Local Eating, Mumbai

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    Coffee Bombay Style

    by Donna_in_India Updated Mar 2, 2012

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    Within the last few years, coffee cafes have become extremely popular in Mumbai. Cafes have popped up all over and you won't have to travel far to find one. You'll even find one or two in each mall. They have become meeting places for all kinds of people and meetings - business meetings, college kids, people on a date, shoppers taking a break - and just a place to hang out. All have indoor and outdoor seating and offer both hot and cold coffees, teas, specialty drinks, and snacks (sandwiches, cakes, etc.). A cappuccino usually costs under $1 and a snack between $1-$2. Specialty drinks can run $2+.

    The two most popular are Cafe Coffee Day and Barista, but others include Costa Coffee, Mocha, and Gloria Jean's. Most outlets open around 9 and don't close until 1 a.m.

    We always frequent Cafe Coffee Day(s). It's great to sit outside, have a cappuccino, and watch the city go by.

    Address: Outlets across Mumbai

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    American Chains

    by Donna_in_India Written Jun 16, 2009

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    Many American chain/fast food restaurants are now in India. Those include McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Subway, KFC, Ruby Tuesday's, and TGI Fridays. In general they have not translated well to India. The obvious difference being no beef and more vegetarian dishes.

    Pizza Hut and Dominos are decent but don't expect NY pizza! McDonald's has veggie burgers and a very heavy McChicken burger. Didn't have a good experience at KFC, and Ruby Tuesday's and TGI Fridays are comparatively expensive and not very good. The best of the bunch - if you want a break from Indian food - is Subway. At least the ingredients are fresh - a chicken sandwich is probably the best bet.

    These chains are located throughout Mumbai and always at the malls. Many of them offer home delivery as well. Meals at the fast food places run about $2.

    Address: Various places throughout Mumbai

    McDonalds in Lokhandwala, Mumbai Dominos in Lokhandwala, Mumbai Subway in Versova, Mumbai
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    Midrange: Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!

    by M.E.R.V Updated Jun 4, 2007

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    No one should really miss the seafood tastefully done at any of Mumbai's finer Indian restaurants especially if you are travelling onwards inland where seafood becomes scarce and unfresh yet expensive. In the finer restaurants, you usually get to see your catch before its put in the frying pan. You will notice that prices inland are almost 3 times higher than a coastal town. Many restaurants have also have a Chinese menu which I wouldn't suggest you trying unless you have had a bit too much to drink! So the whole point of this tip is: TRY THE SEAFOOD IN MUMBAI & NO CHINESE IN INDIA!

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    classic fast food: best pav bhaji

    by tranceperent Written Dec 4, 2006

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    This is my all time favorite fast food joint. the restaurant is mostly crowded during weekends. but if you have a car you can order it in the car. try to eat the pavi bhaji. trust me you will love it.
    some might find it a bit spicy. but if you are in bombay and donot try this, you have not tried the local dish

    Favorite Dish: of course pav-bhaji. also have mosambi juice (sweet lime).
    if you can eat spicy food try the masala pav.
    one another favorite dish is the dahi batata puri. a bit sweet but again amazing

    Address: OPP DON BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL, matunga 400019, mumbai

    Directions: very close to kings circle (maheshwari udyan). ask any body for khalsa college or don bosco, its just opposite that

    Phone: 24096599

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    All: Food

    by assedo Written May 30, 2006

    NOT JUST JAZZ BY THE BAY
    143 Marine Dr - FORT
    busy place excellent if you want to eat something different from indian food

    Bandra is full of restaurants, lounge bar , etc.
    LUCKY HOTEL(Restaurant) close to Bandra station is a good value.

    I love sugar cane try a jumbo glass (Rs. 6) at the stall in MG Road (FORT), crossing from jehangir art gallery towards Victoria terminus.

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    Mumbai Dining

    by keeweechic Written May 7, 2006

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    You won’t starve in Mumbai, there is a great selection of restaurants and inexpensive cafes and food stalls. The biggest problem you will face as with anywhere else in India, is trying to choose well to avoid the dreaded Delhi Belly. Most of the restaurants do not serve alcohol unless they are within hotels. The most well known fast food local chain of restaurants in Mumbai is Sukh Sagar.

    Marathi food is made up of a lot of vegetables, fish and coconut along with peanuts and cashew nuts. Because Mumbai is so cosmopolitan, they say that the variety of food on offer here is greater than anywhere else in India.

    Address: Mumbai

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    VEGETARIAN & "THALIS": Rajasthani Thali

    by navinkurian2002 Written Apr 7, 2006

    A lovely resturant on the 2nd level of the Inorbit Mall in Malad (west). It has an authentic indian decore . The walls got an authentic earthy look designed to look like a wall in a hut in a village. There are clay pots decorating the walls.The veg thali is for about 150/- Consits of poha , idli and sambar, chutney, methi tikkis, dal,a couple of assorted vegetables kadi,papad, khichidi,chappatis,puris rice all unlimited.So remember to starve before you go there to do justice to the food.You get a choice of a sweet dish either aamraas,gulab jamun, mango halva etc.The mean ends with sweet pan yumm

    Favorite Dish: The best dish was the Aam raaas (mango pulp) and the methi tikkis (small cutlets )

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  • Variety of Food.

    by bunty09 Written May 24, 2005

    Even if you are or are not staying at one of the 3-5 star Hotels in Mumbai, you might want to try the Restaurants at these Hotels.

