Planet earth is covered with 70% water. Which means that there are plenty of coastal areas, and their staple diet is the seafood. The marine life offers millions of wondrous creatures and thousands of delicious foods. Despite the fact that fishing is considered a favourite pastime in some parts of the world, it is the cooking it later and eating it that is most looked forward to.
The entire Indian coastal belt throws some brilliant seafood on your plate. So does most of the Asian cuisine, along with the Continental foods. Fish, prawns, squids, lobster, octopus, crabs, oysters, and many many others are combined with the spices, condiments, sauces to make up some of the most delicious foods in the world.
Mumbai, being a coastal city itself, has a lot of local flavours from the Malwani, Konkani, and Agri sub-cuisines of the Maharashtrian cuisine. Some of the more favoured seafood items here are prawns, rawas, salmon, crabs and lobsters. But, Mumbai is also a city of the inventive ones. The imported cuisines from the world gave Mumbai their offering of seafood, and the seafood restaurants in Mumbai have done well to retain the authentic dishes while also Indianising some of them.
So, pick your pick from the menus of the best seafood restaurants in Mumbai and just Scootsy it!
The best seafood in Mumbai
The world is a big coastal area and that only means that the fish is consumed everywhere. There are plenty of fish in the sea and most of them are incredibly savoury foods. Seafood is a staple diet for a lot of people around the world, and the variety of fish constitute a major portion of it. Fishing as an activity is also very popular across the world, and it gives people the satisfaction of getting their own food. There are saltwater fish (sea) and sweet water fish (river), and there is a mixture of both kinds of fishes in the cuisines around the world.
The salmon, the surmai, the bombay duck, the bangda, the pomfret, the basa, and the ladyfish are some of the more prominent fishes consumed. Order from an array of fish dishes including the Fish Koliwada, Surmai Fry, Slice Pomfret Fry, Fish and Chips, Seafood Manchow Soup, Fish Fingers, Fish Shashlik, Fish Ginger, Fish Chilli, Grilled Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce, Rawas Cleopatra, and Fish Biryani, and a host of other fish dishes.
Prawns or jhinga are a favourite among the seafood lovers. They have also been adapted as a food across the world cuisines and have become a favourite not only in coastal areas, but also in the interior lands throughout the world (God bless globalisation).
From the prawn soups, prawn starters, grilled prawns, to the prawn noodles, rice, prawn fry, the jhinga has experimented with every course of a meal and has conquered it. Some of the most popular dishes are Thai Prawns Soup, Prawns Manchow Soup, Tiger Prawns Golden Fry, King Prawns Butter Pepper Garlic, Prawns in Sweet and Sour Sauce, Prawns Sukha, King Prawns Curry, Thai Curry with Prawns, JhingaLasooni, and Wasabi Prawns.
Squids are considered delicious and are relished as a favourite across the world. Cuisines like the American, Basque, Canadian, Chinese, Egyptian, English, Filipino, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tunisian, Turkish and Vietnamese all have a variety of squid dishes. The squids are slowly becoming more and more popular as a food.
The squid is made into a long list of variety of dishes. Some of them are Squid Fry, Squids in Hunan Sauce, Squids in Hot Garlic Sauce, PeriPeri Squids, Squid in Butter Pepper Garlic, Squid Ghee Roast, Charcoal Grill Squid, Squids Sukha, Squid Rings, and Squid Gassi.
Crab and Lobster
Crabs are consumed in almost all parts of the world. There are two primary ways of consuming a crab. One, where it is consumed with the shell, and other, where the meat is extracted from the crab and cooked and served with other accompaniments. Crabs, with or without the shell, are delicious. The heavily crab consumer cuisines are Asian, Continental and the American. A great crab dish is hard to find, but we make it easier with only the best seafood restaurants in Mumbai on Scootsy, to ensure you only get the best food of the lot. Some of the best crab dishes are King Crab in Butter Pepper Garlic Sauce, King Crab in Hot Black Garlic Sauce, Prawn Crabmeat Sauce, Crab Soup, Crabmeat Soup, Crab Pondicherry Curry, Crab Masala Fry, Crab SarsonMaach Curry and a host of others.
Lobster, on the other hand, is a recently popularised food. For centuries it was served to inmates in prisons, and was looked at as a cheap, canned, staple food for the poor. It was only in the late 19th century, that the lobster became popular in parts of New York and Boston in the United States of America and then slowly grew to become a fancy dish served with wine in posher places. Not being a traditionally popular dish, the lobster is sort of an acquired taste in today’s world and still not a commonplace item on the regular menu. Some of the most popular lobster dishes in the seafood restaurants in Mumbai are Baby Lobster Tikka, Baby Lobster Curry, Lobster Bisque, and Lobster Thermidor.
Order from a myriad of the best seafood restaurants in Mumbai
Ankur - The Coastal Bistro
Ankur - The Coastal Bistro opened in 1941, and is one of the oldest restaurants in Mumbai. It also happens to be one of the best non-veg restaurants in Mumbai with their authentic and traditional seafood dishes from various parts of India.
The restaurant has done incredibly well to retain its quality and authenticity of food despite undergoing a change a few years back. And the seafood is to die for. With Scootsy, you can order dishes like Kerala Prawns, Prawns Karawali, South Indian YattiRava (Rava Prawns), Squid Kundapur, Clams Butter Pepper Garlic, MaruvaiAjadina (Clams Sukha), Fish Thekady, MeenKaidina (Fish Fry), and many others from Ankur - The Coastal Bistro.
Mahesh Lunch Home
Mahesh Lunch Home is one of the best seafood restaurants in Mumbai. They specialise in Mangalorean and Chinese-style seafood. They have been in the business long enough to know the importance of maintaining quality and only make top-notch food.
Present in multiple locations in Mumbai, you can order great seafood anywhere in Mumbai through the Scootsy app and relish the delights of the sea. Some of the specialties at Mahesh Lunch Home include PomfretMalai Tikka, Crab Tandoori Regular, Fish Seekh Kebab, Malabar RawasMachhi Tikka, Pesto Pomfret Indian Style, Prawns Manchurian, Squid Chow Chow, Seafood Burnt Chilli Rice, Seafood Combination Soup, Crab Fish Vijaywada Curry, Bangda Fry, and PomfretSarsonMaach Curry.
China Valley is an Asian restaurant with their specialty being the seafood side of the Asian cuisine. The Asian cuisine is full of gems of seafood dishes involving fish, shrimps, squids, prawns and a host of other marine species.
China Valley is one of the best seafood restaurants in Mumbai, not only in the Asian foods segment, but overall. Their intricately designed menu is a mix of authentic Asian and fusion food. Some of the best seafood dishes that you can Scootsy from China Valley are Seafood Lemon Coriander Soup, Special Prawns Pepper Soup, Crab Jade Soup, Crab Meat Spicy Soup, Fish Teriyaki, Honey Smoke Prawns, Fish Soya Chilli, Fish TepanYaki, Fish Black Pepper Sauce, Prawns Keon Sauce, Fish Dragon Pepper, Fish Thai Style in Red Curry, and Prawns Ginger Chilly Garlic Sauce.
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