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Colaba Junction : Mumbai Walla

With Colaba Junction opening its doors at 801 Bay Street, Toronto – there is now a splendid option to breaking the monotony of food court meals for the daily office goers in Toronto's financial district. Combining work and play, to take you offline while still keeping you connected.

Colaba is the name of an upscale fashion forward district of Mumbai India. The history of Colaba is deep rooted in the Koli (the native fishermen) community of Mumbai, India along with Portuguese and Anglo-Indian settlements. Thus, the menu at Colaba is inspired from the confluence of cultures as experienced in today's chic Colaba, Mumbai.

Many have aptly phrased Colaba as MUMBAI’S CULTURE SQUARE. Therefore, the idea of the urban hangout, amidst the hustle and bustle of Toronto, is to give your palate an escape to the cultural confluence as experienced in present day Colaba, Mumbai, India.

 

 

Ajay Sharma: Our Chef

Born in 1985 in India and grew up in New Delhi and Mumbai. His most vivid childhood memories revolve around food and family, and he pursued this further by studying Culinary Management in Institute of Hotel Management, P.US.A campus, New Delhi. After his studies, Ajay continued working at various fine dining restaurants in India and, in 2011, moved to Canada to work at the Amaya group with Hemant Bhagwani.

 

The Space

CJ is a space that blends the best of the office and the cafe. Combining work and play, it's an urban hangout designed to take you offline while keeping you connected. CJ is a collaborative work-space, a hub for foodies.

 

 
 
 

Some of Our Favorites —

 
 

Saleem's Keema Pau Fondue

Kaffir lime butter ‘pau’, chutneys

 

Meat Thali

Meat curry of the day, one veggie, one dal, basmati, papad, naan  bread, pickles & dessert of the day

 

Bombay Bachelors

a Mumbai delicacy with sliced veggies & masala aloo bhaji topped sev & wafers

 

Chowpatty Bhel

A refreshing snack of potatoes, vegetables, onions, cilantro, peanuts, spices and puffed rice with green and tamarind chutneys

 

Corned Beef Sandwich

Clove-rubbed corned beef and coleslaw between two pieces of cowboy fry bread. Served with a side salad or fried potatoes.

 

Paneer Lasagne (V)

Goji berry makhani, eggplant and green peas

 

Chicken Tikka Skewer

Pink peppercorn raita, Malabar parantha

 

Kati Roll

Found throughout the street stalls of Kolkata, kati rolls are meat or paneer, egg, pickled onion and green chutney rolled in parantha, Indian flatbread

 

Chicken Tikka Meatballs (Butter Chicken)

chopped tomato makhani

 

Aloo Tikki

pan-fried spiced potato patties with chickpea chole and green chutney

 

View Our Full Menu — 

 
 
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I used to think that the Indian restaurant at the end of my road was my perfect partner. I’ve been so loyal to it over the years that at one point I just ate “in a heartbeat” and paid at the end of the month. But like a marriage that’s lost some of its excitement, recently I’ve been finding the tarka dal a bit, well, lacklustre. I’ve tried branching out from my usual order to spice things up, but I think we need a break.
— A regular
I may have found a new love in Colaba Junction, a “Street Kitchen from Mumbai” in downtown Toronto. It may not have the virtue of being on anyone’s doorstep, much less mine, but it’s definitely worth cheating on your regular with.
— Another Regular
Open now, Colaba Junction has been created by a team of Amaya, who wanted to bring a taste of the all-day street food of India that fuels the bustling city to Toronto. It’s like a typical Indian railway canteen – with Indian labels. Plain Butcher tables and chairs are neatly arranged, while across the back wall, and view into the kitchen reveal finely choreographed activity.
— A columnist

 

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