Pad Thai, Som Tam Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Gai Yang…Do these words ring a bell? Well they’re the popular Thai dishes which are a craving for every palette. Thai food is a perfect balance of sweet, sour and salty infused in harmony with precision and clean cuts of produce. It is said to be soothing for mind and body with not just its taste but medicinal properties too. Mumbai has been a food hub since ages, and Thai food has created an impact on the foodies here as well. There are many restaurants which serve a wide range of Pan Asian food, but only a few have gained their share of fame by serving some mouth watering Thai delicacies.
Mamagoto when translated means “to play with food”. The interior here has a theme of Manga designs. They serve more of fusion than authentic food. Mamagoto has a variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. They also have custom made souvenirs. It has outlets at Andheri, Bandra and Fort. Cost for two 1500 INR approximately.
Great place to have you completely indulge into Thai food. The Som Tam Thai or Green Papaya Salad is must try here. They also have a good collection of spirits. The meat dishes are cooked to perfection which turn out to be tender and juicy with complex Thai flavours. It is at 274, Shivaji Park, Veer Savarkar Marg, Dadar Shivaji Park. Cost for two 2500 INR approximately.
It is a a bold new culinary voyage and Mumbai’s go-to Pan Asian restaurant. They have stunning wooden interiors and Buddha statues to give you a nostalgic moment of Thailand. They serve good portions at a great price. Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad with Field Greens In A Tangy Garlic Dressing, Burnt Garlic Chicken Soup, and Dumpling Basket are some of their dishes worth trying. They have outlets at Bandra and Andheri. Cost for two 1200 INR approximately.
This place has been standing since 11 years. It was given a dramatic makeover by Japanese designer Noriyoshi Muramatsu. One wall is a collage of scrap wood intricately carved with Thai motifs; another is a fretwork of traditional Thai Craft. They have an interactive kitchen at the centre which demonstrates live cooking. The aroma from the kitchen stimulates the senses. The staff here recommends pairing food with a fine collection of wines. It is at Vivanta by Taj President, 90, Cuffe Parade. Cost for two 3500 INR approximately.
This restaurant has made a special place in the heart of foodies. Founder and executive chef Nikhil Chib created India’s first South East Asian Restaurant and gave the city a lavish cuisine. They have completed 15 years in the food industry and are still going strong with great food and service. It is located at 4, Mandlik Road, Next to Indigo, Colaba. Cost for two 2500 INR approximately.
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A fancy restaurant with a Noodle bar to create own meal. They also have Dim Sum and Satay Bar. The place speaks for itself with food served in a clean and polished manner. It is at 5, Battery Street, Apollo Bunder, Colaba. Cost for two 2500 INR approximately.
Great quality fish, succulent chicken and lip smacking Thai curry are all that it takes to grab your attention at Joss. It is quite luxurious with bright white tables and attentive staff all of which creates a soothing ambiance. Some of their popular dishes are Big Bang Theory and Dolsot Bibimbap. It is located at Savoy Chambers, Next To Mini Cooper Showroom, Linking Road, Santacruz West. Cost for two 3000 INR approximately.
Umame itself means the fifth dimension of taste after sweet, sour, bitter and salty. It just cannot be described but this place claims that their food will reach your tongue to that stage of tasting. They have a variety of flavours and the ultimate selection of food and beverages. It is situated at 1st Floor, East Wing, Cambata Building, Near Eros Theatre, Churchgate. Cost for two 3000 INR approximately.
They have made an impact with their food in the city. Tao 9 is an Asian delivery outlet which serves delicious gastronomic wonders at your doorstep. They claim to use traditional ingredients to bring out authentic flavours that satiate your taste buds. It is at Ground Floor, Shop No. 7, Farm Road, Powai. Cost for two 500 INR approximately.