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My favourite Mumbai restaurants

12 Jul 2007  Mumbai native. Likes eating out; trying new cuisines
4.0 of 5 stars based on 9 votes


  • Category: Best of
  • 1. Chinese: Golden Dragon at The Taj Mahal Palace and Towers

    Golden Dragon has consistently served great Chinese food. Glad to see that when the interiors were redone, the food remained the same. Was redone after having been completely destroyed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

  • 2. Thai: Thai Pavilion at The President Hotel

    Was everyone's favourite Thai restaurant always. Renovation has improved the food AND the ambience considerably. Rocks!

  • 3. North Indian/kebabs: Kebab Korner at The Intercontinental, Marine Drive

    This is a great place for North Indian food and kebabs. The non- veg kebab platter to begin with is a great way to go.

  • 4. Indian: WG's Kebabs and Curries at The Grand Central, Parel

    The restaurant was well conceived. The menu has dishes from the menus of three legendary Indian restaurants of the ITC Hotels Group -- Bukhara, Dum Pukht, and Dakshin. You don't need to look elsewhere for Indian food of the highest quality.

  • 5. Chinese and Thai: VongWong at Express Towers at Nariman Point

    Forces itself into my list owing to the newness it has brought to Oriental cusine in Mumbai. The dimsums at lunch are worth driving miles for. The mojitos, martinis and
    other cocktails are among South Mumbai's best. Great desserts.
    The latest addition is the cocktail Sunday brunch. Great new cocktails including one curiously named 'income tax refund'. Named so to give you that happy feeling!

  • 6. Japanese: Wasabi by Morimoto

    The newest restaurant at the Taj Mahal Hotel. Wasabi, created by the celebrity Japanese chef Morimoto of the Philadelphia restaurant fame, lives up to the top billing

    it enjoys. Unmatched for Japanese cuisine (and for high prices!) in Mumbai. Update: The restaurant itself was completely destroyed in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks but has been redone.

  • 7. Lounge Bar: Indigo at Colaba

    Mumbai's first lounge bar and restaurant at Colaba remains an evergreen favourite. Pioneered minimalist interiors for Mumbai restaurants. Continues to be one of Mumbai's hot spots.

  • 8. Kebabs: Peshawri at The Maratha

    The Mumbai equivalent of Bukhara at The Maurya Hotel at New Delhi (widely considered to be the best Indian restaurant in the world), Peshawri was in a league of its own, lonely at the top at one time, but although it has come down a few notches from its heydays, it is still pretty good.

  • 9. Italian: Mezzo Mezzo at The JW Marriott

    I would now pick this for pasta in place of the Trattoria at the President.

  • 10. Lebanese: Souk at The Taj Mahal Hotel

    When they got rid of the musicians, the focus got back on the food. Large spread for the buffet lunch. The kibbe is perfect.

  • 11. Coastal South-West Indian cuisine: Trishna at Fort

    You have to endure the ambience (or the lack of it), but for most people, the Butter Chilli Crab makes everything worthwhile.

  • 12. Deli/Bakery: Bombay Baking Company at the JW Marriott Hotel and The Gourmet Store in the Grand Hyatt Shopping Mall

    The Bombay Baking Company has a bright and pleasant ambience and great food. And, for the book worm, a book store within. Good everything!
    The Gourmet Store/Cafe was designed to serve the residents of the serviced apartments, but is also very popular with the corporate crowd of Bandra-Kurla Complex. Deservedly so. Good cakes, even better bread. Freshly made you-design-it-sandwiches for lunch

  • 13. Gujarati/Rajasthani: Shree Thaker Bhojanalaya at Kalbadevi

  • 14. Multi-cuisine Vegetarian: Cream Centre, Chowpatty

    Serves North Indian vegetarian, Mexican vegetarian, nachos etc. and has been a Mumbai favourite for a very long time. Its Chhole Bhature and Dilli Aloo Tikki Chat are renowned all over. Queues to get in on weekends despite clones having sprouted in every direction.

  • 15. Goan : Goa Portuguesa, Mahim

    The oldest Goan restaurant in the city. Still the best.

  • 16. Chaat: Tewari Bros. at Opera House

    The kachoris, chaat, lassi and the rossogolla cannot be beaten. The elaborate raj kachori is a complete meal in itself.

  • 17. Tea House: Tea Centre at Churchgate

    In its new avatar now, this establishment has been around for generations. The tea museum of the city!

  • 18. Mughlai: Delhi Durbar at Colaba

    For authentic (translates to greasy!) finger-licking Mutton Biryani, Delhi Durbar is hard to beat. The Dabba Gosht, a peppery lamb dish, is also high on the popularity list.

  • 19. Best View: Pearl Of The Orient (the rooftop revolving restaurant) at Ambassador, Churchgate

    The food (Chinese, a bit of Thai, other Oriental cuisine) may not be the best in the city, but the view of the city is the best.