This was like a tooth fairy wish come true.. but I am too old to lose a tooth now. So, it was like a fountain wish come true.. but not too many fountains in Mumbai, that you can drop coins to. So, without dragging this further, this is like a dream come true.
I always wondered why 5 spice didnt have a restaurant on my side of the city. It was much needed in the Oshiwara/Lokhandwala area; there were not too many options for good chinese food for cheap.
Location: Located opposite Mega Mall, this resturant is now in the company of other known names like Lucky, Kareem's etc.
Restaurant Decor: It's got a beautiful outside and inside area; the same wooden decor but this one has chinese lights. Inside, it's got some beautiful art that enhances the look of the place. Comfortable seating and dim lighting complete the look.
Music: The music is surprisingly alternative rock. But, I think they will change this to cater more to their market.
Food: One word- Awesome. Really Good food! The Menu provides a variety of options ranging to Thai, Korean cuisines. Whats nice is a description of what you can expect under every item. And the result is absolutely amazing. First timers, beware. One dish of rice or noodles can suffice 2-3 people, so do not make the mistake of overordering. While you wait for your orders, they will serve you tasty khimchi which proves to be the perfect appetizer.
Food recommended: Lamb noodles, Mongolion Pot Rice, Flavored Anise Rice, Kung Pao Chicken, the KoreanNoodles, etc.
Dessert: Leave room for dessert, as this too is an experience. 5 spice provides various kinds of pastries, and also have their own preparations, which are worth trying- Rocky road, Mission Impossible, etc.
Service: Service is good; the food comes pretty quick. And the plates are cleared, glasses are filled promptly.
How much money, honey?: This is the BEST part; its crazy value for the amount that you pay. The quantity and the quality of food is so awesome, that you know you are in for a really good deal. And I love this concept: charge relatively more than a downright cheap restaurant, but then give that good quantity of food. But in this case, its not good quantity, tis crazy quantity!
Conclusion: Awesome place if you are going in a large group and have a certain budget. Awesome place for any occassion actually. This one is a must try!