Timbactoo, an ancient city famous for gold and salt, is now donned in its new avatar – Timbactoo: The Sheesha Parlour (I added the last three words!!). Well it is not just for Sheesha, but for drinks and the occasional starters, main course and more drinks as well!!!
An open air eatery, located on top of RMall, Mulund, it is adjoined by its sister restaurants – Urban Tadka and Pop Tates. All three places are famous in Mulund and across Mumbai as well.
3 of us were here for 3 different reasons – Hukka, Drinks and Food. So I ordered for Hukka – Romeo and Juliet – (I think it was orange and mint flavour but I think I may be wrong here). Anyways, the hukka was just so niiiiiiice! Wasn’t on a empty stomach so didn’t get high instantly! Phew! The flavour was really nice and more importantly it lasted for quite some time. One thing I noticed was that I didn’t have to keep asking them to remove the blocked coal from the filter which is generally the case in quite a few places. We smoked for more than an hour until we asked them to change the coal! Along with the hukka, we ordered for starters – the best of which were the Lebanese Chicken Tikka and the Lemon Grass Kabab, Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken and Garlic Bread. Soft, tender, juicy and with the right amount of marination resulted in a great starter! Infact, I am going to order the Lemon Grass Kebab every time I go there!
The overall total was INR 855 (including INR 225 for the Hukka) dividing amongst three people. Not exactly cheap but the quality of the food and the Hukka was more than satisfactory for me to not worry about the price!
On another note, Hukka for INR 225 at Timbactoo is cheaper than at Sheeshas, Bandra (INR 300). However, the hukka did not really have the same effect as at Sheeshas, which I think is the best you can get in the city! Nevertheless, open air ambiance/cheap sheesha/good flavours and some good seating does make this place a must visit for all sheesha fans!