Laughter is the brightest where food is the best and best food is best enjoyed in the best ambience.
And this combination paves the need for restaurants with regal ambience, that can leave a feel-good effect, that can alter our moods and that can bring out the paramount in us.
Following is the list of top 15 restaurants in Delhi, along with reasons why these restaurants are featured in our list of top 15 !!
1. Big Chill
The name says it all – perfect place to chill out and beat the summer heat – well ofcourse we recommend you to go here all seasons. We would strongly recommend the Vodka Pasta, thick creamy shakes and ofcourse their signature – Blue yummy berry yummy cheese yummy yummy cake! 🙂
You can find north Indian food in every nook and corner of the capital but when you google for the best – this is what pops out and we totally agree. Bukhara ki dal coupled with soft naan and the murgh tikka – these guys have got everything right. Spectacular ambience and great hospitality. BINGO!
3. Yeti – The Himalayan Kitchen
Located in the fag end of Hauz Khas village, this restaurant serving Tibetan and Nepalese food is a must visit. You can try their thukpa and thakali thali – or rather ask the cook what would suit your taste the best. A very unique menu served in a good ambience – well done Yeti!
How can you live in Delhi and not visit Karims? – Not excused. A signature Delhi restaurant situated in Chandni Chowk, mecca for the non vegetarian food lovers. Finger licking North Indian food served in upbeat ambience – its perfect.
5. Soda Bottle Opener Wala
An elegant parsi themed restaurant – we tried their berry pulao and keema pav – fell in love. A very interesting but descriptive menu – you can read it like a book – its a great book we must say!
6. House Of Ming
The “It” place for decades, House of Ming has got all the chords right. Authentic Chinese food served with a broad smile, soft music and a well attending waiting staff.
7. Johnny Rockets
This food joint is new in the city and has been welcomed by foodies with open arms. A very American concept – large burgers and huge servings of thick rich creamy shakes. Vibrant atmosphere and a cheer in the air – it can swing your mood totally. Top it with great food and super friendly waiters – tell us when are you going next?
8. Indian Accent
This European, North Indian, Mughlai restaurant serving innovative cuisine by master chef Manish Mehrotra is a must visit. A romantic ambience and yummy food. Way to go Manish – we love you but we love your restaurant more.
9. Bonne Bouche
This French restaurant sets the right ambience – can take you away from Delhi. You can try the Ricotta, Chicken Bruschetta, Bonne Boche Mezze Platter – we did and we loved it. Brownie points for the beautiful jazz background music.
10. The Great Kabab Factory
A must visit for kebab lovers – from dahi kebabs to mushroom kebabs to galouti kebabs – you name it they have it. You have it and you would love it.
11. Japanese Fuji Restaurant
Outstanding sushi and melting sashimi – authentic Japanese food in the heart of the city will leave you wanting for more. Very courteous staff “Japan” style and a crowd of “real” Japanese dining around – an experience in itself.
12. Indigo Delicatessen
In the news right since its opening – serving Continental and European. Very stylish, very chique with a good selection of fruit juices and homemade icecreams. The chicken wings are a must have.
13. Side Wok
This restaurant serving a mix of Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine has amazing interiors. Scoring high on food, you can try out almost anything. We tried burnt garlic soup and the sticky rice with thai curry – three cheers to Side Wok. Hip Hip Hurray
14. Olive Bar & Kitchen
Having indoor and outdoor seating options, this Mediterranean Restaurant is something you will fall in love with. The artichoke and asparagus risotto and the bacon wrapped slow cooked chicken are a must have.
15. The California Boulevard
A warm welcome by a Harley Davidson and a personal butler for every table – what great hospitality. You can have a beautiful conversation with your butler on food options, toppings, your choices and dislikes – this multi cuisine restaurant famous for its wood oven pizzas can make you want to keep coming again and again.