Thanks to its location on the Arabian Sea, Mumbai is blessed with an abundance of choice when it comes to seafood. Despite that enjoying a scrumptious seafood meal is usually an expensive deal in most restaurants in Mumbai, often setting you back by a couple of thousands.
One may argue good things in life, especially food, doesn’t come cheap, well, it needn’t necessarily be true. As unbelievable as it may sound, the fact is that there are a few seafood diners in Mumbai, which serve not only delicious seafood meal but also at a price that does not burn a hole in your pocket.
Yes, a mouthwatering seafood meal can cost you as less as 400 bucks at these joints? Ohh Fish!! Where?
Well, we have scoured through the hidden treasures in this dazzling port side city and have fished out restaurants with most delicious food at extraordinarily affordable prices. Take a look…
1. Central Lunch Home, Colaba
If you are a seafood lover and happen to be in Colaba, then you need to try out Central Lunch Home. A perfectly economic Mangalorean seafood joint, Central offers a variety of seafood. Their fish curries with neer dosas are simply yummy, another must-try is the fish curry rice, which comes with a big chunk of kingfish and plain steamed rice. A fish thali will cost you as little as Rs.230. Now isn’t that a steal?
Expense: Depending on how greedy you get, a meal for two should exceed 500 bucks.
Where: Meherzine Building, Opposite Ajanta Apartment, Near Colaba Bus Station, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005
2. New Martin Hotel, Colaba
It is very tiny joint but what makes up for this small joint is the quality and quantity of authentic Goan seafood they serve. New Martin’s offer amazing Goan seafood like fish curry rice, fish fry and prawns pulav that will keep you addicted even after the last bite.
Expense: One-person meal - Almost ridiculous at Rs.130 -250.
Where: 11, Glamour House, Strand Road, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005
3.Hotel Satkar, Girgaum
Satkar is situated in the heart of old Mumbai – Girgaum and is hugely famous within its community for its exquisite Malvani food. Grab on some palatable fish basics here, such as surmai thali, pomfret thali, prawns Masala thali, or call for their crispy fried Bombay duck, prawns rava fry, or Malvani style Ravas. You’ll be amazed by the quality of food you can get within a small budget.
Expense: A meal for two is bang for your buck at Rs.600.
Where: 196, Saraswati Niwas, Dr Babasaheb Jaykar Marg, Thakurdwar Naka, Mangal Wadi, Girgaon, Charni Road (East) Mumbai - 400002
4. Hotel Grant House, CST
Fish lovers may already be familiar with this seafood heaven located near CST station. It’s famous for serving easy on wallet amazing meals. Having the charm of an old canteen, they serve fresh, soft and perfectly cooked fish. Their crab masala is luscious, and so is the prawns' fry.
Expense: Though the menu clearly states that the prices of food are subject to change as per size and seasons, a delicious meal to fill up your belly will cost you not even worth considering Rs.300.
Where: Near MRA Police Station, Palton Road, Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai
5. Chaitanya, Dadar
Known for its ‘no frills only great food’ reputation, Chaitanya is another small wonder, adored by all seafood enthusiasts. The flavors here are slightly fiery but every bit as tasty. Their mori masala and crab lollipops are highly recommended.
Expense: Meal for two - Almost college prices at Rs. 500-600.
Where: Shop No. 4, Shivaji Park House, L J Road, Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai - 400014
6. Konkan Swad, Malad
As the name suggests, Konkan Swad serves authentic Malvani and Mangalorean cuisine. The tiny establishment has quite an impressive menu, and the thalis and prawns masala with rice bhakris are particularly divine. Just order the food and wait for them to show you the authentic flavors.
Expense: Meal for one - Worth splurging your pocket-money between Rs. 400-500.
Where: Shop No. 2, Bhagwandas house, Chincholi Bunder Rd, Chincholi Bunder, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400064
This favorite joint in south Mumbai serves North Indian and Mangalorean cuisine, which you can eat to your heart’s content without having to empty your pockets. Apoorva will make you keep coming back for the delicious fair like Neer Dosa, Fish Curry, Surmai Fry, Prawn Gassi, Seafood Soup and Koliwada Prawns.
Expense: Meal for one - You’ll die poor but happy at Rs. 600-700.
Where: Vasta House, Noble Chambers, SA Brelvi Road, Near Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai - 400001
So, go and celebrate with some budget-friendly yet delicious seafood meals now.
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