You will find along the roads, men with a big brass vessel selling what they call Kulcha channa. It is a very delicious local item. It is made of a slightly flat white bun which is stuffed with boiled channa and spices, onions and chillies. It is then toasted with some butter and heated. The result is lip smacking!!
This just costs Rs. 10
One of the major attractions of Jammu is Falak the rotating Restaurant on top of KC Residency at Raghunath Bazar.
What a view of Jammu! You can see: Raghunath Temple, Ragunath Market, Bahu Fort, Tawi River, Jamu Masjid, Vishno Devi Hills (when it is very clear) and see the sun set over Pakistan.
Favorite Dish: My top pick India wide is the Raan-E-Sikandari (leg of lamb) at Falak for Rs 675 and feed up to 4 people (amazing). Don't over order the Raan-E-Sikandari can really feed 4 people.
In all my jaunts in India this was the only rare city that provided me with hair in my order in two of its dhabas... within 12 hours. And this was one of the places. What's more memorable (or worse) was the death-defying acrobatic stunts a brave rat was performing on the ceiling beam... above a running ceiling fan... as I quietly stared transfixed from my table, rooting for the rat, from right under.
Yet I am not discrediting this place. In fact I am even recommending it. Why, you ask? Yes, true, I might be crazy. But also true is that Jammu Tavi does not have many barely-decent eating establishments. They are too few and spread too far across. If you have the patience to scout them for your every meal -- wonderful. But the reason I can still recommend this place is that compared to the rest, the food here was actually pretty alright for its category, always fresh, and always steam-hot. I did not leave with any trouble, just vivid memories.
TIP: You can take your food to-go to your room.
Favorite Dish: Rajma and Zeera Rice go well!
This hotel's restaurant on the second floor is beautiful, in particular the tables. Underneath each table's entire glass surface is a compartmentalized array of various Indian spices! Very clever and definitely whets the appetite. However, the food and service are both very lackluster and dismal. The restaurant feels perfunctory by the hotel to just have something for its patrons. You can find much better elsewhere.