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8 Supreme Unbeatable Restaurants in Ahmedabad Suiting All Budgets!

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When we think of food in Ahmedabad the first things that generally come to mind are the reigning ambassadors of Gujarati cuisine like mouthwatering dhokla, bhakarwadi, thepla, and crunchy khakra. However, there is more to Gujarati cuisine than these delicious vegetarian snacks. This and more can be experienced in the eateries of Ahmedabad. From local street food to special cuisines that can be found in every vibrant nook and corner of the city in iconic theme restaurants and trendy cafes, Ahmedabad has it all. Get ready to immerse yourself in this city of culinary delights where you will be spoilt for choice!

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The metropolitan city has a diverse mix of people from all over the country and is a melting potpourri of cultures and races. This has spilled over to the food scene of the city. No wonder, it has emerged as one of the biggest food hubs in the country, boasting of a mix of high-end and pocket-friendly restaurants and a decent nightlife. Here’s a list of the top 8 restaurants in Ahmedabad that not only serve authentic Gujarati and international cuisines but also offer an exquisite ambience. Scroll down to read and plan a gastronomic tour in the largest city of Gujarat.

Top 8 Restaurants To Visit in Ahmedabad

  1. Narmada – The Ummed, Hansol
  2. Swati Snacks, Ellis Bridge
  3. Yanki Sizzlers
  4. Wind & Water- Fortune Landmark
  5. Unlocked
  6. Italian Bistro, Maple 99
  7. Yaara da Dhaba
  8. The Mondo Kitchen

1. Narmada – The Ummed, Hansol

If you want to enjoy some quality Mughlai food, then this non veg restaurant near the International Airport is your best bet. It has been consistently churning amazing food to loyal patrons who swear by the juicy kebabs, chicken, and biryani served with mouth-watering chutneys. Just as the food looks stunning, it tastes ambrosial too, and you can easily make out the great deal of thought that has gone to make, plate, and serve every dish. Something very special about Narmada is that it is a sprawling restaurant with well-maintained interiors with walls adorned with beautiful artworks of canopies used by the Nawabs of Avadh. The art and the resplendent architecture of yesteryears, makes it stand out from other similar restaurants in the vicinity. The décor and ambience take a cue from the old-school Nawabi style, which is complemented by the melodious ghazals and famous Mohammad Rafi numbers playing in the background. Graced with refined elegance and traditional eloquence, which is reflected in its food and bell metal cutlery, Narmada will leave you enchanted with its tranquil vibe and finger-licking food. Most weekends, Narmada wears a busier and festive look and is often booked for discussions, music concerts, folk shows, and events, so it is best to call ahead and check before going to avoid disappointment.

Location: The Ummed, International Airport Circle, Hansol, Ahmedabad

Specialty: Galauti Kebab, Phirni, Sweet Lassi, Lahori Chicken, Biryani, Raan, Sarson ke Phool, Mutton Biryani, Paneer Tikka

Timings:  7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai

Price: INR 2,000 for two people

2. Swati Snacks, Ellis Bridge

For all the food connoisseurs out there in Ahmedabad, this vegetarian restaurant offers an impeccable fusion of sumptuous fast food, South Indian and authentic street food that is sure to satiate your taste buds and leave you grasping for more. The restaurant is very popular among local residents and visitors alike, who head here to experience the innovative and tasty Gujarati culinary cuisine in Ahmedabad and the food is pretty reasonable on the wallet too. With the live kitchen and tempting preps going on around, this place is one of the highly recommended restaurants for the ultimate taste and pure organic flavours they serve that literally melt in your mouth.

Location: Panchavati Road, Near Law Garden, Behind Thakorbhai Hall, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad

Specialty: Patra, Daal bati, Sugarcane juice, Khichda, Pav Bhaji, Dhokla, Sev Puri, Teahandvo,

Timings:  12:00 PM to 10:45 PM

Cuisine: Fast Food, Street Food, South Indian

Price: INR 700 for two people

3. Yanki Sizzlers

This Chinese and Italian theme restaurant has a unique charm of its own, and no matter how many times you have been here, you can never get bored of their tantalizing sizzlers. The iconic place remains jam-packed on all days, especially on weekends and it is best to book a table in advance. The lively ambience gives great vibes and the good music playing in the background adds to the great quality of food and mocktails in the house. It is one of those places in Ahmedabad where you can hang out with your friends over a couple of mocktails and then have an amazing lunch or dinner by selecting one of their inviting sizzlers. The serving size is ample to satiate your hungry stomach and the staff is courteous and the atmosphere enjoyable.

Location: 4, Ground Floor, Binori Ambit, Next to Renault Showroom, Thaltej Circle, Thaltej, Ahmedabad

Specialty: Mocktails, Mojito, Pasta, Peach Margarita, Lemon Sandy, Crispy Chicken, Mud Pie, Sea Food, Nachos

Timings:  12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Cuisine: Italian, Chinese, Continental

Price: INR 1,200 for two people

4. Wind & Water – Fortune Landmark

Wind & Water is the perfect place to satiate all your Chinese cravings amidst a delightful outdoor seating and a pleasant and lively ambience. You can also choose this place to relax and unwind with your friends after a long working day. While you choose a favourite corner, the courteous staff will come to your aid. The theme restaurant is a cascade of youthful golden and blue colours and well done Oriental interiors that go beautifully with their choicest menu and there is an elaborate sculpture of the reclining Buddha at the entrance of the restaurant. The verdant green and a glass floor flaunting a swimming pool full of colourful fish accurately articulate a feeling of calmness and satisfaction at this spectacular and newly-opened restaurant. The restaurant is well known for its great value for money food that is clearly notches above the usual fare in taste as well. The service staff is also well-informed and helpful.

