Review: Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai’s Signature Indian Restaurant.

It was a rainy day but we were adamant. A true foodie braves many a challenges (potholes, errant taxi drivers, forgotten umbrellas) when good food calls…..especially authentic good food. We whizzed past the airport to settle for a royal dining experience at Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai’s signature Indian restaurant. And was the ride worth the trouble? Wicked Spoon Confessions tells you all :)

We stepped into Jamavar, located at the lobby level and were seated at a beautifully set corner table. Crystal chandeliers cast a subdued glow on the gold and brown interiors of Jamavar and the hand carved wooden screens.

Entrance of Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai.

The Beautiful Table Setting at Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai.

Crystal Chandeliers and Glass Urlis at Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai.

Beautiful urlis and silverware added to the ambience. The mood was right for a brief tête-à-tête with Chef Surender Mohan, who passionately explained that the authenticity of the kitchen is maintained by a huge team of chefs who craft dishes from the region they originate- nice :)

What You Get:
The Indian specialty restaurant at Leela serves Indian dishes from the flavorful North and South regions of India. The menu lists some of the finest dishes from these regions and we started the beautiful meal with a cucumber martini- the refreshing taste of cucumber was a welcome addition!

Cucumber Martini at Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai.

For starters, the chef presented an assorted platter- Cauliflower Bezule- yogurt tossed; deep-fried marinated cauliflower florets, Shahi Gilawat ke Kebab-moist with melt-in-the-mouth texture minced lamb meat kebabs, Tulsi Jhinga- basil flavored juicy prawn cooked in a tandoor and Pahadi Chicken Tikka - boneless chicken marinated with select Indian spices. It was difficult to pick a favorite, but if we must it has to be the Shahi Gilawat ke Kebab :)

Cauliflower Bezule, Gilawat ke Kebab, Tulsi Jhinga & Pahadi Chicken Tikka 

The main course- held a big surprise for us! We love meat and eyed the Palak Paneer with a “Hold On We Will Get To U” look but we were surprised. Soft paneer (cottage cheese) bits in creamy spinach gravy laced with a hint of garlic- a perfect accompanist to hot kulcha and tandoori roti.

Palak Paneer & Assorted Indian Breads at Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai.

Relish hot rice with Dal Jamavar- slow simmered black lentils in tomato and cream with the Allepey Fish Curry on the side (a popular South Indian fish curry made with coconut milk and green mango).

Dal Jamavar at Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai

Allepey Fish Curry, at Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai

Love chicken? Try the Murgh Makhani- classic North Indian gravy or the Kadhai Ghost- marinated lamb chops and cubes in tomato and yogurt gravy.

Just choose your protein and let the Jamavar kitchen take care of the taste :)

Yes, we had dessert too. Jalebi with rabri, with creamy homemade malai kulfi on the side.

If you are looking for authentic Indian food with robust flavors, served in an interesting ambience that is traditional with a contemporary touch, head to Jamavar. Leela’s signature restaurant pleases your taste buds with a menu that lists some of the finest dishes from the North and South regions of India. Take your loved ones or business associates and let the hospitality add to the overall experience- believe us, you are worth it :)

The Leela Mumbai,
Andheri-Kurla Road,
Andheri East,

Timings - From 7 pm till Midnight.

Call # 22 6691 1324

What You Pay For a Meal For Two- INR 5,000/- plus taxes.

Here's what one of our winner has to say about the fabulous dining experience

Thank you so very much Wicked Spoon Confessions for choosing me as the winner of Dining Experience at Jamavar, The Leela...
Posted by Vidhi Bhuta on Saturday, 15 August 2015


  1. Jamavar, the signature restaurant at The Leela, Mumbai serve " Authentic Indian cuisine "

  2. Authentic Indian cuisine - Is served in Jamavar, the signature restaurant at The Leela, Mumbai

    Lovely Post and Thanks for sharing, Wish to win the giveaway,

    Hiral Asher

  3. Jamavar-The Leela Mumbai serve Indian authentic food from flavorful North and South region of India m. The Indian speciality restaurant.

  4. Love to read your blog.. I am big foodie. Always excited to know new places where I get authentic Indian food, when I read ur blog water comes in my mouth, really delicious dishes... Royal environment... Hope I win this giveaway and surprised my mom with a such yummy food.

    Thank you once again for ur use full writing...
    Shabana Sayyed

  5. Authentic Indian Cuisine is served . Good Sharing!

  6. A) Lipsmacking Indian Cuisine is served!

    This blog post makes me wanna to Jamavar right away.

  7. Authentic Indian Cuisine ..fab pictures and post

  8. First things first, this blog post is very illustrative and descriptive! Loved the pictures.

    As far as the food is concerned, I'm very picky when it comes to Indian food. Going through the above post, right from the refreshing Cucumber Martini to the nutritious Palak Paneer and traditional Dal Jamavar to Jalebi Rabri with creamy Malai Kulfi looks so delectable!

    Oh, what would not I give to lay my hands on these mouth watering delicacies! *_*

    Having said that,

    Jamavar - The Leela, Mumbai serves authentic Indian food infused with flavors of North and South of India :)

  9. heyyyy nice blog, nice review, nice pictures! lovely giveaway! I 've never eaten at the Leela, an iconic Mumbai stalwart.

    "the Jamavar serves authentic Indian specialty cuisine -from North and South regions" and would be an addition to the palette to try.

  10. Everything looks very elegant. I could do with that cucumber Martini.

  11. Im a big foodie and I really wanted to some good places to have food.after reading this blog Im surely going to visit this looks awesum and I wanna take my hubby there on our anniversary.

  12. Jamavar, the signature restaurant at The Leela Mumbai serves Indian dishes from North and South regions of India :)

  13. Jamavar, the signature restaurant at The Leela Mumbai serves Indian Cuisine.

  14. Authentic Indian Cuisine is served at Jamavar, The Leela.

    Would love to dine here with my

  15. Jamavar, the signature restaurant at The Leela Mumbai serve Indian dishes from the flavorful North and South regions of India.

  16. Jamavar, the signature restaurant at The Leela Mumbai serve Indian dishes from the flavorful North and South regions of India.

  17. And the winner is *drumrolls*

    Congratulations Choti Fataakdi on your big win!!! Get in touch with us on

  18. Yayyy!! *happy dance*

    Thank you so much WSC :D
    Will mail the deets soon!

    Much love <3 :*


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