    These are for the traveler who wants to try all the Indian dishes and still is concerned about his stomach.
    The plus side to this is that if all the 10 Indian dishes are not according to your taste you would still have the option of a couple of Internaltional Dishes(Italian/Chinese/American).

    The best idea is to go for the Buffets at these restaurants. They usually are between Rs 400 - 600(US$ 9 - 12).

    Few places which I would reccomend are the Restaurants serving buffets at The Oberoi, The Taj, Leela Kempinski, Sheraton, Grand Hyatt. They also, from time to time, have regional buffet festivals which are worth trying even for an Indian.

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    HIGH-END RESTAURANTS: Indian food is not hot

    by laptop_traveller Written Sep 24, 2004

    Ok, lets try it, I told myself walking don the alley of Taj hotel, the look is good and in any case this is India, and I always want to try some local food to be able to share a comment on it.
    Heading for the smoking section, which does not prevent my taste too much, the guy told me the food was going to be nothot at all, specially made for a westerner like me ,ets.
    Well, the dip sauce was hell, but nice, helps a lot a beer drinker to get on his passion freely, right...
    The giant prawns were the culpable for my tommy ache till 5 am though, and this is not fair, when you pay 50 plus euros for a dinner, right?
    Any how, will post a pic of those rubber prawns for you to avoid, unless your stomach is llined with iron or copper.
    A great palce to eat is the chines in the Taj, had a crab soup and a big bowl of rice, with tea, perfect fo a post hangover night.
    The turkey club sandwich at the Harbour bar is a must try, perfectly made straight from the manual of the perfect cooker.
    All in all, the best meal is always breakfast, with a view on the seaside and the Gate of India, perfect coffee, and here is an Italian's point of view !
    Dont forget to try the sushi bar upstairs !!!!

    Favorite Dish: nice rice, no mice, hehehe

    Address: Tal Mahal and Palace

    Directions: Apollo Bunder

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    Honestly I can't mention just...

    by delon Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Honestly I can't mention just a single reaturant, it wuld be injustice but I'll just mention a few or else this list will never end. Try out :
    Bars/Pubs: Orchid (Chembur), Copacabana(Chowpatty), Grand Canyon (Andheri E), Avalon (Vile Parle), Razzberry Rhino (Juhu), Cafe Mondegar (Near Gateway of India).
    Restaurants: Excellensea (VT), Goa Portuguesa (Mahim), Mela (Worli), Oceanic (Chembur), Mahesh Lunch Home (Fort), Apoorva (Fort), Copper Chimney (Kala ghoda), Cafe Noorani (Bombay Central)

    Favorite Dish: Crab Masala, Prawn gassi, Tandoori chicken, and various kinds of kebabs.

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    Pizza Hut,Salt and Pepper, The...

    by conroh Written Aug 25, 2002

    Pizza Hut,Salt and Pepper, The Sun-n-Sand , Woodlands to name a few offer thee best delicacies ,from sizzling hot to tantalising cold.
    Very cool and peacefule place to be to hang out with ur love d one.

    Favorite Dish: Salt-N-Pepper-Steamy Chcken Singapore Noodles.

    Address: Opp Juhu Centaur, Juhu Scheme,Mumbai-400049

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    There are several small...

    by Swadeshika Written Aug 24, 2002

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    There are several small eateries in Jawhar.But the main and the one catering to the incoming travellers is Hotel Rajmahal which has a small restaurant attached, and which is conveniently located very near to the state transport bus stand.
    Their rooms are wide and specious and money's worth for Rs.250.00 for a standard room

    Favorite Dish: At Hotel Rajmahal, you get all the Maharastrian snacks and meals.They also have a small Bar.

    Directions: Hotel Rajmahal
    Near S.T.Stand,Jawhar
    Dist.Thane
    Pin Code -401603

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  • There are quite a few --...

    by Renuka Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    There are quite a few -- unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to provide the phone numbers, but hey, Gazalee at Vile Parle (E), Saaybaa on S V Road at Bandra, near Lucky Biryani, Viva Paschim near City Bakery at Worli, Bay of Bombay near Metro cinema at Dhobi Talao, Kamling on Churchgate Road, opposite K Rusotm's....
    Good ambience, reasonable prices, nice interiors at some places, good service and hey.... great food.

    Favorite Dish: Great sea-food at 4 of the places that I've mentioned, really great stuff if you're a fishy person.

    Directions: As mentioned, not possible to give you phone nos., but have mentioned where they are located in the earlier section.

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