Seafood (Indian)
1. Gazalee - MIDC Andheri (E) and Vile Parle(E) - moderately priced - very good food - fish and crabs
2. Saaybaa - outside Bandra Stn. (W) - very cheep and very decent place - limited seating - avoid rush hour
3. Mahesh lunch home - Fort - off the Citibank lane on DN Road - probably the most popular seafood - expensive nowadays
4. Apoorva lunch home - Fort - near Mahesh - off the lane opposite to Mahesh - cheaper and equally good
5. Excellensea/Bharat lunch home - newar RBI building - the biggest prawn I have ever eaten - very good food
6. Priya Lunch Home - Right opp. Vikhroli Station - cheap and good
7. Malvan Samudra - Outside Vikhroli station (W)
8. Sion Lunch Home - near Sion station - Speciality: Mangalorian food
9. Fountain Plaza - near Fountain - off DN Road, the street that goes left at Eastern Watch. Inexpensive and great fish
10. Maharaja - near chakala - good choice of crabs
11. Highway Gomantak - under the flyover of Bandra (E) - moderately cheap and great food

Steaks
1. Cafe Royal - opposite Regal - very costly - the best juiciest steaks in town in my opinion
2. Kobe sizzlers - Sakinaka, Andheri Stn (W), and Girgaon Chowpatty - slightly costly - nice steaks in the form of sizzlers
3. Alps - behind Regal and Bade Miyan - very cheap - decent steaks with beer - smoky place
4. Rodas Parabola - Hiranandani Powai - expensive - the midnight menu has excellent steak
5. Yoko sizzlers - Lokhandwala, Khar - I have had diametrically opposite experiences here - so take a shot

Midnight Buffets
1. Le Royal Meridien - Intl. Airport - 325 per head all days - as good as you expect a midnight buffet to be - good salads and deserts - ok main course food - 12 to 3 - but 12 to 2 on monday
2. Rodas Parabola coffee shop - Hiranandani Powai - 225 per head on weekends and 199 per head on weekdays - again good salads and deserts - deserts get over - not on mondays
3. Renaissance - Powai - haven't been there - only weekends - 350/400 per head
4. Lotus Suites - they have stopped their midnight buffets
5. Leela, Marriot, Oberoi, Taj - when last called upon, they didn't have midnight buffets
6. Intercontinental, The Grand - Intl. airport - 350 per person - weekends only
7. Best midnight buffets - outside railway stations all over Bombay

24-hour coffee shops
1. Oberoi - now called Hilton - Nariman Point - very good lounge with a sea view - though you can't see at night - have bottomless coffees for about 80!
2. President - Cuffee Parade - Also Library Bar with live music but closes at about 1 am.
3. Rodas - Hiranandani Powai - midnight buffet available here
4. Leela - Intl. Airport - Good lounge for coffee - the bar behind the lounge closes at 2 last I know
5. Hyatt Ragancy - Itnl. Airport - Great glassy lounge - standard coffees/smoothies available
6. Grand Maratha Sheraton - Intl. Airport - excellent coffee shop and ambience - great food
7. Basically most 3-4 star and all 5 star hotels have some kind of food and drink available throughout the night

South Indian food
1. Mysore Cafe, Madras Cafe and Anand Bhavan - all located bang on King's Circle (70/head)
2. A. Rama Nayak's Lunch House - right outside the Matunga station platform south side
3. Amba Bhavan Coffee Club - King's Circle
4. Sharada Bhuvan - Opposite the Matunga Station Main Ticket Window on the East.
5. Mani's Lunch Home - Matunga Gymkhana
6. Ram Ashraya - Kabutarkhana, Matunga(C.R), on the junction of Napoo Rd and Bhandarkar Road.
7. Udipi - Matunga Station
8. Woodland - Mulund Cheknaka
9. Kamat's - Chembur naka part of a narion-wide chain
10. Dosa Diner, everywhere (120/head).. Try the Non-Veg thaali if you happen to be non-veg

Marathi food
1. Prakash - Next to Shiv Sena Bhavan, towards Portuguese Church, serves an excellent Misal.
2. Aaswad - Near Shiv Sena Bhavan, towards Mahim. Used to be like Prakash, but now they serve Punjabi, Southie dishes too.
3. Trupti - Opposite Plaza Cinema (in the same building that was destroyed in the 1993 bomb blasts). Aaswad above is owned by it's ex-Manager.
4. Panshikar's - Opposite Dadar Stn(W), again for traditional Maharashtrian grub.
5. Madhura - Between Plaza and Shiv Sena Bhavan(N.C Kelkar Rd), similar to Prakash.
6. Dattatraya - same row as Prakash aobve in Dadar

