We like to think you can tell how modern a city is by the number of cuisines you can eat in it. Lucky for us, we live in Delhi where, compared to even a decade ago, we can now enjoy a variety of international cuisines, without ever leaving our city.

Here’s our list of where to get the food you crave.

Korean: Gung the Palace

Gung the Palace is as close to authentic Korean cuisine as you’re going to get in Delhi. They have a vast meaty menu {vegetarians, you may want to skip this one}. We especially recommend the hot pot dish So Bulgogi {marinated beef with glass noodles and vegetables}.

Where: 28, City Centre, Near Crown Plaza Hotel, Sector 29, Gurgaon; Green Park market

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk; Green Park

Timings: 12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 11pm

Price: INR 2,500 for two without alcohol {approx.}

Contact: +91 9811911925

Find out more here.

Tibetan: Yeti

yeti1 #LBBBestOf World Cuisine in DelhiApart from the usual Thukpa and Shabalay, you can try the lesser-known Tibetan delicacies here. At a loss? Try the Gyuma {mutton sausages} or better still, the Tibetan Platter {Gyuma, Lowa, Cheley, Shapta and Tingmo}. If you’re vegetarian, the Crispy Spinach is a must have.

Where: Shop no M20, M Block Market, GK 2

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Timings: 12.30pm – 11.15pm

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 41657868 {GK 2}

Japanese: Wasabi

One of the first restaurants to serve Japanese cuisine in the city, Wasabi has us hooked to its range of sushi, appetisers {don’t miss the Rock Shrimp Tempura}, Udon Noodles and Black Cod Miso.

PS: If you’re looking for a slightly more affordable option without compromising on the authenticity, you could also check out Tamura.

Where: The Taj Mahal Hotel, 1, Mansingh Road

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Timings: 12.30pm – 2.30pm; 7pm – 11.30pm

Price: INR 6,000 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 66513585, 011 66513584

Peruvian: The Public Affair

publicaffair1 #LBBBestOf World Cuisine in DelhiAlthough the menu at The Public Affair is primarily American, you can find some Peruvian dishes here that will give you a a taste of the cuisine. We recommend the Ceviche.

Where: 67-68, Khan Market

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Timings: 12pm – 1am

Price: INR 1,800 for two

Contact: +91 9811152722

American: Johnny Rockets

Start your meal here with American Fries, Rocket Wings and Chicken Tenders. Follow this up with sliders or burgers {we particularly like The Houston} and wash it all down with one of their signature thick ice cream shakes- the Apple Pie shake is a winner.

Where: For a complete list of outlets, click here.

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

French: Le Bistro du Parc

lebistro #LBBBestOf World Cuisine in DelhiThis quaint restaurant in Defence Colony has an ever-changing menu which is written on a chalk board. Choose from delights such as the Pistachio Crusted Chicken Liver Parfait, Crispy Farm Pork Belly and the Chocolate Delice. Paired with their fine choice of wines, you’re bound to have a good time.

#LBBTip: They have Jazz Nights almost every Wednesday so you may want to time your visit to Le Bistro du Parc accordingly.

Where: A 57, 58 & 59, Moolchand Market, Defence Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Timings: 12pm – 4pm; 7pm – 11.30pm

Price: INR 1,800 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 46780080

Ethiopian: Ethiopian Cultural Centre

Possibly the only place in the city where you can get authentic Ethiopian food, the Ethiopian Cultural Centre is simply decorated and gets to the point- the food. They encourage first time visitors to try Injera {the Ethiopian staple bread} and Doro Wat, often referred to as the country’s national dish. Doro Wat is a chicken dish full of deep, rich flavours. They offer veg and non-veg options, with the non-veg menu being heavy on mutton dishes.

Where: 7/50 G, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri

Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan

Timings: 11am – 10.30pm

Price: Prices vary, available on request

Contact: +91 9811415235

Spanish: Sevilla

sevilla21 #LBBBestOf World Cuisine in DelhiTapas, wood-fired pizza and a charming outdoor area complete with gazebos, Sevilla is the ideal place for a date. While you’re gazing into each other’s eyes, we recommend getting some flatbread {from Catalana} and Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks. And of course, the paella. When it comes to the drinks, ask their in-house sommelier for their best pairings.

Where: 12 Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road {Aurangzeb Road}

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Timings: 7pm – 11.45pm

Price: INR 4,500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 39555096, +91 9971718208

British: Elma’s

Included for their breakfast menu, Elma’s makes a kickass Full English Breakfast. Two eggs, bacon, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms, you couldn’t ask for more. Keeping it English, then have a Traditional British Weekend Roast, an extensive tea selection and some delicious scones.

