Top 5 Must Visit Dhabas in and around Mumbai

February 27, 2015 Top 5 Must Visit Dhabas in and around Mumbai @TheRoyaleIndia 16109 0 3

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Are you a foodie? No, let us rephrase that question. Do your taste buds long for that amazingly scrumptious, hot and fresh desi food that’ll absolutely blow your mind away? Are you one of those who don’t mind greasy hands (thanks to the best tandoori chicken) and spicy gravies that’ll have both your mouth and nose running? Well then look no further!

Grab a khatia, fold your legs and get ready to be treated to the best desi food EVER!

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1. Shalimar Dhaba

Located on the Mumbai-Nashik highway just opposite Shangrilla Water Park, this place is closest to heaven for everyone who worships food! And if you don’t already, then after eating here, you won’t have a reason not to!

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Plus, it’s insanely cheap for the awesome food they serve! People drive all the way from Mumbai just for their fresh and juicy chicken dishes. An amazing place to sit back, relax and eat like there’s no tomorrow, we say.

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What are the facilities at Shalimar Dhaba, Bhiwandi?

You could get an idea of the facilities at the Shalimar Dhaba in this video by Nash Nassy. You can see that there are well laid out AC and Non-AC seating areas as well as well designed play area for kifs PS. You could mute the sound if you do not like Hindi songs.

Address: Opposite Shangrila Water Park, Mumbai-Nasik Highway, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Mumbai

Phone: +91 8888871666

Hours Open: 12 Noon to 3 PM, 6 PM to 12 Midnight

Meal for two: Rs. 400(approx). Only cash accepted.

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2. Mezbaan Dhaba

Thane-Mumbra dwellers, it’s your turn to revel! Located on Bombay Pune Road, Mezbaan is known for the variety of food they offer. From chicken, mutton, fish and even veg, you’ll have your tummies stuffed but still have enough dough left in your pockets! A great pick for people who love to explore new varieties. Especially their Kurkure Kebab, Palak Kurkure and many such great inventions are a must try!

Address: Opposite Bismillah Timber Mart, Near Hyderabad Egg Centre, Bombay Pune Road, Mumbra, Thane Area, Mumbai

Phone: +91 9324687111, +91 9833302099

Hours Open: 6 PM to 1:30 AM

Meal for two: Rs. 350 (approx). Only cash accepted.

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3. Parsi da Dhaba

Ever tried authentic Parsi food at a dhaba? As unusual as it sounds, it’s about time you tried some of the best Parsi dishes that this dhaba has to offer. Located in Thane, the joie de vivre of Parsis overflows from their scrumptious food, wonderful ambience and is definitely value for money.

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Dudhpuff, Papri Lassun, Palav Daar, Dhansak Mutton, Tamota Per Eeda, Dhan Daar ne Kolmi no Patio and Mithoo Dahi ni Vati! All these dishes and more not only sound interesting but also deserve a place in your tummy, and we’re sure from there they’ll definitely find a place in your heart.

Address: Nariman Nagar, Village Varwada | Taluka Talasari, Thane 401606, India

Phone: +91 88 06 279379

Meal for two: Rs. 600 (approx)

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4. Pritam Da Dhaba

You can hunt down for this cool and laid back dhaba in Dadar. An ambience that will definitely take you back to the villages of North, while the food here is even better!

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With a live Karaoke Band where you can listen to Ghazals and latest Hindi numbers and your fingers dug deep in their lip smacking Chicken Tikka Biryani, you’ll forget that a concrete jungle lies just outside where you’re sitting. The prices are a bit on the higher side, but for the service, ambience and the delicious treats they offer, it’s definitely worth planning a night of chill out with your buddies.

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Address: 32, Dharamputra, Pritam Estates, Near Dadar TT Flyover, Dr Ambedkar Road, Dadar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014.

Phone:022 2414 3311

Hours Open : 7:30 pm – 12:00 am

Meal for two: Rs. 1,200 (approx). Cards accepted.

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5. Guru da Dhaba

For those who miss ‘maa ke haath ka khana’ and are sick and tired of eating the unhealthy, oily food swarming the streets of Andheri Lokhandwala, we’ve got the perfect place for you!

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Guru da Dhaba offers you simple food that’s good quality and extraordinarily tasty at a reasonable price.

