34 Vasta House, tel. 22-87-03-35
This restaurant and bar is very popular with the locals who come here to enjoy the fish and seafood: try the shrimp gassi, the crab or the excellent coconut curry. The menu offers high-quality food at an affordable price.
Birla Mansion, Sai Baba Marg, Kala Ghoda, tel. 22-70-3213
Located in the heart of a rather modest neighbourhood, this excellent restaurant gets rave reviews. It is highly appreciated by local residents and reservations are definitely recommended. Specialties include the garlic-pepper crab, delicious spicy fish, byriani (rice with spices, nuts, raisins and coconut) and lassi (a yogurt drink).
145 Mahatma Gandhi Rd., Kala Ghoda, tel. 22-67-32-27
Khyber proposes Northern Indian cuisine, served in an exquisite decor that could be mistaken for a palace from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Fish, vegetarian dishes and meat marinated in yogurt and spices are a few of the excellent menu's highlights.
361 Sheikh Memon St., tel. 23-42-69-19
Strictly vegetarian dishes from Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra are served here. Also called "the thali place"-thali being a platter of small dishes containing vegetables, yogurt, chutney, rice and mighai (sweet pudding)-this restaurant is delightful for its pleasant ambiance, air-conditioning and attentive staff.
78 Veer Nariman Rd., tel. 22-81-91-42
You can head here for a bit of Western atmosphere: classical music, turbaned waiters and more than 20 types of tea await. This is an ideal place to relax while enjoying a cup of aromatic tea served with scones, a slice of cheesecake or samosas.
Jaffer Bhai's Delhi Darbar
151/153, Abdullah Mansion, S.V.P. Road, tel. 2343 3339
This local institution offers excellent Mughal cuisine. The lamb dishes are particularly delicious, as is the cardamom chicken and the salli boti.
4 Mandlik Rd., Colaba, tel. 66-36-89-99
A trendy spot with a minimalist decor, Indigo serves creative Nouvelle Cuisine that combines Indian and Italian culinary styles.