Check out The Best Places To Gorge On In Delhi’s Own Little Tibet

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Majnu Ka Tilla (MKT) is the place for good, cheap food. Most of the restaurants are run by Tibetans, and while conversations can get difficult sometimes, the food is always amazing. Located close to Delhi University’s North Campus, the place is populated with students, foreigners, and locals. We went to discover all the hidden food gems, and here’s what we found. Do keep in mind that none of the places serve non-veg on Wednesdays.

How To Reach: The closest metro station to this awesome food hub is Vishwavidyalaya or Vidhan Sabha on the Yellow Line.

Norwang Cafe

Norwang Cafe is the perfect place for dessert and brushes with your friends while enjoying a great view of the city. The vibrant blue and white decor will give you a full-on Greek feel, and their fires with Norwang twist, Indo Chines, and peri-peri pasta is a must-try. They even serve authentic Chinese cuisine, with delectable boba drinks, and have a huge variety of beverages to choose from. You can sit here for hours and they won’t mind, as long as you’ve ordered at least one item, and they're also perfect for large groups.

Price: INR 1,200 for two (approx.)

Timings: 1 PM to 10:30 PM

Dolma House

Buff lovers rejoice; Dolma House has a lot of options, especially for you. This is a small but cosy space in MKT and has a canteen-like vibe with its seating arrangements. We loved the veg balls on a stick with schezwan sauce (a dish even non-vegetarians will love) and the Dolma Special Chowmein. Avoid the Then thukhere (too watery), though do keep a lookout for their specials (listed near the cashier).

Price: INR 1,200 for two (approx.)

Timings: 9 AM to 11 PM  

Sarang Cafe

Sarang Cafe is making a lot of buzz with their scrumptious momos, and other Korean street food like corn dogs. The ambience of the space is very cosy, with artwork all around. We especially like them for their breakfast spread, and they serve one of the best coffees in the vicinity. It is also a co-working space, and do not miss out on their frappes if you have a sweet tooth.

Price: INR 600 for two (approx.)

Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM

Kham Coffee House

We love the cosy interiors and quintessential Tibetan atmosphere inside this café. We are totally nuts about their Almond and Carrot Cake and Lemon and Mint Mojito. If you’re in the mood for conversations, the owner of this café loves to chat about art and Tibet. We’ve heard that their pancakes are great, but they’re only served for breakfast.

Price: INR 850 for two (approx.)

Timings: 7:30 AM to 10 PM

Kalsang Cafe

The most hyped cafe of Majnu Ka Tila at the moment, Kalsang Cafe has a great indoor aesthetic and even better food. The cafe is on the first floor, fairly near to the OG Ama cafe, and has a very traditional, woody decor. We recommend their pizza, mojitos, french toast, momos, and Nutella pancakes. You shouldn't skip their blueberry cheesecake, which will absolutely land on the gates of heaven.

Price: INR 950 for two (approx.)

Timings: 12 PM to 10 PM

Busan Korean Restaurant

Busan is known for its great Korean food. And, if you're trying it for the first time, then we recommend the Bibimbap. Their Pork Momos are a great option too. This eatery is actually known for its pork dishes, so maybe also give the Samgyeopsal a go. 

Price: INR 1,400 for two (approx.)

Timings: 11:30 AM to 10 PM

Tee-Dee

Tee-Dee is a cute, warm and colourful place to gobble up great Tibetan food and chill with your friends. If you're looking to eat something non-vegetarian, try their Buff Chilli or Sliced Pork with Mushrooms with Egg Fried Rice and their Kothe. 

Price: INR 500 for two (approx.)

Timings: 9 AM to 10:30 PM

AMA cafe

AMA Cafe is a great place to grab a good brekkie, and for awesome Instagram-worthy photos (because, yes, its interiors are super cute and the ambience is cosy too). You can go here for a nice Himalayan Breakfast, that'll consist of eggs, aloo khatsa, tomato chutney, and Tibetan bread or even a regular English breakfast too. 

Price: INR 900 for two (approx.)

Timings: 7:30 AM to 10 PM

Koko Restaurant

Another great place to grab good Tibetan food is Koko. You can expect to find great thukpa, pork dishes, and buff dishes here. They also have nice beverages to go with the food like soothing peach teas, lemon tea, and Tibetan tea.

Price: INR 600 for two (approx.)

Timings: 12 PM to 10:30 PM

Nor Yak Cafe & Restro

Nor Yak is somewhere you can go to have that nice cup of Masala chai, a Tibetan breakfast, or egg chowmein, followed by a nice dessert like soft and fluffy brownie.

Price: INR 850 for two (approx.)

Timings: 11:45 AM to 9:30 PM

Rigo Restaurant

Rigo Restaurant is another great place to head to for Tibetan and Chinese dishes. Rigo's known for its Bao Buns, and other traditional dishes like Thukpa or Kimchi, and their Chicken Devil momos. While you're there, also try their apple beer along with the rest of the food. 

Price: INR 1,200 for two (approx.)

Timings: 11 AM to 10 PM

Himalayan Restaurant

Another great place where you should have that glass of apple beer for sure. And, in terms of food, you can definitely give their Thukpa soup, Chicken Momo, Tigmo, Butter Garlic Chicken, Chili Garlic Noodles, and Prawn Chilly as well. 

Price: INR 950 for two (approx.)

Timings: 12 PM to 10 PM

MG Cafe

MG Cafe overlooks the magnificent Signature Bridge and has the most contemporary European aesthetic. The colour scheme of the cafe is very soothing, and apart from the interior decor (that will remind you of Colocal in Dhan Mill) their food is great as well. For breakfast choices, you should definitely have their Shakshouka, and for lunch-friendly options, we recommend their Baking Bad and ravioli.

Price: INR 950 for two (approx.)

Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM

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