Good-quality seafood, meats, a spice fair with a kick of vinegar and hint of chilli- that's Goan cuisine for you! Missing Goa and craving some scrumptious Goan food in Mumbai? we've got you covered! Here we are bringing you the Top Goan restaurants in Mumbai that will refresh all your Goa memories!
1. O Pedro, Bandra Kurla Complex
A brainchild of chef Floyd Cardoz, O Pedro is one of the leading names in the places serving some of the best Goan food in Mumbai. The ambience is nothing short of wonderfully sophisticated. With greenery and an amazing view of the BKC area, this restaurant gives a very "calm in chaos" kinda vibe. It is peaceful and seems like a little piece of calmness amidst the concrete jungle of BKC.
The cuisine served is Goan, and you will be blown up by how authentic everything tastes over here. The bar menu is amazing with classics and some quirky drinks on the menu which will get you curious and super excited at the same time.
From the food menu, the bestsellers are Sausage Pulav, Choriz Chilli Taco, Pedro's Beef Burger and the Panaji Green Watana Rassa.
2. Soul Fry, Pali Hill
A classic family restaurant serving delicacies from the home of Goa, Soul Fry on Pali Hill is known for the authenticity with which the food is made. The atmosphere is cosy and relaxing and has typical family restaurant vibes with wooden furniture, simple pale walls and metal tissue holders.
Talking about the food, it is overwhelmingly good. Goan food has a subtle kick to it with chillies and vinegar and cracking the perfect balance is quite a tough job. The chefs at Soul Fry do it with elegance and present you a small part of Goa in each portion of food that is served. We recommend you to try their Prawn Curry, Fish Curry Rice, Chicken Cafreal and Mutton Xacuti.
3. Goa Portuguesa, Mahim
One name that is very popular among the top places serving Goan and Maharashtrian food in Mumbai, Goa Portuguesa serves beautiful seafood delicacies on their menu too. Located in Mahim, 5 min walk from Shivaji Park in Dadar West, this place offers authentic Goan delicacies in a classy setup.
The ambience is a perfect blend of modern Goan décor with vintage artefacts. The dim lights, yellow accent wall and elegant seating area make it a perfect place for a seafood dinner. The best time to visit is weekday evenings since the place is generally crowded at weekends.
Go for their Crab Kalimiri Soup, Prawns Khichdi, Tawa Surmai, Pomfret Rechaedo and the most delicious Prawn pepper fry.
4. Fresh Catch, Mahim
Well, if the name itself mentions "fresh catch" the new know this place is ought to serve some of the best and freshest of seafood in the city. A hub for some of the most delicious Goan seafood dishes, this place is a must-visit if seafood makes you weak on your knees!
Talking about the ambience, this place gives the vibes of a simple Indian restaurant making it perfect for a family lunch. The restaurant is cosy, clean and the lingering aroma of spices is just perfect to instantly make you feel hungry.
Our top picks from their menu include Butter Garlic Crab, Prawn Pulav, Surmai Rossa curry, Bangda Rawa Fry and Bombil Tawa fry.
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5. Goan Café, Lokhandwala
Pretty obvious with the name, Goan café is here to bring you all the fun Goan vibes and make you feel like you are sitting in one of the cafes in Goa itself. A hub for some of the most delicious Goan and Malvani food in Mumbai, this quaint li'l place in the heart of Lokhandwala is a must-visit to satiate all your cravings.
The ambience is simple, cosy and clean. Yellow walls, plastic furniture and inexpensive food which is worth all the price that you pay! Staff members are friendly and courteous.
What makes the experience one of the best Goan dining experiences in the city is the food. Scrumptious seafood, veggies and meats cooked to perfection. To top it all, the lingering aroma of Goan spices and condiments will make you go crazy hungry and you will love it!
Although the whole menu is an ultimate Goan culinary fair, we recommend you to try their Surmai fry, Pomfret Hirwa, Tisrya Thali and the Chicken Thali.
6. Sushegad, Mahim
The most humble-looking places often serve the most delicious food. Where's the lie anyway? Sushegad at Mahim is one of the biggest proof of the same. The ambience is nothing fancy, just simple wooden tables and small dining space. The ones who are used to only dining at fancy places might also find it a little underwhelming. But when it comes to authenticity, nothing can beat Sushegad.
The food is prepared using authentic Goan produce and so much love. Each bite of food at Sushegad is perfect to take you to the lanes of old Goa. Words can't do justice to how good the food is here at Sushegad. Our favourites from the menu include Squid Biryani, Prawn Vindaloo, Crab Soup and the Pomfret Masala Thali.
7. De Goa Kitchen, Marol, Andheri East
True to its name, De Goa Kitchen serves love from Goa in every bite of their food. Currently working only as delivery and takeout, De Goa Kitchen goes hard on hygiene and makes some delicious food. Their curries are lip-smacking and you are bound to be left licking your fingers and wanting more.
If you stay anywhere near Andheri and are craving some mouthwatering authentic Goan delicacies, then this can be your best option to order food from. From customer service to proper packaging and timely delivery, they take care of every single thing properly.
Their menu is a fine selection of homestyle Goan delicacies and Goan street food which are synonymous with perfection. Our top picks from the menu include Mackerel Rechaedo, Shark Ambotik, Crab Xacuti, Prawns Caldin Balchao and Pork Sorpotel.
