The Ultimate Guide On Where To Get The Best Food In Colaba, Mumbai

Eat your way through Colaba!

Everyone who ever sets foot in Mumbai needs to visit the Colaba district at least once. Situated at the southern tip of the city, it’s where one can find the heritage Gateway of India and the famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Just behind the Gateway is another haunt; Colaba Causeway, filled with hawkers and shops that make it an incredibly popular shopping destination.

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Colaba

Another reason for Colaba’s popularity among Mumbaikars and tourist alike is its plethora of eateries – from the legendary Bademiya kebab stall to the swanky Wasabi at the Taj Hotel, there’re options for every palate and taste. We’ve put together a list of the best places to eat under a variety of categories so that the next time you visit Colaba you’ll leave with bags of shopping, great photos and (most importantly) a full and happy stomach.

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Street Food

Bademiya

It goes without saying that you should pay a visit to Bademiya, a legendary street stall of Lonely Planet and CNN Traveller fame. Try its kebabs and rolls. Modern Juice Center, in the lane behind Radio Club serves amazing fresh juices and shawarmas. Just outside the Prince of Wales Museum, a chat stall that serves delicious sev puri and pani puri is another must visit.

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Cheap Eats

Bagdadi

If you’ve blown all your money shopping but aren’t in the mood for street food, there are a couple of great eateries that you can get a meal for RS.250 or less. Try Bagdadi near the Bademiya stall for cheap non-vegetarian fare or Sahakari Bhandar opposite Regal Cinema for vegetarian Indian fare.

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Fine Dining

Wasabi

Looking for a luxurious dining experience? Head to Wasabi at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel for mind blowing Japanese fare. Or, visit The Table at Apollo Bhandar for its exquisite global cuisine and its exhaustive wine menu. Another destination for European cuisine is the legendary Indigo, or its delicatessen counterpart, Indigo Deli. Elipsis serves high end American cuisine with a twist, thanks to the innovations of celebrated Chef Kelvin Cheung. If you prefer tastes closer to home, head to Koyla, a rooftop restaurant which serves North Indian bites and offers a view of the Arabian Ocean.

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Non-Vegetarian Restaurants

Imbiss

Baghdadi and Bademiya, which we’ve already mentioned are brilliant places for die hard carnivores; while Bademiya serves some mean kebabs, Bagdadi serves mouth-watering biryanis and chicken dishes. You should also add New Martin Hotel, Olympia and Imbiss to your non-vegetarian bucket list in Colaba. New Marin Hotel serves authentic Goan food, Olympia is famous for its biryanis and Imbiss has a menu packed with varieties of meats from sausages to duck to pork to quail prepared Continental style.

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Vegetarian Restaurants

Kail

Madras Cafe, found on SB Singh Road is a pure vegetarian that serves great dosas and iddlis. Stay away from their Chinese food though. You can also try Kailash Parbhat for street food in a restaurant as well as North Indian snacks.

Just Desserts

Theobroma

Colaba is the home of the original Theobroma and their legendary chocolate brownies. You should also try Theobroma’s banoffee pie, cheesecakes and éclairs; they’re the answer to every sweet tooth’s sugar filled dreams. Le Pain Quotidien at Apollo Bunder also dishes out decadent éclairs, along with a heavenly Belgian chocolate mousse. We also love the desserts available at Leopold Cafe, although they’re a little on the steep side.

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Bar Crawl?

Mondegar

If you’re in Colaba in the evening or need a few drinks at noon (hey, we don’t judge!), it has some great bars that you can visit. Gokul, in the Bademiya lane is a favourite because it’s extremely cheap. Meanwhile Cafe Mondegar and Leopold Cafe are both legendary watering holes – Leopold has been featured in Gregory Robert’s ‘Shantaram’ while Mondegar displays doodles from artist Mario Miranda all over its walls. Both are great places for beer. Woodside Inn, opposite Regal Cinema is an upscale bar that serves craft beers from the best breweries in the city.

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Wild Cards

PIcaddily

Now, we come to restaurants that don’t strictly fit into the categories above but we just had to mention. First – Cafe Churchill, a quaint restaurant on Colaba Causeway that serves delicious Continental food. Then, there’s Piccadilly, which is known for its shawarmas and hummus. You should also pay a visit to Mr Chow’s, which serve massive portions of authentic Oriental food at reasonable prices.

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And there you have it folks; the ultimate must try joints in Colaba! How many visits will it take you to get through them all?

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