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Address: Building No: 2, 101,Kamdhenu Shopping Centre, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058

Phone:022 2632 0440

Hours: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, 7:00–11:00 pm

Meal for two: Rs. 300 (approx)

“So, the next time you’re craving for some simple but scrumptious food, you know where to go. Also, the amazing food and dining offers that you can avail at these places will keep things very easy on your pocket as well.” In case you don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your house, simply apply the incredible FoodPanda offers and get the scrumptious food delivered to your doorsteps.

6. Varsu Dhaba, Lonavla

When you are in Mumbai and you won’t taste a Maharastrian dish and that too from this famous Highway Dhaba is something next to impossible. Foodies not only love good food but they also look for innovative dishes with authentic taste. This is the benchmark that the Varsu Dhaba has been following since decades to satisfy the taste buds of not only the passers but also foodies from far flung places in Maharashtra.

Your hunger thrush can be well satisfied en route in this authentic Dhaba with its some ultimate dishes like Fish Fry, Chicken Tikkas or Mutton Rassa that reflect authentic tradition taste of India. Your wish for food adventure could also get a new dimension with the Rabbit meat served here. You can get refreshing chai here but for anything stronger, you need to head towards a liquor shop.


Varsoli, Mumbai Pune Highway Road,

Lonavala – 410403, Near Maan Shakti Ashram & Was Museum

Phone: +91 2114 270 612

Timings: 11 am- 11pm

Meal for two: ₹500 (approx.)

7. Bhajan Singh Da Dhaba

Starting its journey long back in the year 1993, another name for delicious food is Bhajan Singh Da Dhaba. The dhaba holds the capacity to serve to all kind of food lovers with dishes that could satiate any food craving of yours. May it be vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you are sure to get the most genuine of all flavors that melt in your mouth with a melting of your heart as well.

Here you are sure to experience some great quality food made especially for the food lovers by the Singh family since last 20 years or more. The Butter chicken, Kasturi Chicken Handi, Mutter Paneer are some of the signature dishes of the dhaba that would surely tempt anyone to have to the last drop of it and fall for it again and again. The Masala Chaas served by this restaurant is something without which no meal is complete.


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Old Mumbai Pune Highway, Talegaon Dabhade,

Pune – 410506, Near Somatane Toll Plaza

Phone: +(91)-20-30136839 , 645747 +(91)-9975601329

Timings: 11 am – 1 am

Meal for Two: ₹550 (approx.)

8. Dairyland, Talasari

Had some good food but your heart is craving for some sweet dish and your sweet tooth wishes for some satisfaction, then the answer to your search can be the one and only Dairyland in Talasari. On your long journey, your thirst for something cool and refreshing can get the right meaning with a glass of 400ml lassi that is rich in mava and dry fruits.

Apart from their signature dairy products like the variety of Kulfis and Lassis you would also get a menu consisting other vegetarian items and an a-la-carte menu that serves dosa, chaat, sandwiches and few other famous South Indian dishes to satisfy your break time hunger. If you are a bit choosy about cleanliness and hygiene, you could then rely on the Dairyland with closed eyes.


National Highway No 8, Talasari,

Thane – 401606, Village Varwada

Timings: 8 am- 5 pm

Meal for Two: ₹300 (approx.)

9. Oye Punjabi, Padga

Just opposite to the Bharat Petrol Pumping Station on the Mumbai-Nashik highway in a just 60 km from the toll plaza you could easily spot this superb family eatery just on the road. The dhaba sets up the tone of Punjab for those Punjabis who miss their homeland very much. All the staple food items from the land of Punjab comes straight from the chulha there in to satiate the authentic taste cravings for every Punjabis.

Right from Makki Roti, Butter Chicken, Sarson Da Saag to Chole Kulchas in every single item you are sure to get that flavor from your Biji’s kitchen in every aspect. The exclusive offering from this dhaba is the Oyster Sauce flavored Kabab. The ambiance is very comfy with both indoor and outdoor arrangements along with traditional feel.

Oye punjabi

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Mumbai Nashik Highway, National Highway No 3,

Padgha, Thane – 421101,

Talauli Naka, Opposite Bharat Petroleum

Timings: 11am-12am

Meal for Two: ₹500-1000 (approx.)

