Mumbai can be considered as the meeting point for every diverse cuisine there is in India. In fact, for the second year in a row, 14 of the 50 restaurants at the Condé Nast Traveller & Himalayan Top Restaurant Awards 2019 are from Mumbai. As famous as Mumbai is for its local vendors selling flavoursome street food at affordable prices, the city that never sleeps has potentially dethroned Delhi as India's fine dining capital offering you the very best dining experience in the country.
Whether it is the sweet & spicy aromatic herbs or authentic cuisine brought to your table from across the globe, Mumbai really does have it all. Enriched with highly skilled chefs and their extensive tasting menu, we have listed every promising fine dining restaurant that this culturally rich and diverse city has to offer you!
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants has announced that Masque in Mumbai is the 2020 winner of the prestigious Miele One To Watch Award. Launched four years ago, co-owner and Chef Prateek Sadhu and partner Aditi Dugar have steered Masque to this worthy position with their undying passion for food and introducing a new 'tasting menu only' concept to India. The head chef strives to bring the city diners a range of fresh ingredients from his Kashmiri heritage and by expertly infusing the notable experience he gained from the kitchens of Alinea, Noma and The French Laundry. Making trips all over India and using techniques learned abroad, the Indian food at Masque showcases regional ingredients and recipes in admirable new ways. Masque is a space that encourages experimentation and innovation in the kitchen for the best customer experience. It is best to opt for a Sunday brunch at this Mumbai restaurant that serves delectable dishes like the Soft Shell Crab and Pulled Pork, most enjoyed with premium wines from across the world and refreshing cocktails.
Cost for two : ₹ 7,900 | Open in Google Maps
San-Qi at Four Seasons in Mumbai specialises in a variety of exotic Pan Asian dishes, offering the most exotic cuisines of the East - Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indian. This fine-dining restaurant takes you on an eclectic culinary adventure through some of the most popular delicacies from a selection of exotic Far Eastern and subcontinent cuisines. The restaurant features tandoor kitchens, with the upper levels of the restaurant dedicated to Thai and Japanese cuisine. As you descend the dramatic staircase lined with wine racks that house an impressive wine list, you reach the section that offers the primary vibrant recipes of the Indian cuisine. Housing a beautiful convergence of cuisines, the elegant restaurant features not only tandoor kitchens but also a wok station, a sushi bar, a teppanyaki table and a robata grill. Four private dining rooms are available for exclusive events. The chefs' special recommendation of dishes includes the Nigiri sushi, Galawati kebab and Fugu Tataki (globe fish), best accompanied by a broad selection of handpicked wines from Bordeaux and the Nashik region in India. With the rustic decor and fulfilling meals enables the most top-notch fine dining experience for you to enjoy.
Cost for two: ₹ 5,500 | Open in Google Maps
Inspired from the Japanese culture fused with the unique styles of Indian craftsmanship, Wasabi by Morimoto in the Taj Mahal Palace is another restaurant that was rewarded a place on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. Head chefs Herman Oberoi and Masaharu Morimoto provide an extensive menu of toothsome Japanese delicacies with an array of delicious sakes and succulent sushi. The flamboyant interior decor displays the beautiful artwork by Mumbai artist Sadanand Shirke and is centred around the teppanyaki kitchen, which serves as a focal point of activity. The Whitefish Carpaccio, Black Cod Miso and Wasabi Creme Brûlée are the highlights from some of their signature recipes. Folks who wish for a private dining experience can enjoy an exclusive selection of sushi prepared by their own personal chef.
