7 ‘Old is Gold’ restaurants in Delhi

Want to know what food did our ancestors had? There are some restaurants in Delhi that still carries the legacies of their ancestors and serves the food that is lost in this world. Also, the taste of the food is out if the world. Take a look at some of these.

1. Al Jawahar

Address
8, Jama Masjid Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, New Delhi

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Named after Jawaharlal Nehru in 1947, as he dropped by for a meal, this is one of the oldest restaurants in Old Delhi. Having a neat seating arrangement upstairs for families, this restaurant is famous for serving Mughlai delicacies. Some recommended dishes are Kaleji Gurda, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Korma, Shami Kabab, Chicken Changezi and Chicken Seekh Kebabs. Also, the best part is eating here won’t be heavy on your pocket. So, treat your taste buds and come here to have a meal like the Mughals.

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2. Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala

Address

1396, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

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Started in 1940, it has just 2 items on the menu – lentil dahi bhalla balls and aloo tikki. This place is known to be the best one to have Dahi Bhallas. Also, the prices are quite reasonable. The only drawback is that you will have to stand and eat as no seating arrangements are available.

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3. Saravana Bhavan

Address

P block, outer circle Connaught Place

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A delight for South Indian Food lovers, Saravana Bhavan was established in 1981. The staff, location, ambiance and most importantly the food are all great. You may have to wait in a queue but it’s worth the wait. Also, the prices won’t burn a hole in your pocket, so you can relax. Though everything is tasty but must try’s are Onion Rava Masala Dosa, Masala Dosa, Sambar Vadai, Rava Kesari and Rava Kichadi.

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4. Bhape Da Hotel

Address

75, Municipal Market, Outer Circle, Opposite Reliance World, Connaught Place, nonvegNew Delhi.

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An Authentic Punjabi Dhaba, it was set up in 1948. It is a heaven for veg as nonveg lovers. The food is prepared in desi ghee and the prices are bearable . Famous for Butter Chicken, Saag Chicken and Daal Makhni, the restaurant is one of its kind.

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5. Changezi Chicken

Address

2614, Churi Walan Jama Masjid, Delhi-06 and 3614, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj.

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Established in 1986 with the name of Hotel Maidah, the name was changed to Changezi Chicken in 1990 after their signature dish. This restaurant is famous for Mughlai and North Indian Food and the taste is lip smacking. Khameeri Roti, Changezi Chicken, Mutton Korma and Zafrani Kheer are some of its highlights.

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Address
6. Cool Point

973, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid.

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Established 25 years ago, Cool point is famous for its desserts. If you are born with a sweet tooth, then this is the place for you. Shahi tukda, Phirni, mango and vanilla ice cream are some of the famous desserts served here. So, after your stomach is full, do come here as there is always a space for dessert.

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7. Haji Mohd. Hussain Fried Chicken

Address

113, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid.

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Famous for serving fried chicken and fish, this was established nearly 40 years ago. The chicken here is mouth-watering being crunchy outside, moist and tender inside. The prices are reasonable.

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amandeep

A believer of 'You only live once so do whatever you love'. Pursuing Mass communication and English Hons. simultaneously, I love to take the paths less travelled by (as inspired by Robert Frost's 'The Road Not Taken' ) . A passionate writer and traveller, I have a great affinity towards food.

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