City Hut: Located in Oakland Road in Police Bazaar, the restaurant is styled like a typical village hut, with a chic decor inside, a wishing well, a simulated waterfall with ducks swimming around. The dishes one must try here are the Thalis for which it is famous, momos (Both steamed and fried), Dal Makhani and Mutter Paneer. The North Indian thali costs about INR 250-300. The menu also offers Khasi cuisine, Chinese and Continental options. A meal for two can cost about INR 1000.
Jiva Sizzlers: Among the popular continental and European cuisine restaurants is the Jiva Sizzlers in Police Bazar. With dim lights, nice music and spacious seating arrangement, this place is a must-visit for their lip-smacking pork sizzlers prepared with authentic flavours. Garlic bread, lamb chops, pork chops and soups are a must-try. One can also head to Jiva for breakfast and enjoy the continental breakfast buffet. Meals for two can cost about INR 1000.
Trattoria: This tiny canteen styled eatery in Police Bazaar is well known for the indigenous Naga cuisine that it offers. Even though it is a small eatery, it remains crowded with a huge number of locals and tourists. The bestsellers of Trattoria include Jadoh, Jhur Kleh, Pork Thali and Khasi dishes. Meals for two cost about INR 500.
Red Rice: This is another restaurant in Police Bazaar, specialising in local cuisine. One must try out their pork meals, pork chilly fry, pork momos and all the pork dishes. The meals prepared here have local lentils, local herbs and interesting salads and dips that provide a good meal experience. Meals for two cost about INR 500.
Bread Cafe: Police Bazaar has a lot of cafes and bakeries and one of them that stands out is the Bread Cafe located in GS Road. The bestsellers from the bakery include the delectable cheesecake, Black forest cake, fudgy coffee, cheese croissant and chocolate mousse. The pricing for two is about INR 200.
Eee Cee Bakery: The place is not just a bakery but a full-fledged hotel known to serve excellent mutton keema puffs. Known for its pocket-friendly dishes, it is quite popular among the locals. Eee Cee is an established wholesaler of homemade noodles, baked items and crisps which are supplied to several North-eastern cities. One must try their ginger breadman cookies.
R B Stores: Located in Police Bazaar, this is a little store selling delicious cookies, pastries and baked items. Locals can be seen carrying goodies from the store back home.
Madras Cafe: This is a good vegetarian option in Shillong, where people can try out North and South Indian dishes such as Tomato rice, roast Dosa, Mysore Dosa, fried vadas, uttapams and idlis. Pricing is INR 600 for two.
The Boulevard: Among the few pure vegetarian restaurants in Shillong, The Boulevard is a popular go-to joint for delicious Alu gobhi paranthas, idli sambar, masala Dosa, puri chole, vegetable sandwiches, juices and flitter coffee. Veg thali is a bestseller here. The meal menu is most North Indian but also has Chinese options. A meal at Boulevard costs about INR 800 for two.