Punjab Grill without a doubt has one of the most impressive facades that I have ever seen. In a world where people judge a book by it's cover, Punjab Grill enthralls the viewers completely. In fact, one can even hear an adult Simba voice calling you inside in a jovial Punjabi accent. "Oye, come inside."
The restaurant has a moderate sized dining area with a Bar-lounge and a main dining area. The lounge appears quite special with its artistic lamps and mesmerizing artifacts. Though the lighting isn't your typical dim dark types, the lounge does well to blend in Punjabi themes.
The main area has comfy looking seats and a very family themed atmosphere. Under the Golden lights, its easy to enjoy the meal with some light talk.
A special table was set up for our group within the lounge and it felt quite awesome to have that lovely lounge all for ourselves.
Captain : This is good. Savory.
Crewmate : You meant Savvy right?
Captain : Do I look like Jack Sparrow to you?
Captain : This is a great Paneer with spices.
Crewmate : Its actually Guchichi or Morel Mushrooms.
Captain : Wow, that would make a good Paneer too.
Captain : We should sail to the Norwegian sea just for this.
Crewmate : If you liked it that much, we could just come here again.
Captain : Ah, that works too mate.
Captain : This looks like a yellow universe with Soft Paneer stars and spicy planets.
Crewmate : And I feel like Galactus devouring this cheesy universe.
Captain : It feels great to have Galactus scrub the decks for me.
Captain : This Dish is too much of Tomatoes.
Crewmate : Is it more than the tomato in your Bloody Mary?
Captain : Its more than the tomato in La Tomatina.
Captain : I am confused lad. This looks beautiful yet a bit unsatisfying.
Crewmate : I quite like the Churros.
Captain : Oye, save some for me or I am tossing you overboard in the high seas.
This Punjabi voyage reached its end with the Paan shot. This was a sweet minty Paan drink which acted as both a palate cleanser and a mouth freshener. I quite enjoyed it and would have loved to have more of it.
The service was good with the servers accurately describing each thing as they served us. And they were quite co-operative for the pictures. Though, one does feel that there is room from improvement.
Punjab Grill feels a bit pricy for the entrée menu while the mains tend to be priced somewhere between a Zaffran and the run of the mill Mughlai restaurants. The starters are really great but could very well do better with a slight pricing shave off.
To wrap this up, the Appetizers were great and their inventions worked well for the most part. Their mains felt a bit lacking with the exception of the Malai Paneer Pede. For a Carnivore like myself, this is could be a peeve. The ambiance is one of this establishment's greatest strengths. It seems to have been done in a very loving and tasteful manner. If the facade impresses you then the interiors will live up to the excitement. Even with the flaws, I very much enjoyed the Punjab Grill experience and do look forward to trying their mall outlets as well.
The Captain's Score : 7/10
"Oye Lads, time to go back to the winds. The Leo constellation awaits us."
Ground Floor, Morya Landmark - II,
Opposite Infinity Mall, Off Andheri New Link Road,
Andheri West, Mumbai
Phone :+91 9920302139