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8 Celebrity-Owned Restaurants in Mumbai

Celebrity-owned restaurants in Mumbai are known not only for their vibrant culture and bustling streets but also for their diverse culinary scene. Adding a touch of glamour to this food paradise are several celebrity-owned restaurants that have redefined the dining experience in the city.

Here are 8 must-visit celebrity-owned restaurants in Mumbai:

one8 commune – Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli’s one8 Commune has been making headway into the cuisine industry with several branches across India, from Kolkata and Delhi to Pune, and now Mumbai, where it will establish grounds in the house originally owned by cinematic great Kishore Kumar.

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Virat Kohli’s one8 Commune ©one8 Commune

Enter inside the household-sized entrance and discover yourself worlds away from the frivolities of the Juhu corridor, with golden shafts of sunlight beaming down on the cobblestoned walls of the glasshouse. On an exceptionally clear day, it’s easy to envision customers interrupting their mid-meal conversation to admire the cerulean blue of the sky overhead.

one8 Commune
Household-sized entrance ©one8 Commune

When he took over the former legend’s bungalow, he was determined to keep the space’s homey, comfortable atmosphere. “Every Commune property is planned for the city and its citizens. This is our tribute to the late Kishore Kumar, as we honor the plurality and compassion represented by the word ‘commune’ in the name we have chosen.

one8 Commune
Kishore Kumar, bungalow ©one8 Commune
one8 Commune
Russet-colored appearance©one8 Commune

They combine contemporary architectural concepts and a russet-colored appearance with wood, wicker, cobblestone, marble, and glass to create an environment that is both bright and refined. Khatib contends that quiet corners and tucked-away couches provide a thoughtful period separated from the crowds and are an attractive reason to return. “You have to experience it to get it,” emphasizes Kohli.

Cottage cheese poke
Cottage cheese poke
Truffle honey mascorpone mousse
Truffle honey mascorpone mousse

Neuma – Karan Johar

Karan Johar’s Neuma, with its multiplicity of venues typified by a “design-first experience,” provides a colorful dining experience in a colonial-style home.

Neuma - Karan Johar
Neuma – Karan Johar ©Ashiesh Shah

Each room in the property is designed to appeal to customers based on their mood on that specific day and hour.

The Garden Cafe
The Garden Cafe ©Ashiesh Shah

When you reach Karan Johar’s Neuma, visitors are met with the Garden Café, an outside space with a coffee bar and community table beneath the welcoming shade of a mango tree—thank goodness Shah had planned for the weather. A few feet farther, an oakwood Sun Porch with a huge skylight lets in joyful shafts of natural light—a lovely spot to have breakfast before the day begins. This leads to a courtyard with classic black and white cement tiles and ceiling-high potted plants—sit here if your mood is extra friendly and you want a 360-degree view of everything happening around you.

The Sun Porch
The Sun Porch ©Ashiesh Shah

To the left of the courtyard is the Rose Bar, a Moulin Rouge-inspired boudoir bathed in (tasteful) crimson light with wood paneling and sensual velvet seating—ideal for a first date because everything is rose-tinted.

New Zealand Lamb Chops
New Zealand Lamb Chops

The Blanc, located on the right side of the courtyard, is a Danish-chic dining room with an intimate, welcoming atmosphere.

Orange Crème Brulée
Orange Crème Brulée

Designed to resemble a collector’s living space, the walls are lined with shelves and glass cases with locally produced tchotchkes—this is the place where someone might want to dine after one of those long days during which you simply need a moment to yourself.

Verde, the private dining area.
Verde, the private dining area. ©Ashiesh Shah

On the upper floor, an outdoor bar area called Bawa is distinguished by dark tones contrasted with flora and water features, evocative of Geoffrey Bawa’s signature tropical modernist architectural style—this is the place people go to take a leisurely drink and watch the city go about its business.

 Geoffrey Bawa's tropical modernism.
Geoffrey Bawa’s Tropical modernism.©Ashiesh Shah

Bastian – Shilpa Shetty

Bastian-At the Top, owned by Shilpa Shetty, is a rustic refuge powered by a decor influenced by Cappadocia. According to Nivedita Jayaram Pawar, the interior features unpolished cobblestones and travertine marble with towering ceilings.

Bastian-At The Top
Bastian-At The Top©architecturaldigest

Meticulously illuminated nooks dot the craggy walls and eating spaces, providing panoramic city vistas. Shilpa Shetty’s restaurant offers exquisite luxury, including poolside relaxation and a tree canopy. This is one of her several Bastian outposts across the city.

Shilpa Shetty's restaurant ry
Shilpa Shetty’s restaurant offers exquisite luxury©architecturaldigest

Torii – Gauri Khan

Torii is a new modern Asian restaurant built by Gauri Khan, a prominent interior designer. Torii, which translates to a traditional Japanese gateway most frequently found at the entrance of a Shinto shrine, is located in Mumbai’s busy area of Bandra and greets visitors through a massive, arched entry gateway. The dark green signature entrance is framed with backlit black-and-white onyx, and the color pattern continues throughout the bar area.

Torii
All the furniture is custom-made for Torii. ©Suleiman Merchant

The restaurant seats a little over 85 people and is separated into three zones: an outside space, an al fresco bar area, and an inside component with a completely different appearance and feel. While the outside part offers a calm atmosphere with pebbled flooring, numerous greens, and comfy seating, the glam factor increases in the other two seating spaces.

Torii - Gauri Khan
Torii – Gauri Khan ©Suleiman Merchant

We’ve developed a textural interaction that includes the rough-hewn wall that runs the length of the outdoor eating area, and the strategically placed mirrors help to make the room appear larger. “The greenery adds a touch of freshness while also creating small pockets of privacy between tables,” she says.

Torii - Gauri Khan
Modern Asian restaurant©Suleiman Merchant

The outside part has back-painted green glass with brass accents and a back-lit onyx floor, while the inner area’s bar is decorated in red to complement the brilliant color inside. This portion is accessed by an arched glass and metal entrance and has created artwork alongside the bar island. To create an immersive experience indoors, a tiny sushi bar made specifically of wallpaper allows customers to see the culinary talent firsthand.

Torii - Gauri Khan
Torii Restaurant Mumbai ©Suleiman Merchant

Prithvi Cafe -Kunal Kapoor

Prithvi Cafe, located beneath the canopy of the historic Prithvi Theatre, is a “haven for artists, writers, and intellectuals,” according to Suman Mahfuz Quazi. This Kunal Kapoor-helmed legacy boasts towering ceilings, exposed brick walls, and wooden furnishings, giving the café a rustic yet elegant vibe that suits its simple cuisine wonderfully.

Prithvi Cafe -Kunal Kapoor
Prithvi Cafe, Mumbai ©Nuriyah Johar

A quintessential element of the city, Prithviraj Kapoor’s Prithvi Theatre forms the perfect backdrop for this simple yet legendary cafe.

Prithvi Cafe -Kunal Kapoor
Prithvi Cafe -Kunal Kapoor ©Nuriyah Johar

Rue du Liban and Gustoso – Jay Mehta

Jay Mehta, Juhi Chawla’s businessman spouse, is a partner in the fine-dining Levantine cuisine restaurant Rue du Liban.

Rue du Liban, Mumbai
Rue du Liban, Mumbai ©Talib Chitalwala

The opulent location serves a diverse menu with inspirations from Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and other countries, while the art-deco decor captivates. He is also a partner in Gustoso, an upscale Italian restaurant that serves Neapolitan-style pizzas, homemade pasta, antipasti, and other dishes.

Dragonfly Experience – Badshah

Badshah, a Bollywood rapper and musician, has recently entered the hospitality industry alongside restaurateur Priyank Sukhija, who also owns restaurants such as Plum by Bent Chair, Diablo, and others.

Dragonfly Experience
Dragonfly Experience ©M Nightlife

Dragonfly Experience expanded into Mumbai after its initial launch in Delhi. The large room, which serves as a restaurant, bar, and lounge, spans 8,000 square feet and has a floor-to-ceiling island bar. The compact menu comprises Pan-Asian food with a range of bar snacks and tapas, such as tempura baskets, baos, sushi, carpaccio, grills, and an extensive cocktail list devised by British bartender Richard Hargroves.

Ministry of Crab – Kumar Sangakkara & Mahela Jayawardene

The Ministry of Crab, which relocated from the warm coasts of Colombo, has a lengthy roster of dedicated customers. As with the other outposts, celebrity chef Dharshan Munidasa oversees the food, and his partners include legendary Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

Ministry of Crab
Ministry of Crab ©Zomato

The Mumbai franchise was established in collaboration with Gourmet Investments Pvt Ltd. The restaurant is divided into two levels and decorated in warm colors, with a large menu featuring Sri Lankan mud crab and a variety of seafood meals. Think pepper crabs, crab curry, clay pot prawns, and a signature dessert menu.

Written by Isha Chaudhary

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