Why should you eat North Indian food in Delhi?
The Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi serves scrumptious traditional Indian food
Punjabi by Nature is one of the best north Indian restaurants in Delhi
Your search for North Indian cuisine ends with Gulati
Baluchi serves finger-licking and scrumptious North Indian delicacies
Enjoy desi touch and Dhaba-Style food at Desi Vibes
Devour the delicious cuisine of the North-West Frontier at Bukhara
Feast on mind-blowing North Indian delicacies at Zabardast Indian Kitchen
Enjoy modern Indian cuisine in a beautiful setting at Masala House
Visit Pindi for a perfect evening with delectable North Indian food
Treat your tastebuds to the authentic flavours of undivided India at Namak Mandi
Whether you are craving for some good old Dal Makhani and Butter Chicken or want to experiment with something a little more unorthodox, these North Indian restaurants in Delhi has it covered. Ranging from local favourites entrenched in tradition, to more contemporary establishments that add a fresh twist to the cuisine - these eateries pack a punch and should feature on your must-eat list.
This highway style eatery is a popular dining destination for people who enjoy a good hearty meal. The interiors are kept chic and there is an excellent play of vivacious colours, and the furniture replicates your classic dhaba-style setting of benches, tables and chairs. The Dhaba menu is divided into three drooling parts - Tawa, Tandoor and Patiala; including typical rustic dishes such as Kanastari Baingan, Dhaba Chilli Chicken, Lahsooni Palak and Balti Meat. If you are a huge fan of Indian desserts, nothing beats this place; they have an excellent selection to choose from, the Badam Ka Halwa to Tila Kulfi. A meal here is rounded off with Desi Paan available in all sorts of flavours – Nutella, Thanda Thanda; go crazy!
Punjabi by Nature is another popular restaurant now expanding to multiple locations around Delhi NCR. As the name suggests, it specializes in Punjabi cuisine, with particular favourites including Raan-e-Punjab and Dal Makhani. Most famous of all are Punjabi by Nature’s Vodka Golgappas: a twist on the popular street snack of puri, chutney, chickpeas, potatoes and onions, with the usual flavoured water in the filling replaced with spiced vodka.
Pandara Market is a rather specialized area. Almost all the restaurants there serve North Indian food since Partition. Gulati also has loyalists who swear that it is their favourite as they have the best food. The Murgh Tikka and Tandoori Murgh are 2 best-selling starters, while Murgh Makhni, Gosht Achari and Magaz Masala are popular main-course choices. The Rajma Khaas - is a sumptuous choice with Steamed Rice.
This cosy restaurant is located at The Lalit which is in the heart of Delhi, CP. The food is perfect for those who like the rich flavours of yesteryears and long for some traditional North Indian meals. The traditional Indian bread platter called Naanery, Methi Palak, Dal Baluchi, Gucchi aur Safed Mushroom ki Galouti, and Paan Kulfi are unique and can not be missed.
Your road trip to Murthal may be pending, but you can totally ditch that now because Desi Vibes in Connaught Place is doing dhaba-style ambience and food. The menu mainly consists of North Indian and Mughlai food, each dish crafted in a way that your palate is going to remember much after you head home. If you’re not in the mood to experiment, you can safely order the usual Dal makhani or Butter Chicken here because they are authentic. Their Paneer Galouti, Achari Chaap and Pindi Chana are not-to-be-missed here. They serve the food with 6 different types of achars which means you are not running out of flavours on the table. End it all with their Gajar Ka Halwa, which is one of the best you are going to have.
Right next door to Dum Pukht in ITC Maurya is the legendary Bukhara. Bukhara serves its internationally-renowned kebabs in a dining room of clay tiles and bare wood and dishes appear without cutlery. It opened in 1977 and has changed little since then; the menu still consists of marinated meats cooked in a tandoor along with the famous Dal Makhani, simmered for twenty-four hours. Some of the other signature dishes are Sikandari Raan, Burrah Kabab, Tandoori Jhinga and Murgh Malai Kabab.
If you are a true North Indian culinary enthusiast, then we found you the perfect place. The Masala House at Sundar Nagar is the winner of the Best Modern Indian restaurant. Their thoughtfully curated menu showcases contemporary cuisine. Begin your meal with Kataifi Achari Arbi and Silbatte Ki Shami. The winning dishes to try are Palak Moti, Asparagus Paddu, Murgh Luqmi and Dill Salmon Tikka. This restaurant is well-known for their innovative twist on Naan and Bhatti Da Murgh.
This casual dining restaurant is another old-school Pandara Road option. The restaurant has a subtle ambience and serves delectable Mughlai, North Indian and Chinese cuisines. Maintaining the vibe of a 90s spot, Pindi excels with their tandoori items. Kick start your meal with ‘Seekh Kebab’ and ‘Tandoori Chicken’ for appetizers. You must try the Chicken Rada and Saag Chicken for the main course. The vegetarians can opt for Paneer Korma. The Mutton Shahi Korma, Kadai Paneer and Dal Makhani are best when paired either with Keema Naan or Garlic Roti.
This new entrant in DLF Promenade offering delectable North Indian and Awadhi delicacies. The traditional décor and warm ambience make it great for a meal with friends or family. The qawwali music adds to the charm of this place. The Qureshi flavours are presented in a way that pleases your sight and taste buds. Saat Nizam, Joojeh Seekh and Burrah kabab are great appetizers. For mains, one can opt for Nihari, Mutton Biryani, Assorted Kebab Platter, Narangi Kulfi and Khubani Ka Meetha.
This was our list of best North Indian restaurants which have never let Delhiites down with their food. Book a table at one of these restaurants in Delhi through our EazyDiner app for an elegant and exquisite Indian meal. Also, you can check out Garam Dharam, Zaffran, The G.T. Road, Dvar Indian Restaurant, Bhape Da Hotel, Too Indian, Varq who give you a similar experience. As Indian food is as diverse as those who eat it, and the capital city boasts some superb establishments that do justice.
Kruthika Dixit Kandpal, is an in-house creative writer for EazyDiner Pvt Ltd. She is a food enthusiast, social worker and blogger. She has contributed to the Safari India Magazine, The Statesman Newspaper, Wedding Vows Magazine, Sanchar Times and several other publications. Nothing is dearer to her than the joy of writing with her passion for food as the connection of food is not just with your tummy, but with your heart. In addition to writing a lot, Kruthika likes to eat and experiment with her cooking and gallivanting. And, if not inside the kitchen or at work, one can find her volunteering for NGO’s, exploring places, partying, travelling and shopping. She dreams of owning a restaurant one day and provide some notable contributions to the world of food.