Mumbai Times

Mexican restaurants have Cinco de Mayo. Irish restaurants, St. Patty’s Day.

Indian restaurants celebrate Diwali.

The “Festival of Lights” marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The 5-day holiday is underway now. It’s the perfect time to introduce a new restaurant.

Which is exactly what The Mumbai Times did last night, with a festive party.

Okay, it’s not a completely new restaurant. For years, Westporters knew it as Bombay Bar & Grill.

Simmi and Tarun Narula

The space is the same — between Mitchells and Party Harty — and owners Tarun and  Simmi Narula were formerly Bombay’s managers.

But Bombay — the city — changed its name to Mumbai a while ago. Now the restaurant has done the same.

If “Mumbai Times” sounds like something read, not a place where you eat — well, the menu looks like a newspaper too, from the format to the font. There’s even a little “news item” on the back, describing Mumbai (the city) and its thriving Jewish community (10 synagogues).

Happy Diwali! Or, as they say in Mumbai: हैप्पी दीवाली

3 responses to “Mumbai Times

  1. I still vote for BOMBAY. But the food is delicious and the service very friendly.

  2. Heard firsthand from one of my best friends that their opening soirée was amazing. Menu slightly different with some great Indian themes! I cannot wait to check it out. Indian food is a huge favorite of mine!

  3. I used to love Bombay Grill, then all of a sudden the food went from delicious to mediocre and I swear the only noise out of the kitchen was the microwave beeping…look forward to checking it out again!