Post midnight snacks in Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai, one of the most organised cities is not just a visual treat during the day, it turns into one of the best hangout places post midnight. There are some really cool places open till the middle of the night to satiate those weird hour hunger pangs.

Khayabusa

Khayabusa serves American-Italian-Indian fusion menu. Where you want a quick bite, or something more fulfilling, there is something for everyone.

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Specials: Crispy mushrooms, biryani, burgers, and hot dogs
Landmark: Shah Complex 2, Sector 13, Sanpada

Bhurji Pav at Sector 17

The anda bhurji stalls here are some of the cheapest street food options at just Rs 25, and provide you the comfort of a full night meal.

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Specials: Anda Bhurji Pav
Landmark: Sector 17, opposite Dominos, Vashi

Utsav Chowk stalls

This place is the hub for all nocturnal people. Be it momos, shawarmas, rolls, dosas, pav bhaji, and tawa pulav – nothing is disappointing.

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Specials: Momos and rolls
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar

The Ahmed Bhai Lane

This place is like the Bademiya (famous late night joint in Mumbai) for Navi Mumbai. Kebabs, rolls, seekhs, tikkas, tandooris, anda rotis, khichdas, tilli, bheja — there are lots of options available. One of the best lighted areas of Navi Mumbai, the lane springs into life in the late evenings.

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Specials: Tikkas, seekh kebabs, anda roti
Landmark: Lane outside Ahmed Bhai’s bry and dry, Nerul

Kachchi dabeli at Vashi Station

If you are looking for something satisfying and fulfilling after a long day at work, get off at Vashi station and look for this spicy anardaana bhaaji served in buttery pav. You can also try dabeli, which is just as good.

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Specials: Kacchi dabeli and Chinese bhel
Landmark: Outside Vashi station, right opposite KTM Showroom

Gupta Ice-Creams

In business for the past 10 years, Gupta Ji’s ice cream is a favourite among Navi Mumbaikar. It offers signature faloodas and dry fruit milkshakes for late night sugar cravings.

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Specials: Falooda ice creams, cassata, matka kulfi, and frankies
Landmark: Mahavir Niwas, Sector 21, Nerul and Sector-29, Vashi

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Top Dosa places in Navi Mumbai

Dosa has been so popular in Mumbai that it has become an essential part of street food culture of the city. With the rise of Navi Mumbai, it has found itself a place even here. These are some of the best places to go for a good dosa.

Yummy foods

True to its name, the place serves you the yummiest dosas in Navi Mumbai. It is a favourite among college goers and is one of the go-to places for families and lazy strollers to grab a bite.

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Specials: Jini Dosa
Timing: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Landmark: ½, Indraprastha, Sector-29, Vashi

Prem Sagar Dosa Plaza

108 varieties of dosas! Yes, you read it right. A massive to choose from – butter cheese, paneer mushroom schezwan, makhani dosa, and even chocolate cheese dosas. You are not going to run out of choices here.

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Specials: Flavoured dosas, spring dosa
Timings: 9:00 am to 12:00 am
Landmark: Kiosk 3D &3A, Vashi Railway Station, Vashi

Dosa Plaza (Sies College)

This joint has a rags to riches story. It started as a small place but quickly gained popularity because of the amazing taste, innovation, and quality of dosas. The place can get a bit cramped with a maximum of 10 tables. While you’re at it, also try their idli manchurian.

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Specials: Combination dosa, Russian Salad dosa, Mexican dosa
Timings: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
Landmark: 13, Paradise Apartment, Sector 3, Near Sies College, Nerul

Amar Fast Food

Although better known for chaat and paav bhaji, Amar Fast Food has equally delicious dosas and other South Indian offerings. Their chutneys will keep you licking your fingers.

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Specials: The house special chutney
Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 am
Landmark: Satra Plaza, Sector 19D, Vashi

Navaratna restaurant

A typical Udupi (from South Indian state of Karnataka) restaurant, it is not only the most famous street food joint for Navi Mumbaikars, but is also popular for quick service and affordable prices. Must try: filter coffee with ragi dosas.

 

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Specials: Ragi dosa, Masala dosa, Filter coffee
Timings: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Landmark: Nirman Vyapar Kendra, Sector-17, Vashi

Chhaya Sagar Juice & Snacks

The place is clean, hygienic, and serves excellent food. Finish off a dosa meal with sambhar and vada.

