Powai is a cultural hotspot in Mumbai because of its ample residential neighbourhoods for different public sector giants, technology institutions, bustling office spaces, industrial quarters, management colleges, startups et al.
This begets a kind of intermingling of minds, ideas, aspirations, and preferences. The restaurants in Powai amply uphold such fusion of ideas through unique culinary style and food items. Let us go through a list of restaurants in Powai that need to be visited.
Top 12 Restaurants To Visit In Powai
- Mia Cucina
- The Fatty Bao
- Suzette Creperie and Cafe
- Le Pain Quotidien
- Indigo Deli
- Soda Bottle Opener Wala
- Pizza Express
- Mirchi and Mime
- Turban Tales
- Sigree Global Grill
- Nawab Saheb
- Bijoli Grill
1. Mia Cucina
Mia Cucina literally means ‘my kitchen’, and this Italian bistro is practically showcasing this family restaurant as your own kitchen. The warm and homely ambiance of this theme restaurant is highlighted by a well-lit patio. However, it is not the light per se that matters; it is the way the lighting arrangement has been done that spells a lot about natural and homely feel. Filament chandeliers have been dangled from the branches of a tree placed beside the outdoor seating area. If this is not enough to entice you to visit this restaurant, the friendly interiors with high seated chairs, an island bar, framed photographs hung from walls, and pastel green furnishing will surely do. The menu includes typical Italian delicacies like pizzas, pasta, paninis, etc. loaded with special ingredients and made with secret recipes. Some of the most popular items served here are Pizza Verdura, Panna Cotta, Char-Grilled Chicken, etc. The restaurant is located in Hiranandani Business Park, Lake Boulevard Road in Powai, Mumbai.
2. The Fatty Bao
If you want to taste Pan-Asian cuisine, you need to visit The Fatty Bao family restaurant. The restaurant has kind of reinvented Pan-Asian cuisine while keeping in mind the typical intricacies of the Indian palate. This is not just a restaurant, but a restaurant-cum-bar that has come up with somewhat bizarre-sounding nomenclature for the food on offer here. So you would come across names like Pork Belly, Fatty Oysters, Brie Tempura, etc. These are all adaptations of food from countries from all over Asia and given a local flavour to appeal to the Indian audience. You can also try some appetizing and soothing cocktails in the bar. Nevertheless, it is not just the food, but also the décor that spells something unique about this place. This place displays a charm that is unique to it. People in Powai don’t miss a chance to miss The Fatty Bao. It is located at Sentinel, Opposite Powai Plaza in Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
3. Suzette Creperie and Café
A good and hearty breakfast can set the tone for a successful day. At Suzette Creperie and Cafe in Powai, you can get such a hearty breakfast. It is a French café, which is reputed all over Powai for its tasty salads, crépes, and juices. Owing to the lack of space inside, there is not much scope for interior decoration, but the quality of food and ingredients used have more than made up for that. Inside the café, there is a breakfast bar and some wooden tables. What is really charming about this place is that they use organic spices in all their preparations. Organic spices have an altogether different flavour and appeal. They source all of those spices from Sri-Lanka. If you are curious about how French food is cooked, you can go through culinary books kept in a small book stand. It is not only the spices that are organic; the ingredients for its fresh salads and French food too are organic. Here you can get a variety of breakfast items and savoury crepes and sweet items to satiate your sweet tooth. Some of the most popular items served here are Marco Polo and Belle Du Jour. The restaurant is located at Ventura building, Powai, Mumbai.
4. Le Pain Quotidien
The international fame of Powai has attracted a number of an international chain of restaurants from different parts of the world. Le Pain Quotidien is one of those names. It is a part of a Belgian chain of bakeries, which boasts of outlets in different parts of the world. Here you can get exquisite hand-rolled bread and an enticing spread of chocolate spread to be eaten on long community tables. The chocolate is specially imported to India. The bakery does not boast of a buffet spread of menu, but whatever they have on offer is authentic, tantalizing, and exquisite and that includes European, French, as well as continental dishes. However, here you can also get sandwiches adapted to Indian preferences and some enviable chocolate desserts. High standards of hygiene, big windows, and sun-drenched interiors are the hallmarks of this great breakfast joint. You should not miss the Sweet Bread Roll and Belgian Hot Chocolate served here.
5. Indigo Deli
The Swiss Cheese Sandwiches and large burgers in combination with exquisite décor and sophisticated atmosphere of the place offer the quintessential deli experience to visitors. The menu here is extensive and unique because of a blend of American and European culinary techniques. Authentic spices and herbs are used to make sure that there is no fluff or harmful element. They have daily specials; so you need to ask for the special item for that day. However, it would augur well for you to book in advance since the place is almost always packed to capacity. Irrespective of daily specials, there are some popular fares in this family restaurant. This includes Eggs On The Beach, Swiss Cheese Sandwich, Ravioli, etc. The restaurant is located at shop no. 101, Sentinel, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
6. Soda Bottle Opener Wala
If the name is evoking a sense of Parsi vibe then you are right. Soda Bottle Opener Wala is a Parsi café and family restaurant, the likes of which are very few as the Parsi community of India is very small. The menu here is full of traditional Parsi staple items prepared with their Bawa culinary techniques. But, it is not just the menu, but also the décor that evokes a sense of tradition in peaceful coexistence with modernity. It is all-teakwood interiors with a glass front in this calm and quiet Parsi café that help it exude a sense of chicness as well. While the symbols of Parsi heritage are on display through the bullet at the entrance, the tiffin-box cutlery, and a signboard on the wall; the upscale lamps, the well-stocked bar, and the music system helps to blend tradition with contemporary design. Some of the most popular items available here include Kheema Pao, Dal Dhansak, Chicken Farcha, Parsi Mutton Masala Roast. The restaurant is located at the Ground Floor of Sentinel building in Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
7. Pizza Express
If your continental palate is searching for some crispy, crusty, and juicy pizza, you need to come to Pizza Express. Here you can get crispy and juicy pizzas of various ingredients and toppings. The crust can be thin or thick, according to your preference. The live kitchen is the most awesome feature of this place. If you have an eye for culinary details you can see how the chefs are masterfully kneading the dough while skilfully tossing up the nuggets high in the air and baking them to perfection. The most popular fares of this place include original London Pizza, Formaggi 65, Pollo Coriander Pesto, etc. However, you can also customize your pizza here. The place is located at G-14, A-Wing, Ventura Building, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai.
