Your Guide To Eating In Style At BKC | MF Guide

By Sanjana Subramanian July 12, 2018
Swanky Interiors At Jyran, Sofitel. Image Source: Zomato

Gone are the days when you had to visit a five-star hotel for a fancy restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Today, thanks to areas like BKC and Lower Parel, the options are seemingly limitless when it comes to fine dining restaurants.

Speaking of BKC, the area has transformed from a drab office space to the place to be to enjoy a good meal. Be it a post-work dinner with colleagues or friends or a romantic date with your beau, BKC has a bunch of fine dining restaurants promising lovely ambience and delicious food.

So the next time you’re planning date night, make sure to pull up our handy guide telling you where you should go in BKC to dine in style.

Masala Library

Helmed by mega restaurateur Jiggs Kalra, Masala Library takes the cake when it comes to molecular gastronomy. If you’re in the mood for some fine food plated to perfection, head to BKC’s First International Financial Centre. From intriguing palate cleansers to soft, pan flavoured cotton candy that works as a substitute for after-mints, the restaurant has it all. With items like Dal Chawal Arancini and Wild Mushroom Chai, the menu offers both North Indian and South Indian cuisine, served with a twist. You could opt for a la carte, or go for a fixed tasting menu that offers a 16-course meal in small portions. This is one meal that will impress the boots of anyone!

Cost: Approx. INR 5,000 for two

Masala Library. Image Source: Zomato

Masala Library. Image Source: Zomato

Pa Pa Ya

A sprawling, well-lit space in Maker Maxity is where Zorawar Kalra’s third outlet of this famed pan-Asian restaurant lies. Go here for dishes that have become famous on Instagram like the Sushi Burger, the layered sushi pizza and Sushi Doughnut, amongst others. If sushi isn’t your style, Pa Pa Ya is also well-known for its Thai, Japanese and Chinese offerings as well.

Cost: Approx. INR 2,000 for two

Japanese Food At Pa Pa Ya. Image Source: Zomato

Japanese Food At Pa Pa Ya. Image Source: Zomato

Yauatcha

Got dim sum on your mind? Give in to your cravings at Yauatcha. Located at Raheja Towers, this dimly lit and quietly elegant restaurant offers Cantonese and Chinese food that comes with a Michelin star in London. Patrons have been found raving about their dumplings as well as their exceptional service.
P.S. Mark this place down for a bit of serious celeb spotting.

Cost: Approx. INR 2,800 for two

A Meal At Yauatcha. Image Source: Zomato

A Meal At Yauatcha. Image Source: Zomato

Jyran – Sofitel

Jyran serves up a setting that is as beautiful and rich as is the food on offer. Kitted out like a palace, this is the ideal place for a family dinner, where you can tuck into a wealth of authentic Mughlai and North Indian flavours. Apart from whipping up a mean Paya Yakni Soup and lip-smacking kebabs, they also serve an abundance of vegetarian options like the Dal Al Jyran which is cooked overnight, the flavourful Dahi ke Kebab and Subz Miloni to go with your rotis.

Cost: Approx. INR 3,000 for two

Nara

Looking for the perfect place for date night? Look no further than Nara, an internationally acclaimed Thai restaurant in Raheja Towers that has cooked up a storm with its famous purple themed cuisine. The décor is charming and tastefully designed with purple sofas and even purple plates! A bit of this purple also spills over into their food and beverages as a tribute to the butterfly pea flower, an ingredient the restaurant specially imports from Thailand. If you find yourself in a muddle, take it from us and call for the Butterfly Pea Rice, the Yum Phak Bhook and their signature dessert, the Nara Coconut Ice Cream, served with condiments.

Cost: Approx. INR 1,800 for two

Dessert Platter. Image Source: Zomato

Dessert Platter. Image Source: Zomato

 

Tuskers – Sofitel

Bathed in the soft glow of yellow lights, Tuskers is every vegetarian’s delight. Lose yourself to the flavours of India with their pure vegetarian Gujarati and Rajasthani fare, served with élan by the courteous staff. Try the Jodhpuri Mirch Pakoda if you can handle the spice and don’t forget to order their delicious Bharwan Shimla Mirch and signature Gatte Ki Sabzi. They also have a well-stocked bar to help you wash it all down.

Cost: Approx. INR 3,300 for two

Interiors At Tuskers. Image Source: Zomato

Interiors At Tuskers. Image Source: Zomato

Pondicherry Café – Sofitel

French, Asian, North Indian – you name it, they have it. Enjoy the plush carpet under your feet, bright lights to set the mood and the aroma of delicious food as you make your way towards the buffet. You can also choose from their menu, but they are pretty famous for their buffet spread. From soups to salads to hot chicken or vegetables from the tandoor, you’re bound to be going for seconds.

Cost: Approx. INR 4,000 for two

Interiors At Pondicherry Cafe. Image Source: Zomato

Interiors At Pondicherry Cafe. Image Source: Zomato

Hemant Oberoi

Situated on the ground floor of BKC’s Jet Airways Godrej Building, Hemant Oberoi has something for everyone. The space is kid friendly, hosts wine tastings and also offers gluten free and vegan options. Some popular dishes on the menu that you ought to try are the Avocado Tortilla Pizza, the Mushroom Ravioli and the Brie & Truffle Soufflé. The place also calls for a dessert binge with whacky, mouth-watering goodies like the Chocolate Shawarma and the Three Milk Parfait.

Cost: Approx. INR 4,000 for two

Interiors At Hemant Oberoi. Image Source: Zomato

Interiors At Hemant Oberoi. Image Source: Zomato

022 – Trident
A picture-perfect space, O22 boasts of a meal with a view. Their Sunday brunch buffet is highly talked about by every foodie worth his salt. The menu spans across Japanese, Asian and North Indian fare. From earthy curries to freshly rolled sushi on offer, visiting here will ensure that you leave with not just a full belly, but a happy one.

Cost: Approx. INR 4,000 for two

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Pave. Image Source: Zomato

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Pave. Image Source: Zomato

Botticino – Trident

Dine come un italiano at Trident’s tastefully designed Italian restaurant. The food here is authentically Italian and the menu here features a smorgasbord of delights such as their Cuttle Fish Carpaccio, Goat Cheese Mousse, Risotto Milanese and even a deliciously fresh Eggplant and Scamorza Ravioli. Don’t miss out on their Italian style desserts! Think Affogato and a creamy Tiramisu.

Cost: Approx. INR 4,000 for two

Butternut Squash Tortellini. Image Source: Zomato

Butternut Squash Tortellini. Image Source: Zomato

CinCin

This Italian spot has a variety of starters, a.k.a. cicchetti and antipasti inspired by the Venetian way of eating. Their hand made pasta and wood oven fired pizza might also be some of the best in the city! I’d recommend going for the Strozzapreti Ala Norma if you like your pasta with a tang.

Cost: Approx. INR 2,000 for two

Interiors At Cin Cin. Image Source: Zomato

Interiors At Cin Cin. Image Source: Zomato