A famous and clean place within Pahar Ganj. In this area, that is key. Ask anyone and they can point the direction. The staff wears plastic gloves when they handle food and they can pack your meals in disposables. The food itself is quite good. It has the typical Indian fast food range -- North India, South Indian, Indo-Chinese, burgers, Indian desserts, etc. All items are below Rs100.
Vegeterian restauran, cuisine from south India. Very great food, mostly locals attend, some tourists. Recoomended by both the Lonely Planet and Routard. Clean for Indian standards. The service can be a bit slow, but the wait is worth it. 450 rupees for three people. You are most likely to wait to be seated.
Favorite Dish: Thali, mini tiffil
We chanced upon this place while walking around CP. The interiors have been done up extremely well and the lounge music they were playing was very enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and made some recommendations which helped us decide what to order, given the large number of dishes on offer. The chicken dimsums were very well made and the yakitori salmon was the best we had ever eaten. The red thai curry and ebi tempura too were delicious! A must visit for all!
Favorite Dish: Chicken dimsums, yakitori salmon, red thai curry, ebi tempura. For dessert- cinamon apple pancakes with ice cream
I went to Zen while visiting India recently and was quite delighted with the food. The service staff was very friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend the sushi platter and teriyaki chicken. The silken tofu dish was delicious and so was the lemon chilli fish. The menu has numerous dishes and they all look very appetizing and reasonably priced. Since it was happy hours, the beers were also very cheap. I would love to go to this place again when I visit India next.
Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed the teriyaki chicken, sushi platter, silken tofu and the lemon chilli fish. For dessert i would recommend darsun with ice cream.
If you love Indian vegetarian, then you must try this chain of restaurants. In central Delhi there is a branch in Janpath and another on Connaught Circus. It is so cheap and very tasty.
There is even a branch here in Vancouver Canadawhich we are intending to try, but doubt we will have as much fun with the translation of our dishes as we did in Delhi.
Favorite Dish: We ended up with a Punjabi Thali as we didn't have a clue how to order so pointed at another guy,s food and asked for 'the same'.
It was really great food and although I am not a vegetarian, found it to be incredibly tasty.
Although I have not personally stayed at this hotel, it does have six restaurants and cafes, and on Sundays, offers an interesting, all you can eat brunch, with as much Spanish sparkling wine as you can consume all for around $25.
While walking to my hotel, I noticed that the parking lot in front of this place was full and when I peeked inside, it was packed with people who were either eating or buying from the counters. I then learned that it was selling sweets and if it's this popular, what they sell must be good. So I chose a box of assorted preparations (what each is called or what they're made of, I haven't a clue) and brought it home to my family. They loved it!
This was truly my favorite stop amongst all of Delhi's so called best restaurant and dining options to visit. A friendly staff, breathtaking views, great cuisine after the delightful bread served at the table (must try the Himalayan Trout, the Wood Fired Pizzas and White and Dark Chocolate cake).
The ambience of the place was simply stunning, an oasis of calm and natural beauty from its roof top location. Amour being situated in the very interesting urban village setting of Hauz Khas makes the entire trip to the very interesting. Don't be fooled by the challenge to hunt for the place for what is in store is more than worth it. Indoor and outdoor dining options (both offer stunning views) where one can sit for hours at a go.
Will def recommend to all my friends and relatives and surely would love to visit again on my next trip.
Favorite Dish: Grilled Himalayan Trout - This is the fresh water trout that they get regularly. One can choose from options of marinations ( on being recommended I chose Harissa) and sides of veggies. The dish is cooked right in front of your eyes at the live grill which is central to the al fresco area.
"If you want to cross safely, follow the cow".
We all laughed, with the suggestion of the guide, but later on, we understood that he was serious. This was our first experience in India, immediately after a night (non) slept in the plane, and the strong sensations of the first contact with a so different type and rhythm of life, made us overlook this restaurant. Its American look was, not exactly what we were searching for in India, and the food, with good quality, caught us with its initial strike of spices and... sweats! We didn't ever know what we payed, because we were in a package!
Excellent 'thali' lunch daily at Rs90 per head. Unlimited top-up. Authentic south Indian cooking. Also serves dum briyani on sundays.
Favorite Dish: Thali of course .... it's so difficult to get authentic South Indian cooking at Delhi, especially for newcomers. And the price is very reasonable.
A full range of NW Indian cuisine with an emphasis on the kebabs. Excelllent quality and service in a well appointed room. Good location
Favorite Dish: Any of the chicken entrees. Remember that all mutton dishes in India are just bones - so order the mutton from the 'starters' menu. 'Boned' in Delhi means the exact opposite - so always ask if the mutton is with/without bones. The Kashmiri rice is the best I've had.
