West Delhi is speckled with a number of throbbing and bustling market places like the much loved likes of Rajouri Garden, Karol Bagh, Dwarka, Patel Nagar, and many more. Apart from being dotted with shops and shopping malls that can provide you everything from a China-made mobile charger to an authentic branded handbag, West Delhi is also popular for its food joints. One such well-endowed area in Western Delhi is Janakpuri. Yep, the same Janakpuri that houses the “popular” Tihar Jail. The area is filled by a major chunk of the Capital’s population that likes its share of indulgences. Here are 15 places where you can eat from when you’re in the area.
R-2, DDA Building, District Center, Janak Palace, Janakpuri, New Delhi | 011 33105016
Berco’s has been a name tantamount to Chinese and Thai food for ages. With an extensively loaded menu, the place is reasonably priced and perfect for those Bollywood-film joint family outings.
2nd floor, Unity One, Near Janakpuri West Metro Station, Janakpuri, New Delhi | 011 60600000
This tandoori and grill factory doesn’t require an introduction. The place is loved for its live-grill-on-the-table concept. The food here, without a doubt, is amazing. The menu boasts of an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of which, the dal makhani and kadhai chicken are delicious (in addition to pretty much all their kebabs).
The Midnight Heroes
The Midnight Heroes’s food will compel you to skip dinner in order to feel hungry at midnight. Their menu has something for every kind of taste bud from Chinese to North Indian to fast food items. And that’s not it, the place is perfect for a munchies session with their delectable ‘Hinglish Bites’, which comprises foods like tacos, mezze platter and wings.
C4-D/56-A, Janakpuri, New Delhi | 011 33105968
Queue up at Q Bistro to bite into a plethora of European grubs. The menu, which is essentially a bulk of chalkboards, boasts of foods like pasta, pizza, skewers and lasagna in addition to small bites like fries and cookies. Wash it down with some thick sakes and refreshing iced tea.
B1/1 Community Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi | 011 30806572
Popular for its all day breakfast menu, Café Me is a casual café in the heart of West Delhi. In addition to a loaded mix of Continental grubs, the place is also popular for its delicious boulangerie, which prides itself with droolworthy options like cheesecakes, tea cakes, pastries, and breads.
Da’ Pizza Planet
88A, C2B Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi | 011 65280444/777
A pizza haven, the Da’ Pizza Planet menu here prides itself with toppings like the Hot Zone and Traffic Signal and some gourmet selections like The Grandmaster, Fusion Farm and Olive Garden. It doesn’t stop there, they have a separate ‘Chicken Special’ section with – you guessed it – chicken only toppings.
The Beer Café
Unity One Mall, Second Floor, Unit 206, Janakpuri, New Delhi | 011 25511036
Staying true to its name. The Beer Café is stepping up the beer game this International Beer Day with the Beer Passport. The pub is bringing together a selection of over 50 kinds of beer from 18 countries; and the passport lets your try five distinct beers. The first four from UK, Belgium, Holland & Germany and the fifth one from complimentary from any country of your choice!
C-4B/332-A, Opposite Janak Nursing Home, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58 | 011 64656533; +91 9873182240
Nothing fancy, just a spot that means only burger business. Head over to the Burger Point to satiate all your burger fantasies. Dig into options like the mutton maharaja, veg chili lava, paneer crisp and chicken cheese.
C-1, New Krishna Park, Near Janakpuri West Metro Station, Janakpuri, New Delhi | 011 33105467
Get your food cravings fixed with a trip down to the Food Mechanic. Decked up in huge bolts and gears, the place offers a casual ambience to kickback in. Sit back and enjoy excellent Chinese, Lebanese, North Indian and Italian grubs paired with some heady concoctions.
The Tipsy Project
Plot 4, C Block, Community Centre, Pankha Road, Janakpuri, New Delhi | +91 9599448609; +91 9599338609
The name says it all. Complete with a casual and comfortable décor, The Tipsy Project has a poisonous bar menu packed with a crazy number of cocktails, mocktails, shakes, punches, neat spirits and sheesha. The food menu features some delectable nibbles to pair with your spirits.
B-26 & 27, Community Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi | +91 9999810859/69
A swanky lounge in the populous Janakpuri Community Centre, Bemisaal Reloaded packs an enthralling ambience with its chic and dim-lit décor complete with fancy wooden furniture and cool wall paintings. The food is a blend of Indian, Continental, and Chinese cuisine that packs a delicious punch with dishes like Fish Orly, kebabs, soups, biryani, and gravies.
14, Ground Floor, Satyam Cineplex, District Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi | +91 9899681089; +91 9899400830
Bon Appétit brings to your platter every possible kind of roll from paneer to vegetable to meat. With a menu packed eye-popping variety, the place serves up the best Butter Chicken Roll, Veggie Roll, Keema Roll and Aloo Roll! *Drools*
Midnight Hunger Hub
Yet another midnight savior in the vicinity, Midnight Hunger Hub takes care of all your late night hunger cravings. The place operates from 8PM to 5AM so you can be well fuelled through the night as you binge watch through endless seasons of your favourite TV shows. Their menu boasts of a wide variety of Italian, Asian, North Indian, and fast food options.
The Tangy Tomatoes
20/14, Chhoti Subzi Mandi, Janakpuri, New Delhi | 011 33105432
The Tangy Tomatoes rolls out a number of delightful dishes that includes everything from Chinese soups and authentic pizzas to sandwiches and wraps. You can stuff yourself with everything from Indian specials to Italian authentic grubs. So get your best appetite on and head over there!
The Embassy Restaurant Mini
Shop 4 & 6, Ground Floor, Satyam Cineplex ,District Center, Janakpuri, New Delhi | 011 41645144/3144
A casual dining outlet in Janakpuri’s Satyam Cineplex, The Embassy Mini is a cozy space for everyone looking for a sumptuous and economical meal. The menu offers a mix of heart Indian, Chinese, and Continental foods. There is something for every kind of palate!