Get ready to party this Navratri! Tighten your Ghaghra and take advantage of how gorgeously decorated and lit up Ahmedabad is around this time of year. Head out for lunch and dinner dates and enjoy flavorful Thalis in all of their glory! The best time of the year in Gujarat is now, when Garba, Dandiyas, and Ras are in full swing! Here’s a list of the best restaurants near you that you must visit this Navratri!
Rajwadu is a theme-based restaurant that serves traditional Gujarati and Rajasthani fare that embodies the traditional culture and way of life of Indian communities in its textures and flavors. Also, Rajwadu is providing meals on all nine days of Navratri. For those who are fasting, there will be at least a few specific fasting foods in the food.
Must-haves: Authentic Gujarati Food, Jalebi, Thali and Sweets
Cost for two: ₹ 1300
Shree Mahendra Thaal is one of the newer thali restaurants that has opened up in the city. Located on the first floor of a complex in Thaltej, it is right on Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway. The restaurant uses bell metal utensils which are said to be good for health. Moreover, there is the only kind of thali served here, i.e. the 'Unlimited Thali' which is loaded with Gujarati delectables.
Must-haves: Thali and Dhokla
Cost for two: ₹ 800
Aagrah serves traditional Gujarati cuisine and is too good to be true! The restaurant's walls are painted white and have mirror work inlaid in different patterns to give it this authentic, Kutchi appearance. The staff is well-trained, accommodating and eager to assist and the ambience is pleasant and traditional.
Must–haves: Gujarati Thali, Farsan, Chaat and Sweets
Cost for two: ₹ 800
If you're in Ahmedabad, you must visit Vishalla in Vasna, Ahmedabad. Here, you can find authentic Gujarati food and traditional Garba performances, blended with mud floors, bamboo walls, wooden tables, and leaf plates to give a rich, wholesome experience.
Must-haves: Thepla, Jalebi, Gujarati Thali, Chaas and Khichdi
Cost for two: ₹ 1400
Agashiye serves traditional Gujarati cuisine in this amazing Heritage Hotel which is right in the heart of the city. The restaurant is on the top floor of the hotel from which it derives its name Agashiye, ‘At the roof’. The restaurant has antique wooden furniture which is prevalent since 80-100 years and the food here is served in bell metal utensils –plates, small bowls, glasses and also the serving bowls are of the same metal.
Must-haves: Deluxe Veg Thali, Guava Ice Cream, Authentic Gujarati Food, Gujarati Thali, Dhokla
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
A well-known eatery in Ahmedabad that serves amazing Gujarati thalis, is Gordhan Thal. The interior is decorated with carved wooden panels, filigree wooden arches, and mounted swords in the typical royal Gujarati style. The stewards are decked out in traditional kurtas and turbans from Gujarat. All in all, this spot delivers an elating experience, like no place else.
Must-haves: Dal, Kadhi, Khichdi and Butter Milk
Cost for two: ₹ 700
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