Restaurants in India

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You might think that this restaurant is a gateway to Oriental cuisine, but in fact it’s named after the passenger train that opened up Europe to the... Read More

The busy restaurant is a shrine to Hyderabad's prized cuisine, biryani. Read More

For me, paranthas always remind me of Sunday family lunches (and also occasional after-party roadside stops, when a carb overload is fully justified).... Read More

Originally started as a Prohibition era speakeasy, it’s now a known secret that this bungalow-style bar serves up some of the best cocktails in town. We... Read More

The proper way to end a festive Indian meal is with paan (folded betel leaves stuffed with various fillings), which work as a digestive as well as a... Read More

While a hokey upstairs cocktail lounge and nightly DJ sets draw crowds to this suburban stalwart, it’s the cuisine that really sings&mdash... Read More

I can’t actually commit to choosing one spot as the best place for rolls in the city, hence my generic heading here. Rolls in Delhi are all good for... Read More

Diners queue up outside this Defence Colony restaurant for the vegetarian cuisine and savory, crêpe-like dosas. In the air-conditioned dining room... Read More

Likewise, it’s really hard to pick a favorite South Indian restaurant in Delhi, of the dosa and cakey idli kind. Indeed, nothing says authentic Indian... Read More

It’s so difficult to choose a champion among all the brilliant South Indian specialists, but I’ll give this round to Sagar Ratna for its number of... Read More

If anyone knows you have no time to waste in the mornings, it’s the efficient service team at this Central Delhi legend. Also streamlining the ordering... Read More

Even if you consider Indian vegetarian cuisine to be pretty traditional, that doesn’t mean that the menu must be conventional. Sattvik does its fair... Read More

They share a wall in Hotel Samrat, but these two nightclubs are otherwise as different as night and  … later that night. Shiro is an old-time... Read More

Moving up from the South and stopping somewhere before Delhi—that’s where one would pinpoint the geographic heart of this elegant eatery, which... Read More

Like every respectable big city, we’ve got to have a Sky Bar too! Ours comes with pretty white tents on a breezy terrace and a brilliant Asian specialty... Read More

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... Read More

Graze on baba ghanoush, pomfret chermoula, and rose-petal ice cream. Read More

Convince the chef of Taj Coromandel's restaurant, Southern Spice, to serve a thali surveying the range of Tamil cuisine. This he does over the course of... Read More

I had to kick off this list with Cocktails & Dreams. If you’re looking for credentials, the man behind the bar runs a Mixology Academy and is a... Read More

Chris Bee's take on modern European fare is exceptional. Read More

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