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Specials: Mysore masala dosa and medu vada
Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Landmark: 40/41, Sector 16, Moraj Residency, Palm Beach, Sanpada

Tirupati Dosa

This is a little tricky place to find in the wholesale market, but is worth the effort. Although there is no seating arrangement, the customers still keep coming for the taste.

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Specials: Mushroom cheese chilli dosa, cheese mysore masala dosa, dilkhush dosa, golmaal dosa
Timings: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Jalaram Wholesale market, Sector 19C, Vashi

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TOP STREET FOOD STALLS IN KHARGHAR

Kharghar is one of the best things about Navi Mumbai – the place is a combination of
picturesque beauty and great food options. There is enough of everything to compete with Mumbai.

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They serve a huge variety of dosas – so many that that they probably have one you can think of. The base used is the same for all dosas, but they experiment with different masalas and sauce. To name a few, they have  noodle dosa, schezwan dosa, paneer dosa, masala dosa, cheese dosa, manchurian dosa, etc.

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Specials: Chinese Cheese Dosa, Paneer Mysore Uttappam
Landmark: Kharghar Sector 02

PARATHA HOUSE

Paratha House has a great range of parathas, and has the quality of ones you have at home. Each plate comes with complimentary boondi raita.

The parathas are fresh and prepared in front of you. The varieties of stuffings on menu are methi (fenugreek), aloo (potatoes), onion, gobhi (cauliflower), and muli (radish). The chutneys that come with the parathas are just as good – definitely good for a try.

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Specials: Mix Paratha with Boondi Raita
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar

TANDOORI AND KEBABS

True to its name, the place offers a great variety in tandoori items and kebabs. A great place for people who enjoy non-vegetarian food, they have kebabs available in mutton and chicken. Some of the kebabs they offer are tikka kebab, lasooni kebab, chicken malai kebab, mutton kebab, tangdi kebab, etc. Their speciality, tangdi kebab is a lip smacking appetizer, marinated in spices like garlic, chilli powder, and amchoor (dry mango powder).

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Specials: Tangdi Kebab
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar

TIBE TEN MOMOS

Steamed and fried momos are available with vegetarian and non-vegetarian fillings. Vegetarian includes paneer and vegetables and non-vegetarian includes chicken. The stall offers schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup and green chutney (coriander chutney) which enhances the taste of momos. The place is well maintained with efficient service.

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Specials: Paneer Momos and Chicken Fried Momos
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar

LITTLE CHINA FAST FOOD

The stall offers really nice Chinese food at affordable rates. You can choose from  Schezwan, hakka, plain noodles and rice, and also, chop suey. Best thing about the stall is that they keep it clean and hygienic.

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Specials: Lychee shikanji
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar

SHIKANJI DELHI HOUSE

The insufferable summers may be one of the few common things for Mumbai and Delhi people. No wonder then, this Delhi speciality is such a hit in Mumbai during sweltering heat – shikanji is basically lemon soda/water with masala. This place takes it to another level and has introduced different flavours like, rose, orange, pineapple, etc. Do try the lychee flavour – one of the best on offer.

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Specials: Lychee shikanji
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar

K.G.N FRANKIE AND CHINESE

KGN is the only frankie stall in the market, and it’s fantastic. They also sell Chinese, but frankies outsell other items. They have treats for vegetarians and nonvegetarians with different varieties like, paneer, chicken, egg frankies on offer. You can opt for extra cheese or no cheese at all.

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Specials: Double Cheese Chicken Frankie
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar

THE PURPLE TRUCK

The Purple truck comes with classic indulgent junk food like, burgers, wraps, and fries. The creative presentation of food can give competition to the best exotic restaurants. The buns are purple, made with  extracts of jamun and blueberries – an undeniably unique idea. The truck initially went through different places of Navi Mumbai, but is currently parked in Kharghar. The place is hygienic, with efficient and quick service.

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Specials: Soup with the piece of a goat’s leg
Landmark: Sector 3, Kharghar

PAYA SOUP

Paya soup is an old delicacy of India, typically sold as street food. Paya is a goat’s leg, and the soup is usually a hit during winters. The rich soup is quite filling and good in any season if you are hungry. A plate is served with two leg pieces and soup, garnished with coriander leaves.

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Specials: Soup with the piece of a goat’s leg
Landmark: Sector 3, Kharghar

SHANKAR DOSA AND UTTAPPA

South Indian food is the champion of street food. This unassuming stall serves you one of the best doasas and uttapas at reasonable prices. A plate includes bhaji, coconut chutney and dosa. The dosas have crispy exterior, yet soft to eat.

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Specials: Spring Dosa
Landmark: Sector 3, Kharghar

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Kebabs in Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai has a number of places where you can enjoy great non-vegetarian fare at reasonable rates. Here is a list of some of the best places

Aleemi’s Tikka House

The quaint little joint besides Dominos is full of surprises. The house specialises in kebabs, but their rolls, shorba, and biryanis are also a must try.

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Specials: Banjara Kebab and Nizami Chicken roll
Timing: 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Landmark: Shop No-32, Moraj Residency, Sector-16, Sanpada

Nerul Khau Gali

This place is a mecca for Lebanese and Mughlai delicacies. The aroma from the grills and tandoor drag even the most reluctant. Grab a shawarma, a lamb kebab, baida roti, or dishes served with pita bread – nothing really disappoints you.

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Specials: Grilled chicken and baida roti
Timings: 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Landmark: Hillside of Nerul East

Shawarma stall in Centurion mall

This place is a hidden gem. Their shawarmas are the best in the town. Although, do try their kebab menu just as well. Their tandoor platter and galauti kebab are a must try.

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Specials: Special Lebanese shawarma and tikka kebab
Timings: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm
Landmark: Haware Centurion Mall, Seawoods

Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond is the perfect place for seafood kebabs in Navi Mumbai. They have a special marinade for prawns, that are served with a delicious green chutney – sure to get you hooked.

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Specials: Tandoori pomfret and jhinga kebab
Timing: 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Landmark: Blue diamond, Sector-29, Vashi

Noor Masjid stalls

This is the local equivalent of Mohammed Ali Road of Mumbai serving authentic Lucknowi and Mughlai food. The stalls offer typical Ramzan food throughout the year.

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Specials: Sheekh Kebab, Hara masala kebab, mutton rolls
Timings: 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Landmark: Noor Masjid, Vashi

Ghansoli Dargah stalls

Chutneys are a crucial part of a kebab meal that enhances the taste and gratification of consuming a good kebab. The spicy green pudina and mirchi (mint and chilly) chutney that comes along piping hot kebabs and roomali roti combo is the best that you would taste in Navi Mumbai. It is also one of the few places in Navi Mumbai that has mutton khichda (a mixture of vegetables and mutton or chicken, topped with caramelized onions and desi ghee) on offer – which is a must try. But you need to rush before eight in the evening because it does not last long.

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Timings: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Specials: Tandoori Chicken, Sheekh Kebab, Mutton Chops, Khichda
Landmark: Lane outside Ghansoli Dargah

Stalls in Utsav Chowk

This lane is a replica of Delhi’s famous khau gali – not just by looks, but also by taste and aroma. Although more famous for their momos, you must try kebabs for a new experience

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Specials: Shawarma, Koyla kebab, Kakori kebab
Timings: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Landmark: Utsav Chowk, Kharghar

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Sweet Indulgences in Navi Mumbai

Although Indian street food is more popular for spicy savoury items, there is a huge variety in sweets as well. There are many places in Navi Mumbai to indulge your sweet tooth. Here are some of the places you must try.

Gupta Icecreams

Perfect place to quench your late night sweet craving, Gupta Icecreams is right in the heart of Vashi. From the simple cassata to a nutty blast falooda, and ice cream, Gupta’s offers the best in the neighbourhood.

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Location: Sector 14, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am till 1:00 am.
Specials: Falooda, kulfis, cassata ice-cream.

Falooda point

The town people may have Badshah’s special faloodas or Shalimar’s ice cream faloodas from town, but Navi Mumbai also has Falooda point now. You can try some of the most delicious faloodas ever right in the neighbourhood. Their Shahi dry fruit falooda and kesar pista are a must try.

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Location: Shop No-11, Shanti park, Darave, Sector-23, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am till 10:00 pm
Specials: All kinds of faloodas

Jhaama Sweets

This is one of the most delightful entries on our list. Their rabdi jalebi  is a unique combination of crunchy jalebis topped with creamy rabdi (thickened sweetened milk), and indeed, lives up to its reputation. Jhaama also serves some of the most amazing gulab jamuns, cham cham, and kalakhand – a heaven for all desi mithai lovers.

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Location: Several joints across Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Rabdi Jalebi and Gulab Jamun

Sugar Bugar

Yes, Sugar Bugar is back in the city, although it has relocated from Nerul to Sanpada. The taste is still great, and the cute cakepops are still drawing crowds.

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Location: Shop outside Moraj Residency, Sector-14, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Cake pops

the Parsik Rabdi

A drive down the Palm Beach road and the view from Parsik Hill can only be upped with the rabdi malpua  by the Parsik hills lane. The malpua served here is one of the biggest in the city – good enough for three adults! Perfect after a plate of kebabs!

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Location: Road leading to Parsik Hill, Navi Mumbai
Timings: Till stock lasts
Specials: Rabdi malpua

Shalimar

Soft bread dipped in sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom syrup, topped with creamy rabdi – and a dash of nuts and raisins. The description should be enough to get you to try some. So popular among locals, the shahi tukda does not last long.

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Location: Shop No – A7, Sector-19C, APMC Market Road, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Shahi Tukda, rabdi, and faloodas

Ahmed bhai’s Bry and Dry  stalls.

Ahmed bhai is probably the only one in the area who serves this traditional Pakistani-Indian dessert, and is a must try. This frozen rice pudding served chilled in cute little earthen saucers is a treat not only to the eyes, but is indeed a gastronomical delight.

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Location: Shop No.Krishnakamal CHS, Sector 21, Seawoods, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 7:00 pm onwards till stock lasts
Specials: Special flavoured phirnis

Ice cream buggy opposite health.

This is an ice-cream truck straight out of your favourite cartoon show and is a nostalgic trip to your childhood. They let you pick an ice cream and topping combination of your choice. Some of the popular ones are marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles, and jelly beans.

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Location: Near Indraprastha Complex, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 7:00 p.m till stock lasts
Specials: Ice cream toppings and sundaes

Health Juice Centre

Health Juice Centre offers the freshest and most gratifying fruit and cream sundaes. They also have a great collection of juices and milkshakes.Their exotic kiwi passion combo and the double blast shake will surely blow your mind.

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Location: Indraprastha Complex, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m
Specials: Strawberry and cream, and milkshakes

Shree Krishna Sweet

The Mysore Pak served here is indeed the food from paradise. Perfectly sweet, it is melt-in-your-mouth soft. The shop is a hidden gem, and serves a wide collection of Indian sweets. They are only too happy to warm up your sweets before serving for that extra kick.

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Location: Manek Complex, Sector-29, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specials: Mysore Pak

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Street food places in Navi Mumbai

Popularity of street food has never been affected by the finest of restaurants. They serve our guilty pleasures, and are light on the pocket. Even as Mumbai has been the traditional mecca for good street food, Navi Mumbai has caught up fast, and how.

Here’s some of the best street food that you can ever try in the city.

Gupta Sandwich

Since 1994, this sandwich outlet has kept the Navi Mumbaikars hooked. Known for its lip smacking sandwiches and creamy faloodas, this outlet also serves a variety of pizzas, toasts, and ice creams.

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Recommendation:Veg Sandwich Toast
Timings: 9am-10pm
Landmark:  J.K.Chamber, sector 17, Vashi.

Egg Bhurji

This shabby-looking little bhurji pav stall is the lifeline for a host of office goers of Navi Mumbai. Their egg bhurji is not for the faint-hearted – there is enough chillies to fire you up, but there are buttery pavs to much it down with. Great place for late night hunger pangs

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Recommendation: Bhurji Pav
Timings: 6pm-12pm
Landmark: Opposite Arenja Commercial Complex,Sector 17,Vashi

Bambaiyya Vada Pav

Navi Mumbai is catching up fast with Mumbai in some of the best vada pavs. The vada pav stall opposite Karamveer Bhaurav Patil College in Vashi is one of the oldest and the best. But you need immense patience to have a taste of this Bambaiyya dish, as the place is always teeming with people

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Recommendation: Vada Pav
Timings: 10am-9pm
Landmark: On the footpath right opposite Karamveer Bhaurav Patil College, Sector-16, Vashi.

Frankie Centre

This quaint little frankie corner, right besides McDonald’s has been giving the multinational food chain a run for its money. From veg cheese frankies to the chicken mushroom schezwan frankie, there is nothing that will disappoint you ever.

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Recommendation: chicken mushroom schezwan frankie
Timings: 10am-11pm
Landmark: Next to McDonald’s, Sector 17, Vashi.

