Steaming Idlis (rice cakes), crisp Dosas (rice pancakes) and wholesome Sambhar Rice (lentil curry and rice); for any of these authentic South Indian specialties, Dasaprakash is your destination. Since 1921, this purely vegetarian restaurant has been serving its patrons with freshly prepared delicacies from South India. Seated in this friendly ambiance, diners can relish a complete South Indian meal (an assorted platter of different curries, rice and sweets), while the variety of ice-cream flavors available are the best way to end the lavish course. With dignified personalities like Indira Gandhi, Dr. Morarji Desai, Maharaja of Travancore, Dr. V.V.Giri and Jacqueline Kennedy having been earlier guests, the quality and service provided here needs no further explanation.
Picture yourself seated, one breezy evening on a roof top that offers scenic views of the Jaipur skyline. You sit back enjoying a lively folk dance performance, while delicious aromas wafting from the open kitchen, whet your appetite! Welcome to just another evening at the rooftop restaurant of Umaid Bhawan. The friendly wait staff and chef here take special care, right from the preparation of each dish, to the way it is served. Delectable meat preparations served with fresh naan will take your taste buds for a culinary ride, while the vegetarian platter is an absolute delight in its own right. Seated under regal mini canopies and being served dish after dish of authentic Rajasthani cuisine, what more could one want? A reason perhaps, to return for more!
Not to be confused with its namesake, the Jal Mahal Palace, this Jal Mahal is actually a multi-cuisine restaurant located within the Trident. Just off the lobby, Jal Mahal is elegance personified with its chic decor of marble flooring and glass walls, raising quite a few appreciative eyebrows. Set against a panoramic backdrop of the Aravali Mountains and Mansagar lake, your dining experience here surely offers you much more than delicious fare. A Continental breakfast, a scrumptious Italian lunch or a flavorful Indian feast for dinner; variety is what Jal Mahal thrives on. With more than three rotational fine dining menus, coupled with resident chefs who deliver on every count, a visit here is recommended to all.
In a city where every nook and corner manifests intricate Rajasthani art, Kasbah comes as a real surprise. This restaurant-cum-lounge allows diners a glimpse into the melting pot of diverse culture and art in Morocco. Striking fuchsia, blue and yellow hues along with traditional Moroccan furniture dominate the dimly lit ambiance. Aptly complementing the restaurant theme, the cuisine here has a heavy Mediterranean influence with Chicken Shabaramol and the Mezze Platter being the popular pick with regulars. Mojitos and Margaritas are for those who like to play it safe with formulaic cocktails. But if you'd like a drag of the Sheeshas (tobacco pipes), Kasbah surely offers an interesting selection. Balmy evenings, divine meal preparations and a spacious patio; could anyone ask for more?
Treat yourself to eclectic Rajasthani and Continental cuisine served at Jaipur's Mandawa Haveli restaurant. The interiors of this place may not be not opulent, but this is suitably compensated by the dishes, beautifully prepared and presented onto your table. 'Gattha Gari' (Fried Gram Flour Dumplings), 'Pappad Ki Sabzi' (Fried Poppadums in Curry) and 'Lal Maas Curry' (Red Meat Curry) are a must try among the traditional Rajasthani dishes. Wash these down with a glass of red wine or vodka to complete the delightful course. Also for those who cannot afford the indulgence of a leisurely meal, Mandawa Haveli also offers quick takeout and delivery services for patrons who are always on the go.
Four Seasons restaurant may not be a fine dining option, but is definitely an unpretentious setting for a quiet meal with family and friends. From the South Indian Masala Dosas to North Indian delicacies including Chhole Bature, Kulcha, Paneer and Tandoor specialties, this place offers authentic flavors to its guests. International visitors get a chance to taste local dishes and are also offered an interesting fare of burgers, Mushroom Chowmein, Baked Baby Corn with Capsicum and pizzas. While you're here, you can also try out the exotic specialties dished out by the experienced chefs Mohan and Leo. A purely vegetarian restaurant, this place assures you a good time on every occasion.
With splendorous places and expansive history to be explored, Niros Restaurant is yet another addition to your Jaipur itinerary. Since 1949, this place has been serving traditional Rajasthani cuisine along with an equally tempting fare of Chinese and Continental specialties. The Rajasthani Shola, Lal Maas and Murgh Malai Kebab rank amongst the most popular dishes out here, and the sizzling tandooris are definitely not worth a miss. The selection of beverages, including the refreshing beers and wines, are the best way to complete this exotic culinary experience!
True to its name, Indiana serves up authentic Indian flavors day in and day out, with much finesse. This cozy eatery also pleases the taste buds of international visitors by dishing out a lip smacking array of Chinese and Continental cuisine. If you drop by in the afternoon, you might just encounter a partially deserted restaurant. But post 7 pm, diners troop in to sink into the colorful outdoor seating, and gorge on butter-splattered Kulchas, Cottage Cheese specialties and other exotic preparations. The highlight here would undoubtedly be the folk dancers who gyrate to the rhythms of Rajasthani musicians, making this a memorable dining experience in Jaipur.
Gauri is a popular RTDC restaurant in Jaipur that serves delicious Indian fare. Here, the South Indian snacks are a hit among patrons. The adjacent room named Ming serves Chinese cuisine with an Indian twist. Try the Hong Kong Fried Rice, best complemented with steaming Manchurians or Paneer Chilly. All of these are served in a friendly atmosphere which satiates diners and keeps them coming back for more.