Darn near any tour book about India will mention the Bukhara restaurant in New Delhi. It is, quite simply, one of the more renowned eateries in all of Asia. Conde Naste Magazine has it on the "best 50" list for the continent, or so I believe. Bukhara is a place that almost all famous and powerful people eventually visit on trips to New Delhi. Former US President Bill Clinton, a man who - in spite of his many failings as a person and politician, and his complete bewilderment at what is and what is not actually the truth - SURELY knows good food, once said after eating at Bukhara in 1998 (I think), "I only wish I had another stomach so that I could eat more". And, I have to agree with Bill, it WAS very very good.
Speaking of famous people, US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was eating (in an upstairs private dining area) at Bukhara the night we visited. We sent an invitation to join us, but she wasn't able to tear herself away from her diplomatic pals.
Now, you'd assume that such a famous place would be tres expensive, and by Indian standards, it is. But by US or European top-scale pricing guidelines, Bukhara is reasonable, very reasonable. I'd estimate that the average adult visiting Bukhara who enjoys an appetizer, a main dish, a dessert and perhaps some bottled water and a glass of beer or two will get out for US$30-40 each. One way to drive the price much higher will be to order hard liquors (all imported) or wines (again, imported). Imported booze is expensive in India, and especially so at Bukhara. But local Indian beers are cold, tasty and very cheap.
The food is very well done, most of it is of the Northwestern Frontier or Moghul style of cooking. (the area between Delhi and the Pakistan/Afghanistan borders) These are meatier dishes (than more typically veggie Indian cooking) with heavier sauces, many of them based on the hot oven tandoori style of cooking. And if you are or are with a vegetarian, freak ye not... Bukhara has a few veggie entrees. In general, they'll include grilled vegetables, grilled fruits such as pineapple or perhaps the Indian specialty paneer - a grilled soft cottage cheese dish. (tastes better than it sounds, trust me) Most of the meats have already been roasted in the tandoori, and are awaiting a finishing with spices and sauce on a kebab/spit over an open flame. They'll be served hot and still sizzling, sans skewer, on your plate.
Another Bukhara specialty - in fact, the waiter called it their signature dish - is the dal. Dal is essentially a tasty lentils dish. Bukhara's lentils are slowly simmered (in a giant witches' brew type of pot, you'll see it behind the glass over in the cooking area) with tomatoes, ginger and garlic.
Oh, one other very interesting thing.... they don't give you eating utensils at Bukhara. Yep, you eat with your hands, just like "the Flintstones". It's all very entertaining and cool, you'll have a blast. And yes, the food is very very good.
ONE IMPORTANT NOTE... advance reservations are a must.
Favorite Dish: Well, we all chose an appetizer and then we shared a total of three appetizer dishes. (Two were chicken dishes and one featured a nice, spicy leg of lamb issue) We added some rice on the side, and also some of Bukhara's signature dal. We also ordered two kinds of naan bread, plain and butter (ghee) laced. We generally used the naan to "mop" up the tasty dal... that's kind of how you manage to eat dal without utensils. :) Sara had a cold drink, which is what the Indians call cokes, pepsi or fanta type beverages. Bonnie and I enjoyed a terrific Indian beer.
For dessert, we had hot coffee, and that wonderful Indian treat kulfi. Kulfi is basically an ice cream style food, delicately spiced with milk sugar and cardamom, and a couple of other spices. Very very good. Pleasingly and perfectly subtle in its texture and taste. OK I admit it, I love kulfi.
Bukhara is a splurge compared to most places you'd eat in India, price-wise. Go ahead and treat yourself when in Delhi. You'll be glad you did. And, who knows, you may run into a world leader, or a rock star, or some other famous Bill Gates-type person.
A very well appointed restaurant in the 5 star Imperial Hotel. As the name suggests, the food is from all parts of Asia, all of which uses a good selection of spices from around the world. Much of the food is very spicy hot, but the staff are very helpful in ensuring you receive a great meal and the menu gives some clue with chilli signs against each dish.
Voted as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler
Favorite Dish: Doesn't sound too good, but it was Gou Muc (Squid) from Vietnam . Pretty hot but a good number of other spices could be detected
Delhi is changing rapidly and many of the old wonderful restaurants are disappearing so I was delighted to find Karim's still thriving in old Delhi. It is 'home-cooking' - the tandoori quite different from anything you've ever had unless you've been a house-guest in the Pujab. Combine this experience with your visit to Jami Masjid.
Favorite Dish: All of the Mughal dishes are superb. Many visit for the 'burra kebab'. I thought the tandoori chicken and the buttered nan quite the best I've ever had.
Located at the ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel in New Delhi, Bukhara serves dishes from the north-western region of India. This type of cuisine is typically in the form of very richly flavoured kebabs served without rice, which is unusual for Indian cuisine. The restaurant has received many notable mentions and became famous when it was visited by Bill Clinton, and for this reason some say it is somewhat over-hyped. However, if you brought your expectations down to a reasonable level, you would enjoy a very savoury meal, possibly one of the most delicious in New Delhi. It was for me.