10 seafood restaurants in Mumbai you should visit right away!

Mumbai cuisine is rich in contributions from the domestic kitchens of people who migrated to the city from all over India. From Parsi akuri to Irani bun maska ​​to Gujarati farsan, satisfying meals can be found all over the city. Located by the sea, Mumbai is nothing less than a paradise for pescatarians. We have selected some of the best seafood restaurants in Mumbai for you.

Best seafood restaurants in Mumbai

Located in Vile Parle East, the legendary Gajalee Restaurant is one of the most frequented seafood restaurants in Mumbai. They are famous for their signature tandoori crabs, an absolute must. Other popular dishes include butter and garlic lobsters, clam masala, stuffed bombil, fish curry and shrimp masala. Their pomfret fries and surmai also deserve a special mention. Although they specialize in Malvani cuisine, they also serve multi-cuisine dishes. Try ghaavan, their version of neer dosa.

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This upscale restaurant in Bandra is famous for its gluten-free seafood offerings. Popular among celebrities, who come here to enjoy Sunday brunches, the restaurant has a chic, laid-back vibe. Try their gluten-free charred baby lobster tail, gluten-free animal shrimp, butter poached lobster, mud crabs and lobster roll. Their dessert menu has an impressive array of cheesecakes, with Ferrero cheesecake and creme brulee cheesecake being the most popular.

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Considered one of the best seafood restaurants in the city, Mahesh Lunch Home has four branches in Mumbai. They use traditional ingredients, which makes their food authentic. The restaurant serves seafood, Mangalorean, North Indian and Chinese specialities. Most people come here to enjoy their seafood offerings. Popular dishes include shrimp masala, steamed pomfret, live crabs, shrimp gassi, koliwada squid, fried dakshin crab, seafood thali and crab ghee roast.

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There’s enough hyperbole around Trishna, and you’ll get it when you sample their seafood specials. Trishna’s signature dish is garlic butter crab. Then there are the squid or prawns, also with garlic pepper butter. Other recommended dishes are Hyderabadi pomfret, hariyali pomfret, shellfish fry and spicy Kolhapuri prawns. Their Chettinad crab, giant crab and koliwada squid are also worth mentioning. Wash down your meals with their refreshing Kokum drink.

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If you are looking for a home-style dining experience, a visit to Fresh Catch is recommended. The seafood delights here are based on owner Francis Fernandes’ mother’s own recipes. Try the surmai masala fries, the squid masala, the crispy fried bombil and the garlic buttered crabmeat. Another best seller is the rawas harabhara tawa fries, a divine dish that represents the flavors of the North Canara coast. Their surmai rossa curry also deserves a special mention.

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The iconic Jai Hind Lunch Home invites you into its world of hirva masala, sagoti, adajina, pulimunchi and ambotic curries. Dig into their wide range of Manglorean, Goan and Konkan delights. Try the surmai tawa fries, bharlela bombil, surmai gassi and pulimunchi prawns. Finish with a good glass of solkadi. Their pomfret thali and prawn thali are quite healthy and come highly recommended. The restaurant has four branches at Kala Nagar, Sayani Road, Hill Road and Lower Parel.

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This 20+ year old restaurant is an all time favorite among locals, who come here to enjoy their Pomfret curry thali. Gomantak highway is also famous for its stuffed pomfret and pomfret green masala. While the ambiance is simple, the food tastes amazing. Other popular dishes include surmai fish curry, tesrya masala, kolambi curry, bombil fry and mori masala.

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Founded in 1989, The Excellensea is frequented by Bollywood stars and politicians for its mouthwatering seafood offerings. Grand interiors set the right mood. Their service is also fast. Order Koliwada prawns, garlic butter prawns, rawas gassi, surmai tawa fries and chicken gassi. Their chicken manchow soup is also delicious. The same goes for their neer dosa.

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Visit Sadichha if you crave homemade Konkani food. Located in Bandra East, Sadiccha is also known for its Malwani delicacies. Their surmai thali, with a big stake of premium fish, dipped in the orange coconut sauce and accompanied by the vermilion pink solkadi will make your day. Equally enticing is the prawn thali, with the freshest bits of kolambi in a darker, thicker onion-based sauce. Other popular dishes include chicken sukka, Bombay duck, pomfret masala and crab masala.

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Ferry Wharf is known for its sumptuous thali dishes. They serve authentic Malvani, Maharashtrian and Mangalorean seafood. They have two flagship restaurants in Bandra and Malad. Their signature offerings include bamboo prawn biryani and prawn kolambi masala. You must also try their surmai tawa fry, green masala basa, chicken fry, rawas pulimanchi, ghee roast chicken, neer dosa and solkadi.

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