17 Ultimate Dhabas In Delhi: EatTreat Bucket List

We know that Delhi is flooded with swanky and pretty restaurants these days but you can’t really compete with the earthy charm of the good old dhaba near you. Somedays, you just want to be your desi self and indulge in your desi food in desi style. So for days like these, we’ve got a list of the best dhabas in Delhi that serve great food at affordable prices. Here are 17 of the best dhabas in Delhi that need to be on your bucket list for the days you are craving some desi food!

17 Best Dhabas In Delhi

1. Bhape Da Hotel, Connaught Place

This is one of the most legendary restaurants in CP which has been serving delicious Saag Meat and Butter Chicken for many years. This place can be a little crowded during weekends. Otherwise, it is a small family restaurant which has been serving the best non-vegetarian food in CP. 

What to have: Chicken Tandoori, Paneer Tikka, Malai Kofta, Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken 

Perfect for: Family Outings

HEAD TO 75, Municipal Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +919811921616

2. The Fauji Dhaba, Sainik Farms

Loved by the working professional, Fauji Dhaba is a magnet for everyone working in that locality. This pocket-friendly outlet, Fauji Dhaba offers drool-worthy Kadhai Chicken and Fauji Special Handi Chicken. 

What to have: Kadhai Chicken Roll, Paneer Makhani, Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken, Kadhai Chicken

Perfect for: Home Delivery 

HEAD TO Shop 4 69 IGNOU Road, Paryavaran Complex, Saidulajab, Sainik Farms, New Delhi, Delhi NCR
SAY HELLO AT  +919953250200
3. Kake Da Hotel, Connaught Place

Kake Da Hotel in CP is always buzzing with the movement of customers and waiters. Finding Kake Da Hotel in CP isn’t difficult because it is located at the outer circle and has a huge red board with its name imprinted on it. In fact, if you are thinking of going there on a weekend, just follow the crowd and you’ll reach your spot. There are a bunch of other restaurants in the same line, but Kake Da Hotel is the most popular one of the lot. 

What to have: Chicken Curry, Brain Curry, Kadhai Paneer, Dal Makhani

Perfect for: Family Outings

HEAD TO 67, Municipal Market, Connaught Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +911123411580
4. Handi Chaddeyaan Di, Connaught Place

Not many people are aware of this dhaba, that is why it is one of the underrated places serving delicious North Indian food. Their Butter Chicken is amazing which is not very sweet or spicy, just the perfect balance which people should definitely try. Even their Dal Makhni and paneer are worth trying. 

What to have: Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken, Mutton Seekh, Punjab Tangri

Perfect for: Dinner With Friends

HEAD TO 59, Municipal Market, Connaught Circus, Connaught Place, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +919811929427, +919667677427
5. Kake Di Hatti, Chandni Chowk

Known for its king-sized naans, Kake Di Hatti has built itself a reputation for serving high-quality simplistic food. The service and quality here, even though there's a steady rush at all times of the day, never fail to impress. Blended with aromatic spices and high-quality ingredients, their vegetarian dishes are loved by all.

What to have: Soya Chaap, Dal Makhani, Kake Naan

Perfect for: Dinner With Friends 

HEAD TO  22, Church Mission Rd, Katra Ghel, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT 011 43552754
6. Prem Di Hatti, Rajouri Garden

Prem Di Hatti has been around since 1977 and its spot-on location makes it an easy favourite for those in the vicinity to stop by for a plate of the mouth-watering chole bhature, which is available only for a meagre price of Rs 40. Apart from the delicacy, you can also indulge in the Office Thali which is a hit among office-goers and don't forget to try the desi Rajma Chawal. 

What to have: Rajma Chawal, Kadhai Paneer, Shahi Paneer & Naan

Perfect for: Vegetarians

HEAD TO J-1/162, Opposite City Square Mall, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +919311666006, +919310444004
7. National Dhaba, Connaught Place

It is a good alternative to Kake Da Hotel and is as old as Kake Da Dhaba CP. The only difference is that Kake Da Hotel enjoys the privilege of being a more popular eatery and hence draws a crazy crowd. Whereas the food at National is much better when it comes to the quality and the taste. The price is also similar to that of Kake and you don’t have to wait much for your chance. One should definitely try their Brain Curry in the Winter.

What to have: Brain Curry, Chicken Saag, Kadhai Paneer with Keema Naan

Perfect for: Wheelchair Accessible

Suggested By: Shivangana Vasudeva, Food & Lifestyle Savant

HEAD TO 82 & 83, NDMC Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +911123418778

8. Ajit Khalsa Dhaba, Chattarpur

Situated just opposite the very popular Tivoli Gardens in Chattarpur, Ajit Khalsa Dhaba gives you proper dhaba feel. With a very basic decor, the fragrance of authentic dhaba style food being cooked in desi ghee and quick service, it is perfect when you are craving North Indian food and you are short of cash. 

