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20 Best Restaurants In South Delhi You Should Be Eating At Right Now

By Sanjay Gouda

Updated - Sept. 17, 2018 13 min read

We, as Delhiites probably know exactly where to go when we are craving really good and lip-smacking food. And we can agree to the fact that there is no better place than the poshest part of Delhi to get your dose of Chinese, Mughlai, Modern Indian and for that matter any cuisine. If you haven’t visited these 20 best restaurants in South Delhi and haven’t tried the food there, then your life is meaningless. When you live for food, you don’t miss out on the best.

 

1. Pa Pa Ya

Pa Pa Ya is a Modern Asian Bistro. Perched on the third floor of the gleaming Palladium mall is this dimly lit space enlivened by glowing 3D white hexagons, which keep changing, all thanks to projection mapping. This place is a Disneyland for sushi-lovers. Pa Pa Ya has a massive 16-page menu which also includes Vietnamese and Malaysian food. Our recommendations include superb Crab and Scallop Ravioli and the vegetarian Leek and Water Chestnut dim sums.best-restaurants-in-south-delhi-pa-pa-ya-image

HIGHLIGHTS: Full bar, smoking area, serves brunch 

CUISINE: Asian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese

COST FOR TWO: Rs. 2000

ADDRESS: Dome, Level 4, Select Citywalk, District Centre, Saket (Get Directions)

 

2. Diggin

We love digging in at Diggin. The ambiance of this place is so inviting. This restaurant is situated right across Gargi College in Anand Lok. Every detail has been taking into account in the interior designing of this place. With red brick walls, swings decorated with flowers, aesthetically appealing lampposts, and flower pots. When you step inside, it feels like you have stepped into a different time era. The chicken bruschetta, zucchini fries and the Diggin special pizza there are must tries.restaurants-saket-Diggin-Facade-image

HIGHLIGHTS: Home delivery, outdoor seating

CUISINE: Italian, Continental, Cafe, Salad

COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1400

ADDRESS: Anand Lok Shopping Centre, Opposite Gargi College, Anand Lok (Get Directions)

 

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3. Indian Accent – The Manor

Being the only restaurant in India to be featured on the World’s 50 best restaurants 2017. Indian Accent has also been awarded the San Pellegrino Best Restaurant Award in India by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 for the third consecutive year. It has also been rated as the No.1 restaurant in India by TripAdvisor for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Indian Accent is known for blending efficaciously the flavors and traditions of Indian food with global techniques and ingredients. The menu of Indian accent includes dishes like meetha achaar Chilean spare ribs, tandoori bacon prawns, rice crusted john dory moilee, warm Doda burfi treacle tart.best-restaurants-south-delhi-Indian_Accent__The_Manor-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Air conditioning, serves alcohol, open-air seating, wifi- available
CUISINE: Modern Indian
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 4200
ADDRESS: The Manor, 77, Friends Colony (Get Directions)

 

4. Bukhara – ITC Maurya

Bukhara is on the ground floor of the ITC Maurya hotel in New Delhi and opened in the distant days of 1977. It is a large restaurant, seating 134 diners at any one time, split up into several rooms with an open kitchen visible to some of the diners. There are exposed stone walls and rugs and copper urns for decoration, all in keeping with its general theme of the rustic north-west frontier of India. A signature dish is the makhani dal made with ginger, garlic, and lentils, simmered overnight on a slow charcoal fire, and this is indeed very good, rich and with the pulses having plenty of firmness within the sauce.restaurants-south-delhi-ITC-bukhara-image

HIGHLIGHTS: Air conditioned, fine dining, serves alcohol
CUISINE: North Indian
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 7000
ADDRESS: ITC Maurya, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri (Get Directions)

 

5. Rajinder Da Dhaba

Set up over 5 decades back, Rajinder Da Dhaba located in the Safdarjung Enclave Market is a legendary dhaba cum restaurant. Initially started as a stall, it is now taken over the marketplace with three of its restaurants. The best things to get here are the rolls. The Mutton Seekh rolls are tender and full of flavor, and the Malai Tikka rolls are juicy and perfectly cooked.restaurants-south-delhi-Rajinder-Da-Dhaba-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Air conditioned
CUISINE: North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 900
ADDRESS: AB 14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung (Get Directions)

 


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6. Rose Cafe

This vintage style cafe covered in pastel blues and pinks and complete with wooden furniture makes the entire feel of it very alluring. The best part about this cafe is that it serves breakfast all day long. So if you are craving that daily dose of baked bacon, sausage, ham, and fresh toast, this is the place to be. Sipping on Rose cafe iced tea and enjoying the pretty decor will just make the whole experience better.restaurants-south-delhi-Rose_Cafe_imageHIGHLIGHTS: Air conditioned, open-air seating, wifi available
CUISINE: Cafe, Italian, Lebanese, Continental, Mediterranean
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1350
ADDRESS: 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket (Get Directions)

