The monumental shift in the way people approach street food has been evolutionary. Jodhpur is known for its lip-smacking street food and classic dining restaurants which have taken its traditional food to another level. Here are the top places to knock for in the city:
Jodhpur Cuisine is synonymous with spice, chilly, street food and rich culture of sweets. There are some items the city has on its menu which are brimming with colour, festivity and spices. One cannot come to Jodhpur and not try the almost staple and yet exciting in every bite, Mirchi Bada, Mawa Kachori and Pyaaz Kachori. Almost as popular and a must try item is Makhaniya Lassi.
Jodhpur is an equal paradise for those who love deserts- except that sweets will not just be the end of your course but are as significant as the entire meal itself and have a vibrant food culture about them. The popular indulges here are Besan ki Chakki, Mave ki Kachori, Motichoor Ke Laddu and Maakhan Vade.
If you want a taste of the wild street side slurries and Slurpees, head down to Sojati gate where the bustling market surrounds various local eating joints for desi snacks and drinks at very affordable rates. Another popular area is the Sardarpura market which provides a customised range of food items and dining restaurants such as Gypsy. If you want to dine in with your family or friends for brunch or dinner, restaurants such as Indique, Omelette shop, Jharokha and Nirvana that have classy decors and mouth-watering food for an exquisite experience. They are moderately expensive and offers you a wide range of service. If you want something more on the barbeque side, head down 2 kilometres down south of Jodhpur to On The Rocks for a hearty meal with extra mayonnaise. Savour your sweet tooth at Janta Sweet House with a cherry to top your meals.
Gypsy Dining Hall
12PM-4PM & 7PM-10PM
INR 200-400 for two
The restaurant is situated in the market area in Sardarpura. The place offers a very varied menu from Pan Indian, traditional thalis, Italian, Continental to Chinese dishes. It's one of the popular and well-known joints in the city.
689 9-C Road, Near Hotel Apex International, Sardarpura, Jodhpur
Chinese, Indian, Continental
INR 200-500 for two
Located smartly just in front of Railway Station, Kalinga offers famous Rajasthani Laal Maans ( A spicy mutton curry ) which is a specialty of this place. With the Traditional Indian ambiance and soft music played in the background, this restaurant is a very decent place to dine out with family.
Opp Rajiv Gandhi SahkariÊBhawan,Near Railway Station,Jodhpur,Rajasthan 342001
Rajasthani, South-Indian, Desserts, Snacks
INR 80-150 for two
The most recommended and reputed sweet and namkeen shop in Jodhpur, Janta Sweet Home offers traditional sweets and Rajasthani snacks at very reasonable prices. Mawa ki Kachori, Malai Ghevar, Mirchi badas, papads, dry fruits are also served here.
Station Road, Ratanada, Jodhpur
INR 500-700 for two
Offering the exalted view of Gulab Sagar Lake, Clock Tower and Jodhpur Fort, this rooftop restaurant is a place worth visiting. From butter chicken, chicken tikka, dal Makhani, garlic Naan to rogan gosh, dark chocolate brownie, Indique is the right place for an enjoyable experience which is 'not-so-heavy' on your pocket.
Terrace Area, Hotel Pal Haveli, Gulab Sagar, Jodhpur
Jhankar Choti Haveli
Chinese, Indian, Continental
INR 120-500 for two
With a very relaxing and soothing ambiance and a subtle traditional touch to the surroundings, Jhankar Choti Haveli restaurant is an apt place for foodies in the city. The menu offers popular and basic dishes of various cuisines with the perfect flavors. A place worth visiting once at least.
Makarana Mohalla,Near Fort,Behind Clock Tower,Gulab Sagar,Jodhpur,Rajasthan 342001
Darikhana at RAAS Jodhpur
INR 2500-3000 for two
For a romantic candle lit dinner and a flattening, royal and luxurious experience with your loved one, this is the perfect place to be. Located at the base of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, this unique restaurant offers dim light sitting arrangement next to the pool. The cuisines include authentic Indian, Asian and International cuisines. Though a bit on expensive side, it's is a place worth a visit.
Tunwarji Ka Jhalara, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur
INR 300-500 for two
Enjoy the beautiful views of Mehrangarh Fort and the blue city from this rooftop restaurant. With authentic servings of Rajasthani dishes and traditional North Indian thalis, Jharokha is a fun and enjoyable place to dine out with family and friends.
Ground Floor, Hotel Haveli, Makrana Mohalla, Jaisalmer
INR 500 for two
With an open Garden area for a serene dining experience and to enjoy authentic Indian food, Garden Restaurant is the place to be . A bit on the higher side of budget, the place also offers romantic candle lit dinner date for couples. The traditional dance and music shows also take place in the evenings.
Airport Road, Panch Batti Circle, Raika Bagh Train Station area, Jodhpur