• Mumbaiwala Indian Street Kitchen

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian restaurant with a specialized Mumbai street food menu. Items are labelled if vegetarian and/or dairy-free. Staff able to ensure dishes are served vegan when requested. Lentil, daal, dumplings, soups, rice, and vegan roti available. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-2:00pm, Mon-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm.

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21 Reviews

First Review by @ndy


Points +30

18 Nov 2023

DELICIOUS and unique Indian food

Lemme start with the important bit:


On holiday from the U.S. and craving flavor, my partner and I found Mumbaiwala on HappyCow and headed over. They have a whole separate, COMPLETE menu for us vegans; no 'can be made vegan' on two dishes nonsense.

The interior is bold and engaging, with a very industrial India vibe; scarlet, burgundy, khaki, intentionally distressed steel, mahogany and teak and bronze.

We were seated quickly, and after ordering, food was fast. The food is authentically Indian, with rich, delicious, powerful flavors. On top of that, they have some amazing dishes that you won't find anywhere else (a chaat with a green apple pickle and kūmara, for one), and the drinks are likewise unique and DELICIOUS (both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails)!

The dinner rush had just started and the staff was soon going flat out, so at one point we ended up with 3 people all helping us (which was great but a bit confusing for a moment), but overall the service was friendly, fast, and accurate. That's a winning combo. They even confirmed a dietary requirement, unprompted.

We got the kadai veg, Shakarkandi chaat, veg makhani, and two virgin drinks: Bombay colada and leechee and pomegranate soda. Literally everything was STUPID-good.

For the spice-wary, it's not too hot (but if you like to turn up the fire, I'm sure they can). I love spicy food, but I can't easily take true Indian or Thai hot-hot, and this was perfect as-is.

There are more things we want to try and we may go back, even with limited time in Christchurch. I would give this place 5 stars if I could!

Pros: Selection, Menu clarity, Flavor



Points +62

02 Nov 2023

Sensational food and service!

We were super hungry and overwhelmed with making a decision about dinner. I stumbled across this place and am so grateful to have found it!

With plenty of vegetarian options on the main menu, they also had a separate vegan menu (on request).

We shared the vegetable makhani (which came with rice), garlic naan and roti with no butter. The naan and roti were a little different than what we are used to, they were a tad on the small side, but were still incredible. The curry was so smooth and the veges were super fresh. The curry serving was larger than the typical Indian curry serving so we added another bowl of rice ($4NZD).

We are coming back to Christchurch at the end of our trip and will 100% be visiting Mumbaiwala again.

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-02

Pros: Vegan menu , Friendly staff , Fast service

Cons: Naan could have been bigger


Points +52

Mostly Veg
23 Feb 2023

Great vegan menu

Delicious and interesting vegan menu with plenty of choices of smaller and larger plates. Great atmosphere of authentic Mumbai street food. Good quick service.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious food, Great atmosphere


Points +20

05 Feb 2023

Much better than the run-of-the-mill Indian restaurants.

Mumbaiwala has great food, interesting decor, reasonable prices and quick service. The vegan menu is fabulous!

Pros: Lots of vegan options on a separate vegan menu, Unusual, delicious food. , Great atmosphere and interesting decor.


Points +966

30 Jan 2023

Cauliflower of dreams

Wow - I will be dreaming of the cauliflower Manchurian for the next 5-7 business days. So delicious!! Would rate this place 5 stars if we could! Had a separate vegan menu with heaps of options and even the wine list noted which were vegan 🌱 #Veganuary


Points +972

30 Jan 2023

Apple me up!!

Ask for the vegan menu and you will have so many options available! Really nice vegetable kolhapuri and green apple pickle!


Points +836

15 Jan 2023

Great vegan options

These guys have a really tasty vegan menu in a fun environment. Definitely worth the visit!

Pros: Great vegan menu, Great service, Great atmosphere

Cons: Not fully vegan :/


Points +183

05 Jul 2022

Great vibe, flavourful food

Loved the food here, great to have a full vegan menu to choose from.
Would be good to see more snacks/sides on the vegan menu like bhaji, samosas or pakora

Pros: Full vegan menu available on request , Authentic Indian food, Great atmosphere

Cons: It was a little cold in the restaurant


Points +62

11 Aug 2020

Highly Reccomend

This is the best place to go for dinner with non vegan friends. There is a separate vegan menu too 😍 I highly recommend there cauliflower entree 🤤

Pros: Separate vegan menu.


Points +45

03 Jun 2020


A nice amount of selection, and amazing service! They gave us free dessert!!

The house dal is very, very nice. Everything is always super tasty and super fresh. A family favourite!

