Mamagoto is our favorite restaurant for Asian food. The balance that this brand achieves in creating fusion asian dishes with a creative twist is noteworthy. A slight variation to a traditional dish creates a treat for the palate and Mamagoto excels in it. Continuing the legacy, Mr. Mamagoto has now opened its doors at Cyber Hub, and there’s so much to look forward to. With the Mamagoto classics still on the menu, Mr. Mamagoto adds items from the Nikkei cuisine. The Japanese living outside Japan, Nikkei, adapted to the best of both Japanese and Peruvian cuisines and resulting Nikkei cuisine had the best of both.
The interiors reflect the ‘sophisticated goofiness’ of the place – plush comfortable seating paired with tables with marble tops, the vintage decor and the mix of traditional and quirky photo/painting displays on the wall make it a treat for the eyes. Our benchmark for service at a restaurant is what Mamagoto (Noida) provides. At each restaurant, we compare the service to Mamagoto’s and we were excited to find the service at Mr. Mamagoto at par. The servers were always in sight, but the presence didn’t bother us. We didn’t have to ask for anything, everything happened at its time.
The beverage menu at Mr. Mamagoto continues to have the favorites from Mamagoto. Just pick one, and there is no chance that you will not like it. Kiwi & Mint Collins is an all time favorite. We tried Passion Fruit and Orange Cooler this time and loved it too. Please confirm alcohol availability with your server. While we have never tried a cocktail at Mamagoto or Mr. Mamagoto, we are sure they would be perfect, given our experience with mocktails!
With a quirky menu divided into 8 sections, there are options aplenty to choose from. The first dish on our table was Shrimp & Wasabi Cream from the Small Plates section – shrimps sauteed with caramelized onion and seven spice powder, served on a bed of Wasabi Cream. Served with crispy bread, this was polished off in seconds.
shrimp & wasabi cream
Onigiri is a form of Japanese food made with rice and formed into triangle or cylindrical shapes, stuffed and generally wrapped in nori (seaweed). Salmon Onigiri (599) from Maki Rolls & Family section is a must try from the menu. Served with soy sauce, wasabi, gari and crisps, this one was a first for us, but we loved it. The Baos & Tacos section has got some interesting items. Burmese Curry Pulled Pork Bao ( 599) was the one ordered, and was an instant hit. The slightly spicy stuffing of pulled pork and the in-house soft baos is a combination you will fall in love with. We couldn’t try the tacos, for we wanted to save space for the mains, but there are interesting options like Fried Goat Cheese Tao, Pork Belly Taco & Smoked Chicken Taco, which definitely demand a second visit.
burmese curry pulled pork bao
There has to be a Dimsum section when we are talking about an asian restaurant and Mr. Mamagoto follows suit. We tried the Prawn, Enoki & Seaweed (399) variant – a treat to look at and for the palate as well – served with an assortment of condiments. There are other variants of puffs, char siu, gyoza among others to choose from and from what we hear from our friends, they are all worth trying.
prawn, enoki & seaweed dimsum
The Mamagoto’s Large Plates section has some interesting choices – a perfect fusion of asian and other cuisines. Take for instance the Baked Prawn with Thai Infused Oil (999) – a star dish. It’s a medley of flavors with the cheesy bechamel sauce and the Thai infused oil. The prawns are cooked to perfection – they were not chewy or rubbery when they came to the table, a simple thing, which most restaurants fail to achieve. Katsu Chicken ( 499) – having it’s origin from Japan – translates literally to a ‘chicken cutlet’. Panko crusted, these boneless chicken pieces are super crisp from the outside, an juicy inside. Served with a traditional sauce, salad and wasabi mashed potato – this one’s a winner. Look out for that wasabi mashed potato – it’s addictive! Our friends told us that the Lamb Chops ( 1499) served with grilled sweet potatoes and pistachio puree is a must have, and we will try it at some point for sure. Mizo Glazed Salmon ( 799) is another dish that come highly recommended.
baked prawns with thai infused oil
Coconut Custard was our choice from the dessert section. We did feel the flavor of coconut was lacking a bit, but the custard along with the grilled banana & macaroon dust was one fine dish! Other recommendations from the manager were Hot Panookie, which is a freshly baked cookie served with ice cream and White Chocolate Panna Cotta. And as they say, there’s always a next time 🙂
Mr. Mamagoto is the perfect place for a quick meal with friends or for the binge that you have been waiting for. With it’s sophisticated menu presenting an array of choices – the Mamagoto favorites, pan-asian dishes with twist and the progressive Nikkei cuisine, there is something to make everyone happy.