After establishing itself in various parts of the city as the go-to restaurant for all things Bollywood and desi, Hitchki has now set foot in South Mumbai as well and they’ve chosen Phoenix Mills in Lower Parel as their preferred venue. To all the townies who’ve been missing Indian food and Bollywood music, this is a call for you to head to Hitchki asap!
One step in and you’re welcomed to a well laid out restaurant divided into three sections - one reserved for parties/intimate events, while the other two for guests. Each section is well designed with a combination of retro themed furniture, dark hues and statement lighting. The tables are well spread out with plenty of seating arrangements so you won’t find yourself waiting too long to book a table (or accidentally eavesdropping on someone’s conversation, haha)!
A restaurant’s biggest trump card is its wide array of food. And by ‘wide’ I mean an extensive 24-page menu with dishes from various cuisines. Each one having its own Bollywood twist to it. Think Ulta Pubjab, Bhalle Bhalle, Raja Hindustani, Till Chahta Hai, Rustom Pavri Ho Rahi Hai and more.
After spending a good 10 minutes browsing the menu, I zeroed in on nachos, edamame dimsums and Amritsari Pindi chole. The portion sizes of each were decent enough for two. Apart from these, you must try the restaurant’s recommendations of Paneer Ale Lababdar and Butter Chicken. A classic drink to go with this meal would be the Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – pani puri shots…with tequila.
As for desserts, Hitchki has an array of options there as well. If you’re a group of six, I’d recommend you order the Bas Kar Pagle Rulayega Kya dessert. It’s a chocolate overload with cake, brownie, mousse, truffle, ice cream etc all mixed in one. For smaller groups, the Hamari Mango Puri Karo, Baked Alaska, Pull Me cake are recommended. These come in smaller portions and enough for two-three people.
All in all, a meal at Hitchki with a group of friends or even family will leave you content and very full. But, but, before you assume that Hitchki is only about food and family time, let me tell you that this restaurant offers much more. Every Friday it hosts a Bollywood night beginning from 8:30 pm and these Bollywood nights are a rage.