It is a well-known fact that we Indians are big foodies. We know how to cook our food and more importantly, we know how to enjoy it. Fortunately, Indians are not only experts when it comes to their own cuisine but have also embraced delicacies from all over the world- Thai, Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean and much more. Several restaurants from India have earned national and even global fame for their delicious dishes and innovative method of serving. Here are the 5 Best Restaurants in India.
1) Smoke House Grill (New Delhi)
Smokehouse Grill is a multi-award winning restaurant and won the Time Food and Nightlife Guide Award for Best European Restaurant in 2010, among many other accolades for the bar, the food and the whiskies. Contemporary European and innovative Indianfare is what you’ll find on the menu at Smokehouse Grill though; the distinct smoky flavour imparted to the meats and vegetables is what makes the food so succulent.
2) Koh (Mumbai)
When the world-renowned chef Ian Kittichai decided to serve his signature cuisine in Mumbai, most people expected it to serve nothing but the best. Koh does not disappoint. This hot new Thai restaurant uses fresh ingredients that are flown in from an organic farm in Thailand to create delicious dishes such as rice cakes, green curry and yum coconut cheesecake. Add to that impeccable service and plush leather seating and you’ve got yourself a memorable night.
3) Zen (Leela Palace, Bangalore)
This is definitely a must for those to who love variety in their food. Diners are spoilt for choice with Japanese, Thai, Korean, Singaporean and Balinese delights. If you’re bored of sitting at the table and wish to try something new, then head over to the counter where you can choose from Sushi, Teppanyaki, Yakitori, Korean barbeque and a noodle bar. Zen also has a wide array of traditional drinks such as Japanese Sake and Korean Soju.
4) Italia (The Park Hotel, Chennai)
Italia offers you a true taste of Italy with its imported rosciutto and parmesan, wood-oven pizzas, succulent seafood, delicate homemade pastas and a wide range of vegetarian dishes. All this amidst bold yet sophisticated interiors in black, red and silver. The restaurant also has quite a few big names associated with it such as Chef Rajesh and top chef Antonio Carluccio who’s a regular on BBC food programmes. One must try the baked asparagus, risotto with roasted chicken and the Tiramisu.
5) Travertino (The Oberoi, New Delhi)
Picked by Forbes magazine as one of the most expensive restaurants in India, Travertino whips up Italian food like few other places. The restaurant is designed in such a way that the wine cellar opens into the dining area. Travertino has one of the most extensive as well as fantastic collection of wine and cheeses. The signature truffle dishes, such as the risotto with fresh Umbrian black truffle and the tagliolini with pancetta and Umbrian black truffle are not to be missed.