Jaipur’s extensive food scene has anything and everything to satisfy a gastronome’s culinary desires. From fine-dining establishments to street-side sweet shops and many more culinary hidden gems, dining in Jaipur is always a dynamic and delicious experience. Here’s a selection of the 10 absolute best restaurants in Jaipur that according to us, should be on every foodie's bucket list.
This classic often features at the top of ‘the best laal maas in Jaipur’ discussions. This iconic culinary landmark opened its doors on August 1, 1949, becoming the first Multi-Cuisine Restaurant in Jaipur. This place is true proof of the term ‘old is gold’ 67 years and still running strong!
Cost For two: Rs. 2000
Must-haves: Laal Maas, Vegetable au Gratin, Malai Kofta, Chicken Tangri Kabab and Caramel Custard
A pleasant place for a relaxed date with your ‘Bae’, Cafe Bae with its trendy décor, turquoise blue chairs and quirky colourful cushions is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy their eclectic menu. Their ‘All-Time Breakfast’ and ‘Cafe Bae Binge Boxes’ make for a great cost-effective meal here.
Cost For two: ₹1000
Must-haves: Del Lotus Biscoff Cheese Cake Pastry, Masala Tear N Share Cheese Garlic Bread and Pink Mama Rosa Pasta.
Sample the authentic flavours of Rajasthani 'halwai' delights at this heritage food joint in Jaipur. The prompt service, Crispy, spicy Kachoris and sugar syrup steeped Ghewar make for a great dining experience. Do not forget to get a box of Karchoris packed to take back home!
Cost For two: ₹350
Must-haves: Onion Kachori, Mava Kachori, Mirch Vada, Jalebi, Samosa, Ghewar
This historically significant first ever ‘Indian Coffee House’ chain was set up in 1936, and 1962 in Jaipur. Carrying the old charm proudly, the walls are adorned with pictures of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and other important individuals making this a great hangout for artists, writers, readers, painters and tourists looking to be immersed in our heritage.
Cost For two: ₹ 400
Must-haves: Hot Cream Coffee, Mutton Dosa, Keema Omelette, Cold Coffee with Ice Cream
This place gives a glimpse of traditional Rajasthani culture and entertainment all in one venue, making it the perfect attraction for tourists. Here you can feast on typical yet lavish thalis and platters Rajasthani food in open air settings.
Cost For two: ₹1600
Must-haves: Gatey Ki Sbuzi, Rajasthani Kadhi, Nizami Subz Handi and Jungli Laal Maas.
Famously serving some of Jaipur’s best Mughlai and Tandoori food since 1984, this village Dhaba-themed dining hall caters to all pallets, keep in mind travelers and tourists. Not only are their meaty classics much appreciated, but they also have many toothsome vegetarian dishes as well for their patrons.
Cost For two: ₹1200
Must try’s: Palak Paneer, Afghani chicken, Jaisalmeri Laal Maas and Galouti Kabab
A tandoori chicken fan’s heaven on earth, this age-old place is a must-visit! The kebabs are more than affordable as well, making it a place that attracts people from all over Jaipur and around!
Cost for two: ₹ 300
Must-haves: MM Special Chicken, Chicken Changezi, Chicken Korma and Beda Roti.
Established in 1985, Surya Mahal Restaurant is known for its Rajasthani food and well-curated ‘eat all you can’ thalis. Not into thalis? Not a problem as they have full a la carte portions of their signature dishes as well.
Cost for two: ₹1000
Must-haves: paneer butter masala, creamy kofta, dal makhani, gulab jamun, Rajasthani Thali, Gatte Ki Subzi, Raita
This one-stop destination for native sweets of Jaipur has been going strong since 1957. Their pure ghee made sweet treats and numerous classic namkeens keep the crowds coming back for more.
Cost for two: ₹200
Must-haves: Doodhi ka Halwa, Ghewar Meetha, Rasbari and Laddu Gond
An airy and popular place for cocktails, good food and music make this the perfect weekend hangout. The trendy ambiance and breathtaking views from the rooftop are spectacular as well, adding to the overall experience.
Cost for two: ₹1500
Must-haves: Chicken Green Thai Curry with Steamed Rice, Chilli Chicken Dry, Pesto Chicken Pizza and Chicken Handi Biryani
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