Fresh seafood, Sushi platters, stir-fried Noodles, Gimbaps, Thai curries, Pho the crispiest Karaage, meats grilled to perfection - sounds appetizing, right? Well, the fans of Asian food are everywhere and are increasing with each day.
Pan-Asian cuisine is all about good produce, spices and hearty family recipes that are passed down to generations. When it comes to Mumbai, there is a myriad of eateries and takeouts serving delicious Asian food to the people. Wondering where to visit for your next Asian meal? We've got you covered! Check out our list of the 15 places serving the best Asian food in Mumbai, to satiate all your cravings!
1. Pa Pa Ya, multiple outlets
A restaurant with an upscale contemporary setting and menu reflecting the flavours of modern Asian cuisine, Pa Pa Ya has to be on the top of your go-to places if you love sophistication. Curated by Zorawar Kalra, Pa Pa Ya uses molecular gastronomy and mixology in the menu.
With an elegant beige and brown ambience, this restaurant offers comfortable seating. Pa Pa Ya mostly attracts youngsters and middle-aged Asian food connoisseurs of the city. The best time to visit would be after 8 pm. Since this place is quite popular among the upper-class people of the city, we recommend you to pre-book the table.
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With a wide variety of pan Asian dishes, this restaurant offers a good range of authentic Japanese dishes that would satisfy all your umami cravings. Their most loved dishes are Kappa Maki and open-faced sushi rolls. With the outstanding interiors and the aroma of delicious food, you are going to love Pa Pa Ya!
2. Yauatcha, Bandra Kurla Complex
A Michelin Star Asian restaurant that is synonymous with everything perfect and authentic, Yauatcha at Raheja Tower is quite a well-known name in all of Mumbai. They serve pan-Asian food but specialise in traditional Chinese cuisine.
The ambience speaks of sophistication and magnificence. The long tables with the most beautiful looking Bar area are very appealing. The neutral colours used in the walls and furniture gives a very royal and nocturnal vibe making it a perfect place for a dinner date and even a family dinner.
The menu is extensive with a good range of authentic and colourful Chinese food. With a wide variety of Dim Sums on the menu, Yauatcha is certainly a Dim Sum lover's paradise. Their set menus are good if you are a bit confused about deciding what to order.
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Most loved dishes from the menu include Shui Mai Dumplings, crispy aromatic Duck and the Shrimp fried rice. Choose your favourite Alcoholic drink from the large bar menu and enjoy the authentic Asian food experience.
3. Izumi, Linking Road, Bandra West
Another Japanese speciality spot at the heart of Linking road in Bandra is Izumi. With excellently designed interiors and seating that is cosy and comfortable, Izumi can be one of the best spots if you are planning a date night! It serves the most beautiful looking Japanese dishes that taste as good as they look.
The ambience at Izumi is calm and modern. Everything has an eclectic feel to it with an understated sophistication which makes this restaurant one of the top players in Asian restaurant scene in Mumbai. the staff members are highly knowledgeable and courteous, to ensure a fantastic hassle-free service to the guests.
The best-selling dishes at Izumi are Sashimi salad and the Prawn Tempura Sushi roll which can be paired with the amazing range of Sake available on the menu. Also, you just can't miss their Matcha ice cream and Sesame ice cream.
With the beautiful ambience and food, Izumi is well-known for its best hygiene practices which make the restaurant a completely safe place to go. So when are you paying a visit?
4. Sun And Moon Korean Restaurant, Worli
When it comes to Korean restaurants in Mumbai, Sun and Moon are certainly some of the best in town. With its vibrant ambience, K-pop music playing and all the delicious Korean delicacies being served, Sun and Moon sets a benchmark for all Korean eateries of the city.
The menu here is quite elaborate which serves everything from Kimchi to fish cakes, Ramen, Korean fried chicken, dumplings, soups and much more. Order your favourite Korean items, sip in Soju and you'll have the best Korean experience!
5. Nara Thai, Raheja Towers
This is an eclectic and modern restaurant specialising in Thai Cuisine. Nara Thai, with its gorgeous dining space and mind-blowing Thai food, has set a milestone in the Asian restaurants' scene in Mumbai.
The ambience is welcoming and elegant. With a comfortable seating area and a beautifully curated outdoor dining space, Nara Thai makes a perfect place for a romantic lunch date and even a dinner meal with friends. The place mostly attracts youngsters due to its ultra-modern interiors and sheer elegance.
The menu gives a good range of Thai delicacies to choose from. It has home-style Thai dishes which are made by highly skilled Thai chefs who leave no stone unturned in making sure that each portion of food that is served has a good blend of authenticity and contemporary approach to it. Our favourites from the menu include Tom Kha, Chicken Green Curry, Larb Je, Tofu Satay, Phad Krapao Je and the most delectable Nara Coconut Icecream with Thai condiments.
6. Shizusan, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
If you're a sucker for aesthetic interiors with a warm vibe, then this is for you. Shizusan in Worli can be your go-to Asian restaurant with lavish interiors and outstanding food and drinks menu. Find a private corner for yourself, sip on some heartwarming Miso soup, enjoy the best-selling Sriracha blush Sushi, and it will add spark to your otherwise bleh day! With huge portions and several platters to choose from, Shizusan is also the perfect place if you are planning to hang out with a bunch of friends.
Apart from these, Shizusan is also loved for its packaging. So if ever you plan to order from this place, be ready to see your beautiful food in an even more beautiful package which you are going to love. With delicious food and great service, Shizusan is very serious about the aesthetic of absolutely everything at their restaurant. No wonder it's a crowd pleaser!
7. Ling's Pavilion, Colaba
Chinese food lovers of Mumbai, reunite! If you say that you love Chinese and you haven't been to Lings Pavillion, this is your sign to cancel all your weekend plans and pay a visit to this lovely restaurant! You'll thank us later!
Ling's Pavilion is a celebrated Chinese and Seafood speciality restaurant that serves some of the best food from China. The place is elegant with a hint of quirkiness. We love the small staircase and the windows that make this place look spacious and elegant.
The extensive food menu consists of a mix of Indian-Chinese and authentic Chinese dishes. The seafood delicacies are worth trying too. If you're someone who loves having a variety of meats on your platter, then this place might become your favourite. Our top picks from the menu include Roast Pork with mushrooms and Bamboo shoots, Mongolian Chicken, Roast duck, prawns on toast, Burnt garlic fried rice and assorted meat and tofu on noodles.
8. Heng Bok, Bandra west
If you are looking for an authentic Korean meal experience, then head to Hengbok for some S(e)oul food! At Hengbok, you'll find traditional low seating, wooden furniture and cushioned floor seating.
Their specialities include dishes like chicken Bulgogi, Belgium pork belly, octopus, and mixed vegetable platter. There's also soup, Kimbap, sushi, appetizer, noodles, Korean hot pot and desserts on the menu. You will love everything about this place. If you are a true Koreaboo and are craving some traditional Korean food, then Hengbok is your place.
9. Estella, Juhu
Located in the bylanes of Juhu, Estella is a restaurant that serves some of the best Asian food in Mumbai. The ambience is chic and subtle, with wooden furniture and glass panels. The bar counter is huge with a splendid display. The breathtaking view of Arabian sea makes this place utterly romantic and classy. Everything gives a very cosy and inviting feel making it a perfect place for a romantic dinner date and even a family dinner.
Their menu has a selected list of classic Asian favourites. The dishes that we loved the most are Salmon Cream Cheese Rolls, California Sushi, Pan Grilled Salmon, Indonesian Chicken Skewers, and Thai curries.
The staff members are extremely courteous and friendly. They always make sure your preferences are taken care of to ensure an amazing meal. Trust us, you are going to have an exceptional experience at Estella.
10. Nho Saigon, BKC
Known for being the first-ever authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Mumbai and also the very first mead taproom in Asia, Nho Saigon is quite a famous name in Mumbai. Serving traditional Vietnamese delicacies in a modern dining space, this restaurant brings the bustling streets of Hanoi to Mumbai.
Talking about the ambience, it is very nocturnal, vibrant and colourful. With the lightings and décor, the place seems to be full of energy, making it a perfect spot for youngsters. Pay a visit to Nho Saigon for a dinner with your best buddies and there is no way you'll have a dull moment there.
The menu of Nho Saigon is worth a try. Being the first-ever Vietnamese place in the city, the menu has so many authentic dishes which you'd find new, especially if you haven't been to Vietnam. Sweet corn pudding and Coconut ice cream with pureed Avocado are some of the most loved dishes on the menu. Do not forget to grab some Vietnamese coffee and also the delectable craft Meads which will elevate your meal experience.
11. Origami, multiple locations
Can't decide between Korean and Japanese food? Origami has got you covered. With a spacious interior that is a perfect blend of sophistication and indulgence, this restaurant offers Japanese, Korean and Mexican cuisines at highly economical prices.
With an elaborate menu and delicious food, Origami definitely is one of the best Korean restaurants in Mumbai. Bulgogi, Ttekkbokki, Kimbap and Kimchi are a few of the most adored Korean dishes of Origami. Quality, presentation, good service and a comfortable atmosphere- if these are your things then pay a visit to Origami for some authentic Korean food.
12. Kofuku, Linking road, Bandra west
Indeed one of the best spots for Japanese cuisine in Mumbai, Kofuku offers an authentic Japanese experience to all of the guests.
With typical wooden tables, separate traditional Japanese-style low seating with tatami mats and even a Sake bar, you are going to fall in love with this place.
Kofuku is well-known for its range of Sushi and Bento box meals. With all the delicious savoury items which also include some Korean delicacies, Kofuku has a signature dessert, Mochi ice- cream which is a must-have!
13. Kyma, G Block
A newly opened sophisticated resto-bar serving authentic Asian and Middle Eastern delicacies, Kyma at G block has won various accolades for its food and service. This place can be your ultimate go-to for all your Asian food cravings.
The ambience speaks of charm and elegance and there are aesthetic corners all over the restaurant. The grand bar counter looks gorgeous with comfortable bar stools where you can have your favourite drink with the food. The place also has got a vintage vibe to it which makes it look pretty royal. Loved by most middle-aged people and youngsters for the great food from Asia and the Middle East and the ambience, Kyma has to be on your Mumbai checklist.
The Asian menu has a good number of traditional as well as modern recipes. The food is presented in a contemporary manner. Our favourites on the menu are the Kyma Peking soup, Korean wok Chicken, Sichuan Salt & Pepper Prawns, and the Wasabi, Water Chestnut & Edamame Dim Sums. Also, their Lemongrass Crème Brulee is an absolute culinary delight.
14. The Poke Co., Bandra Reclamation
An authentic Korean restaurant that gives you healthy meal options too, The Poke Co. has to be one of the best Korean restaurants in Mumbai. With a simple menu with numerous Korean delicacies that you can savour, this restaurant offers humble food made with the best quality ingredients. There are options of making your bowls several options to choose from, The Poke Co. will satiate you with one of the best meal experiences.
The Poke Co. is currently operating only as delivery and takeout. So you can enjoy delicious Asian meals at the comfort of home! After all, there's nothing better than lounging in pyjamas with your favourite TV show and some hearty Asian food. Our favourites from the menu include Korean Fried chicken Poke, Pork belly Poke and crispy Gochujang chicken Gimbap.
15. Toast & Tonic, Bandra Kurla Complex
If dim yellow lights, good music and quirky ambience are your things, then Toast & Tonic at Jet Airways Godrej is where you need to go! This restaurant is well-known for its extensive menu serving continental and Asian cuisines with a good range of bar food to choose from.
An ambience that speaks of sophistication and energy, this place is perfect for a romantic dinner date. The relaxed ambience and unique offerings are just perfect together. It is mostly packed during weekend evenings, so we recommend you to pre-book the table. The service is top class with knowledgeable and friendly servers with proper menu knowledge.
Talking about the menu, the Pan-Asian section has a good collection of traditional as well as modern Asian dishes to tickle your tastebuds just perfect. Our top picks from the menu include Korean fried Chicken, Dan Dan Noodles, T&T Kimchi Fried Rice and the most delicious Soft Shell Crab fried rice.