Best North Indian Restaurants In Mumbai For All Homesick Dilli-wallahs


The Mumbai - Delhi debate is one that has been going on since forever and will continue.

However, there's one point where Delhi always takes the lead – food. I have lived both in Delhi and Mumbai and I have no shame in saying it out aloud, Delhi's food is miles ahead of Mumbai.

Sorry Mumbai but your vada paos and sev puris are no match for our butter chicken and paneer tikkas! So if you're a homesick North Indian who's completely done with eating paos, you've landed at the right place.

Here are the best North Indian restaurants in Mumbai that will transport you back to the food haven that is Delhi:


Photo of Papa Pancho da Dhaba, Pali Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Pali Hill, Bandra West

What's so special: Located right in the heart of Mumbai's plush Bandra West, Papa Pancho Da Dhaba is a world in itself. The small yet vibrant eatery does authentic Punjabi food, coupling it with warm service that will make you feel just at home.

Must try: Dal makhani, sweet lassi, chicken tikka


Photo of Kake Da Hotel, Link Rd, Oshiwara, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Link Road, Oshiwara West

What's so special: If there's this one place that holds a special place in every Delhiite's heart, it is Kake Da Hotel. The popular restaurant chain has finally made its way to Mumbai and there's absolutely no reason why shouldn't grab that plate of butter chicken right away!

Must try: Kaali dal, butter chicken, keema naan


Photo of B Bhagat Tarachand, Sheikh Memon Street, Mumbadevi Area, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Sheikh Memon Street, Mumbadevi

What's so special: One of the oldest North Indian restaurants in Mumbai, B Bhagat Tarachand is the ultimate place you need to go for a wholesome yet simple meal. If you're looking for the best paranthas in town, this is the place to be!

Must try: Aloo paranthas, special thali, paneer bhurji


Photo of Pratap The Dhaba, Mhada Colony, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Link Plaza, Oshiwara

What's so special: This dhaba-themed eatery takes North Indian food to the next level. Pratap's vibrant atmosphere is a big hit amongst the masses while the random bhangra breaks amp up the fun factor and how!

Must try: Hara bhara kebab, butter chicken biryani, paan shot


Photo of Chawla Fast Food, G.T.B.Nagar, Sector V, Sion East, Antop Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: GTB Road, Sion

What's so special: If there's one thing that a North Indian misses the most in Mumbai, it's a plate of authentic and comforting chhole bhature. And if you're someone who's facing this dilemma, Sion's Chawla Dhaba is the answer. Don't go by the ambience, the food here is to die for!

Must try: Chhole bhature, aloo cheese kulcha, rajma chawal


Photo of Goila Butter Chicken, Sonal Co operative Hsg Society, Manish Nagar, Four Bungalows, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: 4 Bungalows, Andheri

What's so special: If you're someone who's done and dusted with having badly made butter chicken in Mumbai, Goila's Butter Chicken will change your life. Inspite of a limited menu, Goila is a kickass place to call in food from and take your house parties to the next level.

Must try: Butter chicken, Sindhi style mutton, paneer tikka


Photo of SardaarJi Lokhandwala, Shastri Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Sab TV Lane, Andheri West

What's so special: A favourite amongst bachelors living in Andheri West, Sardaar Ji makes for a great place to grab some comfort food after a long day at work. The biggest USP of this humble eatery is the fact that it stays stays open till four in the morning. So if you're looking for a place to grab a sinful meal after a crazy party, this is it!

Must try: Tandoori momos, chicken bhuna roll, sweet lassi


Photo of Delhi Darbar, Holland House, Colaba Causeway, Near Regal Cinema, Police Colony, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Colaba Causeway, Colaba

What's so special: Located in the heart of Mumbai's popular Colaba market, Delhi Darbar is arguably the oldest and finest North Indian eatery in the city. Hearty Punjabi food or delicate Mughal delicacies – no matter what you order, Delhi Darbar is one of those places which always gets it right!

Must try: Mango lassi, kadhaai paneer, bheja fry

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