Flavours Of The 'Sol': 5 Authentic Maharashtrian Restaurants In Thane
When in Maharashtra, you gotta do what the Maharashtrians do. While Mumbai suffers from the effect of being a metropolitan which means it ends up being a melting pot of cuisines from across the globe, Thane, a little away from the main city, has been able to preserve the authenticity in its real form.
Calling out to all the Thanekars, and Mumbaikars who frequent Thane, here are some restaurants that serve authentic Maharashtrian food.
Mi Hi Koli
Mi Hi Koli translates to “I am a fisherman”, and that is the USP of this place – seafood. With a homely setting and warm vibes, this place is known for its fresh seafood. Their crab soup (INR 210), and stuffed pomfret with prawn filling (INR 900) are particularly recommended. Wash it all down with the Sol Kadhi (INR 50).
They've got 2 outlets - one at Panch Pakhadi and another at Ghodbunder Road.
Cost for two: INR 900 approx
Gokhle Uphar Gruha
Opening its shutters at 7am, Gokhale Uphar Gruha at Naupada is a basic eatery that is known for its Maharashtrian staples - Misal (INR 55), Bhajani Thalipeeth (INR 55) and Kothimbir Wadi (INR 55). Feeling experimental? Try the Upwas Type menu - We love the Upwas Misal (INR 68)!
Cost for two: INR 100 approx
An old-school family restaurant setting with bench-like seating, Metkut is the place to go to satiate that Shrikhand and Ukadiche Modak craving. They have loads of authentic Maharashtrian delicacies to choose from, and this authenticity extends to their menu - it's written in Marathi. Might help to take a local friend along. Just saying.
Try the Shaahalyachi Bhaji (INR 185), Phunke Kadhi (INR 120), and the Fansachi Bhaji (INR 170)
Cost for two: INR 500 approx
Surmai Fry, Surmai thali, chicken sukha, and fried fish – doesn’t that sound like the perfect evening? Hemant Snacks is a simple eatery with steel plates and yummy food. While the ambience is basic, you will magically find yourself going back to place again and again. It's super crowded during weekends, so make sure you plan accordingly!
Cost for two: INR 400 approx