Mirchi & Mime is a trendy dining restaurant serving modern-Indian cuisine, first of its kind in India, served exclusively by speech & hearing-impaired service staff. The restaurant offers seasonal and select classical dishes from select locations across India with contemporary expression presented by a highly experienced kitchen team. Good food served quietly.
It’s beautiful place. Great Ambience and a great idea too. It promotes sign language and all its staff is fluent in it. We went for lunch and ordered the following
1. Rawas Kebabs
2. Chicken biryani
3. Halwa tart trio platter.
The food was good. The rawas kabab were melt in the mouth and perfectly spiced. The biryani was different as it was with White sauces and sweetish. The chicken pieces were plenty and perfectly cooked. Their portion sizes are good and two people can conformably eat a dish. They are plated well and look pleasing. I only has an issue with their dessert . We ordered the halwa trio, which has gajar, doodhi and moong dal halwa with Malai ice cream. It was meh. Gajar was too sweet and moong had a strangish smell. Perhaps I should have just ordered the pannacotta. The only point I’m taking away is for the dessert. Oh! and the valet was super dismissive of us ( maybe coz we were on a bike)
The moment you enter this place you can only see smiling faces. The staff is always ready to help and smiling. We got to learn new gestures while placing the order and it was really cool to communicate in sign language. Hats off to the team. Food is amazing and perfect blend of veggies and spices. For those who like sharing soup bowls: beware you cannot share soup here as they have live soup pouring in the bowl.
There’s an army of differently abled staff. they are warm and so welcoming. It’s one of the popular places in Mumbai and I’m so far heard all positive reviews.
It’s nice to communicate with actions and signs
What I ate:
Fish seekh 4/5
Zafarani biryani 5/5 it was so fragrant and delicious!
Sitaphal pannacotta 3/5
A sure 5star for me! Have been popular due to the innovative concept of using sign language as the staff are challenged people. This is what makes this restaurant a sure 5star rating.
Food: tried Orange juice with icecream and the tangy twist was good. Menu card has the innovative way of either showing or using the sign language to the staff. Ordered the Tandoori Potatoes and Fish Tikka on starters. The Basa was juicy and just melt in mouth cooked. Must try is there Sufiyan Biriyani; white and hot with chicken pieces and light on palate. The Nutella and Toffee tarts were also lovely.
Staff: the best stellar of this restaurant. Charming, cute and with wide smiles the staff are lively and participating. Went during the lunch and wasn’t able to complete the meal to which they smiled and informed to relax and take time. They were suggestive also for good menus.
Ambience: placed at the heart of Powai and office junction it’s pretty crowded. The interior is lovely and seatings also well placed.
Price: a value for money and won’t be disappointed at the experience.
✔️The restaurant is well decorated with wooden tables and chairs, white walls with old possibly antique kitchen knick knacks, cake stands with covers and long white hanging lamps.
✔️It makes for an adorable dining spot and attracts regular patrons. The main USP at this restaurant is that they hire hearing and speech impaired staff and they take your order in sign language.
✔️They are the first restaurant in the city to do this. If you think this is a difficult process you are very mistaken.
✔️ The menu has signs drawn out making it incredibly easy to order. The food is a mix of dishes but it is Indian cuisine with a few twists.
✔️The lobster nihari is a must have dish. Begin the dining experience with hot soups and salads such as, Kashmiri nalli shorba.
✔️Appetizer section brings to you paneer bhurji roll, bon bon fish cake, tandoori baby potatoes, chicken lollipops, corn-off-the-cob bhel, pan-tossed calamari, shakarkand chaat.
✔️Order your main course from their curries and biryani section. They cook sensational keema kaleji, raw mango prawn curry, dahi kofta, tariwala chicken, fish chettinad. Team the mains with jaituni brown rice, naan, paratha and brun pao. The chef even has some set menus for a hassle free wine and dine. Sweet dishes, desi cheese cake, eton mess, coconut crème brulee and fresh apple crumble will make your day.
✔️Staff and Service-5/5.