Rich in history, Ahmedabad is an astonishing metropolis in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is a fascinating city to visit for its stunning buildings, old quarter, museums, night markets, and of course restaurants. This list explores Ahmedabad’s 10 best restaurants and local eats.
Located on the rooftop of a beautiful Indo-Baroque heritage mansion dating from the 1920s, namely the House of MG, Agashiye offers the very best of fine dining in the middle of the old town. There is no menu in the traditional sense. Instead, all throughout the meal, attentive waiters keep bringing a succession of delicious vegetarian Gujarati food to the table which together constitute the Thali. Guests are free to eat as much as they want from their favourite dishes, and drink non-alcoholic drinks which are included in the price. For a contemporary Gujarati experience at its best, set in an impressive decor, Agashiye is the right place.
Swati Snacks does a tremendous job offering the most authentic and traditional Gujarati food in town. This restaurant is very popular among local residents and visitors alike, who head here to experience a top-class Gujarati culinary adventure. Must tries in the menu include, the tasty patra, the daal bati, the handvo, and the dhokla. Those with a sweet tooth should try the sukhadi sweet and the fresh sugarcane juice which are both to die for. Food at Swati Snacks is always mouthwatering.
Vishala is a haven of relaxation, peace and wholesome food in an open air restaurant setting. It provides an accurate reflection of traditional Indian village life, both in the design of the place where guests sit on mud floors; and in the warm and hospitable way waiters treat their guests. The food is also based on village staples, and aims to be low on fat by including baked and roasted foods, greens, sprouted salads, and other healthy ingredients. .
Located in the luxury Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, The Eatery is a multi-cuisine restaurant. It offers a variety of tasty meals, quick bites and good coffee in a casual setting. But it is most famous for its breakfast buffet. The buffet is extensive, and including many delicious Continental treats along with every Gujarati delicacy you could dream of having for breakfast. The restaurant also caters to non-vegetarians, and has an à la carte menu for those wishing to order individual dishes.
For a real taste of South Indian cuisine in Ahmedabad, Dakshinayan is the perfect restaurant to head to. Mouth-watering dosas, idlis, pongals, utapas, sambhars, gulaab jamuns, Dakshinayan has it all. To add to this, they offer a variety of tasty chutneys to accompany the main dishes. And to end a meal, there is also authentic South Indian filter coffee. Service is fast and efficient, and the ambiance very casual. The food is what makes the place. It is by far the best place to experience South Indian cuisine in the city.
An absolute favourite for Mughlai food, Moti Mahal will delight any food lover’s taste buds. Located right in the heart of the city near Ahmedabad’s railway station, the restaurant is so popular that waiting lines can be long, even on weekdays. However, the food is definitely worth the wait. Biryani mutton and foil chicken are must tries in this non-vegetarian paradise. A wide-ranging menu at reasonable prices.
An exquisite place to have the authentic Gujarati thali, Gordhan Thal is a stunning restaurant which specialises in traditional local cuisine. Sit down and relax while a variety of savoury and sweet dishes is brought to you. Make sure to go on an empty stomach as these meals are quite hearty and the food is so tasty that you will probably want to have a little of everything. The ambiance and service are exceptional too.
Toran Dining Hall is a big name when it comes to tasty traditional Gujarati thali. Overlooking a beautiful garden, the restaurant is clean and cosy. Guests get good value for money, with endless servings of Gujarati food at its best, which taste just like home-made food. Service is fast, and the thali menu quite diverse. For those in search of authentic regional cuisine and unlimited servings of traditional Gujarati food, Toran Dining Hall comes in highly recommended.
Rajwadu is another restaurant aiming to recreate the Indian village atmosphere. It takes its inspiration from walled villages with beautiful stone walls, many plants, open courtyards, water features and pavilions. The courtyards are also provide a stage for folk performers. This place caters for those who want a rustic dining experience in a comfortable environment, with no cross-legged sitting on mud floors involved! Dishes, mostly from the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, are all mouthwatering and authentic.
Located in the well-known Fortune Landmark hotel, Earthen Oven is an Indian restaurant offering the very best of North Indian and North West Frontier regional cuisines. Thanks to its location on the top floor of the hotel and wide windows, guests can enjoy a memorable dining experience while looking at the Sabarmati River and Ashram Road skyline. The house specialty is the very tasty Dahi Kebab. However, unlike other kebab places, Earthen Oven offers an extensive range of incredibly good main courses too. Must tries besides the famous Dahi Kebab, include the delicious Nalli Gosht, the Sikandari Raan and their dal.