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4 must-go restaurants in Delhi

4 must-go restaurants in Delhi 

India is well known globally for its mouth watering cuisine and being a foodie at heart I take it as my responsibility to ensure that I taste as much as the country can offer. In pursuit of this goal I travelled across the country (actually my job allowed me to do so) and tasted the various gastronomical delights that my country has in store.

Towards the end of last year, I got an chance to travel to Delhi and spend a few days there. During my stay I had the opportunity to go to some amazing restaurants and this blog is about the top 4 eateries in Delhi that I think one should go to. Each one for a different reason.

Amour – Hauz Khas, New Delhi
I had been to this place late in the evening and reaching there was a task as we were on foot. Walking from safdarjung it took us close to 20 mins to reach. It’s a small hub which is bubbling with teenagers hanging out at the restaurants, pubs, designer boutique etc. You enter Amour and the ambience is just amazing. Excellent lighting, good seating and there is open air dining too. To add to this, there is a water wall, live music and a small laser show kind of a thing on a blank wall.
The air is thick with the various flavours of Hooka and the patrons are enjoying their drinks. I had expected great food but what we ordered and what came to the table was a big joke. The “food” consisted of two tiny pieces of chicken breast, few lettuce leaves, small amount of gravy on them, a small dip by the side. All this was presented on a larger than life plate which made it all the more funny.

Location: 3.5/ 5
Ambience: 4.5/5
Food: 2/5
Value for money: 2.5/5
Why should you go there – strictly for the ambience and hooka (if u r a fan)

RDX (Rajender da Dhaba Xpress), Safdarjung Enclave
After the food at amour we were hungry and we landed up at RDX. As cheesy as the name may sounds, it’s a good place with a decent crowd. There are take away counters on the front while at the backside there is a restaurant which has a big seating arrangement. The one thing that will get your attention here is the huge quantity that each dish offers. After the amour experience we ordered a bit more over here so that we won’t be starving in the end. Big mistake. The quantity is too large and inspite of the good taste, there is a limit to which we could stuff ourselves. Felt really bad to waste some good chicken starters and main course.

Location: 3/5
Ambience: 2.5/5
Food: 3.5/5
Value for money: 4.5/5
Why should you go there – for the sheer quantity that they offer in a decent budget.

Minar – Rajeev Chowk, New Delhi
Not amongst the most known places to eat. This is at one of the busiest junctions in delhi – Rajeev chowk and faces some competition from nearby places which are a bit more well known. However the food here makes u want to come back here again and again. Chicken is soft and is gravy is thick, rotis are drenched in butter and the smell of the dishes makes your mouth water. I had a vegetarian for company when I had been here and apparently the paneers are made as good as the chicken is.

Location: 3.5/5
Ambience: 2.5/5
Food: 4/5
Value for money: 4/5
Why should you go there – good food in a good budget along with the convenience of reaching this place.

Kareem’s – Old Delhi
Anyone who is fond of non veg food has to try this place. Although the location and the entry roads to this place are not appealing at all, the food here more than makes up for it. The lack of ambience and the stuffy feeling is well compensated for by the delicious kebabs and soft rotis. There are a hand full of people out in the open grilling the kebabs while long queues waiting to bite into the food.
Note for vegetarians – don’t visit this place if u r hungry or if u cannot stand nonveg.

Location: 2/5
Ambience: 2/5
Food: 4.5/5
Value for money: 4.5/5
Why should you go there – for the delicious food alone. Everything else takes a backseat.


8 comments on “4 must-go restaurants in Delhi

  1. swati shedge
    July 1, 2012

    I knew u wud defintly mention kareems! Great description good writing!keep it up bacchu!

  2. greeshma
    July 1, 2012

    Masttt….ab delhi jana padega….

  3. fauzia
    July 2, 2012

    nice……beautifully described………keep it up …!!!!!!!!!

  4. Saima
    July 4, 2012

    Having been to all these places with Joy, I must say good food can only by enjoyed with good company. So even if the place is tawdry, the company makes up for it or if the food is not too great, great company still makes up for it. What amazes me is the vivid description to the last detail! What memory mate. Fabulously written piece!

  5. joysown
    July 4, 2012

    thank u chippy, greeshma, fauzia and saima…
    @ Saima… u have now been a part of 2 of my blogs – kashmir one and this… 🙂

    • Saima
      July 4, 2012

      Honoured!!! 🙂

  6. Yams
    July 9, 2012

    Makes me feel hungry! I think that itself could be counted as a compliment! 🙂 Plus the descriptions seems concise, and help in creating a sort of visual in our heads! Good going Joy boy!

    • joysown
      July 9, 2012

      thank u yaman… 🙂
      chal jaate hai..

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