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india Updated: Aug 10, 2012 16:19 IST
Sneha Mahale

What: Twisted Fish
Where: The Unicontinental 3rd Road, Off SV Road, Khar West
Call: 30932030
What’s on the menu: Seafood, North Indian and Chinese cuisine
Drinking: Yes
Smoking: No

Mumbai knows its fish. From hole-in-the-wall eateries to fine-dining restaurants, there are several seafood places in the city that offer various cuisine and cater to every pocket size. So there is a high novelty factor involved when a new fish joint opens. And if its name happens to be Twisted Fish, the intrigue goes up by a notch.

However, this Khar outlet looked a little confused about who its patrons were. While it isn’t unusual to find several coastal cuisine under one roof, it is odd to find staple Indian-Chinese and North Indian fare (Paneer Tikka or Chicken Schezwan) at such places. The alcohol menu has the same drinks offered by neighbour Three Wise Monkeys (they are, after all, owned by brothers). But a quick glance at the menu and we were pleased to see several traditional Mangalorean and Konkan dishes on it, like Meen Pulimunchi and various Gassis.

We opted for the Jhinga Methi Lasooni (Rs 300) and Mutton Kalimirch (Rs 220). While the prawns were fresh (that deserves a special mention as monsoon isn’t the best time to eat fish), the Kalimirch was disappointing. It was too oily and the mutton was undercooked.

Deciding that the fish was obviously the must-try here, we went in for the Meen Gassi (with pomfret, Rs 180) and Neer Dosa (Rs 15) next. The pomfret was fresh and the gravy was what we eat at home, so that worked in its favour. However, we got just one tiny Neer Dosa and hence we had to supplement it with a Garlic Naan (Rs 80) for round two. All in all, it wasn’t a bad experience.

What we like
* Reasonable prices
* Traditional cuisine

We don’t like
* Confusing menu