Delhi, the capital of India has one of the best restaurants in the country. The city is known to serve the most delicious Indian cuisine.
Here is a list of a few restaurants that one must visit on their trip to Delhi
Bukhara, one of the best restaurants in Delhi, has been constantly adjudged as the “Best Indian Restaurant in the World” and “Best Restaurant in Asia” by the Restaurant Magazine of U.K.
Even though it is an expensive restaurant, Bukhara is a place worth visiting.
It is known for its rustic atmosphere, unforgettable kebabs, and huge family size naan bread. Make sure to make your reservations in advance.
Address: ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi. Ph: 26112233.
Opening Hours: 12.30 p.m. to 2.45 p.m. for lunch on weekends.
7.30 p.m. to 11.45 p.m. for dinner, daily.
Cost: Around 5,000 rupees ($100) for two people.
Try: The Dal Bukhara (black lentils simmered overnight and cooked with tomatoes, ginger and garlic) is their specialty.
Kebab lovers should try the Burrah Kabab and Murgh Malai Kabab.
2. Karim Hotel
One of the most popular hotels in Old Delhi, Karim’s is a must-visit restaurant for meat lovers. With their recipes passed down from generations, the food here is lip-smacking.
The décor is nothing great to look at, but the food served is excellent in taste.The Mughal style of cooking food is reflected in the spicy dishes that are served here.
Its location in Old Delhi provides a fascinating insight into a side of Delhi not many visitors get to see.
Address: 16, Gali Kebabian, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi. Ph: 23269880.
Opening Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight.
Cost: Around 600 rupees ($12) for two people.
What’s Good: The Dil Bahaar Dopiaza Stew (mutton cooked without water in onions, with curd and unground spices) and Dil Pasand (Heart’s Liking) Seekh Kebab.
Veda is a famous niche restaurant in Delhi, popular amongst tourists and expats. The décor is eye-catching and is done with Candles, mirrors, chandeliers and the seating area has a sequined dome. The floors are carpeted and the walls are adorned with rich, deep velvet curtains and bricks.
The menu marries traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine.
Their wine list is impressive and so is their location. Visit Veda for their superb food and décor.
Address: H27, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Ph: 41513535.
Opening Hours: Noon to 11.30 p.m.
Cost: Around 1,500 ($30) for two people.
What’s Good: The lamb leg is the house specialty.
Foreigners can avail a special tasting menu that includes small portions of selected items.
4. Punjabi By Nature
Punjabi By Nature is one of the classiest restaurants in Delhi. With the waiters dressed in traditional Punjabi attire, the restaurant has an urban look and feel to it. Punjabi By Nature is famous for its unique creation of vodka gol gappas — fried crispy shells filled with flavored vodka and other spices.
The food has been rated high by all food lovers and their servings are generous.There is a bar on the upper floor that serves most varieties of alcohol.
Visit this place for delicious Indian cuisine.
Address: 11, PVR Priya Cinema Complex, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. Ph: 41516666.
C-1, Ground Floor, Tower C, DLF Infinity Tower, DLF Tower 8th Rd, Cyber City, Gurgaon.
Opening Hours: 12.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: Around 3,000 rupees ($50) for two people, including drinks.
What’s Good: The Raan-e-Punjab (roast leg of lamb), Naan bread, and vodka Gol Gappas.
5. Chor Bizarre
Chor Bizarre aims to capture the spirit of ‘thieves market’, found in every large Indian city. One of the finest restaurants in the city, Chor Bizarre showcases a collection of electric items from the past.
The menu features cuisine from the region of Kashmir, and the food is value for money.
They also offer lunch along with a guided tour of Delhi (on request).
Address: Hotel Broadway, 4/15A Asif Ali Road, New Delhi. Ph: 23273821.
Opening Hours: Midday to 3.30 p.m. for lunch.
7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. for dinner.
Cost: Around 1,250 rupees ($25) for two people.
What’s Good: Try the ‘Wazwan’, ceremonial feast that consists of over 36 dishes.