Restaurant Review: Pop Tate’s, Korum Mall, Thane
Yes. Finally. At last. Pop Tate’s – The Unrestaurant set shop at Korum Mall and made hundreds of Thanekars happy. I went there on the day it opened and am happy to report, it’s as amazing as expected! Comparisons between the R-Mall branch at Mulund are inevitable and Pop Tate’s, Thane will not disappoint you. The seating area is a li’l larger than that at R-Mall, which means lesser waiting time.
Pop Tate’s has divided itself into air conditioned and an al fresco section. The a/c section looks fabulous with shining new posters of classic movies and iconic Hollywood actors. Sean Connery looks down on you, perched right beside Marilyn Monroe. Super-expensive guitars (Les Paul, I’m told) adorn a wall. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to score a table in the ac section and headed to the outdoors, braving the heat, to show our loyalty.
The outdoors have perhaps not been furnished fully yet, because the place seemed bare. And if this is their final thing, it doesn’t cut it. Now for the food. Hang on, before that.. the menu! Thankfully, it’s been revamped in a posh manner that bears no resemblance to the previous menus. Because, honestly, it *was* getting a bit boring to see the same old menu at Pop Tate’s AND Jughead’s.
- The food.. ah, the food! Lovely thin crust pizzas. The prices of some dishes have been upped by Rs 2 and I’m sure no one’s complaining. We stuck to the tried, tested and loved. So that was a 12″ Margarita (Rs 185), Hot and Spicy Veg (Rs 185) and Exotic Veg (Rs 185). Great value for money. The sizzlers are surprisingly filling.
The service was polite and unintrusive. And an attendant simply didn’t know how to react after a friend asked him, “Aaj opening day hai.. toh kuch special offers vagera nahi hai kya?” Anyhow, just as we paid and were leaving, they got a big fan and placed it by our table. AFTER we sweated and sweated and grinned through it all, *just* because it was Pop Tate’s. That kinda ticked me off.
Update: I’ve lunched at the air-conditioned section and its just as good. The servers look seriously funny with the suspenders and bow-ties though.
Details: Pop Tate’s – The Unrestaurant, Level 4, Korum Mall, Off Eastern Express Highway, Thane (W). Call 66737988/ 022 66737987. Rs 500 for a meal for two (with alcohol). No home delivery. Open from 12 to 12.
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