For those hungry enough for adventure and travel, and ending up choosing Colaba, which is part of the city in Mumbai, you can unearth foodie gastronomic gold! Get ready to reward your vast travel efforts with the unique Colaba Mumbai Foodie Experiences in a few fabulous restaurants that offer very good food!
Best Colaba Mumbai Restaurants Conquering Culinary Bliss
I am a traveled foodie, which is basically a travel writer who travels, explores, and then eats to fill her hungry belly.
As you can well imagine, finding a good place to eat when traveling is not hard.
In fact, seeking out unique eatery destinations in Colaba is not difficult, but it is quite fulfilling for those that love both adventures, and conquering quests!
Unique Colaba Mumbai Foodie Experience To Seek Out
Colaba is 1 of 4 peninsulas of Mumbai, India and unique Colaba Mumbai foodie experiences abound!
You might have traveled to Colaba to experience the fabulous museums, and art galleries, as well as the shopping options, but there is also the chance you traveled to indulge in the culinary concepts of the area too.
The Romanticism of Colaba Food and Adventure
If you ask me, half of the affection I have for culinary travel is finding food in places that may not be as known as others and learning that it tastes better than the well-known and over-priced.
Let’s call it the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
So, you might be seeking eateries out that can be:
- down a set of stairs,
- behind a building,
- in someone’s house,
- in a backdoor in an alley,
- between the walls of what might appear to be one business but is actually another
So these eateries all remind me of a lot of Speakeasies in Chicago and New York.
What I will share are unique Colaba eatery destinations in Colaba that add the flair to the area that you will for sure want to seek out yourself.
Do keep in mind that the restaurants I am sharing range in price and ambiance, therefore you will have a few different options to enjoy.
What you are assured is travel and food go together!
Seeking out The Best Colaba Mumbai Restaurants
As we travel through the culinary spots here in Colaba, we will find unique eats due to their locations, their offerings, and their pricing, as well as ambiance.
We’ve got 6 of the best Colaba Mumbai restaurants to seek so we better start!
Landmark Restaurant in Colaba
This one’s Colaba’s famous landmark restaurant- definitely don’t miss out on visiting this one.
Quite honestly, it is less of a restaurant and more of just an extended food stall.
However, this landmark restaurant in Colaba, albeit more of a food-stall ‘Esque’ stop, offers lip-smackingly delicious kebabs and grilled chicken they serve will blow you away!
Bademiya is open till late in the night and is in fact, one of the top hangout spaces for most food lovers in the region.
Don’t saunter by, just go in, you are welcome and you will be so happy you did, trust me!
Good eats are footsteps away!
Best Mughlai Chicken in Colaba
Mughlai chicken is like no other and your tastebuds will be rewarded with flavors of onion gravy and spices that include but are not limited to:
Prepared properly, you’ll appreciate the flavors that marry when cooked, done wrong, it can be a total food-tasting disaster.
Dine here to enjoy Mughlai chicken that will exceed your expectations!
I’ve got to say though we ate something in the Dominican Republic that this seems similar to but the name escapes me.
Here is a must-visit: Delhi Darbar.
You will find a suitable environment for families and larger groups as well as smaller parties.
The food pricing is not offensive and well the food is just plain good!
Take your taste buds on a joyful trip here.
Simply put, if you are seeking the best of the best in Mughlai you will have it here!
Try the butter chicken and mutton biryani- two of the best picks from the entire menu!
Don’t forget the Chicken Leg Burrah!
Generous Portions Yet Inexpensive Unique Eatery Destinations In Colaba
Destination: Food Inn
Food Inn is very strategically located on the busy street of Colaba!
A perfect place to hit up if you’re hungry after a day of street shopping!
Even if you overspent your budget shopping, this is one of those unique eatery destinations in Colaba that won’t break the bank.
It is on my list because it offers generous portions at meager prices, plus, you can find the best starters/appetizers here and you could potentially just make a meal on those!
After all, starters are what the Food Inn is known for.
Food Inn is inexpensive and provides generous, filling portions!
I want to suggest that you tell them to NOT ADD Salt to the meals, or it will be too salty(one traveler’s advice).
If you love tandoori chicken order it here and you will crave it ever after!
You’ll find the best rendition of it here so don’t be shy, order it and enjoy.
Chicken Tikka Masala rocks here too! Just thought I would toss that info in, just in case…
What’s best is that the portions this place serves are very generous, so you’ll be getting total value for money here.
It gets you out of the hotel-priced food scene and gives you genuinely good eats!
Most Iconic Restaurant in Colaba
You’ll want to visit the Leopold Cafe which is arguably the most iconic restaurant in the area serving the most amazing trifecta offerings of Indian, Chinese, and Continental food.
Historic because it was a target during Mumbai’s terror attack in 2008.
However, that only made the cafe destination even more popular.
Next, the food is delish!
Some suggestions if I might: The kung pao chicken, mutton keema, mushroom tikkas, and mojitos here are to die for.
Earn Your Right to Eat At This Well-Hidden Colaba Restaurant
Piccadilly is another great restaurant worth a visit- you’ll find it cramped between tiny shops.
The eatery is one that you will talk about forever because of its location, the kind you seek out but can’t always find!
Once you locate it, you have found gold!
The food is all yummy but, the most legendary dishes are Iranian and Lebanese.
What should you order?
Some of the most loved and ordered items on the menu include the shawarma roll and caramel custard.
Shawarma rolls are commonly eaten with tabbouleh, taboon bread, tomato, cucs, etc.
You can also top it with tahini, hummus, etc.
Colaba Mumbai Rooftop Dining + Floor-Type Seating
For those that want ambiance, ethnicity, and the Colaba Mumbai rooftop dining experience, your destination is Koyla.
At KOYLA you will experience all of the above and more, plus you’ll have a bragging rights experience to chat about when you get together with your friends upon your return to your home!
Rooftop dining coupled with diwans and the floor-type seating add to the beauty of the decor.
Here you will dine on traditional northwestern cuisine.
Some of the best items on their menu are ranging from stuffed mushrooms, dal makhani, kakori kabab, and rabri, to kulfi.
Open Minds + Unbiased Bellies Travel The Farthest + The Best
Your culinary dining experience will be at the best Colaba Mumbai restaurants but will only be as good as you allow it to be.
Naturally, you should assume that to get the most out of any culinary travel experience you’ll need to jive with the offerings and ambiance.
Whether you choose to dine at a landmark restaurant or a place known as the most romantic, expect to try different foods and indulge in the experience.
Decide ahead of time on what you can navigate and do prefer.
Do you want to experience the most romantic dining setups or do you want basic Korean food choices?
Will you just want food on the street such as kebabs when street shopping or in hidden cafes?
What you want to keep is an open mind.
NO matter where you roam, you are not home.
Keep this in mind, and experience new tastes and textures.
Awaken your tastes, indulge in the new flavors, and snap some photos.
Remember to share those travel photos, get your wanderlust on and let food rule supreme!
Life is a journey, the experience is the education and food is the culture that sets the vibe. Enjoy! ~DANA XO
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