Restaurants

Top Choice North Indian in Mumbai

Peshawri

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 but…
Top Choice Asian in Pune

Malaka Spice

Maharashtra's shining culinary moment is a fury of Southeast Asian fantasticness; trying to choose one dish among the delectable stir-fries, noodles and curries – all strong on seafood, vegetarian options, chicken, …
Top Choice Bengali in Kolkata

6 Ballygunge Place

Housed in a superbly renovated mid-20th-century mansion, this top-notch restaurant serves some of the best Bengali fare in town. If you're confused about the ingredients, spices and gravies, skip the menu and hit th…
Top Choice Italian in Kolkata

Fire and Ice

Founded and directed by an Italian lady from Naples, Fire and Ice's waiters bring forth real Italian-style pastas and Kolkata’s best thin-crust pizzas. Old film posters give character to the spacious dining room set…
Top Choice Fusion in Kolkata

Corner Courtyard

This reincarnated 1904 mansion has had its walls artistically splattered with doorknobs, locks and old books, complementing its stylish distressed-look decor. The menu is creative, imaginative and designed to please…
Top Choice South Indian in Kolkata

Tamarind

This unpretentious restaurant on one of South Kolkata's main thoroughfares serves a melange of traditional and improvised dishes curated from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Dishes such as Coorgi mutton fry, Chett…
Top Choice South Indian in Bengaluru

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

A legendary name in South Indian comfort food, this super-popular eatery has had Bengaluru eating out of its hands since 1924. Head to the dining room upstairs, queue for a table, and then admire the images of south…
Top Choice Mughlai in Mumbai

Bademiya Seekh Kebab Stall

These side-by-side, outrageously popular late-night street stalls (split between veg and nonveg) are in Bademiya's original location, where they remain a key Colaba hang-out for their trademark buzz and bustle and d…
Top Choice Seafood in Mumbai

Bastian

All the praise bestowed upon this trendy seafooder is indisputably warranted. Chinese-Canadian chef Boo Kwang Kim and his culinary sidekick, American-Korean Kelvin Cheung, have forged an East-meets-West gastronomic …
Top Choice Mughlai in Kolkata

Arsalan

Consistently popular with locals, this central branch of Kolkata's best biriyani house is high ceilinged and attractively modern without being fashion-conscious. The main attractions are the celebrated biryanis – ar…