From salli chicken to dhansak, these restaurants dish out every popular Parsi dish imaginable.
One of India’s minority communities, the Parsis have a rich heritage in terms of both culture and cuisine. They are concentrated in Mumbai, the city that has been home to them for years. It’s only natural then for Mumbai to have a wide variety of restaurants serving Parsi food. From salli chicken to dhansak, these restaurants dish out every popular Parsi dish imaginable. We recommend some of Mumbai’s lesser known Parsi restaurants that are as good as Britannia & Co:
Good Luck Cafe
Located opposite Mehboob studios in Bandra, Good Luck Cafe is always crowded. The decor is old-school, with black and white checkerboard flooring and benches for seats. Try the keema and the bun maska with Irani chai to feel like a typical Mumbaikar, or opt for the haleem, which the place is known for.
Location: Mehboob Khan Chowk, 106, Hill Road, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai.
Timings: Daily, 11am-11pm.
Cost for two: ₹550
With outlets in Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore and Hyderabad, SodaBottleOpenerWala has also given Mumbai a newish place to eat Parsi food at. The restaurant has modeled after older Irani cafes and serves some seriously tasty food. The berry pulao, salli chicken and dhansak are particularly good. For dessert, there’s mawa cake and Parsi Dairy kulfi, among others.
Location: The Capital, Ground, 02, G Block Road, G Block BKC, Bandra East, Mumbai.
Timings: Daily, noon-1.30am.
Cost for two: ₹1,300
Koolar & Co
Red and white checkered tablecloths and wooden furniture define Koolar & Co. The place is very popular with Mumbaikars looking for Parsi food. Try Irani snacks like bun maska or pav butter jam, or indulge in a vegetable or chicken cutlet. The omelettes here are well known, as is the combination of khari biscuit and Irani chai.
Location: 541, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, Matunga, Mumbai.
Timings: Daily, 9.30am-11.30pm.
Cost for two: ₹400
Sassanian is a Parsi restaurant that also serves Indian-Chinese food. It is over a century old and is defined by marble tabletops. The place also doubles as a bakery and makes excellent baked goods like chicken and mutton patties and wine biscuits. For a heavier meal, try the chicken dhansak, salli chicken or chicken farchas.
Location: Metro, 98, Marine View, 1st Marine Street, Cross Road, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai.
Timings: Tuesday-Friday, 7am-10pm; Monday and Saturday 7am-8.30pm.
Cost for two: ₹400
Kyani & Co
Over a hundred years old, Kyani & Co has been able to give other Parsi restaurants in Mumbai serious competition. The menu offers sandwiches and burgers along with different egg preparations (including Parsi omelette), keema, mutton and chicken pattice, and treats like bun maska and mawa cake. Complete your meal with some falooda.
Location: Jer Mahal Estate, 657, Jagannath Shankar Seth Road, opposite Metro Inox Theatre, Dhobi Talao, Marine Lines, Mumbai.
Timings: Daily, 7am-7pm.
Cost for two: ₹300