10 must-try restaurants in India

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Taj Falaknuma Palace, HyderabadAdaa

This imperial property was once home to the Nizams of Hyderabad and is now a Taj Palace Hotel. Adaa is famous for their blend of kebabs, delicate morsels of lamb falling off the nalli and the finger-licking goodness of saffron-laced biryani.


ITC Maurya, New Delhi

The award-winning Bukhara hasn’t changed much over the years and is considered a culinary classic. The luxe rustic setting creates the perfect ambiance for the ITC icon, Bukhara to perfectly exhibit the complex flavours and beautiful textures of the North-West Frontier Province’s cuisine.

Baan Thai

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand has gained a reputation for serving authentic Thai cuisine cooked using the finest of imported ingredients. The décor features traditional Thai elements creating the ideal ambience to dine in.

Le Cirque

The Leela Palace New Delhi, Chanakyapur

The elegance of French cuisine, coupled with the brilliance of Italian fresh platters is Le Cirque’s secret weapon. What’s more, their exclusive menu features over 2,000 fine wines which guarantees a dining experience you’d never forget.

Spice Traders

W Goa

This contemporary restaurant is ideal for those who can’t get enough of Pan-Asian food but are looking for a fresh experience. Spice Traders serve up striking Umami flavours with inventive twists on Asian cuisine by Chef Tanveer Kwatra and co-curator Dawa Lama. The spectacular view from the property, located at Vagator Beach, completes the dining experience.

Royal Vega

ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

Royal Vega brings you treasured vegetarian recipes unearthed from secret home chests that are served up on ornate tableware using the best seasonal ingredients. Now, this is one experience you wouldn’t want to miss.

Thai Pavilion

Vivanta by Taj – President, Mumbai

Thai Pavilion has the honour of introducing Thai cuisine to India almost three decades ago.  Must-try dishes featured in their specials are the Yum Ma Muang (raw mango salad with water chestnuts) and the beautiful John Dory topped with coriander, chilly and peanut in tangy sauce.

Wasabi by Morimoto

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

If experimental Japanese cuisine, fresh seafood and delectable Wasabi flown in from Japan is what you crave, then Wasabi by Morimoto is the place to go. Chef Masaharu Morimoto brings a legacy of refinement to signature dishes such as White Fish Carpaccio, Black Cod Miso and Wasabi Creme Brûlée.

The Spice Route

The Imperial New Delhi

Trailing a spice route through Kerala, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, the Spice Route cooks up culinary narratives that stand out. At The Spice Route, South East Asian delicacies are served in the backdrop of a sylvan courtyard, decorated with traditional Thai sculptures from the Chiang Mai region.

The Flying Elephant

Park Hyatt Chennai

The Flying Elephant is both a visual and a gourmet delight. Park Hyatt Chennai’s Executive Chef, Balaji Natarajan, uses the restaurants famed Sunday brunch to create a visual theatre on your plate.



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