If you're searching for an authentic seafood "lunch home"—which implies unpretentious, tasty, and cheap—this old-school Kala Ghoda mainstay is spot on: slightly dingy, full of locals, with a too-cold a/c section that smells faintly of mothballs. The king prawn gussi, a spicy red masala dish, is the best thing on the menu, though the tandoori pomfret (an Indian Ocean fish) is a close second. Whatever main dish you choose—especially any fish with a dry green
Hyderabadi treatment—order a couple of neer dosa as accompaniment: they are a little like rotis, but much lighter and fluffier, and made of rice; most Konkan restaurants have them, but none do them better than Apoorva.
Vasta House (Noble Chambers), S. A. Brelvi Marg, near Horniman Circle, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400001, India