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Nestled in the epicenter of all that is happening in South Mumbai- the Bandra Kurla Complex, Taftoon Bar and Kitchen exemplifies the meaning of dining and what good food looks like. Inspired by the food, culture and people along the Grand Trunk Road, Taftoon is a place where you’ll find fine dining meet comfort food and that is the magic of this place.

Modern in its design and interiors, Taftoon is adorned with geometric shaped lamps and hanging ceiling lights. Patterned floors, wooden finish, polished countertops and plush furniture make the place appear fresh progressive. Yet, the core concept of the place and what they offer is so beautifully classic that it works extremely well with the whole theme.

Modern in appearance, yet traditional in taste and idea. Taftoon is a place where you’ll find some of the most beautifully made familiar dishes, given subtle upgrades to bring out the flavour and round off the dish. The place is not just pretty to look at, the food here, is exceptional too.

For an epicure, finding something they like and enjoy here is simple enough. The menu ranges from classic household dishes such as kurkuri ghuiyan and baingan ka bharta, to more traditional dishes such as litti chokha, or deem-er curry. The eatery serves dishes found across North India, be it the more Punjabi chole kulche or North east delicacies such as momo, or Yakhni kebabs from Kashmir, and you’ll love them for it.

Other than all the traditional delicacies, the kebabs, biryanis and koftas, we would also recommend that you try the evening tea here. From the Assamese oolong, Kashmiri kahwa, to the more classic masala kulhad, you’ll find everything here and the fact that the monsoon is still here, only adds to the perennial charm of chai and samosa.

Be prepared to get a history lesson on food and lose your senses to all the amazing flavour, aromas and tastes that will overwhelm you as soon as you enter the restaurant. So head to Taftoon and get ready to experience North Indian food in a whole new light.

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