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“Amazing Food Excellent Service”
Review of Namak

Namak
Ranked #46 of 14,346 Restaurants in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$41
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Vile Parle East
Description: Namak - the Indian Specialty restaurant exudes the contemporary food, super luxe ambience which takes the discerning taste buds on a delectable treat. With a menu reminiscent of the Royal Kitchens of India, the culinary delights on offer create magic with fragrant spices conjuring up a meal fit for a king.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night visited the Beautiful hotel Sahara Star opposit Domestic Airport Mumbai .
Had heard about the Amazing food being served in the restaurant ‘ Namak ‘ .
Must really Compliment the Chef as well as the Management for serving such amazing food alongwith excellent service by the waiting staff .
We were offered an A la Carte choice or a set menu . We opted for the set menu as were willing to try the maximum options on the menu.
The starters were succulent and mind blowing to say the least . Specially the soft Sheek kabab and the Tandoori Prawn .
Main course also was excellent , the Black Dal was out of this world .
Dessert the kulfi was nice and tasty so was the Gulam Jamun couldn’t resist finishing both.
All in all a wonderful experience my friends and me were very happy with the food and the service .

Thank dilip d
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AmitG2755, Manager at Namak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Dilip ,

Greetings from Hotel Sahara Star!!

We thank you for choosing Namak – Our Signature Restaurant as your preferred meal destination in Mumbai and our endeavour is to provide all our guests a memorable experience.

We are pleased to receive such inspiring words from you which have further encouraged our entire team to provide enhanced services to all our esteemed guests.

We once again take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you to Sahara Star in the near future.

Warm Regards & Sahara Pranam,
Amit Ganpuley,
Food and Beverage Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at Namak yesterday for a review. Namak is an Indian restaurant located in Sahara Star and boy, what food! The ambiance is extremely classy and very appealing. Service wise - they are really quick. Ms. Sapna who was waiting on us was really pleasant. She made sure we were comfortable and took great care of us throughout the meal. She also made sure she explained the details of what we were eating which really does help!

We tried the Chef's Tasting Menu which is composed of a 10 course unlimited portion priced at Rs. 2750 plus taxes. I honestly feel this is quite a great deal since you can eat as much as you wish and yet, the food won't be mass prepared so it won't lose its taste!

The menu was as below:

1) Tandoori Jhinga Kalimirch - This was prepared so darn well. The humongous prawns had a marinade of red chillies and pepper and was very delicate. the prawns were done really well and needless to say we had to order second portions for these yummies.

2) Awadhi Ghost Seekh - This is officially the lightest Seekh that I have ever had. The sorts that just melt in your mouth.

3) murgh malai kebab - the kebab had a beautiful dahi marinade that was light on the palette

4) Ambade ka murgh - ambada is a sour tasting leaf which added a unique sort of flavour to the chicken

5) Gosht Banjara - The ghost was cooked so so well, it just fell off the bone. the gravy was predominantly onion based and was really good.

6) Thikri Dal Makhani - the daal makhani was to die for. it was creamy and buttery and out of the world.

7) Cheese Nan - this is the only place which could actually have scope for improvement.

8) Murgh Zaffrani Pulao - Sapna explained to me that this is actually the traditional method of cooking biryani - to cook rice in the broth of the chicken and masala itself and to not make it full of masala. kind of like the hyderabadi style. This really appealed to me as I prefer my biryani dry!

For desserts they served kulfi and gulab jamun - both of these were extremely delicious. The kulfi was creamy and delicious. The gulab jamun was great as well. Loved the meal and its a definite recommendation.

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Thank thefoodauror
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AmitG2755, Manager at Namak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Esteemed Guest ,

Greetings from Hotel Sahara Star!!

We thank you for choosing Namak – Our Signature Restaurant as your preferred meal destination in Mumbai and our endeavour is to provide all our guests a memorable experience.

We are pleased to receive such inspiring words from you which have further encouraged our entire team to provide enhanced services to all our esteemed guests.

We once again take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you to Sahara Star in the near future.

Warm Regards & Sahara Pranam,
Amit Ganpuley,
Food and Beverage Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is so tempting that I can't find my greeed to satisfy. every dish is served with lovely decoration

Thank SanjeevKapoor
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AmitG2755, Manager at Namak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Kapoor ,

Greetings from Hotel Sahara Star!!

We thank you for choosing Namak – Our Signature Restaurant as your preferred meal destination in Mumbai and our endeavour is to provide all our guests a memorable experience.

We are pleased to receive such inspiring words from you which have further encouraged our entire team to provide enhanced services to all our esteemed guests.

We once again take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you to Sahara Star in the near future.

