5 Best Restaurants in Central Mumbai, Mumbai

Neel- Tote on the Turf

$$ | Central Mumbai Fodor's choice

Hands down the best upscale North Indian food in town for meat eaters, this restaurant in a beautifully designed building at the track makes the journey to the city center utterly worthwhile. Portions are big—as are the prices—and the food is heavy but sophisticated.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400023, India
Known For
  • seekh kebab (minced chicken or mutton kebabs)
  • mutton shorba (bone marrow soup)
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  • raan (tenderised mutton leg roasted in a tandoor)

Oh! Calcutta

$$ | Tardeo Fodor's choice

Rarely packed, even on Saturday night, because it's in an infrequently visited part of town, Oh! Calcutta serves the city's best (mustard-heavy) Bengali food in upscale surroundings of dark wood set off by simple black-and-white archival photos from the British Raj. The seafood is exquisite, and if it's all too unfamiliar, defer to the waiters—some of the best in the city—to choose something, based on your specifications.

Tulsi Wadi La., Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400034, India
Known For
  • smoked hilsa fish
  • daab chingri (prawns cooked in rich tender coconut served in a coconut shell)
  • tel koi (whole perch cooked in a bath of mustard oil)
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Burma Burma

$$ | Kala Ghoda

A trip to India can represent an opportunity for travelers to test the ropes at living vegetarian for a while (veg options constitute literally half of every menu here), but few major restaurants in the city have mastered all the possibilities of vegetarian like the charming Burma Burma. Ankit Gupta, the owner, is half Burmese, and demands authenticity, so short of a separate flight to Myanmar itself, you're not likely to find dishes as skillful as these in many other places; the restaurant also serves excellent teas (but no alcohol).

Kothari House, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Known For
  • nanji kaukswe (delicious noodles served in dry coconut powder)
  • nanpeebya (Burmese bread served with creamy white peas)
  • shway aye, chilled coconut milk served in a glass with sweet bread

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Café Zoe

$$ | Lower Parel

One of the city's most popular dining and drinking spots, the roomy, open, yet strangely utilitarian Café Zoe serves European and continental breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, and drinks. Depending on what time you arrive at this converted industrial compound, the crowd may include young parents feeding their one-year-old daughter sweet bites of Belgian waffles, local journalists shoveling down hot minestrone soup while using the free Wi-Fi, dating couples sharing a romantic dinner of seafood and pasta, or young partygoers drinking cocktails in a dim but sensuous atmosphere after midnight.

The Tasting Room

$ | Central Mumbai

Popular with rich Mumbai housewives—who pack the place for lunch during the week—this Mediterranean restaurant serves gourmet food in a relaxed, tasteful setting. On the top-floor veranda of Good Earth (a designer furniture store), the Tasting Room shares its hosts' penchant for subtle Indian minimalism in warm earth tones.

Tulsi Pipe Rd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400011, India
Known For
  • watermelon and feta salad
  • excellent location for those visiting the nearby shopping behemoth, Phoenix Mills
  • romantic dinner ambience
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