No. 110, 6th Cross, 6th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore
February 25. 2012.
Kubay is a seafood restaurant based out of Koramangala which has no other branches in Bangalore. I hope they never do 🙂 The strong point of having just one restaurant ensures that the chef is the same and the food is consistent. They specialize in predominantly Mangalorean cuisine.
Being a major seafood lover (having born & brought up in Mumbai), I visit this place atleast once a month. This time, I made a note to review this restaurant as I absolutely love the food here.
On weekends, this place boasts of fresh sea catches like crabs, lobsters and the like. And of course, the price depends on the size of the fish 😉
The restaurant had been renovated since the last time we were here. It now seemed more spacious, open & airy!
We wanted to go hog completely this time and so placed the following order – Seer Fish (both Masala & Rawa fry), Prawns Gassi Curry, Neer Dosa & Solkadhi.
After a couple of minutes wait (and almost drowned in the aromas from the neighboring tables), the first fish fry arrived. It was the Seer Fish Masala Fry!
The masala used in the Seer Fish fry is simply put – amazingly delicious and believe me, you’ll want to lick your plate clean! The fish was the freshest I’ve had in a long, long time.
This set us up for the next fish fry which was the Seer Rawa fry. Having eaten Pomfrets for most of my life, I found Seer to be a great choice too.
The Seer Fish Rawa Fry was extremely good as well… and the crumb coating was light and fresh! The quantity of the fish was good enough for two and didn’t really need any accompaniments.
Neer Dosa is a Karnataka specialty, it is basically made out of soaked rice which is ground. The thinness of the Neer Dosa is something you will crave to have multiple times. We ended up having 2 plates – 1 plate has around 4 thin dosas.
Apologies for not getting a good picture, the dosas kind of blended into the white plate!
The Prawns Gassi Curry is made of a thick coconut base and yes, its finger-licking good 🙂 the prawns are medium sized, fresh & crunchy! This made for a perfect couple with the Neer Dosa.
Of course, you can have rotis or rice, but I highly recommend the Neer Dosa with the gassi curry – try the crab version as well, you will not regret it.
Solkadhi is a cold appetizer drink made of kokum and coconut milk. I remember an aunt in Mumbai asking me to have it as a cooler for scorching summers – especially due to kokum! We had atleast 2 glasses of these and I bet you can’t stop at one either!
Overall, a fantastic experience. The service as always is prompt and welcoming, the food was just awesome and the varieties of fish boggles the mind. The meal costed close to 800 (Rs.) with all the taxes thrown in.
I would recommend booking here on weekends as it gets a sizable crowd of families and I guarantee you, no table is vacated within an hour here.
Value for money: *****
Rating Guide: ***** (Excellent) **** (Good) *** (Average) ** (Bad) * (Avoid)