Tomorrow, Newbury Street is getting a brand new restaurant: Mumbai Chopstix, featuring Chinese/Indian fusion cuisine. I attended a preview party last week and got to try out a few appetizers, shown in the slideshow below.
The restaurant covers two floors of 254 Newbury St., plus a very nice outdoor patio. I explored the bottom floor, which was designed with the help of a Feng Shui specialist. There's a bar down there (which features a large TV that was strangely playing Kitchen Nightmares during the party...interesting juxtaposition.) It's a small space, but it doesn't seem cramped. I guess the Feng Shui design works! The decor is simple and nice, with Buddhas aplenty.
It's hard to judge the food on three simple appetizers that I tried (pork dumplings, vegetable spring rolls, and chicken wings) but they were all enjoyable. The full menu is posted on MenuPages. Some interesting sounding dishes include Meatball Manchurian (meatballs sauteed in soy-cilantro Manchurian sauce) and Crispy Fried Duck (an "Indian Chinese delicacy" marinated in a blend of indochinese spices.)
It was a fun evening drinking, eating, and chatting with fellow food bloggers Richard (A Passionate Foodie) and Will (The Boston Foodie), and I'm looking forward to trying out the restaurant again soon.