Surat, an acclaimed textile center and a solitaire market, is well renowned for its traditional Gujarati cuisine and a heritage of local food stalls found in every nook and corner. Whether you’re enjoying a fine dining experience or indulging on steaming samosas for brunch, Surat caters for all palates. Here’s our take on the best places you can dine at in Surat.
The Grand Bhagwati hotel welcomes hungry travelers from around the world to a unique dining experience at Ziba. The restaurant stands out because of its modern décor, its tandoori delights and rich curries. Ziba is one of the few restaurants in Surat that serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, offering separate menus. Though the restaurant is a multi-cuisine spot, you can grab a bite of their North Indian nosh, the Achaari Fish Tikka Masala is a great option. For vegan lovers we recommend a local dish like ‘Rajma Chawal’, a wholesome meal made with an assortment of spicy herbs. Address and telephone number: The Grand Bhagwati Hotel, Magdalla Circle, Surat-Dumas Road, Magdalla, Surat, Gujarat, India, +91-261-398011
Dining at Leonardo | Courtesy of Leonardo Italian Mediterranean Dining
Serving a beautiful blend of Italian breads and Mediterranean delicacies, this restaurant is a complete table turn, with dozens of customers eagerly waiting for a wholesome round of pizzas. The Leonardo Italian Mediterrnean Dining offers a calm ambiance ideal for spending time with your family and loved ones. Although strictly vegetarian, the food in this restaurant is inviting and is served by a friendly staff. Simple and sober, the seating area is organized and spacious and it can accommodate a large crowd. For those wanting to host an event this is an ideal place.
If you’re looking for a casual dining experience, Falafel Lovers is the perfect place to go. The restaurant offers a unique atmosphere with its warm interiors and soft hues and it’s a great place to hang out with your closest friends. You can take a bite of the enormous Falafel burgers or gorge on spicy Falafel quesadillas. For those who love seafood, the Sushi Falafel is a highly recommended pick that invites you to experiment with a rich blend of exotic herbs, fresh vegetables and an undercurrent of sushi.
Nestled opposite ISCON Mall, this restaurant is acclaimed for its delicious lineage of sizzlers, its courteous staff and consistency of quality. Sizzling Salsa offers a romantic ambiance on certain nights, when it organizes candle light dinners. However, this is also a local joint frequently visited by professionals. A bite of their Mexican cuisine is simply delicious, with unique dishes like Enchilladas, and if you’re looking for some Italian fare, try the Twin Pasta
Offering the authentic taste of Gujarat, Kansar Gujarati Thali, with its unlimited thalis and spacious seating, is a traditional old setup that is ideal for visitors and professionals. The service is speedy and the waiters will insist that you make the most of the unlimited food on offer, especially if they find out that you’re visiting Gujarat for the first time. Large groups can also customize their thalis and come up with their own unique combinations. The restaurant only serves vegetarian dishes.
Sasumaa has a traditional feel and offers a fine dining experience. Its plush interiors, a scrumptious vegetarian menu and a homely ambiance means the place is always crowded. Sasuma is popularly known for serving delicious Gujarati thalis. The precise coordination of the staff, the aromatic cooking and the comfortable interiors that welcome a large number of hungry customers define Sasuma, the restaurant that serves the best Gujarati food in the city.