Restaurants

Top Choice Punjabi in Amritsar

Bharawan Da Dhaba

Pronounced 'praa-waan', this down-to-earth Amritsar institution has been serving lip-smacking Punjabi treats since 1912. Order yourself a regional thali here, and you'll be treated to a delectable platter comprising…
Top Choice Punjabi in Amritsar

Kesar Da Dhaba

Originally founded in Pakistan's Punjab province, this 100-year-old eatery relocated to Amritsar after Partition. Since then, it has been serving up delicious paratha thalis (₹200 to ₹250) and silver-leaf-topped fir…
Top Choice North Indian in Chandigarh

Gopal's

Every Indian city or town should have a restaurant like Gopal's – an air-conditioned, clean and smart diner that churns out cheap, utterly delicious platters of dosas, puris and chhole bhature (deep-fried flatbread …
Top Choice Italian in Chandigarh

Virgin Courtyard

This fantastic alfresco dining address, spread across an ivory-white villa and a shaded courtyard, is arguably the closest you'll get to Italian cuisine in Chandigarh – albeit with an Indian twist. Try the arancini,…
Top Choice Punjabi in Amritsar

Makhan Fish

This no-frills restaurant does the definitive version of Amritsar's legendary fried fish and oven-baked fish tikkas, as well as a number of local preps featuring chicken, mutton and fish. Note that the signature fis…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Chandigarh

Hibachi

On the ground floor of Hotel Icon, Hibachi is the place to go if you're craving some Japanese or Southeast Asian food. There's some imaginative sushi on offer here, along with Burmese khao suey, pad thai, Chinese ku…
Top Choice Mughlai in Chandigarh

Ghazal

A Chandigarh stalwart and still going strong, Ghazal has a dignified air and a fine menu of Mughlai classics including chicken and mutton, plus some well-prepared Continental and Chinese dishes. The vegetable jalfre…
Multicuisine 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 menu is dominated by Mughlai favourites – the house speciality is the delicious mu…
Sweets in Chandigarh

Sai Sweets

This clean and wholesome sweet shop below Hotel Satyadeep serves tasty mithai (Indian sweets) by the kilogram. Also on offer are substantial snacks such as tikki chaat (potato cutlets), panipuri (round, hollow puri …
Indian in Chandigarh

Swagath

One of a string of swanky restaurants along Madhya Marg in Sector 26, this South Indian–themed place specialises in Mangalorean and Chettinad seafood – from prawns, squid and crab to tandoori pomfret and fish gassi …