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Restaurants in Delhi

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Delhi restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Delhi restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Delhi to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Delhi restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Delhi.

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  • Bukhara

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Yes, it’s touristy—Bill Clinton ate here, for crying out loud—but even local foodies agree this boisterous hotel restaurant serves Delhi’s finest, ... More
  • Dakshin

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Entirely worth the 30- to 40-minute drive down from Connaught Place and central Delhi, this hotel restaurant has improbably become a haunt of in-th... More
  • Karim’s

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Khan Chacha

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Since 1968, Banda Hasan has been dishing up his famous char-grilled kathi rolls—thin roti roomali bread filled with minced mutton, paneer (cheese),... More
  • Moti Mahal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This restaurant chain, with dozens of franchised locations throughout Delhi and other cities, claims to have invented the world-renowned Indian dis... More
  • Nirula's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    "Nirula's is an old-fashioned Indian restaurant, the equivalent of a family-style diner in the United States. The original location is in Connaught... More
  • Oh! Calcutta, New Delhi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Part of a national chain (but don’t let that dissuade you), this upmarket newcomer specializes in Bengali cooking—arguably the greatest regional In... More
  • Ploof

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Punjabi by Nature

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    While a hokey upstairs cocktail lounge and nightly DJ sets draw crowds to this suburban stalwart, it’s the cuisine that really sings—specifically t... More
  • Sagar Ratna

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Diners queue up outside this Defence Colony restaurant for the vegetarian cuisine and savory, crêpe-like dosas. In the air-conditioned dining room,... More
  • Smoke House Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A gimmick that works: almost every dish on this bar-restaurant’s Indo-Euro fusion menu is cold-smoked, using a variety of woods from cider to hicko... More
  • Swagath

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Set in the yuppified (for Delhi) Defence Colony shopping plaza, this delectable seafood place—it’s part of a chain, but a good one—presents a welco... More
  • Tabula Rasa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Part of a new generation of Delhi's restaurants, Tabula Rasa serves dishes from every continent: African chicken stew, Australian lamb, Brazilian p... More
  • The Magique

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The popular spot has a modern, global menu, and it's a great place to have lunch after shopping in the nearby Garden Village, which has boutiques f... More
  • Threesixty

    Purportedly India’s highest-grossing restaurant and certainly one of the smartest, this upstart at the Oberoi has beguiling interiors (striking fuc... More

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