Personally I find the portions a very good size, I'm always full up after.

Pros: Amazing service, tasty & fresh food, good options


Points +2613

24 Nov 2019

Manchurian to die for

As other reviews have stated, the portions here aren’t huge, but the food is very very good. There are multiple vegan options and the Manchurian in particular is amazing. Some dishes are spicy, so if you can’t handle spice this might not be the place for you.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious food, Dishes not available at many other places in Chch

Cons: Menú on pricier side, Small portions


Points +123

28 Sep 2019

Yummy potatoes and chaat! Many options

Yummy potatoes and chaat! Many options

Pros: Lots of options


Points +391

27 Sep 2019

Expensive but yummy

Staff is friendly and efficient. Food was really delicious but i am not sure if i go there again since the portions are quite small...

Pros: Seperate Vegan menu

Cons: Starters are quite expensive , Main portions are not too big


Points +414

18 Aug 2019

Expensive for small portions.

Food is tasty but very pricy. Portions do not represent money spent.

Pros: Tasty food

Cons: Too expensive, Portion size too small


Points +1100

05 Jan 2019

Decent food

The lovely atmosphere and service were the first things to strike me when I walked into this place. Was an enjoyable meal too however the only vegan dish could’ve been more exciting than just vegetables in sauce - I wish they had more vegan things on the menu, and vegan naan! Portion size was perfect. Had a df roti which was pretty good. Great place to go with friends to catch up.

Pros: Good atmosphere , Good service, Tasty food

Cons: Not many vegan options, A little pricey


Points +294

11 Jun 2018

Really nice!

Had a lovely night out here. We ordered several dishes and shared them amongst ourselves which seemed to be the best choice. The cauliflower manchurian was to die for! So delicious! I highly recommend! The restaurant is also very beautiful and definitely pays homage to India, especially with the toilets!

Pros: Tasty food, Suitable for sharing, Nice atmosphere

Cons: A bit pricey


Points +13904

30 Jan 2018

Street food for the dining classes

We came here for dinner because of the listing on HC. It was an interesting place, with the decor (including in the toilets) simulating a Mumbai street setting. The menu was also different from most Indian restaurants I’ve been to. There were a handful of vegan dishes (marked V and DF) on the menu, so we ordered from these. Standout was the Chana Dal Chaat ($14), a salad with fresh and delicious favours and creamy and crunchy textures. The dal ($20 with rice) was nice, a bit spicier than most I’ve had. The Ragda Pattice ($16), Bombay Aloo ($8) and Bean Porial ($10) were fine, and three of us worked hard to get through all the dishes (washed down with vegan beers on tap). This restaurant is not cheap for the amount of food but its menu is interesting and this is its drawcard.

Pros: Interesting menu and decor


Points +75

30 Dec 2017

Excellent flavors

Surprisingly amazing find on a quiet night in Christchurch. Complex flavors, great presentation, friendly staff. An all around wonderful experience.


Points +222

30 Dec 2017


Several vegetarian options, and the four dishes we tried were delicious! The Cauliflower Manchuria was our favorite. I’ve never had anything like it before. This was a fun little place with tasty food and a hefty drinks menu.


Points +54

06 Oct 2017

Indian Dinner

The waitstaff helped pick the vegan dishes out. It was a modern and trendy quite a popular place. The dish I had was ok it was the dumplings without the pastry.

Pros: Modern decor, Nice staff

Cons: Not too many vegan options, Meal was ok


Points +1276

05 Sep 2017

Wonderful 'street food' menu...

We were here for a celebration dinner and it was a great dining experience. Our group was a Vegan, a Coeliac and 2 vegetarians. All of us were easily catered for with our meals.

While Indian food can be fairly standard offerings in a lot of western countries, this restaurant sets itself apart by specializing in street food dishes. We chose all of our dishes off this menu and they were all great.

We had the Chana Dal Chaat, the Moong & Urad Dal Vada and the Veg Manchurian. These were all delicious. The Veg Manchurian was a stand-out....very tasty! Also tandoori roti bread that was made dairy-free, no problem.

The 'streets' menu dishes do not come with rice (get some as a side order), and are smaller than a regular main but were a great size to share and a good way to sample a variety of different flavors.

When you eat Indian food semi-regularly, it's enjoyable trying something new and completely different from this part of the world, for a change.

The restaurant is vibrant and lively and the decor is clean, trendy and well designed. Even the 'train-carriage' themed bathrooms were great attention to detail with piped train sounds coming through the speakers.

Serving staff were knowledgeable and efficient. Prices were moderate and we thought it was great value.

Pros: Good vegan options., Great service. Clean restaurant., Moderate pricing

Cons: No vegan desserts offered

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