Make room on your restaurant bucket list, because we’ve got 5 new additions you’re not going to want to miss

From sampling various regional Indian cuisine to satiating your Pan-Asian cravings, here are 5 must-try restaurants that redefining flavour and tradition

Make room on your restaurant bucket list, because we’ve got 5 new additions you’re not going to want to miss

Mumbai is the city of dreams that never sleeps, so it's hardly any surprise that there is always something new to look forward to here. And when it comes to the food and beverage scenario, I guess we are all privy to the fact that even this space is not a stranger to change. And hence this article. While it may be difficult to keep up with all the new restaurants and eateries popping up in different corners, we’ve attempted to break through the clutter to help you focus on what’s really important: Great restaurants that are worth trying out. From the comforting embrace of home-cooked Indian meals to the exotic flavours of pan-Asian cuisine, the city's dining scene offers a plethora of options to tempt your taste buds.

So fasten your seat belts and let's plunge into a whole new bucket list that redefines Mumbai's culinary landscape.

Mool: A Tribute to Indian Home Cooking
To put it simply, Mool: Kitchen & Bar is where the essence of Indian home cooking comes alive in every dish. With a mission to celebrate the diverse regional flavours of the country, Mool pays homage to the heartfelt recipes passed down through generations. From coastal delicacies to rustic dishes from the hills, each offering on the menu tells a story of tradition and excellence.
Address: Unit No. 30, Ground Floor, Rajabahadur Mansion, 28, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai

Freny's: A Nostalgic Culinary Haven
Nestled in the heart of Bandra, Freny's is more than just a restaurant—it's a journey through Chef Freny Fernandes' East Indian roots. With a menu inspired by family recipes and childhood memories, Freny's invites diners to experience the warmth and comfort of home-cooked meals. From traditional East Indian delicacies to innovative cocktails, every aspect of Freny's exudes nostalgia and charm.
Address: Shop no.11, Silver Pearl Building, W, Waterfield Road, opposite China Gate, Bandra West, Mumbai

Araku: A Celebration of Regenerative Agriculture
Here at Araku, you get to discover the intersection of sustainability and creativity. Being India's first regenerative agriculture-based restaurant, Araku offers a menu that showcases the endless possibilities of everyday ingredients. With a focus on organic practices and innovative techniques, Chef Rahul Sharma crafts dishes that are as environmentally conscious as they are delicious.
Address: No. 1, Sunny House, Mandlik Road, behind The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai

Avartana: Southern Indian Culinary Elegance
Let’s just be honest that we are all fans of South Indian food. And now that we’ve come clean, you should also know that Avartana has recently debuted in Mumbai in the premises of ITC Maratha, hence establishing its presence in the western India too. Indulge in the exquisite flavours of Southern India, with menus curated by master chefs and inspired by regional ingredients. From elaborate tasting menus to curated cocktails, every aspect of Avartana reflects a commitment to tradition and innovation.
Address: Ashok Nagar, near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Road, Sahar Village, Andheri East, Mumbai

Kembara: A Pan-Asian Culinary Odyssey
After gaining immense success in Hyderabad, Kembara, Led by Shilpa Datla and Chef Seefah Ketchaiyo, now welcomes the residents of Mumbai as well. Bringing together indigenous recipes from across the continent and offering diners a taste of familiar comforts and exotic delights—from Japanese sushi to Thai curries—Kembara invites guests to wander through a world of culinary treasures, one dish at a time.
Address: Shop no 11, Kembara, Ins Tower, opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai

Now that we’ve let you in on our recommendations, feel free to pick and choose what suits you best and let your taste buds guide you through a journey of flavour, tradition, and innovation.

Natasha Kittur

Natasha Kittur

Natasha Kittur is an aspiring writer. Her love for anything with cheese and spice is profound, but a white sauce pasta always tops her list. In her free time you will catch her reading or watching crime books and shows or go on and on about psychological experiments and theories. She aims to write a book in the fictional genre someday.

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