Japanese Fine-Dine To Vegan Delights: 8 New Eateries To Visit This Weekend

    Mumbaikars love food, there's no denying that. And over the years, there's been a drastic change in food trends wherein more and more people are wanting to experiment with different culinary experiences. Feeding into this growing demand, the city has seen multiple new restaurants, bar and resto-bars and cafe mushrooming across areas. 

    We thought we could help add some method to all this delicious madness, so here's a handy guide of the newest eateries and joints in town. Whether you're an adventurous eater who loves experimenting, whether you're looking to make fun plans or want to simply sound cool in conversations - we'd recommend you bookmark this. 

    Wakai, Fort


    Fort, Mumbai

    Nestled in an old mansion in the artsy lanes of Fort, Wakai is a chic contemporary Japanese restaurant that surely infuses a vibrant Tokyo vibe. Neon pink signage, Japanese murals and installations and authentic Japanese fare curated by  Chef Parvez Khan. He draws his inspiration from this stay in Japan and that reflects in the well-curated menu that Wakai has to offer.

    Cuisine: Japanese

    Dishes To Try: Black Cod Miso (well, it takes four days to prepare this), Quinoa Ceviche, Wasabi Cornettos, Seaweed Salad, Coconut Tortino.    

    Look Out For: Neo-Japanese artistry including Manga comics imagery, live sushi bar. 

    Brewdog Midtown, Lower Parel


    Lower Parel, Mumbai

    Beer lovers, say hello to BrewDog's first venture in Mumbai.

    A 4500+ square feet taproom in the most LIT neighbourhood of Kamala Mills, this newest entrant in Mumbai's nightlife scenes is THE place for craft beer lovers. From a casual dining area and drinking space to an exclusive lounge - Brewdog Midtown offers 16+ craft beers on tap.

    Cuisine: Fingerfood & North Indian. 

    Dishes To Order: Loaded Nachos, Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower, Meat Doughballs, NY Cheesecake. 

    Look Out For: Extensive number of BrewDog tap beers, chic exclusive lounge area.  

    Sante Spa, Khar

    We loved their BKC outlet! And now, they've opened doors in Bandra's neighbourhood - Khar! Bringing a wholesome and all-new Sathvik menu, Sante Spa's newest outlet is all about food that is known to have 'prana' aka positive energy. 

    Cuisine: Healthy & Vegan 

    Dishes To Order: Hot Pumpkin Parfait, Zoodle Salad, Soul Kedgeree, The Sante Satvik Bhojan.

    Look Out For: Eco-friendly cutlery and decor, grammable plating, cosy corners.     

    B Cuisines & Cocktails, Grant Road

    Nestled inside the popular Krishna Palace in Grant Road, this newly opened 90s-themed bar/nightclub replaces Baroke. Royal green decor, luxe artwork and classy furniture, B Cuisines & Cocktails is sure to teleport you back to the 90s nightlife. The conversion from Baroke to B. can be defined by rock music & old school hip-hop, boozy botanical cocktails and funky pop art. Think Van Gogh and Frieda Kahlo raising a toast in artsy frames.      

    Cuisine: Modern Mangalorean  

    Dishes To Order:  Mangalorean Ghee Roast Chicken, Khari Bruschetta, Lamb Seekh kebabs, Thepla Tacos.       

    Look Out For: It's Hip & Cool decor, grammable neon signage that reads 'A Little Party Never Killed Anyone'  

    Blah, BKC


    Bandra East, Mumbai

    Nestled in the commercial hotspot of BKC, this brunch cafe is the latest entrant in this hood's gastronomic experience. Cutesy blooming botanical decor, wicker-inspired furniture and brunch classics - Blah is a perfect spot for a weekend brunch or lunch with your work colleagues or a fancy breakfast to shoo those Monday blues.  

    Cuisine: Continental. 

    Dishes To Try: Blah Truffle Fries, Edamame Truffle, Lotus Stem In Jungle Sauce, Creamy Pesto Prawn.  

    Look Our For: Their yummy healthy fare and vegan options

    PS: This restaurant is work-friendly too!   

    Kyma, BKC


    Bandra East, Mumbai

    Launched by the same folks who are behind our fave Bandra go-to's like Butterfly High and Blah, Kyma is the newest addition to BKC's casual dining scene. The main idea behind this restaurant is to make eating premium cuisine not-so-intimidating and  a carefree experience. Expect lots of greens, a spacious outdoor area, dainty fairy lights and cosy European feels. Ahh, perfect for the winters. The indoors can be defined by its high rise ceiling that creates a sense of openness. 

    Cuisine: Mediterranean & Asian

    Dishes To Try: Fiery wonton nachos, Salmon Truffle Cheese Cream Sushi, Cantonese Style Chilli Chicken & Manton Bun, Baked Bastilla Chicken.      

    Look Our For: Zen-themed decor, enchanting open space, grammable plating. 

    Hitchki, Lower Parel


    Lower Parel, Mumbai

    Our go-to for jazzy and drama-filled Bollywood nights, Hitchki has now opened its doors in Lower Parel too! Like most of their other outlets, expect lots of Bollywood drama, desi cuisine with a filmy twist and lip-smacking cocktails. So, we're saying, unleash the Bollywood dramebaaz in you and head to this newest joint this weekend!  

    Cuisine: Modern Indian 

    Dishes To Order: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi ( pani-puri shots), Pav Bhaji burger, Bhalle Bhalle. 

    Lookout For: their desi Bollywood punny dish names, vintage movie-themed retro decor. 

    Nho Saigon, Bandra

    NHO Saigon

    Bandra East, Mumbai

    Bring authentic Vietnamese cuisine to Mumbai, Nho Saigon (which means memories of Saigon), has parked itself in the most LIT commercial area of Mumbai - BKC. For those who appreciate a good drink, Nho Saigon is Asia's first mead taproom. For those unaware, mead is a gluten-free alcoholic drink made by fermenting honey with fruits. In short, it's honey wine. 

    Cuisine: Vietnamese 

    Dishes To Order:  Crispy viet crepe, Banh Mi (classic Viet sandwich), Pho (traditional five-spice rice noodles, Vietnamese green curry. 

    Lookout For: crafted beer and mead selection.

    Ammata, Andheri


    Andheri West, Mumbai

    Derived from a Spanish word that means 'love', this new kid on the block is an all-day restaurant nestled in one of the busiest suburbs - Andheri. Specialising in European-Indian fusion dishes, Ammata sure has an array of dishes to satiate your tastebuds. The space is divided into tropical-themed outdoors, swanky indoors and a chic bar area. Psst, they've got a pool table as well, where you can hang out with your gang!  

    Cuisine: Indian-European

    Dishes To Order: Sriracha hummus, Burrata (comes highly recommended), The Haleem Boreks, Ammata Crusta.     

    Lookout For: their Edible cigarettes, grammable tropical decor and botanical ambience & swanky bar.  

    Cafe Duco, Bandra

    Cafe Duco

    Bandra West, Mumbai

    Inspired by Latin American and Mexican dishes, Cafe Duco in Bandra can be your new go-to for a fancy brunch, evening catch-ups with your girls or a dinner date even. Started by an entrepreneur chef - Urvika Kanoi - most dishes here are inspired by her travel in these regions. 

    Cuisine: Mexican & Latin America

    Dishes To Order: Grilled Aubergine, Tacos, Lamb Meatball sammich, Roast Chicken with Peruvian Green Sauce, Zucchini Crudo. 

    Lookout For: Coffee menu, Pinteresty cafe-style decor and cosy corners!