InOnIt Guides: Best Thai Food in Mumbai
Sawatdii Kha! No, it’s not the name of another restaurant in the city. We are just greeting you in true Thai style. Let’s be honest, every once in a while we all need a taste of warm Thai curry rice and that fragrance of lemon grass to comfort ourselves. This guide is for all Thai food lovers. We give you the best places for Thai cuisine that will take you on an aromatic journey to Thailand and back with each bite.
To enjoy an elevated version of Thai cuisine, enter Thai Pavilion at Vivanta by Taj in Cuffe Parade because the Chef assures that he has travelled to Thailand and done all the possible research on the food and culture. With an open kitchen that will let out amazing fragrances in the air while you sip on excellent vintage wine, this restaurant is a great place for a fine dine experience. Choose from some of their signature dishes like Som Tam (Raw papaya salad), Poo Nim Krob (crispy soft shell crabs) or Kai Phad Prik Daeng (Chicken supreme flavoured with Thai herbs) and more. Thai Pavilion is open every day from 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm for lunch and 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm for dinner.
Address: Thai Pavilion, Lobby level, Vivanta by Taj, 90 Cuffe Parade, GD Somani Road, Mumbai 400005
Contact Number: 022 66650808
Koh is good in terms of it’s quality, flavour and quantity. This restaurant at the InterContinental Marine Drive Hotel is run by the Golden Hand Chef, as they fondly call him, Ian Kttichai who’s famous for his dramatic signature “high Thai” cuisine in a plush exotic kitchen. Choose from their Spiced Tiger Prawn Soup, Asian Salmon Tacos, Clay Pot Chicken and we assure Thailand will feel like home to you! The restaurant is open every day from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm for lunch and from 7:30 pm to 12:00 am for dinner.
Address: Koh by Ian Kittichai, InterContinental Marine Drive, 135 Marine Drive, Mumbai 400020
Contact Number: 022 39879999
This Pan Asian restaurant ranges from Chinese, Japanese to Thai cuisine and boasts of having 340 cocktail mixes of foreign liquor at the bar. With an interior and exterior seating area, the ambience is elegant and minimal. Choose from an affordable and extensive menu of starters, salads, choice of lamb, pork, beef, chicken or seafood along with vegetarian delights. Trikaya is closed between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm every day.
Address: Trikaya, 6/11, Mira Apartments, Seven Bungalows, Juhu Versova Link Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400061
Contact Number: 022 65021389
For a slightly less fancy yet delicious Thai meal that will involve towers of beer in a casual atmosphere, head to Temple Flower in Juhu. Try their Khow Suey that comes in a sufficient portion, Meegorang and Tom Yum Kai soup and enjoy your meal in a small alfresco area. The restaurant is open every day from 12:30 pm to 12:30 am.
Address: Temple Flower, Hotel Kings International, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 65703033, 022 26178860, 022 26178862, 022 26179762
India Jones at the Trident Hotel may serve multiple cuisines, but their Thai menu gets a special mention. Not only is their menu widespread, you will also find unique dishes like grand platters, Trilogy of Prawns and a live seafood section. At the side of each dish, there is a mention of where it hails from. Who knew Hormok Phak was from Thailand and Thap Cam Rau Xao was from Vietnam? Their papaya salad and red Thai curry get a double thumbs up!
India Jones is open every day from 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm and 7:30 pm to 11:45 pm.
Address: India Jones, Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021
Contact Number: 022 66325757, 022 66324343
Another famous joint for casual South East Asian dining is Lemon Grass. One can describe its food as simple, down to earth but sumptuous nonetheless with quick service and affordable prices. The starters are great and we suggest you try the minced chicken with Asian herbs that comes wrapped in a banana leaf. Their personal meals or bowls are also great for a filling meal. Lemon Grass is open every day from 12 noon to 11:30 pm.
Address 1: Lemon Grass, 4, Carlton Road, Turner Road-Pali Road Junction, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050
Contact Number: 022 26429193
Address 2: Lemon Grass, 106, 1st Floor, Palmspring Complex, Above Croma, Next To Dmart, New Link Road, Malad (W), Mumbai 400064
Contact Number: 022 61615781
This Pan Asian restaurant started by Farrokh Khambatta is close to Churchgate Station and right next to the re-opened Café Sundance. Carnivores can try their tiger rolls – creamy spicy shrimp with nori, spider rolls – soft shell crab, tuna tiradito, Singapore crab pau, Vietnamese crispy duck and more. For those who prefer to stay off meat, try the gheisha rolls – sweet potato and asparagus with jalapenos dressing, kung pao tofu with asparagus and chilli and more. Umame is open from noon to 1:30 am and is shut between 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm every day. To read InOnIt’s review of Umame, click here.
Address: Eros Theatre Building, First Floor, East Wing, M Karve Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020
Contact Number: 022 61110303
This restaurant has left nostalgic memories for many, as it is fairly old compared to the others in the list. Choose from soups and salads, starters, main course and expect great proportions. Thai Ban is open from noon to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to midnight every day.
Address: 8/9, Gasper Enclave, Junction Of St John’s & Pali Road, Pali Naka, Bandra (W), Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 26459775, 022 26458176, 9769091725
And if you’re just too lazy to get out but are still craving some Thai food, get in touch with Harpal’s Kitchen run by Harpal of course. This catering service delivers a lot of cuisines but we’ve heard raving reviews about their Thai dishes. Call Harpal’s Kitchen on 9833451897 for more details.