Kailash Parbat

Kailash Parbat
1 Pasta Lane
Mumbai 400 005

Mumbai - Pune Express Highway
Saj Goon

3 Belilios Road
#01-03 Hotel Grand Chancellor
Singapore 219924


Satisfying Vegetarian Food Along The Highway

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $3 / INR ₹140 per person.


With over 4 decades of history, Kailash Parbat is a well-known name in Indian Cuisine. While the Singapore outlet offers a more up-market restaurant experience, I'm glad I got to try the homely common man's version in India. While I didn't get to visit the original shop that started in all in Mumbai, I did manage to visit the next best outlet... Which, as a stopover along the Mumbai - Pune Express Highway, is also the most popular Kailash Parbat outlet.

Because of its unique location at the exact mid-point on the Mumbai - Pune Express Highway, this Kailash Parbat outlet is often crowded, as the majority of people stop here for a break. Ambience is rather unique. The actual outlet is divided into a Cafeteria section, and a Restaurant section, although the food / menu in both areas are exactly the same.

The Cafeteria section is non air-conditioned, and is purely self-service. You queue at the counter, place your order, the server dishes it out, then you head over to the cashier for payment. Prices are cheap and affordable, and you sit at communal tables along with everyone else.

In contrast, the Restaurant section is air-conditioned and service staff are present to take your order and serve you. The tables are spaced apart evenly, and are covered with tableclothes. However, prices are 25% higher than the Cafeteria, and you're also expected to tip the waiters. Surprisingly, I noticed that quite a few people still chose to dine in the Restaurant, meaning they were willing to pay more just for the service and air-conditioned environment.

Along this expressway, the majority of stalls only offer vegetarian food, and the Kailash Parbat outlet here is purely vegetarian. This doesn't necessarily mean healthy though, as clarified butter (Ghee) and sugar is still used quite liberally in most of the dishes. The menu is quite extensive as well. Popular items include the variety of Indian Breads like Dosa or Pav, Chaats and Indian Tea.

If you do choose to dine at the Restaurant section, service is decent. Kailash Parbat staff are polite and attentive, and are able to converse in basic English, although Hindi is preferred.


Kailash Parbat Signboard

Kailash Parbat Exterior

Air-Conditioned Restaurant Area

Cafeteria Cashier

Cafeteria Area

Kailash Parbat Car Park

Pav Bhaji 01

Pav Bhaji 02

Indian Tea / Chai 01

Indian Tea / Chai 02