Friends Union Joshi Club

Kalbadevi
Fast Food Restaurants

We Love The Wholesome, Gujju-Style Thali At The Friends Union Joshi Club

Jayati posted on 11th February

Ten-Second Takeaway

A humble bhojanalya, Friends Union Joshi Club has been around for decades, hidden inside an old colonial building in Kalbadevi, and is known for its home-style Gujarati thali.

Stuck In The Reverse Gear

Though we by no measure declare it as the best thali in town, it’s one of the old iconic places in town that has gotten a lot of word-of-mouth praise. Friends Union Joshi Club {FUJC} is situated in Narottam Wadi in Kalbadevi. It’ll be hard to find {owing to it being on the first floor of an old building}, so keep Google Maps handy.

Enter the place and be greeted by an old-style bhojnalaya, aka canteen avatar. Heads up, take the ambience and the setting with a pinch of salt as this place is by no means about the ambience. Its aim is simple: serve good food to the public, the office-goers, families or anyone, and that’s all it does. Truly a vegetarian’s delight, the thali is pretty diverse and filling.

Chow Down

Though they’re known for the simple thalis, FUJC changes the items of the thali everyday. For INR 200 {on weekdays}, and INR 230 on weekends, the thali will include a variety of dishes – all made in a simple Gujju style. The food is supposed to be very close to home-cooked food, so the spices and the flavours are really simple.

Expect four types of vegetable items, rotis, small bhakri, farsan, two types of dal {sweet and regular}, two types of kadhi, rice or khichdi, chopped cucumber salad, chutney and pickle. For the dessert, patrons can order it separately for an additional cost.

Sip On

The chaas aka buttermilk that comes with the thali. It’s refreshing and perfect to down the flavours of the thali.

So, We’re Saying…

Mumbai does have great some places for Gujarati meals, and we do think Friends Union Joshi Club is a decent place for devouring a home-style thali. It’s priced decently, is simple and has been around for decades.

LBBTip

It’s super busy on the weekends, and during the lunch time, so we suggest you plan accordingly, lest you’re patient enough to stand in a queue.

More Information

Friends Union Joshi Club

Fast Food Restaurants
  • Price for two : INR 400
Kalbadevi

381, 1st Floor, A Wing, Narottamwadi, Kalbadevi Road, Kalbadevi, Mumbai

Friends Union Joshi Club

Kalbadevi
Fast Food Restaurants