Top Restaurants for Special Occasions© Hosa Goa/Olive Delhi

The Best Restaurants To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan And Onam

When it comes to commemorating special occasions, what better way to do so than by indulging in exquisite culinary experiences? Whether you’re looking to delight in the festive fervour of Onam, celebrate the cherished bond of Raksha Bandhan, or simply create extraordinary memories with your loved ones, these hand-picked restaurants offer the perfect setting and delectable dishes to elevate your celebrations.

From traditional feasts to modern gastronomic delights, here’s a list of top restaurants that promise to make your special moments truly unforgettable.

1. Hosa, Goa: A Sojourn Into South Indian Flavours

Hosa Goa©Hosa Goa

Special Occasion: Onam Sadhya

Venture into the heart of Goa to immerse yourself in the intricate flavours of South India at Hosa. The name, ‘Hosa,’ meaning ‘new’ in Kannada, perfectly captures the vibrant essence of this culinary hotspot. This August, Hosa is revisiting its roots by hosting a special Onam Sadhya celebration spanning three days. Indulge in an opulent spread featuring curries, relishes, sweets and accompaniments curated by Chef Suresh DC. From manga achaar to palada pradhaman, this feast truly embodies the spirit of Onam.

Venue: Hosa, House no.60/1, Irada Home, Vaddy, near St. Anthony’s Church, Siolim, Bardez, Goa

Dates: Until 29 August, 2023 

Timing: For Lunch Only, 12 noon to 3 PM

Priced at: INR 1495++ per head

Reservations: Call on 74986 27977 or visit their website.

2. Kebab Korner, Mumbai: A Sumptuous Onam Affair

top restaurants for special occasions©Kebab Korner

Special Occasion: Onam Sadhya

Indulge in a celebratory Onam Sadhya at Kebab Korner, InterContinental Marine Drive, Mumbai. From Ulli Theeyal to Olan, relish over 25 dishes from Kerala that represent the true essence of the festival. This year, the multi-course vegetarian feast will be served thali-style featuring over 25 dishes from across Kerala, including snacks with pickles and condiments, a variety of curries, different vegetable preparations, red rice and sweets to end with. Inji curry, mango curry, pachadi, plan, parripu curry, chenna mezhukkupuratti, inji thaiyar, poovan pazham and pazham pradhaman are just some of the traditional delicacies you can look forward to. Let your taste buds revel in culture while you soak in the picturesque ambiance of Marine Drive.

What: Onam Sadhya Lunch Thali

Cost: INR 1600+ taxes per person

When: Until 31 August, 2023. Lunch 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Where: Kebab Korner, InterContinental Marine Drive, Level 1, 135 Marine Drive, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Contact: +91-22-66399855

3. Soul & Surf: A Transformational Getaway

top restaurants for special occasions©Soul & Surf India

Special Occasion: Raksha Bandhan

Surfing lessons that awaken your sense of adventure, the grounding embrace of the sea, and the serenity of yoga and mindfulness. Soul & Surf offers all of this and more. With locations in Kerala, Sri Lanka and Portugal, this unique haven offers surf, yoga, spa and more. Give your sibling the gift of a transformative adventure, where you can bond over not just surfing and yoga sessions, but also the vibrant culinary delights. This is an experience that transcends traditional gifting norms and creates lasting memories.

Visit their website and Instagram page to know more.

4. Taki Taki, Mumbai: Unlimited Dim Sum And Sushi Delight

Taki Taki©Taki Taki Mumbai

Special Occasion: Any Celebration

For those who relish Japanese and Pan-Asian cuisine, Taki Taki’s Unlimited Dim Sum and Sushi menu is a paradise. From edamame truffle to crispy quinoa maki, this restaurant offers an array of delectable options that are sure to tantalise your taste buds. The highlight? You can indulge in as many servings as you desire, making it a perfect spot for a celebratory feast.

Address: World Crest, Unit no.1A & 1B, Lodha, Upper Worli, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013

Priced at: Rs 999++ for Unlimited Dim sum, Rs 1499++ for Unlimited Sushi, Rs 1599++ for Unlimited Dim sum and Sushi

Available: Monday to Saturday 

Timing: 12 PM - 4 PM

For reservations: +91 7400491480

5. Olive Goa x Olive Delhi: A Culinary Journey By The Sea

Olive Goa pop up©Olive Goa

Special Occasion: Epicurean Adventure

Embark on a 1100-mile journey as Olive Goa hosts a pop-up event with it’s sister location, Olive Delhi. From the tangy Alma and green mango salad to the creamy baked goat cheese tart, and the smoky aubergine with walnut Muhammara, Chef Dhruv Oberoi’s pop-up offers an array of progressive Mediterranean delights. Taste the magic of Turkish mantis, zarai cheese soufflé as well as cuttlefish and Hummus. Don’t miss the harissa-spiced and molasses-glazed pumpkin, aamada ginger-glazed pork ribs, lamb shanks, sea bass, Greek halloumi steak and more, as each dish is a celebration of local produce and culinary finesse. This upcoming event promises a lovely spread by Chef Oberoi, paired with inventive cocktails by mixologist Barkeep Harish Chhimwal. Experience a blend of innovation and comfort against the backdrop of Goa’s iconic sea-side dining destination.

Venue: Olive Bar & Kitchen, Unit 1, Vagator Helipad Big Vagator, Anjuna - 403509

Dates: 25 August to 10 September, 2023

Timing: 12:00 noon to 12:00 AM

Reservations: +91 7888037772

6. Nksha Restaurant, Mumbai: A Heartwarming Raksha Bandhan Celebration

top restaurants for special occasions©Nksha

Special Occasion: Raksha Bandhan

Celebrate Raksha Bandhan at Nksha Restaurant in Churchgate, Mumbai, where you can share an indulgent meal with your sibling and enjoy the flavours, traditions and old-world elegance. With a specially crafted menu by Chef Vikram Arora, you can savour gourmet kulchas, chaats and divine desserts that pay homage to the bond you share with your sibling.

When: 30 August, 2023

Timings: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 12 AM

Contact: 9820475555

7. Binge, Mumbai: Small Plates, Big Flavours

top restaurants for special occasions©Binge by Bastian

Special Occasion: Any Celebration

Binge, the sister restaurant of the popular Bastian, is the place to be for those who love modern world cuisine in small plates. With a brand-new menu, this restaurant offers a variety of options ranging from Caponata bread salad to Vietnamese sweet potato and carrot curry. The blend of flavours and textures ensures a delightful dining experience that’s perfect for celebrations.

Address: Sant Kutir Apartments, Opposite to Coffee by Di Bella, Khar West, Off Linking Road, Khar, Mumbai

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays-Friday: 5:00 PM to 1:30 AM; Saturday & Sunday: 12 PM – 4 PM; 6 PM – 1:30 AM (Mondays closed)

For reservations and more information: +91 8976953366

8. The Scene, Bengaluru: Al Fresco Charm And Culinary Craftsmanship

top restaurants for special occasions©The Scene Bangalore

Special Occasion: Casual Celebrations

When you’re seeking a relaxed yet charming environment for a casual celebration, The Scene in Bengaluru is your answer. With an all-day al fresco craft kitchen and bar, this space offers a blend of natural elements and contemporary interiors. The intercontinental menu, combined with a tranquil setting, makes it a perfect spot to craft memories.

Address: 773, Outer Ring Road, 15th Cross Rd, 1st Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

In Conclusion

Whether you’re seeking traditional feasts, modern gastronomy, or alfresco charm, these venues promise to elevate your Onam or Raksha Bandhan celebrations and create moments that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. So, gather your loved ones, embark on a culinary journey, and make your special occasions truly remarkable.