Phone: 6643 0670 / 71 / 72
12 pm – 3.30 pm (Sat, Sun only), 7 pm – 1 am
183, Waterfield Road,Near National College,
Bandra (W), Mumbai – 400 050price : 1000-2000
Euro-Asian foodTwo massive bars Showcase of artistic talent.
THE SCENE »
A warm orange glow down the street tells you you’re approaching Zenzi, a resto-lounge bar with street-facing, low, open windows. Thai and Balinese interiors give a touch of contemporary Asian, and a mix of wooden panels, glass doors and orange hues give a warm transparency to the casual dining experience or an evening soirée. The concept of using space is remarkable unlike the boxed enclosures of most hangouts. The main area, a good size away from the entrance is air-conditioned with two huge bars. You can hop on to the bar stools for cocktails, socialise in the lounge area or have a meal amidst RnB, drum and bass, house to IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) revved up by their resident or guest DJs. Since Zenzi encourages artistic talent, you can enjoy various exhibits put up for display on the walls.
THE FOOD AND DRINK »
The Zenzi kitchen tantalises the taste buds with a fusion of Asian and European cuisine. Serving authentic Thai, Japanese, Indonesian, French and Italian cuisine, Chef Shahaf Shabtay has his hands quite full but he delivers with aplomb. For starters, the Zenzi Mozzarella Salad and the Honey Wasabi Prawns are a good bet. The main course has specialities like the Mushroom Mirin Risotto (Italian style rice flavoured with mirin, wok-fried mushrooms, vegetables and Parmesan cheese – Rs. 350) or the unique Zenzi Tempura (Roll of Japanese tuna and Norwegian salmon shallow fried, served with asparagus, peas, Udon noodles, wasabi and black sesame sauce – Rs. 525). Other interesting dishes are the Zenzi Wok, Osso Bucco and Korean Style Beef.
At the bar, have a go at either the Zenzitini (vodka, triple sec and fresh lime, spiked with wasabi), the Cran Mojito (Rum in muddled fresh lime, sugar, mint & topped with soda with a splash of cranberry juice) or the Black Python (Amaretto, Crème de cacao, lime juice, sugar syrup) or you’ll sure be missing out on something! Their Minty Coolers (choose between strawberry, peach and grenadine) are worth trying out, especially in this sultry weather.
THE VERDICT »
This place is great in catering to every mood. Besides providing exceptional cuisine, Zenzi has taken an appreciative interest in hosting live acts and performances in music and organising various cultural events such as art exhibitions, salsa classes and poetry nights.