Konkan Café, Mumbai
90 Cuffe Parade
Tel: 91 22 6665 0808
Concierge.com's insider take:
Fashioned after a seaside bungalow on India's palm-fringed southwest coast, the Konkan Café is the Taj President hotel's tribute to the coconut-rich cuisine of the areas that stretch between Mumbai and Karnataka. Start with a traditional predinner tumbler of sol kadhi, a milky blend of kokum fruit and coconut. The menu is ambitious given the vast areas it attempts to cover, so focus on the dishes from Goa, like the delicate pomfret fish, coated with handground masala. Another winner is the shrimp gassi, a coconut-based gravy that can be mopped up with a fluffy neer dosa or poured over a helping of unpolished rice.
Open daily 12:30 to 2:45 pm and 7 to 11:45 pm.