Whether you are looking forward to plan a quiet dinner with your date in a roof top restaurant in South Mumbai or simply to chill out with your friends with some great music and food, we bring to you a list of restaurants in South Mumbai that have made a mark in people’s heart with their good food, great ambience and courteous service. A good restaurant prides itself on the quality of the food that it serves to its visitors. Embark on this gastronomical journey through some of the best restaurants in South Mumbai.
Koyla Ethnic Cuisine
Famous for its interesting ambience of open air shamiana seating on roof top, Koyla is the place you head to for rich North Indian Food. People love their concept of dining on a rooftop restaurant with some candles around that create a relaxed atmosphere to spend a great evening. They offer a great menu of rich Mughlai cuisine that can satisfy your unapologetic carnivorous cravings, hookah and also cater to your post mid night cravings (since the restaurant provides home delivery until 3 am). It is also a good place to have a New Year Party since you can enjoy the fireworks around as you dine.
Bay View Café
Considered as one of Mumbai’s best sea view café with beautiful ambience, soft music, indoor and outdoor sitting with a prompt and friendly staff, the Bay View Café is a must visit. Their café menu boasts of a variety of Parsi delicacies alongside international cuisines. Ideally, grab a seat which gives you a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. This place offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open until midnight.
Placed in Lower Parel, Punjab Grill is a good restaurant that offers you a taste of the Punjab and includes Hindu, Sikh, Pathani and Punjabi cuisine which is served with oodles of courteous hospitality that the region is well known for. The place has a great ambiance and is ideal for Indian foodies who like spending quality time with families and friends. Their rich gravy preparation are known to provide instant soul-satisfying taste to its diners.
A small but popular spot for south Indian food Dakshinayan is located in the posh neighbourhood of Malabar Hills besides Walkeshwar circle. This restaurant has an extensive menu that specialises in vegetarian south Indian cuisine. The restaurant is well known for its dosas, and is a popular joint for those who want to sample authentic South Indian food in Mumbai. Here, the must try list includes idlis, adai dosai, appams, dahi vada, medu vada along with the famous tomato-garlic chutney, molagapodi (gunpowder) and rasam. If you plan to visit during the weekend, be prepared for a long wait as the place is teeming with regular patrons.
An all-day café located right behind the Taj Mahal Palace is an urban hangout that serves a range of American and other continental delicacies along with an array of drinks and exotic cocktails. This is a perfect place for people to have fun and unwind. Apart from the young crowd hanging out here, you would see a lot of business or professional meetings and discussions happening around. This place can also double up as your office. For a monthly membership fee that is redeemable against food and drinks, they provide access to facilities like stationary, printers, scanner, etc.
This place is an old and established eatery and is a heaven for sea food lovers. Trishna offers some delicious sea food in Mangalorean, Chinese and Thai flavours. Also, they have a separate bar for alcohol and other drinks. Their Butter Garlic Crab, Prawn Koliwad and Hydrabadi Pomfret are a big hit among its patrons. It is located in the Kala Ghoda area in Fort. A good place to visit after you are done with your sight-seeing in the old city area.
If you are looking for a luxury dining experience to celebrate your special day, Bayroute can be a good choice. Located in Cuffe Parade, this place has a pleasant ambience and great food options to choose from. Middle Eastern food from Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece is what the food menu here offers, and are prepared using the best sourced ingredients giving an authentic flavour to the food served. The staff is known to be efficient and warm. The restaurant impresses with its Mediterranean ambience.
The Bohri Kitchen
Known for its hearty meals, The Bohri Kitchen is located in Worli and it synonymous with delicious food that can satiate all food cravings. This is one of the best places in Mumbai to experience a home dining experience for authentic Bohri cuisine.
Foodies who want to partake in the meals can sign up for lunches organised by the owners on Saturdays and Sundays via The Bohri Kitchen’s Facebook page. Each seating accommodates 10 and 14 people and you can register as an individual or as a part of the group. You have to be quick to grab a seat as they get booked out fast by folks eager for a taste of dishes such as Raan, Paya, Mutton Kheema Khichdi, Dabba Ghosht, Chicken Roast, Mutton Undhiyu, Bheja Cutlets, Khichda and Mutton Biryani –each of them prepared according to recipes belonging to the family’s vast culinary background.
The Marina Upper Deck
This rooftop restaurant is picturesque and boasts of an uninterrupted view of the Arabian sea and the historic Gateway of India. It is a perfect place for people who want to spend a romantic evening overlooking the sea. The cool breeze sets the mood and it’s the ideal vantage point for watching the sunset. The restaurant serves a multi-cuisine menu that cater to people of different tastes and background.
Burma Burma is an ideal place for people who like spending quality time with friends and family, where everyone shares a common love for the Burmese cuisine. With an entire wall dedicated to various curios and little Buddha statues and with colourful umbrellas adorning the ceiling, the restaurant goes all out to make you feel as if you are in a little corner of Burma. At lunch time it gets crowded with tables hosting kitty parties and at night it is taken over by the family crowd. The khowsuey is their most popular dish. They offer a pure veg preparation of every recipe for the vegetarians who visit them.
Do share with us your experiences when you visit any of these places during your stay here in Mumbai. Bon Appetit!