Hotel Ramashray Matunga – Review
Address: Bhandarkar Road, Near Matunga Railway Station, Matunga East, Mumbai
Cuisine: South Indian
Breakfast Items, Jain Food, Vegetarian only
Timings: 5.30 am to 9.30 pm
Average Cost: Rs 250 for two
Hotel Ramashray Matunga Review:
Being a south Indian always have soft corner for south Indian food, but this time with Hotel Ramashray hotel its quality of the food, service and the simplicity of that place which takes you over. Its been there since 1940’s almost 80 years serving consistently the same quality.
I remember visiting this Hotel Ramshray when I had come to Mumbai for the first time to visit Mumbai i.e. around 17 to 18 years ago. After a such a long gap we have come back to this iconic restaurant to savour south Indian food. There was waiting as usual luckily, we got sitting pretty fast i.e. with in the first 5 minutes. Normally they would expect us to share tables here, but since we were three we were exempted from that 😊, but this very common in south India i.e. sharing tables.
Here they don’t have the traditional menu, the available items are written on the wall near the kitchen in white chalk piece or the list of items are given the person serving you. The serving personnel are very courteous and friendly helping you to decide what to order. They are not perturbed by the rush and don’t rush you through.
We ordered Podi Idli, Mysore Bonda, Rasam Idli, Idli & Medu Vada, Andhra Poli, Pineapple sheera, dal Vada, lassi, lime juice and finally two filter coffees.
Every dish was outstanding, but name a few out of the above noted are:
Podi Idli (Its soft and tasty it just melts in your mouth), Rasam Idli (Rasam was outstanding, not very over powering tamarind taste very subtle and tasty), Mysore Bonda (This was my daughter’s choice it was tad sweet but had its unique taste). Their coconut chutney and sambar are so good but somehow, we never ordered for extra chutney or sambar. They have sign saying do not waste Chutney and Sambar 😊…..!
Filter coffee, was mixed diligently in the traditional method of pouring back and forth from the steel cup and glass. The froth formed and when it sticks to your upper lip while you’re sipping the coffee is the traditional style of 😊 having filter coffee.
After all these many variety of foods you expect a hefty bill, to our surprise it was only approximately Rs 500/- for three people, its pocket friendly and amazingly tasty…!
Note: Don’t order cold drinks they have their in-house drinks like: lime juice and ginger lemon juice they are extremely tasty.