What is the hype about?
Rating – 2.5/5
As per the claims of so many folks on social sites and otherwise this is supposedly THE place for authentic Kolhapuri Maharashtrian food. However my experience bordered on average at best on a surprisingly less busy Sunday.
Following items were ordered:
Mutton thali – Comes with a mutton sukha types preparation, rassa, choice of bhakri/chapati and rice. Except the mutton pieces all of the other preparations are unlimited.
The mutton pieces were average as only some of them were of good quality, the thali is 250+ bucks and if you can’t serve 4-5 good pieces of mutton then I am not sure what value I am getting from the meal.
Chicken thali – Same was the case here in terms of chicken quality probably being worse than the mutton.
Taste-wise I would rate the Mutton thali a notch higher than the chicken one.
The food was definitely not mildly spiced but it wasn’t super spiced either and the taste was decent, didn’t find anything outstanding in the thalis for sure. I have had much better thalis in villages of Konkan.
Mutton Biryani – This was a total disappointment with almost nothing going for it. The rice was mostly bland with only the mutton pieces having some masaala, even the masaala of the Masaala rice tasted bland. The accompanying gravy was the same as with the thali and didn’t quite add any value to the meal.
Solkadhi – The only bright spot in an otherwise disappointing meal, this was one of the best I ever had. However if I had known that the best item of the meal is going to be this then I wouldn’t have bothered coming till Wagholi for a weekend meal for sure.
Ratings in short:
Ambience – Average
Parking space – Good
Service – Average
Food – Strictly average
VFM – Average