FCIC 2023

Abhayraj Singh Kohli

Abhayraj Singh Kohli

Tori, Grandmamas Cafe, MRP
& The Roll Company

Abhayraj Singh Kohli, an astute entrepreneur and visionary, known for introducing new F&B concepts in Mumbai.  Hailing from a prominent hospitality background, he has been associated with the company since the age of 19. Armed with a Masters in Hospitality from Cornell University, Abhayraj has successfully managed to carve niches in several segments, with the establishment of renowned bars, restaurants and cafes. He has built a strategic profile for himself with the organization, thanks to his ability to perform and lead by example. Post his return from America, he launched Indyaki in Pune which was a fine dine Indian restaurant and a watering hole in 2007, Please Don’t Tell in 2014, The Roll Company and Grandmama’s Café both in 2015, MRP Lounge in 2016 and a Goan favorite, House of Lloyd’s in 2018.  He now brings Tori to Mumbai, a new, exciting space that offers you Latin Asian cuisine and a one of a kind dining experience.

After years of relentless strife and dedication, Abhayraj made the transition to a maverick entrepreneur. He is widely regarded as the mastermind behind notable thriving ventures in the sphere of hospitality and entertainment. His brands attract a loyal patronage and are frequented by the glitterati, film stars and leading personalities from various fields including business, sports, art, music and fashion. Under Abhayraj’s leadership his F&B concepts receive plenty of great reviews, awards and accolades.

Abhayraj’s s talent for ideation and a thorough knowledge of the business makes his concepts stand out and connect with customers. With a deep understanding of the hospitality business – both in terms of operations and processes – he wants to bring back the joy of eating out. Demonstrating his entrepreneurial abilities and love for creating novel eating out concepts, Abhayraj now launches Tori, a Latin Asian restaurant and bar in the heart of Bandra, Mumbai.

“These testing times present an opportunity for myself and our caring, passionate team to focus on supporting suppliers, working with amazing artisans, refining our craft and perfecting menus to create a lasting memory for every single guest”

When he isn’t at one of the many café and restaurants, you can find Abhayraj playing poker and travelling the world trying new cuisines.