The Kati Roll Company (Indian) – Soho
Kati Roll – the place you go to when Stax Diner is full with no other decent halal places to invade.
Now, you’re initial first reaction upon witnessing the interior “decor” might be something across the lines of: what a danky, filthy old squaller this place is. But that’s until you realise that it’s entirely by design. It’s meant to resemble a danky, filthy old squaller from the many danky, filthy old squallers you’ll find in an ultra-busy lower end part of an Indian city like Mumbai. That’s when the unique charm of this place dawns on you!
Complete with torn Bollywood posters, a rusty looking air con, and even a metal fence style roof, Kati Roll has bags of character where you’ll find yourself spending more time reminiscing over classic Bollywood films and racking your brains trying to put names to old school actors than concentrating on the food.
Deconstructing a Kati Roll
As to the Kati Rolls themselves, then the roll itself is a warm paratha – a type of buttered chappati – that’s filled with a combo of meats, vegetables, sea-foods, and cheese. Each ingredient is marinated in a blend of Indian spices, and there’s no hiding from those spices either – in yo face!
There seemed to be some question as to whether this really was beef, or mutton masquerading as beef! In the end, we gave them the benefit of the doubt and concluded that it was probably cheap cuts.
Nonetheless, this was the poorest of the selection of rolls we ordered not least because it seemed somewhat pink on the inside and slightly rubbery in texture (we even feedback from one lion complaining of a masala fireworks display on the can a few hours later.
The Unda (Egg) Chicken Roll was fantastic though. Well worth getting and certainly worth a revisit. Full of spices and masala that brought this roll to life. Breakfast in a roll with the addition of egg!
The Unda Shami Roll wasn’t all that TBH with the meat being overly soft, yet dry. And with a distinct lack of sauce, this really didn’t work for us.
We also got the Shrimp Masala Roll which had rave reviews all round so we’d highly recommend that too.
- YES/ NO
- UBER EATS
- JUST EAT
It goes without saying that lions aren't rabbits, hence the distinct lack of veg rolls reviews.
Fortunately, we didn't experience the poor service others have allegedly reviewed elsewhere.
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The Kati Roll Company
24 Poland Street,
London, W1F 8QL.
T: +44 (0)20 7287 4787 | W: www.thekatirollcompany.com