The ITDC Ashok Hotel is not a place I'd pick to stay, but there is one great reason to go there--the food. This hotel is immense and has several restaurants, including what I think is one of the best places in Delhi to get South Indian food. Head all the way to the basement (a long way down) and follow the sound of lots of kids. The South Indian restaurant is very popular with families--it's not upscale, although it is comfortable, and the food is great and reasonably priced.
Favorite Dish: If you spend enough time in Delhi, after a while all that meat and all those heavy sauces will start to weigh you down. I am usually hankering for a good dosa or vegetarian thali after about three days. This is the place to get it!
The Indian restaurant at the Ashok is amazing!!! The Kitchen can be seen through a massive glass and the food and service are exceptional.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Karahi