The Best Indian Restaurants In Mumbai

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9 February 2017
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From creamy Punjabi curries to spicy South Indian sambars, every state’s culture seems to be represented here. So save yourself from culinary boredom and curry-related redundancy by reading up on the best Indian restaurants that Mumbai has to offer.

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Urban Tadka

Urban Tadka is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant serving North Indian cuisine inspired by its proximity to the sea. The seafood is always a hit with the locals, but the visitors tend toward the creamy, saffron-rich vegetable and chicken curries. The ambiance is modern dhaba fusion, serving dishes on traditional metal plates (like they do at roadside eateries) with the flair and vibrancy of a pop-up joint. The cheerful yellow walls and colorful artwork only enhance the vibrancy of these delicious dishes.

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Sukh Sagar Restaurant

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Chicken Curry
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The atmosphere of Sukh Sagar can be summed up in two words: eclectic simplicity. The decor is modest and the flatware is mismatched. The reason that locals flock to this joint, whether it’s midnight or noon, is because Sukh Sagar serves the best South Indian food in Mumbai. The balance of masala and citrus in the sambar is perfect.

Food First

Food First puts food first, if you couldn’t tell by their name. Their menu is abundant in diverse Indian foods, boasting the likes of Bengali, Rajasthani and Goan cuisine. The interior decor is absolutely stunning, with sleek low lighting and long wooden tables. You’ll find nothing short of pure innovation on the dinner menu, which offers delectable creations from the tureen along with succulent kebabs and tikka masalas. Pair it with one of Food First’s premium top-shelf liquors.

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Sasural

Dining at Sasural is like accepting an invitation for the grandest Indian wedding of the decade. The decor is upscale and elegant, with glass lanterns descending from the ceiling and engraved mahogany furnishings. The ambiance is cozy and elegant, and the dishes arrive sizzling hot and artfully arranged. There’s also a special dishes menu that offers truly unique, imaginative takes on traditional dishes. Try a Kashmiri alternative to traditional rajma, or a Rajashtani take on pomfret, a tender fish.

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Village: The Soul of India

Proudly proclaiming itself as the first unique themed restaurant in Mumbai, Village seeks to revive the “forgotten traditions and culinary secrets” of the Indian heritage. They promise to respect your visit by not setting a time limit policy, they encourage regional entertainment to visit for your pleasure, and they serve you an intricate spread of six different cuisines from each corner of the country, including Punjab, Gujarat, and West Bengal. Come here to give your stomach and your soul an unforgettable taste of India.

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