The 13 Best Places To Eat In BKC ̶ A Complete Neighbourhood Guide (2024)

I’ve witnessed the immaculate beauty of Bandra Kurla Complex, colloquially known as ‘BKC’. One of Mumbai’s foremost commercial hubs, full of tall constructions, each building a shade of black, blue, grey - colours we associate with perceived elitism of the corporate world. As a child, I was always excited to take a detour and witness how different BKC was from the rest of the city, a temporary erasure of all of its faults even if it was just for a few minutes.

Now, as an adult, I view the same neighbourhood a lot more differently. I can spot the monotony in the lives of those who tread the isolated roads of BKC, the plainness that hides beneath the fancy glass walls. While working in BKC might indeed be a pleasure and a privilege even, for some, one can’t deny how dull the area has always been. Apart from the regular office-goers and bus/rickshaw/cab drivers, not many visit the prominent Bandra Kurla Complex. Not willingly, at least. And definitely not for anything fun.

However, in the last few years, the food and beverage industry has indeed added the much-needed splash of colour that was lacking for so long. One no longer needs to step out after work and travel all the way till Bandra West (or further) to go have a good time. Even during the day, grabbing a quick lunch within the dull premises of BKC, or ordering in at your workplace, has become so much more easier considering the number of restaurants, cafes, and bars that have sprouted in the recent past.

From good old desi butter chicken to thai cuisine to food trucks, BKC today is a stellar example of how neighbourhoods are capable of evolving over time. In fact, BKC hasn’t just evolved, it has pretty much developed a whole different side to it ̶ one that stands in stark contrast to the uninteresting atmosphere that generally prevails in the area. And in case you haven’t heard about the best food joints in the area, fret not. Whether it’s indulgent dinners, post-work socialising scenes, or simply treating yourself - this Homegrown guide will help you pick a place that’s perfect for your needs.

Where: Ground Floor, The Capital, G Block, Behind ICICI Bank Building, Bandra Kurla Complex.

The Good Wife’s comfortable, laid back vibe accentuated by the wood panelling, warm lighting, and the wall dedicated to the names of women is exactly the kind of unwinding all of us deserve (and need). Try their Pumpkin goat cheese tortellini or the homestyle baked pizzas that come with an unusually thin crust (Hearty-choke). The co*cktail menu is diverse, creative, and very reasonably priced ̶ think Mrs. Robinson, Breakfast martini, and The Office Gigolo. For unusual desserts, we’d recommend the Rosemary Apple Pie a very different experience that will not disappoint.

Cost: INR 2,500 for two.

Where: 3, Maker Maxity, North Avenue, Bandra Kurla Complex.

Known for their breakfast spreads, LPQ is for anyone who likes to keep a check on their health but doesn’t want to give up eating outside food. Everything served here is healthy. Whether it’s to grab a quick avocado toast right before you or a delicious lunch spent basking in the warm glory of the afternoon sun, LPQ is the kind of place that exudes a peaceful, warm vibe in the middle of BKC’s hustle bustle.

Cost: INR 2,000 for two.

Where: Maker Maxity, 3, North Avenue, Bandra Kurla Complex.

If you love gorging on a lovely salad or a really healthy sandwich, Kitchen Garden by Suzette is where you should be. A refreshing ambience and great food make up this tiny little eatery in BKC. Try their chicken basil or falalfel sandwich. Alternatively, pick anything from their menu and get it customised just the way you like!

Cost: INR 1,000 for two.

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Where: 4, Family Court, Bandra Kurla Complex.

Amongst the barrage of fine dining options in BKC, Ramdas Hotel is a rather humble preference for anyone who wants to get the best of their money. More of a canteen than a restaurant, the ambience is simple, nothing over-the-top. However, it’s the food that keeps you coming back for more. With dishes like Mysore Masala Dosa and Pav bhaji, you can never go wrong. We’d recommend trying their lunch thali which is available in the afternoon. From Punjabi food to Indian Chinese to sandwiches and other variety of snacks, this one’s meant for all taste buds!

Cost: INR 400 for two.

Where: One BKC, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex.

Bombay Food Truck’s (BFT) menu caters to everyone — those bored of routine desi food and those craving ghar ka khana. “Gourmet street food with a twist” is how BFT describes their approach to Indian fusion cuisine. BFT’s unique flavour combinations are refreshing and pleasantly surprising, and are ideal for the foodie looking to break away from the monotony.

Cost: INR 500 for two.

Where: G2C, Trade Centre, Opposite MTNL, Skoda Showroom, Bandra Kurla Complex.

Known for serving up some of the quirkiest co*cktails in the area, one glance at True Tramm Trunk’s menu is all you need to be convinced of why it should be your go-to spot for all the post-work socialisation scenes. Their co*cktails, called ‘Goti Soda’, are interesting indigenous soda drinks that are served in a bottle. Home-made soda infused with jaljeera masala, vodka and lime, or bubble-gum infused vodka are some of the exciting offerings on their menu. There’s also a dance floor that’s almost always packed, especially on Friday nights, and a menu that’s an interesting mix of pretty much everything from Mumbai’s street food to Japanese and Italian fare.

Cost: INR 1,500 for two.

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VII. Nara

Where: Ground Floor, Raheja Towers, Near Dena Bank, Bandra Kurla Complex.

There’s no other place you should even be thinking of when it comes to authentic Thai cuisine. From salmon fish cakes to crispy lotus stems to prawn salads, Nara serves a variety of soups, curries, and seafood platters that are a tad expensive but completely worth the indulgence. They also have a special Flavours of Nara buffet which is served from Monday to Saturday, 12-4 pm and includes a delicious variety of Thai fare like crispy corn cake, tom yum, spicy raw papaya salad, jasmine rice, and nara coconut ice cream with condiments. So head here for a slice of Thailand in India.

Cost: INR 1,800 for two.

Where: 308, 3rd Floor, Sky Lobby, The Capital Building, Opposite ICICI Bank, Bandra Kurla Complex.

Although offices these days are much more creative than they were a decade ago, the monotony can somehow seep in through the blinders anyway. And sometimes, a change of space is all you need to get your brains working again, especially if your day isn’t going as well as you imagined it would. For times like these, Tea Trails is exactly what you need. From desi Bun Maska and Paneer 65 to exotic salads and pastas, Tea Trails has a menu that’s quite exhaustive and caters to all kinds of foodies. And of course, their unique collection of blended tea handpicked by tea sommeliers is what makes this place stand out. Because despite the innumerable coffee shops today, one seldom has a chance to explore the wide variety of tea that is consumed across the world.

Cost: INR 800 for two.

IX. BusaGo

Where: Ground Floor, FIFC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex.

For South east Asian food at prices that won’t break your bank, head to BusaGo. With its wooden tables, metal chairs, and a constant smell of coconut in the air, chef Nikhil Chib serves up the best thai curries, khow suey, and momos. Many of the dishes on the menu come with their own mysterious stories like the Burmese Chicken Kaukswe, which tastes phenomenal, is actually made from a generation-old recipe that has been passed down in the owner’s family. Make sure to end your meal with a banoffee in-a-cup or the flourless chocolate cake which is gluten free and healthier than most other chocolate desserts out there!

Cost: INR 800 for two.

Where: Trident Hotel, C 56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex.

Named after the city’s STD code, O22 at Trident is everything dream-like. Sophisticated with beautiful, classy interiors and food that exceeds itself. Known for its variety of breakfast combinations and fish preparations, we’re personally big fans of the soft and fluffy pancakes and the melt-in-your-mouth desserts like the homemade sorbets and Religieuse caramelito. Of course, when the food is so good, it always leaves you with a bit of regret for not being able to try everything on the menu! But don’t worry, 022’s buffet menu comes to the rescue just in time!

Cost: INR 4,000 for two.

Where: Ground Floor, The Capital Building, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex.

An all-day restaurant and bar that opens up as early as 8 am - perfect to catch that last-minute breakfast just before heading off to work. Dishkiyaaon’s interiors are surprisingly lively and colourful, with a blue phone booth that makes the place all the more endearing. From reasonably-priced Indian and English breakfasts to Dishkiyaaon Kathi rolls and an exclusive Brunch menu - Dishkiyaaon is pretty much a one-stop-shop for all kinds of untimely food cravings.

Cost: INR 1,200 for two.

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Delivery Only

Where: Opposite Chetna College, Bandra Kurla Complex.

With its very simple and affordable menu and an efficient delivery system, Charcoal Eats Express is for all the biryani enthusiasts in the house. Flavour-packed and steaming, Charcoal’s menu has a range of options from Afghani and Lucknow-style to Makhani and Tikka biryani, everything comes in options of veg, chicken, and mutton. They also have a handful of starters like Achaari Aloo and Chicken Seekh Kebab. Don’t forget to end your meal with a delicious salted caramel mousse.

Cost: INR 500 for two.

Where: 1, Near Vibgyor Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex.

Who doesn’t like Pizza? It’s the ultimate comfort food, perfect for a movie night in, or the safe last resort for when you don’t want to skim through the menu. Known for its cheesy goodness, pocket-friendly prices, and timely delivery, Mojo Pizza is one of the best pizza places in the areas. Try their Tex-Mex special or the Crowded House which comes with extra cheese and a whole lot of veggies or the Meat Eater. You can also choose the kind of crust you want thin, pan tossed, crispy thin, or chicken cheese blast!

Cost: INR 500 for two.

Special Mention

Where: 1st Floor, Club House Equinox Business Park, Kurla, Off BKC.

While Bar Stock Exchange isn’t exactly a food place (obviously), it’s still a great place to unwind after a particularly bad day at work. A one-of-its-kind concept in India, BSE serves both food and alcohol at extremely cheap rates. (Sometimes even at the MRP cost) Alcohol prices tend to keep varying through the day and if you’re lucky, you might just get the best deals. Finally a place where you can enjoy without having to incessantly glance at the right side of the menu. Happy drinking!

Cost: INR 1,300 for two.

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The 13 Best Places To Eat In BKC  ̶  A Complete Neighbourhood Guide (2024)


Who is the owner of BKC? ›

Godrej BKC (Bandra-Kurla Complex) is a project by Godrej Properties Limited developed in partnership with Jet Airways located in Mumbai, India.
Godrej BKC.
Godrej BKC (Bandra-Kurla Complex)
OwnerGodrej Group
Technical details
Floor countGround + 19
Floor area1,300,000 sq.ft.
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What is BKC famous for? ›

BKC is known as the commercial hub of Mumbai. Surrounded by many eateries and corporates offices.

Is Bandra and BKC same? ›

The Bandra Kurla Complex is a business and residential district in the city of Mumbai, India.
Bandra Kurla Complex.
The Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)
Civic agencyMMRDA
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Which companies are there in BKC? ›

Corporate Companies Bandra Kurla Complex Bandra East , Mumbai
  • V. Speedone Services Pvt Ltd. 3.8. ...
  • V. Dayanand Singh & Associates. 4.4. ...
  • 3.8. 74100 Ratings. ...
  • 3.9. 23969 Ratings. ...
  • Nesco Ltd (Corporate Office) 4.3. ...
  • One Assist Consumer Solutions Pvt Ltd. 4.3. ...
  • 4.0. ...
  • Ashar Group (corporate Office) 3.9.

Is auto allowed in BKC? ›

Two-wheelers and autos can never access the BKC connector, with the traffic department imposing a permanent ban on these vehicles on the overpass.

Is BKC posh area? ›

An upscale commercial hub, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is a business and residential district in Mumbai catering to high-end users. It is a planned commercial centre with designated areas for office space and commercial activities.

Which is the most posh locality in Mumbai? ›

Malabar Hill

It is not just any other elite residential locality but an exclusive residential address to some of India's wealthiest personalities, such as the CM of Maharashtra. Situated at Mumbai's southern tip, this most expensive area in Mumbai offers a three-side view of the beautiful Arabian Sea.

Is rickshaw allowed in BKC? ›

The long-awaited BKC-Chunabhatti flyover was recently inaugurated for public use. However, MMRDA is not allowing two-wheelers and auto-rickshaws to ply in this flyover, In addition to this, trucks and trailers have been barred from using the bridge, but BEST and other tourist buses can use the flyover.

Why is Bandra called so? ›

It is believed that Bandra got its name from the Persian word, 'Bandar', which means port. Bandra was a nondescript fishing village centuries ago and primarily had Kolis (fishermen) and farmers as its residents.

Is BKC a good investment? ›

With new and better infrastructure on the horizon, a host of shopping complexes for your basic amenities to your splurges, and ease of transportation, BKC has become a lucrative investment option for anyone looking to buy property.

How far is BKC from airport? ›

The distance between Mumbai Airport (BOM) and Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is 4 km.

Is Vakola a good place to live? ›

This locality is very neat and clean. Many co-operative people are living in harmony in this locality. Vakola. Good locality with corporate and residential area.

Why is Kurla called Kurla? ›

Kurla gets its name from the East Indian village of Kurla, whose name, in turn, originated from "Kurli", the local name for crab, as these were found in plenty in marshes in the vicinity of the village.

Which team is staying at Trident BKC? ›

Mumbai Indians- Trident BKC, Mumbai

This branch of the Trident Hotel is located at the business hub of Mumbai which is the Bandra Kurla Complex famously known as 'BKC'.

How far is BKC from Bandra station? ›

The distance between Bandra (Station) and Bandra Kurla Complex is 3 km.

Are bikes allowed in BKC? ›

Mumbai: Permanent ban on bikes, three wheelers, heavy vehicles on BKC-Chunabhatti connector. MUMBAI: The restriction on two wheelers, three wheelers and heavy vehicles on the BKC-Chunabhatti Connector was made permanent by the Mumbai Traffic Police on Monday.

Are buses allowed on BKC connector? ›

Also, while buses are allowed, trucks and trailers have been banned from the bridge. A sign at the bottom of the connector stated that trucks, trailers, two- and three-wheelers are not allowed on the connector. However, buses have been allowed.

Is Two Wheeler allowed on Sea Link? ›

The Bandra Worli Sea-Link is a 5.6 km long, 8 lane wide bridge that connects Bandra in western suburbs with Worli in South Mumbai. On a normal day, only cars are allowed to use the bridge after paying a toll fee.

Is BKC a good place to live? ›

BKC is a prestigious address for MNCs. Easy connectivity to Western express highway and the Chembur (thru the new bridge). Nice Locality. The locality is close to Bandra East and west.

Is Vikhroli East a good place to live? ›

Vikhroli east is a good locality. It has a good connectivity with eastern express highway which connect thane and cst easily to Vikhroli, having 7-8 Schools, and 1 international school also.It is close many colleges, markets, shopping malls, parks and gardens, railway station on Central line ,Banks and atms,Temples.

Where do middle class live in Mumbai? ›

  • Colaba- Cuffe Parade.
  • Worli- Lower Parel.
  • Dadar-Matunga-Parel.
  • Juhu.
  • Powai.
  • Ghatkopar East.
  • Borivali.
  • Kandivali.
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Which is the safest area in Mumbai? ›

Parel/Lower Parel

It is known for both the residential and commercial areas. It has some of the topmost residential complexes of the city and also lots of commercial complexes including the Kamala Mills. It is one of the posh areas of Mumbai and is also considered amongst the safe areas of the city.

Where do billionaires in Mumbai live? ›

Malabar Hill isn't only Mumbai's most affluent neighbourhood, but also India's most exclusive residential address, with the bulk of residents being billionaires and millionaires. additionally to luxurious condos and penthouses, the hillock area contains a few marquee properties priced at Rs 300 crores and above.

Which is the cheapest place to live in Mumbai? ›

List of 9 Most Affordable Places to Live in Mumbai
  • Ghatkopar.
  • Vikhroli.
  • Kandivali.
  • Malad.
  • Kurla.
  • Chembur.
  • Powai.
  • Airoli.
23 Aug 2022

Why are autos not allowed in South Bombay? ›

interesting point of contrast between Mumbai and Kolkata is that auto-rickshaws are banned in the main city district of Mumbai, thereby giving taxis a monopoly. Auto-rickshaws are not permitted to enter South Bombay in order to reduce congestion in the central business district, as shown in Figure 1.

Why bikes are not allowed on JJ flyover? ›

On JJ Flyover, 31 people were killed and 66 injured in the past five years with 90 per cent of these being two-wheeler riders. Nandkumar Chougule, deputy commissioner of police (traffic), said the spate of recent accidents on the stretch has prompted the traffic police to take this action.

Where is BKC jumbo Covid? ›

Bkc Jumbo Covid 19 Vaccination Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex-bandra East, Mumbai.

Which is best Bandra East or West? ›

If you are looking for short-term appreciation, then invest in Bandra West since it is a developed locale. However, if you are willing to stay in the market for long and reap higher capital returns, then you should consider Bandra East.”

What is the nickname for Mumbai? ›

Financial capital of India

What was Mumbai called before British? ›

The city's controversial renaming to Mumbai from Bombay is something a lot of us haven't truly processed yet.

Who owns Vastu Bandra? ›

Vastu Bandra Apartment Details

'Shri Ajit Thakkar' Founder and Chairman of Thakkar Group of companies is a successful entrepreneur having experiences in the field of textile and construction for over last 3 decades.

Who planned BKC? ›

In 1977, the MMRDA was appointed as the Special Planning Authority for planning and development of this complex. It covers 370 ha.

What is BKC 50? ›

BKC 50%: Benzalkonium Chloride,3rd generation quaternary ammonium compound (QUAT) | Raw material for disinfectants | For industrial use only (5 ltr)

How can I go to Kalyan from BKC? ›

The best way to get from Kalyan (Station) to Bandra Kurla Complex is to train which takes 41 min and costs ₹14 - ₹19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹75 - ₹180 and takes 2h 45m.

