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I happened to visit Amritsar and had food at Temptation Restaurant. The ambience was good and restaurant was clean although construction was going on for a basement and an extension. Staff was cordial and the knew the menu thoroughly as they could answer the questions regarding the dishes/cuisines. Even on a hot summer afternoon in week days, the place had a decent crowd. Anyways, the food was really good. We tried sizzlers, continental and normal punjabi cuisine. Almost everything was good.
Favorite Dish: Sizzlers!!!! They were just awesome. I can definitely say that those were one of the best sizzlers I ever had.
Apart from that, the soups were also really good.
Written Apr 24, 2012
Address: Rattan Singh Chowk, Circular Road, Amritsar - 1430
Phone: +91 98555-52098, +91 92573-393
Do not miss the Langar when you are at the Golden Temple.
I wasn't sure if I should put this under Restaurants, Things to Do, or Local Customs. I decided to put it under Local Customs because it is more then a place to eat or a thing to do, it is a custom of the Sikhs to feed anyone who wants to eat.
I later also decided to put it under this Restaurant so VTers will not miss it. A Sikh friend also told me that I could also stay at a free hostel
They have several big halls where they feed anyone who wants to come. It is well orginised and when one hall is filled up, a different one that just been clean from the last Langar opens up. The line is always moving and you get plenty to eat.
You are under no obligation to help or donate but there was a donation box off to the side when you exit. No one is standing there asking you to give but I gave some US dollars for my appreciation. I used US dollars so that they would know my money was donated by a tourist. Some people were sitting in the distance and they smiled and waved at me and gave me the thumbs up after they saw that I gave something.
See my Amritsar local customs tips about helping with the food preparation or helping with cleanup.
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Updated Jan 14, 2011
Address: In the Golden Temple Complex
There are lots of small restaurants throughout India with wonderful breads. This restaurants is next to our Amritsar hotel and we ate there as we arrived late. The hotel was past the train station so I don't think they get too many tourist.
They usually allow you to look in the kitchen and even take photos. As our trip went on, we made it a point to check the kitchens. We had no problems in Amritsar but some places the kitchens were horrible and we refused to eat there.
Also see my "Local Customs" tips for information about Langar (Free Meal) at the Golden Temple Complex. (Link below)
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Updated Jun 18, 2010
The food was great and the service was speedy as I was the only in there -- but by the time I had finished eating the place was packed.
Favorite Dish: Tandoori Chicken was just scrumptious. Unfortunately the beer was overpriced and not too cold.
Written Oct 28, 2008
Part of the Sikh religion is the fact that everyone is welcome to take a meal which consists of dahl (rather bland bean curry), rice and a chipati. The dining hall, which has signs over the entrance such as "The lord himself is the farm, himself is the farmer, himself he grows & grinds the corn", was packed with people when I visited, (even though it was only 10.45am), sitting on the floor in neat rows with silver trays in front of them waiting to be served.
Written May 5, 2007
Located round the corner on the road past the Jallianwala Bagh, this pizza place was OK but certainly nothing special. I had a mushroom pizza which was a bit dull as I prefer spicy meat pizza's but they only do vegetarian one's as it's close to the Golden Temple.
Updated May 5, 2007
The surrounding area around the Golden Temple is deemed to be a religious area and so meat is regarded as a complete no-no. There's actually not many restaurants within the area. In the New Punjabi Rasoi I had a mushroom masala, rice and naan which was good. Neelam's does do breakfast but only after 9am. I came to Neelam's for dinner on my last night in Amritsar and they had meat on the menu, or should that be on the walls and seats near me, as a couple of small cockroaches were around. Not nice whilst eating!
Written May 5, 2007
Surjit Chicken House is situated in Nehru Shopping Complex , Lawrence Road. This is about 5 KMs from Golden Temple and a Rickshaw (trishaw) ride will take about 20 mins to reach (for Rs. 20 - one way). Its a basic eatery with no fancy decoration or frills. Just the tables, chairs, a TV and ACs plus the tempting smell of Chicked being roasted in an Oven (tandoor).
Favorite Dish: Tandoori Chicken - Chicken (not boneless) roasted in an Indian Oven (tandoor) and sprinkled with Indian Spices and served with spicy chilly-mint sauce, a slice of lemon and onion.... Try it if you can handle the heat out of your ears.....yummy!
Updated Apr 1, 2006
Address: Nehru Shopping Complex, Lawrence Road
Whether you are in the mood for Indian Food, Chinese or something All-American, Brothers has it for you. This is pretty much the Indian equivalent to a diner.
Favorite Dish: My dad had the saag and makhi roti, which was very good. I opted for pizza. I thought I would give Indian pizza a shot. Up until now, I had been eating only Indian food. I was very pleasantly surprised. It was very good.
Updated Jan 22, 2005
This free restaurant really is something different. Up to 50.000 people are fed here daily, and all for free. There is no real way to describe it, just go and see for yourself. It's open 24/7, so if you're craving for a mid-night snack, this is the place to go!
Favorite Dish: They only have one dish: the dish of the day, usually consisting of rice (sometimes curried) with dal (curried lentils), and chappatis. But you may get lucky and eat there on a rice pudding (with sugar and coconut) -day. That's the great thing, you just never know. As always, donations are very welcome. As is volunteer work in either the cooking- or the dishwashing-department.
All meals are veg.
Written Oct 19, 2004
Address: Back Entrance, Golden Temple
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