Hello Guppy is a all-day Japanese Bar & Cafe located at BKC, Mumbai.
The vibrant colourful funky cafe serves fuss free japanese delicacies in a relaxed fun loving ambiance.
It’s quick lunch menu includes soup, salads, sushis, set meals and rice bowls along with “ramen” burgers.
Their elaborate dinner menu also includes appetizers and mains.
The bar menu has a good selection of wine and sakes along with cocktails that have a japanese influence.
So here is what I had –
MOUNT FIJI –
Vodka based cocktails with peach/passion fruit and apple.
SPICY SALMON MISO –
Fermented soya bean paste soup with tofu/wakame(seaweed)/salmon and spring onions .
A strong pungent miso flavored soup, made brilliantly !!
WARM ASPARAGUS & ARUGULA –
Grilled asparagus/lettuce/tomatoes and rocket leaves tossed with nuts in wafu dressing.
Extremely healthy salad with a light sesame oil dressing !!
TIGER PRAWNS TEMPURA –
Tempura batter fried prawns served with spicy mayo/prawn chips and dashi(miso broth).
Perfectly fried prawns, melt in your mouth texture with a crispy outer. Wow !!
Dashi was tangy n sour, complimented it well.
AVOCADO, & CREAM CHEESE –
Vinegared rice stuffed with avocado/cucumber/cream cheese and sesame seeds.
SPICY SALMON ROLL –
Vinagered rice stuffed with salmon/fish eggs/spicy mayo and tempura fritters.
CALIFORNIA ROLL –
Vinegared rice stuffed with crab meat/avocado and fish eggs.
The maki rolls were fabulous, went extremely well with miso and soya sauce.
The quality of rice and the meats used were top notch.
GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST –
Chicken breast glazed with orange and teriyaki soy, grilled to perfection.
The sweet sour teriyaki glaze with a twist of tangy orange really worked, tasted insanely delicious .
One should really try this, wondering why no one ever done this twist before !?
GRILLED MARKET FISH –
Seabass glazed with yuzu sake, grilled to perfection.
Served on a bed of assorted vegetables.
The Curtis fruit flavour with the white fish was fantastic, sweet, sour n tangy !!
Very healthy yet extremely delicious.
CHOCOLATE FONDANT –
Hot chocolate cake with a gooey center.
Served with cheesecake ice cream and almond crumble.
Absolutely devine !!
Crunch from the crumbs, warm chocolate and cool creamy ice cream …..what else can u ask for !??
Loved it !!
It requires skill to make a really gooey chocolate centre fondant….hello guppy has brilliantly executed it !!!
Overall, hello guppy is the perfect casual diner to savor Japanese cuisine.
It does complete justice to the food it serves inspite of being a modern take on Japanese cuisine.
If you are a japanese food lover, hello guppy’s easy pricing will make you a regular here 😉
Go try indulge !