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Jumping Frog- A honest Review

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Jumping Frog – Belapur

This place has a huge Bar menu. It also has a dance floor. This place serves some good food.  After opening a while back, they have managed to pull good crowd for evening partying and especially on weekends it is a Full house. They have a beautiful large seating with a separate Dance floor on top. They are at one end of sector 15, 100 steps away from the main road. Jumping Frog is eye catching as soon as you come close. We decided to check the food and also check the service.Jumping Frog- A honest Review

I have always made an effort to interact with the Executive chefs of any good restaurants as they teach you so much. Chef Bijay was very courteous to greet us and gave some valuable inputs as we browsed the menu. The Jumping Frog menu is complex and comprehensive. Having said that, they also believe in a lot of experimenting, innovating and introducing new dishes to the menu to keep the customer always eager to check more. I think this is the new strategy which all restaurants should take up. Innovation and fusion always attract. When new dishes are introduced, foodies love to check them out.

Jumping Frog- A honest ReviewFood

If you go with the chef’s recommendations, there is hell lot to order and to be tasted. So if you are confident of your appetite to hog it all up, then you can choose what you want. If not, then call the helpful chef. Tell him what you like in your food and your spice preference. We did the same and he guided us from the mocktails to the dessert.

We had the sparkling frog, Shirley Temple and the Blue Hawai in the mocktails. The cocktails are good I was told, but since I don’t drink, you have to figure the best out for yourself. There is a huge bar menu so I am sure you will find what you want.

Jumping Frog- A honest Review Jumping Frog- A honest Review Jumping Frog- A honest ReviewWe then tasted Chicken 130, Methi Makai Tikki, Mumbassa Kebaab, Crunchy Water chestnuts, Nachos, Butter chicken Risotto, Jeera rice and Dal makhani. We asked for small portions as we get to taste more and food is not wasted. One sincere appeal to all eating at any place is PLEASE DON’T WASTE FOOD. Remember there are so many dying of hunger every day in the world. Please consider it and do your part of ordering wisely.

Jumping Frog- A honest Review Jumping Frog- A honest ReviewFood review of Jumping Frog :

Now coming to the food eating experience:  The starters and appetizers are in plenty. The chef gets a lot to play with their choice of combinations to innovate new dishes. This is the reason why you will find many dishes improvised by the chef here.

Chicken 130

The chicken 130 is an improvised version of chicken 65. The chef has intelligently just doubled the spice quotient while ensuring that the ginger and garlic does not overpower the chicken. The tempering is perfect and the chicken is moist inside. I could taste and tell that the marination time was near perfect.

Jumping Frog- A honest ReviewMethi Makai Tikka

Treat for the pure vegetarians. Crisp, yet soft and cooked deep inside, the methi does not overpower anywhere and you can relish this as a true starter.

Jumping Frog- A honest ReviewMombasa Kebabs

An improvised version of regular kebabs. A blended paste of peanuts, ginger garlic, hung curd and ground spices is applied to the perfect size pieces and kept overnight for marination. Definitely recommended if you love to experiment with chicken and don’t stick to regular kebabs.

Jumping Frog- A honest ReviewButter chicken Risotto

Butter chicken risotto is a fusion dish. We have often tasted both separately. The chef has done a clever and well-calculated fusion of both these Indian and Italian dishes. The bland risotto (as per Indian taste) is fused with the butter chicken to near perfection both taste wise and consistency wise making it the non- vegetarians reply to a vegetarians Dal khichdi. This is definitely recommended. You will have to request this signature dish of Chef Bijay since it is not on the Menu yet. I am sure it will come on the menu soon and stay forever.

Jumping Frog- A honest ReviewService Time of Carters Blue

Once the order is placed the food is served at a decent time. Please don’t expect a quick delivery like any other Udipi restaurant kitchen. Allow time for the kitchen team and they serve you the best. The whole team efficiently manages the kitchen and the regular serving areas. I did not observe any bottleneck anywhere.

Plus and Minus

Like I always say, as a Food blogger and chef, I am choosy about the food and look at all aspects when the end product is served. I always look at bettering the dish and the menu further to the point of perfection. While the dishes I mentioned above were pretty good, I found the Nachos going soft quickly. This is probably because the plating is done in a fashion where the salsas are put at the centre of the bowl thereby making the nachos soggy in about 10 mins. I would request the Chef and the team to handle this by plating the nachos and the salsa combo separately which can be used as a dip thereby keeping the nachos crisp for a longer time.

The Jeera rice and Dal makhani is very soft on the tummy and when on a day you feel not to have anything too spicy or too sweet, settle down for this Jeera Rice and Dal makhani combo.

Jumping Frog- A honest Review Jumping Frog- A honest ReviewI would definitely give a 4.0/5 for service and 4.5/5 for the food. I will give the extra 0.5 overall because I feel the chef is very innovative and has the potential to introduce new dishes which will appeal to the customers. The overall 0.5 is deducted because there is always scope for improvement of food quality and Hygiene/cleanliness. In fact, a 5 star says that the restaurant menu has got saturated and nothing better can happen there. I feel Jumping frog can always improvise what they are serving and keep innovating every month. I am sure the restaurant will take my feedback positively and do the needful. Restaurant recommended.

Address: Jumping Frog , 9, Plot 89 & 90, Sector 15, CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbai

Meal For 2: 1500/- approx.

Timings: 12 noon to 1.00 am (Go before 8 pm if you want to choose your choice of seat near the dance floor)

RatingsFood 4.5 Service 4.0 Value for money 4.5 Overall 4.5

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56 Comments

  1. Amrita Basu

    March 3, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Loved the Jumping frog review.Would love to try the Mombassa kabab and butter chicken risotto!

