Mumbai: Best 8 Places To Eat
The vibrant history of Mumbai is told through its diverse culture of food. The wonderful metropolis has become a melting pot of rich traditional cuisines and amazing flavors over the years, enabling tourists to trace each ingredient’s regional roots. We’re going to visit the eight best restaurants in Mumbai today. :
Ziya, the flagship restaurant of the majestic Oberoi Hotel, features revolutionary contemporary Indian cuisine, mixing modern spices with the tastes of traditional India. Here, Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia uses ancient spices and herbal herbs of the East to produce bold flavors with a western twist.
As well as for his imaginative presentation style, the talented Indian chef is renowned for breaking the limits and evolving Indian gastronomy. The term ‘Ziya’ means ‘glow, shine, and splendor,’ and in this elegantly decorated and stylish restaurant, this meaning is mirrored. The glass-enclosed display kitchen gives diners the opportunity, through the multi-course Gourmand sampling menu, to see the chefs at work while exploring the tastes and aromas of India.
2. The Table
Identified in the Miele Guide 2013 as one of Asia’s 500 best restaurants, The Table is among the biggest culinary hits in Mumbai. A vibrant jazz scene exudes black-and-white tiles, green velvet armchairs, and sparkling cocktails, complete with a distinctive culinary style full of foreign influences. The cuisine is plain, pure, and ingredient-driven, under the leadership of ex-pat San Franciscan chef Alex Sanchez.
The menu includes recipes such as lobster sliders, green pea guacamole quesadillas, and the city’s prettiest beet and mascarpone risotto. The Table is renowned for using the best, locally grown vegetables, meat, and fish with cuisine influenced by every corner of the country, producing a colorful menu.
Flashing candles, fairy lights, and fine dining make it a beautiful destination for the multi-award-winning Indigo restaurant. Indigo offers an exquisite menu of European-Asian cuisine located inside a renovated turn-of-the-century bungalow in trendy South Mumbai. It is run by Rahul Akerkar, a legend of the city’s restaurant scene, providing one of India’s finest culinary experiences. Guests will sample slivers of roast duck, pork chops, and other star dishes inside its wet, minimalistic interiors and under the romantically illuminated trees in the lovely open terrace.
The lobster risotto, the salmon ravioli with cucumber soup, and the chilled tomato sorbet are other options. A superb wine and single malt collection are offered by Indigo, while the al-fresco dining moments are unparalleled against the dramatic backdrop of the region.
4. Leopold Café
Leopold Café, founded in 1871, is one of the oldest restaurants in Mumbai. It has a mystique and holds an impressive musical past, commonly referred to as Leo’s. It has joined the must-visit list of any tourist and interest seeker over the years. The cafe has a literary component, stemming from Gregory David Roberts’ 2003 cult novel Shantaram. In the novel, which is set in the complicated underworld of Mumbai in the 1980s, Leo plays a central role.
For competing gang members, Afghan drug dealers, European prostitutes, and other colorful characters, the cafe is the canteen and safe ground in the book. The food here is varied, while the most recommended dishes are the Leopold special vegetarian pasta, red pepper chicken, prawn chili, and soya wine chicken.
5. Neel – Tote on the Turf
Neel impresses with its fairyland interiors and Nawabi Muslim cuisine from Hyderabad, Kashmir, and Lucknow, set among a lush canopy of 100-year-old rain trees with a breathtaking backdrop of ancient buildings and the green of the Mahalaxmi Race Track. With Neel restaurant, Mumbai’s restaurant ‘guru’ Rahul Akerkar returns to its Indian roots, offering a tasteful mix of spices, textures, and colors. Serving them alongside pineapple chutney, orange soup, and even lightly spiced apple curry, he brings a new twist to typical dishes.
The menu features 30 non-vegetarian and 20 vegetarian kebabs in this first-ever Indian barbecue restaurant. The fish and whole lambs of Hyderabadi make appearances. Kashmiri seb ki sabzi (a curry made from Kashmiri apples), achari portobello mushrooms, and gucchi ki biryani (rice cooked with morel mushrooms) are highly promising vegetarian dishes such as chilgoze ka shorba (a deep soup made from pine nuts).
6. Wasabi by Morimoto
Wasabi by Morimoto, recently named one of Asia’s top 50 restaurants, derives its influence from Japanese culture, which it effectively blends with Indian craftsmanship’s distinctive styles. A wide-ranging menu, delicately crafted by chefs Herman Oberoi and Masaharu Morimoto, offers tasty Japanese delicacies with a variety of delicious sakes and delicious sushi.
Mumbai artist Sadanand Shirke’s eye-catching artwork dominates the beautiful interior decor, while the teppanyaki counter is the cornerstone of this minimal restaurant. Just a few of the signature Wasabi By Morimoto dishes are the white fish carpaccio, black cod miso, and wasabi creme brûlée. For this exotic culinary experience, the wide range of single malts and blended whiskeys form the ideal accompaniment.
The translation of San-Qi, the name of this mystical, contemporary pan-Asian restaurant in the heart of the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai, is ‘Three Energies.’ Japanese , Chinese, Thai and Indian, the most exotic cuisines in the East, collide wonderfully here, culminating in an eclectic culinary experience. The materials used in its setting, such as glass and natural wood, and the spectacular staircase connecting the two floors of the restaurant establish a theatrical atmosphere.
Featuring tandoor kitchens, a wok station, a sushi bar, a teppanyaki bench, and a robata grill, San-Qi serves several tastes. A desirable selection of nigiri sushi, galawati kebab (marinated lamb kebab in Lucknow style), and fugu tataki (globe fish) is among the favorites of the chefs. You will stroll through the selection of handpicked wines from Bordeaux and the Nashik region in India with the sounds of modern Indian jazz.
8. Smoke House Deli
The Smoke House Deli attempts to take its visitors on an exciting trip and create a bizarre and enjoyable world around them, one of the cheeriest, brightest and most entertaining places to eat in Mumbai. Here, a wild artist with an excellent eye for detail appears to have doodled everything from walls and sugar jars to telephones and gramophones.
In Smoke House Deli, surrounded by wonderful drawings that unfold fantastic stories, one will discover a kitchen that ‘wakes faster than the sun’ and sample the robust and balanced menu of Chef Glyston Gracias. A grape and Brie salad, fluffy scrambled eggs folded into a warm croissant, and a burly beef burger, easy to combine with the new kiwi and mandarin mojitos, are included in the salad-and-sandwich deli menu.