Posts Tagged ‘Sahibaan’

Kobe Sizzlers, Why Have I not been here before?

May 21, 2010 1 comment

Kobe Sizzlers has been sitting pretty next to Spice Tree on Hill Road, Bandra for as long as I can remember. Have preferred to have my fill of sizzlers at Sahibaan on Turner Road but after a bad stomach (that my friend endured, I don’t endure such things as I have a bottomless pit!) we have avoided Sahibaan for the time being.

So when craving for sizzlers, we thought of crashing the party at Kobe’s to try a new restaurant!

Before ordering the sizzler we went through the usual ritual of getting ourselves a few drinks. This included an Ice Tea and Fresh Lime Soda. This was the first time an Ice Tea actually tasted like an Ice Tea. I could taste tea in there, for a change. It was an excellent coolant and could have done with another one too!

The fresh lime soda was the usual fresh lime soda!

Next up was the sizzler! (blame the ice tea for the long wait!). We ordered for a Chicken Sizzler with boiled vegetables. The sizzler was cooked well without burning the underside. The chicken steak was tender and veggies were boiled well. The french fries included were humongous! Thankfully there was no rice included or else we would have fallen asleep at the restaurant itself. The sizzler was excellent in my opinion.

Kobe has strangely gotten bad reviews at but I for one only have good things to talk about the place. The ambiance is no frills but the food is excellent! The Ice Tea was super and so was the sizzler. Pricey though it is, the food makes up for it.

Overall Ratings are:

Price: 3/5

Food: 4/5

Drinks: 4/5

Ambiance: 2/5 -(it isn’t the most well maintained place and one can notice seepage in certain parts of the wall)

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Sahibaan, Colaba

Sahibaan at Colaba is apparently the first of the many Sahibaan restaurants open in Mumbai. Being the first, it boasts of an extensive menu, Chinese and India, that most of its brethren do not.

We were at Colaba searching for a place to chill and have dinner and chanced upon Sahibaan. Did not hesitate to walk in. The place is pretty small but has good seating arrangement. They generously offered us a table for six people even though we were just two!

They serve this for free but only after an order is placed.

Have already had the sizzlers from here so decided to try out something new. For me, new meant having Momos. So ordered for Steam Chicken Momos which were served along with three different sauces. One was sweet, one a bit sweet and sour and another just plain spicy!

My friend told me about how they serve  Momos elsewhere such that you can dip a whole Momo in a sauce and relish the flavour. Here you had to use the fork and the spoon but that was no problem either.

After the momos, we ordered for Chicken Pot Rice. Very much like Biryani cooked in an earthen pot, the Pot Rice was served in a ceramic bowl. Steamed chicken was the delicacy of the day for us with loads of freshly cut veggies. We were given chop sticks too. It was my first time with a chop stick and I think I didn’t do a bad job afterall. The pot rice was a bit bland and had to be mixed with some Soy Sauce (which I like) .

The food was delicious. The thing with Chinese food is the magic of the various sauces and when done right makes any thing you can have into a tasty delicacy. But we weren’t done yet. Ordered for a Sizzling Brownie (had to order something sizzling at Sahibaan!). The chocolate was a bit burnt and the brownie was just a plain old brownie, had hoped to find some nuts in there.

Overall, Sahibaan is a really good place serving good food and every attendee there has a ‘real’ smile on his face. Such a lovely thing when you are out for dinner after a tiring day!

Food: 4/5

Ambiance: 3/5

Service: 4/5


January 12, 2009 2 comments

3 Carlton Court, Nr. HSBC Bank, Turner Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai

Full Review:

Sahibaan is a place to come to if you are up for a sizzler at an affordable rate. This small tiny joint boasta of a wide variety of dishes and more importantly sizzlers.

So on a quiet afternoon my office decided to go out and have some sizzlers. We had to wait for a good 15 mins for our table (table of 6) after which we finally placed our orders.

The order consisted of roast chicken sizzler, steak sizzler, crunchy chicken sizzler and a one more.

Sizzlers came in steaming but the hungry buggers that we were, not caring for how hot the food is, we jumped in to enjoy the delicious meal that awaited us. The roast chicken  sizzler was by far the best of the 4 we ordered simply for a larger quantity of chicken it had which also tasted quite good!

The sizzlers were accompanied by ice tea which wasn’t so bad either.

Overall we paid Rs.200 per head which is way lower than what we would pay elsewhere for a similar feast. Yes we did have to wait  a bit longer for our food to arrive but we weren’t complaining.

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