Mumbai

Restaurants in Mumbai

Indian cuisine is incredibly diverse, and regions are known for different styles and flavors. Mumbai restaurants are known for southern curry. There’s a lot more to southern Indian food than idli and dosas—exquisite dishes from all over, ranging from Andhra and Coorg to Kerala. At Culture Curry, one of the best restaurants in Mumbai, veggies are the centerpiece: rajma curry (kidney and green beans in coconut gravy) is extraordinary.

Mumbai's history as a center of trade has brought a diverse range of cultures and cuisines to the city. The restaurants in Mumbai reflect this diversity. Not only will you find the best southern Indian food in the world, but Chinese, Lebanese, Korean, Thai, Italian and Mexican cuisines are all very popular, as well. Mumbai also has fast food sold roadside from carts, consisting of Vada pavs, Dabeli, Panipuri, Bhelpuri. Irani cafés, Iranian or Persian style teahouses, are a remnant of the city’s cosmopolitan heritage. One of the most popular is Kyani Café, a heritage landmark over a century old.

Graze on baba ghanoush, pomfret chermoula, and rose-petal ice cream.

Henry Tham operates under a Zen philosophy: simple décor, authentic food, and great music. The restaurant specializes in modern Chinese cuisine and Asian-inspired cocktails (the national award-winning bartending includes a vodka drink using sugar, basil, and orange juice).

When it made its debut in 2009, the 25,000-square-foot restaurant complex was an immediate hit because of its location—beside the Mahalaxmi Race Course—and its avant-garde design by London-based Serie Architects, which lined the ceiling with a forest of white metal branches.

You may find Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan lounging underneath Vie’s white canopy on the beach. Located in ritzy Juhu, Mumbai’s Malibu, Vie specializes in light Mediterranean fare with a focus on seafood.

In August of 2010, Thailand-born chef Pongtawat Ian Chalermkittichai (of New York's Kittichai) opened Koh by Ian Kittichai in Mumbai's InterContinental Marine Drive, where he serves signature dishes such as chocolate baby-back ribs, Japanese hamachi sashimi, and green curry with slow-roa

In the Bandra district, this restaurant draws Bollywood stars like Upen Patel and John Abraham for dishes like the wasabi prawns.

Dine on an aromatic mound of saffron-splashed rice laced with chunks of mutton kebab, elaborately decorated with fried onions and cashews, and accented with the lemony twang of dried Persian barberries at this 90-year-old Parsi (Indo-Persian) landmark that is nostalgia incarnate.