The “Delhi belly” struggle is real, you won’t get them with this list of best eats.
Indian food is one of the most popular cuisines on the planet – so when traveling to New Delhi, it’s important to be informed on where to get the best of Indian cuisine. These five places are sure to leave your senses buzzing and belly satisfied. Time to spice up your life with these delicious Indian restaurants!
The Local Joint: Karim’s Restaurant Delhi
Sagar Complex, Plot No. 5, Shop No. 1/2, Vikas Marg, New Rajdhani Enclave, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092, India
Karim’s has been denoted as one of the most famous locations for food in all of New Delhi. So, of course, it belonged on this list. Karim’s was established in 1913 – making it a historical spot to dine if you are craving home-cooked Indian food. The restaurant is quaint and tables are shared among all customers. It is truly is an authentic local experience! (Tip: Get the Mutton Mughalai.)
Fine Dining: Indian Accent
The Lodhi, Lodhi Rd, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Indian Accent is the most recognized Indian food restaurant in New Delhi when it comes to fine dining. Run by renowned celebrity chef, Manish Mehrotra, the restaurant has been marked as No. 30 by the World’s Best 50 Restaurants. The food Mehrotra concocts is a combination of traditional Indian food and contemporary cuisine. Making it a unique spot for a fun take on Indian food.
A Cultural and Culinary Experience: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most important Sikh temples in India. The Temple itself is beautifully designed with golden domes and a pool or ‘Sarovar’. The construction of the temple began in 1783 and it slowly grew from there to become the majestic and powerful building it is today. This unforgettable cultural experience requires visitors to cover their hair and not wear shoes.
As is tradition at all Sikh Gurdwaras, Langar is practiced, meaning that all people are welcome to eat in the Gurdwara kitchen. The food is prepared by Gursikhs and volunteers and visitors sit on the floor to consume the delicious cuisine. The Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a perfect opportunity to visit an important historical site and explore the other ways Indian food plays a role in society. Food is served from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Only vegetarian food is served.
Budget Eats: Maa Tara
Shop no 45,46,47, Block H, Chittaranjan, New Delhi, Delhi 110019, India
If you are looking for tasty and inexpensive food Maa Tara is the best option. Popular for their Bengali cuisine – Maa Tara is a hidden gem with affordable food. However, this spot is often packed – especially during the weekends so try to make the trip there during the week. (Tip: Get the Paturi)
The Best Butter Chicken: Moti Mahal Restaurant
3704, Netaji Subhash Marg, Old Dariya Ganj, Daryaganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110002, India
The Moti Mahal Restaurant is one of New Delhi’s oldest restaurants and credited for making tandoori chicken, butter chicken and Burra kebabs popular in the restaurant scene. The restaurant has an internal courtyard and dozens of tables. And of course, their butter chicken is absolutely delicious and a definite must-try!
These are just a few of the many restaurants with delicious food offered in New Delhi. From fine dining experiences to budget options you are sure to find a place that tickles your taste buds and has you coming back for more!
Sophia lived in New Delhi for 2.5 years.