Warm Regards & Sahara Pranam,
Amit Ganpuley,
Food and Beverage Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Namak meaning "Salt" manifests the essence of every cuisine. Without Namak you just cannot create a harmony and balance of taste. So Namak is one such fine dining restaurant situated in the magnificent Sahar Star Hotel, which is an epitome of luxury and opulence. You need to visit this restaurant to experience the grandeur they have to offer. The moment you enter into this restaurant you can sense the essence of our Indian culture. The whole ambiance showcases their authenticity and classicism. This restaurant serves finger licking and delicious North Indian and Awadhi food.
The moment we entered here, the staff guided us to our table and made us comfortable with extremely courteous gesture. They gave a brief about the restaurant and the cuisine they serve.
Upon suggestions we ordered the following items:
APPETIZERS:
CHENNA PALAK KI SHAMMI:
Shammi being the all-time favorite kebab of the Awadhi Nawabs, finding its place at Namak in a masterly done vegetarian version.
Shammi is a special dish of Nawabs. In ancient times, it was mainly made up of minced meat and was kneaded so well that the Shammi just melts in the mouth, so that Nawabs didn't have to take any effort to chew it. The same concept is used here in Namak and the Chefs have mastered it by giving it a vegetarian version. Chenna or Paneer is kneaded so softly and mixed with spinach (Palak), spices and filled with a small layer of cream cheese. It was then pan roasted with desi ghee till it turned golden brown and crispy. It was a marvel dish with a perfect harmony of texture and spices. Every bite taken was a sensation that created a sense of Awadhi vibes.
TANDOORI MALAI PANEER ROLL:
Paneer still persists in its original and traditional style at Namak, we present its marinated in pickling spices and stuffed with onion, mint, Malai cheese and glazed in tandoor.
These tandoori Malai paneer rolls were robustly flavored and they served it with sliced onions. It was a dish delicious and a must order.
SHIMBI PANEER KI SHEEKH:
Char-grilled kebab of young green beans and cottage cheese, with a dominant flavor of mustard.
MAINS:
TRIPOLIYA SUBZI:
The signature dish of Namak depicts the smoothness and tells about how well the spices are blended into a very simple mouthwatering dish.
This Subzi was very well made with perfect blend Of spices and flavors incorporating mixed vegetables. A must try dish here.
SUA DAKHANI SAAG:
Spinach tempered with roasted garlic, cumin and ginger, flavored with dill leaves.
This saag was a winner for me. This dish was surely meticulously made and nurtured that it blended its own signature flavors to it. The consistency, flavors, and aromas were bang on.
THIKRI DAAL MAKHANI:
Black Urad Lentils with fenugreek, tomato, and home churned butter.
This was one of the best slow cooked dal makhani cooked with makhani and spiced with fenugreek. It surely blended a distinctive flavor and aroma. A must try dal if you are here.
ASSORTED INDIAN bread:
We had ordered Kulchas, saffron laccha parathas, and ajwain laccha parathas. Kulchas and ajwain laccha parathas paired well with saag and dal makhani. Zaffron Laccha parathas were good to taste on its own.
TARKARI BIRYANI:
Vegetable biryani cooked with mint, yogurt, and saffron.
This biryani was well cooked with mixed vegetables marinated in yogurt and was lending a wonderful aroma from saffron and mint. All the grains of this biryani were long and flavorful.
Vegetable raita: A thick yogurt-based raita with mixed vegetables. Was good and paired well with biryani.
MOCKTAILS:
CHAMOMILE COLLINS:
This was a cooler with chamomile tea, pineapple juice mixed with honey. It was an absolute soothing drink.
HIBISCUS PASSION:
I loved this mocktail. It was sweet, refreshing, floral with hibiscus, watermelon and fresh lime topped with ice cubes. A must try drink here.
APPLE TEA COOLER:
This was again a refreshing cooler with black tea, apple juice infused with fresh herb-rosemary. This cooler was not very sweet, had distinctive aroma and flavor, something that will linger on forever. Highly recommend this here.
CRANBERRY COLADA:
This creamy cranberry colada with pineapple and coconut cream was just perfect in taste and very nice.
DESSERTS:
MALAI KULFI:
The best and creamy Malai Kulfi I have ever eaten till date.
GULAB JAMUN:
One of the most delicious gulab jamuns I have ever eaten in my life. The gulab jamun was soft like a cotton ball and it just melted in my mouth. Want to have this again and again.

Overall a stupendous experience here at NAMAK.
5/5 for food, ambiance, hospitality, and service.
I will surely come back here again.

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AmitG2755, Manager at Namak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Esteemed Guest ,

Greetings from Hotel Sahara Star!!

We thank you for choosing Namak – Our Signature Restaurant as your preferred meal destination in Mumbai and our endeavour is to provide all our guests a memorable experience.

We are pleased to receive such inspiring words from you which have further encouraged our entire team to provide enhanced services to all our esteemed guests.

We once again take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you to Sahara Star in the near future.

Warm Regards & Sahara Pranam,
Amit Ganpuley,
Food and Beverage Manager

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Everyone should try this place, its great , close to Terminal 1B, near vileparle east station. Staff warmth and friendly

Thank Ivor P
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Amit G, Manager at Namak, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Dear Mr. Ivor,

Greetings from Hotel Sahara Star!!

We thank you for choosing Namak – Our Signature Indian Restaurant as your preferred meal destination in Mumbai and our endeavour is to provide all our guests a memorable experience.

We are pleased to receive such inspiring words from you which have further encouraged our entire team to provide enhanced services to all our esteemed guests.

We once again take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you to Sahara Star in the near future.

Warm Regards & Sahara Pranam,
Amit Ganpuley,
Food and Beverage Manager

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