Each year, domestic and foreign tourists flock to the ‘Pink City’ to experience its rich heritage and culture. Along with the numerous tourist attractions, Jaipur has a wide variety of restaurants, both new and old, serving delicious Rajasthani cuisine. Sample regional snacks, beverages, meaty curries, and much more at the restaurants listed below.
Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar, Bapu Bazar, Johri Bazar
The sweetshop cum restaurant is also called LMB and is tucked away in the bustling streets of Johari Bazar and Bapu Bazar. The vegetarian restaurant is one of Jaipur’s oldest eateries and is known for its Rajasthani Thali and Dal Bati Churma amongst the other local delicacies it has to offer. Additionally, try the Pheni with warm milk and Ghewar.
Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: No. 98, 99, Johari Bazar Rd, Bapu Bazar, Biseswarji, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Spice Court, Civil Lines
At Spice Court, you can enjoy both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Rajasthani specialities in a colonial set-up. The fine dining restaurant offers a variety of meaty curries such as Jungle Maas and Lal Maas, regional breads, and rice dishes in addition to continental choices. The Keema Bati is a must-order dish.
Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: Jacob Rd, Mysore House/Achrol House Colony, Madrampur, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Samode Haveli, Gangapole
Samode Haveli is the place to go if you're looking for a romantic ambience and delicious Rajasthani cuisine. The restaurant is housed inside Samode Palace and offers an outdoor dining area with a variety of food options, including kebabs, biryani, curries, and a Rajasthani thali. End your meal with Moong Badam Halwa from the dessert section.
Address: Jorawar Singh Gate, Gangapole Road Near, Gangapole, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Chokhi Dhani, Sitapura
An eco-resort with a village theme, Chokhi Dhani is a one-stop shop for all things traditional. In addition to a local meal, you will also be treated to the rich art and culture of the princely state. Enjoy a sit-down meal at Chaupad or Sangri, their dining halls, and enjoy the warm hospitality.
Address: 12 Miles Tonk Road Via Vatika, Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Thali and More, Ashok Nagar
Thali and More is well-known for its Rajasthani Thali selections that come with tangy accompaniments like Mirchi ke Tipore and a fiery garlic chutney. You can also choose from the a la carte menu which features dals, curries, local breads, and much more, for a light meal.
Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: 1st floor plot no, C 46, Sarojini Marg, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Suvarna Mahal, inside Rambagh Palace, Bhawani Singh Road
Suvarna Mahal has a regal ambience thanks to its high ceilings, opulent interiors, extensive mirror work, and elegant chandeliers. The restaurant offers a select Rajasthani menu consisting of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, served in silverware. Try the Jodhpuri Gatte or the Dhundhar Murgh.
Timings: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: VRX5+66Q, Rambagh Palace, Bhawani Singh Rd, Rambagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan
1135 AD, inside Amer Fort, Amer Road
1135 AD has a charming old-world feel to it, owing to its rustic interiors. It offers a wide variety of regional dishes, many of which feature lamb, as well as select vegetarian options. Order the Thaal-E-Amber, a fine selection of regional non-vegetarian dishes served on a silver thali.
Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: JAIGARH FORT, Amer Road, आमेर, क़िला JAIGARH, FORT, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Handi Restaurant, Ashok Nagar
The Handi restaurant offers a wide variety of traditional breads baked in clay ovens, hearty combo meals, and a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries. Along with the renowned Laal Maas, the restaurant also features Safed Maas, its milder counterpart, and Saag/Handi meat.
Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: MI Rd, opp. GPO, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rawat Mishtan Bhandar, Sindhi Camp
Rawat Mishtan Bhandar is yet another must-try eatery to include in your itinerary. The roadside shop offers thali options as well as rice specialities like Jodhpuri Pulao and Gatta Pulao. However, the extensive sweet and savoury Rajasthani snacks remain the highlight of their offerings. Try the Kachori or Mirchi Vada for a quick snack to go with your tea.
Timings: 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: Station Rd, in front of Polo Victory Hotel, Sindhi Camp, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Lassiwala, MI Road
The ideal way to wrap up your food exploration and beat the heat is with a visit to the famed Lassiwala shop. The 70-year-old establishment is situated on MI Road and offers 200ml and 400ml servings of sweet and salt lassis in kulhads. The lassi is so creamy that it can be a meal by itself.
Timings: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Address: Shop 312, MI Rd, Jayanti Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan