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Located on the Arabian Sea, it is no surprise that Mumbai has some great seafood restaurants. Some of the best places to have fresh seafood with some great local flavors are:
Considered by many to be the best seafood restaurant in Mumbai, Trishna's can be found in the back lanes of Kala Ghoda. The cuisine is a mix of Mangalorean and Hyderabadi cuisine. Try some plump prawns coated in lashings of butter and garlic, or enjoy the Chettinad crab (either in the shell or out) with some wafer thin neer dosa. If you prefer fish then don't miss the delicately spiced Rawas Hyderabadi.
If you want to try a local venue, then look no further than Jai Hind Lunch Home that has several restaurants across town. This is good quality local food in unpretentious surroundings. Try the Bombay Duck, a marinated and fried fish dish that Mumbai is famous for. One of the most popular dishes for good reason, is the perfectly spiced Prawn Biriyani and the Tandoori Rawas is also worth trying. Just be sure to keep a glass of mineral water nearby.
Bengali cuisine is famous for its seafood and Oh Calcutta! is considered by many to be the best Bengali restaurant in Mumbai. There are two restaurants, one mid-town in Tardeo and the other in the Northern suburb of Andheri. The hilsa fish marinated with mustard is not to be missed and the prawn and crabmeat cake is spiced and steamed in banana leaves and makes a great starter. They have several prawn curries including the chingri malai curry that is delicately flavoured and cooked in coconut milk. If you have a vegetarian with you, don't despair, they are also well catered for at this great restaurant.