Neel an Indian diner opens in Powai


It is always great when something new opens in the vicinity and Neel the Indian space brought much cheer as good kebab places seldom open. Neel as we understood is run by one from the Qureshi clan and this one is clubbed with another of the group’s restaurant Indigo Deli, both have distinct areas though. Smart move we thought whilst we saw pizzas and kebabs on the same table as we sipped our Tamatar Shorba.

Neel Powai
Tamatar Shorba

We could order an array of items  half portion options on most items, they call it the small;helped. The Karari Aloo tikki,Nadru ki shammi and the Shakarkandi tikka to begin with were excellent ,different texture, flavours and colours. We loved it.

Neel Powai
Nadru (Lotus stem) Shammi


For mains I went for the unusual, the Singhada and mushroom gravy and a dry fruit subzi, both were lackluster, the former sour and the latter devoid any discernible flavour, couldn’t go beyond a few morsels. I loved Taftan a rich saffron scented bread and the afternoon  was saved by the humble dal and aromatic subz biryani. Service was courteous and polite but choppy and cluttered.

Will go back for Aloo tikki and the Kebabs ..

Neel Powai
Neel Indian Kitchen & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


4 thoughts on “Neel an Indian diner opens in Powai

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  1. The Neel Indigo is a big let down, was here for a Sunday brunch and the food was drowned out by the noise of the live band, the service was super slow, one is left with the impression that these are deliberate acts by the restaurant to increase its profitability. The noise of the band detracts from the food so much so that you cannot taste what you are eating, the servers cannot hear you & hence are slow to respond to you,. The Barman takes an age to pour out your vodka shot & the desserts cleverly placed behind glass doors are difficult to access, all in all an extremely unsatisfying experience, Would not recommend to anyone

    1. Sounds very disappointing .. Hope you have taken this up with the management. They should be all ears considering they are new on the block and will want to work on the feedback received.

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