December 15, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.147: Hotel Abhishek, Chiplun.

“Excellent Malvani Seafood.”
4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days agoNEW
We were driving from Pune to Velneshwar and had shortlisted Hotel Abhishek at Chiplun as our lunch stopover. We arrived at Chiplun at 1.45 pm but it took us about 15 min to locate the restaurant. Eventually we found it in a small lane on the right hand side of the Mumbai Panjim highway (NH17) as you head towards Goa. We were guided to their dedicated parking lot in a bungalow plot opposite the restaurant. There were already about 10 cars parked there as the restaurant seems to be quite popular with travellers.

All the tables on the ground floor were occupied and we eventually found a table on the mezzanine floor upstairs. The seating was a bit congested with 3 more tables on the floor. The walls were plastered with snaps of celebrities who had dined there earlier, but we didn’t bother to squint at the small photographs as we were quite hungry.

There were a variety of thalis (platters) of seafood, prawn, chicken, mutton and vegetarian. There were ala-carte dishes too. I ordered the surmai (kingfish) thali for Rs.280, and my wife ordered the bangda thali for Rs.240. We were served within 10 minutes. The fish thali consisted of a piece of fry fish, and a smaller piece in gravy, an extra bowl of fish curry to be had with rice, two chapattis (or wades), a papad, pickle, onion and lemon, and a small cup of solkadhi (spicy digestive drink).

The fried fish marinated in the local spice was very tasty and we enjoyed the spicy Malvani gravy with rice. Service was reasonably quick, but we were lucky to get the last few tables available, otherwise we may have had to wait in a queue if we had arrived a few minutes later.

They had clean washrooms which we used before continuing our road trip.
  • Visited December 2015
    • 4 of 5 starsValue
    • 4 of 5 starsService
    • 5 of 5 starsFood
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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