11 Oldest Running & Legendary Restaurants in Delhi You Simply Have to Eat at!


Even before Subway, Pizza Hut, Big Chill took over Delhi by storm, there existed some super amazing restaurants in the city. And you know what, they are still as great, serving some delish food and keeping the heritage of our city still intact! And trust us, no amount of newly opened pubs or cafes can change our love for them. So check out these 11 oldest running and legendary restaurants in Delhi still rule our hearts!

1. Khan Chacha

We know like us your love for kebabs and rolls is constant. Our favourite Khan Chacha has been serving the yummiest and juicy rolls since 1972. The Chicken Tikka Roll, Mutton Kakori Roll, and Paneer Roll are amongst the highly recommended. But peeps, their Roomali Roti Rolls is the best as it is totally filled with chutney, fresh stuffings and topped with crunchy raw onions. So drive down right away and satiate those kebab cravings!

Where: 90, Ground Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon; D-3, Connaught Place & Multiple Outlets


2. Gulati

If you love Mughlai cuisine, then we are sure like us Gulati Restaurant is your go-to places! Serving yummiest Butter Chicken, Biryani and Chicken Rara, since 1959, these guys know how to win your heart in one go. Our personal favourite is their Butter Chicken and the Kebabs. Order them up with Roomali Rotis and trust us you are good to go!

Where: 6, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi


3. Karim’s

Situated in the Jama Masjid area, generations by generations just swear by the authentic food at this eatery. Since 1913, Karim’s has been known and loved for its signature dishes like the Nikari and Bara Kabab. Now this place has around 31 (yes, really!) outlets in the town. Already leaving? So, we will see you there!

Where: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid; Shop 30-31, DDA Complex, Road 44, Ranibagh, Pitampura & Other Outlets


4. Wenger’s

A bakery that hardly needs any introduction, Wenger’s has been ruling hearts ever since its inception. It’s is Delhi’s oldest bakery which is situated in the heart of Delhi- Connaught Place. The interiors have an old school taste to it with a huge open kitchen. Whether it is their Chocolate Truffle Cake, Red Velvet pastry or Cookies or Waffles, everything is dreamlike.

Where: Shop No: A/16 Near Inner Circle Road, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi


5. United Coffee House

Conceptualized in 1942, United Coffee House is as pleasing to the eyes as well as to taste buds. If you are a die-hard coffee person, this place is totally for you. They have dishes from around the world, right from North Indian to the Mediterranean to European. Their Caffe Latte and Chicken-a-la-kiev are by far the best! Come drop by to experience it! 

Where: E-15, Connaught Place, New Delhi


6. Kwality

Another iconic restaurant, Kwality is tucked in the heart of Delhi that is known to have established over 60 years back. Till date, the immortal vibe and yummy mouthwatering food haven’t changed. The old and place serve the best Kakori Kebab and Butter Chicken. Do you want to join us?

Where: 7, Regal Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi

7. Moti Mahal

Known to be the first restaurant in India, Moti Mahal brought the flavors of tandoori and Peshawar cuisine to India in 1947. With its palatial interiors, lush greenery and exotic Tandoori dishes, this place is by far our favorite one. Did we mention that this place is believed to be the birthplace of Butter Chicken? This vintage place will certainly never get old!

Where: 3703, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj, New Delhi


8. Sita Ram Diwan Chand

Yes yes, Chole Bhature is the staple brunch dish for all the Delhiites! Sita Ram Diwan Chand in Paharganj is one such shop that started it as a roadside stall and now owns a restaurant. Their soft and fluffy bhaturas with spicy delectable chole served with onion, chutney, and pickle is just irresistible. It’s time to say goodbye to your dieting and head here for a scrumptious meal with your bestie! 

Where: 2246, Near Imperial Cinema, Paharganj, New Delhi


9. Rajinder Da Dhaba

Every true blue Delhiite knows the kind of yummy temptation that follows whenever the name Rajinder Da Dhaba comes up! Serving the mouthwatering kebabs, tikkas for decades, this place is our go-to place whenever we are looking for some tandoori dishes. Their regular specialities like the Murg Malai Tikka, Satay Chicken, Soya Malai Chaap and Dal Rajinder Xpress are some of the dishes that are legendary. Go revel in its magnificence!

Where: AB-14B, Nauroji Nagar Marg, Opposite, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi


10. Roshan Di Kulfi

Located in the middle of Karol Bagh, as the name suggests Roshan Di Kulfi is a legend when it comes to street food and sweets. It would be sheer foolishness to not order Chole Bhature, Cold Pista Badam Kesar Milk and Special Kulfi Faluda Kesar Badam Pista. I am sure you want to have it all. So the next time you are at Karol Bagh, drop by at Roshan Di Kulfi just to relive your childhood memories.

Where: 2816, Ajmal Khan Rd, Block 34P, Beadonpura, Karol Bagh, New Delhi


11. Kake Da Hotel

Lastly, how can we miss out on this legendary place! Kake Da Hotel is easily one of our favourite places for typical North Indian food. Since 1931, this place has been ruling our hearts with their yummy dishes. The aroma of food especially their butter chicken will make you order it! Chicken Seekh Kebab, Dal Makhani, Brain Curry, Paneer Tikka are some of the superb options to hog on. How about you go drop by again at this awesome eatery? 

Where: Shop No. 67, Municipal Market, Connaught Circle, Connaught Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi


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