Enjoy Pocket Friendly Mughlai At These Joints In Mumbai
Club 12 Feb 2019 7:26 am Places to visit in mumbai

To the point: Packed with street food stalls and fine dining restaurants, it’s difficult to find small-scale restaurants that serve delicious food at pocket friendly rates in Mumbai. After multiple culinary trips, we found out the best places in the city that serve delicious mughlai cuisine on a budget!


Don’t let the name confuse you. This outlet in Khar has been serving hungry mughlai food lovers for years now. From their biryani to the lighter-than-cotton caramel custard, everything is lip-smacking good. It’s a fast moving restaurant so don’t expect a fine dining experience. 
Where: Rajasthan, S.V road, Khar west
When: 8 am to 1 am, all days
Cost for two: Rs 500


An oldie but a goodie on this list! Kareem’s has been ruling the mughlai restaurant scene in Mumbai for years with its delish kebabs, rolls and even biryanis. What is amazing about this place is that it’s quick, tasty and absolutely consistent in its taste, whichever outlet you go to. 
Where: Kareem’s, Shop 53, 53A, 54, Ground Floor, Jai Hind Market, Dr. C. G. Road, Behind Gandhi Market Bus Stop, Chembur
When: 11.30 am to 4 pm, 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm, all days
Cost for two: Rs 700

Oye Pappe

This deliver-only mughlai joint offers a great variety of mughlai starters and main course dishes on its menu. Along with non-vegetarian food, they have been known to make the most delicious vegetarian food too. They have also tackled one common complaint with most mughlai take-away or delivery joints which is the chewiness of the roti or naan. Their breads are soft and light to eat even after delivery! 
Where: Oye Pappe, Kalina Road, Santacruz East
When: 11 am to 3 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm, all days
Cost for two: Rs 450 

Noor Mohammadi Hotel

The restaurant that made the ‘Sanju Baba Chicken’ famous- a recipe that Sanjay Dutt enjoys at this place. Noor Mohammadi is also known for its Nalli Nihari, a dish that only a few get right in this city. Don’t forget to pick up their readymade meat masala which they retail at the restaurant itself! 
Where: Noor Mohammadi Hotel, 179, Wazir Building, Abdul Hakim Chowk, Bhendi Bazar, Near, Mohammad Ali Road
When: 6 am to 1.30 am, all days
Cost for two: Rs 350 


An authentic mughlai dining experience in the city at an affordable rate is possible at Gulshan-e-Iran. Their tandoori items are a crowd favourite along with its biryani. Wrap up your meal with their yummy kulfi falooda, which is must have here. 
Where: Gulshan-e-Iran, 15, Corner Of MRA Marg, Musafir Khana Road, Crawford Market, Mumbai CST Area
When: 7 am to 1.30 am, all days 
Cost for two: Rs 500

Goila Butter Chicken

While the chef-cum-owner of this restaurant has represented India on Masterchef Australia, their prices are still pocket-friendly. Known for its butter chicken, Goila’s butter chicken has a smokey flavour to the gravy, something that even hard core Delhi fiod-lovers rave about. So don’t forget to try that! 
Where: Goila Butter Chicken, Shop 26, 4 Bungalows, Sai Kanwal Complex, Indira Nagar, Near DN Nagar Metro Station, 4 Bungalows
When: 12 noon to 1 am, all days
Cost for two: Rs 700