Jamva Chalo Ji: 17 Places Where You Get The Best Parsi Food In Mumbai

On the occasion of Nowruz, here's where you can tuck in to some delicious Parsi food

Veg Dhansak Image: Aparna Balasubramanian

We know we are a little late for Nowruz, by two hours and two minutes, but here’s wishing a very Happy New Year to all the Parsis around the world. We love the Bawas and they love their food. Here’s a list of the best Parsi restaurants across Mumbai where you can gorge on some amazing Parsi food.

1. Britannia & Company Restaurant

This restaurant serves delicious traditional Parsi food, which is simply mouth-watering. The quality of food is really good, their service is quick and it is pocket-friendly. You should definitely try their mutton berry pulao, chicken berry pulao, veg dhansak, lime soda, saliboti and you just can’t miss their caramel custard.

Address: Wakefield house, 11 Sprott road, 16 Ballard estate, Fort, Mumbai.
Specialty: Saliboti
Price: Rs. 450.

2. Jimmy Boy

This restaurant will give you the feel of old Bombay and their ambience is simply beautiful. It does not matter what you order, everything is highly pleasant to taste. You should definitely try their patranimacchhi, veg. berry pulao, lagan nu custard, chicken dhansak, mutton dhansak, veg lagan nu bhonu and non-veg lagan nu bhonu.

Address: Vikas building, 11 Bank street, off Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai.
Speciality: Veg. Berry Pulao
Price: Rs. 220.

3. Kyani & Co.

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The best part about this café is that they bake their own breads, which is why they taste fresh and divine. It is one of the oldest cafés in town. Their khari, cheese scrambled eggs, Irani chai, kheema and mawa cake is a must try!

Address: JSS road, Jermahal estate, opposite Metro cinema, Marine lines, Mumbai.
Speciality: Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Price- Rs. 30.

4. Koolar & Co

This café will give you true Irani feel because of the ambience and the taste of food. The entire café is decked up by interesting posters, beautiful décor and the old music videos, which makes it a very interesting place to chill. You should definitely try their Maggie noodles masala, veg puff, brun butter and specially their kheema pav.

Address: 541, Noormahal, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar road, Adenwada road, Matunga east, Mumbai.
Price- Rs. 110.

5. Sassanian

This café is very old and has been serving divine dhansak for over 100 years now. This place has a very relaxed and peaceful environment

Address: 98, Marine View, Dhobi Talao, Marine Lines, Mumbai.
Speciality: Veg Dhansak
Price: Rs. 110.

6. Yazdani

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This is a century old wooden-themed bakery, which is famous for their bread and cookies, which they make in their own wood-fire oven. This place has a charming look to itself, as the interiors and ambience of this place will remind you of older Bombay. Their mawa cake and vegetable puff are tasteful and very well prepared.

Address: Fountain Akbar Ally’s, Saint Thomas Cathedral, Fort, Mumbai.
Speciality: Mawa cake
Price: Rs. 10.

7. Cafe Ideal

This place has an awesome view of Chowpatty Beach and you can play your favourite tracks on the jukebox. A perfect place to grab a mug of beer, some snacks and chill with your friends.

Address: 5, Fulchandnivas, Chowpatty, Mumbai.
Speciality: Vegetable shashlik
Price- Rs. 210.

8. Bhonu Appetite

This place is perfect for butter lovers, as over here the dishes are served with extra butter. This place is a nice option to grab a full-fledged dinner with your friends and family.

Address: B Wing, Opposite Peninsula Tower, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Worli, Mumbai
Speciality: Veg stew and daily bread
Price- Rs. 100.

9. Ideal Corner

Unlike other Parsi restaurants, this place is little different, as over here, the food is made in a very simple way. Their patra fish and salliboti are simply mouth-watering and irresistible. You can enjoy a hearty bawa-style meal over here. The best about this place is that the waiter pays for you at the counter and then collects the money from you after you are done with your meal.

Address:12 F/G, Hornby view, Gunbow Street, fort, Mumbai.
Speciality: Patra fish
Price: Rs. 140.

10. Paradise

This place is for hardcore meat lovers and the food has an original charm and taste to itself. The taste of their chicken sandwiches is heavenly. And the best part about this place is the owners of this café, you can enjoy your meal while having a long conversation with them.

Address: Sindh Chambers, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai.
Speciality: Chicken and Cheese GrilledSsandwich
Price: Rs. 230.

11. Cafe Military

This place is your go-to joint for great Parsi food and chilled beer. Decently-priced and you can’t miss out their chicken biryani and khemasalli.

Address: Ali Chamber, Tamrind Lane, Fort, Mumbai.
Speciality: Kheema Sali
Price- Rs. 100.

12. Ahura Bakery

This bakery is well-known for snacks and confectioneries.

Address: 200, SV Road, Near Shoppers Point, Andheri West, Mumbai.
Speciality: Chicken Russian Cutlet

13. Cafe Excelsior

This café makes the best caramel custard ever. You just can’t miss out their Irani dishes like kheema pav, veg dhansak and mutton cutlet. The service is pretty quick and the prices are fair.

Address: 23, AK Narayan marg, opposite New Excelsior Cinema, Fort, Mumbai.
Speciality: Mutton cutlet
Price: Rs. 220.

14. Jumjoji

Classy ambience and decent service is what you can expect at this restaurant. The quality of their meat is superb and their patrani macchi and mutton dhansak are delicious. Though the menu card is little funny ass their dishes are named in a very cute manner.

Address: 4, Ankleshwar Building, ONGC Colony, near Lilavati Hospital, Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai.
Speciality: Mutton Dhansak
Price- Rs. 485.

15. B. Merwan

This café is more than 101 years old and is known for its Parsi and Irani cuisine. They serve really mouth-watering dishes, be it their mawa cakes or the bun maska. unmissable

Address: Ali Bhairemji Road, Opposite station, Grant Road East, Mumbai.
Speciality: Mawa Cakes
Price: Rs. 55.

16. Ashmick’s Snack Shack

This place serves Parsi food in all it’s Iranian-influenced spices. Their mutton salliboti, mutton kheema, akori, chicken farcha and lagan nu custard are unmissable.

Address: 2, Lourdes Haven, Pali Junction, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai.
Speciality: Mutton Kheema
Price: Rs. 160.

17. Bawi Bride

Their grandpa’s keema kebabs will take you to paradise. Other must-try dishes are the kolmi curry rice, goan curry, Parsi curry and the koprapak.

Address: 804 D, Ground Floor, Jai Bhagwati, Rr. Ambedkar Road, Dadar east, Mumbai.
Speciality: Parsi Style Rawo
Price- Rs. 75.

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