Location: Fortune Landmark, Usmanpura, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad

Specialty: Pasta, Bhuna Gosht, Fish Takrai, Crostini Bar, Waffles, Chicken Steak, Spicy Thai Pomfret, Wasabi Paneer, Oriental Veg Sizzler, Sizzling Brownie, Broccoli Almond Soup

Timings: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Cuisine: Continental, Italian, North Indian, Lebanese, Asian

Price: INR 2,300 for two people

5. Unlocked

Unlocked is a modest chill out café ideal for hanging out for a quick bite or evening meal with friends, and remains one of those reliable places where you can pick up a good coffee and grab a burger and be rest assured that you have quality in your hands. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating and the ambience is much like the other great cafes in the city, beautifully lined up with tasteful furniture giving a fresh and youthful vibe. Unlocked does justice to the whole rewarding neighbourhood coffeehouse experience with generous portions and their mocktails and coffee are pure bliss to the taste buds and no doubt one of the best in the city! While the place remains open during the day if you are planning to go in the evenings or on weekends, remember to book a table in advance as this place is usually packed. This family restaurant is also one of the very few in the area to offer a private dining experience.

Location: Dwarkesh Complex, Near, Off C G Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

Specialty: Waffles, Pasta, Barbecue Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Butter Garlic Prawns, Mexican Bhel, Coffee, Burgers, Nachos

Timings: 11:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Cuisine: European, Continental, Italian

Price: INR 1,000 for two people

6. Italian Bistro, Maple 99

It is time to take a break from the conventional cafes and restaurants that you have been visiting. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Italian Bistro makes up for the best place to find a piece of solace. The recently opened veg restaurant has created waves in the food arena of Ahmedabad. Whether it’s their large seating area, delectable food, entertainment, or anything else, you are sure to spoil yourself with plenty of choices here. With separate Indoor and outdoor sitting areas, the restaurant has been designed keeping in mind all the different age groups and offers a range of dishes that are nothing less than a much-needed escape from the mundane Italian food. The brilliant food and friendly and courteous service makes it the perfect place to head to for a relaxed Sunday brunch or a lazy breakfast any day of the week.

Location: Maple 99, At Tapovan Circle, S.P. Ring Road, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad

Specialty: Waffles, Crispy salad tacos, Pesto bread, Sicilia Cheese burst Pizza, Jamaican foot long sandwich, Tex Mex Quesadilla, Oye Pape Pizza

Timings: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Cuisine: Italian

Price: INR 1,200 for two people

7. Yaara da Dhaba

Yaara da Dhaba is an open-to-sky restaurant and is nothing less than a treasure trove for all the non-vegetarian lovers in the city. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with dinner served on the khatiyas with lanterns hanging around and random graffiti, in a traditional dhaba-style. The family restaurant is the perfect place to devour delicious veg and non-veg delicacies close yet far from the cacophony of the city life. The restaurant serves lip-smacking seafood, mutton, and chicken delicacies too. The place provides ample seating arrangement so you can visit in a large group. The great Punjabi numbers playing in the background adds to the overall dhaba ambience. This place is also a great option if you are up for a break with friends or a romantic dinner. Don’t forget to finish off your meal with their mouth-watering sweets, all freshly prepared. Good service and amazing North Indian food here will likely replenish not just your appetite but also your spirit.

Location: Opposite Sola Civil Hospital, S.G Highway, Ahmedabad

Specialty: Butter Chicken, Prawn Biryani, Chicken Murgh Lababdar, Fish Cilantro Tikka, Mushroom Seasame kebab, Rabri, Lassi, Tandoori Chicken

Timings:  7:00 PM to 12:30 AM

Cuisine: North Indian

Price: INR 800 for two people

8. The Mondo Kitchen

With several options all over Ahmedabad, it is hard to find a place with quality food and ambience, which offers prompt service and is also extremely economical. While in Sola, The Mondo Kitchen is the best veg restaurant to treat yourself to some authentic Indian and Chinese delicacies. Visit this place for a quick meal or an elaborate spread and still end up having a worthwhile meal of flavoursome pizza, authentic kebabas, and refreshing mocktails. The menu is an idyllic combination of ingredients and Indian and European recipes that provide a gastronomical treat to the diners. Despite the innovative twist, the modern cuisine ends up appeasing your palate and the cosy seating makes for a pleasant family restaurant for a weekend brunch or dinner or a cosy dining experience or date.

Location: A-101, S G Business Hub, Near Gota Over Bridge, Sola, Ahmedabad

Specialty: Dal Makhani, Rasmalai, Mocktails, Firni, Tandoori momos, Ravioli Pasta, Wood Fire Pizza, Cheesy balls, Mataka dum biryani, Watermelon Cooler, Hot Pot

Timings:  12:00 PM to 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Cuisine: Italian, North Indian, Chinese

Price: INR 1,100 for two people

The city of Ahmedabad has grown into a rising cosmopolitan hub that houses local residents, outstation students, and working professionals from across the country. If you are looking for a variety of delicacies to savour apart from traditional Gujarati cuisine, check out the above set of restaurants and choose from a variety of different cuisines in Ahmedabad. Although a lot of them are vegetarian, but the kind of richness they exhibit in offering delicacies belonging to different global cuisines make the culinary scene in Ahmedabad worth remembering for any traveller. These restaurants together contribute to making Ahmedabad a place, which can compete with most other metropolitan cities in India in being a culinary wonderland that foodies would enjoy exploring.

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