Shillong fosters the flavours, colours, elements and popular dishes of an authentic Meghalayan cuisine. Do try the local preparations such as Tungtab which is a preparation of fermented dry fish, a wide variety of Momos, Tarumbai, which are fermented beans as well as the very popular Dohneiiong, a preparation of pork using local spices.
You must also indulge in Kyat which is a beverage prepared from rice. A traditional and refreshing item is the Kwai prepared from betel nuts. Other than these Shillong's restaurants have enough choices from Chinese, Indian and Tibetan cuisines.

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Restaurants in Shillong

Cafe Shillong



INR 150 For Two for two

A fun place to hang out with friends, Caf Shillong offers delicious food and is especially known for its lip smacking vegetarian momos, delightful shakes and the steaks.

L.P. Building Niit Building, Main Road, Laitumkhrah, Shillong, 3642505759

Delhi Mistan Bhandar


INR 100 For Two for two

Delhi Mishtan Bhandar is a well known sweet shop offering lassis, snacks, halwas and jalebis.

Near Hotel Centre Point, Police Bazaar, Shillong

City Hut Family Dhaba

Indian, Chinese, Barbecue


INR 200-350 For Two for two

With a wide variety of cuisines such as Tandoori, South Indian, Chinese, Mexican and Continental, City Hut promises quality food. Vegetarians can go for Tawa Sabzi with Parantha or some delicious Tandoori dishes.

Earle Holiday Home, Oakland Raod, Shillong

Ginger Restaurant

Continental, Indian


INR 200-250 For Two for two

Ginger is known to be the trendiest eating-out restaurant in Shillong, located in the most popular hotel of Shillong, The Polo Towers. It serves authentic Indian and Continental with very reasonable prices. A very trendy cream-leather seating arrangement has been set up for a comfortable dining experience.

Hotel Polo Towers, Polo Grounds, Shillong

La Galerie

Chinese, Indian, Continental

INR 300-350 For Two for two

The restaurant is part of the Center Point Hotel in Police Bazaar in the heart of Shillong. This contemporary restaurant has been divided into booths and serves lip-smacking Indian, Chinese and Continental food.

Hotel Centre Point, Police Bazaar, Shillong

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