Go-To Places For The Perfect Indian Lunch in Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai is a township on the outskirts of Mumbai. It is one of the stupendous town in India with population of more than 2.1 million people. People from all over the country come to work as professionals. Indeed, quite like its neighbouring metropolis, Navi Mumbai is an incredible mix of cultures as it has wide variety of yummy dishes. From naans to pizzas and dosas to pasta, Gulab Jamun to waffles you will always find something that will ignite your taste buds in Navi Mumbai. One step into Navi Mumbai’s parallel roads and you will realize that you have just stepped into a Food Heaven!

Craving for something different from the “roz ka ghar ka khana”, but close to your roots? Navi Mumbai offers a wide range of outlets to satiate your Indian food cravings. From Mughlai to tandoor, Punjabi to South Indian cuisine, satiate all your cravings in Navi Mumbai. Out of the 100+ restaurants, cafes, bistros, pubs and dhabbas, here are the 20 top restaurants and cafes you can visit for the Perfect Indian Lunch.

1 The Food Studio – Kitchen and Bar

This place fascinated many food lovers. With unusual style and rustic decoration, The Food Studio is the perfect place to relax over the weekends and have a delicious meal with your friends and family. It serves dishes from around the world, but the best one being an Indian dish is the ‘Pomfret goan curry’. With each bite you taste the essence of Goa. ‘Jhinga Masala Fry’ explodes in your mouth like a flavour bomb! It serves a variety of desserts including the soft and smooth ‘Gulab Jamun’. Don’t forget to ask the chef about their homemade desserts!

Where:  Plot No 25, Sector 19, Near to Satra Plaza, Palm Beach Rd, Vashi

Approximate meal for two: ₹1,100

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2 Ahmed Bhai’s Bry and Dry

You would pass this place without giving it a second look. But, once you step inside you will feel like you just entered a wealthy man’s house in Persia! This place is known for its biryanis and kebabs. But, what stole my heart was the Thaal-E-Mughal. It’s a huge platter with a variety of items like, kebabs, tandoori, semi-dry gravy, parathas, and rice, served in a round thali. Head to this place without a second thought and lick your fingers through this thaal!

Where:  Shop No.Krishnakamal CHS,Plot No.111/E,, Sector 21, Nerul

Approximate meal for two: ₹850

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3 Chenab

Tastes from around Northern India are served flawlessly in this casual open roof top dhabba. You would feel the Punjabi vibes here along with the wholesome Punjabi power packed lunch. ‘Makkai methi di tikka’ ‘Dal bukhara’ and ‘Chicken khurchan’ are a must try here. These dishes offer you with bombastic flavour as well as a happy tummy! When in Punjab do as the Punjabis, so do order yourself a glass of Lassi to complete your meal.

Where:  Lane B, Sector 8, Vashi

Approximate meal for two: ₹1,200

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4 Zaffran

This restaurant has one of a kind décor. The glass roof and wall gives you an outdoor picnic feel with a much better ambience. The dining experience becomes so much better with the display of live kitchen hustle. Although, this place is known for its Mughlai dishes, I would go off beat and recommend the ‘cheese naan’ along with the ‘murg mughlai’. Another, attraction of this place is its non-veg buffet which leaves you with a tingling taste bud. ‘Malpua’ is a must try in the dessert section.

Where:  Unit No. F-21, 1st Floor, Inorbit Mall, Vashi

Approximate meal for two: ₹1,300

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5 Navratna Restaurant

This being the oldest establishment in Vashi offers you mouth-watering South Indian food. It is that one Udipi hotel with the ambience of a fine-dining restaurant. For a wholesome, tummy filling meal you could blindly opt for the South Indian thaali. A rich diversion from the north indian cuisine, this place brings out the south indian culture with flair and finesse.

Where:  Plot 10, Sector 17, Nirman Vyapar Kendra, Vashi

Approximate meal for two: ₹550

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6 Zohra

Mughlai cravings? Head here! My personal favourite dish ‘Chicken Angara’ is a must try. No one makes it better than Zohra. With the perfect spice, it’s packed with moisture and flavour. Also, the chicken tikka biryani would steal our heart and you would be left craving for more even after the last spoonful of this amazing biryani.

Where:  Shop No. 16/17, Simran Residency, Plot No. 21, Sector 7, Kharghar

Approximate meal for two: ₹700

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7 Barworks Eatery and Bar

This place is known for its awesome music and mini meals. Yes, you read that right! Barworks serves you with mini meals to satiate your hunger and craving. The zaffrani rawas tikka mini meal gives your mouth an amazing sensation of texture and flavour. Also, the prawn’s preparation is quite amazing.

Where:  Liberty Towers, Ground floor, K 10, Thane-Belapur Road, Gavate Wadi, MIDC, Airoli

Approximate meal for two: ₹1,600

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8 Sigree

Step into the Punjabi buffet here and dig in as much as you can, because it’s irresistible! The cheese chicken tikka is an unusual dish but it’s quite amazing as the chicken feels moist and the cheese heightens the rich flavour. Raan-e-sigree is a must try.

