A very good place to get pure veg Indian food , famous for food quality for over 20 years.it has its own trade mark as you can see in photo attached....it's funny!!
there are two restaurents with same name.........same trade mark.........welcome guy with painted face..................ha.ha.ha.
Favorite Dish: all north indian dishes.
I was looking for a buddhist or tibetan restaurant and found Lhasa which is that and so much more - various Asian and western varieties to choose from, wonderful view of the Ganges, beautiful energy, unusual and interesting music, great company and excellent personal service.
Located near the bridge, it's a real find reasonably priced.. go find it!
Favorite Dish: Tibetan soup - different, healthy, slightly sweet
Chitlal , a fully vegetarian restaurant on the banks of Ganges near the Lakshmanjhula - Ramjhula area is amust for Veggies and non veggies too.
The local cuisine and a rich aromatic Ghee ( milk burnt cream) with vegetable curries, potato crisp fries and dal ( lentils) is mouth watering
Favorite Dish: The Veg Meal ( a platter of standard items for the whole meal)
I found it on my last day by chance just when they were about to close. Cozy and trendy place. Nice crafts inside. As you may guess, they have lots of honey products: bakery, chocolate, drinks, soaps, bottles of honey, so on. They seem to be doing well too.
Favorite Dish: Bottle of their honey. More sweet per drop than over-the-shelf variety and doesn't stink like those too =P
It's a new 2 story place with a dedicated, friendly staff. Very clean, spacious, even new cutlery and flatware :P The owner and wait staff all chip in and exchange roles for the best service possible; a very honest effort. Excellent views of the Ganga and distant ashrams. They also have internet laden PCs and a pool table! Definitely check it out.
Favorite Dish: Their well balanced Indian food stands out the most, like the Vegetable Biryani, but they have a wide range: Israeli, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, South Indian, Continental, etc. I've had better Thai.
Everyone raves about the oldest German bakery around -- yes it has good bakery and calm ambiance -- but there are other good bakeries too. After trying from several, the Paradise Cafe bakery definitely has to be the most underrated but delicious bakery around. You might even miss it though it's on the main road. Try it once.
Favorite Dish: They seem to have plenty of banana when a something says it has banana. The chocolate roll, cinnamon bun, banana cream pie and chocolate coffee cake are all worth a try. Opens at 8.
Perched upon the hillside at the one end of the Hanging Bridge, this little coffee shop/restuarant has great views of the river, and a lovely sunny balcony. It also has an internet facilty.
The food is not fancy, but it is quite satisfactory. It was packed with people the day that we had lunch there. Strictly Vegetarian Only food is served, with a wide variety of rolls, wraps and salads. There was also a spicy grilled vegetable pasta on the menu. I had potato cakes & a salad, which were good.
The cake variety was excellent- they bake on the premises. The breads looked yummy.
A colony of monkeys live next door, and they were jumping around on the roof. Some customers were throwing bits of food out for them- not a good idea, as this encourages them to enter.
Favorite Dish: The salads was really good- fresh and crispy
This is one place people from the Western or Far east would like most. This place offersItalian, Continental, hinese, Israeli & Indian food apart from coffee. Please dont' expect the food to be like your home food or the country mentioned as the cook is Indian but they will try. The owner Ashish Sharma and Ansul Sharma also organize Rafting on the Ganges for you if you require. They also organize, trekking,Camping, Car Rental, Air Tickting, Internet etc on request and for a price. You may give it a try. They have website but no e-mail address given on their card.
This coffee corner offers breath taking view of the Ganges along with coffee, tea and they have German Bakery too. This place is quite popular among the Westerners, who spend lot of time in wathching the Ganges and Rishikesh. You can watch all the activity of the town just by sitting here.
Favorite Dish: Coffee ofcourse!!
Ananda was one place where the food was healthy and tasty too (rare combination isn’t it) … They go the whole nine yards …with a sumptuous breakfast spead, Appertizers/ main course followed by dessert for Lunch and Dinner. You could eat it all without a trace of guilt because the food is not greasy, deep fried, coated with butter or filled with cream…….and again I repeat it was very tasty. The menu includes India, oriential and continental cuisine. They have taken utmost care to cook up a healty menu by using the fresh veggies grown in the premises of Ananda, use jaggery instead of sugar, roast rather than fry……
Favorite Dish: I recommend you try the NZ lamb rack, Thai green curry, Goan fish curry and giner lemon tea.
Not only German, more western generally, with some Indian stuff.
3 Israeli youngsters (pic attached) contibuted to the special atmosphere by singing Israeli folk songs and playing Guitar & Flute.
Favorite Dish: Cakes
Ginger Lemon Tea (with honey)
Although a strictly vegetarian town, the choice of food is wonderful. The Moonlight Cafe, run by very friendly Nepalese, alone will stretch the imagination of any vegetarian chef. The breakfasts there will set you up for the day, with their delicious Fruit Muesli Curd and fresh squeezed fruit juices. For supper, why not try their belly busting vegetable sizzler. The food here is so wholesome that the local Ayurvedic doctor recommends it to travellers suffering from the inevitable runs, picked up in other regions of India.
Favorite Dish: They have a breakfast geared to every part of the world.
For some fun eating, you must visit the rival Chotiwala restaurants in Swarg Ashram. They are next door to each other, run by rival brothers, with painted blue and pink men sitting outside to attract you in. The food all over Rishikesh is a treat but see our WARNINGS OR DANGERS for a caution.
Favorite Dish: Excellent Indian cuisine, stuffed parathas and thalis.
This is very famous Restaurant Chotiwala in in Tapovan or Swargashram.One can enjoy the best Indian Thali (of course vegetarin).Now they provide sweets, vegetable burgars , pav bhaji and masala chai also.
history:In the early days of this resturent there used to be a waiter who had a big tummy and had a long choti( a holi tail on head usually had by brahmins and pupils).Although he looks funny but he used to serve food with great love and affection.The customers not only remeber the food but also remember the waiter(Choti wala) for his funny look and affectinate service.Evan today there is mock chotiwala waiter is there to welcome you at the reception.
Favorite Dish: Thali best here for lunch and dinner as it contains chapati,sabji,daal,dahi,rice,pickle & a sweet.
A unique name for a restaurant - Chotiwala (means one with a ponytail), serves up good and cheap vegetarian food. There is a man who paints himself pink and sits outside the restaurant all day. It is easy to think of him as a statue and he has a ponytail therefore the name of the restaurant. Though the ponytail is not the usual kind...it stands poker straight like a cone head.