Where: 31, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas Village; 73, Meherchand Market, Lodhi Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park; JLN Stadium

Timings: 10am – 1am; 10am – 11pm

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 26521020, 011 49050881

Mexican: La Bodega

labodega #LBBBestOf World Cuisine in DelhiThough we keep encountering fast food places which serve tacos and burritos, La Bodega is one of the only restaurants in the city which offers a complete Mexican meal experience. Try the Guacamole {served with homemade chips}, the Duck Leg, the Pulled Pork Tacos and the Tres Leche Cake.

Where: 1st Floor, 29 B, Middle Lane, Khan Market

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Timings: 12pm – 12.30am

Price: INR 1,700 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 43105777, +91 9818229185

Italian: La Piazza

A classic among the elder Delhi dine-out generations, La Piazza is a great spot for Italian. Their meaty mains, delicious pastas and delicate pizzas alone are enough to keep you coming back for more. We’ve really enjoyed their Glazed New Zealand lamb chops, La Piazza pizza and Mixed Seafood Pasta. Paired with a fine wine, everything is all right.

Where: Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

Timings: 12pm – 11.30pm

Price: INR 4,500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 26791234, 011 66771338

Armenian: Lavaash by Saby

lavaash2 #LBBBestOf World Cuisine in DelhiChef Sabyasachi Gorai, through his recently-opened restaurant Lavaash, aims to explore the Armenian influence prevalent in West Bengal during the Industrial Revolution. Try the Lamb Koobideh, the Prawn Tolma and the Orange Pound Cake with Nolen Gur Ice Cream.

Where: H-5/1, Ambawatta One, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 7827044055

Greek: Mykonos

An airy, Greek-themed spot in Shahpur Jat, Mykonos has a lovely setting. The food can be hit and miss, sometimes disappointing, sometimes astounding, but we’ve enjoyed dishes there, over visits. We’ve heard good things about the Lamb with Roast Potatoes and have enjoyed the traditional Tzatziki dip, and veg mezze platter.

Where: 253, Shahpur Jat

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Price: INR 1,250 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 65656002, +91 9560307081

German: Zu Tisch

zutisch #LBBBestOf World Cuisine in DelhiWhen it comes to German cuisine, we stand by Zu Tisch. They’ve got a selection of Wurstl {sausages} which you can get on a platter or in a burger, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Chicken Keftas, German Style Hot Wings and of course, Schnitzel. They’ve also got a wide variety of beer and beer cocktails to go with it all.

Where: 2nd Floor, M-18, M Block Market, GK I

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Timings: 12pm – 1am

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9810885447

Australian: Cafe Kangaroos

Café Kangaroos tackles modern Australian cuisine, and has been doing so with aplomb. Keeping to Aussie traditions, the café focuses on putting out great meat dishes. We hear their Chicken Wings {in BBQ or Ranch sauce} are to die for and their Greek influenced Souvlaki Platter gets rave reviews. Make sure you try their Banoffee Pie before you leave!

Where: G-12, Baani Square Market, South City II, Sector 49, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Price: INR 1,000 for two {approx.}

Contact: 0124 4271222, +91 9811008895

Lebanese: Zizo

zizo #LBBBestOf World Cuisine in DelhiIf you want Lebanese then Zizo is the go-to spot in Delhi. Their classics–the Chicken and Falafal Shawarmas–are both delicious, while they highly recommend their Spicy Hummus. Personally, we enjoyed the Zaatar Man’oushe {a flatbread dish} thoroughly.

Where: K-18 & 22, Connaught Place & Palm Spring Plaza, Sector 54, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk & HUDA City Centre

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 33106056, +91 8527588222

Vietnamese: Blue Ginger 

When it comes to Vietnamese, it’s all about how you can cook your seafood. At Blue Ginger, it is no different. The Steamed Basa with Haricot Bean and Ginger Tomato Chilli Sauce is amazing, as are the Rice Crepes with Shrimp starters. We can’t do Vietnamese without talking about Pho, their traditional aromatic noodle soup, and Blue Ginger does a great Thap Cam {super bowl} Pho.

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

Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan

Timings: 12.30pm – 11.45pm

Price: INR 4,500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 66503665, 011 26110202

Afghani: Afghan Durbar

afghandarbar #LBBBestOf World Cuisine in DelhiIf you’re a meat eater you’re going to love Afghan Durbar. Dhaba-style Afghani fare, they excel at their grills, soft, fluffy rotis and mutton offerings. We’re big fans of the Qubuli Uzbeki {pieces of lamb under a mound of seasoned basmati rice with carrots and raisins}, Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Qorma.

Where: E-96, Lajpat Nagar 2

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar/Moolchand

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 49502058

Chinese: Royal China

You can’t talk Royal China without talking about their dim sum. We usually go there for their Sunday dim sum brunches, but their authentic Chinese fare is pretty spot on too. We love the Crispy Aromatic Duck Pancakes, and the Crispy Seaweed. Their Wasabi Prawns aren’t bad either!

Where: 16th Floor, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Timings: 12pm – 11.30pm

Price: INR 3,000 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 49818000, 011 49818008

Featured image courtesy: Lavaash by Saby


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