 

7. Olive Bar & Kitchen

Worlds collide and time stops in this alfresco Mediterranean restaurant with its beautiful white walls, white pebbled courtyard, a canopy of the Banyan tree and the star-lit tree-top terrace bar. It’s set in the time of the prohibition era when cocktails were served in teacups and the entertainment was live bands, silent cinema, and floor shows. They offer the best martinis in town which are whipped up by the celebrity bartender Zdenek Kastanek along with delicious food and eclectic music in a beautiful setting.restaurants-south-delhi-Olive_Bar_And_Kitchen_imageHIGHLIGHTS: Wifi available, seating available, serves alcohol, live music
CUISINE: Mediterranean, Italian, European
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 3200
ADDRESS: One Style Mile, Haveli 6, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli (Get Directions)

 

8. The Piano Man Jazz Club

This is a beautiful cafe to spend some quality time with friends and loved ones while enjoying the live Jazz music their band plays. They are known for their beautiful set-up, pleasing to the eyes. The entire place has dim lighting with wooden furniture and a serene ambiance. It hosts plenty of cultural activities like an open mic, slam poetry, band performances etc. There is a mesmerizing balcony seating with a very cozy arrangement, perfect for dating. The staff is extremely cordial and attentive. Their Pork Bao, Cheese Pepperoni Pizza and Zucchini Fries with Risotto are must-haves.restaurants-south-delhi-the-pianoman-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Smoking area, serves alcohol, wifi available, live music, open air seating
CUISINE: Mexican, American
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1800
ADDRESS: B-6-7/22, Safdarjung, New Delhi (Get Directions)

 

9. QD’s Restaurant

QD’s Restaurant in South Campus is a popular food joint, where mouth-watering cuisines are being plated in Delhi style. The place is chirpy, the service is prompt, and the food flavorful and easy on the pocket. Their most celebrated dish is the Tandoori Momos. These are grilled dumplings with a spicy chicken/vegetable filling. If your food journey is about exploring new blends, this is the place you need to head straight to today.restaurants-south-delhi-qds-restaurant-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Air conditioned, Seating available, Takeaway available
CUISINE: Chinese, North Indian, Fast Food, Italian
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 800
ADDRESS: Satyaniketan Market, Near Venkateshwara College, Satya Niketan (Get Directions)

 

10. Auro Kitchen & Bar

Located in the quaint area of Aurobindo market, right outside the road that leads to the bustle of Hauz Khas Village is the Auro Kitchen and Bar. Undoubtedly, the first impressions of this place will fill warmth with its beautiful décor, both inside and out. The menu designed at Auro Kitchen and Bar is specifically made to cater to your drinking needs. With a beer in hand, you can order anything off the menu, and you won’t be disappointed one bit. restaurants-south-delhi-Auro-Kitchen-Bar-Hauz-Khas-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Open air seating, smoking zone
CUISINE: Modern Indian, Continental
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 800
ADDRESS: DDA Shopping Complex, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas (Get Directions)

 


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11. Music & Mountains - Hillside Cafe

Combination of chairs and comfortable sofas, different kinds of seating, and a very aesthetic decor added to its appeal. As true to the name as it could get, it really had all the elements of a mountain cafe. The lighting, the books, the decor, the photographs on the walls, the wooden flooring, the wooden ceiling made of logs, and just about everything! Their Freshly Baked Nachos with Grilled Marinated Chicken served with Sour Cream and Peppers are really nice.best-restaurants-south-delhi-Music-&-Mountains-Hillside-Cafe-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Smoking zone, serves alcohol, wifi available, open-air seating, air-conditioned
CUISINE: Cafe, Continental, Fast food, Italian
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1350
ADDRESS: M-23, M Block market, Greater Kailash (GK) 1 (Get Directions)

 

12. Burma Burma

Burma Burma is in fact, one of the few restaurants in Delhi that have brought authentic Burmese cuisine to the limelight.
With their fine range of teas like Siphon {exclusive to Burma} and drinks like the Pomegranate & Mandarin Spritzer, Kaffir Lime Cooler, this restaurant is all set to take over the city.best-restaurants-south-delhi-Burma-Burma-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Serves Jain food, Vegetarian only
CUISINE: Asian, Burmese
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1500
ADDRESS: S 25, Second Floor, A 3, District Centre, Saket (Get Directions)

 

13. The Big Chill

The ultimate stop for all your Italian food cravings. For every Delhiite, a regular visit to this place is a part of our schedule. Because we know the value of their food. The quality and the taste here has been so consistent over the years. Penne with vodka, caesar salad and the grilled chicken here are must-haves. The decor of this place is also very contemporary with the walls covered in classic Hollywood movie postersrestaurants-south-delhi-the-big-chill-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Serves alcohol, air-conditioned
CUISINE: Italian, Continental, European, cafe
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1650
ADDRESS: HS 5, Kailash Colony Market, Kailash Colony (Get Directions)

