For people living in North Mumbai, Oberoi Mall in Goregaon holds a special place. Located right next to Western Express Highway, it is one of the two main shopping destinations in the citys north, catering to a huge part of the megapolis population. No wonder then, it is chock-a-block even on weekends, with youngsters and families alike. Here we give the lowdown on what makes this mall special.
Built in 2008, Oberoi Mall has a total leasable area of over 500,000 square feet, making it an imposing building. It has a parking capacity of around 1000 cars, which is disproportionately high for a mall of this size. Thanks to its proximity to film city and an affluent populace in the neighbourhood, a bevy of high-street brands have come up in the mall over the years.
Mens fashion: With brands like Jack N Jones, Manyavar, U.S. Polo Assn., Louis Philippe, Raymond’s, Van Heusen and Zodiac, the mall gives men several options to choose from. Also present are Nike and Adidas, everyones favourite when it comes to buying quality sports apparel.
Womens fashion/beauty: This is where Oberoi Mall ups the stake by several notches. From Forever New, Nalli, Next and Only to the likes of Vero Moda, Jashn, Biba and Enamor, there is something for everyone. In fact, the variety on offer also explains the high number of women shoppers at the mall.
Cosmetic brands like Colorbar, The Body Shop, Faces, Kama and Ayurvedasit side-by-side the fashion stores, wooing female customers.
Department stores: Not many malls we know have as many as three department stores, but Oberoi is an exception. From Central to everyones favourite Lifestyle to the US lifestyle chain GAP, its department stores cater to all kinds of customers those looking for budget buys as well as the ones willing to splurge.
Croma, Unicorn & other electronic stores: One of the most popular electronic chains in India, the Croma store at Oberoi Mall is replete with offerings for the gadget-friendly. Besides, Unicorn, a certified Apple reseller, is also present at the mall. Fancying the latest iPhone or MacBook Air? You know where to go!
Fashion accessories:Did we mention the mall seems biased towards women? Well, the suspicion just got reinforced. With brands like Accessorize, Helios, Hidesign, World of Titan, Esbeda and Peora gracing the shopping area, our advice to the women folk is: Practise some prudence.
Footwear:Clarks, Inc. 5, MetroPavers and England, you name it
Salons and spas: Now we have been to very many malls, mammoth and small, but we havent seen a lot of them house full-fledged spas. Nail spa and Envi Salon at Oberoi Mall offer you some serious respite from the drudgery of daily life, giving you a great opportunity to rewind.
Jewellery: Oh, payday is approaching? Or you have got more money in the bank than usual? Tanishq and Pure Gold, both big players in the jewellery segment, offer an array of options to part with your money. Go, indulge!
Book stores and stationery: Regardless of the shopping options, the book lover in us always gravitates towards places we can snuggle up to a book or two, and get that high from the inimitable smell of paper. We got news for you, bibliophile! Crossword and the good old Archies are that elusive tile that makes the square perfect!
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The food court at Oberoi Mall has garnered a lofty reputation, with brands such as Burger King, HAS, Juice Bar, Kailash Parbat, KFC, Maroosh, Mad Over Donuts, MotiMahal, Taco Bell, Wraps and Rolls, GELATO, Sweet Bengal, Icecream Works, Waffle House, Shahi Durbar and Naturals Zoodles. And how could we forget the ever-dependable McDonalds and Subway, which have been catering to our whims and late-night bingeing forever?
Other restaurants at Oberoi Mall
As with shopping, Oberoi Mall has a plentitude of options when it comes to casual and fine dining. British Brewing Company (BBC) in Oberoi Mall is a favourite hangout zone for the young, as is Cafe Moshe’s. Fine-dining options include Mainland China, Asia Kitchen and Olive Bistro. For those with a sweet tooth, there are options such as Theobroma, Cream Center, Krispy Kreme and Maharaja Bhog. And what better way to wash all that down with some coffee at Starbucks in Oberoi Mall.
The mall also has a luxurious, six-screen PVR multiplex that can seat as many as 1,800 people. With customer-friendly features that include a kids play section, the theatre has emerged as a premier movie venue.
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Namco Family Entertainment Centre, backed by Japans famous gaming brand Namco, is located on the third floor of the mall. State-of-the-art, it is thronged by children and adults alike.
Oberoi Garden City, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Dindoshi, Mumbai