12 Irani Restaurants In Mumbai You Have To Try Out Once | Curly Tales

If you’re surrounded by good looks and good food, you’re probably in Iran! There are entire tales written about Persian food and boy, is it justified. Luckily, you don’t have to travel all the way to Persia to taste great Parsi food. Just head to Britannia’s – one of the oldest Irani restaurants in Mumbai or you could also try out other recommendations!

1. Britannia & Co

A legend in itself and one of the oldest restaurants in Mumbai, Britannia with its stone walls and minimal décor is the perfect no-fuss meal. There’s something beautifully rustic and almost ancient about sitting and eating in Britannia’s. Compared to its Irani counterparts with similar décor and heritage, Britannia is a tad bit expensive.

Britannia & Co. With Kamiya Jani

What To Eat:

Chicken Berry Pulav – ₹550
Mutton Pattice – ₹350
Fish Patra – ₹850

Address:

Wakefield House, 11 Sprott Road, 16 Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai

2. Café Irani Chaii

Tucked into one of Mahim’s prettier bylanes, Café Irani Chaii is where you want to go to for the Persian version of high tea. Their bun maska and chai is what you need to drive away any kind of blues. Not to mention, you can get an entire meal for under ₹500.

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cafe iranii chai

What To Eat:

Bun Maska – ₹30
Mutton Kheema Ghotala – ₹140
Paneer Polow – ₹180
Vegetable Dhansak Rice – ₹170

Address:

9, Rosary Chawl, Mangireesh CHS Ltd., MMC Road, Mahim, Mumbai

3. Merwans Cake Shop

This one is my favourites and what’s not to like? From their paprika cheese khari to the melt-in-the-mouth mawa cake – Merwan’s is the epitome of easily accessible Parsi food.

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merwans

Nalli Barra – ₹475
Murgh Tourki Boti – ₹425
Dal Fry (yes, really) – ₹200
Malai Kofta – ₹250

Address:

There are 12 outlets of Merwan’s. The one at Dadar comes highly recommended

Merwans: 13, Samartha Heights, Gokhale Road North, Opposite Steel King, Dadar West, Mumbai

4. Kyani & Co.

This place has so many memories for me that I can write an entire essay on it. The uncle sitting at the cash counter is as much a fixture as the restaurant itself. He doesn’t allow laptops and he doesn’t like you dilly-dallying with your food. The staff has been working at the place for an average of 40 years. Despite all these restrictions, Kyani’s is just where you’d like to go to for a chai or a meal or even a (really) quick catch-up with your friends.

Akuri on Toast
Akuri on Toast

What To Eat:

Chicken Cheese Omelette – ₹55
Kaju Nankhatai – ₹15
Parsi Custard – ₹40

Address:

JSS Road, Jer Mahal Estate, Opposite Metro Cinema, Marine Lines, Mumbai

5. Gulshan – E – Iran

It’s no wonder that all the townies are so proud of where they live. All the best food is in SoBo. Gulshan – E – Iran is perfect for those on a budget. Enjoy a meal and chai for under INR 500.

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Gulshan - E - Iran
Gulshan – E – Iran

What To Eat:

Mutton Khichda – ₹150
Fish Fry – Pomfret – ₹230
Egg Bheja Chicken Kheema Mix – ₹160

Address:

15, Corner Of MRA Marg, Musafir Khana Road, Crawford Market, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai

6. Piccadilly

Located right in the middle of Colaba Causeway, it’s the perfect shopping respite. Think checkered table cloths, glass tops and a menu stuck in between. It’s not the most spacious or luxurious of restaurants but what it lacks in space it makes up in delicious food.

Akuri on Toast
Akuri on Toast

What To Eat:

Akuri on Toast – ₹140
Salli Mutton – ₹220
Kebab E Chenghe – ₹220

Address:

Donald House, Opposite Electric House, Colaba Causeway, Colaba, Mumbai

7. Sassanian

Biscuits kept in glass jars, loads of bakery items and smiling faces greet you at Sassanian. This quaint little place has been serving since 1913. You can’t leave here without a mava cake.

Sassanian
Sassanian

What To Eat:

Toast Butter – ₹30
Chicken Dhansak Dal – ₹170
Egg Curry With Rice – ₹140

Address:

98, Marine View, Dhobi Talao, Marine Lines, Mumbai

8. Ideal Corner

This place used to be a garage! The owner loved his bikes and loved his food. Eventually, the place turned into a full-fledged café of sorts. All dishes are served with generous amounts of love.

Bread pudding
Bread pudding

What To Eat:

Bread Pudding – ₹30
Egg On Salli – ₹140
Patra Fish – ₹150

Address:

12 F/G, Hornby View, Gunbow Street, Fort, Mumbai

9. Yazdani

Reminiscent of a bygone era, Yazdani is a place for cute stories and amazing bakery products. We have to warn you though, one bite of their khari and you’re taken back to an ancient era.

Mava cake
Mava cake

What To Eat:

Whatever you do, start off with a mava cake. This bakery is famous for all things good and soul-filling. Their shortbread cookies are super yummy, as well as their oat and raisin cookies.

Address:

Fountain Akbar Ally, Saint Thomas Cathedral, Fort, Mumbai

10. Jimmy Boy

This particular restaurant comes recommended by our reader Mayuresh Mohan Bhadsavle. Jimmy Boy is a Parsi meal lover’s delight and we’ve got to agree. They’ve got an entire page dedicated just to Parsi delicacies!

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jimmy_boy

What To Eat:

Chicken Farcha – ₹310
Patra Ni Macchhi – ₹690

Address:

Vikas Building, 11 Bank Street, Off Horniman Circle, Lane opposite cheetah gate, Fort, Mumbai 

11. Cafe Colony

Quick service and cheap prices – sounds like a super deal to us! Tucked in a quiet corner, this cafe just sits there quietly. However, the food shouts taste and flavour. The place is limited so you may have to share space with someone else. But, the more the merrier right?

cafe colony
Image credit: Rajesh Sudhir Jagtap

What To Eat:

Burun Maska – ₹25
Mutton Keema – ₹80 for half, ₹160 for full plate

Address:

Road 1, Shrikanth Lodge, Near Tilak Bridge, Hindu Colony, Dadar East, Mumbai

12. Cafe Military

cafe_military

What To Eat:

Pulav Dal – ₹170
Kheema Sali – ₹120

Address:

Ali Chamber, Tamrind Lane, Fort, Mumbai

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