Olive Bar & Kitchen - Mumbai | Asia | India Olive Bar & Kitchen the hottest resto/bar in Mumbai that creates a Mediterranean feel with an Italian menu and a white-and-blue décor.
China House Mumbai - Mumbai | Asia | India Opened in May 2007, China House’s chic, ultramodern décor and multiple levels draw Bollywood’s A-list. Look out for Bipasha Basu or the Bachchans sipping appletinis at the light-up LED bar—or on the mezzanine I-deck, the private area where guests can plug in their own iPod, if the in-house DJ isn’t hitting the right notes.
Henry Tham Chinese Restaurant - Mumbai | Asia | India Henry Tham operates under a Zen philosophy: simple décor, authentic food, and great music. The restaurant specializes in modern Chinese cuisine and Asian-inspired cocktails (the national award-winning bartending includes a vodka drink using sugar, basil, and orange juice). Bollywood stars like Jackie Shroff have been spotted here sipping sugarcane Cosmos. Go Thursday evenings for the all-new World Music Night, where you can hear everything from Yemenite chants to African techno.
Vie Deck & Lounge - Mumbai | Asia | India You may find Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan lounging underneath Vie’s white canopy on the beach. Located in ritzy Juhu, Mumbai’s Malibu, Vie specializes in light Mediterranean fare with a focus on seafood. Order one of the Italian seafood dishes, like the grilled Spanish lobsters cooked with an olive and wine sauce or a martini made by one of its London Academy of Bartending-trained mixologists. But make sure you dress “smart”—this beachside haven has a dress code.
Zenzi - Mumbai - Mumbai | Asia | India In the Bandra district, this restaurant draws Bollywood stars like Upen Patel and John Abraham for dishes like the wasabi prawns. The resto/bar caters to an international clientele, hosting cultural events like Salsa Sundays and art exhibitions, and refuses to play anything but its own special brand of house and drum and bass.
Indigo Mumbai - Mumbai | Asia | India Mumbai mainstay Indigo’s lengthy wine list is famed. But the drinks are just the tip of this exclusive iceberg. The Euro-Asian cuisine includes dishes like thandai-marinated chicken with spiced balsamic glaze, and coconut and lime risotto with asparagus and hearts of palm, which are best enjoyed alfresco on the rooftop terrace. Opened in 1999, this upmarket, low-key hideaway has stood the test of time and allows Bollywood stars like Aishwarya Rai to sip their rosé in peace.
Shobha Asar Jewelry - Mumbai | Asia | India Service and quality are what draw Bollywood starlets like Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor to Shobha Asar. Her flagship store in Worli has private consultation rooms for discreetness, and each piece of jewelry is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. The artisans at Shobha Asar follow the entire process, from jewel sourcing to delivery, to ensure complete satisfaction, and they can work within your budget so almost anyone can own a unique piece.
Bombay Electric - Mumbai | Asia | India Everyone from Bollwood stars Karishma Kapoor to Lara Dutta has picked up pieces at this trendsetter. Creative director Priya Kishore has highly selective taste, but she stocks a wide range of products, including everything from luxury eyewear to summer dresses. Rocker Talvin Singh even performed a concert here.
Samsaara - Mumbai | Asia | India Super-boutique Samsaara stocks more than 65 designer labels, irresistible to everyone from Bollywood stars Preeti Jhangiani to Katrina Kaif. The use of glass and wood in its nine stores creates a soothing atmosphere and highlights the variety of styles (Indian wear and Western-style clothes) and products (anything from belts to bags) available.
Reflections - Mumbai | Asia | India The lobby bar at the plush JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai may not at first glance seem like a celeb hangout, with its laid-back feel and clean marble and wood décor, but it does draw crowds, including the likes of Bollywood “it” couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Perhaps it’s the cocktails, or perhaps it’s the view of Juhu Beach and the Arabian Sea.