Being the business center of India, Delhi has some world class hotels and restaurants. Here are the top 5 best restaurants in New Delhi:
Bukhara: Located at the Diplomatic Enclave, Sadar Patel Marg, New Delhi (Delhi) 110021, Bukhara restaurant is a part of the ITC group. Ph: 26112233. Cost: Around 4,500 rupees ($100) for two people. What’s Good: The Dal Bukhara (black lentils simmered overnight with tomatoes, ginger, and garlic) has achieved legendary status. Kabab lovers will also appreciate the Burrah Kabab and Murgh Malai Kabab.
Designed with stone walls, wooden pillars and cushion-covered stools at mock log-top tables, this restaurant serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. It is well known for its tandoori and kebabs.
This world-class restaurant is winner of several renowned awards. If you are in Delhi for some reason, this is a restaurant not to be missed.
Karim: Located at 16, Gali Kebabian, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi. Ph: 23269880. Cost: Around 500 rupees ($12) for two people. What’s Good: The Dil Bahaar Dopiaza Stew (mutton cooked without water in onions with curd and unground spices) and Dil Pasand (Heart’s Liking) Seekh Kabab.
The popular Karim Hotel is now in its fourth generation of management, having been established in its current location in 1913. The decor of this restaurant is nothing much to look at, but the food more than makes up for it. Karim Hotel offers inexpensive Mughal style cooking at its best. Its location in Old Delhi also provides a fascinating insight into a side of Delhi that many visitors don’t get to see.
Punjabi By Nature: Located at Vasant Vihar and Raja Garden, Punjabi by Nature restaurant offers the finest and delicious food, service and ambiance. Ph: 41516666. It offers a mix of traditional and innovative choice of food and drinks, subtle lighting and modern jazz music. Cost: Around 2000 rupees ($50) for two people, including drinks. What’s Good: The Raan-e-Punjab (roast leg of lamb), Naan bread, and vodka Gol Gappas.
The restaurant is very well furnished and comfortable with ample space. Waiters are dressed in traditional Punjabi dress and show good hospitality.
The restaurant serves both Vegetarian and Non- Vegetarian cuisine. It is a must visit place for food lovers.
Veda: Located at H27, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Ph: 41513535. Cost: Around 1200 ($30) for two people. What’s Good: The lamb leg is the house specialty. There’s also a special tasting menu for foreigners that gives small portions of a selection of items.
Veda is one restaurant that will really grab your attention. Everything flickers and shimmers. Candles, mirrors, chandeliers, and embellished glasswork dome. All set against rich deep red velvet curtains and bricks. The menu marries traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine. What’s also attractive is the restaurant’s wine list and central New Delhi location.
Chor Bizaare: Located at Hotel Broadway, 4/15A Asif Ali Road, New Delhi. Ph: 23273821. Cost: Around 1000 rupees ($25) for two people. $11 for lunch and walk.
What’s Good: Try the ‘Wazwan’ ceremonial feast, with over 36 courses.
Chor Bizarre aims to capture the spirit of a ‘thieves market’, found in every large Indian city. The restaurant contains an eclectic collection of items that exude an old-world ambiance. It’s a place that awakens curiosity and provides for an interesting dining experience. The menu features the best cuisine from India’s northern Kashmir region and is good value for money. Lunch combined with a guided Delhi walking tour is also offered.