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Creating a food guide for a city that is a whirlwind of flavors, both international and local, is a Herculean task! Every nook and cranny of Mumbai has a hidden joint that whips up the most incredible dishes, from street food to fine dining. A haven for vegetarians, while somehow also satisfying the seafood lovers, this city has it all! Whatever your budget, Mumbai will not fail to amaze you with its dining ingenuities.

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  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

14 Places

4 City Tips

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14 Places

Leopold Cafe

Restaurants

Trishna

Restaurants

Peshawri

Restaurants

Elco

Restaurants

Yauatcha

Restaurants

Swati Snacks

Restaurants

Chakra

Restaurants

Babulnath

Restaurants

Joss

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Suzette

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Cafe Madras

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Asilo

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Amar Juice Centre

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IshaS26's City Tips

  • At the less expensive restaurants, it's recommended to tip 5-7%, while 10-12% is customary at the higher end places.
  • The local train is an economical way to get from the North of Mumbai to the South. Avoid peak office hours.
  • Rickshaws are great, but they're prohibited in South Mumbai, where you're better off taking a taxi.
  • When going to local markets, street vendors, etc., dress conservatively to avoid uncomfortable stares.
  • Leopold Cafe
    Restaurants (Italian, Chinese, American, Indian, Bar, Cafe, European, Asian, Diner, Contemporary)
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    IshaS26 Says:

    With fabulous food and a buzzing atmosphere, Leopold Cafe and Bar is one of the most popular tourist spots in Mumbai. It is infamous due to the terrorist attacks that occurred here — from which there are still bullet marks left on the walls. The location close to Colaba causeway (a great shopping street), makes Leopold a perfect place to grab a beer and a quick meal. It is also among the few restaurants in Mumbai that have a variety of beef options.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Try the beef chili: stir fried beef, crispy potato, and vegetable pot rice.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #229 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    • AMAZING EXPERIENCE AT LEOPOLD CAFE . 14/09/2020
    • Amazing pubby ambience 26/07/2020
    • Leopold Cafe
    Address:
    Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road
    Colaba Causeway
    Mumbai 400005
    India
    Phone:
    +91 22 2202 0131
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Trishna
    Restaurants (Indian)
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    IshaS26 Says:

    One of oldest seafood restaurants in Mumbai, Trishna certainly lives up to the hype that surrounds it. Here you'll find extremely fresh seafood that is bound to satiate every seafood lover's palate. The restaurant is located in the Kala Ghoda area in South Mumbai, which is quite convenient if you want to take a break from sightseeing!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Try the rawa fried Bombay duck and garlic butter prawns.
    • Trishna can be crowded, so try to make a reservation, or visit at an off-peak time.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Relaxed, tasty but quick 08/08/2020
    • Highly recommended 12/05/2020
    • Trishna
    Address:
    Rope Walk Lane
    Mumbai 400053
    India
    Phone:
    +91 22 2270 3214
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Peshawri
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    IshaS26 Says:

    Peshawri is a must for anyone seeking authentic and classic Indian fine dining. Located near the airport, it is an outlet of the ITC Grand Maratha, and a great place to dine just before or after a flight. It can be slightly expensive, but, in my opinion, it's well worth the money!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Definitely try the dal bukhara (a creamy lentil dish) and the kulfi (a frozen dessert made from caramelized milk).
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice 17/05/2020
    • Food you can never forget!! 20/03/2020
    • Peshawri
    Address:
    Sahar Road, Andheri East
    ITC Maratha
    Mumbai 400069
    India
    Phone:
    +91 22 2830 3030
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 PM - 11:45 PM
    Tue
    12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Wed - Mon
    12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Other:
  • Elco
    Restaurants (Indian, Fast food)
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    IshaS26 Says:

    Elco is one of my favorite spots because I grew up eating there. It's also the perfect place to try out the famous Mumbai street food! With its mouthwatering flavors and typical Indian bustle, Elco is one of the best places around to truly eat the local way.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty — it's very likely you'll get some sauce splashed on you!
    • Try the paani puri (fried balls filled with a sour/spicy sauce) and the dahi puri (fried balls with a milder filling, a great complement to the spice).
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #201 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great pani puri, surprisingly good kulfi! 20/03/2020
    • Pathetic pani puri n super highly priced 07/03/2020
    • Elco
    Address:
    2/A Elco Market Almnestend Hill Road
    Opposite Globus Showroom, Bandra West
    Mumbai 400050
    India
    Phone:
    +91 22 2643 7206
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • Yauatcha
    Restaurants (Bar, Chinese, Asian)
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    IshaS26 Says:

    This Asian fine dining restaurant may be expensive and nestled in the business area of Mumbai, but it's well worth the price tag and the trip! Yauatcha has some of Mumbai's best dim sum, and the service is extremely quick and efficient.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Some of my favorites are the edamame truffle dumpling, fried turnip cake, crispy prawn cheung fun, and raspberry delice.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #98 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A suave Chinese fine dining gem in the buzzing BKC! 22/07/2020
    • Excellent 08/07/2020
    • Yauatcha
    Address:
    Ground Floor, Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East
    First Floor, Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East
    Mumbai 400051
    India
    Phone:
    +91 98316 85542
    Other:
  • Swati Snacks
    Restaurants (Indian, Fast food)
    IshaS26 Says:

