Love food? Like really love various cuisines, starting from North Indian to Continental? If you just answered the above questions in an affirmative ‘yes’, then you are on the right page because today we are going on a culinary journey through the City of Dreams.
Vada Paav may be the superstar of Mumbai’s street food, but when it comes to dining at a proper restaurant, it is not only about the food. One also visits a restaurant or café for its ambience, décor, quality of food, live music and much more.
If you have lately been feeling a commotion as to which restaurant in Mumbai should be next on your itinerary, we have your back. Read on about every type of restaurant, from the ones that don’t burn a hole in your pocket to the ones that are located in the posh areas of Mumbai and even considered a favourite by celebrities, we have compiled a list for every kind of foodie. So, take your pick.
Top Affordable Restaurants in Mumbai – for the Budget-conscious
The name of this restaurant brings together two of the most iconic things – Joey and Pizza. If you have watched the popular American sitcom, ‘Friends’ countless times, you will know what it is all about.
So, we are saying, if mouth-watering gourmet pizzas make you go week in the knees, Joey’s Pizza is just the kind of place you need to start your food walk in Mumbai from. All their pizzas are hot, juicy, topped to the brim and loaded with cheese. People actually come from far-off places to have one slice of their famous pizza.
- Location – Malad and Andheri
- Timings – 11 AM to 12 AM (Andheri); 11 AM to 12:30 AM (Malad)
- Price for Two – ₹ 800
- Most popular – Roasted Chicken Salad, Supreme Pizza, Makhani Pizza, Chicken Tornado
Good Luck Café
Just like every Irani Café in Mumbai, this one also serves its meals with oodles of love and old-world charm. However, what they are renowned for is their laidback ambience, and of course, the sumptuous dishes at unbeatable prices. They have everything, from the perfect Irani Chai to Chicken Biryani. Their meat dishes are to die for, so remember to order at least one.
- Location – Bandstand, Banda West
- Timings – 7:30 AM – 12 AM
- Price for Two – ₹
- Most Popular – Kheema, Haleem
This is the go-to place for every night owl and street food lover in Mumbai. If you check both of these boxes, this place should be on your list of places to visit next. Famous for their kebabs and rolls, it is a great place to grab a quick bite in between college or work or even before you go to sleep. The eatery might look obscure, but you will see a lot of people coming here in luxury cars; it’s that popular!
- Location – Colaba
- Timings – 1 PM to 1 AM
- Price for Two – ₹ 900
- Most Popular – Mutton Keema Roll, Mutton Seekh Roll
Craving some yum Mughlai delicacies? Café Noorani is a place that will take care of all your hunger pangs. One of the most popular places in South Mumbai, it attracts the attention of all the meat-lovers. We say, you gather your meat-devouring tribe and head there ASAP for some TLC in the food department.
- Location – Haji Ali, Tardeo; and Pali Hill, Bandra West
- Timings – 8 AM to 12 PM
- Price for Two – ₹ 750
- Most Popular – Brain Masala, Chicken Tikka Biryani, Hyderabadi Biryani, Caramel Custard
Top Fine-dining Restaurants in Mumbai – for a Classy Meal
A multiple-award winner located in the poshest areas of Mumbai, Indigo Delicatessen serves an eclectic milieu of European-Asian dishes! This pretty much sums up Indigo. Frequented by celebrities, Indigo has been dominating the fine-dining scene of Mumbai for quite some time now with the flavourful dishes plated immaculately and its warm service.
- Location – Multiple
- Timings – 8:30 AM to 12:30 AM (varies among outlets)
- Price for Two – ₹ 2100
- Popular For – Tiramisu, Waffles, Pastas and Burgers
A place that has already made to the list of Asia’s 500 best restaurants, The Table offers a distinctive palette influenced by the international styles of cooking and a top-notch ambience. Black and white floors with large, green velvet armchairs and an interesting mix of cocktails ensure you keep coming to this high-end restaurant for more.
The unique décor imparts a sophisticated and jazzy air to the restaurant. Soak in the eclectic vibe of the place as you gorge on unique dishes like mascarpone risotto here. Under the tutelage of San Franciscan expat Alex Sanchez, the entire menu here has been created with focus on clean and ingredient-driven cooking. So, the next time you feel like trying a new place out, this restaurant in South Mumbai might just be the place you wanted to visit.
- Location – Colaba
- Timings – 12:00 PM to 4 AM, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM and 7 PM to 1 AM
- Price for Two – ₹ 4000
- Popular for – Zucchini Spaghetti, Panna Cotta, Chocolate Tart, Truffle Fries
A blend of Indian dishes with a touch of international flavours is what makes the food at Ziya spectacular. Being one of the signature restaurants of The Oberoi Mumbai, you cannot expect anything less. With Michelin-star chef Vineet Bhatia giving the perfect twist to traditional Indian flavours, you are bound to return for ‘Round Two’. The name of the dishes may be the same old, but they, in fact, have a different take to them and that is the highlight of this place. The word ‘Ziya’ translates to ‘glow and splendour’ which has been perfectly reflected in the décor of this famous restaurant in Mumbai.
- Location – The Oberoi, Nariman Point
- Timings – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM
- Price for Two – ₹ 4500
- Popular for – Mutton Biryani, Kheer, Delhi Chaat, Dal Makhani
Wasabi by Morimoto
A concoction of Japanese cuisine and Indian craftsmanship brings out the best in this popular restaurant in South Mumbai. One of Asia’s top 50 restaurants, it is a visual treat as well. Think subtle yet elegant décor with paintings by Mumbai artist Sadanand Shirke hanging on the wall and a diverse menu, consisting of pieces of culinary heaven created up by Hemant Oberoi and the Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
All this comes together to give you one of the most memorable fine dining experience. Come here for the name and stay here for the succulent sushi and sake.