Where:  Platinum Techno Park, Plot No.17/18, Sector No.30A, Behind Raghuleela Mall, Vashi

Approximate meal for two: ₹1,800

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9 Zayna- Uber Dining

Uber dining? Hell Yes! Tinted glass and pretty false ceiling make up for the absolutely beautiful décor and a feast for the eyes. As for your grumbling tummy, try lentil shorba and you would look for this in every menu you ever see. Peshwari paneer tikka and kheema kebab are mouth-watering as well.

Where:  Inside Reliable Plaza Complex, Gavate Wadi, MIDC, Airoli

Approximate meal for two: ₹1,500

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10 Masala Wok

Lamb curry and naan, what could be better? Masala Wok should trademark these dishes. A total stand out that puts you mouth on a roller coaster ride and a giddy sensation of pleasure. Peri peri kebab is also a dish worth a try, Indian with a western twist! Head here for the exotic flavours and a pleasant ambience.

Where:  77, Koparkhairane Village Rd, Sector 5, Kopar Khairane

Approximate meal for two: ₹500

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11 Rockville Bar and Diner

Want to try something new? Head here for all kinds of cuisine. Murgh badami shorba will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. The main attractions are the prawns and pomfret in your choice of gravy, although prawns kolivada and pomfret chettinad are extremely delicious.

Where:   Pubstreet, Sector-15, CBD Belapur

Approximate meal for two: ₹1,600

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12 Tawa Multicuisine Restaurant

Chicken tikka, Tangdi Kebab, Murg musallam, total delight for the taste buds. Do try the Tawa special chicken handi once you step inside this pleasing eatery.

Where:  No 37 & 38, Hari Om Heritage, Opposite Kesar Harmony Kharghar, Sector 21, Kharghar

Approximate meal for two: ₹1000

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13 Green Box

The standout dish of this place is the chicken amritsari with the laccha paratha, amazing combination! The chicken amritsari is absolutely succulent and full of flavour. Add a chaas to your meal to get that feeling of bliss and satisfaction.

Where:  Shop no 09 Fantasia Business Park Vashi Rly Stn. Vashi

Approximate meal for two: ₹700

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14 Zenzibu Da Sky Lounge

Known for its eye-catching and quirky interiors, this place will amaze you with its décor. It’s a sheesha lounge that serves amazing ambience and food. Enjoy the spicy tandoori lollipops in this rooftop restaurant which heightens your dining experience.

Where:  3rd Floor, Shubham Palace, Commercial Wing, Above HDFC Bank, Near D Mart, Sector15, Kopar Kharine

Approximate meal for two: ₹1200

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15 Rainforest Restaurant and Bar

With a rainforest look you will feel refreshed just with the décor, and when you taste their seafood, I’m sure your mind will explode with the amount of flavour that they carry! Crab masala is a must try here, it’s one of their best preparation.

Where:  16-23, Kukreja centre, Plot 13, CBD Belapur, Sector 11, Near Dominos, Navi Mumbai

Approximate meal for two: ₹1,800

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16 Brew House Cafe

Stylish and contemporary café is how they describe themselves and I would totally agree with that. This café serves you authentic Mughlai dishes with a lip smacking western twist. Cheesy seekh kebab and Murgh Kadhai are worth tasting.

Where:  Shop No. 2, 3 & 4, Seawoods Avenue, Cooperative Housing Society, Sector 3, Opp. Kharghar Railway Sation, Belpada

Approximate meal for two: ₹500

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17 One to Many- Regenza By Tunga

Have a romantic lunch here with your beloved and enjoy the flavour of chowki ki tikki. Seafood cravings? Head here for the finest, fresh and the most flavourful seafood.

Where:  Regenza By Tunga, Plot 37, Sector 30 A, Sector 30A, Vashi

Approximate meal for two: ₹2,200

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18 Bhagat Tarachand

Looking for a vegetarian outlet? Walk in here and look nowhere. Grab yourself a thaali which is a complete lunch. It includes paneer, dal fry, chapatti, veg pulao, jeera rice, raita, papad churi and one sweet dish. What more do we want??

Where:  Mahaavir Ratan, Plot No 113, Shop No.1/2 Sector Vashi 12

Approximate meal for two: ₹600

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19 Mahesh Lunch Home

The Seafood Specialist in true sense. I wouldn’t think twice before going to this place to grab the best seafood and satiate my cravings. Prawns, crabs, mussels…Eat Away!

Where:  Platinum Techno Park, Sector 30, Vashi

Approximate meal for two: ₹1,600

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20 Asian Kitchen

The last restaurant in the list but definitely not the least. The fish ajwaini and adraki is something that was very different and stole my heart! I could cry while eating this splendid dish. Do go ahead and give this a try.

Where:  Plot 39/1, 6 To 15, Sector 30A, Vashi

Approximate meal for two: ₹3000

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