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Let Your Gluttony Going At These 10 Best North Indian Restaurants In Delhi

By Eashita Gupta

Updated - Nov. 15, 2018 bookmark icon 7 min read

For Delhiites, North Indian food is a synonym for comfort food. If you ask a Delhiite the 2 things that really defines Delhi, it would be the rich history and the tempting food. Be it Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken or Paneer Tikka, there is no better place than Delhi to indulge in these dishes. This cuisine is generally characterized by creamy curries, tikka dishes and meat cooked in a tandoor. Have a look at these 10 best North Indian restaurants in Delhi and spoil yourself with delicious food.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_image

 

1. Dhaba - Estd 1986 Delhi

Dhaba - Estd 1986 Delhi is a lavish dhaba with delightful Punjabi ambiance perfectly defining a village dressed in an elite tuxedo having comfortable seating. In addition to offering robust Punjabi food in a heart highway dhaba setting, the owners have actually placed a fully decked up, colorful truck inside, giving the place a unique charm. One of the best North Indian restaurants in Delhi, this place has become a hot spot in no time and once you are there, you’ll be spoilt for choices.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_dhaba_1986_image

Highlights: Dhaba Theme, Authentic Food, Great Service

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Kala Khatta, Balti Meat, Veg. Galouti Kebabs

Cost For Two: INR 2100 (approx.)

Address: R-5, Upper Ground Floor, West Wing, TDI South Bridge, Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place (Get Directions)

 

2. Garam Dharam

Garam Dharam is amongst the best North Indian restaurants in Delhi and is inspired by veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra. The ambiance is quirky and the decor is colorful having old school bikes, the truck, wooden interiors, lantern and kettles, graffiti on walls, 'Horn OK' slogan, the dreamgirl banner, his pictures, all have been combined together to make this 'Dhaba Te Theka' called Garam Dharam. One could even hear Dharmendra’s songs in the background which added a touch of romance and reminds of the good old days.

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Highlights: Dhaba Theme, Great Service, Smoking Area

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Mutton Burra, Hara Bhara Kabab, Dal Makhani, Matar Methi Malai, Panner Tikka

Cost For Two: INR 1350 (approx.)

Address: M-16, Ground Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place (Get Directions)

 

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3. Dhaba - The Claridges

Dhaba - The Claridges has a Bollywood theme and has recreated some of the iconic dishes and drinks from Punjabi highway dhabas by putting a desi twist. A lavish dhaba, it is still a top pick of many when it comes to best North Indian restaurants in Delhi. The menu focuses on 3 different cooking styles which are pan, Patiala, and tandoor. The ambiance here is very lively and there is a colorful truck inside which adds a traditional Indian dhaba look to it.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_dhaba_claridges_image

Highlights: Courteous Staff, Full Bar

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Dal Makhani, Balti Meat, Tiffin Chicken, Kanastree Baingan

Cost For Two: INR 4350 (approx.)

Address: The Claridges, 12, Near Lodhi Road, Aurangzeb Road (Get Directions)

 

4. Bukhara

A legendary fine dining restaurant, Bukhara is known for receiving the 'Times Food Award 2015' for Culinary Heritage and has won the 'Restaurant Magazine Award' for the Best 50 hotels in the world 7 times. If you are a fan of North Indian cuisine, you can't miss its 'Dal Bukhara' which is one of its signature dishes and this outlet also a live kitchen. Established in 1977, cutlery is not provided here and one has to eat using their hands.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_bukhara_image

Highlights: Efficient Service, Wifi

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Dal Bukhara, Jumbo Prawns, Sikandari Raan, Rasmalai

Cost For Two: INR 6550 (approx.)

Address: ITC Maurya, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri (Get Directions)

 

5. Band Baaja Baaraat

One of the highest rated North Indian restaurants in Delhi, Band Baaja Baarat is known for their extensive spread of buffets. As the name says, the decor and ambiance of this place are inspired by the 'Big Fat Delhi Weddings' having beautiful flower decorations, colorful curtains and bright, elegant furniture. The hospitality here is at the top and just cannot miss this place if you are a hardcore fan of North Indian food.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_band_baaja_baaraat_image

Highlights: Great Buffets, Efficient Service

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Dal Makhani, Amritsari Machhi, Palak Patta Chaat, Butter Chicken

Cost For Two: INR 1000 (approx.)

