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Top ChoiceIndian in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Indian Accent

Inside luxury Lodhi hotel, though privately run, Indian Accent is one of the capital's top dining experiences. Chef Manish Mehrotra works his magic using seasonal ingredients married in surprising and beautifully...

Top ChoiceMughlai in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Karim’s

Down a narrow alley off a lane leading south from Jama Masjid, Karim’s has been delighting carnivores since 1913. Expect meaty Mughlai treats such as mutton burrah (marinated chops), delicious mutton Mughlai, and...

Top ChoiceIndian in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Sita Ram Dewan Chand

A family-run hole-in-the-wall serving inexpensive portions of just one dish – chhole bhature (spicy chickpeas, accompanied by delicious, freshly made, puffy, fried bread with a light paneer filling). It’s a...

Top ChoiceModern Indian in New Delhi

Cafe Lota

Bamboo slices the sunlight into flattering stripes at this outdoor restaurant offering a modern take on delicious Indian cooking from across the regions. Sample its take on fish and (sweet potato) chips, or palak...

Top ChoiceIce Cream in New Delhi

Naturals

Founder Mr Kamath's dad was a mango vendor in Mangalore, which apparently inspired his love of fruit. He went on to start Naturals, with its wonderfully creamy, fresh flavours, such as watermelon, coconut,...

Top ChoiceInternational in Greater Delhi & Gurgaon (Gurugram)

DLF Cyber Hub

This is a food court par excellence, and you'll find any type of cuisine you fancy here, from Indian street food and Tibetan momos (dumplings) to high-end European and chic cafe bites. Tables spill out onto the...

Top ChoiceIndian in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Darbar

Considering its gritty Paharganj location and its street-food roots, the interior of this locals' favourite is surprisingly elegant (there's even a chandelier!). Street-food chaat (savoury snacks) are served by...

Top ChoiceCafe in New Delhi

Triveni Terrace Cafe

Located in a peaceful garden-courtyard inside Triveni Art Gallery, this delightful cafe has seating on a plant-filled terrace overlooking a small, grassy amphitheatre, where dance rehearsals sometimes take place...

Top ChoiceKorean in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Shim Tur

The Korean food is fresh and authentic here; try the bibimbap (rice bowl with vegetables, egg and pickles; ₹270). But it takes determination to find this place: take the turning for the Hotel Rak International,...

Top ChoiceStreet Food in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

PT Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan

This winding lane off Chandni Chowk has been dishing up its namesake paratha fresh off the tawa (hotplate) for generations, originally serving pilgrims at the time of the Mughals. Walk down it from Chandni Chowk,...

Top ChoiceStreet Food in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Natraj Dahi Balle Corner

This tiny place on the corner of a narrow gali (lane) is famous for its dahi bhalle (fried lentil balls served with yoghurt and garnished with chutney) and deliciously crispy aloo tikki (spiced potato patties),...

Top ChoiceIndian in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Tadka

Named for everyone’s favourite dhal, Tadka's no-frills interior and relatively low prices belie its fabulously tasty menu, which includes delicious dhal (naturally), some rich, creamy paneer dishes and standout...

Top ChoiceNorth Indian in South Delhi

Potbelly

It's a rare treat to find a Bihari restaurant in Delhi, and this artsy, shabby-chic place with fabulous views from its 4th-floor perch has authentic Bihari thalis and dishes such as litti chicken – whole-wheat...

Top ChoiceSouth Indian in South Delhi

Naivedyam

This superb South Indian restaurant feels like a temple, with a woodcarved interior, waiters dressed as devotees, and incense burning on the exterior shrine. Diners receive a complimentary lentil soup-drink and...

Top ChoiceAsian in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Mamagoto

Fun, friendly and fabulously colourful, this laid-back east-Asian restaurant, with funky manga art and retro Chinese posters on the walls, has an eclectic menu spanning Japan, China and Southeast Asia – including...

Top ChoiceSouth Indian in New Delhi

Hotel Saravana Bhavan

Fabulous dosas, idlis and other South Indian delights. With queues coming out the door, this is the biggest and the best of Delhi's Saravana Bhavan branches, and you can see dosas being made in the back.

Top ChoiceSouth Indian in New Delhi

Andhra Pradesh Bhawan Canteen

A hallowed bargain, the canteen at the Andhra Pradesh state house serves cheap and delicious unlimited South Indian thalis to a seemingly unlimited stream of patrons. Come on Sunday for the fabled Hyderabadi...

Top ChoiceIndian in New Delhi

Rajdhani

Thalis fit for a king. Treat yourself with food-of-the-gods vegetarian thalis that encompass a fantastic array of Gujarati and Rajasthani dishes.

Andhra in Greater Delhi & Gurgaon (Gurugram)

Madhuban

This very popular no-frills place serves authentic Andhra-style sattvik food, a yogic dietary tradition based on pure and energy-rich foodstuffs. Pesarattu (₹195), a popular breakfast staple, prepared with green...

Indian in New Delhi

Pandara Market

This small, but enduring food market, made up of a dozen-or-so restaurants and ice-cream shops, set around a quiet square, is the go-to place for excellent Mughlai and Punjabi food. Prices and standards are high....