Located next to the controversial DB Realty project and Famous Studios, Auriga stands out with it's asymmetrical shape and bright lighting on the exterior. It gets this unusual name from one of the 48 modern constellations in space.
The 30 seater, 2 level lounge- restaurant boasts of a plethora of pan Asian dishes. Thankfully not the usual boring stuff! Kudos to Chef Nilesh Limaye & owner Kritika Nagpal, who have gone beyond the 'hot & sours' and 'black beans' to include dishes like pomello dimsums and Edamame Exotic Vegetables in Orange Ponzu Sauce. The eatery also boasts of separate vegetarian kitchen.
|Spicy Shanghai Crab Meat Soup|
We start with the soups. The Spicy Shanghai Crab Meat Soup – thick white broth with slivers of crab meat and egg drop was beautiful and silky.
|Glass Noodle soup with Dumplings|
The vegetarian broth – Glass Noodle soup with Dumplings was delicious as well
|Pomello & Cashew Dumplings|
The Pomello & Cashew Dumplings were beautiful delicate parcels that burst with citrusy goodness. I never would recommend vegetarian dumplings but this one is a must have!
|Star of Auriga|
In the drinks, we tried the signature Star of Auriga drink – an apple flavoured rum based cocktail was very refreshing.
The Chicken Dumplings were great too!
The Rice Paper Rolls were ok... quite tasteless.
|Rice Paper Rolls|
The Khowsuey served with a plethora of condiments had a distinctively zesty taste to it thanks to the lemon grass.
|Fish in Kaffir Lime Leaf Curry|
We end the meal with a very contemporary take on the cheesecake – Passionfruit Cheesecake. An ephemeral experience!
On an average a meal would cost Rs 2000 for 2 without alcohol.
Quick Tip: Auriga is one of the few Asian restaurants that has a lot to offer in vegetarian food! Go there for pomello dimsums, khowsuey, their signature drink and end your meal with the Passion Fruit Cheesecake. That is what heaven would be like!
Where: Dr B E Moses Road, Famous Studio Lane, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai
Tring Tring: 022 30932030 ext:904
Timings: 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 1 AM
Food Type: Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese
Payment Methods: Credit Card Accepted
*PS: The portions in the pictures above are small portions meant for reviewing. The actual portions are bigger.