Chaobella

Given Delhi’s predilection for Italian and Chinese food, it was only a matter of time that someone opened up a single restaurant serving both cuisines. The brand new Crowne Plaza Today Okhla (not to be confused with the similar sounding hotel in New Friends Colony) has done just that. Chao is the Chinese half of…

Dimsumbros

I may not be a fan of Yo China: it is a project that has outlived its use and hardly caters to the tastes (and price points) of today. The latest offering from the same stable is dimsumbros. and THAT is something that is all set to rock the NCR. A single restaurant has cleverly…

Emperor’s Kitchen

First the good news. Emperor’s Kitchen has an enviable location. It’s in the middle of Style Mile; being behind a major bus stop, it has much more parking than any restaurant in the vicinity. It has well-appointed interiors, a terrace with a dream view of the Qutab Minar, a part-Chinese part-Thai menu – two of…

Fu – Better Than Chinese

If you are in the Greater Kailash area, are hungry and don’t want to spend a bomb on a meal, where should you go? Try Fu. It’s right in the M Block Market – an area which  certainly deserves a newer, fresher crop of restaurants. And the prices are so low that you’ll wonder if…

Infusion

These days, whoever wants to set up an Indian restaurant does so with a twist: traditional Indian food appears to have gone out of vogue. Infusion (short form for Indian fusion) also have a point of view, but they’ve done their menu leaving choices for lovers of straight Indian food too, albeit with nouvelle presentations.…

Izakaya

DLF Promenade is fast becoming known as the restaurant mall, and not without reason. Besides a fast food counter on the ground floor and a food court, there is an endless row of restaurants on the 2nd floor, with more being added even now. The general level of restaurants is fairly high and the concepts…

Konomi

Konomi, the month-old Japanese restaurant in Gurgaon’s Trident Hilton has the wow factor, in spite of being only 25 covers large. It is the only place in the country that actually serves the hideously expensive fresh wasabi. What is more is that the root is grated at your table, as many times as you require,…

Kumgang Gonie

Kumgang was the very first Korean restaurant in Delhi. The new version – Kumgang Gonie – still is streets ahead of the competition. There are two reasons for this. The first is that Mi Ran Lee, the owner, has been present at her restaurant during every single hour of operations. The second is that she…

Lajpat Nagar

In the lanes of Lajpat Nagar are plenty of options for Afghani, Iraqi and Iranian cuisines. They cater to the respective communities who visit or live in Delhi. Each place is meant to be cosy and unpretentious, where cooks of each country recreate the familiar tastes of home. Requests to Indianize/spice up the food may…

Olive at the Qutub

When Olive first opened its doors six years ago, it was known as the quintessential party place and was routinely slammed for its food. Now in its second innings, it is taking its food much more seriously. Does that mean that the old image of a party place will fade away? Even its name has…