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Food of Lucknow

Lukhnow's cuisine borrows much of its royalty, grandeur and elaborate delicacies from its glittering past, while is vibrant, colourful and sparkling with a rich street food culture. Mughal delicacies like the countless varieties of Kebabs as well as Tikkas, Roomali Roti are the dishes that one must try in Lucknow. They are available in various styles and versions and in almost every food outlet, while the older areas of the city can offer you authentic flavors of the Mughlai food.

Galouti kebabs are a very typical Lucknow specialty - extremely soft mutton kebabs made with chopped papaya. An equally lip-smacking item that you can't miss in Lucknow is the Biryani. Other than these do indulge in Sheermal, Nahari and Kulcha, Kheer, Jalebis, Chaat, Kofta, Samosa, Qulfi, Petha, Kachori and countless more relishes.

Read: A Guide to Street Food of Lucknow

Here are the top 11 restaurants in Lucknow:

1. Tunday Kababi

168/6, Khayali Ganj, Naaz Cinema Road, Aminabad, Lucknow 
Mughlai, Lucknowi
12:30 PM to 11:30 PM
300

This tourist-friendly branch stall and restaurant aims to make the legendary local Tunday Kabab accessible to all. It maintains the authentic street-stall experience, while also offering mutton biryani, tandoori kebabs and other succulent Indian dishes in its restaurant.

2. Falaknuma

Hotel Clarks Avadh, 8, M.G. Marg, Hazratganj, LucknowIndia 
North-Indian, Lucknowi
1 PM to 3:15 PM, 8 PM to 11:30 PM
INR 1600 For Two

3. Mirage restaurant

5/5, 3rd Floor, Park Road, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India 
Snacks
11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
INR 500 For Two

4. Moti Mahal Restaurant

75, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Next to Central Bank of India, Hazratganj, Lucknow 
North Indian, Chinese, South Indian, Pizza, Fast Food, Beverages, Desserts
8 AM to 11:30 PM
800

5. JJ Bakery

1, Sapru Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India 
Bakery, Cafe
9:30 AM to 10 PM
INR 300 For Two

6. Royal Cafe

51, Opposite Sahu Cinema, MG Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow 
North Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Fast Food
11 AM to 11 PM (Mon-Sun)
800

7. Oudhyana

Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow 
Mughlai, Lucknowi
12:30pm ? 2:45pm, 7:30pm ? 11:30pm (Mon-Sun)
3000

8. Brindavan

1A, 1st Floor, Sapru Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow, India 
South-Indian, Chinese
11 AM to 11 PM
INR 250 For Two

9. Naimat Khana

This family restaurant serves homely Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine. A local favourite and hidden gem, it is best known for its authentic Yakhni Pulao, Shahi Tukda, Mutton Korma and Kebabs.

10. Sakhawat

One of the renowned eateries for kebabs in Lucknow, this simple restaurant has been serving the city since 1960. While it is best known for its legendary Shammi Kebab, it serves a succulent variety of Lucknowi biryanis, rogan josh and more.

11. Tunday Kababi (Chowk)

168/6, Khayali Ganj, Naaz Cinema Road, Aminabad, Lucknow 
Mughlai, Lucknowi
12:30 PM to 11:30 PM
300

This 100-year-old stall in the Chowk is the original location that birthed the legendary beef Tunday Kebabs of Lucknow. Being difficult to access, it offers the most inexpensive yet authentic Tunday Kababi experience.

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