Eating Out In Powai | Hood Guide

By Sanjana Subramanian November 29, 2018
Beautiful Powai. Image Source: Hiranandani.com

It is always, always important to have with you a friendly neighbourhood guide. From knowing where to party to thinking of the perfect place for that family dinner, a restaurant guide can help you in more ways than one.

While my previous guides told you everything you needed to know about BKC, this time, get set to read this handy guide to eating out in Powai. From delicious meals to quick bites, we’ve rounded up every place possible so that you can have a good time. Scroll on!

Party Stops

Crafters Tap House

Craft beer lovers looking for a bit of down-time must hit up

Located inside the popular Haiko Mall, this place is ideal for catching up with the gang. Their brews are crafted by renowned brew masters and you can munch on delicious kebabs or pick from their extensive charcuteri board as you sip. The food menu has offerings ranging from tandoori prawns and tacos to an authentic bangers and mash.

Haiko Palace Mall, Central Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Hiranandani Complex, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 3015 1675

Drinks at Crafters Tap House

Drinks at Crafters Tap House

Hitchki

From innovative cocktails to the best music, Hitchki has it all. Located at Powai’s Hiranandani Business Park, Hitchki is an ideal spot to visit with friends. This resto-bar revolves around the concept of nostalgia, which is why its menu offers up dishes that will remind you of your childhood, especially with options like their Bacon Pancake Lasagna and the quirky laksa prawn dum biryani. Think marble tiles, a vintage jukebox and drinks that you will keep coming back for. 

G5, Transocean house, Lake Boulevard Rd. Hiranandani Business Park Powai, Near Kaya skin clinic, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 6258 8999

Asian Food At Hitchki

Asian Food At Hitchki

Rude Lounge

Rude Lounge has already made a name for itself across the city. Brimming with young party-goers on the weekends, this spot is best known for its thriving Saturday nights. But it is also an apt choice to head to on a weekday, when you just want to let loose after a long day at work. It is also best known for its cold beer and quick, finger food like the Loaded Nachos, Veg Khari Bruschetta and the classic Chicken Lollypop.  

B-Wing, Supreme Business Park, 8, South Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 077388 92802

Hoppipola

Everyone knows that Hoppipola is where the party’s at. The Powai outlet’s cheery interiors will put a smile on your face from the moment you step in. Its décor is charmingly boho and its service is surprisingly swift. Pick from a list of Hoppi special cocktails with quirky names like Da VinciTini and munch on their classics like the truffle fries, the Old Monk Chicken Wings, the Paneer Tikka Pizza and more.

Galleria Shopping Centre 136, 138 A, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013

Contact: 076250 73529

Drinks at Hoppipola

Drinks at Hoppipola

Harry’s Bar + Café

This watering hole at Central Avenue Road in Powai is a popular choice among locals, and for good reason. The dimly lit spot is offset by bright pops of colour at the well-stocked bar that features bright red furnishings and pretty yellow lights. Go for the Caramel Popcorn Martini or the famous Singapore Sling. Binge on chili chicken, fries and poutine, their popular pepperoni pizza and lots more.

1st Floor, 103, Ventura Park, IT Building, Hiranandani Gardens, Opposite D Mart, Central Avenue Road, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 075067 87212

Interiors at Harry's Bar + Cafe

Interiors at Harry’s Bar + Cafe

Bar 87 – Ramada 

This bar is located inside the swish Ramada Powai Hotel and Convention Centre and is considered to be one of the trendiest bars in the vicinity. Ensconce yourself inside its sparkling glass walls overlooking the surrounding hills. Here on a date? Make sure to book their floating bar tables in advance, for a romantic experience for two. From exotic cocktails to the choicest of spirits, this spot promises a wealth of offerings to choose from.

Saki Vihar Rd, Murarji Nagar, Mayur Nagar, Passpoli, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400087

Contact: 022 2858 5000

Interiors at Bar 87

Interiors at Bar 87

The Finch

Scouting for pub-style ambience, live music and a great time? You will find it all at The Finch. Known for their live music gigs, The Finch attracts a great crowd, all of whom are lovers of music. Order the Truffled Exotic Mushroom Dumplings for its deliciously creamy flavour while cheese lovers can opt for the Burrata Pizza, loaded with molten cheese. The drinks menu offers international and Indian wines, all the other spirits of your choice and a range of non-alcoholic beverages.

Shah Industrial Estate, Opposite to Huntsman Building, Next to John Baker Bus Stop, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400072

Contact: 080559 92993

Mezze Platter at The Finch

Mezze Platter at The Finch

Breeze Lounge

This rooftop lounge in Powai has the most stunning views, often dubbed as being the restaurant with the best view in all of Powai. They serve only vegetarian food, so if you are one, mark this place down for that next dinner. The food and drinks menu is extensive, with Mediterranean and Italian being the cuisines on offer. Sip on some of their signatures from the bar menu such as the Tangy Monk with a hint of orange and cranberry notes as you munch on bestsellers like the Pesto Pizza and Stuffed Mushrooms. 

