Being a coastal city, Mumbai has a massive amount of seafood restaurants. Given the choice, it can be hard to find the best of the best dishes that they have to offer – that’s why we put together this list to satisfy all your seafood cravings.
CLAM KOSHIMBIR FROM GAJALEE
This immensely popular restaurant is a seafood stalwart in Mumbai. Their clam koshimbir, in which clams are cooked in a spicy coconut gravy is a crowd favourite.
THAI SPICED BASA SKEWERS AT SHIRO
Basa fillets are marinated in a subtle lime and chili sauce to create these light skewers. While you’re at Shiro, you should also try their miso cod fillet!
BUTTER GARLIC PEPPER CRAB FROM TRISHNA
Another big name for seafood in Mumbai, Trishna serves a simple, tender whole crab tossed in butter, garlic and pepper.
BEER BATTERED BOMBAY DUCK AT DOOLALLY
The popular Bombay duck (fish) is coated with a beer based batter and fried to golden perfection. Have it with one Doolally’s craft beers and you’ll be a happy trooper!
SOUTH TIKKA AT MAHESH LUNCH HOME
A spicy, traditional fish fry!
SHORSHE AT FEEAST @ EAST
If you’re in search of authentic Bong flavours, try the shorshe – a whole fish is cooked in a biting, mustard infused curry that will excite your taste buds. Here’s what else you can try at Feeast@East!
FISH NANDAN AT TASTE OF KERALA
Enjoy the legendary flavours of a traditional Kerala fish curry by trying this dish!
FISH TIKKA BIRYANI AT LUCKY’S BIRYANI
Lucky’s is known across Mumbai for its biryanis, and its fish tikka biryani is delightfully unique.
STEAMED PATRANI MACHI WITH LEMON CORIANDER SHORBA AT MASALA LIBRARY
A delicious, comforting coriander broth is poured over steamed fish – an interesting spin on the traditional Parsi Patrani Machi. Read about the rest of Masala Library’s fare here!
FISH AND CHIPS AT IRISH HOUSE
Naturally, the classic fish and chips has to be on this list, and The Irish House serves our favourite version of it!
SMOKED HILSA AT OH! CALCUTTA
Hilsa, a popular fish in Bengali cuisine is smoked to perfection in this dish.
PRAWN DRY FRY AT HIGHWAY GOMATAK
Crispy, crunchy fresh prawns that are incredibly addictive.
TEMPURA PRAWNS AT KOFUKU
Crispy fried prawns served with a fiery wasabi sauce. Kofuku’s sushi is also pretty great!
COLD SEAFOOD PLATTER AT JW CAFE
The JW Cafe at the JW Marriott Hotel Sahar does a Seafood Night every Friday night, where they serve this delicious platter of fresh, cold seafood. We especially love the moderately spiced mussels and the buttered King Alaskan crab.
TOWERS GOLDA CHINGRI THERMIDOR AT CAFE HAQQ SE
Spoiling for some fresh lobster? Try this succulent, spiced lobster at the newly opened Cafe Haqq Se.
SEAFOOD THALI AT SADICCHA
Can’t decide what kind of seafood you’d like? Why not go for it all at this small Konkani restaurant.
GRAND KOKANESE THALI AT KONKAN CAFE
This fine dining restaurant dishes out this thali which includes fish gassi, prawns, pomfret tawa fry and meen molee fish curry. A feast for kings!
SUNSET BOULEVARD AT UMAME
An exquisite sushi roll made up of asparagus, tempura prawns and snow crab. Find out how sushi at Umame is made here!
THREE WAYS CALAMARI AT TILT ALL DAY
Calamari rings are crumb fried, tossed in barbecue sauce and sautéed in a sweet and sour sauce to make this extravagant dish. Read our review of our visit to Tilt All Day here.
PRAWN BIRYANI AT JAI HIND LUNCH HOME
All the seafood dishes at Jai Hind Lunch Home are great, but we particularly love this spicy biryani with tender prawns.
SHRIMP DUMPLINGS FROM YAUATCHA
The shrimp dumplings, introduced as a part of Yauatcha’s anniversary menu are delicate treats.