7 Dhabas In Delhi That Can Give Hotels A Run For Their Money

The City of the Mughals, Delhi is now the city of foodies who will hog on anything that starts with butter and ends with makhani. Famous for the typical Punjabi dhabas in its outskirts, Delhi itself is home to a number of dhabas. Authentic in feel, these have a variety of foods that’ll make you want more until the end of eternity. With butter chickens, paneer tikkas and butter-laden naans so good, you will go back to these places on foot if you have to.

Kake Da Hotel 


Where: Connaught Place

Very cheekily name ‘hotel’, this place is a humble establishment in the outer circle of Connaught Place. The food needless to say is amazing and worth the wait, which is inevitable. A favorite among the locals, few of Kake’s best dishes include kadhai chicken, keema kaleji, shahi paneer and of course butter chicken.


Bhape Da Hotel


Where: Connaught Place

Located a few shops ahead of Kake Da Hotel, Bhape is proof that Delhi can never have enough dhaba food. This one’s also famous among Delhiites. The prices, even though a tad bit high are never an issue as the lip-smacking food makes up for it. When in Bhape, you have to try their chicken curry, mutton curry and dal makhani.


Rajinder Da Dhaba

malai tikka 

Where: Safdarjung Enclave

Rajinder Da Dhaba at Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi is the most popular Dhaba-style restaurant in Delhi-NCR. It’s a meat lovers’ paradise. Although Rajinder Da Dhaba is located in a plush locality, it’s neither too heavily decorated nor too costly. It’s a simple eat out place which serves delicious non-vegetarian dishes. A few things that you have to order when you are here are the chicken malai tikaa, mutton barra, mutton curry and their signature kalmi chicken.


Laxman Fast Food


Where: Qutub Institutional Area

Jam-packed with students at all times, Laxman Fast Food lives up to the fast in its name. Situated at a road side in IIFT (Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade), Laxman’s has maggis and pastas for a “light” meal and the classic butter chicken, kadhai paneer and roomali roti for more sumptuous meals.


Kwality Dhaba 


Where: Tilak Nagar

This one’s for all the vegetarians. Yes, a pure vegetarian dhaba, go on do your happy dance. With a vast menu and a number of cuisines to choose from, this dhaba is a vegetarian’s delight. A few things that you just can’t miss are the malai rolls, the aloo chur-chur naan and the achari chaap.


Prem Dhaba 

fish tikka


Where: Karol Bagh

Located in West Delhi, this Dhaba is a delightful experience for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Because of its crammed up seating this place is not one for big gathering but the food is worth every hurdle that you may have to cross to eat it. Famous for it’s veg shahi chaap, butter chicken and fish tikka, Prem Dhaba is a must visit.


Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhaba 

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Where: Sadar Bazar

Hidden away in the bustling streets of Sadar Bazar, this dhaba – as the name suggests – if famous for its meat preparations. The place has no seating arrangement but the food is so good that you won’t even miss the chairs. With everything prepared in pure desi ghee, some of the heavenly things that you must try here are the mutton biryani, mutton curry and chicken curry.


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