From Shikara To A Rainforest: 6 Themed Restaurants In Mumbai You Can't Miss

Shaili posted on 06 June

Have you wanted to just escape to a whole new world, where you get to enjoy a great meal and be a part of all that a place has to offer? Theme restaurants give us a break from the ordinary and the mundane, giving us a way into an alternate world. And, Mumbai has some real beauties. Here are 6 places that you need to visit.


Theme: Kashmiri

Kashmir is divine, but for those of us who haven’t had a chance to visit it, Poush brings it all to you. It has a house boat-style seating arrangement that gives you that shikara feeling, with Kashmiri curtains that adorn the windows and woodwork across the restaurant.

What To Eat: Rajma, Phirni, Mutton Roganjosh, Thali

Casual Dining

Raj Infinia, 8, Near Movietime Cinema, Evershine Nagar, Malad West, Mumbai

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Village, The Soul of India

Theme: Village setup

An ode to village life, Mumbai’s village-theme restaurant pays tribute to the rustic lifestyle in most of the country. They have unlimited meal options for South Indian, Gujarati and Marwari cuisine. It’s cosy and has a charm of its own with the décor that truly stands out – a pottery nook, and handicrafts around the entire joint.

What To Eat: Chaat, Pav Bhaji and Street Food, Gujarati Snacks, South Indian Meals

Casual Dining

R City Mall, 3rd Floor, North Wing, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai

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Leaping Windows

Theme: Books

If you’re into books, you’ll love this place! With indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating, the place is decorated with comic artwork (even Tintin murals) and even offers some delicious food. So, you can grab your favourite book, find the perfect corner and start reading!

What To Eat: Cajun Burger, Hot Chocolate, Banoffee Pie, Sandwich


2 & 3, Corner View, Opp. Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Rainforest Resto-Bar

Theme: Forest

Forests are brilliant, and what better way to pay them a tribute than open a place in a concrete jungle like Mumbai and make it feel like a true jungle. You enter this little paradise in the heart of the city and you’ll hear flowing water and even birds chirping in the background. There are trees inside, and even a waterfall. So, you can enjoy great food and just relax in this outpour of green.

What To Eat: Seafood, Chinese, Italian and North Indian


R City Mall, 3rd Floor, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai

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Aleph, The Divine Space

Theme: Relaxed, Meditative

A pretty little homely café in Juhu, it’s the perfect place to give you that space you need when you’re in the city. You can just relax with friends, read a book or even just meditate in silence and wash away the city blues. It’s quirky and quaint, and gorgeous at night, with fairy lights donning the walls.

What To Eat: All-Day Breakfast, Burgers, Fries, Beverages

Café Hydro

Theme: Aqua

Mumbai’s first aqua theme restaurant, Café Hydro in Borivali, is a two-floored eatery that serves delicious Asian and oriental cuisine. As the name suggests, it’s all about life in water, with the first floor representing the calmness of the ocean and the second floor – the green and soothing surroundings of a garden. Read more here.

What To Eat: Sea Food, Fast Food

Casual Dining

Esspee Tower, Shop 3, Rajendra Nagar, Dattapada Road, Borivali East, Mumbai

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The Bar Stock Exchange and The Daily Bar & Kitchen are two places we’d like to bring to notice, just for their crazy stock market theme and ‘good news from around the world’ theme. And, it’s also awesome that you could actually have the drink of your choice without burning a hole in your pocket!