Mame da Dhaba (U 1/1, DLF Phase 3, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell:

Some Super YUMM, someYUMM & some not so YUMM Vegetarian Punjabi Dhaba food in Gurgaon at unbelievable prices, with the owner & his family at the shop floor at all times to attend to customers.

Long shot of Mame da Dhaba - the front side is the dining room & the hind side is the kitchen.
Long shot of Mame da Dhaba – the front side is the dining room & the hind side is the kitchen.

Address & other details: As u enter the one way road of DLF Phase 3 from beside Gateway tower (Jahajwali building), u come across a building on the left that has RBS. Take the road on the left as soon as the RBS building ends. Mame da Dhaba is just less than 50 meters into that road.

Superb Paneer Tikkas freshly tandoored & served
Superb Paneer Tikkas freshly tandoored & served

Meal for 2: Rs. 150 onwards

Cuisine type: vegetarian

Short Description – in case u r in a hurry:

This tiny eatery looks pretty unimpressive from outside. However, it is pretty neat & clean within. There is seating for 10 persons at any point of time – One has to share tables with strangers. Might sound odd but believe me, once the YUMM food arrives, people just stop talking & eat till they r full.

Aloo methi
Aloo methi

Outside, near the road there is a juice counter. The tandoor is also right beside the entrance.

Service is pretty fast. The owner is on the shop floor at all times & so is his family (most of the time). The owner supervises , takes home delivery orders on phone, manages the cash box, at times lends a hand to serving & at times to clearing plates as well. Staff members r quite good & r experts in fast service.

The owner supervising the open Kitchen – standing in the Dining Hall

The 3 page menu card has a real long list of items. I wonder how they manage it. Stock-outs however happen ‘ aaj ye item khatam ho gaya ji’.

Menu card with home delivery numbers as well

Some of the food items we had were extraordinarily good. Others were just good. One of the six dishes was suboptimal.

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Bikanervala (sector 29, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell :

Pretty Good north indian vegetarian cuisine – jack of all trades masters of none.

Address & Company website: Bikanervala

Cuisine type: Vegetarian

Food for 2 – Rs. 200 onwards

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

This is one of the largest eateries in Gurgaon in terms of sheer size. It’s a very good place to happily eat out at low cost & buy sweets as well. I would not say that any of the food available is the ‘best I have ever had’ but almost all are good & surely much better than average. To list a few,poori subzi for breakfast, Ghar wali thali, Speciality Thali, Paneer tikka, Aloo tikki, tandoori platter, pao bhaji, kali daal, Jalebis, select bengali sweets, motichur ke laddoo, kalakand are some of the best that u get in Gurgaon. However, as I mentioned, I have had better in some or the other place (specialists).

They also serve Chindian (Indian version of Chinese food which the Chinese National have never heard about e.g. Veg Manchurian etc), South Indian, Bakery items (bekaar eee) & a lot of good bhujias in pre packs that u can buy over the counter.

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