I'm taking away 0.5 rating for the Chorizo Rice not being greasy enough this time! I've visited this Imbiss restaurant 2-3 times, and every time I find people ordering by the droves. The menu is limited, just like a small restaurant should have it, and yet, there is enough to try for a few trips here. I find that the best eateries in Bandra operate on the small format: take Bagelwala, Suzette, Between Breads or this one itself. Because they're all from first time restaurateurs, and focussed more on the food and wanted to keep costs low, especially the rents.
I'd call this restaurant a hidden find, because it is a little hard to find the first time you get there. But that also makes it a little enigmatic and accessible for the loyals only, and that is a good thing. They have 10-11 tables in total, and on most weekdays, you'd find a table with minimal inconvenience.
Over to the food. Imbiss has been a bold step in the Mumbai food story. See, I eventually want the Mumbai food story to be like NYC, where you can find a restaurant for almost anything. Imbiss is the first place I know which went away from just having the regular chicken offerings to diversified stuff such as duck & quail eggs. Yes, they do ham and beef too, but with a European recipe. What also finds favour for them is that they are economical.
On to my order and its execution. Yesterday, I wasn't very hungry so me and the bro went for 2 portions instead of 3 which is our usual order. The Chorizo Rice is one of my favourite comfort food, and I like it greasy, just like the first time I had it. Yesterday the grease was a bit less and we let the owner know ;)
Next up, we went into new territory ordering one of their portions for 2, and we went with the Baby back spare ribs. These were nice for the price they came for, and the portions were very large. We could not get through the whole thing between the two of us. The sauces on top were excellent, however wading through to the inners, we found the meat a bit undercooked, something we informed the owner about again and he said he'd work on it. in the past, I've tried the Schnitzels, and they've been great as well.
For drinks, they only offer canned beverages from the coke stable and non-alcoholic beers. Reasonably priced again.
For the entire order, I ended up paying something like Rs. 600, which is great value for money for a dinner for two people.
I'd come back here again and again just for the Chorizo rice if nothing else.