Dhaka Division restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Dhaka

Dhaba

Indian street food served in a clean, trendy, air-con restaurant. Everything here is delicious, but the chaat (spicy snacks, Tk 50 to Tk 70) are excellent value. Choose a couple of those, washed down with a fresh fr…
Top Choice Bangladeshi in Dhaka

Al-Razzaque

Wildly popular with the locals, and rightly so, Al-Razzaque does delicious curries, biryanis and Bangladeshi breakfasts, but the pièces de résistance here are the plate-sized flaky rotis, which are absolutely magnif…
Top Choice Bakery in Dhaka

Holey Artisan Bakery

After being ransacked by militants in mid-2016, this top-notch bakery rose like a phoenix in a new (albeit tiny) address within a shopping mall in early 2017. True to its earlier reputation, it continues to churn ou…
Top Choice Sweets in Dhaka

Premium Sweets

A Dhaka institution in its own right, this legendary store offers an amazing variety of traditional Bangladeshi sweetmeats, as well as a delicious mix of snacks and fast food. It has 14 showrooms scattered across th…
Top Choice Bangladeshi in Dhaka

Fakruddin

It might sound like sticking our necks out, but we reckon this no-nonsense joint probably serves the best biryani in Dhaka, plateful by massive plateful. Or maybe it's not a gamble at all: this place is always packe…
Top Choice Italian in Dhaka

Spaghetti Jazz

A stylish and intimate setting for probably the best pizza and pasta you’ll find anywhere in Bangladesh. The antipasti and fish and meat courses are also strongly recommended. The entrance is tucked away a bit – it'…
Desserts in Muktagacha

Gopal Pali Prosida Monda Sweet Shop

Few locals visit the rajbari, but they do all visit this famous sweetshop, which makes the best monda (grainy, sweetened yogurt cake) in the country. Settle back in the tasting room, a delightful faded-yellow room w…
Sri Lankan in Dhaka

Taste of Lanka

With smart decor and obliging staff, this upscale restaurant serves a mouth-watering range of authentic Sri Lankan dishes such as oven-baked pol roti (flatbread with grated coconut) served alongside sambol (spicy sa…
Cafe in Dhaka

Roll Xpress

A very pleasant coffee shop in a quiet, refined courtyard. The coffee isn't super-cheap (around Tk 140), but it's good and you can get great light lunches of wraps and south Indian dhosas (rice pancakes), while you …
Japanese in Dhaka

Samdado

Sushi is relatively new in Dhaka, but Samdado is one of the city's oldest Japanese restaurants. The dark wood and bamboo decor here lends an appropriate atmosphere to the freshly prepared sushi and sashimi. The menu…