15 Offbeat Restaurants To Try in MumbaiSo, have you got bored visiting all those hackneyed restaurants and food joints in Mumbai looking for something new? Do the eating outs at the same place, in the same ambience make you feel really draggy at times? Or, you’re just a wandering soul in search of something new when it comes to going out for a lunch and dinner in Mumbai? If all the above questions have a Yes as an answer, it is a high time for you to venture out some of the most unusual, quirky at times and totally offbeat restaurants in Mumbai which will certainly going to be blowing your mind with their unique themes and presentations.
Top Offbeat Restaurants in MumbaiLet’s check out our picks of best 15 offbeat restaurants to try in Mumbai.
1. Kong Poush- Essence of KashmirAddress: S-25, 2nd Floor, Phonex Market City, LBS Road, Kurla (West), Mumbai
How about eating out sitting on a Shikara right at the heart of Mumbai? No we’re not kidding. In fact the city of Mumbai has a marvelous solution to cope with the hot and humid weather of the city by taking its people to the distant Kashmir and by gifting the city its very first Shikara experience while offering the foodies some finger licking foods.
The restaurant serves all their foods in metal wares typically in Kashmiri style. Coming to the food part, the Poush gives the most authentic experience of the amazing Kashmiri cuisine. The quintessential tomato shorba is quite good. The Nadier (lotus stem) Palat Tikki, Classic Paneer Tikka, Dum Aloo, Nalli Nihari, Daniwal Korma, all the mutton gravy based preparations including the Mutton Rogun Josh are the must-try dishes at the Poush. And what more, the restaurant also offers the ‘Dish of the King’, Goshtaba at a very reasonable price. And, finally finish your meal by having a glass of refreshing Zari Qahwa or Sheen Qahwa.
2. Bayview CaféAddress: Hotel Harbour View, Kerawala Chamber, Opposite to Radio Club, 25, J P Ramchandani Marg, Colaba, Mumbai
Bayview Café is at the rooftop of the Hotel Harbour View, Colaba. The USP of this unique café is its name, which is bay view. A breathtaking view against the settings of the Gateway of India at one side and the ever beautiful Arabian Sea at the other side is what makes this café so offbeat yet excellent.
You can chill with your buddies for the whole day; you may spend some romantic moments with you loved one or even you can spend a quality time with your family-the fascinating set up of the Bayview café will definitely spice up the time you spend there. For the added advantage, the foods they serve are equally delicious. Therefore, Bayview is highly recommended to those looking for an interesting restaurant experience in Mumbai.
3. Firangi’s DhabaAddress: 9, Remi Biz Court, Behind Fun Republic, Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai
Ever imagined of eating in a rickshaw? Doesn’t it sound offbeat? The Firangi’s Dhaba in Andheri would take you to a rickshaw ride right at their restaurant which is themed on this daily commuting medium for most of us Indians. The interiors of Firangi’s Dhaba has been replicated on a large rickshaw and its walls are well decorated with the posters of some most popular Bollywood flicks from different times just to give the rickshaw a ‘real’ flavour.
Apart from the interiors, the restaurants also serves some really mouth watering dishes. Firangi’s Dhaba offers a nice concoction of authentic north Indian and the continental cuisine which makes them as unique as their interior concept. Murg-Dil-E-Bahar, Gosht-Dhaba, Jhinga Acharwala Masala, Zaffrani Biryani Chawal from the north Indian segment and Pasta-E-Fungi, Passage to India (Chicken breast topped with white sauce served with assorted boiled vegetables and mashed potato) from the fusion segment should never be missed!
4. Jamjar DinerAddress: 7A & B, Arram Nagar 2, Behind Washing Bay, Yari Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai
This is another sea side café with a distinctive set up. A two storied café with a rooftop seating arrangement, a beautiful sea view from the rooftop, groovy international music, asymmetrically arranged shelves and very interestingly done interiors, drinks coming in cute little jars, freshly baked cookies and last but the least, the fantastic masala chai- Jamjar Diner is totally offbeat!
5. Bird Song CaféAddress: Waroda Road, Behind American Express Bakery, Near Jude Bakery, Hill Road, Bandra East, Mumbai
This quirky nice café would take you to a whole new world of uniqueness. The café is typically ‘hatke’ in an otherwise unassuming narrow lane. It has long French windows with the Belgian cut glass-panes, a very casual and seemingly unfinished interior where menus are written in colourful chalks on the blackboard hanging on the walls, completely far-out food doodles and the best part, they serve 100% organic foods.
6. Aer Bar & LoungeAddress: Four Seasons Hotel, 114, E Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai
If vertigo is not your phobia; if height makes you feel on the cloud nine; if you want a glimpse of the gorgeous city of Mumbai, Aer is the most perfect place for you! The Aer Bar and Lounge is situated at the 34th floor of the Four Season Hotel and gives a literally breathtaking view of Mumbai. A rooftop bar and lounge with ultimate luxury, the futurist furniture, soothing music, the long glass walls and altogether the beautiful fresco ambience would leave you mesmerized. For those searching for something new should definitely try Aer Bar and Lounge at least for once.
7. Hard Rock CaféAddress: Bombay Dying Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai
Most importantly, this place is not for those weak hearted foodies who just eat to live! Hard Rock Café, as the name suggests is the place for those who love music, chiefly the Rock music and American foods and of course, the cocktails. A tad bit expensive, Hard Rock Café would make you feel like visiting some old American Rock lounge bars.