10. Rajdhani Dhaba in Bhiwandi, Mumbai

This is the place for crazy food lovers and makes its way to every customer’s heart through a hearty meal served all throughout the day 24/7. Established in recent past in 2013, this place has earned a good lot of popularity and appreciation from foodies nearby Mumbaikars. It is home to some most authentic and palatable cuisines that marks its prominence with its taste and simplicity.

Since the commuting to the Rajdhani Dhaba in the Mumbai-Nashik Highway is completely hassle-free many of the nearby people visit the place for short outing trips in the evening. Various special and carefully set features like smoking areas, a separate section for kids, baby high chair sitting, and Birthday Party arrangements catch the attention of its visitors surprisingly in just a single visit.


C/O R K Petrol Pump, Kukse Borivali Village,

Mumbai Nashik Highway,

Bhiwandi, Thane – 421302

Phone: +(91)-22-38582784 +(91)-9767262717 , +(91)-9822753356

Timings: 12.00 am to 11.59 pm

Meal for Two: ₹500 (approx.)

11. Bombay Dhaba

Some of your most cherished moments are going to get created in the superb ambiance of this dhaba for sure. One who visited once would love to visit time and again with friends and family and take the complete charm of the place. Situated on the very posh and busy Mumbai-Nashik highway the restaurant makes a hefty business with its few purest and authentic tastes of the place that is sure to satiate any food craving at any time of the day.

The food quality and taste come from the use of quality grade food and ingredients that make the dhaba one most popular among the travelers on the highway. Though the food is a bit expensive serving one person stomach full within a range of ₹1000 is downcast by the food quality they provide. This leads it to the path to getting excellent ratings by reviewers all over the country.

The bombay dhaba

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Mumbai Nashik Highway, Kalwa,

Thane – 400605

Phone: +(91)-7710081666

Timings: 11.00am – 1.30 am

Meal for Two: ₹2000 (approx.)

12. New Mini Punjab Restaurant

As Kashmir is perfect for Mughlai cuisines and woolens and Bengal for Sarees, Punjab is perfect for its flavors and pure food. This taste is as well perfect Punjabi in the New Mini Punjab restaurant. As the name suggests, this is a place where you would get the authentic tastes of Punjab’s soil in a nutshell. A very unassuming restaurant that is ready to surprise you with all its unique dishes is sure to win your heart away every time you visit them.

A very average priced eatery is a very popular place for Punjabis and food lovers as well all over in Mumbai.


25 & 26, Landmark Society, Sector 14,

Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Phn: (+91)-22-27898054, +(91)-9867801803, 9323999987

Timings: 8.00am-3.00pm


Meal for Two: ₹450 (approx.)

13. Arma Court

The specialty of this particular restaurant situated on the Off WE Highway road is its on-time service. Abreast of great tasty food what they focus upon is the on-time delivery of food. They value the fact behind hunger for food and they like the least to keep their customers waiting for food much long and thus make it somehow to manage delivery on-time.

It is this quality of the restaurant that would pull you for sure time & again.


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2, Near Court, Off WE Highway,

AK Marg,

Bandra East, Mumbai

Phone: +(91)-22-26479477, 64151425, 26479505, 26478890, 26472929 +(91)-8108459645, 9004680810, 9821745373

Timings: 10.00am-12.00am

Meal for Two: <₹1000 (approx.)

Best Dhabas in Mumbai

Dhaba Names Location
Shalimar Dhaba Mumbai-Nashik Highway, Kalyan
Mezbaan Dhaba Bombay Pune Road, Mumbra, Thane Area
Parsi da Dhaba Village Varwada | Taluka Talasari, Thane
Pritam Da Dhaba Dadar East, Mumbai
Guru da Dhaba Andheri West, Mumbai
Arma Court Off WE HIghway
New Mini Punjab Restaurant Vashi Navi Mumbai
Bombay Dhaba Mumbai-Nashik Highway
Rajdhani Dhaba in Bhiwandi, Mumbai Mumbai Nashik Highway
Oye Punjabi, Padga Mumbai Nashik Highway
Dairyland, Talasari National Highway No 8
Varsu Dhaba, Lonavla Mumbai Pune Highway
Bhajan Singh Da Dhaba Old Mumbai-Pune Highway

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