Must-see restaurants in Gujarat & Diu

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    Rough stone walls, heavy wooden beams and hanging copper vessels conjure a northwest frontier feel at Vadodara's best restaurant, with loyal customers…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Shankar Vadapav

    Just a small step up from a food stall, this grimy-walled place is a local legend. Try a vadapav (a spiced fried potato with chutney in a sandwich) or go…

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    Great food. Great atmosphere. The restaurant next to, and part of, the Lotus Hotel delivers a sleek first impression, with a modern – and very white –…

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    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…

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    If you're growing weary of an endless succession of so-so thalis then this upmarket restaurant inside the Comfort Inn Prince will restore your faith. It…

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    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…

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    Nilambag Palace Restaurant

    With a stunningly large and royal dining room, complete with old portraits and a stuffed tiger head, this is by far the city's best restaurant. It's…

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    Swati Snacks

    This no-nonsense canteen-style place is excellent for trying traditional Gujarati and Rajasthani snacks, such as panipuri (round, hollow, crisp dumplings…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Ram Vijay

    For a rare treat, head to this small, squeaky-clean, old-fashioned ice-cream parlour near the town square for delicious handmade ice cream and milkshakes…

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    Here the dedicated Kailash Pandey has developed a soul-infused garden restaurant celebrating freshness and quality. The menu offers uncomplicated but very…

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    Grand Chetna

    This discreet restaurant serves a superb sweet Gujarati thali that has garnered a loyal local fan base. Foreign diners are so rare that a small team of…

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    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…

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    7 Seas Restaurant

    This cool, clean, efficient hotel restaurant (open to all) has a nautical theme and a touch of class, offering a good range of veg and nonveg dishes,…