Mumbai Chopstix, a new Indian-Chinese restaurant, is set to open this Monday, April 19. Last month, I posted about this place, a restaurant concept that intrigued. I attended their Grand Opening party last evening, and got to check it out a bit. They served some appetizers, wine and beer.
They have an outside patio which should be a big draw this summer. Yesterday, the weather was beautiful and many of the other restaurant patios were doing quite a business. Sitting at a patio on Newbury Street, people watching, can be lots of fun.
There are two floors to the restaurant, and I am unsure of the exact set-up of the upper floor, as they were prepared for the event, so the dining room probably did not look like it actually will look. But, above, you can see a communal table, with seats on both sides. The top of the table is glass and there are numerous spices and ingredients below the glass, making for an interesting looking table.
I also liked some of the art and decor, mostly Indian, in this restaurant.
The downstairs area has a dining area as well as a bar. This is also where the kitchen is located.
The bar area is small, but pleasant. They only have beer and wine currently but will add a spirits list in the future. Plus, they will carry several Sakés.
A sari-clad temptress greeting the guests last evening.
I only got a couple pics of the food that was served. These were pork dumplings, which were tasty enough, though they tended to stick to the plate a little. The sauce was intriguing, very different from the usual dumpling sauce.
Vegetarian spring rolls are above. I also tasted some fried paneer, an Indian cheese, which was very good. The fried chicken, with a slightly sweet dipping sauce, had a nice crispy exterior and moist meat within. The naan was also pretty good, and I am a huge Indian bread fan. The food has potential, and I look forward to checking out the menu once they fully open.