Beyond Momos: Where To Get North Eastern Cuisine In The City

The seven sisters have fascinated travellers since time immemorial, thanks to the beautiful lakes, waterfalls, forests and the mighty Himalayas that have provided the best of nature to all those who’ve visited. And let's not forget that north eastern food is equally satisfying. While you may not be able to take those trips to the NE pretty often, you can get to experience land's food in right here in Mumbai. Head to these North Eastern joints around town, and thank us later. 

New Sernyaa

This hole-in-the-wall joint is difficult to spot, but once you’ve eaten here we know you’d be going back for more (it happened to us!) This culinary joint brings to us the flavours of northeast India and Tibet right here in Oshiwara and is known for its pork dishes. The rice preparation made using bamboo comes highly recommended too. 

What To Eat: Bamboo Fries, Roasted Pork and momos. 

Shell Out: INR 900 for two 

Casual Dining

New Sernyaa

185, Oshiwara Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai

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King Chilli

Love spicy food? Then you absolutely must come down to King Chilli and be introduced to bhut jolokia, the hottest chili in the world. This eatery is run by members of a Manipur tribe, and the offerings on the menu are those from the cuisine of the Thangkul and Meitei tribes. Bhut jolokia is a common ingredient in all dishes, which kinda justifies the name. Come prepared with tissues! 

What To Eat: Chicken Laksa, North Eastern Pot Rice 

Shell Out: INR 600 for two

Casual Dining

King Chilli Chindian Fusion

Lovely Homes, Shop 10, Opp. Bank Of Baroda, Kalina Kurla Road, Santacruz East, Mumbai

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Thotrin Café

This place is the perfect introduction to Naga and Manipuri food in Mumbai. It is run by a Naga family that has lived in Manipur, and has authentic, home-style meals being served to the guests. Visit for the uniqueness and freshness of the flavours, and of course, the comfort of those piping hot meals. 

What To Eat: Fish gravy Manipuri Style, Naga Daal, Hoksa with Bamboo shoot 

Shell Out: INR 650 for two

Cafes

Thotrin Cafe

Shop 2, Opp. St. Roque, Kalina Kurla Road, Santacruz East, Mumbai

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The Darjeeling

This Himalayan food hub offers Tibetan, Chinese, Nepalese and Bhutanese dishes that are super pocket-friendly. Pay them a visit when your soul is craving for some hot thukpas and momos, and don’t leave without sipping on some authentic Darjeeling tea. Delish. 

What To Eat: Phagsha Kawri, Chicken Thaipo 

Shell Out: INR 600 for two 

Casual Dining

The Darjeeling

Boolani Estate Owner’s Premises, B-41, Opp. Citi Mall, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Kasos

This online delivery joint specializes in Assamese cuisine and if you're opting for it, don't forget to call for their smoked pork, Assamese mutton curry, and Boror Tenga. They aren't on any food website as of now but you can place your orders on 9820627449. 

What To Eat: Smoked Pork, Assamese curry, Boror Tenga

Shell Out: INR 700 onward

#LBBTip: You have to place all your order one day in advance be it for one person or a group.  

Dumpling Khang

A small hole-in-the-wall eatery, Dumpling Khang sits hidden in Santacruz East. They have over 12 types of momos and so many types of thukpas. What we found extremely innovative was their momo burgers, both in veg and non-veg options. Also, do anything but don't miss out on their Nutella momos. 

What To Eat: Nutella Momos, aloo momos 

Shell Out: INR 650 for two

Casual Dining

Dumpling Khang

Chandu Studio Complex, Shop 1, St. Thomas Church Road, Santacruz East, Mumbai

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Kepchaki Momos

If you’re missing the Delhi experience of standing on the road and eating steaming hot momos, head to Kepchaki Momos in Khar. We tried their chicken momos and mushroom cheese momos, and surprisingly we liked the vegetarian ones more. They also serve prawn and pork momos.

What To Eat: Mushroom momos, Pork chowmein

Shell Out: INR 500 for two

#LBBTip: There is no seating place, so be ready to parcel it, or stand there and gorge on the awesomeness. 

Fast Food Restaurants

Kepchaki Momos

Aarihant Building, Shop 1, Plot 1/53, Opp. Daga Electronics, Khar, Mumbai

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Mind Your Dimsums

Right beside Powai Lake, Mind Your Dimsums has around 34 options for momos and dimsums, which include your typical steamed and fried options, as well as others that go beyond this. They also have a ‘crazy’ section in their menu which includes selections such as cheesy chicken momos in devil’s sauce, and chicken dragon noodles with red cooked momos, for those who are a little more experimental with their dumplings.

What To Eat: Chicken dragon rice with red cooked momos

Shell Out: INR 700 for two

Fast Food Restaurants

Mind Your Dimsums

Punchkutir, Shop 1, Opp. Powai Lake, Powai, Mumbai

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Yeti-The Himalayan Kitchen

Occupying a space inside Raasta, Khar, Yeti has a pleasant rooftop-style vibe complete with fairy lights and comfortable seating. We loved almost everything that their extensive menu had to offer. 

What To Eat: Ema Datchi, Jhol Momos 

Shell Out: INR 800 for two  

Casual Dining

Yeti - The Himalayan Kitchen

Rohan Plaza, 5th Floor, 5th Road, Khar West, Mumbai

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