8th Floor, A Wing, Supreme Business Park, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai

Contact: 022 66083939

Drinks with a view at Breeze Lounge

Drinks with a view at Breeze Lounge

Madeira & Mime

This gastropub in Mumbai is an excellent combination of dinner, drinks and dancing. The staff here is hearing and speech impaired, so you must communicate using their sign language, a guide to which is conveniently provided. The menu offers comfort food like pizza, pasta, rolls and ramen as well as Soho style sandwiches. The bar menu includes spirits beer, wine, cocktails as well as mocktails, apart from an assortment of over 20 alcoholic shots.

Trans Ocean House, Lake Blvd Rd, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact:  022 4141 5161

Interiors at Madeira & Mime

Interiors at Madeira & Mime

Dining

Mirchi & Mime

Owned and operated by the founders of Madeira & Mime, this restaurant offers the experience of a nice, sit-down meal. The servers here too, are hearing and speech impaired and you must give them your order using the sign language indicated on the menu. The place offers a creative take on classic Indian food. The Paneer Malai Seekh is a great choice, as is the Kaffir Rasam. Non-vegetarians can try the Chicken Angara or the Chicken White Pepper Tikka. For dessert, enjoy the decadent Nutella Toffee Tart.

Trans Ocean House, Hiranandani Gardens, MHADA Colony 19, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 4141 5151

Interiors at Mirchi & Mime

Interiors at Mirchi & Mime

Chili’s

This popular American restaurant chain promises bright lights, pops of colour and a spunky vibe. So, if you’re in the mood for some classic Tex-Mex and American food served in a charming Southwestern style setting, Chili’s is the place to be. This spot offers an extensive menu, with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to choose from. Their signature Chili is a great choice, as are the short ribs. They also have a special children’s menu, in case you’re visiting with the kids.

13, Ventura Bldg Business Park Powai Mumbai Maharashtra IN 400076, Central Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 6741 9003

Mexican Food at Chili's

Mexican Food at Chili’s

Mehman Nawazi

When it comes to food and hospitality, Mehman Nawazi takes the cake. Its courteous staff, elegant ambience and mouth-watering food varieties make it a place to reckon with. What you absolutely cannot miss out on here is the Cheese Kurkure, a scrumptious preparation that is served in shot glasses. If you think there’s no such thing as too much cheese, call for the Chulbuli Cheese Kebabs that will simply melt in your mouth. Wash it down with a refreshing drink or the signature thick lassi.

8th Floor, A Wing, Supreme Business Park, Hiranandani, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 6608 3939

Meal with a view at Mehman Nawazi

Meal with a view at Mehman Nawazi

Sigree

Located at Powai’s Central Avenue Road, Sigree promises a delightful experience each time you visit. The place is predominantly known for its buffet that offers up plenty of culinary options. The buffet has chaat options, live counters and delicious starters for you to indulge in. They have an a la carte option as well including North Indian, Lebanese and even Greek offerings, but people tend to visit for their buffet and we think you should, too. 

Ventura Building, Hiranandani Business Park, 101, Central Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 2570 8967

Interiors at Sigree

Interiors at Sigree

Mainland China

Chinese food lovers, take note! Powai’s outlet of this crowd-favourite is worth it. The place offers a warm vibe and is brightly lit, with attentive servers. The aroma of sizzling Chinese will assail your nostrils even as you step in. If you’re a fan of mushrooms, try the Stir-Fried Teriyaki Mushroom. You should also try the Lemon Coriander Soup if you’d like something light and refreshing. For dessert, gorge on the Steamed Coconut Dumplings with Honey Butter Sauce.

Park, 1st Floor, City Park, Central Avenue, Near ‘D’ Mart Hiranandani Business, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 2570 8800

Interiors at Mainland China

Interiors at Mainland China

Skky – Ramada

Enjoy a lush, fine dining experience on a rooftop in the heart of Powai at Skky, at the Ramada. This was also one of the first spaces in Mumbai to offer a rooftop dining experience to the people. It makes for the perfect place for date night, or even an evening with intimate family. Come dine under the open skies, choosing from a selection of Pan Asian dishes, gourmet pizzas and Middle Eastern delicacies. Vegetarians can savour the Paneer Tikka Pizza and the Vietnamese Summer Rolls. Non-vegetarians can choose from the Spiced Pork & Shitake Dim Sum platter, the Tandoori Jhinga or the BBQ Chicken Pizza.

