I've visited Pop Tate's a number of times since it opened in Malad. It has consistently good food, though the service and ambience are just about average.
They make a mean Thai red curry, which comes with an accompaniment of fragrant rice (Thai jasmine rice?? Probably, but whichever it is, it's nice and fluffy, each grain separate from the other) and fresh quarters of juicy tomatoes. The best part is that they give you an additional bowl of curry, over and above the pre-plated serving for one! This is really good value for money.
They also have an excellent choice of sizzlers.
Desserts are not their strong point though, and neither is the ambience. The outdoor seating is way too cramped as management has tried to squeeze as many tables as possible into a limited space. Smokers rejoice! Surprisingly, in this day and age where smoking in public places is slowly going out of fashion, there is no non-smoking section either indoors or outside; in fact the AC section can get positively hazy and quite uncomfortable for non-smokers.
Service is okayish, some days being better than others. We've once had to send back our bill a couple of times before we got the correct one at last, though in all fairness, I must mention this was ages ago.
Waiting to get a table on weekends can be painful, especially if you are in a group, or have a particular preference (AC/non-AC). However, don't let this deter you, go a bit earlier in the evening and enjoy a great meal.All in all, good food, decent portions, reasonable prices.Keep burrping!