 

14. Carl’s Junior

Starting from a hot dog cart in 1941, this US-based chain of quick service restaurant has grown on to become a global giant in the quick service industry. They are cherished for their classic American burgers, that they keep making bigger and tastier. Their premium quality and prices that suit the masses have helped them become an easily recognized brand name around the globe. They pride themselves on the innovative fling and commitment towards putting only the best on their customer’s table.best-restaurants-south-delhi-carls-jr-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Smoking zone, take away available, serves alcohol
CUISINE: Burger, American, Fast food
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 550
ADDRESS: Back Wing, Southern Park, Select Citywalk Mall Complex, Saket (Get Directions)

 

15. Yeti – The Himalayan Kitchen

The decor is traditionally Tibetan, with prayer flags all around and rustic seating. The staff is courteous and the service is quick. Try out their Datchi, Tingmo, Mutton Momos and Pork fried in red sauce. Definitely recommended if you’re a North Eastern food lover.best-restaurants-south-delhi-yeti-the-himalayan-kitchen-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Smoking zone, serves alcohol, air conditioning, take away available
CUISINE: Tibetan, Nepalese
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1450
ADDRESS: M 20, M Block market, Greater Kailash (GK) 2 (Get Directions)

 


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16. FIO Country Kitchen And Bar

If you are looking to enjoy the flavor to soothe your taste buds at outdoor seating, Fio country kitchen and bar would be the best choice. It is an ideal place for all who want their plates full of amazing dishes and stomach full up to saturation. The lush green beautiful place and romantic atmosphere along with outdoor seating arrangement carry the flavorful twists with entertainment and meals. If you are searching for both the outdoor and indoor sitting options to dine out, this is the best selection you can make among the best restaurants in Saket. You can opt for the flavors from Europe, Italy, and North Indian.

Romantic-Restaurants-in-Saket-FIO-country-kitchen-and-barHIGHLIGHTS: Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Available, Live Music, Outdoor Seating
CUISINE: European, Italian, North Indian
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 3200
ADDRESS: Gate 1, The Garden of five senses, Saidulajab, Saket (Get Directions)

 

17. Dhaba-ESTD 1986

Dhaba-ESTD 1986 at Saket is a miraculous place which is 24/7 open and offers three meal buffet with Delhi's incredible culinary accompanied by an unmatched selection of drinks. The decor is tangy and cozy, the staff is courteous and interactive. They have a wide range of dishes from North Indian, Asian and Continental cuisines. In cocktails, do try Amado which is definitely a wow- cocktail with egg white, Grenadine, Lime juice and a strong Bacardi with a twist of Angustora bitter as garnish.best-restaurants-in-saket-dhaba-estd-1986-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Serves Alcohol, Fine Dining, Screens Live Matches, Serves Buffet, Breakfast Place
CUISINE: North Indian, Ice Cream, Biryani, Continental, Italian
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1500
ADDRESS: 2nd Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi (Get Directions)

 

18. Yum Yum Cha

One of the most-recommended restaurants for Chinese and Japanese cuisines, this place is an ultimate choice for a Sushi lover. It garners high praises for offering an authentic palette of dishes while keeping the spark of innovativeness in terms of flavors as well as presentation. The ambiance is absolutely brilliant and calls for a session of gourmet dining. They have an excellent range of cocktails as well, which are certain must-haves, apart from their dimsums, sushi rolls, and desserts. Yum Yum Cha is one of the best restaurants located in the Saket Mall and definitely keeps you coming back for more.best-restaurants-in-saket-yum-yum-cha-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Wheelchair Accessible, Quirky Ambiance, Valet Parking Available
CUISINE: Chinese, Thai, Japanese 
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1650
ADDRESS: 
2nd Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi (Get Directions)

 

19. Mamagoto

Taking care of hunger pangs till as late as 11:30 PM, Mamagoto is a casual dining restaurant serving Thai preparations. A highly-rated place in Saket, it is praised for its timely service and is a nice joint to visit when one is looking to satiate hunger pangs with tasty, hygienic food at reasonable prices.best-restaurants-in-saket-mamagoto-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Takeaway Available, Wifi Available, Seating Available, Serves Alcohol
CUISINE: Thai
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 1650
ADDRESS: 
S 9, 2nd Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi (Get Directions)

 


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20. The Hukman's

If you're a bit of Chinese craver, then this restaurant is the perfect outlet for you. The dishes will leave you spellbound, which are exclusively available at dead-cheap prices. The staff representatives are cordial, rendering prompt services. What you must really try here is Paneer Shahi Korma, Prawns Tikka Biryani and Chicken Manchurian.best-restaurants-in-saket-the-hukman-imageHIGHLIGHTS: Home Delivery, Free Parking
CUISINE: Chinese
COST FOR TWO: Rs. 500
ADDRESS: 
Shop 13, 1st Floor, Old J Block Market, Saket, New Delhi (Get Directions)


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