Flavored Pani Puri

Have you ever tried lasooni pani puri? Or pudina masala puris? Or heard of the hajma hajam flavoured pani puri? No?
Surrounded by earthern pickle pots, this pani puri wala serves you five different flavours of pani puri, with the sixth puri of your choice. Relatively a new place, the stall has soon gained popularity in Navi Mumbai

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Recommendation: Pudina masala puris
Timings: 4pm-10pm
Landmark: Stall outside Fam Society, Sector-11, Koparkhairne, Vashi.

Momo’s stalls at Utsav Chowk

This place is truly a paradise for momo lovers. Offering an extensive range, from simple chicken momos to exotic mushroom, and even babycorn momos, all varieties are available steamed or fried. There is an entire lane dedicated to this hilly delight.

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Recommendation: Babycorn Momos
Timings: 10am-10pm
Landmark: Utsav Chowk,Kharghar

Mughlai and Shwarma stalls of Nerul

Nerul offers some of the best street food options for non-vegetarians. On offer: some of the best shwarmas, kebabs, and tikkas. Apart from that, you can grab juicy chicken grilled in barbeque sauce, pita breads with the spicy succulent mutton kheema, baida roti, and boti kebabs.

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Recommendation: kebabs
Timings: 5pm-11pm
Landmark: Stalls by the hill side of Nerul east

Tirupati Dosa

Located near the wholesale market of APMC in Vashi, this dosa stall attracts a major crowd. Although there is no seating arrangement, there are enough happy faces waiting in queue for their dosas. Known for its taste and quality, than a range of fancy dosas

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Recommendation: Mysore Masala Dosa
Timings:
5pm-11pm
Landmark: 
2-6, Jalaram wholesale market, Sector 19 C, Vashi.

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Kharghar, Navi Mumbai: A Paradise for the Momo Lover

Call it Sikkimese, Nepali or Tibetan; momos are becoming increasingly popular in Mumbai. An unexpected place to find extremely fresh and succulent Momos is – brace yourselves – Kharghar! If you enjoy steaming hot Momos then you must visit these food joints in Kharghar.

Darjeeling Sikkim Momos

This place happens to be one of the oldest momo stalls in Kharghar and it serves beautifully light and juicy momos with spicy garlic chutney and distinct peanut chutney.

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Recommendation: Chicken Momos
Timings: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Veg/Non-Veg: Both
Address: Apeejay Road, Sector -12, Near Shilp Chowk, Kharghar.
Contact Number: 9768601337/ 9004007268

Lovely Momos

Lovely Momos serves lovely chicken momos stuffed with succulent chicken pieces and steamed to perfection. The veg momos can be given a missRecommendations: Chicken Momos

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Prices: Chicken Momos Rs. 50 (Full) and Veg Momos Rs. 40 (Full)
Timings: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Veg/Non-Veg: Both
Address: Apeejay Road, Sector -12, Near Shilp Chowk, Khargha

Top-Ten Darjeeling Fast Food

Their Veg Momos will make you come back for more, every time! Try us!

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Recommendations: Veg Momos
Timings: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Veg/ Non-Veg: Both
Address: Apeejay Road, Sector -12, Near Shilp Chowk, Kharghar

China Gate Fast Food

This stall in Kharghar’s Utsav Chowk Khau Galli, serves veg, non-veg and fried momos. Their Chindian food is worth a try too.

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Recommendations: Veg Momos
Timings: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Pravesh Marg, Sector -7, Near Utsav Chowk, Kharghar
Contact Number: 9967623183/ 7738747925

Little China Fast Food

The Little China Fast Food serves some generously stuffed and mouth-watering chicken momos.

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Recommendations: Chicken Momos
Timings: 5:30 pm to 10:0 pm
Landmark: Pravesh Marg, Sector -7, Near Utsav Chowk, Kharghar
Contact Number: 9967623138/ 9930289010

Tibeten Momos

The veg and chicken momos at Tibe Ten Momos are an absolute must-try along with their other Chindian delicacies

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Recommendations: Veg Momos
Timings: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Landmark: Pravesh Marg, Sector -7, Near Utsav Chowk, Kharghar
Contact Number: 9323473847

Kharghar Fry Corner

This stall specializes in fried momos, steamed veg and non-veg momos along with other fried food and it is totally worth the calories.

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Recommendations: Fried Momos
Prices: Fried Chicken Momos Rs. 60 (Full) and Veg Momos Rs. 50 (Full)
Timings: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Days: Monday to Sunday
Landmark: Apeejay Road, Sector -12, Near Shilp Chowk, Kharghar
Contact Number: 8879907895/ 7038661774

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