It’s impossible to miss the live fish counter when you enter Amboli Bar and Kitchen — especially when you spot a crab making a dash for freedom.
The friendly staff gives us a tour and informs us that the restaurant specialises in Malwani and Konkan cuisine.
We start off with an apricot and peach slushie (Rs 110) and a smoked chaas (Rs 20). The slushie has the perfect blend of both flavours, with a dash of lime and salt adding to the taste. The chaas is instantly refreshing. Next, we order the seafood platter (Rs 450) and the Jhinga Nisha (Rs 325). The platter, made up of prawns, rawas, crab and bombil, is a steal.
The fish is fresh and the spice mix makes each bite flavourful. But the bombil needs more salt. The Jhinga Nisha is finger-licking delicious.
For the main course, we order rawas in Goan gravy (Rs 275) with ambolis. The ambolis are made at the table. Although not perfect, they are above average. The Goan gravy makes up for the ambolis and we finish the meal on a good note.