January 13, 2004      Volume 1 Issue 5

To win dinner for two at Busaba, all you have to do is answer the simple question below. If you don't know the answer, all you have to do is visit the Busaba page on our website and look for it.

What does 'Busaba' mean?

Stir Fried Vegetables
Thai Cab
Pretty Girl

Another week gone. And boy, what a week!! Golden Gate Breaks at Tres Botas was a big hit, with DJ David Starfire and DJ Dandelion rocking the house till the wee hours of the morning. Starfire and Dandelion will be playing at Tres Botas on the 16th as well as the 23rd. BestOfBombay is giving away 6 couple passes for Tres Botas.

Our featured place this week is Busaba, an independent, multi-cuisine, South East Asian Restobar located on Mandlik road in Colaba. Busaba is more of a ‘hole in the wall’, than a fine dining restaurant; an ideal place to eat, lounge and take in the music. This is a place for someone who likes to let their hair down.
Apart from the Oriental restaurant, Busaba also has a bar on the ground floor. They play mainly electronica and cater to a younger, ‘18-25’ clientele.

Busaba is giving away free dinners for 2 couples. We have a pretty simple contest running. So check it out and you could be part of the Busaba dining experience.

We are also running the Sula ‘Write to Drink’ contest. All you have to do is post your review of any of the places we feature and you are eligible to win. Our 2 winners for the week are up on the site. This contest will be running for a while, so write in.
  • Myst, a ‘Café Bar’ is opening on Wednesday, at New Link Road next to Fame Adlabs.
  • Shooters, a bar in Bandra is opening on Thursday. They specialize in shots and multi cuisine snacks.
  • Wednesday
    • Jazz Series with ‘Right Line’ featuring Braz Gonsalves, the living saxophone legend. Call Soul Fry at 26046892 for bookings.
    • Seafood Buffet at The Lotus Café, JW Marriott. Rs. 695/- per head, all inclusive, with a complimentary glass of wine. Each week will have a different set of four live stations and three salads as part of the offering. This week’s specials are Baked Rawas, Tomato Shrimp Martini and Shrimp Cocktail, Marinated Salmon and Oysters and Seafood Thai Curry.

  • Thursday
    • Submerge with Nikhil Chinappa at Rock Bottom.
    • Tantra Thursdays at Tres Botas
    • One on One Night at Enigma The Lounge.

  • Friday
    • Golden Gate Breaks with DJ David Starfire and DJ Dandelion. Call 56778333 for details.
    • Flea Market Night at Rain

  • Saturday
    • S T R E T C H Saturdays at Tres Botas.

  • Sunday
    • Sabor Sunday at Tres Botas
    • The month-long Cuban Festival at Mocha begins this Sunday with Poetry of Mariano Brull- The Diplomat Poet of Cuba recited by Ahlam Khan & Not Quite There. Mocha also has a special Cuban menu for the month.


The name Busaba came about when Nikhil was chatting with a cabbie about his new restaurant. The cabbie told him that beautiful girls were given petnames and the prettier ones were called "Busaba". Busaba is NOT a fine dining restaurant. They are bohemian, kitsch, more relaxed. This is a place for someone who wants to have fun without having a stiff upper-lip. Busaba prides itself upon the fact that they use ingredients like Thai Galangel to retain the authentic flavour of the food.


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