you're looking for a man vs food moment, this meat-laden OMG burger that has got about 6 layers of well done tender flavoured beef steak layered with cheese in between, lettuce & onions served with a lovely side of French Fries is a task to finish but worth every bite making this one of the greatest burgers ever.
This is one of the burgers you have to eat it with a fork & knife, because it's just a gets messy.
Truly a tantalising Taste!!

▪STEAK SHASHLIK
Shashlik is like a kebab of cubed beef in a spicy Steak is a one of a kind with their Home Made Garlic sauce which is their special sauce that is poured upon the Steak filled up with rice and other stired fried vegetables.
The Sizzlers out here is truly filling, the quantity is more here with a quantity suffice for two, not unless you got a great appetite.
TRY THIS DELICIOUS SIZZLER

▪PEPPER STEAK WITH CHEESE
This Delicious Pepper steak is a stir-fried dish consisting of sliced beef steak cooked with sliced green or red bell peppers & other seasonings such as soy sauce & ginger topped with their HOME MADE BARBEQUE SAUCE...
Truly a dish for every steak sizzler fan..
The Sizzler quantity is more here where in two can have it, not unless you are a a good eater... A STEAK SIZZLER Worth it all.. Yummy!!

Over all everything was perfect from the Hospitality to the food was truly worth everything & cant wait to come back with the entire family..

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank atulabrahammathew
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Superb food, i mean they give u chef made mustard sauce made by the chef awesome im a fan of mustard sauce , and the irani chai mind blowing,
And man the service is superb, during the evening when they don’t usually served tea they made it specially for us.superb people .really kind dont find restaurant like these now a days

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank joel t
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