The Best Dhabas For Mouthwatering Food In Delhi
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When you hear butter chicken, paratha, and lassi, it instantly transports you to the world of dhabas. Delhi has some of the best dhabas in India and is a true paradise for foodies. The earthy flavors and tastes that Delhi dhabas provide are not found elsewhere. Their rustic wooden tables and chairs may not be so appealing, but the food they serve here is matchless. We've selected Delhi's finest dhabas that will make you want to eat real, genuine cuisine. So, check them out!

1.    Rajinder Da Dhaba

We fully agree with the opinion that Rajinder Da Dhaba is one of the most famous and historic dhabas in Delhi. Its scrumptious food at a low cost is hard to beat. Although the restaurant doesn't have an extraordinary ambiance, the non-vegetarian dishes that it serves are absolutely delicious. The food here is available for dine-in as well as take-out, and it is served promptly. We suggest you try their Galauti Kebab, Butter Chicken, Chicken Curry, Kadhai Paneer, and Kathi Roll.

Address: AB-14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung

Cost for Two: INR 700

Timing: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

2.    Bhape Da Hotel

The food at Bhape da Hotel is always excellent, and the ambience is simple. You should try their North Indian cuisine if you want a great dining experience. Chicken Curry, Dal Makhani, Saag Meat, and Butter Chicken are just a few of the delicious dishes you'll find there.

Location: 75, Municipal Market, Connaught Place

Cost for Two: INR 600

Timing: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

3.    Kakke Di Hatti

If you want to eat the biggest naan in India, then you must step into Kakke di Hatti. It is one of the most renowned pure vegetarian restaurants in Delhi, serving traditional North Indian dishes for four generations now. They have a variety of paneer and vegetable dishes like Gobhi Ka Paratha, Aloo Pyaaz Naan, Amritsari Thali, etc.

Address: Church Mission Rd., Cloth Market, Katra Ghel, Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk

Price for two: INR 500

Timing: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

4.    Prem Dhaba

At this quick-serve Dhaba in Delhi, you can enjoy paneer dishes, chicken and mutton curry dishes or chops, as well as vegetarian North Indian food like dal makhani. All indoor seating is basic, and the place is fairly clean.

Address: 11139, New Rohtak Rd, Block 69D, Dori Walan, Karol Bagh

Price for two: INR 600

Timing: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

5.    Mehfil Dhaba

This famous dhaba is famous for serving delectable North Indian and Mughlai cuisine. Along with chicken tikka, kebabs, vegetarian platters, rajma, dal, etc. It’s an ideal place to come and have a hearty meal with family or friends.

Address: Plot No. 2, Old Market, Shivalik Colony, Malviya Nagar

Price for two: INR 800

Timing: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

6.  Ajit Khalsa Dhaba

This restaurant is rated high on the list of favorite eateries by the foodies of Delhi. The restaurant is known for its quick service and the consistently good food that it churns out. You should try their Paneer Butter Masala, Shahi Paneer, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhni, and other equally yummy meals.

Address: Opposite Tivoli Garden, Chattarpur Main Road

Price for two: INR 300 

Timing: 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

7.    Vaishno Dhaba

Vaishno Dhabas is a widely recognized chain of restaurants that operates in North India and specializes in North Indian vegetarian cuisine. It has earned a positive reputation from its patrons for its delicious food and presentation, as well as its reasonable prices and generous portions. Some must-try dishes here are Cheese Tomato, Paneer Bhurji, Malai Kofta, Dal Makhni, and more.

Address: E-16/289, Pradeep Bhatia Marg, Pocket 16, Sector 8, Rohini

Price for two: INR 550

Timing: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

8.    Mughal Mahal Restaurant

Mughal Mahal Restaurant in Rajendra Place is renowned for their outstanding Butter Chicken, and other popular menu items include Dal Makhani, Chicken Pakoda, Paneer Makhani, and Malai Kofta. If you have been longing for an authentically cooked Butter Chicken, then now is the time to visit the dhaba, which is said to also offer alcoholic beverages.

Location: 7, Govind Lal Sikka Marg, Rajendra Place

Price for two: INR 1,000

Timing:  11 a.m. p.m. to 11 p.m. 

9.    Punjabi Chicken Corner

Want to eat authentic Punjabi food? Then head to this dhaba in Malviya Nagar in Delhi. This dhaba is known to serve succulent tawa chicken with soft rumali rotis! People rave about the food and its presentation as well at this dhaba. One of their most popular dishes is butter chicken, so don’t forget to have that when you visit there.

Address: Shop No. A-8, Ansal Complex, Dr. Mukerjee Nagar

Price for two: INR 700

Timing: 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.