Khyen Chyen (Shop 19, Ground Floor, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: A tiny restaurant with beautiful décor, great service that serves YUMM Kashmiri food. Address & other details:  Khyen Chyen Meal for 2: Rs. 600 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored reviews. YUMMRAJ believes … Continue reading Khyen Chyen (Shop 19, Ground Floor, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon)

Bite Club (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.biteclub)

In a nutshell: Super cool concept – place order thru an app / call & someone delivers home cooked YUMM food made by housewives / home chefs – different menu every day, every meal. Address & other details:  Bite club. Facebook page: Bite club Meal for 2: Rs. 300 onwards (each dish approx Rs. 250-300) Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by … Continue reading Bite Club (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.biteclub)

Matamaal (Takeaway, Belvedere Park, DLF Phase 3, behind Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: Outstanding ‘home cooked’ kashmiri Hindu cuisine ‘take away’ where food has to b ordered a day in advance. The wait is more than worth it. Address & other details: Pls see card below Facebook page: Matamaal Twitter Handle: Matamaal Easy way to order food from here for 2 people is thru Bite Club. They also have an android app but ios is not … Continue reading Matamaal (Takeaway, Belvedere Park, DLF Phase 3, behind Cyber Hub, Gurgaon)

Mughal mahal (7, Sethi Bhawan, Rajendra Place, New Delhi)

In a nutshell: A fading Legend, this restaurant has a complete retro look, has ‘non smiling’ servers who have been around for a while & serves average food. Address & other details: Mughal Mahal Meal for 2: Rs. 1200 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the … Continue reading Mughal mahal (7, Sethi Bhawan, Rajendra Place, New Delhi)

Ahad Sons (3A, Behind Mother Dairy booth, Uday Park market, near Siri fort, Delhi)

In a nutshell: A ‘home delivery/takeaway’ only place that serves authentic & super YUMM Kashmiri food in Delhi – it’s a pity they do not have a sit-in restaurant . Address & other details: Ahad Sons Address: 3 A, August Kranti Marg, Masjid Moth, Uday Park, New Delhi, DL 110049 Phone: 011 2625 8036 , 011 625 3642, 625 6017 (In case u do not … Continue reading Ahad Sons (3A, Behind Mother Dairy booth, Uday Park market, near Siri fort, Delhi)

Drift (Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: A multi-cuisine restaurant serving some good but not great Asian, the best Kashmiri food in town, very good North Indian & pretty average American food – a selection from different specialty restaurants of the Old World Hospitality group that runs All American Diner, Chor Bizarre, Oriental Octopus etc. Address & other details: Drift Meal for 2: Rs. 800 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian … Continue reading Drift (Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon)

Maal Gaadi (GF 147, Sushant Vyapar Kendra, Phase 1, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: A super tiny neat & clean restaurant with a see thru kitchen that serves a whole list of Indian regional food (more North Indian options) that is good to taste but not necessarily authentic & surely not the ‘best I have had so far’ kind. Considering this to be a neighbourhood shop, it surely scores way above most neighbourhood shops of that … Continue reading Maal Gaadi (GF 147, Sushant Vyapar Kendra, Phase 1, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon)

Kashmiri Kitchen (Beside Metro Pillar No. 109, Near Ghitorni Metro Station, MG Road, Ghitorni, New Delhi)

In a nutshell: A tiny beautifully done restaurant that serves good (but short of wow) Kashmiri curries & some pretty average reheated snacks / starters. For non foodies / those not much exposed to Kasmiri cuisine / non Indian Guests, the curries might b very enjoyable as it is. Address & other details: Kashmiri Kitchen Meal for 2: Rs. 500 onwards Cuisine type: vegetarian & … Continue reading Kashmiri Kitchen (Beside Metro Pillar No. 109, Near Ghitorni Metro Station, MG Road, Ghitorni, New Delhi)

Tarami (30 A, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi )

In a nutshell: Good décor & ambience, well mannered staff, overpriced food, smelly old meats consistently in all dishes, non authentic taste in general, with a few exceptions. Address & other details: Tarami Meal for 2: Rs. 1800 Tarami platter, Rs. 800 onwards for 2 alacarte Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Short Description – In case u r in a hurry: My perception of overpriced … Continue reading Tarami (30 A, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi )

Chor Bizarre (Hotel Broadway, 4/15 A Asaf Ali Road, near Dilli Gate, Delhi)

In a nutshell:

Best Kashmiri Food in Delhi & an unforgettable experience that must not be missed by anyone visiting Delhi specially non Indians & NRIs – a good selection of dishes from the 30+ course famed Kashmiri Wazwan & also food from other places in India, Old World Service & a unique & curious decor.

inside Chor Bizarre – A vintage car acts as a street-food buffet

Address & other details: Chor Bizarre

Meal for 2: Rs. 700 onwards

Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

The Restaurant is situated in the Ground floor of Hotel Broadway in Old Delhi. Its name ‘Chor Bizarre’ refers to “Chor Bazar’ which means ‘Thieves market’. Everything in the restaurant has a reason to be ther. All table – chair combos look different & the cutlery is different as well. The wall – furniture & other knick knacks r one of their kind. The menu card says ‘ If u like a particular piece of cutlery / item, just ask ur waiter – He might offer a price & u can go back home with just not a dinner but a piece of memory’.

the interiors of Chor Bizarre

An unforgettable sight in the Restaurant is a vintage car turned into a ‘chhat corner’ – Streedfood buffet atop a vintage car.

buffet on a vintage car – at Chor Bizarre

As I mentioned, this is a must-visit for everone visiting Delhi, specially for all non Indians & NRIs. A concept restaurant that stands out from the rest & whose uniqueness & attention to detail makes the experience unforgettable. I wud say that the person who conceptualized this is a genius & a huge applause also goes to the guys who executed this.

They also organize food walks, heritage walks etc. YUMMRAJ recommends all non Indian / NRI Guests to visit this place for food & the experience. Infact, during the whole evening, we were the only Indian diners!!!!

General view of the Dining Hall at Chor Bizarre

The detailed menu card of this place pleasantly surprised me. It listed food from all parts of India & mentioned the same as well. However the highlight of this place is Kashmiri food – This is a cuisine that not too many Restaurants serve & it is a cuisine that not too many restaurants have the caliber to make. In fact, the traditional Wazwan chefs called ‘Wazas’ rarely share their secret recipes with Restaurants.

the interesting menu card of Chor Bizarre

Wazwan is a multi-course meat heavy meal in Kashmiri cuisine, the preparation of which is considered an art and a point of pride in Kashmir. Guests are seated traditionally on the floor, in groups of four and share the meal out of a large metal plate called the tarami.

Chor Bizarre menu card has a subset of the full 30+ course dishes. They however organize a full course Wazwan for minimum of 20 Guests – all u have to do is to call them in advance &they will arrange for the same. They organize this in the traditional manner in which one has to sit on carpets on floor & share the food.

The service is Old World – The waiting staff is not necessarily a ‘Hotel Management’ Graduate but has that old world manners, knowledge, warmth, authority & relationship. That’s quite a rare experience nowadays.

Bar menu in a bottle that opens into half!!!!! at Chor Bizarre

We ordered for a Kashmiri platter ‘Tarami’ – turned out to be the best Kashmiri platter in Delhi NCR – haaq (saag), Gushtaba (hand pounded meat balls), Roganjosh, Rajma, Tabak Maaz (Kashmiri style fried lamb ribs), crispy fried lotus stem, Kashmiri kukkad (chicken) on a bed of long grained perfectly cooked rice. We also tried palak rishta & an excellent nadru (Kamal Kakri / lotus stem) yakhni. A mooli akhrot dip (radish + walnut) served with the food was superb. Finished the meal with very good phirni (dessert) & Kahwa (Kashmiri tea). Even the mouth-freshner was presented in a very interesting way.

Mooli akhrot dip – served at Chor Bizarre

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