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The corporate crowd at Powai can look forward to eating out at the newly-opened Mystic Kitchen, which combines delicious Indian cuisine with a unique view, making for a delectable combination

Mutton Seekh Kebab

Our visit to Mystic Kitchen coincided with the hottest day of last month (March 17). So, as soon as we spotted the red sandstone steps that led to the eatery, we made a dash for it.

That's when we noticed its vantage location and the fact that it is surrounded by Powai's rapidly diminishing hillocks. We felt as if we were dining atop a mini Grand Canyon. Well, almost. While they do have an outdoor section with a tiny patisserie, the unfriendly weather forced us to opt for the air-conditioned section.

Veg Moon Fan Rice with Tsing Hai Chicken

The interiors were a combination of white and red hues with fork, knife and spoon designs adorning its walls. Despite being a weekend, a handful of customers could be spotted. We started off with a Caf � Banana (Rs 150) and Mango Gold milkshake (Rs 150).

The Caf � Banana was a combination of coffee, banana and vanilla ice cream and though the coffee overpowered the remaining ingredients we liked the extra caffeine kick. The Mango Gold included mango pulp and vanilla ice cream and was refreshing.

Mystic Kitchen's menu doles out Indian Tandoori, Chinese and Thai cuisines. We took the Indian and Chinese route. While we were keen on tasting their Galouti and Kakori Kebabs, they were both unavailable. So we had to make do with the Mutton Seekh Kebab (Rs 290) instead. Luckily for us, the second choice was a succulent affair, cooked in a perfect blend of spices.

Next up, we ordered the Bhuna Gosht (Rs 290) and Mutton Rogan Josh (Rs 290), along with Missi Roti (Rs 30) and Khasta Roti (Rs 30). While the Bhuna Gosht scored high on taste, the dryness didn't impress. The Mutton Rogan Josh was rich, creamy and spicy but we wish the lamb was less bone and more meat. The Missi and Khasta Roti complemented the meat preparations; they might taste good even solo.

We then tried the Moon Fan Fried Rice (Rs 200) with Tsing Hai Chicken (Rs 260). The rice was average; the chicken dish tasted similar to the typical fare found in Indo-Chinese eateries across the city. At these prices, we would expect better. For dessert, we opted for the Malai Kulfi (Rs 80). It was served in scoops and made for a sweet ending.

Mystic Kitchen at Powai overlooks a rocky stretch. Pics/Sameer Markande.

While the food didn't exactly disappoint, its service needs improvement. Though the eatery was almost empty, it was tough to get the server's attention.

At: Mystic Kitchen, Supreme City, Supreme Business Park, Lobby Level B, behind Lake Castle, Hiranandani, Powai.
Call: 31909394
Mystic Kitchen didn't know we were there.
The Guide reviews anonymously and pays for meals.

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