Travel to the southeast to green Vietnam, popular for its light food with robust flavours. Hold on, hold on now! You don’t have to open up your jam-packed iCalendar just yet and fret over your lack of free time. We’re not talking about taking a three and a half hour tiring flight, when the roads of Delhi will take you directly to the lakes of Hanoi or the narrow alleys of Ho Chi Minh City. Restaurants in the city are now serving exquisite Vietnamese dishes that will keep you wanting more.

Blue Ginger 

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By far our best go-to place for downright authentic Vietnamese food. The décor is surreal with blue and golden colours that take you away from the chaos and stress of work. The chef uses only extremely fresh produce and you can tell so from the hearty flavours of his dishes. The staff is friendly and they are also well-versed with the menu, so if you are looking for a complete fine-dining experience, this is the place for you.

DSSC Recommends: Phó – This dish is Vietnam for you on a plate. We recommend this for its strong, earthy flavours that will make you feel like a lemon tree in Ha Long Bay.

Where: Taj Palace Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Contact: 011 66503665

Price: INR 4,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12.30pm – 2.45pm, 6.30pm – 11.45pm

Asia Central

Great food that won’t burn a hole in your pocket is what you’ll find here. If you’re seeking comfort in food, head straight to Asia Central without batting an eyelid. Big city, fast-paced life means you can’t always afford a holiday, but you sure as hell deserve good, authentic food.

DSSC Recommends: Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls – not many places can serve a good rice paper roll for it’s a tricky dish to whip up. Nothing is fried or cooked, it’s all about the real flavours of produce. Our kudos to Asia Central for being brave enough to serve these bad boys up, and serving them right.

Where: Shahpur Jat

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: +91 9015665555

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 1am

Diva Spiced

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A DSSC favourite. Chef Ritu Dalmia is one of the few chefs in Delhi that has played a huge part in revamping its food scene and bringing authentic flavours to your dining table. She really understands the pleasure food can induce, so we think you should hop over to her restaurant and try the Asian Tapas, an awesome style of serving food that lets you try many different dishes in small bites.

DSSC Recommends: Rice Paper Rolls filled with Enoki – these healthy bites of sheer deliciousness are our favourite dish on the menu. We bet they’ll be yours too!

Where: 79 & 80, Meherchand Market, Lodhi Road

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Contact: 011 49051837

Price: INR 2,500 {without alcohol}; INR 4,500 {with alcohol}

Timings: 11.30am – 11.30pm


It’s ironic that this place is called Honk, because what it offers is the complete opposite. With peaceful and serene interiors and delicate food, a meal here will make you feel like you’ve just stepped out of a spa retreat. We also suggest this place for its location – it’s tucked away close to the airport and away from the hustle-bustle of city life.

DSSC Recommends: Ma Po Tofu – we realise that tofu is an acquired taste, but this dish has a black bean and spicy sauce that will even switch tofu haters to lovers!

Where: Asset 2, Aerocity Hospitality District, IGI Airport

Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Aerocity

Contact: 011 46080839

Price: INR 3,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 7pm – 12am


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We recommend this place because it’s one of the few authentic Asian restaurants in Dwarka serving different dishes that you don’t often find on the menu of a Vietnamese restaurant. Parts of their interiors are pagoda-inspired, which will give a slightly spiritual touch to your dining experience.

DSSC Recommends: Braised Water Chestnuts, Pak Choi and Bamboo Shoots – now where else have you seen these beauties?

Where: Radisson Blu, Plot 4, Sector 13, Dwarka

Nearest Metro Station: Dwarka Sector 13

Contact: 011 30908000

Price: INR 3,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12.30pm – 2.45pm, 7 pm – 11.30pm

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