Where to Score Exotic Eats on a Budget

Saaniya posted on 14 January

Looking for some grub from across the world but got no cash to back it up? We at LBB have the cure for you, with our list of restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, for the student {or anyone really} on a budget.

Afghan Darbar Restaurant

Located in the crowded lanes of Lajpat Nagar II, this restaurant is the endgame when it comes to cheap Afghani cuisine in Delhi. Try the Qabuli Uzbeki and pair it up with the Mantu, given with the customary side dish of lentils with naan.

Fast Food Restaurants

E-96, Lajpat Nagar 2, New Delhi

Sam’s Café

The legendary Sam’s in Paharganj: Strike this one off your bucket list post sampling the falafel {served with pita and hummus} and the schnitzel. Plus point? The great view you get of both the jumbling mess that is Paharganj, and the pristine space that is Connaught Place. Minus Point? Not everything on their menu is good, so choose wisely.


Vivek Hotel, Main Bazaar, Paharganj, New Delhi

The Shim Tur

For when you’re in the mood for some sushi and/or authentic egg rolls, traipse over to this rooftop café after dodging shady lanes and dubious staircases. Try the Japchae Bap, a sumptuous dish of fried noodles and veggies on rice.


Navrang Guest House, 2nd Floor, Main Bazaar, Paharganj, New Delhi

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When craving some Japanese, Thai or Chinese, step on over here {right next to the famous Gulati’s} and stuff yourself on the Kung Pao Chicken and the Prawn Fried Rice. Also- with serving hours up to 1:30 am, it’s hard to give this place a miss.

Casual Dining

9, Pandara Road Market, India Gate, New Delhi

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Ama’s Café

A popular haven among North Campus folks, this restaurant located in the heart of Delhi’s Little Tibet is a winner for the Vegetable Thenthuk, Pork/Buff Shabta, chicken momos and the tingmo.


Delhi’s best-kept open secret, this counter serves sushi boxes to eat, as well as to go. Try the Maki box with the Miso soup and the Prawn Tempura.

Fast Food Restaurants

Select CityWalk, 1st Floor, Saket, New Delhi