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 Bistro in Dhaka

Holey Artisan Bakery

Upscale bistro with a pleasant lawn area that takes its name from the (Italian-run) artisanal bakery on site. If there's better bread available in Dhaka, we'd like to know about it. Prices attract the well-heeled an…
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'…
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…
Chinese in Dhaka

Bamboo Shoot

Bamboo Shoot is Dhaka's most reliable outpost for authentic Chinese cuisine and well worth a splurge. It's in the same building as Agora supermarket – a useful landmark for helping rickshaw drivers navigate. Sing yo…
Bangladeshi in Dhaka

Star Kebab & Restaurant

Part of the hugely popular Star Kebab chain, this is a hit with the local student population, and does ever-dependable and ever-affordable local nosh in a clean, bright and bustling environment. Portions are huge, a…
Thai in Dhaka

Pan Tau

Pan Tau has established itself as a trusted place for great Thai curries, a refined atmosphere and excellent service, all washed down with one of their mocktails. Be aware that the air-conditioning is frequently set…