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9 Iconic & Incredible Eateries To Take Your Tourist Pals To On Their First Delhi Visit



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Hello beautiful people! We’re back with another super awesome piece and guess what? This time it’s for all you lovelies who have friends or relatives visiting or soon to come over from out of town. Delhi is a vibrant city that’s like a cornucopia of different cultures, ethnicities and even history. So, without wasting any more time, let’s dive right into this curated list of the most iconic or fantastic eateries where you can take them for a real taste of the city!

1. Qureshi Kabab Corner @ Jama Masjid

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This little gem is located in the interiors of Old Delhi. Qureshi’s Kabab has been around for the longest time and it’s what we call the ideal cross between the contemporary times and the past. Situated next to the Jama Masjid this place serves juicy and oh-so-yum dishes like Mutton Kabab, Chicken Seekh Kabab & more and they’re super affordable!

Where | Qureshi Kabab Corner - Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid
Timings | 5 PM - 12:30 AM
Meal For Two | Rs 200
Call Them | +91 9711 693 200
Check Out Their FB Page |

2. Delhi Club House @ Sangam Courtyard

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An ode to all the clubs established during the colonial era, this place includes signature dishes named after the well-known clubs like Royal Calcutta Club, Railway Club, Gymkhana Club and more! Some of the must-tries scrumptious offerings include Railway Mutton Curry and Claypot Rice With Tofu, Mushrooms and Chinese Greens!

Where | Delhi Club House - Sangam Courtyard, R K Puram & Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Timings | 12 Noon - 12:30 AM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,700
Call Them | +91 9717 535 533 & +91 9717 535 544
Check Out Their FB Page |

3. Khan Chacha In Khan Market

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This is the OG outlet when it comes to the incredibly renowned Khan Chacha joint. Situated in the bustling streets of Khan Market, this is where one should hop by after a crazy shopping adventure. Their glorious Kakori Kebab Rolls, succulent Malai Chicken Tikka and Paneer Tikka demand to be devoured!

Where | Khan Chacha - Shop 50, 1st Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 650
Call Them | +91 11 4368 0449 & +91 11 2463 3242
Check Out Their FB Page |

4. Moti Mahal In Daryaganj

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Before Moti Mahal expanded into a chain of restaurants, Daryaganj was where it all started and our beloved butter chicken was brought to life! Located in Old Delhi, one must visit Moti Mahal to chow down on their simple yet delicious menu. Butter Chicken and Tandoori Chicken is must-tries at this place, that goes without saying!

Where | Moti Mahal - 3703, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj
Timings | 12 Noon - 12 Midnight
Meal For Two | Rs 1,100
Call Them | +91 11 2327 3661 & +91 11 2327 3011
Check Out Their FB Page |

5. Gulati Restaurant @ Pandara Road

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Located in Pandara Market, this place had a humble beginning as a simple dhaba back in the year 1959. Since then it has grown into a great dine-in restaurant, often an attraction for tourists. Their Indian cuisine is super yum and the best part is that they host a buffet lunch every day. This eatery, that has withstood the tides of changing times, offers you a complete North Indian cuisine experience under one roof!

Where | Gulati Restaurant - 8, Pandara Road Market
Timings | 12 Noon - 12 Midnight
Meal For Two | Rs 1,900
Call Them | +91 11 2338 8836 & +91 11 2338 8839
Check Out Their FB Page |

6. The Big Chill Cafe

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This beloved chain of cafes has been in existence for over 15 years. Always brimming with tons of people, this iconic cafe is decorated with posters of yesteryear classics likes Casablanca and Hitchcock’s Psycho.  They serve yummy Italian food and drool-worthy desserts, for which people from all over the city flock over to get their hands on!

Where | The Big Chill Cafe - Khan Market, Kailash Colony, DLF Promenade & Other Outlets
Timings | 12 Noon - 11:30 PM 
Meal For Two | Rs 1,500
Call Them | +91 11 4175 7588
Check Out Their FB Page |

7. Rajinder Da Dhaba

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This is the OG place when it comes to succulent Tandoori Chicken! These folks whip up a range of other mouth-watering classic Indian dishes like Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken and more. Their Tandoori Chicken is grilled to perfection with a smokey flavour on the outside and incredibly juicy on the inside!

Where | Rajinder Da Dhaba - AB-14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung
Timings | 5 PM - 12 Midnight
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Call Them | +91 11 2610 0355 & +91 11 4165 3145
Check Out Their FB Page | 

8. Prabhu Chaat Bhandar

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This little gem located in the UPSC lane is where you need to be at if you want your tourist pals want to discover the authentic street foods flavours of Delhi! From well-stuffed golgappe to scrummy Aloo Tikki Chaat, they have it all. The chaat is loaded with sweet and spicy chutney and curd, mounted atop crispy aloo tikkis. This joint is a great spot to discover the hidden taste of Delhi!

Where | Prabhu Chaat Bhandar -  Shahjahan Road, UPSC Lane 
Timings | 11 AM - 9 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 150
Call Them | +91 9810 314 063 & +91 9210 013 048

9. Al Jawahar

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Located near Jama Masjid, this next place on the list is one of the oldest restaurants in Delhi. They serve a delicious array of food items but their Mutton Korma, Khamiri Roti and Changezi Chicken, are always in demand. These lip-smacking dishes are loaded with spices and your taste buds are bound to experience a burst of flavours, once you dig in their food!

Where | Al Jawahar - 8, Jama Masjid - Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid 
Timings | 7 AM - 12 Midnight
Meal For Two | Rs 600
Call Them | +91 11 23275987 & +91 11 23264126
Check Out Their FB Page | 

So, the next time you play a tour guide to your tourist pals, you’ll know where to stop by to nosh on scrummies, won’t you?