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 indoors

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 outdoor seating area

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. 

Veggie Mexicano Sizzler

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.

If you think I do a good job of reviewing restaurants, read about my meals at:

Jugheads – The Unrestaurant

Cafe Bean Garu

Manali

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About Manali Shah

Postmodern. Spiritual. Feminist.

Posted on August 20, 2011, in Reviews and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Chittaranjan Dash

    Poptates another Feather in Thane’s cap.

    R-Mall Poptates was always flooded by Thaneties now we have our own DEN!!!!!!!!!

  2. hi manali, I am a big fan of poptates too.and the fact that thane has it,makes me go gaga. well your favorites are (as you mentioned abv) are ” 12″ Margarita (Rs 185), Hot and Spicy Veg (Rs 185) and Exotic Veg (Rs 185)”, by this i presume that you are a complete veggie. I would really like to know what non-veggies love there. till now my fav. is barbeque chicken pizza.do reply

    • Hi Siddhartha, always good to talk to a fellow foodie, and its even better when its a Pop Tate’s fan 😉
      So, according to my meat-loving friends, here’s what’s best at Pop Tate’s: Barbeque chicken pizza, salsa prawns, chicken lasagna, and blasted chicken.

  3. aniket..chandlekar

    Hi,manali my name is aniket and i am just confiused coz my birthday is dr on 18th june n m planing to give a part at poptates in KOROUM thane ..so can u help me what vl b e budjet for 10 people including drinks and dinner .please help me out regarding THE SAME thing m WAITNG FOR YOUR REPLY thank you

    • Aniket, if your friends are mostly vegetarian, the minimum should be around Rs 2000. If not, it may cost you a minimum of Rs 2500. Check their menu on sites like Burrp or Zomato to get an exact idea of how much the food and drinks cost there. 🙂

  4. he pls temm me oficial website of pop test…

  5. thankx manali and wht about menu card of pop test..?

  6. iam applaying for job in kitchen deprment

  7. Wonderful put up, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite experts of this sector do not notice this. I’m working on Food Services Project So It will Really helpful for me. Thanxxxx

  8. Last week i had been there it was very nice & v enjoyed that place

  9. I will visit next weekend.

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