The Leela Palace, New Delhi

3.6 based on 7 reviews
Critic Rating
Rs 3800 for two
This price is indicative and exclusive of taxes
Today, 12:30 PM to 02:45 PM, 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM
The Leela Palace New Delhi, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi


  • The restaurant has many areas but most people opt for the glamorous main room with its large Buddha statue
  • As glamorous in the winter is the outside area where flaming torches are lit at night
  • They do a great lunch which is of good value and the restaurant is quiet at that time

Vir's Verdict


This may well be India's best Japanese restaurant. Unlike Wasabi and the rest which all follow the Nobu tradition, Megu is more traditionally Japanese. Where it scores over the competition is in the quality of the cooking and the inventiveness of its chef. It is also in-your-face glamorous unlike, say, Wasabi, which is small and clubby.

User Reviews on MEGU, The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Namrata Anirudh Saraf
Posted on : 23 Aug, 2016
☆ ☆
Over rated
This place has been designed and planned painstakingly and one can make that out once u enter just like how any Leela property Restraunt is expected to be... However I was taken aback on the food and the selection of food on offer...for the price they are charging there are similar or even far better options available at better prices!

Tanu Gupta
Posted on : 27 Jul, 2016
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Bento box lunch
Enjoyed the bento box lunch at lunch with a glass of white wine ... Consisting of sushi along with sashimi ( octopus , salmon and eel), served with teriyaki chicken and chicken with leeks on skewers accompanied with miso soup and rice and gravy ... For Desert we had the chocolate fondant .. Fondant was good however the accompanied ice cream could be given a miss ..

Aman Bedi
Posted on : 17 Dec, 2015
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Superb Japanese food
The ambience is pretty stylish and you get a warm welcome from the very attentive staff. Here you can taste the freshness of the food by the way they prepare their dishes. Seafood Miso soup was well-flavored - not too salty or bland - and with sufficient amounts of tofu, seaweed and scallions swimming in the tasty broth. Will return on another special occasion.

Tanya Gupta
Posted on : 16 Dec, 2015
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Best Japanese Experience in Delhi
Megu has earned some Michelin stars internationally. It's quality lives up to this reputation in delhi too. A grand entrance with the finest Sake bottles stacked in a wine cellar, a crystal Buddha with a 500 kgs of crystal bell on top, a serene outdoor seating and a classy and formal dining area inside. Tell your server to recommend a Sake to order a Karafe as per your taste and they will be happy to oblige. The Shira ae here is top notch. The best I've ever had, compared to wasabi too. The grill section has great options and after the treatment the meal comes out juicy and fragrant. Don't forget to ask for fresh wasabi.! Save this place for a special occasion because it's not just great food, it's an experience you will remember for a long time.

Posted on : 29 May, 2015
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Great food, friendly place
I've been eating here for over 1 year and I've never had a bad meal once.I wanted to try this place for ages and finally did. Kind staff, enough space for all interested. We just love the food there - next time we'll take some photos prior eating.Place with great vegetarian/vegan food. ;).

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About MEGU-The Leela Palace

Megu, a quiet and highly esteemed restaurant is located at the back of Leela palace Hotel in Diplomatic Enclave in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. Chanakyapuri, an affluent area where lot of diplomats live, is situated only at a distance of 14 km from Indira Gandhi International airport. Although New Delhi is known for its high-end exclusive restaurants the outstanding Megu restaurant is well known for its superb Japanese cuisine, intimate atmosphere, and highly impressive décor. The colourful and bright ambience of the restaurant is awesome and enticing. The walls are adorned with exquisitely designed layers of traditional kimono fabric. The columns in Megu are made of lustrous white porcelain with unending interlocking rice bowls and antique sake vases. The ornamental bell weighing nearly 500 kg hanging above the luminous Buddha, lends a unique aura to the area. Its shiny white leather seats with high backs, almost eleven feet, create a sophisticated environs for pre-dinner cocktails.

Sumptuous Japanese culinary is offered with lot of style in this restaurant. You can enjoy fresh seafood cooked with exotic ingredients imported from the Tsukiji market in Tokyo. Food is cooked using sumibiaburiyaki, a distinct grilling technique where special kind of charcoal called bincho-tanand is used which is only available in Kyoto and is known for its superb purifying properties. Experiment with excellent wines available in at least 400 labels. Relish their authentic signature dishes, including Salmon Tartare, Oriental Salad, Hamachi Carpaccio, Original Crispy Asparagus, exotic Kanzuri Shrimp, and Japanese Wagyu Croquettes. Savour brilliantly cooked grilled Lamb Chops and Wagyu slices Ishiyaki style. Megu is known for its mouth-watering hand-made tofu and delectable sushi.

Courteous waiters who pamper the guests serve the quintessential Japanese food with style. The service is impeccable and impressive. However children under the age of 12 are not allowed .The restaurant is ideal for a experiencing the inimitable Japanese aura. With soft music playing in the backdrop dinner experience in Megu Restaurant, rightly considered as the ‘jewel in the crown’ among the Japanese restaurants, is to be cherished

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