12 Irani Restaurants In Mumbai You Have To Try Out Once

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    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.

    Also read: 5 Places To Get An Authentic Maharashtrian Meal In Mumbai

    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.

    Kyani

    Kyani

    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.

    Also read: Have You Eaten At The 6 Best Biryani Places in Mumbai?

    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!

    Also read: These 5 Restaurants In Mumbai Are Serving Authentic Parsi Meals This Navroz

    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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