Top ChoiceNorth Indian in Vadodara (Baroda)


Rough stone walls, heavy wooden beams and hanging copper vessels conjure a northwest frontier feel at Vadodara's best restaurant, with loyal customers coming all the way from Ahmedabad and beyond. North Indian...

Top ChoiceGujarati in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)


On the rooftop terrace of the city’s finest heritage hotel, Agashiye's daily-changing, all-veg menu begins with a traditional welcome drink and is a cultural journey around the uniquely sweet Gujarati thali, with...

Top ChoiceGujarati in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Toran Dining Room

With almost 30 years' experience, bright and modern Toran serves Gujarati thalis of exceptional quality. Around 10 curries and pickles, plus an assortment of breads, will be piled onto your plate. Tuck in and...

Top ChoiceIndian in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)


On the southwestern outskirts of town, Vishalla is a magical experience in an open-air, lantern-lit, rural fantasy setting complete with live cows! An endless thali of Gujarati dishes you won’t find elsewhere is...

Top ChoiceMarket in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Ratri Bazaar

This is by far the most popular night market in the city, and it heaves with hungry locals. Favourites include the dosa stall that dishes out the South Indian crispy pancake with myriad fillings, the biryani...

Indian in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)


This place is worth visiting simply because it's Ahmedabad's longest-running eatery (going strong since 1900). Locals swear by the breakfast here, and the fafda (fried chickpea-flour strips served with chutney,...

Gujarati in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Swati Snacks

This no-nonsense canteen-style place is excellent for trying traditional Gujarati and Rajasthani snacks, such as panipuri (round, hollow, crisp dumplings filled with tamarind, masala, potato, onion and...

Cafe in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Zen Cafe

This peaceful spot in a tree-fringed garden is popular with students from Gujarat University and other colleges nearby. It’s right next to the Amdavad ni Gufa (Amdavad Cave), an underground art gallery that looks...

International in Vadodara (Baroda)

That Place

A leader in Vadodara’s exciting dining scene, That Place is a bright and cool global culinary tour, with offerings from Persian lamb to African chicken poussin to creative pastas, Indo-Chinese burnt-garlic...

Indian in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Bhatiyar Gali

The narrow 'Cook's Lane' and adjoining alleyways really come into their own in the evenings, with no-frills eateries and stalls preparing meaty delights. Bera Samosa serves tiny, delicious, spicy meat samosas and...

Gujarati in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Darbar Samosa Center

The best known of several samosa shops on Gheekanta Rd, this family-run, hole-in-the-wall place has been producing Ahmedabad's tastiest samosas for around 60 years. It specialises in navtad ni samosa – small...

Gujarati in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Gopi Dining Hall

This little restaurant, which first swung open its doors 40 years ago, is a much-loved thali institution, with a small garden and an air-conditioned dining room. You can choose from ‘fix’, ‘full’ (unlimited) and...

Indian in Vadodara (Baroda)


Hailed by many as the best thali in Vadodara, Aamantran's is an all-you-can-eat taste of Gujarat with up to 10 dishes and several breads piled onto the plate. À la carte dishes include a variety of veg tandoor...

Ice Cream in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Gandhi Cold-Drink House

You can't beat the seasonal milkshakes and ice cream served at this long-running place off MG Rd. And of course no visit would be complete without a taste of its signature dish: falooda – a layered drink of...

North Indian in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Moti Mahal

An Ahmedabad icon, this unpretentious place, known for its Mughlai biryanis and kebabs, is a constant whirl of movement as customers surge in and out. Look for the daily specials written on a board above the...

South Indian in Vadodara (Baroda)


Kalyan is a breezy student hang-out serving healthy portions of South Indian food and less healthy attempts at Western fast food (though all dishes are vegetarian).

Gujarati in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Green House

The casual front restaurant at the House of MG serves a selection of Gujarati veg dishes (including pani puri potato 'bombs'), which are superb (half-portions available), as is the house special: sharbat (a sweet...

Indian in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Hotel ZK

This popular nonveg restaurant has air-con, tinted windows, low lighting and impeccable service. The boneless mutton kadhai is fantastic and (like a number of dishes here) is served over a flame. The kebabs and...

Multicuisine in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

New Lucky Restaurant

Built atop a cemetery, this restaurant has tables arranged around exposed tombs. Service is friendly, and the dosas (large South Indian savoury crepes) and veg thalis are tasty enough to…die for.

Ice Cream in Vadodara (Baroda)

Dairy Den

Cool off with a few scoops – or a soft serve – at Vadodara’s best ice-cream parlour. Some of the flavours – such as French vanilla dipped in chocolate and nuts, or date and honey – would leave ice-cream...