- Location – The Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba
- Timings – 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM and 7 PM to 11:45 PM
- Price for Two – ₹ 10000
- Popular for – Tempura Shrimp, Sashimi, Miso Soup and Lobster
Top Iconic Restaurants in Mumbai – Add them to your Bucketlist
Mahesh Lunch Home
It would be a sin to not have scrumptious seafood at Mahesh Lunch Home. One of the oldest and iconic restaurants in Mumbai, they have multiple branches all across the city, serving some excellent variants of seafood and other meats. Mostly a Mangalorean cuisine restaurant, its most loved dish is surmai curry, which is also one of the first to be served here. There is an annual crab and wine festival held here, which showcases around 25 different crab delicacies, so if you are a fan of this particular seafood, we suggest you book yourself a seat.
- Location –Fort, Juhu, Vashi, Thane and Andheri
- Timings – 11:30 AM to 4 PM, 6 PM to 12:30 AM (varies among outlets)
- Price for Two – ₹ 1800
- Popular For – Jumbo Prawn, Neer Dosa, Mangalorean Gassi
While the name of this restaurant may give you a certain kind of image, in reality, it is nothing like that. One of the hippest restaurants in Mumbai, Bombay Canteen has garnered a lot of praise in the three years of its existence. Established by Chef Floyd Cardoz, it has been designed keeping in touch with the urban tones of Mumbai. Giving a feel of a redecorated heritage bungalow, the stained glasses and the earthly tones make for a different ambience. Go for the urban-styled café during the day and hit the happening bar at night, where the unusual concoctions of cocktails are a must-try.
- Location – Lower Parel
- Timings – 12 PM to 1 AM
- Price for Two – ₹ 2000 for two
- Popular for – Prawn Chettinad, Apple Cider, Egg Kejriwal, Bheja Fry
Established in 1871, this popular café serves a myriad Continental dishes. Renowned for its international cuisines, the large café is located on the iconic Colaba Causeway Street. Head here if you want to have a good meal, but don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket. The café was one of the first places to be attacked during the infamous 26/11 terrorist attack. The fact that it survived the attack and still has its doors open to the public adds to its appeal.
- Location – Colaba Causeway
- Timings – 7:30 AM to 12 PM
- Price for Two – ₹ 1600
- Popular For – Roast Chicken, Chocolate Esctacy, Kung Pao Chicken
One of the most popular restaurants in South Mumbai, Café Mondegar has a quirky wall décor with interesting murals of cartoons. Established in 1932, the café is as old as time and also one of the first places to procure a vintage jukebox. Cool, right? The café opens pretty early in the morning, so if you have been looking for places for a hearty breakfast with your friends, you know where to head next.
- Location – Metro House, Colaba
- Timings – 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM
- Price for Two – ₹ 1300
- Popular For – Arrabiate Penne Sauce Pasta, Beef Chili and Bacon wrapped Prawns, Mondy’s Special Steak Cheese burger
Top Romantic Restaurants in Mumbai – for Date Night with Bae
Bay View Café and Bar
If your idea of a perfect date night is long conversations with bae, good food and stunning views, this place has you sorted for a romantic night. While the décor might not be the best in town, the rooftop seating offers sweeping views of the entire ocean. You can even spot the Gateway of India right from your table from the Colaba outlet. Already making a reservation for two?
- Location – Colaba and Juhu
- Timings – 7 AM to 1:30 AM (Colaba); 7 AM to 12 PM (Juhu)
- Price for Two – ₹ 1200
- Popular For – Caramel Custard, Stuffed Mushroom, Potato Cheese Croquettes
An elegant, all-white décor, a rooftop setting and a shimmering swimming pool in the centre! Sounds like your kind of date night place? Then, Dome might just be what you are looking for. The bar is in a shape of a dome, blending in perfectly with the rest of the restaurant. This place is definitely going to charm your special someone, and if you are planning on popping the question, we suggest you take a look at this place. The plus point is the view of the ocean right in front of you.
- Location – Hotel InterContinental, Churchgate
- Timings – 5 PM to 1:30 AM
- Price for Two – ₹ 3500
- Popular For – Afghan Chicken, Sushi, Tiramisu
Looking for a quiet restaurant in Mumbai for couples amid the chaos that the city sometimes becomes? La Patio in Andheri has all the right elements of a restaurant that is perfect for date nights. The ambience is lively and so are the people around, but when you have your significant other right by your side, all that won’t matter. And, in just in case you want to celebrate your togetherness with a drink, they have an extensive bar menu as well.
- Location – Veera Desai Area
- Timings – 5 PM to 1:30 AM
- Price for Two – ₹ 2000
- Popular For – Jalapeno Poppers, Hookah, Bruschetta, Cocktails
Perfect for a candlelight dinner, Skky is one of the most coveted restaurants in Mumbai for a date with your bae. With each table separated from the other by a row of plants and canals, privacy and intimate conversations are what you get when you book a table at Skky. We recommend you visit this place on a weekday because less crowd means more attentive services.
- Location – Ramada, Powai
- Timings – 5 PM to 1 AM
- Price for Two – ₹ 3000
- Popular For – Fragrant Chicken, Paneer Tikka Pizza and more
Drooling yet? The next time you are on the lookout for hotels in Mumbai, just see which of these incredible restaurants are nearby, so you can drop in for a meal worthy of remembrance.