I must admit I was a little sceptical about O15’s Café in Andheri West. Masala Mantar its’ predecessor was too strong a brand and culinary experience for me to forget. But I was obviously in for a surprise. Change is always for the better I guess.
It had certainly undergone a makeover and was now this swish place with great music, food, ambience et al. From the rustic Indian-themed décor, the area switched to a younger, contemporary and clubby vibe, with giant screens that showed international music videos.
Mr. Mendes the Outlet Manager, seated us and recommended we try some must-haves on the menu. Chicken n cheese croquettes arrived first. The chicken mince was inextricably mixed with the cheese and together these simply melt in our mouths. Sipping my apple cinnamon iced tea, I was refreshed.
The menu struck me as truly global with something for every palate. Pastas, Pizza, soups, exciting mains- both veg and non veg and of course salads and desserts.
The citrus salad was light and tangy. The sliced apples and walnuts added the right crunch.
The Mi Goreng was well presented and tasted delicious with the chicken satay, peanut sauce, prawn crackers. One of the most authentic ones I have tasted. Mr. Avneet, the owner, surely delivers his “promise of the food being delicious till the last bite.”
Wood Fired Pizza, Stuffed Chicken, Veg. Pizza, New York Styled Salami Milano With Sauteed Mushroom, Watermelon Feta Salad, Apple Crumble Pie, Philadelphia Baked Cheese Cakes are other specialities.
The service is good and unobtrusive. We rounded off our meal with a warm apple tart and a dollop of vanilla ice cream titled Apple Cobbler. Again, a well made tart. Crisp and crunchy on top with a soft centred apple filling.
The food is definitely value-for-money, given the quality and portions.
O15’s Café has special evenings, like Live Performances by your favourite artist from all genres of Music. Karaoke lovers can look forward to getting their vocal chords exercised.
The chic ambience of the restaurant is reminiscent of an international resto bar with good music and even better food.