What to have: Butter Chicken, Mutton Curry, Lacha Parantha

Perfect for: Home Delivery 

Suggested By: Gurpreet Singh Tikku, Influencer

HEAD TO Opposite Tivoli Garden, Chhattarpur Main Road, Chhatarpur, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +911126808434, +919999228099
9. Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhaba, Sadar Bazaar

The original Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhaba has been in business for over four decades now. They’ve been serving dish after dish of their awesome Desi Ghee Chicken and Mutton Curry that are so rich and delicious, that the whole world freezes over for a few minutes when you have these dishes with their Khameeri roti. The outlet in Sadar Bazar gets sold out within a few hours of opening the shop for the day, and you can usually see a long line of people waiting to get their hands.

What to have: Desi Ghee Chicken, Mutton Curry, Khameeri roti

Perfect for: Home Delivery

Suggested By: Shivangana Vasudeva, Food & Lifestyle Savant

Plot No 5820/42, Sadar Bazar, Delhi - 110006, Subhash Chowk, Near Sadar Thana
SAY HELLO AT  9210839917
10. Jawahar Hotel, Jama Masjid

Situated next to the famous Al Jawahar, Jawahar Hotel serves similar cuisine but is not as popular. The place, unlike other eateries situated in the same vicinity, is popular for breakfast. 

What to have: Nahari, Chicken Fry, Mutton Raan, Brain Curry

Perfect for: Mughlai Breakfast 

Suggested By: Pawan Soni, Food & Travel Writer

HEAD TO Gate 1, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +919910871876
11. Mitra Da Daba, Tilak Nagar

This humble outlet serves typical dhaba style North Indian food and has a quality and taste like no other place. They present their offerings in generous amounts and with loads of onions and green chillies-just the way we like it. 

What to have: Malai Tikka, Chole Chawal, Aloo Matar, Raita

Perfect for: Vegetarians

HEAD TO 24/12, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +918505970302
12. Kwality Dhaba, Ashok Nagar

Kwality Dhaba in Subhash Nagar is a paradise for vegetarians. It is not your proper dhaba though, as they have a well spaced out seating arrangement with proper chairs and tables. Customers are very satisfied with the quantity and quality of the food. Kwality offers a huge variety for vegetarisns and the food is quiet economical too. 

What to have: Tawan Chaap, Spring Rolls, Kadhai Paneer, Malai Chaap

Perfect for: Vegetarians

HEAD TO WZ-38, Uggarsain Market, Ashok Nagar, Subhash Nagar, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +919818993635, +911125133056
13. Green Bhojnalya, Janakpuri

For the days when you want to gorge on homemade food at affordable price, look no further than Green Bhojnalya. The Dal Makhani, naan and paranthas served here are dripping with cream and butter- absolute bliss! 

What to have: Dal Makhani, Kadhai Paneer, Aloo Matar

Perfect for: Vegetarians

HEAD TO WZ 62F/3, Possangi Pur Market, Near A 4, C Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  011 65264333
14. Laxman Dhaba, Qutab Institutional Area

A hidden food joint strategically placed right opposite the IIFT College is Laxman Fast Food which is popularly known as Laxman Dhaba. Laxman Fast Food at Qutub Institutional Area is very popular among all the college students. It is quite the haunt for people looking out for the ultimate dhaba food and chai experience.

What to have: Sexy Chicken, Macaroni, Keema Parantha, Paneer Parantha

Perfect for: College Students, Outdoor Seating

HEAD TO F-113, Opposite Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +919818967110, +919818057230

15. Moolchand Paranthe, Lajpat Nagar 4

Hot and loaded parathas with a tall glass of lassi are the perfect first thing in the morning. With their enticing selection of stuffed parathas, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.

What to have: Chicken Parantha

Perfect for: Budget Eats, Desi Breakfast 

HEAD TO Moolchand Metro Station, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT +91 9871734042
16. Five Star Dhaba, Mayapuri Phase 2

Well, we would not really give this place five stars but it definitely is a decent dhaba serving vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food. It is a tiny dhaba with limited seating space and staff too. You can go with a friend or two but not the whole group. 

What to have: Keema Meat, Chicken Tangri, Dal Rice, Shahi Paneer Rice

Perfect for: Outdoor Seating 

HEAD TO EA 5, Maya Enclave, Hari Nagar, Mayapuri Phase 2, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +919210063450
17. Ved Dhaba, Kamla Nagar

Located near North Campus, this Dhaba attracts students who can't shell out too much for a meal. The service here is impeccable and the food similar to that cooked at your home. This dhaba is appropriate for binging in the middle of a busy workday. 

What to have: Dal Makhani, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta, Naan

Perfect for: Vegetarians

HEAD TO 5307, Shree Ram Bhavan, Chandrawal Road, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi
SAY HELLO AT  +911123850931, +919899930789
These were some of the best places to head to if you're craving the delicious and tempting dhaba style food in Delhi. 

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