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KOFUKU ☆ Japanese Restaurant in Bandra ☆ Mumbai

September 3, 2013

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Being Japanese, finding a place for me to get Japanese food in Mumbai was something that was on top of my list. When I met a Japanese lady a day after we arrived in Mumbai, the very first question I asked her was whether there was a good Japanese restaurant. She said “KOFUKU”. By the way, the name of the restaurant “Kofuku” means happiness in Japanese. Apparently this restaurant is the one that the Japanese expats in Mumbai have longed for. It was their dream comes true to have this restaurant in Mumbai. When I first walked into the restaurant, which was on the second day of our arrival in Mumbai, I was ecstatic to see that there was a restaurant like KOFUKU in Mumbai!!! You think I’m exaggerating? Oh no. For me it was like walking into Japan from the hectic streets of Mumbai.

ムンバイに和食レストランまたは和食の食材が手に入るのお店があるかどうかを見つけるのは、私の調べたい事のトップにありました。ムンバイに着いた次の日に会った日本人女性に、ムンバイに良い和食レストランはあるかと訊ねた所、「KOFUKU」があるよ、と言われました。「幸福」は、韓国人の方に経営されている和食レストランなのだそうですが、日本人駐在員達が待ちに待った日本食レストランだそうです。長年ムンバイに在住の方にとっては、夢が叶った様な感じなのでしょうか。私がムンバイに単身赴任していたら、きっとこのレストランに1週間に1回は足を運びそう。ムンバイについて2日目に幸福で夕食を食べたのですが、入った瞬間、ムンバイにこんな所があるなんて〜、と感動してしまいました。

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The food was great. I’m not an expert in food, but I think they are authentic. When I go to Japanese restaurants I look for more home cooking type of dishes and I thought that the dishes we ordered were very good. I didn’t dare try raw fish there, but I have Japanese friends who eat sushi there. This time we tried vegetarian sushi rolls. By the way, India is the place to be vegetarian. I’m not, but I love vegetarian dishes and India is a vegetarian heaven! My vegetarian friends, you ought to come to India. Vegetarian menus are amazing in Mumbai.

お食事は美味しいと思いました。食事に関しては全然舌が肥えていないのですが、本物の和食だと思います。和食レストランへ行くと、私はいつも家庭料理的なお食事を探しては頼むのですが、美味しいと思いました。さすがに生ものの寿司は今回頼む勇気が無かったのですが、日本人のお友達によると、結構行けるとか。今回はベジタリアンロールにしておきました。インドって、ベジタリアンにとっては住みやすい所ですよね?私はベジタリアンでは無いのですが、ベジタリアンのお食事は大好きで、インドってベジタリアンの天国?って思ってしまいます。ベジタリアンの友人に一言。インドにいらっしゃ〜い!ベジタリアンのためのメニューが素晴らしいですよん。

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The blog I always go to check new restaurants in Mumbai is Mumbai Boss. They have featured Kofuku on their blog here!

レストランを調べる時にいつも行くブログが、ムンバイ・ボス。幸福に関する記事を取り上げていました!リンクはこちら

KOFUKU
Level 2, Kenilworth Shopping Arcade
Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050

Phone: 022 67105105 / 022 67101101

Hours
Monday – Sunday
12:00 pm – 12:00 am

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“A” is the location of Kofuku. There is a big KFC on Linking Road which you can’t miss. If you face the KFC, the entrance to the building that hosts Kofuku is on the left. You can take an elevator to go up to the 2nd floor.

幸福の場所は「A」とある場所。リンキングロードに大きなケンタッキーフライドチキンがあります(タクシーのおじちゃんとかも必ず知っている)。ケンタッキーを正面に見ると、左手に幸福が入っている建物の入り口があります。幸福行き専用のエレベーターで2階へ行くとレストランに着きます。

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  1. Oxana Koliada permalink
    September 3, 2013 7:21 pm

    Koho, I am glad that you settled down in a new place and started to discover it. Japanese restaurant looks lovely! By the way, recently I took my Russian friend, who never tried before Japanese food to Bochi Bochi and she was highly impressed! I am jealous to your new neighbors who can visit the places you are writing about. No one is updating on new places in Jakarta. I really miss you here!

    • September 3, 2013 11:00 pm

      Thanks, Oxana! Thank you for saying that you’re jealous of my new neighbors. You’re so sweet. I miss you, too!!

  2. September 4, 2013 11:21 pm

    Hello! I just happened to stumble upon your blog and was drawn in by the beautiful photography and the fact that your post is bilingual (I write in J&E too so I know how time-consuming it can be sometimes!) I’m really interested in different countries and cultures, so I’ll be looking forward to reading more on your life in Mumbai :)

    • September 5, 2013 2:06 am

      Miwa, thank you so much for commenting! I am actually a lazy bilingual blogger who only blogs in both languages when I feel like it. I need to be good like you! I saw your blog and I am so flattered to get such a compliment from a photographer like you! Your blog is beautiful and your photos are gorgeous!! Thank you!!

  3. September 8, 2013 7:32 am

    Hi Kaho, I found your blog from my friend’s recommendation and your blog is awesome, I love the posts! I then found your kids pictures and so surprised to find Kara and her daughters in your posts. I used to work with her in Jakarta and before she left to Taiwan, I visited her house and met your daughter. Your daughter is so nice, she even asked me to have ‘tea party’ with C and sang a song for us. It was a lovely day with the girls.

    Keep on posting, Kaho! :)

    • September 10, 2013 5:06 am

      Thanks for coming to visit my blog! Please tell you friend that I said thank you for recommending my blog!! How nice! Yes, Kara is one of my best friends. I am glad to hear that my daughter was friendly to you!

  4. November 17, 2013 7:08 am

    Hi Kaho!

    I’ve been following your blog for a while, but haven’t visited for quite some time so it’s quite a surprise to read your posts from Mumbai. I will miss your restaurant reviews of Jakarta! I’ll surely continue to enjoy your blog though, as it’s written from a place I’ve never been to. Looking forward to see a huuuge variety of cuisine =) All the best to you~

    • November 17, 2013 8:14 am

      Disti, thank you for coming back to visit my blog. Your kind words made my day! I will work hard to make my restaurant reviews appealing for those who do not live in India as well. Thank you for your comment!

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