The Best Restaurants In Guwahati, India

Guwahati, Assam, India
Guwahati, Assam, India | Photo by Navarun Baishya on Unsplash
Shreyas Kulkarni

The city of Guwahati is the gateway to the Northeast. A charming city where food is sacred and eating is a ritual. The food is cooked with utmost simplicity keeping in harmony with nature and the humble lifestyle of the inhabitants. We pick some must-visit restaurants in Guwahati.

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Paradise is one of the oldest restaurants in Guwahati, an iconic restaurant that has served perhaps generations of the same family and made each one of them come back for more. Paradise is often credited for bringing traditional Assamese cuisine into the mainstream. One will always find it crowded despite its two-floored seating area. Decorated with traditional bamboo items and regional objects, it has an atmosphere of simplicity which represents the lifestyle followed by the Assamese people. The thali (full meal) is the most famous offering they have, order it to understand the rich flavours of Assamese food.


Tucked inside the Dynasty Hotel, dining at Tandoor is a regal experience. Tandoor is well known; it’s long established and hasn’t dropped its level of service and the quality of its food. The food is mainly North Indian with some Assamese dishes available. There is beautiful artwork on the walls along with well-cushioned sofas and tables, and servers are dressed immaculately in Mughal uniforms. If this wasn’t enough, the soft Indian music played in the background takes the whole experience up a notch making it a grand affair.

Red Hot Chilli Pepper

Red Hot Chilli Pepper is Guwahati’s premier place for fine dining and Chinese cuisine. It has a nice and calm ambience leaving one to his or her own thoughts. The restaurant is also one of those few ones which serve authentic Chinese dishes without adding any local twist, a big plus point.

Makhan Bhog

One of Guwahati’s favourite vegetarian restaurants, Makhan Bhog is the place to go for some no-fuss delicious vegetarian dishes at affordable prices. They serve North Indian, Chinese and Indian snacks. The restaurant is often filled with college students due to its affordability mixed with quality. It is quite classy with simple decor and cheerful service, and one of the best places to experience Indian snacks with friends and family.


Ushabhan is a premier fine dining restaurant in Guwahati, located in the Brahmaputra Ashok. This multi-cuisine restaurant provides the best setting for an intimate dinner or for an outing with the family. The interiors are top notch and the service is excellent. The restaurant serves dishes from North India, China and Europe, all beautifully presented.


Recipes is a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Dispur area of Guwahati. They serve the best North Indian and Mughlai cuisine in Guwahati. It has a perfectly dimly lit atmosphere and there is often a musician playing. Dishes are perfectly balanced, with just the right amount of spice. A must visit restaurant when in Guwahati.


Beatrix was once a local hangout for college students; today it’s a classy restaurant. The interiors are quite funky with illustrations on the wall and the red table linens make a striking feature. The restaurant serves North Indian and Chinese fare along with fast food, the food is tasty and prepared by experienced chefs. A fun place to visit and have lunch.

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