Mumbai’s romance with food is long known and vastly documented. Right from the staple vada pavs available at all roadsides to Continental meals in luxury restaurants, Mumbai has innumerable options for pockets and taste buds of all sizes and kinds. With people from all over the country and even the world residing in the City of Dreams, it is not a surprise that the cuisine too has evolved with time and has something to offer to each and everyone living here. Every day a new restaurant, café or a lounge opens up in Mumbai, but it is almost difficult to try them all out! So here are some of our top picks from the newly opened restaurants in Mumbai that you have to make a point to visit ASAP!
1. The Honky Tonk - Malad West
This quaint American Diner stylized self-service bistro/cafe is a pleasant change from all other traditional dining places in every aspect, be it the décor, variety of food offered and the service. The best part is that they serve beer, which can be enjoyed with your breakfast too! The colorful ambiance and cheery furnishings further help in making your dining experience a pleasant one indeed. The rates are more than reasonable and it doesn’t take a genius to figure that The Honky Tonk will become the favourite haunt of cupid-struck couples and college pals.
Cuisines: Continental, American
Cost for two: ₹600 approx.
Must have: Salsa Chicken and Thai Curry Rice
Address: Shop 2, Oscar Classic, Mud Road, Opposite St. Joseph Convent School, Orlem, Malad West, Mumbai
2. Too Asian! - Andheri West
For authentic Asian cuisine lovers like me, it never can get Too Asian actually! Jokes apart, this Asian restaurant is one of those few outlets that serve brilliant Japanese and Korean food at very affordable rates. Seating is limited, and many people prefer take-outs but the lip-smacking taste more than makes up for this small inconvenience. They also deliver, if you want to enjoy a bowl of steaming noodle soup on a rainy night with your favorite series streaming on the laptop! Check out
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Japanese
Cost for two: ₹1,000 approx.
Must have: Sushi and Japanese Miso Ramen bowls
Address: Shop 10, Clifton CHS, Vastu Lane, Raviraj Oberoi Complex, Off Link Road, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West
3. Veranda - Bandra West
Veranda is a fine-dining restaurant that has become quite the rage of the town ever since they opened their doors to hungry diners in Mumbai. They offer a menu which has its roots firmly stuck in Indian cuisine, but has an added zing and some awesome twists in the recipe. The service, presentation of food and the ambiance of the restaurant surely adds to the fine dining experience. An extensive bar menu is also available, and there are also some fancy cocktail options available for the diners.
Cuisines: Modern Indian
Cost for two: ₹2,200 approx.
Must have: Tandoori Prawns and Dahi Bhalla
Address: Hotel Executive Enclave, 331, Dr Ambedkar Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West
4. Upstairs - Tardeo
A welcome addition to Mumbai’s already hip and happening is the Upstairs Lounge cum Bistro. The establishment can proudly boast of serving great food while pumping out good music in an excellent ambiance. There is space for dancing, has a bar and serves Asian style dishes and finger food. The best part about Upstairs is that it is one of those places that doesn’t compromise on their food quality just because they keep a bar and dance floor. I have heard exceptional reviews of their jumbo-big Long Island Iced Tea, so probably pick it as your poison for the evening.
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Bar
Cost for two: ₹800 approx.
Must have: Coriander Chicken Momos and Honey Chilli Lamb
Address: 5th floor, Konarksharam , Behind Everest Building, Tardeo, Mumbai
5. Butter Chicken Factory - Bandra West
North India’s favourite non-vegetarian delight arrived in Mumbai many years ago but still one can hear many Punjabis and Delhites whining and complaining of not getting that authentic ‘Butter-Chicken taste’. The Butter Chicken Factory aims at dealing with all these issues and set the record straight. The décor is simple, tables are limited but the food is DELICIOUS! None of the dishes fail at impressing diners, and the moderate prices make the taste extra good. The only drawback is that you have to wait for some time as the restaurant is usually full.
Cuisines: North Indian
Cost for two: ₹1,000 approx.
Must have: Butter Chicken (duh!), Dal Makhani and Kadhai Paneer
Address: Shop 7, Silver Cross Building, 16th & 33rd Road Junction, Pali Hill, Bandra West
6. Rainforest Resto-Bar - Lower Parel
Rainforest opened its branch in Lower Parel and people are absolutely loving it! The Resto-Bar has the same theme with its rainforest branches, waterfalls and dim lightings. The drinks and cocktails have the same quality and taste that people have come to associate the Rainfall chains with. The most awesome part about the resto-bar is that their munchies and other food items are as sumptuous as one expects in any fine restaurant. No cuts have been allowed in that department and it is absolutely heartening to see this.
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Chinese
Cost for two: ₹1,800 approx.
Must have: Bruschetta and Asian Chilli Potatoes
Address: Phoenix Mill Compound, Next to Sai Service, Lower Parel, Mumbai
7. Mirabella - Andheri West
The first thing that strikes any diner when he steps into Mirabella is its sheer size! The restaurant is very spacious and has been decorated very stylishly. The whole ambiance is such that it makes everyone, from the casual diners to the ones who have come here for the bar, very comfortable and relaxed. The menu does justice to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, which is a pleasing thing to know. Their starters are well prepared and go with all the alcoholic beverages, making Mirabella an excellent place for your next dinner outing.
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean
Cost for two: ₹1,500 approx. (with alcohol)
Must have: Homestyle Nachos and Charcoal Hummus
Address: Remi Bizcourt, Opposite Supreme Chambers, Veera Desai Road, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West
8. Zytun - Marol
Zytun is one of the very recent openings in Mumbai and boasts of an impressive and varied menu. The biggest reason for visiting Zytun is its mouth-watering food and extremely affordable prices. The restaurant is ideal for family outings as well as a place to visit with close friends. The USP of the diner is its Mughlai food, which makes Zytun a must visit if you even have the smallest desire to eat the particular cuisine.
Cuisines: Mughlai, North Indian, Chinese
Cost for two: ₹900 approx.
Must have: Seekh Kebab
Address: Marol Maroshi Road, Marol, Mumbai
9. Indigo Delicatessen - Powai
The various Indigo outlets across Mumbai have a huge fan following and thus it was only a matter of time before the chain would open up in Powai. Indigo Delicatessen is known for their wafer-thin pizzas and authentic burgers, and this one too doesn’t disappoint. The food is priced a little on the higher side, but totally worth it, once you consider the quality and taste. The service is excellent and the ambiance apt for a fine dining restaurant.
Cuisines: Continental, European
Cost for two: ₹2,100 approx.
Must have: BBQ or roast chicken with cheddar pizza
Address: 101, Sentinel Building, Adi Shankaracharya Marg, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
10. Play - The Lounge - Lower Parel
Party lights, huge dance floor, trippy music and awesome food are some of the words that can aptly describe Play The Lounge. It is an excellent place to host a party or just chill out with friends as a number of games like beer-pong and air-hockey are available for the patrons, where the loser has to take a shot! And to make sure you don’t drink on an empty stomach, there are a number of finger-licking good food options available that you won’t be able to resist having again and again.
Cuisines: Continental, American, Italian
Cost for two: ₹1,700 approx. (with alcohol)
Must have: 3 Hours French Fries and Garlicky Prawns
Address: First Floor, Unit 2, Trade View Building, Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills E.B.Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
BURP! Sorry folks! So without further ado, run to these restaurants right now and gorge till you drop!
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