8. Mirchi and Mime
Apart from the food, there is something unique about this place – the flawless display of hospitality training and management by the staff of this restaurant, all of whom are hearing and speech challenged and received training at special schools. This itself is enough to make a statement, but there is more to it and it is about the food. The USP of this theme restaurant lies in its food. The kitchen dishes out a pan Indian platter with a modern touch. Here you can get a tantalizing platter of Soft Dori Kebabs, Tandoori Quail, Quail Egg Salad, Cooker Wala Desi Kukkad, Kothimbir Wadi, Punjabi Kadhi, and more. While the names evoke hunger, the food satiate the taste buds. It is located in Trans Ocean House, Lake Boulevard in Hiranandani Business Park, Powai.
9. Turban Tales
If the mention of Punjabi cuisine nudges your gastric juices into flowing, you do need to visit Turban Tales, a Punjabi theme restaurant in Powai. The interior of the restaurant is decorated with brisk elements of Punjabi households like wheels lit with bulbs, manjis, inverted buckets, a giant faux tree, etc. In fact, the idea of Turban Tales is to pay tribute to the ubiquitous Punjabi dhabas. However, it is not all pomp and décor, the restaurant can live up to every bit of your expectation in terms of Punjabi food through its indulgent array of food items. The food served here indeed complements the decor of the restaurant. Even the small plates for serving food evoke interest. The menu is a blend of traditional and experimental items like Besan Chilli Tacos, Butter Chicken, Amritsari Lollypop, Soya Chaap, Chicken Tikka, etc. Some of the most popular items available here include Bhatti Da Chicken, kheema Kulcha, Sarson Da Saag with Makai Tartlets, etc. The restaurant is located at Panchkutir Ganesh Nagar, Powai.
10. Sigree Global Grill
The sophisticated décor, ample lighting, the long dining hall, and the buffet spread of Sigree Global Grill in Powai attract visitors from far and wide. The menu on offer here includes North Indian food, Turkish delights, Lebanese delicacies, and Greek traditional cuisine. Owing to such a delicate intermingling of delicacies, the restaurant has become immensely popular. It is a very popular family restaurant in Powai. The buffet spread of this restaurant caters to the palate of vegetarian food lovers too. So you can even call it a veg restaurant. Some of the most popular items available here include sumptuous tikkas and kebabs including Prawn Kebabs, Teriyaki Chicken Wings, Harissa Grilled Chicken, etc. The huge dining area has an open kitchen where you can experience the culinary styles of the master chefs. Each table in this restaurant has a live grill. The restaurant also has a bar.
11. Nawab Saheb
Nawab Saheb is the quintessential representation of a Lucknowi non-veg restaurant that can transport you to the splendour and luxury of the Nawabs. It is a specialty Indian theme restaurant serving wholesome veg and non-veg dishes to its customers. It also serves seafood. The subtle flavour and taste of Indian herbs and spices, a reminiscent of the times of the Nawabs, is evident in every spoon that you devour. The food here is cooked in a slow cooking technique, which used to be the USP of Nawabi food. Some of the most popular food served here are Awadhi Seekh Kebabs, succulent Shahi Gilwat, Lehsooni Dal Tadka, Warqi Parathas, Ghost Awadhi Biryani, Shahi Tukda, Mirchi Ka Halwa, etc. However, the restaurant opens for dinner only, and it would bode well for you and your family to book prior to coming. Even though there is ample seating arrangement, they fill up quite fast. The restaurant is located at Renaissance Hotel & Convention Centre, Near Chinmayanand Ashram, Powai.
12. Bijoli Grill
Bengali cuisine has had a resplendent track record of preparing some of the most mouth-watering and delicious food in the world that has enticed people from all over the world. Bijoli Grill is the quintessential Bengali non-veg restaurant with its roots in Calcutta. The menu here features a sumptuous feast consisting of an expansive list of delectable Bengali dishes. What matters more is that such sumptuous food is available for a price that is quite affordable to people en masse. Get a bite of the heavenly Fish Fry and let your gastric juice start flowing for the main course that includes Rui Macher Kalia, Kosha Mangsho, Chicken Kabiraji, Chingri Malai Curry, etc. Some of the most popular items sold here are Fish Fry, Chanar Dalna, Kosha Mangsho, etc. It is a small piece of heaven for food lovers here at Hakone Bumpers & Rides, Hiranandani, Powa.
Whether you are searching for a simple family restaurant or a theme restaurant, you are spoilt for choice when you are in Powai. There are non-veg restaurants and there are veg restaurants catering to both food preferences. Explore these 12 culinary wonders in Powai and experience the best of Indian and international cuisine.