Kashmir, rightly known as the "Paradise on earth" is known for its implausible beauty and beautiful culture. However, one aspect that we are still kinda missing out on is the delectable cuisine that belongs to the region. Muslim Kashmiri cuisine mostly consists of meat-forward dishes and certain vegetarian dishes made by Kashmiri Pandit are cooked using local produce of the state.
A proper Kashmiri meal can be called a meat lover's paradise and we believe that it needs more recognition. Thanks to the highly skilled culinary artists of Mumbai, some restaurants are trying to bring out the real essence of Kashmir to Mumbai. Here we are bringing the list of the best Kashmiri restaurants in Mumbai for your next dinner plan!
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1. KongPoush- Kashmiri Cuisine, Oshiwara
One place that can satiate all your Kashmiri food cravings, is KongPoush at Oshiwara. Also, if you have never tried Kashmiri food before, this place will be the best if you want to try it for the first time. Serving authentic Kashmiri food in Mumbai since 2008, this place has always been amongst the top places for the best Kashmiri food in town.
The ambience of this restaurant is quite simple and humble. With yellow walls and Kashmiri artefacts all over, this restaurant gives a very home-like vibe and it feels like you are dining at a typical Kashmiri house.
When it comes to authenticity, the food from KongPoush comes at the top. Tabakh Maaz, Dhaniwal Qorma, Mutton Kaliya, Mujhi Gaad are some of the most loved dishes of the restaurant. End your meal with the delectable and fragrant Kahwa and we're sure you will love it!
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2. Shikara, Navi Mumbai
Serving some of the best food from the Kashmir Valley in Navi Mumbai, Shikara restaurant is well-known for its outstanding service and mouthwatering offerings. With a lavish seating setup and screening area, this place also has a party area where they cater to small functions and gatherings. The whole ambience has a very energetic feel to it and this place is good for people of all ages, making it a perfect spot for family meals and get-togethers.
Our favourite dishes from their elaborate menu are Gosht Do Aab, Gosht Rogan Josh, Modur Pulav, Mahi-E-Aab Shikara and their delicious Murgh Saag.
3. Taftoon Bar & Kitchen, BKC
Located at Bandra Kurla Complex, this is a chic restaurant serving mouthwatering delicacies from Kashmir. With elegantly designed interiors and yellow lights all around, this place has a royal and sophisticated vibe to it. This makes it a perfect family brunch or a dinner date spot.
Specialising in Kashmiri and other cuisines from the northern part of the country, Taftoon is perfect if you are looking for a place to explore the essentials of Kashmiri cuisine. Kagzi Badam Shorba, Koshur Gada, Kofta Al Yakhni taste the best with their signature bread Zafrani Taftoon and Baquerkhani Naan. Their professional staff and contemporary presentation of food just take the experience to another level. We completely recommend this place for a hearty Kashmiri meal with your favourite cocktails.
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4. Hunger Bunker, Jogeshwari
Ever imagine a café serving authentic Kashmiri food? Well, that's true! Hunger bunker is a café in Jogeshwari that serves immaculate Kashmiri food made with the best premium quality ingredients.
The ambience is very simple and grounded. It has everything like a general café with nothing at all fancy. It might seem a bit off but you will be blown away when the delicious food arrives. Especially, if you are a Mutton fan then this is going to be a place that you will keep coming back to.
Their Waza Kokur, Methi Mutton, Gushtaba, Rogan Josh, Kashur Kebabs, all speak of authenticity with their flavours. You need to visit Hunger Bunker once to experience what we are talking about.
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5. Wazwan-i-Kashmir, Grant Road
If you are looking for the best Kashmiri food delivered to your doorsteps, then this is your place. Wazwaan-i-Kashmir in Grant Road is currently only working as a delivery and a takeout place, serving some of the most delicious food from the Kashmir valley.
From the packaging, delivery and customer service, they are just best. The food, so good that it will get you licking your fingers for sure! The best part of their offerings is that with numerous non-vegetarian options, they also serve super delicious vegetarian Kashmiri delicacies.
Our top picks from their menu are Lahabi Kebab, Rista, Gushtaba,Rogan Josh, Chicken Kanti, Palak Nadru, Lauki Yakhni, and Tabakh Maaz.
6. Café Rumaisa, Jogeshwari
Another delivery place to satiate your Kashmiri food cravings is Café Rumaisa at Jogeshwari. Their menu revolves around traditional homestyle Wazwaan dishes and will make you feel like you are sitting in a Kashmiri home and having your meal prepared by the highly skilled wazas.
Food from café Rumaisa is delicious and is prepared with the best of ingredients. We recommend you to order their Kokur Dhaniwal Korma, Lahradar Kebab, Goshtaba, Al-Yakhin, Munjh Haak the Nadur Gadh made using the best trout from the region.
7. Wazwaan, Andheri East
Located in the Marol area of Andheri East, Wazwaan is known for its authentic Kashmiri dishes. Though they have a mixed menu of Punjabi and Kashmiri dishes, the Kashmiri food stands out due to the perfection of their cooking methods.
This restaurant has a very classy yet casual ambience. With café-like seating and a huge seating area, they can cater to many people at one time. However, even in the busiest of hours, the service is handled properly to ensure smooth dining experiences for all.
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Our favourites from the menu include Mutton Khichda, Chicken Kashmiri, Mutton Paya, and the Wazwaan tandoori platter.