Varun posted on 25th March

Okhla Ind Estate Phase 3: Eateries To Take You From Dawn To Dusk

Okhla Phase 3 is laid out over 100 acres, and is a modest industrial sector that houses various MNCs, call centres, BPO’s, showrooms and media group operations. Unlike Cyber Hub, this industrial sector does not have many dine-in cafés and restaurants, but relies solely on take-away joints and popular dhabas.

Next time you’re in Phase 3, here’s our recommendations


Vikram Food Dhaba

Although Phase 3 is dotted with dhabas and small tea shops, Vikram’s dhaba stands out. Consider it the ideal place to grab the perfect cup of tea, seasoned with ginger, along with a fluffy omelette–bread, egg Maggi masala or gigantic home-style parathas with a dollop of butter to compliment it.

The must-have here is the Double Egg paratha and the popular savoury snack they prepare with chips, bhel, namkeen, onion, tomatoes and chillies. Vikram likes to call it ‘bhasad.

Where: Shop No. 40, near the NDTV office

Price: INR 150 for two people {approx.}

Timings: 8am – 9pm

Contact: +91 9958823938

Dosa Inc.

Dosa Inc. is a south Indian food truck which serves freshly made uttapams, crispy masala dosas and steaming idlis dipped in coconut chutney and sambar. Great for a meal on the go, you can keep up with their truck stops on Facebook here.

Where: Opposite Plot 204, Radio City {at lunch; it moves around  otherwise}

Price: INR 250 for 2 people {approx.}

Timings: 9am – 7pm

Contact: +91 9211188877


Parmeshwar Food Corner

The perfect place to order greasy north Indian delicacies such as chicken biryani, butter chicken, palak paneer and Dal Makhani.

Where: Plot 84, Near Modi Mill

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Timings: 8am – 11pm

Contact: 011 41615991

The Chameleon Car

This start-up is run by a couple of hotel management students who’ve quit working in five-star establishments and are serving fresh hot piping food in Okhla Phase 3 instead. They function out of the boot of their Omni and have a different menu lined up for every day of the week.

From Rajma Raseeley to Dum Chicken Biryani, except a small but delicious lunch that does not weigh on your pocket.

Where: Right Opposite Plot 202, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Price :INR 200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 3pm

China Town

A Chinese van, this offers juicy and fulfilling chicken momo, chilli garlic potatoes, Manchurian chicken, egg fried rice and Garlic chicken Noodles. Don’t leave without trying the Pan-tossed Chicken Momo.

Where: Plot 201, Near Yes Bank

Price: INR 450 for two {approx.}

Timings: 9am – 11pm

Contact: +91 9873949499

Fast Food Restaurants

Chamunda Cafe

Another north Indian spot to dine at, Chamunda serves up the perfect Rajma Chawal, chicken curry, Butter Paneer Masala, chole-kulche and even gajar ka halwa for the ideal sweet endings.

Where: Plot No 22

Price: INR 450 for two {approx.}

Timings: 8am – 10pm

Contact: 011 26916823

Evening Snacks

Buddy’s Broasters

Delivers juicy chicken burgers, wraps and heavenly French fries to satisfy your 4pm hunger pangs.

Where: Plot 217A, First Floor

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Contact: 011 40509900

Chaayos Delivery

Delivers tea with a wide selection of condiments as well as sandwiches, Bun Maska and Keema Pav thrown into the mix.

Where: Phase 4 {Delivers anywhere nearby}

Price: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Timings: 9am – 7pm

Contact: 011 32551234 {Download their app for discounts}

The Chameleon Car - Part II

That’s right! The Car that serves north Indian food during lunch hours transforms into a mini Chinese café in the evening. The fried momo are a crowd puller, and you can often spot a small huddle around the boot of the vehicle at tea time.

Where: Right Opposite Plot 202, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Price: INR 200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 4pm – 7 pm


Desi Tandoori Cafe

Catering primarily to north Indian taste buds, this joint is well-known for its tandoori chicken and paneer tikkas.

Where: Opposite Plot No. 82, Near Modi Mill Compound

Price: INR 350 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact: +91 9711089201

China Bowls

Stop by or order in the popular Chicken Sweet Corn Soup, Chicken Pepper Salt, chicken momo, and chopsuey. We also enjoy their thukpas and Thai curries.

Where: Plot 46, Opposite Hindustan Power Projects

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 9.30am – 10pm

Contact: +91 8826100575

VFC Express

Offers a variety of options for different moods, ranging from sandwiches to Chinese food and even north Indian. Their chocolate brownies are not to be missed, for a quick sweet fix.

Where: Shop No. 1, Opposite ESI Dispensary

Price: INR 450 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11.30am – 10.30pm

Contact: +91 9990610537

The industrial area also draws in a number of tailored tiffin delivery services across offices—if you still want more, all you need to do is walk around and you will be greeted by fresh fruit-chaat stalls, ice cream carts, nimbu paani and the quintessential summer drink: coconut water.