Address: A-6 Vishal Enclave, Rajouri Garden (Get Directions)

 

6. Chor Bizarre

Chor Bizarre, as the name says, is inspired by the theme of ‘thieves market’ and even the menu has a mix of different authentic dishes from various parts of our country. The furnishings and decor items are collected from various bazaars of India and have been beautifully arranged. It is done to inspire diners to explore the wealth of objects just like the bazaar and thus is this outlet's name. The interiors of this place will surely take you back in time and the outlet has retro classical music playing in the background.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_chor_bizarre_image

Highlights: Full Bar, Prompt Service

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Papad Platter, Veg. Biryani, Masala Mojito, Mutton Roganjosh, Dal Makhani

Cost For Two: INR 500 (approx.)

Address: Bikaner House, Near India Gate, Pandara Road (Get Directions)

 

7. Indus Flavor

Indus Flavor is a vegetarian outlet which is known for serving North Indian veggie delicacies and Jain food. It is inspired by the theme of 'Indus Valley Civilization' and thus it is how it got its name. The restaurant is in L-shape and the interiors are simple and nothing fancy and have dim lights.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_indus_flavor_image

Highlights: Vegetarian Only, Ladies Lunch

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Soya Chaap, Cheese Garlic Naan, Dal Makhani, Paneer Tikka

Cost For Two: INR 750 (approx.)

Address: 2510, Ground Floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, GTB Nagar (Get Directions)

 


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8. Punjab Grill

Having multiple outlets in the city, Punjab Grill is a beautiful outlet with elegant interiors that is highly known for its North Indian food. The outlet is extensively added with designs and vintage pictures of Punjab history and the seating area is comfy with dim lighting. The chain of Punjab Grill was established in 2001 and has remained the same in its services and food.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_punjab_grill_image

Highlights: Courteous Staff, Butter Chicken Special

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai

Must-Haves: Butter Chicken, Malai Broccoli, Paneer Lababdar, Chop Tajdar

Cost For Two: INR 2000 (approx.)

Address: 70 B, First Floor, Khan Market (Get Directions)

 

9. Pind Balluchi

Pind Balluchi is a famous chain of outlets which has a strong presence as a brand that does not compromise on quality or taste. They offer not only delicious preparations from the kitchen but also a beautiful village-style ambiance charged by traditional Punjabi enthusiasm and hospitality. The interiors are done taking inspiration from Punjabi style and have colorful furniture. Even the minor details have a desi touch to it. best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_pind_balluchi_image

Highlights: Full Bar, Happy Hours, Wifi

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai

Must-Haves: Dal Makhani, Kurkure Mushrooms, Murgh Makhani, Tandoori Aloo, Dahi Ke Kebab

Cost For Two: INR 900 (approx.)

Address: 410 Vikas Marg, Opp. Karkardooma Station, Karkardooma (Get Directions)

 

10. Veda

Veda is known for its North Indian spreads and luxurious setting. The decor is mesmerizing having dim candlelights, mirrors and comfy seating and leaves you spellbound. On one side you can see tall crystal glasses shining in the light. The interiors are breathtaking and all the credit goes to the man behind it, Rohit Bal. With his imagination so rich, it makes your heart and senses travel to another world.best_north_indian_restaurants_delhi_veda_image

Highlights: Full Bar, Insta Worthy, Happy Hours

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai

Must-Haves: Dal Veda, Malai Broccoli, Kadhai Murgh, Paneer Tikka, Prawns Salad

Cost For Two: INR 1750 (approx.)

Address: H 27, Outer Circle, Connaught Place (Get Directions)

 


FAQs

Q. What are the best budget restaurants in Delhi?

A. Cafe brown sugarchowringee lane, big yellow doorRicos, QD's

 

Q. What are the best Family restaurants in Delhi?

A. Soda Bottle opener walaTamra, DakshinBarbeque NationSmoke House Deli

 

Q. What are the best roof-top restaurants in Delhi?

A. 10 Beautiful Rooftop Restaurants In Delhi To Relax On Lovely Winter Evenings

 

Q. What are the romantic restaurants in Delhi?

A. Top 13 Romantic Restaurants In Delhi/NCR For A Perfect First Date

 

Q. Where to go to in Delhi for a good fine-dine experience or date?

A. LavaashSky Lounge

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