Misc Indian treats
1. Gujju thali @ 100 - Hotel Maharana - Chembur Naka
2. Rajasthani/Gujarati thali - Royal Challenge II - Thane (W) near Teen Haath Naka

Treat places - for IITians
1. Potpourri (continental) & Kabab Corner in Bandra
2. Olive (Meditteranean) in Bandra
3. Orchid Hotel (continental) Late Night Buffet in Vile Parle
4. Yoko Sizzlers & Dynasty in Santa Cruz
5. Pop Tate's (Italian) in Versova
6. Sanuk Thai in Bandra
7. Tamnak Thai in Shivaji Park
8. Sidewok in Nariman Point
9. Kobe Sizzlers (Andheri West, Bandra, Opera House)
10. San Marzano (Italian) near Churchgate
11. Little Italy (pure veg Italian, Tiramisu highyl recommended) in Juhu
12. Please note that in each of the above, damage per head > Rs 250 (excluding beverages).
13. 5 Spice - authentic chinese - opposite RBI headqarters, walk from VT - Highly recommended - everything on the menu - Desserts (incl. Death by chocolate) - quite cheap without compromising authenticity, presentation or quality. Daaru available.
14. Mama Mia's Fast Food at Opera House - excellent selection of subs, pizzas, pastas at very reasonable prices - avoid desi chinese here - no daaru, no a/c.
15. Sassanian Boulangerie - opposite Metro Cinema/Masjid roundabout - clean place, excellent non-veg, parsi-Irani and good european/continental, chinese, italian food - serves sizzlers - quite cheap - has a bakery too - no daaru (unless you klnow the owner and bring your own).
16. The '80s Place - start of Linking road Bandra station side - excellent veg buffet joint Rs 80. - the pub nearby by the same name is a money-sink
17. Mama Mia (www.mamamiapizzas.com) - Opera House - American, Italian, Mexican (Pizzas, Subs and Fast food) - moderately cheap - good veg variety

Detailed info about Food lovers Hot Spots

Name -- Place -- Description -- Price -- Rating

Gazalee -- One branch at Vile-Parle (E) the other where we usually go is near Seepz -- Possibly where Seafood started. Amazing sea-food. Used to be excellent, recently we feel it is slightly down. The latest trip was however a huge success. They bring you huge crabs and Kapri the moment you are seated - very pricey but excellent if had - recommended for large groups. Otherwise you can get off at reasonable rates. The thali is excellent value for money. The Solkadhi is divine -- Moderate -- Great

Cafe Churchill -- Located on Colaba Causeway opposite the second Barista -- "Mind blowing continental food - stews, goulash, pasta and out of the world deserts. Each dish is about
150/- and enough for one person. If you want the deserts it is 50/- each for a rather small helping but hell it is worth it -- Moderate -- Excellent

Koolar and Company -- at King's circle near all the colleges in Matunga East -- "One who cares for his money, shops and eats at Koolar and Company - That's the cool jingle welcoming you to that best of Irani places in Mumbai. Sells amazing omelettes (double cheese masala being our favourite) washed down with generous fresh lime soda. Can double up as breakfast and lunch or even a snack and dinner -- Cheap -- Great

Gypsy -- Dadar West bang in Sena Bhavan chowk -- Very very good chinese place. Pricey but amazingly good. Try the dimsums and Daar-san at the end -- Pricey -- Great









Great Punjab -- Linking Road,Bandra -- Very good Punjabi food with great butter chicken and black dal (proper style). Pricey for a student budget -- Pricey -- Good

Grand Maratha Sheraton -- Near international airport -- Mind blowing customizable sandwich and cocktails. Being a 5-star I needn't tell you about prices -- Expensive -- Great

Sanuk Oriental -- Near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda -- Used to be Sanuk Thai. Very good oriental food. Quite pricey -- Pricey -- Great

Persian Darbar -- Start of Linking Road -- This is where we discovered Masala Raan. I will not do the sin of describing it. Take 4-5 huge appetite people and go and have one -- Moderate -- Good

Saaybaa -- Right opposite Bandra station on the west side on the busy main road -- An old and very famous seafood place. Cheap and good fish -- Cheap -- Good

Mai Thai -- Near NCST, Andheri West -- Great 7 course Thai meal. Small portions but good sampling. Really spicy cocktails -- Moderate -- Good

