‘With SodaBottleOpenerWala, we give you a concept that is unique to India; the dying legacy of the wonderful chaotic, crowded, bustling, colorful, quirky, cluttered, eccentric and so real world of an Irani café. Our way of reviving the love for the edu and the disappearing race behind the cafes’.
- AD, Sabina and Rustom SodaBottleOpenerWala
Irani Café culture came to India with the Persians back in the 1950s and today Bombay hosts the most number of Irani cafes. Gradually the tradition of such cafes died down due to the foray of fast food concepts that flooded the country.
Only 25 such cafes are now still in existence.
SodaBottleOpenerWala opens its doors to revive this lost tradition bringing with it - typical Parsi cuisine and some Irani specialties, in a fun, quirky and contemporary avatar.
SodaBottleOpenerWala is a concept restaurant with a bar. The Bombay Irani cafe is a rich part of the Mumbai tapestry and sadly a dying legacy. We have delved deep within its unique world to bring alive the nuances - both for cuisine and its atmosphere. The familiarity of an Irani café is key to the experience. Architect Clement and Sabina brought that canvass to life.
Irani Cafes were famous for their inexpensive food, eccentric owners and distinctive menus. Today however Irani cafes serve a wide range of cuisine.