Kala Ghoda is an art house district in Mumbai. It has prestigious art museums, education institutions, and galleries. It is home to India’s art festival called ‘The Kala Ghoda Festival.’ It also has some of the best restaurants in the city.
Check them out:
Trishna is a popular seafood joint serving delicious fish dishes to locals and foreigners. It predominantly serves Mangalorean and Hyderabadi cuisine. It is one of the best places to savour authentic South Indian flavors. Each dish is full of garlic and buttery flavors. Make sure you reach on time as this place is always jam-packed.
Must have: Prawns Koliwada, Jumbo Prawns
Location: 7, Saibaba Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
2 The Boston Butt
The Boston Butt is a newly added place in Kala Ghoda. It specializes in South American cuisine known for its barbecue dishes. The decor and custom made leather seats complement its smoky theme. Their food items are slow cooked, which makes it rich in spices and flavors.
Must have: Glazed Ribs, Bourbon Cocktail
Location: 1st Floor, Rampart Row 30 K Dubash Marg Opposite Max Mueller Bhavan, Near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda, Fort
3 Burma Burma
Burma Burma is a popular place that serves vegetarian versions of Burmese cuisine. They are known for serving traditional Burmese ingredients in a unique way. For example, they serve rice made with fermented tea leaves. The food is prepared just as it would be prepared in the kitchens of Burma.
Must have: Khao Suey, Mandalay Meesha
Location: Kothari House, Allana Centre Lane, Opposite Mumbai University, Kala Ghoda
4 145 Kala Ghoda
145 is a popular place among people from South Mumbai. The decor has bird cages, duck cages, watering cans, and umbrellas. It has two rooms where one has a bar.
Must have: Pao Bhaji Cone, Pork Sliders
Location: 145, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda Fort, Mumbai
The Pantry was started by Abhishek Honawar because he wanted to introduce the dishes that he tasted in New York. He started this with French food consultant Marguerite De Lastours who brought up French flavors to the menu. It is a small pastel shaded cafe having simple decor of wooden tables, blue lamps, and white chairs. Organic foods, along with European delicacies, are a must have. Their cheese comes from Pondicherry while the coffee is sourced from Coorg.
Must have: The Baked Country Eggs, The Champion
Location: Plot No. 14, Ground Floor, Yashwanth Chambers, Military Square Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
6 The Yard
As the name suggests, The Yard looks like an old garage. It is more like a sheesha lounge that serves Irani breakfast. Their meat dishes are a must-have. The barbecue section has more than 15 options for meat.
Must have: Pearl Me Up
Location: Shop No. 1A, Old Bake House Building, 16/22, Chamber of Commerce Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
7 Bake House Café
Visit this place to relish the healthiest and tastiest treats. Their decor has the posters of Hollywood stars which makes this place quirky. Their menu has a wide variety of pasta, sandwiches, and pizza along with healthy dishes for fitness conscious people. They serve food at affordable prices.
Must have: Barbecue Sauces Sirloin Steak
Location: Chamber of Commerce Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
8 La Folie
Though the place is compact, it offers a wide variety of healthy dishes and desserts. They have a herb garden outside which is sprinkled on your food. It is a perfect breakfast spot, which makes it worthy of visiting with your loved ones.
Must have: Tart Salmon Tartine
Location: 16, Commerce House, Rope Walk Lane, Next to Trishna Restaurant, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
9 Kala Ghoda Café
The cozy and warm interiors offer a European feel to this cafe. Instead of offering eye-catching decor and menu, they offer delicious good food because of the addition of fresh ingredients. They serve their own blend of organic coffee, which is sourced directly from plantations.
Must have: Raasta Sandwich
Location: 10, Ropewalk Lane, Kala Ghoda Fort, Mumbai
10 The Local
The Local was the first in the city to introduce the speakeasy concept. The decor has metal recycled furniture and brick walls. It is a popular post working in the city. They even have karaoke nights to make the nights memorable.
Must have: Coconut Prawns, Chorizo Pao
Location: Plot No. 111-A, Currimjee Building, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
11 Irish House Café
Irish House Cafe gives major vibes of an Irish bar. They have a wide variety of finger food. It is one of the popular bars for post-work drinks.
Must have: Sweet Potato Fries, Can Chicken
Location: Level-2, Rampart Row, 30, K Dubash Marg, Above Royal Oak Banquets, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
The name of this place means ‘to play with food.’ It is a popular place among Asian cuisine lovers. The flavors and ambiance complement each other. From Thai curries to Japanese grills, they offer everything to satisfy your temptations.
Must have: Basil Cups, Raw Papaya Salad
Location: 5, Surya Mahal, BurjajiBharucha Marg, Kala Ghoda Fort, Stock Exchange, Mumbai
13 The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker located in Kala Ghoda is the ultimate place to have breakfast. It is a cosy place and their ambiance and sumptuous food call out comfort
Must have: Pancakes, Waffles, Hot Chocolate
Location: Modern House, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg, Opposite One Forbes Building, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
14 House Of Tipsy
House Of Tipsy specializes in Mediterranean, North Indian, and Italian cuisines. The ambiance is eye-catching, and it is spacious to organize private parties.
Must have: Blueberry Cheesecake, Nachos
Location: 1st Floor, Trade Wings Building, 30k Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
15 Carter’s Blue
Carter’s Blue is known for serving a wide variety of shawarmas. If you love Mughlai and Lebanese cuisines, this place is a must visit.
Must have: Chicken Shawarma Rolls, Zaatar Naan
Location: 12th, Bake House, McClane, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
16 Asian Town
As the name suggests, Asian Town specializes in serving authentic Asian cuisine. They serve Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, and Japanese. They serve sushi, baos, appetizers, and rice bowls too.
Must have: Sushi, Jasmine Rice
Location: 4126, 1st Floor, 30K. Dubhash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
17 Rue Du Liban
If you love Lebanese food, then Rue Du Liban is the best place to visit. They serve a variety of hummus with bread and pita.
Must have: Baklava, Haloumi Salad
Location: 43, Sasoon Building, VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
18 Punjab Grill
Punjab Grill is a famous place that serves authentic Punjabi food in Mumbai. The ambiance is royal with the best interiors and best service.
Must have: Butter Chicken, Kalakand
Location: Building 1, 38K, Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
Khyber is almost more than 50 years old restaurant having the most dignified and illustrious ambiance. The experience is like walking into a historical place. Even many international stars and business tycoons love this place.
Must have: Biryani, Veg Platter
Location: 1445, MG Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai