Restaurants to try in Mumbai when you’re craving Asian food
Let’s take a look at some exotic Asian restaurants in town
Asian food is one of the most popular takeout options in the city. But, for the Asian food enthusiasts, it’s the nuanced, almost artisanal way of making and serving their favourite gourmet dishes that matters the most. Whether it’s an expertly rolled sushi, deliciously tossed pad Thai or delicately folded dumplings, several gourmet Asian food places have emerged that cater to the connoisseurs’ liking. So, the next time you crave a tempura roll, make sure you visit one of these places.
The Fatty Bao
The Fatty Bao is known for its soft bread-like dumplings stuffed with the quirkiest meats and veggies! (Especially, the Teriyaki lazed chicken bao.) Other popular dishes at The Fatty Bao include mushroom ramen, spicy mushroom sushi and seafood ramen. It also guarantees a welcoming ambience and a lavish bar.
Foo has a fascinating ambience, with a cherry blossom tree overlooking the lantern-lit bar at its High Street Phoenix outlet. There are several options to choose from if you are gunning for an authentic experience. Known for its blue rice and an exquisite variety of sushi and dumplings, it also comes with great vegetarian and vegan options (such as Shisoto charcoal tempura ramaki). Other popular dishes include chicken shumai, marble cheesecake, crab sushi, and a variety of dimsums.
Koko is an Asian fine-dining restaurant in midtown Mumbai that seeks to refine the luxury dining experience in India. The interiors are sophisticated and bold, with unique features that include the 125-foot-long island bar and the glowing jigsaw mahjong style tiled wall. The Head Chef of Koko, Chef Eric Sifu, has curated an exquisite menu rich in taste and versatility, specialising in Cantonese and Japanese dishes. The highlights of the menu are crispy crackling pork belly, edamame black rice ﬂavoured with burnt garlic, Hamachi and New Zealand lamb chops, roast duck, and the Goji berry sushi roll. Koko serves the 'Sakura Brunch', every Sunday, a great way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon biting into perfectly formed maki rolls at the sushi bar!
Kofuku is one of the finest destinations for authentic Japanese and Korean cuisine, known for its traditional Japanese Tatami dining. The restaurant serves excellent sushi and sashimi rolls, so it’s a perfect place for mid-week sushi binges. Popular sushi options include the squid tempura, the super crunchy roll and the sushi sashimi platter.
Pa Pa Ya
Pa Pa Ya is a modern Asian bistro and tapas bar that offers an exceptional gastronomic experience. Pa Pa Ya is an assimilation of various cooking techniques and cultures found across the Asian continent. It seeks to revolutionise the pan-Asian experience by using the latest culinary techniques such as molecular gastronomy. Popular dishes include spicy salmon, sushi pizza, chicken gyoza, laksa soup, and crispy lotus stem.
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