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7 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants That Serve The Most Indulgent And Authentic Baklava In Mumbai

Decadent Turkish delights to make all your perfect dessert dreams come true!

23 May, 2023 by Tanu Seth

Decadent Turkish delights to make all your perfect dessert dreams come true!

Baklava is a delicious traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with layers of crispy golden brown phyllo, filled with chopped walnuts and garnished with honey syrup that tastes heavenly. Originating from the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries, it has become popular all over the globe now for its rich and flavorful taste. You can either relish it with your evening tea or savour it after a delightful meal. Since Mumbai is a foodie’s paradise, the people here love to explore new and popular dishes. And to make your days sweeter and crispier with the best baklava delights, these Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurants will play a perfect role. Take a look at these 7 places serving the most drool-worthy baklavas in Mumbai and enjoy the same with your special ones.

Bayroute, Juhu, Western Suburbs

Bayroute is one of the best places in Mumbai where you can enjoy the various delicacies of Lebanese, Arabian, Turkish, Greece and many more middle eastern cuisines. They offer a beautiful version of the lip-smacking Baklava dessert with a slight desi twist. This delicacy is served with Gulkand ice cream and rose brittle on the side to make it even more delightful. Head to Bayroute to make your dining extra sweet with this beloved dessert and enjoy Arabic food in Mumbai.

Other Must-haves: Zaffrani Milk Cake, Roz Bukhari, Labneh, Za’atar Chicken, Prawn Pilaf

Cost for two: ₹ 3000

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Mabruk - The Mediterranean, Sahara Star, Mumbai

"Mabruk - the fine dining Mediterranean restaurant offers soulful Lebanese food in a casual low seating on a wooden deck with a spectacular view of the lagoon area. With an array of flavors, they offer traditional mezze complimented by carefully picked soups, main courses and desserts. For your sweet tooth, they have the perfect in-house special baklava that boasts homemade whipped ricotta and comes looking pretty with toasted pistachios. Indulge in a sweet delight with this crispy pastry that will make you crave more.

Other Must-haves: Knefeh, Laham Mouzet, Khudra Mousim, Shish Taouk, Falafel Roll

Cost for two: ₹ 3000

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Souk, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai

Souk is one of the prominent and best Middle Eastern restaurants in Mumbai. With classy theme décor, the place gives you the ultimate Middle Eastern experience, complete with authentic and light Eastern Mediterranean dishes, traditionally brewed teas, coffees and toothsome desserts. Grab your hands on their classical Baklava, Lebanese phyllo with mixed nut pastries that is so tender and crispy that won’t disappoint you. With amazing ambiance, exotic panoramic views and delectable food & desserts, Souk makes up for a perfect evening.

Other Must-haves: Tahina Baked Laban, Cheese Talas kababs, Prawn Tagine, Crunchy Okra, Shish Barak

Cost for two: ₹ 3000

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The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
Middle Eastern,
3000 for two approx

Arbab, Linking Road, Bandra West, Western Suburbs

Arbab is the ultimate dining spot to relish delectable middle eastern food in Mumbai. And what more you can enjoy is there their authentic Lebanese baklava. The freshly baked and generously filled with premium pistachios, oh they taste extremely heavenly in the mouth. The sweet delight is offered here at a very reasonable price to savor. Apart from this, you can also try their other ‘Malabia’ that's sure to leave an unforgettable taste on your palates.

Other Must-haves: Falafel Shawarma, Lamb Shawarma, Batata Harra Roll, Baba Ganouj, Chicken Wings

Cost for two: ₹ 1600

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Hurrem's Turkish Baklava & Confectionery, Fort, South Mumbai

The place surely can be categorized as a baklava paradise as this cafe specializes in over 15 types of authentic and handcrafted Turkish baklava made by culinary experts. Their crisp and yummy Baklava will transport you to 7th heaven! Choose from their array of baklava delights like Ankara Baklava, Fistik Baklava, Havuc Dilmi (piece), Ceviz Baklava, Kaju Baklava and Cikolatali Baklava Ceviz. These oven-baked goodies are worth every bite. A must-visit baklava restaurant in Mumbai for delicious Turkish delights.

Other Must-haves: Rose Borek, Dill Bread, Haydari, Yayla

Cost for two: ₹ 1600

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Sette Mara, The St. Regis, Mumbai

Sette Mara, a luxurious fine dining space to tantalize your taste buds with traditional middle eastern food in Mumbai. Their carefully curated menu explores the flavors, spices and textures of authentic Mediterranean family-sharing style. End your indulgent brunch or dinner here with their in-house special baklava that is finely made with their homemade whipped ricotta with toasted pistachios. Every bite of this sweet treat feels delicious that will make you visit this place again.

Other Must-haves: Hummus Beiruti, Garlic Labneh, Sumac Calamari, Baby Back Ribs, Corn Ribs

Cost for two: ₹ 2000

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Opa! Bar & Café, The Peninsula Grand Hotel, Mumbai

This Bar and Café serve traditional eggless baklava dessert, which makes this place popular amongst vegetarians who don’t want to miss this sweet delight. Prepared with top-quality ingredients, these freshly baked baklava with a slurp of honey and toasted nuts, it’s a delight for dessert lovers. Vegetarians can bookmark this place whenever they want to indulge in this heartful treat.

Other Must-haves: Tiramisu, Chicken Pita Slide, Shish Taouk, Veg Arabic Kabsa Rice, Traditional Hummus

Cost for two: ₹ 1500

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Tanu is a happy-go-lucky person, who loves to read, cook delicious food & watch sunsets. She is always on a mission to explore as many new places as possible while also focusing on her journey to become a distinguished lifestyle & food writer!

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