Mumbai / Bombay Recommendations
Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:30 PM
Who are the top chefs in Mumbai these days?
Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:15 PM
As I am travelling to Kerala and other parts of Maharasthtra as well, anything other than South Indian or Maharashtrian food would be first preference...And I would like to avoid the 5* restaurants if at all possible.
Here's hoping for more respones than what Percy got
Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:27 PM
I would recommend the following -
- Kailash Parbat in Colaba & only the one in Colaba for the Chaat.
- For Sea food - Mahesh Lunch Home, Gajalee
- For Thali i would recommend - Panchvati Gaurav across locations in Bombay, Rajdhani, Friends Union Joshi Club (very non-glamorous) Golden Star Thali for their myriad thali festivals
- Swati Snacks for their Gujarati snacks, some Chaat.
I would also throw in that you try the Konkani style thali at Konkan Cafe or the thali at Dakshin. Also do try and make it out to Kebabs n Kurries though a 5 star but they have some brilliant dishes from across ITC restaurants.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:32 PM
Veda @ Phoenix Mills
Crystal @ Chowpatty
Wood Side Inn
these cover a wide enough variety of cuisine from Indian to others and are on the reasonable price range.
Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:54 AM
Not bad timing, as I will be in Mumbai again shortly.
Which place do you recommend for kabobs and falooda kulfi?
Also, which non-Indian cuisine would you say in gaining popularity in India and what would be a good example of "fine dining" at a place which does not serve Indian cuisine?
Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:02 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:50 AM
Indigo was probably the first "foreign cuisine" meal in India I had that was any good at all. Since then I have had various well cooked mediterranean meals in several different parts of India and it's possible I would be less wowed with a return trip to Indigo. I think Italian and mediterranean food is definitely becoming more popular for a "posh" meal out and decent quality ingredients are becoming more easily available. For instance I have increasingly eaten very good mozzarella in restaurants that was most definitely not the usual Brittania "Cheeza" or Amul "Pizza cheese". Olives, mozzarella, courgettes, mushrooms, artichokes, brocolli, etc. are all popping up on menus more often. In Kochi, I even saw taleggio cheese in one of the dishes on the menu of a small joint run by an Italian. That's the restaurant scene but shops are also catching up. In Bangalore I saw a very well stocked shop specialising in European goods and even the big shops in Allahabad have a range of imported pastas, olives, etc. in their "Foreign" sections.
Some people get very upset about going out to eat foreign food in India but personally I don't mind too much because it's nice to have the occasional meal out that's a bit different. I do think you should make time for the best of the local stuff first, but after that why not enjoy something with a foreign twist? For a long time the default something-different meal out has been "Chinese", and by that I mean the very special version of Chinese that is done in India. Now I think people are getting excited about Italian and other mediterranean cuisines.