Top Choice Punjabi in Amritsar

Brothers’ Dhaba

This fast and friendly upmarket dhaba serves some of Amritsar’s tastiest kulcha (Punjabi-style parathas with herbs, potato and pomegranate seeds that burst in the mouth as tiny explosions of sweetness).
Top Choice Punjabi in Amritsar

Kesar Da Dhaba

Hard to find (ask for directions in the old city), this takeway and no-nonsense dhaba serves delicious paratha thalis (₹200 to ₹250) and silver-leaf-topped firni (ground rice pudding; ₹20) served in small clay bowls…
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Bharawan da Dhaba

This down-to-earth Amritsar institution has been serving up tasty kulcha and other Punjabi treats since 1912. Does handy half portions.
Mughlai in Amritsar

Crystal Restaurant

Worth the splurge, this classy, ground-floor restaurant has a fin de siècle air, with mirror-lined walls and ornate stucco trim. The multicuisine menu is dominated by Mughlai favourites – the house speciality is del…
Punjabi in Amritsar


Not far from the Golden Temple, this tiny two-tone eatery is a convenient spot to recharge your batteries. It does some multicuisine dishes, including a backpacker breakfast, but don’t miss the great-value kulcha (₹…
Snacks in Amritsar

Gurdas Ram

Get your fingers sticky at this 60-year-old jalebi (orange-coloured coils of deep-fried batter dunked in sugar syrup) joint, so famous they named the junction after it (Jalabiwala Chowk). The ₹10 single serving is p…
Multicuisine in Amritsar

Shudh Veg Food Court

Clean, modern food court where counters selling thali (₹115 to ₹210) and kulcha (from ₹50) stand beside others serving pasta, pizza and Chinese.