Alps -- The lane behind Leopold leading to Taj backside -- Great cheap sizzlers, beer but be prepared for a smoke cloud -- Cheap -- Good

Cafe Noorani -- Haji Ali Circle -- Absolutely great mutoon dishes and fried ice-cream -- Moderate -- Good

Haji Ali Juice Center -- Haji Ali Circle -- Fruit-cream - two words for those who know what it means. Only place open beyond 1 am for the days after a late night in town and if you
have a car -- Pricey -- Great

Mahesh Lunch Home -- Fort -- One of the oldest original seafood places -- Moderate -- Good

Apoorva Lunch Home -- Fort -- Another great office-goer joint. Great seafood -- Moderate -- Good

Bharat Lunch Home -- Fort, Near RBI building -- Very very good seafood,possibly the best pomfret and super tiger prawns I have ever eaten,meet the old chef later if he is still around -- Great

Yoko Sizzlers -- Khar and Oshiwara -- Have had diametrically opposite experiences here -- Pricey -- Ok to Good

Kobe Sizzlers -- Girgaum Chowpatty -- Good sizzlers, bad seating on the top floor - avoid that -- Moderate -- Good

Cafe Royal -- Bang opposite Regal -- Possibly the best steak in town - extremely costly though -- Expensive -- Excellent

Marine Plaza -- Maine Drive -- They used to have a great buffet dinner -- Expensive -- Good

Sidewok -- Nariman Point -- I don't remember anything about the food, you go there for only reason - flaming cocktails! Amazing bartenders, go and stock up on your gyaan -- Expensive -- Excellent

Starters and More -- Behind Eros -- Happy hours,one cocktail free with every ordered cocktail - and the more you drink even in normal time, the more complimentary ones you get to drink -- Pricey -- Excellent

Rodas -- Hiranandani Gardens, Powai -- Used to have a good buffet but has been time restricted lately. Very good chinese food on the first floor - the chinese one will be rated great --
Pricey -- Good

Oberoi, President, Leela -- all over town -- the only use for the 5 star ones is all night coffee outings -- Expensive -- Good

Time and Again -- Lokhandwala -- Good food, decent cocktails -- Pricey -- Good

Badshah Coldrink House -- Crawford Market -- Great Faloodas, ice creams and juices -- Moderate -- Great

New Martin's house -- Colaba, turn left after Churchill's petrol pump and first right -- Super cheap non veg. Goanese style -- Cheap -- Good

Kulfi Center -- Girgaon chowpatty -- The best and the original. Beware of nearby imitations-- Moderate -- Great

Goa Portuguesa/Culture Curry -- Mahim, next to H.P.O. -- Good Goan food. They have a soup in the menu called the best soup in the world - it is really good. Good feni and non-veg --
Moderate -- Good

Akarshan -- Vikhroli stn. road -- One of the favoutire iit treat places. normal restaurant. Used to make good Bloody Marys. Not as of last time -- Moderate -- Good


Chakra -- Sakinaka -- Possibly iit's favourite treat joint. Really good food. Has a decent bar and service and the iit discount -- Moderate -- Great

Atithi -- Mulund stn. West -- Another iit treat joint. Normal decent restaurant -- Moderate -- Good

Legacy of China -- Near Seven Bungalows -- One of the best Chinese restaurants in town -- Pricey -- Excellent

Delhi Durbar -- Colaba Causeway -- Good north Indian food. Very good Biryanis if I remember right -- Pricey -- Good

Maddu Mess -- Powai -- Don't even try to find it without an iitian in tow. You won't dare eat there normally but boy, are you mistaken. I had to write about this -- Cheap -- Excellent

City Bakery -- Worli -- Don't pass through Worli without having some yummy treats here -- Cheap -- Good

Galleria -- Hiranandani Gardens, Powai -- Powai's very own food court (khau galli) -- Moderate -- Good

Nebula -- Sena Bhavan Chowk, Dadar -- Really good food. Normal decent restaurant -- Pricey -- Good

Tamnak Thai -- Dadar(W), Shivaji park southside, Opposite Catering College, Veer Savarkar Marg -- Absolutely great Thai food and good wine collection and bar -- Expensive -- Excellent

Naval Military Stores -- Behind Regal -- Good quick cheap Biryani's in the area with costly restaurants around -- Moderate -- Good

Five Spice -- Near RBI,10 mins from VT -- Amazing food, spicy and very tasty(great flavours) -- Moderate Great