Feeling Crabby? Here Is Our List Of The Best Seafood Restaurants In Mumbai

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Sea-food and eat it? After due diligence, these seafood restaurants in Mumbai came out on top for consistently good food and a stamp of approval from locals. So, the next time you’re in the mood for a massive seafood binge, you know where to go.


Almost legendary, Gajalee is definitely more than just a restaurant – it is an experience that every Mumbaikar swears by and one that every tourist signs up for. Pomfret, crab, oyster and clams find place on their menu but if you’re headed there for the first time, we suggest you get the Bombil Fry, Clam Masala and Butter Garlic Prawns.

Gajalee is in Vile Parle East, Vile Parle West, Andheri West & Lower Parel.

Mahesh Lunch Home

Locals are divided pretty equally between Gajalee and {stiff competitor} Mahesh Lunch Home. If you’ve never been, we highly recommend asking the servers about the catch of the day – we’ve found that the staff is super helpful at Mahesh Lunch Home. However, the Butter Pepper Garlic Prawns are absolutely delightful and you can’t go wrong with their Stuffed Pompret.

Mahesh Lunch Home has five outlets in Mumbai – in Juhu, Saki Naka, Fort, Thane West and Vashi.


This high-end restaurant on Linking Road is relatively new but it’s already popular with seafood enthusiasts! We do have a favourite as far as the menu goes – butter poached lobster with avocado salsa that’s served in a garlic butter brioche, their Lobster Roll is heavenly. Expect seafood in a fancier avatar here, at a slightly higher price point but we swear it’s worth treating yourself to.


The Prawns Koliwada and the King Crab are the stars of Trishna’s menu. Located in Fort, this seafood restaurant is another oldie but goldie and a meal for two would cost approximately INR 3,000. Since it’s a rather fancy place, we recommend Trishna for a big family dinner or date night {if you’re okay with getting your hands dirty}.

Don’t leave without a plate of Crab Chettinad and some Neer Dosa.

Soul Fry

Soul Fry serves up a mix of East Indian, Goan, Koli, Mangalorean and Portuguese dishes. The Goan Crab Xec Xec, served with pav, is a winner and we also love the the Yetii Fry {Mangalorean masala fried prawns}. This Bandra restaurant also hosts weekly karaoke nights so you can have your seafood with a side of song.

Fresh Catch

Fresh Catch in Mahim really puts the spotlight on crab – their preparations are divine! The seven-seater eatery dishes up a mean Crab Meat Butter Garlic that locals keep going back for. If you’re really hungry, get yourself a portion of Prawns Adithya, Bombil Tawa Fried Crispy and Surmai Curry with steamed rice.

Highway Gomantak

Believe us when we say that Highway Gomantak does the nicest Stuffed Pomfret we’ve had in a long, long time. This seafood restaurant in Bandra East wins big on two counts – their thalis and value-for-money. Next time you find yourself here, opt for the Surmai Fish Curry, priced at a measly INR 270, and their Tesrya Masala {a clam preparation that is mouthwateringly good}.

Sion Lunch Home

Sion Lunch Home makes it to this list primarily because of their fantastic thalis! Pomfret, crab, mori, surmai and prawns find place for themselves on these fully-loaded thalis. The best bit? A meal at Sion Lunch Home is easy-on-the-pocket and won’t set you back by more than INR 500.

Ferry Wharf

If you’re craving for the comfort of Mangalorean cooking, this restaurant in Bandra Reclamation is all that you need to put your soul at ease. Bombil curry, ghee roast, fish fry….just thinking about their exclusive menu is making us want to head straight there. Best part? You don’t have to worry about spending an exorbitant amount here!


Chaitanya's prawn thali is the stuff that dreams are made of if you're a seafood enthusiast. Located near Siddhivinayak temple, this simple seafood joint serves some of the most authentic preparations you’d ever come across, and we’re personally huge fans of the surmai thali and crab lollipops. Super budget friendly and super authentic, this is one of our go-to places for soul comforting seafood in the city.

Jai Hind Lunch Home

Simple with a no-frills ambiance, this tiny eatery is all about servings fresh seafood preparations to its patrons. You’ll see people waiting for their table for long minutes, but we all know that it’s worth the wait. When you visit, do try the prawns tawa masala and fish pulimunchi gravy with neer dosa.

Sarangaa Restaurant

A tiny restaurant with a large menu, this place is known for serving mouth-watering Malvani seafood thalis. We’re huge fans of the fish thalis that come loaded with fried fish, fish curry, rice and chutneys. If you’re not up for a full fledged meal, we hear the prawn cutlet is great too!


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