8. Jai Hind Lunch Home, Bandra East
With branches that are spread across the city, every Mumbaikar would have experienced the charm of Jai Hind at least once in their life. Known for serving amazing seafood delicacies, Jai Hind serves some of the most delicious Goan dishes in Mumbai.
Compact seating arrangement, clean ambience and a typical Maharashtrian setup make this place one of the must-visit spots in the city. The staff is very friendly and they always love to cater to all your preferences.
Their menu is a mix of Goan and Malvani food that are all delectable. However, our top Goan favourites include Chicken Sagoti, Bangda Goan Curry, Prawn Tawa Masala and Surmai Goan Curry.
9. Goan Spice, Tardeo
If the name itself says “Goan Spice”, we know we’re at the right spot! Serving some of the most delicious Goan and Malvani seafood dishes, Goan Spice is Tardeo’s best-kept secret.
The ambience is like every other family restaurant. Neat area, wooden furniture, simple presentation, uber delicious food and courteous staff- this place has everything that will make you want to come back.
While the menu is huge and every dish is one of its kind, there are certain dishes that you just can’t miss trying. These include Prawns chilli Goan fry, Prawns Pulao, Crab Lollipop, Chicken Xacuti and Kaju Xacuti.
10. Snowflakes Restaurant, Kalbadevi
Wooden furniture, quite reminiscent of a Parsi café, simple service, pale yellow walls and menu hanging on the wall- that’s Snow Flake restaurant for you! Hidden in the bylanes of Kalbadevi this restaurant looks like it is still in the ’90s and will offer you its old school charm and vintage vibes when you visit.
Why this place deserves a place on our list is all because of the food they serve. It is super delectable and authentic. If you love Goan food with all your heart, you won’t stop at one serving of their dishes.
Though the menu is not too big, the place is a total worth. With inexpensive food and friendly people, this place can be your go-to for everything Goan and mouthwatering! We recommend you to try on their Fish curry rice, cutlet, Sorpotel, Onion fried steak with eggs and Prawn Pulav.
11. Ammhi Khavayye, Parel
Craving Goan seafood in Parel? This can be your place! Ammhi Khavayye is a small establishment that has been serving delicious Malvani and Goan seafood dishes to the local Parelkars for years. The place is as simple as it can get- humble seating, wooden/iron-made tables, food served in steelware and the sweetest people- this could be one of the most humbling experiences for you.
While everything else is simple and grounded, the food is simply brilliant. The taste goes a long way and once you taste food from Ammhi Khavayye, there’s no going back. The menu is quite extensive with varieties of non-veg dishes and Thalis. Our favourites from the menu include the Crab Lollipop, Tisrya Bhujne, Fish Gabholi fry, Chicken Sagoti and Jitada fry.
12. Mangoes, Malad west
Are you a hardcore non-veg food enthusiast? Head over to mangoes right away! Hidden in the lanes of Malad west, this place is a meat lover’s dream. Talking about the ambience, it is a simple balcony-type setup with everything homely and simple. Food is presented in a very rustic manner but the taste is sure to take you to cloud nine!
They serve everything Goan and authentic. The food is quite literally a piece of Goa away from Goa. We recommend you to try Squid Rechado, Shark Chilli, Bombil fry, Beef Tongue roast and Pork Sorpotel. Finish the meal with some Feni for a proper Goan experience!
13. Castle Hotel, Marine Lines
Another hidden gem in south Mumbai is Castle Hotel which is known for serving some of the best Goan delicacies in town. The setup is small and the owners are very friendly. So don’t miss any opportunity to have a conversation or two. Food is rustic and is sure to make you feel like you are lounging on a Goan beach while you savour food from Castle Hotel.
Just like the place, the menu is humble with a list of crowd-pleaser dishes. They serve Malvani, Goan, Chinese, South Indian and Mughlai cuisines in one menu. Goan dishes that are most loved by the locals are Pomfret Fry, Fish curry rice, Prawn Chops, Fish cutlet, Fish Ambotik and chicken Vindaloo.
14. Gables Restaurant, Colaba
Ever imagined relishing some of the best Goan food in Mumbai, in an old-school setup? Well, you heard it right. head over to Gables restaurant in Colaba to see what we’re talking about. This simple place has an understated old school vibe to it which is worth a visit, especially if you are an old soul!
Their menu displays a medley of Goan and Continental cuisines. Fans of Goan cuisine travel from far off just to taste the food at Gables and it’s obvious. Once you have food from here, there is no chance you wouldn’t want to come back.
Our top picks from the Goan part of the menu include Choriz Pao, Sausage Pulav, Prawn Thali and Sorpotel. Don’t forget to sum up your meal with the most indulgent Bebinca which comes with a sweet scoop of Ice cream of your choice.
15. Melroy’s, Mahim
Mahim is one of the biggest hubs of Non-veg food lovers of the city. While most of us always thought that this place is just for Mughlai and North Indian foods, there is one humble place that sells some of the best Goan seafood in all of Mumbai. It’s Melroy’s.
Talking about the ambience, it’s simple, homely and rustic. With wooden seating and small capacity, they serve food in steelware. While some of us may also find the place a little underwhelming, the food will cover it all up for you!
Melroy’s serves Mughlai, Goan, Malvani and Chinese cuisines. With over 25 different seafood dishes on their menu, they serve food that is synonymous with flavours and authenticity. Bestsellers from the menu include Prawns Pualv, Squid Masala, Bangda Curry Rice and Crab Masala. They also serve a huge range of vegetarian dishes on their menu.