Saki Vihar Rd, Murarji Nagar, Mayur Nagar, Passpoli, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400087

Contact: 022 2858 5000

Skky-Ramada

Skky- Ramada

Mia Cucina

Think elegant wooden interiors, fetching curios and quirky photo frames on the walls; Mia Cucina’s warm ambience and comforting food makes for one of the best casual dining experiences. From their crunchy thin-crust pizzas to the heavenly oven-roasted rosemary potatoes, everything here is a culinary treat. Try the Torte di Pollo which are essentially crisp chicken cakes or call for the classic penne arrabiatta, if you don’t want to experiment. 

G3 Transocean, Hiranandani Business Park, Lake Blvd Rd, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 3962 5825

Fresh bread at Mia Cucina

Fresh bread at Mia Cucina

Red Olives

This multi-cuisine restaurant at Hiranandani Gardens is a great choice for family dinners with comfortable seating, twinkling chandelier style lights and prompt service. Be it Continental, North Indian or Chinese fare, this place has it all. While they do offer buffets, we’d suggest opting for ordering food off the menu. They have a range of delicious salads like the Thai Papaya Slaw and Citrus Smoked Chicken Salad. Start with the spritzy Strawberry and Kiwi Mint Cooler before trying the Curried Baked Vegetables, the Wild Mushroom Risotto or the Rosemary Flattened Chicken.

G 19,Ventura, Next to Axis Bank, Central Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 98338 99540

SodaBottleOpenerWala

Looking for Parsi grub in Powai? You know what to do. Head to SodaBottleOpenerWala, of course! The décor is quintessentially Parsi, with eclectic posters and old boards. From classics like the berry pulao to other selections such as a Bacon Vada Pav, this restaurant will delight you with its simple and lip-smacking food. The servers are friendly and efficient and will help you make a choice, should you find yourself in a muddle. And of course, you can’t possibly leave without sipping on the classic raspberry soda.

Sentinel, Ground, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact:  084519 05404

Interiors At SodaBottleOpenerWala

Interiors At SodaBottleOpenerWala

The Fatty Bao

Excellent sushi. Excellent seafood. Excellent service. The Fatty Bao has all three. The vibe is cheerful and cozy and is a perfect choice when you just want to hang out with your friends on a lazy Sunday. Some noteworthy dishes here would be the Crab Bao, the Papaya Mango Salad and all of their sushi varieties. Sushi is something they rarely, if ever, go wrong with. Pair your food with a little something from their drinks menu, like their interesting ‘Root to Fruit’ cocktails. 

Powai Plaza, Sentinel, Ground Floor, Opp, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 077770 49771

Sushi at The Fatty Bao

Sushi at The Fatty Bao

Suzette Creperie & Café 

Step into Suzette for a delicious breakfast or an evening snack of authentic French crepes. The décor is soft, charming and airy and the menu offers a variety of organic sweet and savoury crepes as well as other light bites. Our favourites are the classic Nutella Crepe and the Croque Matin, both of which act as perfect pick-me-ups on a dull day. Their beverage menu offers an extensive selection of juices, coffee and smoozies.

Ventura Building, 502-A, Central Ave, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 080808 09554

Crepes at Suzette

Crepes at Suzette

Aromas Café

Promising swish ambience, gourmet coffee and finger-licking food, Aromas Café in Powai is a café where you can spend hours chatting with friends or wrapping up meetings, surrounded by a sophisticated vibe. Choose from sandwiches, burgers, falafel and more. We also highly recommend their Spanish Omelette and the chilled Ice Dark Forest Mocha.

G6, Ventura Building, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Opposite DMart, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066

Contact: 022 4971 7770

Eggs at Aromas Cafe

Eggs at Aromas Cafe

Le Pain Quotidien

When you have a sudden sugar craving or a penchant to sink your teeth into some delicious bread somewhere in Powai, head to Le Pain Quotidien. This European style café doles out excellent bread, pastries and croissants. Visit in the day to be bathed in the soft glow of natural light spilling through the windows as you tuck into one of their flaky croissants. When you visit, make sure to try their garlic bread, the Chicken Stroganoff and of course, the Pain au Chocolat.

1st Floor, Rodas Hotel, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 6671 3030

Fresh soup at Le Pain Quotidien

Fresh soup at Le Pain Quotidien

Origami Japanese & Korean

Located inside one of Powai’s office towers, this restaurant serves fine Japanese and Korean cuisine. Grab a great seat on the terrace, surrounded by the warmth of Japanese lanterns or sit down indoors and take in the quirky décor, ranging from kimonos to actual origami work. From sushi and sashimi to hot bowls and broths, everything here is packed with flavour. We recommend the Tofu Miso Soup to start with and the refreshing Green Tea Ice Cream to end with.

B-Wing, Supreme Business Park, South Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Contact: 022 4974 4739

Salad bowl at Origami Japanese and Korean Restaurant

Salad bowl at Origami Japanese and Korean Restaurant

So the next time you’re in Powai with a massive appetite or that urge to party, you know exactly what to do.