Many Rock and semi Rock bands of both national and international fame do perform here on the weekends and hence the café remains completely crammed during this time, but once you accommodate yourself inside, there’s no looking back. Apart from great music, this offbeat café also offers delectable Cheese and Chicken Nachos, Meat Burgers, Potato Skins, Barcelona Sizzlers and a refreshing Electric Blue Iced Tea.
8. The Yoga HouseAddress: Nargis Villa, Sheley Rajan Road, Opposite ICICI Bank, Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Laidback and refreshing are the words to describe this unique restaurant. Situated at Carter Road, the Yoga House houses a small and soothingly green piece of peaceful world at the heart of a hustling city like Mumbai. The house maintains the perfect atmosphere of a Yoga Ashram which may not look exactly like those rural ones.
It looks a fine combination of the Goan and the Greek ambience. The visitors need to leave their shows outside the door which actually makes all the differences. It lets you feel like entering a sacred place or even your own house. The place has a health food café serving only the organic foods, a clothing store, a yoga study studio and many other things inside it. Visiting the Yoga House would change your conception about the new age restaurant culture in an urban spectrum.
9. 21 FahrenheitAddress: 28, Meera Apartments, Oshiwara Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri West, Mumbai
Though visiting the lounge may leave a big hole in your pockets, the altogether experience at 21 Fahrenheit is seriously a unique one. This offbeat lounge is another way to get rid of the humid weather of Mumbai at least for a couple of hours. It takes you to an icy world! Yes, you hear it right! 21 Fahrenheit is one-of-its-kind lounge bar which controls the inner temperature under -6 degrees to make is literally an ice lounge.
To enjoy the chill, you will be given a thick jacket, a pair of gloves and heavy warm boots. The interiors including the chairs, walls, every other décors even the utensils especially the drinking glasses are made of pure ice. You enjoy the chill while having delicious and warm foods. Sounds provoking?
10. VillageAddress: World Trade Centre, The Arcade, Courtyard 2, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
Doesn’t the hustle bustle of the urban lifestyle sometimes choke our life a bit? Don’t our minds want to fly away to a quaint village to experience some new colours of life? Yes, these happen. And if you’re in Mumbai, you should give Village a good try just to refresh your soul. The Village restaurant is located at Kandivali in the midst of the flurry of the city and offers an amazing rural theme inside it.
You can find a little rural India (mostly Rajasthani and Gujarati) at the Village restaurant. The place is wonderfully decorated with colourful artifacts, puppets, handicrafts from various states of India in a beautiful rural set up. You can also enjoy the authentic Rajasthani, Gujarati, South Indian, North Indian delicacies there. To get rid of the citified life for a while and to drink onto the innocence of rural life, Village would be the most offbeat yet beautiful experience.
11. The White OwlAddress: Lobby, Tower 2B, One Indiabulls Centre, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
The offbeat thing about the White Owl is that it is an unusually set up Mumbai’s own brewery and bistro. It is small in size yet gives a powerful effect on your mind. The wonderful music, the partly garage-styled indoor (you can find tires etc. scattered here and there), brick walls and dim lights- all give the White Owl a old Hollywood styled grubby street garage feeling. What could be more interesting than this?
12. GallopsAddress: Mahalaxmi Race Corse, Mahalaxmi, Worli, Mumbai
Gallops is not like many of the other restaurants in the city. It is a piece of beauty located inside the Mahalaxmi Race Course. The Gallops gives us that very English feeling we always without any specific reason feel nostalgic about. The walls decorated with the green vines, the beautiful garden and those delightful flowers would definitely make your visit a memorable one. On an interesting note, the restaurant has a nonindulgent rule to switch off the mobile phones while the race is on. Now, that’s truly offbeat, right?
13. MamagotoAddress: 5, Surya Mahal, Burjarji Bharucha Marg, Kalaghoda, Fort, Mumbai
The first and the most offbeat thing about Mamagoto is it is Kitschy! Does it break your heart? It should not. Mamagoto is the place for those who love all things kitsch. The funky indoor, miss-matched seating arrangements, vibrant cushion covers, the vivacious Japanese art collections on the wall and bright orange and yellow light- Mamagoto is truly bohemian in nature. The foods they offer are equally delightful and delicious. The whole care-free ambience of Mamagoto is definitely its USP.
14. Khao GalliAddress: Shop No. 7, Ashar Enclave, Kolshaet Road, Near ICICI Bank, D Mart Lane, Dhokali, Majiwada, Thane West, Mumbai
Welcome to the streets of Mumbai! Seriously, this is what you feel just after entering Khao Galli at Thane. This is a great platform for all the famous and our all-time favourite street foods across Mumbai. The range of foods will amaze you. Almost all types of chaats, golgappas, pav bhajis, kathi rolls, pakodas, saosas, Indo-Chinese street foods, even Paratha with veg Kurma- Khao Galli is really a street food paradise. This unique restaurant would certainly fetch you back again and again.
15. GostanaAddress: Ground Floor, Prabhat Kunj, Near Elbo Room, 24th Road, Khar, Mumbai
Fancy some delectable burgers? Gostana would be a great choice for you. It is a fast food joint which serves some delicious yet unhealthy (well, sometimes) fast foods made in quite healthy way. Gostana offers some of the best salads, soups and baked and steamed patties in the town. So health-nerds, Gostana is the ideal place for you to binge some sumptuous foods.
Oh, just forgot to mention the most offbeat thing about Gosatana: it is totally a ‘pet-friendly’ café and also serves healthy pet meals! Sometimes the role of the CEO of Gostana is played by none other than Ms. Apple, a friendly Labrador! No wonder!