How far is Vikhroli from airport? ›

The distance between Vikhroli and Mumbai Airport (BOM) is 8 km. The road distance is 12.7 km.

What station is BKC on? ›

Bhikamkor Railway station is in Jodhpur district making it an important railway station in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The station code name of Bhikamkor is 'BKC'.

Is Vakola posh area? ›

Vakola is a affordable locality situated in the south western part of Mumbai. The pincode of this locality is 400055.

Which is the most developed place in Mumbai? ›

List of Top 7 Posh Areas in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Bandra – One of Posh Areas in Mumbai. ...
  • Malabar Hill – One of Exclusive & Posh Areas in South Mumbai. ...
  • Juhu – An Upmarket Locality of Mumbai. ...
  • Worli, a Plush Locality in Mumbai. ...
  • Altamount Road – Billionaires' Boulevard. ...
  • Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri – an Affluent Suburb.
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Which is the biggest suburb in Mumbai? ›

Andheri is one of the largest suburbs in Mumbai and is split into Andheri West and Andheri East.

What is Ghatkopar famous for? ›

Ghatkopar station is one of the oldest stations in Mumbai, It was opened in the year 1877. It is a railway station on the central railway line of Mumbai. About 565,000 commuters use the station daily.

Is Kurla East a posh area? ›

Kurla East. It is a Nice Locality. Good for investment Residential Township and very good location. Nice Locality.

Is Ghatkopar a posh area? ›

Ghatkopar is an upmarket place, but the people who helped make it so, sadly cannot afford to stay here any more.” Rajput adds, “Ghatkopar was once called a village because of the barren land.

Which is better Taj or Trident? ›

Trident, Nariman Point and The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai are both highly recommended by expert writers. On balance, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is preferred by most reviewers compared to Trident, Nariman Point.

What is the difference between Oberoi and Trident? ›

Both hotels are rated highly by experts. On balance, The Oberoi, Mumbai scores significantly higher than Trident, Nariman Point. The Oberoi, Mumbai comes in at #2 in Mumbai with endorsem*nts from 9 publications such as Travel + Leisure, Jetsetter and Condé Nast Traveler.

Who is the CEO of Trident Hotel? ›

Vikramjit Singh Oberoi

Who owns BKC land? ›

Japan's Sumitomo has once again turned out to be the successful bidder to lease two commercial plots of the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) at Rs 2,067 crore for a period of 80 years. The deal was offered by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which is the planning agency in the BKC.

Who is the owner of Kurla? ›

Kurla railway station
Kurla Coorla
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)Central Line, Harbour Line
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What is BKC slang? ›

What does BKC stand for?
Rank Abbr.Meaning
BKCBetween Keyboard and Chair
BKCBible Knowledge Commentary
BKCBlitzkreig Commander (game)

Why is it called Ghatkopar? ›

There are many interpretations to how Ghatkopar got its name. Some say it refers to the hill range tapering off at Thane, "Ghat ke oopar", which roughly means "on top of hill". Others believe the name is derived from the Marathi word for "corner" of the Western Ghats- "Kopara", therefore, Ghat-kopara.

Who owns highest land in Mumbai? ›

However, what they are most famous for is being Mumbai's biggest private land owner with vast tracts of land in the north eastern suburb of Vikhroli. The Godrej group owns 3,400 acres of land in Mumbai, the country's most expensive property market.

What is the richest neighborhood in Mumbai? ›

Malabar Hill

It is not just any other elite residential locality but an exclusive residential address to some of India's wealthiest personalities, such as the CM of Maharashtra. Situated at Mumbai's southern tip, this most expensive area in Mumbai offers a three-side view of the beautiful Arabian Sea.

Who all celebrities live in Bandra? ›

4 Stunning Bandra homes owned by Bollywood celebrities
  • Shah Rukh Khan & Gauri Khan's home, Mannat. ...
  • John Abraham's Villa in the Sky. ...
  • Sidharth Malhotra's lavish solo pad. ...
  • Saif Ali Khan and Kareena's luxury abode.
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Which side home is best? ›

The best house direction as per Vastu, is northeast, as it is associated with the God of wealth. Similarly, the southwest is considered the direction of evil. It represents good wealth but misfortune.

Is Vikhroli East good place to live? ›

Nice Locality. The locality has creek and mangroves view, near east exp highways, 1.5km from vikhroli.

Which is better Bandra East or West? ›

Investment potential

If you are looking for short-term appreciation, then invest in Bandra West since it is a developed locale. However, if you are willing to stay in the market for long and reap higher capital returns, then you should consider Bandra East.”

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