Punjab (India) restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Patiala

Food Library

The speciality dum-a-dum biryani (veg, chicken or mutton) in this young, friendly, 1st-floor eatery bursts with flavour, but there's also tasty dhals and tandoori tikkas, plus an oh-so-creamy Patiala shahi paneer. T…
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. The thalis are delectable platters of dhal, channa (chickpea), and/or paneer (cottage cheese),…
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 and silver-leaf-topped firni (ground rice …
Top Choice Punjabi in Amritsar

Brothers’ Dhaba

This fast and friendly upmarket dhaba serves some of Amritsar’s tastiest parathas stuffed with herbs, potato and pomegranate seeds that burst in the mouth as tiny explosions of taste. It also does hot and yummy brea…
Multicuisine in Amritsar

Crystal Restaurant

Bossing this corner of Queen's Rd, Crystal has two restaurants here, a kebab stand and a new lounge-bar. The original ground-floor restaurant has a fin de siècle air, with mirror-lined walls and ornate stucco trim, …
Indian in Amritsar

Gurdas Ram

Get your fingers sticky at this 60-year-old jalebi joint, serving up the delicious Indian dessert consisting of saffron-coloured coils of deep-fried batter dunked in sugar syrup. The place is so famous they even nam…
Punjabi in Amritsar

Makhan Fish

This no-frills (but not cheap) 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. The signatu…
North Indian in Amritsar

Kanha Sweets

Apart from being a top-notch confectionery, this small but incredibly popular takeaway joint is known for the best puri platters (₹70) in Amritsar, comprising balloon-like puris, sharply flavoured potato curry and p…
Punjabi in Bathinda

Roadways

Close to the bus stand, this deceptively cavernous roadside dhaba (simple eatery) has ceiling fans cooling an unusual art-deco interior and a menu of breakfast parathas, Punjabi mains (including Amritsar kulcha) and…
South Indian in Bathinda

Sagar Ratna

For a pleasant departure from local Punjabi flavours, try one of the many dosas at this authentic South Indian restaurant located on the main drag. There's good South Indian coffee (₹50) to go with your meal too. It…