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Make this Northwest Frontier restaurant, outside the international airport, your first or last stop in Mumbai. It's a carbon-copy of Delhi's famous Bukhara, with the same menu and decor. Folks flock here for the buttery dhal bukhara (a 24-hour simmered black dhal; ₹800), but its kebabs are sublime: try the Murgh Malai (tandoor-grilled chicken marinated in cream cheese, malt vinegar, green chilli and coriander).

Despite the five-star surrounds (and prices) you’re encouraged to eat with your hands and the seating is low.