12 Legendary Restaurants of Delhi

12 Legendary Restaurants Of Delhi

Whenever the topic of food comes up, it’s a sin not to talk about Dilwalon ki Dilli. It is not just the capital of India but also the food capital of India. Delhi is known for its culinary heritage since ages. There are many age-old restaurants in Delhi which have stood strong through time, and are still highly preferred by foodaholics. Below is the list of some legendary restaurants in Delhi that you should try at least ones.

Moti Mahal Delux

Moti Mahal Delux, New Delhi

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If it does not for this restaurant, the world wouldn’t be enjoying butter chicken today. Founded by Kundan Lal Gujral in Delhi in 1947; this place has become a landmark for exotic tandoori dishes. This place is keeping up with the changing tastes of the time without modifying its traditions. The butter naan and dal makhani have been the choice of many since the first time they step into this restaurant.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost For Two: Rs. 1200 (approx.)

Al Jawahar

Al Jawahar, New Delhi

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Want to feast like a king then this is the place for you. It is believed that the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru had a meal in this restaurant in 1947 and after that the owner changed the name of the eatery to what it is today. This eating joint is famous for its Mughlai delicacies, made by the generations of Royal Mughal cooks. Some of the must-try options on the menu are Chicken Jahangiri, Chicken Qorma, Murgh Mussalam, brain curry and Tandoori Raan.

Where: 8, Jama Masjid – Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, New Delhi
Timings: 7 AM to 12 Midnight
Contact: 011 23275987
Cost For Two: Rs. 500 (approx.)


Embassy, New Delhi


This restaurant came into being when we were experiencing violence and mass migration in1948, amongst them there were two friends P.N. Malhotra and G.K. Ghai who migrated to Delhi from Karachi with their families and started their eatery in the same year. Soon it gained a lot of popularity and it’s still standing strong since 69 years without altering its menu. Its signature dishes are chana bhatura, Embassy samosa , murg mussalam and tandoori chicken.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost For Two: Rs. 1500 (approx.)

Old Famous Jalebi wala

Old Famous Jalebi wala, New Delhi

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This place does not need any advertising; its clientele is enough to attract all the foodies, having served celebrities like Late Raj Kapoor and Indira Gandhi, this place is preferred by many for its crispy hot jalebis. The distinctive taste of these jalebis came from the desi Khandsari sugar used in its making, which gives these jalebis a heavenly taste.

Where: Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
Contact: 011 23256973
Cost For Two: Rs. 150 (approx.)

United Coffee House

United Coffee House, New Delhi

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United Coffee House was born in the year 1942 at Cannaught Place. This is one of the restaurants which serve several cuisines under one roof, from Indian to European you name it and they almost have it all but it is majorly known for the keema samosa, samosa chaat, tomato fish and chicken a’la keiv.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost For Two: Rs. 1500 (approx.)

UPSC Chaat Wala

Prabhu Chaat Bhandar

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Originally named Prabhu Chaat Bhandar, it has got its popular name because of its location which is adjacent to the UPSC office in Shahjahan Road. This place is a must try for all those who love street food, aloo tikki and pista kulfi topped with falooda is what people like the most here.

Lotan ke Chole Kulche

Lotan ke Chole Kulche , New Delhi

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This place is always brimming with people especially in the morning during breakfast. It was started in 1920s and it’s now run by the fourth generation of the family. This place is highly recommended to the spice lovers.

Where: Chawri Bazar
Cost For Two: Rs. 200 (approx.)


Wengers-Deli, New Delhi

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If you are craving for something sweet then without any second thought you should head to this place and I will guarantee you that you will not be disappointed. This bakery was established in the year 1926 by a British architect Sir Robert Tor Russell and it bags the credit for introducing the best cakes and Swiss confectionary to Delhi.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost For Two: Rs. 400 (approx.)

Sitaram Diwan Chand 

Sitaram Diwan Chand, New Delhi

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Chole Bhature is one dish in which Delhi take pride in and especially when it’s from this eatery. It is located in Paharganj and has been serving Delhi people since 1947. If you have a taste for hot spicy food then this place is a must try.

Where: 2246, Chuna Mandi, Paharganj, New Delhi
Timings: 8 AM to 6:30 PM
Contact: 011 23587380
Cost For Two: Rs. 150 (approx.)

Rajinder da Dhaba

Rajinder da Dhaba, New Delhi

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Started as a small roadside dhaba in 1968, this place has grown into a big restaurant always buzzing with people. It is popular amongst both vegetarians and non vegetarians. The best things to get here are Mutton Seekh rolls, Dal Makhani and Afghani chicken.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost For Two: Rs. 800 (approx.)

Saravana Bhavan

Saravana Bhavan, New Delhi

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This place was established in 1981 offering traditional South Indian Cuisine and now it has chains all over the world. It’s a heaven for all South Indian food lovers.

Where: Multiple Locations
Cost For Two: Rs. 500 (approx.)

Roshan Di Kulfi

Roshan di kulfi, New Delhi

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Situated in Karol Bagh since 1951, this place is visited by people not just in summers but all year round. They use organic ingredients and natural flavors in their kulfi so you don’t have to worry about your health. Kesar Pista Kulfi is a must try here.

Where: 2816, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
Contact: 011 28724230
Cost For Two: Rs. 500 (approx.)

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