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  2. Namratha

    March 3, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Sounds like an excellent place!

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  3. Anagha Yatin @anagha_yatin

    March 3, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Marked this place to visit in future. Chuckled at reading names like “mombasa kebab” 🙂

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  4. Sitharaam Jayakumar

    March 3, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Boy ! Those images make my mouth water. Would sure love to visit this place.

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  5. Nimmy Joseph

    March 4, 2018 at 9:40 am

    That was a good write up. And the name of the restaurant is so catchy. Not sure when I’ll be visiting Mumbai again, but will save this place in mind for sure.

    Reply

  6. Misha jain

    March 4, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Your elaboration has literally tempted me. I am on Diet and then ended up my activating taste buds to have something SLLUURRPPYYYYY.. and You serious..? They name their mocktail as “sparkling Frog”.

    Reply

  7. Snehal

    March 4, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Will definitely settle for the mushy dal makhni and rice…Good review..will surely recommend it to my friends in Navi Mumbai.

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  8. anupriya

    March 4, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    This is an amazingly detailed review of an amazing place. Shall recommend it to my local friends there.

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  9. Zainab

    March 4, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Chicken 130 catch my eye. I love chicken 65 but have never been able to be make it successfully.
    Looks like a good place for sure 🙂 #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

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  10. Ghazala Naseem

    March 4, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Have tried Chicken 65 here in Hyderabad , this Chicken 130 sounds interesting 🙂
    The kebab also seems too good .
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    • UK's Fashionablefoodz

      March 4, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Yes, Ghazala. Not too oily is today’s fitness mantra and I am sure they follow it. 🙂

      Reply

  11. Lakshmi Kannan

    March 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Butter chicken risotto sounds interesting. Would love to try.

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  12. Paresh Godhwani

    March 4, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Jumping frog looks good. I always love to try new and different mocktails. So I will look forward to them if I ever visit this place. Yes, Innovation and fusion is the mantra for being successful in food industry these days. And it looks like, they innovate and mix the things up well.

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    • UK's Fashionablefoodz

      March 4, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Yes, Paresh. This was the reason I gave them those ratings. For me, anyone who breaks out of the age-old set barriers and dares to experiment is a braveheart.

      Reply

  13. Saba

    March 5, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    This is indeed an honest review. The description in detail of the food items is really good. I’ll surely try the place next time I am at navi Mumbai.

    Reply

  14. Hiral Amodia

    March 6, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Honest food reviews are very rare nowadays. I am a huge fan of your honest reviews. Your pics of Jumping Frog has tempted me to visit it!!

    Reply

  15. Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan

    March 6, 2018 at 11:17 am

    The place looks chic and the options both in drinks and food look bountiful. I actually liked the decor too, specifically the lightning seen in the first few pics.

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  16. Nameesh

    March 6, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Good review of the place and great pics. Would have loved to see some pics of the cocktails so I get an idea of the way they make the drinks. N 4.5 for food is really a good rating, seems the place is quite good. Will share with friends so they can visit reading this review 🙂

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    • UK's Fashionablefoodz

      March 7, 2018 at 12:08 am

      Thank you Nameesh. Unfortunately, there was no one asking for cocktails there that hour, else would have definitely clicked some pics. I feel they are good there too 🙂

      Reply

  17. Neha Tambe

    March 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    That is a nice and detailed review looking at all aspects of a restaurant. I like the butter chicken risotto idea. Though I am a veg, I liked the clever thought in it.

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  18. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan

    March 6, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Awesome review. I really liked how you asked for smaller portions and tasted more options. That makai starter looks amazing so does the butter chicken risotto.

    Must visit this one

    Reply

  19. Geethica Mehra

    March 6, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Interacting with the host chef is a very good idea. And yes when they mix the dishes to create new menu we foodies love to try them. Their mocktail names are quite creative

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    • UK's Fashionablefoodz

      March 7, 2018 at 12:04 am

      Yes, Geethica. The chef in every restaurant does a very noble job of feeding so many. We all need to respect them. 🙂

      Reply

  20. Sushmita

    March 6, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    I have surely chosen the wrong time to bump into this blog! I was already craving some good Indian food and I see jeera rice and dal makhani here!

    Whyyyyyyyyyyy!

    Wonderful post! 🙂

    Reply

  21. Bushra

    March 7, 2018 at 11:57 am

    The chef has done a lot of improvisation with the menu which make it delightful treat. Great place for food

    Reply

  22. richa mina

    March 7, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    i so wanna eat good chicken today after reading your mouthwatering description of food in jumping frog
    would love to visit it next time i am in mumbai
    # super blogger challenge 2018

    Reply

  23. Ms Arora

    March 7, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I agree with your suggestion for Nachos. The food seems tasty specially dal makhani , a must for vegetarians. Hope the Jumping Frog jumps high towards the success and I ,here, will jump towards my kitchen for my dal Chawal.

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  24. Mann

    March 8, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Interesting Name of the place along with tummy pleasing pictures of food. I am sure it is amazing as you suggested.
    #superbloggerchallenge2018

    Reply

  25. Humaira

    March 8, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Amazing place to explore. The restaurant name sounds catchy. The presentation of cuisines is great. Great thought.

    Reply

  26. Disha

    March 8, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Your posts leave me wanting for more!
    Beautiful pictures and good to see that chefs are being innovative in mixing Italian and Indian taste. Also, liked your way of writing the constructive review covering both plus and minus points. 🙂

    Reply

  27. Preethi Venugopala

    March 8, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Butter chicken risotto? Mouth is watering already 🙂 Lovely review

    Reply

  28. Parag

    March 8, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    After reading this article even I am getting tempted to taste few of the dishes especially “butter chicken” . Nice post

    Reply

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