Cost for two: ₹ 10,000 | Open in Google Maps
4. The Table
Another exclusive fine dines restaurant listed as one of Asia's 500 best restaurants in the Miele Guide 2013, The Table in Colaba stands among Mumbai's biggest culinary hits. The elegant black-and-white floors, edgy green velvet armchairs and smoking hot dishes make for a lively jazzy ambience. Under the direction of the San Franciscan expert chef Alex Sanchez, the cuisine is simple, pure and complete with a distinctive cooking style full of international influences. The ingredient centric menu offers mouth-watering dishes such as Lobster Sliders, Quesadillas with Green Pea Guacamole, Taglierini Pasta, Zucchini Spaghetti, Ravioli and the Beet and Mascarpone Risotto. With food inspired by each corner of the globe, The Table is known to use the finest, locally produced vegetables, meat and fish, creating a vibrant menu. This classy and sophisticated place makes for a fantastic dining experience.
Cost for two: ₹ 4,000 | Open in Google Maps
The Golden Dragon at the Taj Mahal Palace has long held its iconic status as one of India's most innovative restaurants to play around with the incredible Indian flavours to deliver some of the fieriest dishes. The luxurious restaurant encourages diners to relax in a peaceful atmosphere that is resplendent with exquisite Chinese artefacts. With their recommended dishes like Konjee Crispy Lamb, Crab Claw, Peking Duck and Jumbo Prawns, it makes for a perfect location for an intimate dining experience while you enjoy the large variety of Chinese cuisine.
Cost for two: ₹ 5,000 | Open in Google Maps
Located in the buzzing Bandra Kurla Complex, Trèsind is one of the very few Mumbai restaurants that get the Modern Indian cuisine just right. With three extensive menus - a Sunday Brunch menu, Signature menu and an exclusive Lunch Set menu, their dishes from every tasting menu are gloriously decorated and ooze of every flavour that is authentically Indian. They absolutely ace their brilliant way of modernising old recipes for the benefit of today's population. Some dishes you have to try are Pyaz Ki Kachori, Chicken Cafreal, Dal Kichadi that can be enjoyed with the crispy Roomali rotis. We highly recommend exploring the chef's 10-course tasting menu that is served at dinner. Tresind really promises its diners a gastronomical delight through recipes coming from India's various food cultures.
Cost for two: ₹ 4,000 | Open in Google Maps
One of Oberoi Hotel's signature restaurants, Ziya offers innovative contemporary Indian cuisine, combining international ingredients with the traditional recipes of India. Under the direction of two-Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, exotic spices and aromatic herbs of the East are used to create bold flavours with a modern twist, pitching a creative and absolutely delicious modern Indian cuisine. The talented Indian chef is renowned for breaking the boundaries and for his excellent presentation style of their brilliant dishes like Galauti Galore, Paneer Lifafa, Matka Chicken, Delhi Chaat and Lamb Seekh. The name, 'Ziya' which means 'glow, light and splendour' is very well reflected in its elegant ambience and classy decor. The glass-enclosed show kitchen offers diners the opportunity to watch the chefs at work while discovering India's tastes and aromas through the multi-course Gourmand tasting menu.
Cost for two: ₹ 4,500 | Open in Google Maps
The list of Mumbai's best fine dining restaurants would be incomplete without the renowned and remarkable Masala Library. An all-time favourite situated amidst the hustle of Bandra Kurla Complex, this classy place by legendary restaurateur, Jiggs Kalra, is a top-charting restaurant. With an upscale ambience, with modern furniture and finishing, the restaurant's eclectic menu invites the people of the city to savour some of the best dishes from the Indian cuisine. The restaurant is based on three main pillars as its themes: "Progressive Indian Food", "The Kebab Trail'' and "Iconic Curries of India". Heavily inspired by India's rich cultural heritage and century-old traditions, the molecular gastronomy is significantly featured in the restaurant's artfully presented dishes, which you can try in the chef's tasting menu, 9-course meal menu or a la carte. Some items that you must try here include the Varqi Parantha, Bhindi Jaipuri, Maska Buns and Crab Bhurji. Some of the innovative dishes that are praiseworthy are the Masala Chai Ice Cream and Curry Leaf Martini, guaranteed to dazzle your taste buds. The deconstructed samosa, jalebi and caviar are some other dishes that you should most definitely try.
Cost for two: ₹ 3,500 | Open in Google Maps