Raas

The fun of going to Hauz Khas Village is discovering all levels of restaurants and bars, from the professionally run to mom’s kitchen, plus everything in between. Raas is one of the more professionally run. From the first floor, the view is of a tiny garden enclosed with an ancient wall. It is floodlit at…

Drool Kitchen

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese Blurb The first full service restaurant in Dwarka Intro: It is surprising that Dwarka has had to wait for so long to get its first classy restaurant, but from the day it opened its doors, it has never looked back. Atmospherics: Part of the Metro Station in Dwarka Sector 10, Drool Kitchen…

Fork You

The lines between one eatery in Hauz Khas Village and the next are beginning to blur. Just about every restaurant concept on the planet has been done here. American grills, however, are being attempted for the first time at this location. Atmospherics: Dark and dimly lit, the ceilings are exposed cement for an industrial feel,…

Roll Maal

It’s tiny and the decor is non-existent by South Delhi standards. But the food – you’ll be craving for more of these chatpata tastes of the street. Cuisine: Indian street food Good, tasty food in Spartan surroundings that will take you back to your college days Atmospherics: Forget about first dates or impressing the boss.…

Casablanca meets Gurgaon

It’s a full-time job keeping up with the restaurant scene in the capital. No sooner than Afghan food begin to take root, when the cuisine of Manipur and Nagaland become popular in another part of the city. Perhaps one day there will be at least one restaurant for Russian, Peruvian and Nigerian food, but right…

Nando’s

Chicken Peri Peri meets Kukkad, Tandoor da in a burst of genius The long lines and thronging crowds at this outlet are a reality, but at the end of it, there’s some seriously good, spicy, succulent chicken with a tang. Even tandoori chicken is not this good! Atmospherics: Forget about the rather insipid interiors done…

100% Rock

After the iconic Turquoise Cottage moved out of its original location in Adchini, it has been renamed 100% Rock. It has just opened in Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, while outside Delhi it is in Jaipur. You can’t keep a good product down, as they say, and in spite of litigations and changes of name, the…

Chi Kitchen and Bar

Cuisine: Oriental Stylish surroundings, surprisingly authentic food and down-to-earth prices: a winning combination You don’t go to Chi for starters and main courses as much as their signature meals-in-a-bowl. Atmospherics: There are three branches, the most crowded being the one in Select City Walk and the most well-appointed being at the Eros Complex, Jangpura. This…

SmokeHouseDeli

Cuisine: Western Khan Market has become richer with the addition of a deli with great, no-fuss food The second Smokehouse Deli in town, this one is packed to the rafters at mealtimes. Atmospherics: The interiors are an accurate indication of the food served here. Smart, witty, unusual and with a personality of its own. The…

Rampur Kitchen

Cuisine: Rampuri/Mughlai Blurb: Homely, affordable and very well located in the middle of New Friends Colony It is not oily or overly spicy. In fact, it bears quite a lot of resemblance to the home food of the erstwhile princely state of Rampur. Atmospherics: Located in the old Grandlay Cinema building that has now acquired…