India

Restaurants in India

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 welcome dilemma: its encyclopedic menu is crammed with about 1,473 dishes and nearly as many varieties of fresh fish.

In the Bandra district, this restaurant draws Bollywood stars like Upen Patel and John Abraham for dishes like the wasabi prawns.

As much an archive of home recipes as a popular lunch spot serving up crab fritters and prawns caldin (a green-chile-and-coconut stew), Mums is another proud preserver of Goan tradition that takes a stand against the encroachment of fusionism that is seen at so many other restaurants in the state

Tuck into a plate of yellow lentils and the river fish called begti at this landmark restaurant in the southern part of town.

Convince the chef of Taj Coromandel's restaurant, Southern Spice, to serve a thali surveying the range of Tamil cuisine.

Diners queue up outside this Defence Colony restaurant for the vegetarian cuisine and savory, crêpe-like dosas.

The new Indian restaurant at the Park hotel outfitted by fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani.

Once-stodgy Connaught Place got a helpful shot in the arm with the opening of this chic eatery—the joint project of chef Suvir Saran (from New York’s Devi) and fashion designer Rohit Bal (who did the rococo interiors, a fantasia of candelabra and gilt-edged mirrors, awash in chiaroscuro).

Opened in May 2007, China House’s chic, ultramodern décor and multiple levels draw Bollywood’s A-list.

The open-air, waterside setting at chef Urbano de Rego’s traditional Goan restaurant is not to be missed. Chef Rego was the first to bring Goan food to the world’s attention, having cooked for the elder President Bush and at the World Economic Forum.