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Bagundi (opposite Connaught circus fire station, Connaught Place, delhi)

This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown – dine in, self pick up, home delivery. Read about the previous dining out experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone Tenali … Continue reading Bagundi (opposite Connaught circus fire station, Connaught Place, delhi)

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Tenali – the Andhra kitchen (green park main market, delhi)

This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown. Read about the previous dining out experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone In a NUtshell A nice theme restaurant, great place … Continue reading Tenali – the Andhra kitchen (green park main market, delhi)

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Amar Jyoti restaurant (sarojini nagar market, delhi)

11th july 2020. Our First non 5 star dineout experience after the COVID pandemic lockdown Read about the previous dining out experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – tres spectra threesixtyone In a NUtshell It was more than ‘worth … Continue reading Amar Jyoti restaurant (sarojini nagar market, delhi)

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Pop up by home chef Shaista Iqbal (Diya, Leela ambience gurgaon)

In a NUtshell A lovely dinner of Purani dilli recipes by home chef Shaista Iqbal, loved it. Address & other details: diya Meal for 2: ₹2000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed … Continue reading Pop up by home chef Shaista Iqbal (Diya, Leela ambience gurgaon)

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Anti clock (park inn by radisson, Moolchand, New Delhi)

In a NUtshell: A nice, evening place, with retro live music , serving Indian food (from across the country) by a chef who has thousands of fans in gurgaon – Sushmit Daniels Address & other details: anticlock Meal for 2: … Continue reading Anti clock (park inn by radisson, Moolchand, New Delhi)

Amici (48A, First Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi)

kIn a nutshell: A Chain restaurant that serves very good hand-made food unlike some of the big MNC chains serving similar category average tasting ‘assembly line’ food. Address & other details: Amici Meal for 2: Rs. 600 onwards Cuisine type … Continue reading Amici (48A, First Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi)

Pahalwan Dhaba (near the entrance of Dargah of Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Mehrauli , Delhi)

In a nutshell – A super YUMM ‘bhar pet’ Mughal cuisine lunch for Rs. 247 for 3 people in Delhi, with few dishes much better than the famed Big Boys of Mughal Cuisine like Jawahar or Karims. Address & other … Continue reading Pahalwan Dhaba (near the entrance of Dargah of Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Mehrauli , Delhi)

Dzukou – The tribal Cafe (13A, Rooftop, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi)

In a nutshell:

Surely not for the faint hearted, this is a still undiluted, almost authentic & YUMM Naga food Restaurant with a magnificent view of Hauz Khas.

Dzukou
Dzukou

Address & other details: Too complicated to explain. Just call them, book a table & ask for directions. They respond well. Phone numbers that we called : +91 8447703774, +91 9873306174

A huge painting depicting Tribal people of Nagaland
A huge painting depicting Tribal people of Nagaland

Meal for 2: Rs. 500 onwards

Cuisine type: vegetarian & predominantly nonvegetarian

Short Description – in case u r in a hurry:

The restaurant had something unique to it – It did not have professional service, had no tap water in the otherwise clean loo & we had to climb the stairs for I guess 4 floors (coz like all buildings in the vicinity, it did not have a lift). What the restaurant had instead was a very warm & efficient service – they were not very fluent at English but good enough to have a decent communication. The guy serving us had a smile on his face almost all the while & treated us as if we were a guest to his house. Most importantly, the Naga food was as ‘non Delhi-ized’ as possible. Super liked it & wud surely get back. Someone had the guts to serve super hot Naga food in Delhi – I guess almost same standard as that in Nagaland.

View from the balcony seat
View from the balcony seat

The entrance to the building is thru a narrow ‘gully’ that had a carved wooden door. Before we reached the staircase, we saw a Latin Restaurant, a Japanese snack counter, a Frankie shop & more unimaginable variety of shops coexisting with each other. No one attempted to beautify the staircase. There were no signboards or arrows of the restaurant either, on the way up.

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A huge painting of Naga women standing in traditional attire marked the entrance of the restaurant. As we walked in, we realized there were two sections – a closed Dining Hall with seating area & two additional seats in the balcony.

Painting of Naga women on the staircase landing area
Painting of Naga women on the staircase landing area

On the floor above there was a marvellous open air seating (with a roof). Both the floors had abundant view of the Lake (For the uninitiated, Hauz Khas means Royal Lake. The word ‘Hauz’ means lake & ‘Khas’ means Royal. This lake came into existence at the time of Allauddin Khilji in early 1300s. Beside the lake, there r many 700 year old Historical monuments in this campus, including Feroz Shah Tughlaq’s tomb)

A view from the open top floor
A view from the open top floor

The Dining Hall has traditional paintings & also Handicrafts made of wood & bamboo. The furniture is basic wooden.

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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 / underpriced is not limited to absolute numbers but is related to the taste & the food experience. So, I wud happily part with Rs. 10000 for 2 if I really love the food & … Continue reading Tarami (30 A, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi )