They say that Rajasthanis make great hosts and the food that they serve is awesome. We at goStops decided to check this theory and spread ourselves out in the Sun City. Based on our experience, here is a list of the 5 best restaurants and cafes in Jodhpur. If you think we have omitted a few eateries, please write to us, we will consider your recommendations.
1. Hanwant Mahal
For those who want to escape the city and its milling crowds, Hanwant Mahal offers them a welcome retreat. Perched on a small hill, this restaurant affords a stunning view of the Jodhpur skyline. And if you are thinking that this eatery is all about sights and sounds of Jodhpur, then perish the thought. While you partake the surrounding of the city, it will be difficult for you to make your choice from the delectable menu laid out in front of you. We assure you that you will be spoilt for choice while being at Hanwant Mahal.
What You Get : Lal Maas, Gatta, Mughlai and Rajasthani Platter, South Indian Thali, Continental food.
Where : Near Umaid Bhawan Palace
Price For Two : INR 1,500 plus taxes
One of the best places to eat in Jodhpur, Indique, at Pal Haveli takes you back to the life and times of the Rajput kings and princes. It sits right under the proud gaze of the Mehrangarh Fort, the seat of the Jodhpur royals. The rooftop restaurant of this Haveli is the Indique which affords you a stunning view of the famous landmarks of Jodhpur like the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower and the magnificent Umaid Palace Hotel. The best time to have a sumptuous meal in this famous rooftop restaurant in Jodhpur is during the evenings when the sky is aglow with stars and the city skyline is adorned with the palaces of this city.
What You Get : Lal Maas, Mohan Mas, Gatte ki Khichdi, Gujarati cuisine, Dal Bati Choorma
Where : Gulab Sagar, near Clock Tower
Price For Two : INR 1,250 plus taxes
3. Kesar Heritage Restaurant
One of the 100 % vegetarian cafes in Jodhpur, the Kesar Heritage Restaurant, offers you wide variety of mouth-watering food. Though there are several restaurants in the city that are vegetarian, what stands out in the favor of Kesar is its proximity to the Clock Tower. Seated on the rooftop of this very traditional café, you can enjoy the various sights and sounds of the Sun City discretely.
What You Get : Paranthas, Dal Bati Choorma, Gatte ki Khichdi, Choorma, Rajasthani Platter, Masala Dosa and Idli
Where : Mehron ka Chowk, Naya Bas, Killikhana
Price For Two : INR 750 plus taxes
4. Shahi Samosa Restaurant
If you want to stuff yourself with the street food in Jodhpur, then you’d better head over to the Shahi Samosa Restaurant.
Okay, this place is definitely not a great place to sit and eat but what makes this restaurant interesting is the huge size of its samosas. Costing INR 15 a piece, these samosas taste the same whether you have them in the mornings, afternoons or the evenings. The oil and potatoes that the folks here use are fresh and not recycled, as is the case with many other street food restaurants and cafes in Jodhpur.
Where : Address: 95/B, Nai Sadak, Clock Tower, Jodhpur
Price : INR 15 for one samosa
Easily one of the best places to eat in Jodhpur, the Gypsy is a foodies’ delight. And there is a reason why it occupies so much of space in one’s hearts and minds.
Do you remember those times when your mom used to ply you with roti, sabzi, raita, daal, chawal, kadhi, etc. when you came back from your hostel? The folks here at the Gypsy pamper you in a similar way! Their menu comprises 29 separate dishes and the Gypsy people lovingly insist that you have all those in one go! This is so loving, right? But wait. If you are thinking that the Gypsy food is costly, then you are mistaken. Food in Jodhpur and not just at Gypsy doesn’t cost you a bomb. For the people of Jodhpur, food is a means of becoming friends with absolute strangers.
What You Get : Pooris, Mix Veg Sabzis, Pulao, Halwa, Parantha, Chapatti, Dal Bati Choorma, Besan ki Kadhi, Boondi Raita, Achar, White Rice, Gate ki Sabzi
Where : 689, 9th C Road, Sardarpura
Price for two : INR 300
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