1924 is where this food saga began. Lt. Shri Gopal Kamath ran away from home as a young boy from Mangalore to Mumbai. To make ends meet he started working at a local restaurant. Blessed with talent and hard work, he progressed from a bus boy to a chef. Putting aside money with the dream to start his own restaurant, he bought one and named it Gopal Hindu Hotel ( Malad ) in the year 1936. Luck favoured and hard work paid off, he bought his second restaurant in 1940 , known today as Café Madras ( Matunga ). A self-made man with a heart of gold !
His younger son, Shri Suresh G.Kamath along with his brother, nurtured and brought up the two restaurants in an era where dining out was not an everyday affair. Dedicating 45 years of his life, Sureshji, many a times, single handedly managed both Hotel Gopal at Malad and Café Madras at Matunga. An industry veteran, his experience adds to our credibility and knowledge.
Enter third generation owner , Mr. Gopalkrishna Kamath, son of Shri Suresh G. Kamath. A food connoisseur, with 10 years of operational experience and loaded with recipes dating back to 8 decades, he, along with his life partner, Mrs. Ashwini Kamath and his business partner & friend, Mr.Ashish Golcha , are on the outset of carrying forward the tradition of being self-made, passionate and determined to expand the horizons of the food world.
Masalasam is the culmination of Gopalkrishna’s visionary approach towards food, Suresh ji’s food expertise, Ashwini’s detailed eye toward various aspects of management and Ashish’s extensive travel exposure !