6 Nights in New Delhi
Following on from my posts about Mumbai and Jodhpur, I'll also be in New Delhi for 6 nights in February and am after some more chowhounder advice!
See original Mumbai thread for more background:
I'm hoping to get advice on dinner options - we'll be staying at the Shangri-la Hotel hotel on Connaught Place for 3 nights, and the Hyatt Regency hotel on Bhikaiji Cama Place, so bonus points for restaurants nearby either ;)
The only promising lead I have found myself so far is a place called Sarvanan Bhavan - any info on this or other places would be great :D
I visit Delhi several times a year and eat out a lot. The Hyatt where you will stay has two wonderful restaurants - the Italian and the Chinese, if you are getting tired of Indian food. It's a good place to stay and I go every time I'm in Delhi just to eat too.
I've only been to the Nizamuddin Karim's and it wasn't great; it's a creepy part of town at night, and I wouldn't go back. Perhaps the one in Old Delhi (near the Jama Masjid) is better.
Many of the best restaurants in town are in the five-star hotels; you are much less likely to get ill there too. Any Indian restaurant in a five-star hotel will be excellent.
Many people rave about Bukhara in the Maurya - it's a fantastic hotel (I'll be staying there in a couple of weeks) but Bukhara is way over-priced.
KARIM'S is awesome. They have a few location's. I went to both the one near Jama Masjid and the one in Nizamuddin (the Sufi quarter) I think both are worth visiting. The original location has alot of soul and is a great place to rest after touring Chadni Chowk/Red Fort/Jama Masjid. Nizamuddin is a more appropriate dinner destination.
I say the Afgan BBQ is dynamite. Siekh Kebab to die for and their Kulfi is spot on as well. Butter Chicken is pretty rockin too.
I also hit a place called PUNJABI BY NATURE. A little more upscale...flat screen TV's showing ESPN Asia. The roast leg of lamb is terrific, so are the Tandoori Prawns.
Lastly, hit the Gol Market one night. They have guys with tandoor's in the street. chicken fresh from the fire with lime and onions....stellar!
That's a good start, many thanks Rango!
Karim's certainly looks good, so that's now on the list :)
Gole Market also may be worth a look in, but I can't find a great deal of info about it elsewhere on the web, and the photos on wikipedia seem to be of some empty streets! Do you have any more info or links about it?