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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Mumbai

Elco Panipuri Centre

This colossal Bandra institution started as a streetside stall selling tasty snacks like its signature pani puri, a dish comprising hollow wheat canapés filled with spiced vegetables and dipped in a cold mint soup.

Hill Rd, MH, 011-91-22-2643-7206
Tags: budget | indian


Indulge in kebabs, curries and breads at this Kala Ghoda institution, where the walls show off works by famous Indian artists like Anjolie Ela Menon.

154 MG Rd., 011-91-22-2267-3227,
Tags: moderate | indian


Chef Massimiliano Orlati’s creative menu of Mediterranean and Italian bites complement the extensive wine list at this swank spot popular among the A-list crowd; the white-washed, pebbled-floor ambience is very Miami.

14 Union Park, 011-91-22-2605-8228
Tags: moderate | italian | notable wine list

Salt Water Grill

Grab a watermelon caprioska and pop a squat on one of the hammocks at this candle-lit, palm-tree canopied, open-air bar and restaurant.

Chowpatty Beach, 011-91-22-2368-5485
Tags: moderate | great value


Dine on flat breads, lamb kibbe and rose-petal ice cream at this warm Lebanese and Moroccan penthouse restaurant at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower. It serves one of the city’s best Sunday brunches.

Apollo Bunder, 011-91-22-6665-3366,
Tags: moderate | moroccan | lebanese

Swati Snacks

This fave no-frills diner serves up Bombay street food and Gujarati delicacies like panki, thin layers of gram flour steamed between banana leaves and served with spicy condiments.

Tardeo Rd, MH, 011-91-22-2492-0994
Tags: budget | comfort food | diner


Walnut brownies, orange and chocolate three-tiered cake and cappuccinos make this pocket-sized bakery and café the go-to place to refuel in the afternoon.

Colaba Causeway, 011-91-22-5629-2929
Tags: budget | bakery | dessert


As packed and buzzing with beautiful people as Morimoto’s namesake New York restaurant, the Iron Chef’s sushi joint at the Taj in Mumbai also scores big on taste and style.

Apollo Bunder, 011-91-22-6665-3366,
Tags: expensive | sushi

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