This week two popular brands are opening next to each other in Powai. They have replaced Pizza Hut. The brands are Fatty Bao by Chef Manu Chandra and the one beside is A D Singh’s SBOW (Soda Bottle Opener Wala). Both belong to Olive Group.

These outlets will save considerable time to foodies of Powai who were travelling to BKC or Bandra West and had to wait to get seated.

I reached for a preview on Friday Night to Fatty Bao: the interior design is cheerful and bubbly. The Soft Bao’s with roast chicken contents amounted to the absolute delight and the Fatty Sour a whisky cocktail was invigorating.

Address – Sentinel, Opp. Powai Plaza, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

The love child of two fabulous ideas – new Asian-style dining and a cool bar – The Fatty Bao is the perfect destination for a quick lunch, a leisurely afternoon or an evening get-together with friends.
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Manu Chandra is the chef partner, responsible for the hugely fun and first of its kind Gastropub brand – Monkey Bar in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi; the trendy Asian Gastro Bar The Fatty Bao in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore and more recently Toast & Tonic – the East Village inspired International restaurant and bar in Bangalore. He is also executive chef of the much-acclaimed Olive Beach in Bangalore.
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SodaBottleOpenerWala by the Olive group is a concept that is unique to India. It is your quintessential Bombay Irani Café and bar with all its idiosyncrasies in place and brings forth the dying legacy of the wonderful, bustling, colorful, quirky, cluttered, eccentric and so real world of an Irani cafe. SBOW serves Parsi cuisine, food gems that sparkle on the streets of Bombay and old-world clubs. The design of SodaBottleOpenerWala is old world, colonial and humorous.
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A.D. Singh, managing director, Olive Bar and Kitchen Pvt. Ltd, as the company opened nine new restaurants across its different chains, taking its total count to 30 restaurants in seven cities.

The company, which for the first half of its existence only had Olive, its casual dining restaurant, as its mainstay, has in the last four years diversified into the more affordable dining segment with brands such as SodaBottleOpenerWala, Olive Bistro and Monkey Bar.
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