Restaurant review: 'Tuk Tukk' ride in Shivaji Park
Tuk Tukk, a tiny new eatery near this popular landmark in Dadar, deserves a dekko for its simple yet delicious ready-to-eat snacks and yummy cold coffee
Food: Can do better
Service: Self service
We love the vibe in and around Shivaji Park neighbourhood, what with its wide, tree-lined roads and a mix of old and new restaurants that never fail to deliver. Our most recent haunt was the bar Open House, and on one such recent visit, we spotted Tuk Tukk, located next door and owned by the same company.
(L) Blueberry Cheese Cup; (R) Bun Pizza
The tiny yet cosy eatery offers a variety of quick bites including puffs, bun pizzas, and croissants. We started our Tuk Tukk ride with a Liver Masala Roll (Rs 60), Veg Slider (Rs 50) and a Bun Pizza (Rs 50). From the beverages section, we tried an Oreo Shake (Rs 100) and Cold Coffee (Rs 100). The roll consisted of spicy minced meat that was thankfully not just your usual garam masala mix. The Bun Pizza too made for a good snack with its chicken pieces offering a slightly sour and hot flavour.
Oreo Shake and Cold Coffee
The Veg Slider, however, had lost a race against refrigeration as the cheese slice had not melted when reheated neither had the cheese interiors of the little patty in the burger. Thankfully, the shakes were made just like we like it, thick, with a good dose of chocolate and coffee. Not satisfied with the Veg Slider, we ordered for a Paneer Chilli Croissant (Rs 50). The crust was great though the filling lacked both quantity and flavour. Mutton Puff (Rs 50) was your regular good, flaky puff that one would get at a neighbourhood bakery.
To satiate our sweet tooth we picked a Gooey Ball (Rs 50), which true to its name was a gooey chocolate indulgence. The Blueberry Cheese Cup (Rs 60) earned brownie points for its light, airy consistency.
Tuk Tukk also offers tea snacks such as khari sticks, cookies and breads. We picked a pack of Cheese Khari sticks (Rs 80), which made for a tasty accompaniment with our cuppa. The Plum Cake (Rs 200 for 500 gm) had an egg-y aftertaste in some of its sections that we didn’t like much.
If you are not willing to spend too much but wish to sit down at a place for a quick snack and coffee, Tuk Tukk makes for a value-for-money stopover in a charming set-up.
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
At: Amar Kunj, Veer Savarkar Marg, Shivaji Park, Dadar (W).
Tuk Tukk didn’t know we were there. the guide reviews anonymously and pays for its meals