Mumbai has everything- sea view restaurants, chaat corners, and fine dining restaurants. It embraces all types of cuisines, but North Indian cuisine is a real treat. It is enjoyed the most when it is served from roadside eating joints, also known as dhabas.
Here is a list of the best dhabas that you must try:
1 Pratap Da Dhaba
Pratap Da Dhaba located in Oshiwara is a popular dhaba in Mumbai. Since it is a dhaba-themed restaurant, the costs are higher than other dhabas in the surrounding areas. But, the vibe, food, and ambiance make it worthwhile. Chicken Seekh and Paneer Tikka Masala are highly recommended.
Location: Link Plaza, Next to Punjab & Maharashtra Bank, Oshiwara, Andheri West
2 Guru Da Dhaba
Located in Andheri Lokhandwala, Guru Da Dhaba is a pure vegetarian dhaba serving delicious, healthy food. The food is affordable and what’s better than starting your meal with stuffed paranthas with loads of butter?Try their Sarson Ka Saag with Makki ki Roti and thank us later.
Location: 1st Floor, Kamdhenu Shopping Center, First Cross Road, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri
3 Papa Pancho Da Dhaba
Papa Pancho Da Dhaba promises to give you an experience of best of both worlds by providing you with an ambiance of a traditional Punjabi Dhaba, and also a fine dining experience. The food is enough to let you savour the real taste of Punjab. Whenever you visit here, make sure you try their Pindi Chicken and Rajma Chawal.
Location: Gasper Enclave, St John’s Road, Near Rupee Bank, Pali Hill, Bandra West
4 Sardar Paaya House
Sardar Paaya House is a small dhaba which is a paradise for all the meat lovers in Sion. They serve a variety of dishes like Paya Soup and Keema Pav. The decor is not so special, but the service is prompt with the food being delicious.
Location: Shop U.A.C 20, Near Building No 01, Opposite Mini Punjab Hotel, Punjabi Camp, Sion Koliwada, GTB Nagar, Sion, Mumbai
5 Sainath Dhaba
Sainath Dhaba is the perfect place to go when you are craving for Amritsari Kulcha. They serve authentic Amritsari Kulcha which feels like it is served straight from Amritsar.
Location: 21, Kolwada Borla Road, Chembur Colony, RCF Colony, Chembur, Mumbai
6 Uttam Dhaba
Location: Opposite Dukes, WTP Marg, Chembur, Mumbai
7 Kartik Bhojnalaya
If you love getting your food served on giant thalis, then you should visit Kartik Bhojnalaya. It is a perfect place for lunch.
Location: Chandresh Avenue, Loda Heaven, Dombivali East, Mumbai
8 Amritsar Da Dhaba
Amritsar Da Dhaba is located in Khar West which has a small seating area. Usually, the customers eat inside their cars because of lack of space. They also deliver to nearby places. You must try their Butter Chicken.
Location: KharPali Road, Khar West, Khar, Mumbai
9 Mughal Dhaba
As the name suggests, Mughal Dhaba serves authentic Mughlai food. They serve everything ranging from Raan Biryani to Changezi Chicken.
Location: Near Kalpana Cinema L.B.S. Marg, Kurla West, Kurla, Mumbai
10 Pritam Da Dhaba
Located near Dadar Metro Station, Pritam Da Dhaba is a popular dhaba in Mumbai. They have a huge seating space with cushions and manjhis to give you the real feel of a dhaba. The chicken and paneer dishes are a big hit.
Location: Hotel Midtown Pritam, Pritam Estates, Dadar East, Mumbai
11 Dara’s Dhaba
If you want to experience the real highway Dhaba food, then you must immediately head to Dara’s Dhaba. They offer a wide variety of seafood and soup with chicken dishes being a hit.
Location: Western Express Highway 8, Kashimira, Post Mira Road East, Mumbai
12 Mitran Da Dhaba
Mitran Da Dhaba is like an average roadside Dhaba where it boasts about the delicious food it serves. Butter Chicken Tandoori and Paneer Paratha are a big hit among the locals. The prices are reasonable, so you don’t have to worry about the number of dishes you order.
Location: SPS Industrial Estate, Opposite Pannalal Compound, LBS Marg, Bhandup
13 Downtown Dhaba
Downtown Dhaba is not like your regular dhaba, but the quality of the food served is enough to make you visit this place. Chicken Tikka Masala is highly recommended.
Location: 384, Veer Savarkar Marg, Near Vijay Sales, Prabhadevi, Mumbai
14 Maa Anjani Pav Bhaji Centre
Maa Anjani Pav Bhaji Centre is famous for serving Black Pav Bhaji. The bhaji is prepared using a mix of surti masala and pepper powder. They are famous for preparing Jain food without the use of garlic and onion.
Location: Shop 1, Haridas Nagar, Avanti Building, Borivali West, Mumbai
15 Sunny Da Dhaba
If you love Punjabi food, then you must visit Sunny Da Dhaba. They serve thick and buttery gravies like Chicken Tikka Masala and Butter Paneer Masala. Pair your hearty meal with their popular Mango Lassi.
Location: Shop 2, Near Raja Industry, Sarvodaya Nagar, Mulund West, Mumbai
16 Rakesh Da Dhaba
Rakesh Da Dhaba is a perfect budget and vegetarian roadside dhaba located in Sion. Make sure to order the simple food like Dal Fry with roti and rice for a perfect dhaba experience.
Location: Near Karmakshetra Society, SSS Nagar, Flank Road, Sion, Mumbai
17 Sai Dariya Dhaba
Located near Marve Road, Sai Dariya Dhaba is a popular roadside dhaba which offers outdoor as well and indoor seating arrangements. They serve freshly made dishes from Chinese, Mughlai, and North Indian cuisines. Sit outside for an ultimate Dhaba-style ambiance.
Location: Saikrupa Nagar, Near Posari Talav, Jari Mari Mandir, Malvani Church, Marve Road, Marve, Mumbai
18 Jimmy’s Dhaba
Jimmy’s Dhaba has an amazing rooftop ambiance which makes it a perfect spot for a cool and windy evening. This place has a lively vibe with colorful lights and chairs. Try their Aglio Olio Paneer for some innovation. The prices are slightly overpriced, but the stunning ambiance makes up for it.
Location: Rooftop, Dimple Arcade, Thakur Complex, Kandivali East
19 Kinara Dhaba
Kinara Dhaba provides you a real dhaba experience while serving authentic North Indian food. They also play live music to enhance the experience. Their Tandoori Chicken and Seafood are highly recommended.
Location: Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway, Ghodbundar Junction, Vasai
20 Shalimar Dhaba
Shalimar Dhaba is located on the Mumbai Nashik Highway, opposite Shangrila Water Park. The prices are reasonably priced, so it is justified why people drivefrom Mumbai to have their juicy and fresh chicken dishes.
Location: Opposite Shangrila Water Park, Mumbai- Nashik Highway, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Mumbai