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Dilli Diaries: Where & What To Eat When Scouting The Lanes Of Nizamuddin, Delhi


One of Delhi’s oldest residential settlements, Nizamuddin is an iconic area owing to the celebrated dargah, a bustling railway station and delicious food available at almost every nook and corner. Surrounded by major areas like Jangpura and Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin offers a plateful for the kebab as well as Cajun loving palate. Here are 8 restaurants for a food-filled day in this lively area of the Capital.


  1. Karim’s

168/2, Jha House Basti, Nizamuddin West, Nizamuddin, New Delhi-03 | 011 41827871

Generations swear by the authentic food at this eatery known and loved for its signature dishes like the Nihari and Bara Kabab. Karim’s is the go-to place for Mughlai food lovers and kebab fans. With the third generation of Karim Sahib, a royal chef in the kitchens of Bahadur Shah Zafar, Karim has established a reputable image for itself spread over nine outlets in the city.


  1. Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan

3, Building 5, Basti, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin, New Delhi-03 | +91 9899110786; +91 9868182767

Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan is a modest shop located in the lanes of Nizamuddin and is worthy of a visit when craving authentic Kashmiri cuisine. When here do try the Gushtaba and Rogan Josh.


  1. Basil & Thyme

28, Sunder Nagar Market,, Delhi NCR, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi-03 | 011 33105211

Located in the posh, spic and span Sunder Nagar, Basil & Thyme offers delectable Continental food. Decked with elaborate soups, salads and dessert sections, the menu is fancy AF and if you’re one for the swanky roasts and savory crepes, you have to visit this restaurant.


  1. Ghalib Kabab Corner

Shop 57, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin, New Delhi-03 | +91 9810786479

One of the better kabab magnates in the vicinity, Ghalib Kabab Corner is your reason to overdose on the delicacy. Super gentle on your wallet and a powerhouse of flavors, the dishes here include certain specials like Mutton Qurma, Mutton Shami Kabab and Beef Tikka Roll.


  1. Novelty Dairy & Stores

43, Hawkers House, Birbal Road, Jangpura Extension, Jangpura, New Delhi-03 | 011 43584168; 011 24314168

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Novelty is not exactly a restaurant but more of a takeaway kiosk. Nonetheless, the food makes up for the lack of leaning and lounging space. Do try a bite of their famous sandwich served with tangy green chutney.


  1. Number 8

8, Sunder Nagar Market, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi-03 | 011 33105972

A standing contrast to all the other structures around it, Number 8 is a tall woo-exterior building in the Sunder Nagar market that offers a casual and relaxed dining space. Complete with a chocolate brown woody décor and a lax bar, the place is perfect for a casual soiree with your folks. The food is an eclectic blend of Indian, Latin American, European and Oriental to offer something for everyone. 


  1. Masala House

8, Sunder Nagar Market, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi-03 | 011 43583654; 011 46921049

A contemporary Indian restaurant, Masala House offers some excellent North Indian preparations. The New York chain of restaurants offers a soothing ambience coupled with rich dal makhani, malai kofta and the likes.


  1. Kamal’s

K-1, Sunder Nagar Market, Sunder Nagar, Delhi-03 | 011 24358735; 011 24358740

Feed yourself a hoard of delicious vegetarian tikkas, chaaps and everything tandoori at Kamal’s. The place thrives with decadent vegetarian grills and kebabs skewered, roasted and charred to perfection. Some of their specials include mushroom tikka, handi dal and masala chaap.


Up for some kebab and qawwali?

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Binge eater by day and binge watcher by night, Ankita is fluent in food, film, and Internet. When she’s not obsessing over the hottest trends, tacos, and the perfect author’s bio, you can find her under a pile of Jeffery Archer’s novels or looking for the nearest wine shop.

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