Jun 182011

Bukhara at ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, in New Delhi, India is the best restaurant of Delhi. Established in 1977, it is famous for its Dal Bukhara and wide range of Kebabs.

It is also widely known as the best place for Mughal and North-West Frontier specialties in Delhi. The food is delicious and lives up to its reputation– one highly recommended dish is the kastoori kebab, while the delicious dal makes a splendid addition to any meal. Customers sit on benches, at stylish low tables. The restaurant is very busy but still, the service is excellent.

The Bukhara restaurant is designed with stone walls, wooden pillars and cushion-covered stools at mock log-top tables. It has an open display kitchen, where meat and vegetables hang from swordlike kebab spears. The restaurant serves cuisine from the North-West frontier of Pakistan prepared in a clay ‘tandoor’ oven with a special emphasis on kebabs. In a bid to encourage diners to savor the restaurant’s kebabs with their hands, cutlery is withheld and aprons are provided.

The restaurants is famed for its kebabs and its signature dishes include the Sikandari Raan (Marinated Whole Leg of Spring Lamb) and Murgh Malai Kebab (Creamy Chicken Kebab). J.P. Singh has been Head Chef at the restaurant, which has maintained its menu for the last 30 years.

The restaurant was voted Best Asian restaurant and 37th best in the world by Restaurant Magazine, UK in 2007. It has often found a place amongst the magazine’s top 50 ratings since 2002 and is considered to be one of the best Indian cuisine restaurants in the world.

The staff at the restaurant are immensely proud of the fact that Bill Clinton and Barack Obama apparently chose to stay at the Luxury Collection ITC Hotel Maurya because of the culinary delights offered at this restaurant. They also report that Putin expressed a desire to dine at the Bukhara three times a day when in New Delhi. In 2009, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, also visited the restaurant, the “Hillary Platter” later became part of the menu, in line with “Presidential Platter” based on the non-vegetarian dishes ordered by Bill Clinton during his visit, and also “Chelsea Platter” comprising of vegetarian dishes ordered by Chelsea Clinton. It is also very famous amongst bollywood celebrities like: Amitabh Bachchan, SRK, Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre etc.

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