Phone: 022 67302927
Address: 312B, 3rd Floor, Atria Mall, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Time: 12 Noon – 3:30 PM, 7 PM – 12:30 AM
Meals for two: Rs. 1,400
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, North Indian
Facilities: Home Delivery, Full Bar Available, Mall Parking, City View, Table booking recommended, Brunch, Valet Parking Available, Indoor Seating, Available for Functions, Private Dining Area Available, Buffet, Group Meal
I admit. I am not a buffet fan. I also dislike shopping malls. So when this glittering buffet-only restaurant opened in the revamped Atria Mall, the only reasons which propelled me there (in the first week of May) were my dining companions. Both well travelled senior bureaucrats, both knowledgeable and charming. Sangeeta Singh, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, a colleague from the Indian Revenue Service (where I worked for 15 years, after training as a journalist) was also the Director (Films) in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India, and a regular at Cannes.
Having worked for several years in Tokyo as Minister (Economic) Embassy of India, Arvind Singh is a Japanese food buff. It was a fun dinner peppered with great conversation and not equally great food.
Global Fusion, Worli, Mumbai: Decor
Zoom up the glass lift of Atria Mall and walk into a sprawling room bathed in colored lights, done up with pillars and trees. A Pagoda and light-reflecting water pond in the middle all of which adds to the gloss.
Global Fusion, Worli, Mumbai: Food
Sashimi in a buffet? Sushi to kababs, too. Happily, most of the starters are freshly made to order. You pick your choice, give the chit of paper to the server behind the buffet counter and they bring the dishes to the table. Superb Teppan Yaki Prawns, unerringly cooked with the perfect kiss of soy. As for the sushi, not authentic but the vegetarian creations are highly recommended. With the tasty black olive crowning the rice nigari, a fleshy tomato nigari, mango too, were refreshing and delicious. Mock duck recommended, too.
Soggy salads, be it the tasteless raw mango salad or the waldorf salad. Thick-skinned dimsum. Very small variety of mains… mainly North Indian. Mushy rajma, roesti served with chutney and most of the desserts were avoidable (dry cakes et al).
Glossy, sprawling buffet-only mall restaurant. Vegetarian innovative sushi here. Not meant for those looking for authentic Japanese fare. Mains and desserts are not at par with the starters. Choice of starters and especially the fact many of them are freshly made to order is a very big plus point, as is the pricing. Definitely not worth a detour.