Hello Guppy- The word that describes this Japanese style sushi bar best is Funky. From the walls, to the lights, to the furniture and even the crockery and cutlery used everything is full of colour and spunk. Opened by the owners of Olive Group well know for their many ventures like Olive Bar and Kitchen, Monkey Bar, The Fatty Boa, Lady Baga, Soda Bottle Openerwala , Ek Bar, Toast and Tonic here comes yet another superb concept restaurant Hello Guppy! The music is upbeat and the place looks like a Japanese pop art studio. Even on a Thursday night it was packed with lots of post office crowd since it is located at BKC the cooperate hub of Mumbai. Sushi being made live at the bar served with delicious cocktails and a good variety of small plates and mains this is a nice place to unwind after a long day. We loved the way the place was done up and had an awesome evening. We were invited to review the food and drinks take a look at what we tried and recommend.
Edamame Chilli Garlic: Steamed soy beans pods served with chilli garlic dressing.
California Roll: Crab, cucumber, avocado, and flying fish tobiko.
Mount Fuji: A perfect blend of orange, passion fruit with vodka.
Crisp Vegetable Harumaki: Oven baked exotic vegetable filo spring rolls served with yuzu-miso sauce.
Long Island in Tokyo: Hello Guppy's version of LIIT where they've swapped the triple sec for midori and lemonade.
Asparagus Tempura Roll: Spicy mayo and crispy batter fried asparagus.
For Guppy's Sake: A unique blend of vanilla vodka and sake, shaken with freshly muddled lemon, galangal and lemongrass.
Avocado, Cucumber & Cream Cheese Roll: Cream cheese, cucumber, avocado and sesame seeds.
Chicken Karaage: Japanese soy and sake marinated fried chicken served with spicy kewpie sauce.
Homemade Sour-mix with Whiskey
Prawn Tempura Roll: Tiger prawn tempura, cucumber and spicy dressing.
Fisherman's Tonic: Gin and elderflower cordial shaken with freshly muddled cucumber. lime and lime leaves, strained into a iced glass and topped with tonic.
Exotic Teppanyaki Vegetables: Assorted mushrooms, bamboo shoots, water chestnut, beans, asparagus and seasonal vegetables glazed with sesame soy.
Garlic Fried Rice: Garlic flavored fried sticky rice with veggies. There is a choice of Chicken, Prawn and Bacon as well.
Grilled Chicken Breast: Teriyaki -orange-soy glazed grilled chicken breast. Delicious!
Chocolate Fondant: Hot chocolate cake with a gooey chocolate center served with cheesecake ice cream and a chocolate-almond crumble.
Verdict: Overall a delicious experience, Sushi being Bae for me. Perfectly blended cocktails, the staff was attentive and I loved the vibe. Would definitely recommend you to explore Hello Guppy if you like/love Japanese cuisine. Let me know about your experiences till then Take care and Sayōnara
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