Hot address: Café Nemo
For Asian-inspired cuisine and crazy cocktails
Located at the spot that once housed Cool Chef Café, Café Nemo plans on doing things a little differently. For starters, the new restaurant and bar has no intention of disturbing the neighbourhood with late-night parties and traffic. Instead, co-owners Nevil Timbadia and Anup Gandhi inform us, restaurant-goers will be requested to drop their car keys with the valet at the start of the road, from where they will be transported to the restaurant in a tuk-tuk. Looks promising, doesn’t it? It only gets better.
The décor includes hand-drawn maps of Worli on a blackboard by the Busride Design Studio. The cocktails are equally offbeat – there’s Zucchini by the Sea and another with a name so long, you’re better off just pointing at the menu dumbly to place your order.
The menu, drawn up by co-owner Sahil Timbadia, is Asian-influenced, with dishes like Seoul Bowl (a meal of rice, vegetables and gravy; not for those with small appetites), Penang chicken bao (though the crispy vegetable version is delicious as well), steamed popiah (spring rolls) and Korean chicken. In a departure from the pan-Asian theme, there’s also black bean dip and three-cheese pizza with caramelised shallot jam on offer.
Café Nemo, Thadani House 329/A Worli Village, Worli. Tel: 022 24301127