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Best North Indian Restaurants in Chandigarh to Bowl You Over

It's no secret that great food and sampling local cuisine is one of the great joys that a city has to offer to its people. Chandigarh the new-age city, caters exceptionally in the world of culinary with its superior restaurants and cafes. There are also numerous little eateries serving rustic yet absolutely delicious local food, where you wouldn’t mind sitting at a roadside table to dig into hot parathas or a refreshing glass of lassi.

Below are the best restaurants serving north Indian fare in the city:

Swagat Restaurant and Bar:

A family restaurant, Swagat boasts of elegantly furnished interiors and décor. It is known especially for its delicious North Indian and Mughlai delicacies which are sensational. It has excellent service and courteous staff. If you are looking to spend some nice family time while munching on your favorite North Indian meal, Swagat in Chandigarh is the right place for you.

Must try - Chicken Ghee Roast, Mutton Sukka, Chettinad Biryani, appam, and Ceylon Parottas. Location - SCO 7, Madhya Marg, Sector 26

Pal Dhaba:

One of the oldest eating establishments in Chandigarh, The Pal Dhaba has lived up to its popularity for all the right reasons. The food here is aromatic with gob-smacking flavors. Quite famous with Bollywood celebrities, the Dhaba enjoys a cult following among the locals as well. Their butter chicken in Chandigarh is famous for the perfect North Indian taste.

Must try - Kadai Paneer, Dal Makhani, Rogan Josh

Location - SCO 151 & 152, Sector 28

Ghazal Restaurant:

One of the best fine dining restaurants in Chandigarh, Ghazal serves excellent Indian food of the best quality. It has a rather old-world charm to it and offers an unparalleled dining experience. The place has a fine menu of Mughlai classics including chicken and mutton, plus some well-prepared Continental and Chinese dishes. The highlight of the menu is their platter of Non-Vegetarian and Vegetarian appetizers. Ghazal definitely packs a gourmet dining experience that leaves little to be desired.

Must try - Vegetable Jalfrezi, Butter Chicken and Manchurian,

Location - SCO 189-191, Sector 17 C, Chandigarh.


Dastarkhan offers a royal culinary experience in the city beautiful. Housed inside Fort Ramgarh, a luxurious heritage hotel, this place offers an extensive multi-cuisine menu. The staff extends exemplary Rajput Hospitality clad in Rajput attire. Offering substantial variety across all cuisines, you can also opt for their burgers and sandwiches which are equally scrumptious. Dastarkhan promises great taste and is a must-visit for all the foodies.

Must-try Items: Dal Bukhara, Paneer Tikka, Chocolate Truffle Pudding

Location - Panchkula, Chandigarh


Serving North Indian and Mughlai food, Pashtun is one of the most popular names out there in Chandigarh. It offers a buffet experience with its value-for-money. The food served here is excellent. Pashtun offers live music in the form of a band. Pashtun is given a traditional North West frontier appeal. It has an ethnic Indian ambiance complete with paintings on the wall and a recurring copper hue. So, head over to Pashtun, next time you feel like having a curry.

Must try: Hell energy beverage, Rogan Josh, and Murg Pashtuni biryani.

Location: Elante Mall, Industrial Area Phase 1

The Lalit Hotel:

The Lalit Hotel is a 24-hour buffet restaurant offering a delectable array of cuisines from North Indian and continental to Pan-Asian specialties. It provides an exquisite view of the Shivalik mountain range and greenery. With its opulent and lavish interiors, it is one of the highest-rated restaurants in the Tricity. It satisfies every palate and is the perfect place to dine out with your friends or family.

Must-Try: Butter Chicken and Mud Cake

Location: Rajiv Gandhi IT Park, Near DLF Commercial Complex, Chandigarh

Indulge in the pleasures of mouth-watering dishes served by some of these iconic restaurants and experience the richness and authenticity of North Indian food in Chandigarh.

Enjoy food and have a great visit!

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