Top Restaurants In Dehradun, India

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Shreyas Kulkarni

The capital of the state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun in North India is a charming and yet crowded city. Most people on their way to Mussoorie, Rishikesh or Haridwar make a pit stop here. Here are the best places to eat if you stay in this beautiful place.

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Town Table

Town Table is a charming restaurant loved by all. The restaurant has two seating options: inside or on the rooftop area. The rooftop seating area offers gorgeous views of the city and is a natural choice, especially in the evenings. Here, one can sip a beer and watch the sunset. The restaurant has a cool ambiance and excellent service. They serve North Indian food, Chinese and Continental. The food is delicious and the portions require more than one person to finish them. It’s a great place to have lunch and dinner with friends or family.

Y Cafe and Restaurant

Y café is a brilliant place to visit in the evening. It’s extremely well decorated with bookshelves, curtains and walls adorned with poetic and thoughtful quotations. The menu is filled with exciting items and the most popular ones are marked. Staff members are extremely friendly, and will offer you a board game to try while you wait for your order. The big bully burger is a must-try.


Flavours is a very well-known restaurant in Dehradun. The restaurant is famous for its butter chicken and dal makhani, a popular Indian cuisine. Prices are quite cheap, staff is polite and the service is well-managed. The food is tasty and ranges from tandoori dishes to chopsuey. The bar does not lag behind and serves liquor without burning a hole in your pocket. Interiors are simple yet inviting and apt for a casual dining experience.

Black Pepper

With a cave-themed setting, Black Pepper is an interesting restaurant. It serves delicious North Indian food and if one wants to have tasty tandoori chicken, then this is the place to be. The service is prompt and quick with the owner often coming up the tables to inquire about the customer’s satisfaction. The bar menu is enticing, too, with a variety of wines and imported champagne.


Prez is the one restaurant which has stood the test of time and changing tastes of people. The reason is their scrumptious food. It is a popular place with the school kids of Dehradun, and the small interiors get pretty cramped and fill quickly on the weekend. The restaurant serves North India, Chinese and continental fare, with the latter particularly recommended.

Moti Mahal

Established in 1967, Moti Mahal restaurant is often considered as the one of the best restaurants in Dehradun. The restaurant has created a niche of its own and has managed to maintain it for all these years. The menu features North Indian and Rajasthani fare. They dishes tend to be a bit on the spicier side, but are still delicious. Try the Goan fish curry, it tastes like heaven.


Located five kilometers from Dehradun, this restaurant is located in the beautiful scenic Rajpur. Situated on a mountain cliff with a mountain river flowing just 150 meters below, one can easily hear the stream while enjoying the tasty food they serve. Orchard is famous for its Tibetan and Thai cuisines. The momos and soups are delicious and the service is brilliant. It’s a great place with breathtaking views, perfect for lunch on Sunday.


Muse is one of Dehradun’s best fine-dining restaurants. They have a small and cozy seating area and an open kitchen where one can see the orders being prepared to perfection. The restaurant has a classy ambiance, the service is pretty good, and the menu is varied. However, the pasta is the dish to come for – it’s the best in Dehradun.

Kalsang Friends Corner

Kalsang Friends Corner is famous in Dehradun, well known for its Indian, Tibetan and Thai cuisines. It has a simple decor and view, but the service is top-notch. Order their Chinese and Thai dishes but keep some space to try their authentic Tibetan momos – they are delicious.

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