    The queue to get in here is always massive, and for good reason! Swati Snacks is so eclectic in its clientele that you'll often see the richest guests sitting right next to the budget foodies — all come for the love of food! This spot is a haven for vegetarians, but it's also a place that non-veggies seem to love!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • If you have a sweet tooth, try the malpua (an Indian pancake dessert) — you will either love it or hate it!
    • A must-try is the panki chutney — my absolute favorite!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #88 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delectable and Fulfilling 08/02/2020
    • Delicious 10/01/2020
    • Swati Snacks
    Address:
    248, Karai Estate, Javji Dadaji Marg
    Opposite Bhatia Hospital, Tardeo
    Mumbai 400007
    India
    Phone:
    +91 90298 91205
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 AM - 10:45 PM
    Other:
  • Chakra
    Restaurants (Indian)
    IshaS26 Says:

    This is my go-to spot every time I travel, as it's a five-minute drive from the airport (ask the restaurant staff for the shortcut). Chakra is the perfect place to get all those Indian kebabs and tikkas!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Try the masala chai (a yogurt-based drink) here.
    • My typical appetizer order: broccoli malai kebab, chicken laali kebab, and cheese-stuffed grilled mushrooms.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #323 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    • Superb Food Exceptional Service 12/01/2020
    • Great service and food 06/11/2019
    • Chakra
    Address:
    Sakinaka Junction, Andheri Kurla Road, Sakinaka
    Mumbai 400069
    India
    Phone:
    +91 22 2851 3331
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
  • Babulnath
    Restaurants (Indian, Fast food)
    IshaS26 Says:

    Down in South Mumbai — opposite Babulnath Temple — is a small roadside stall that serves up one of the best dosas (a crepe made from rice batter and black lentils), along with other South Indian dishes. Be prepared to queue as there's often a crowd here!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Try the mysore masala dosa.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,477 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    • Nice south Indian breakfast 02/09/2019
    • Good Quick food 06/11/2018
    • Babulnath
    Address:
    16, Babulnath Road
    Near Babulnath Temple, Malabar Hill
    Mumbai
    India
    Phone:
    +91 97027 47657
  • Joss
    Restaurants (Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese)
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    IshaS26 Says:

    I am a huge fan of Asian food in general, and vegetarian Asian food in particular — Joss is one of my favorites!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Make a reservation, especially on the weekends.
    • I recommend the vegetable bao, spider rolls, assorted dim sum platter, and 'Big Bang' for dessert.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #489 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    • Anniversary visit 24/12/2019
    • Freshest food 15/05/2019
    • Joss
    Address:
    30 Kalaghoda
    Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Mumbai 400054
    India
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$24
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • Suzette
    Restaurants (French, Cafe, European)
    IshaS26 Says:

    This tiny little French restaurant is tucked away in Pali hill. The food is great, and the place is cozy and comfortable. I haven't always found the service to be the best, but the coffee makes up for it!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • This is a great place for breakfast.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #498 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    • expensive but good quality ingredients and filling crepes! 13/01/2020
    • Fabulous!! 03/01/2019
    • Suzette
    Address:
    14 St John Street
    Opposite Golds Gym, Bandra West
    Mumbai 400050
    India
    Phone:
    +91 22 2641 1431
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cafe Madras
    Restaurants
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    IshaS26 Says:

    Visit Cafe Madras for extremely authentic South Indian food. Plus, it's all easy on the pocket, so you can go crazy ordering!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • There is almost always a queue here!
    • You must try the medu vada, a fried snack served with chutney.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #109 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food 29/06/2020
    • Quick south indian bite! 31/03/2020
    • Cafe Madras
    Address:
    38 B, Circle House, King's Circle, Matunga East
    Opposite Maheshwari udhyan
    Mumbai 400019
    India
    Phone:
    +91 22 2401 4419
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$3
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Asilo
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Bar)
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    IshaS26 Says:

    I'm suggesting Asilo mainly for the ambience, as it is perched atop the Palladium hotel and offers the most amazing view of the city. The food here is average, so you might consider eating at Mekong, the Pan-Asian restaurant in the hotel, and then getting drinks here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Try to go in the evening — soak up a view of the sunset while sipping on cocktails.
    • If you don't like crowds, avoid this place on the weekend. On the other hand, this is definitely the place to be if you like a good party!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #293 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    • Nice bar but some strange pricing strategies 10/03/2020
    • Overpriced with local bar feel 23/01/2020
    • Asilo
    Address:
    462 Senapati Bapat Marg
    The St. Regis Rooftop, Lower Parel
    Mumbai 400013
    India
    Phone:
    +91 22 6162 8031
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 PM - 1:30 AM
    Mon - Sat
    5:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    Other:
  • Amar Juice Centre
    Restaurants (Indian, Fast food, Asian)
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    IshaS26 Says:

    The world's best pav bhaji (in my opinion!) can be found at Amar Juice Center! If you have a weak stomach, I suggest you don't eat here... but if you really want to eat the way a local does, come on by and order the rich, delicious pav bhaji.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • It is a drive-through but also has 2-3 tables.
    • Amar is open until midnight and always bustling with locals.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #128 of 9,296 restaurants in Mumbai
    • Good Food 18/08/2020
    • Amar juice centre 14/04/2020
    • Amar Juice Centre
    Address:
    Gulmohar Road
    Near Amar Chemist, RN Cooper Hospital Compound, Vile Parle West
    Mumbai 400056
    India
    Phone:
    +91 22 2624 7917
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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