Furnishings: A. Rama Nayak’s Udipi Shri Krishna Boarding (1942)
1st Floor, Market Building, Matunga Railway Station, Matunga.
Matunga’s iconic eatery is in fact not much older than the suburb of Matunga itself. In the 1920s and 30s, Matunga was transformed from a thinly populated village to an organised suburb with apartment blocks and recreational facilities.
The suburb was soon populated with migrants from South India who had settled in Bombay. For these migrants, A. Rama Nayak’s Udipi provided a wholesome and affordable meal; boarding facilities without lodging, as the owner Sashant Nayak explains.
We would like to thank Sashant Nayak for his warm hospitality. ‘The owner of the restaurant also eats here’, we are informed.