One of Rajasthan's most popular tourist destinations, Udaipur showcases its rich culture through its many monuments, its inhabitants, and its cuisine. If you’re in the City of Lakes and want to sample the regional cuisine, here is a list of both hole-in-the-wall and upscale eateries in Udaipur to dine at.
Upre by 1559 A.D, near Lake Pichola
The open-air bar and restaurant is situated on the terrace of the Lake Pichola Hotel and overlooks the beautiful Lake Palace. It offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Rajasthani cuisine with interesting meat dishes including chicken curries, smoked lamb, and even minced rabbit. Vegetarians can feast on the Rajasthani Pulao and Ker Sangri. The restaurant is at its best in the evening.
Timings: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: Rooftop Hotel Lake Pichola Road Outside ChandPole, Lake, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Krishna Dal Bati Restro, Gulab Bagh Road
This upscale restaurant is one of the best spots in town to relish the famed vegetarian dish synonymous with Rajasthan - Dal Bati Churma. Besan Gatte ka Saag, a fiery Lahsun Chatni and a tangy Mint Chatni are some of the accompaniments served along with the signature dish. The restaurant is well-lit with elegant interiors.
Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Address: 17, 1st Floor, Jal Darshan Market Hotel Green View Street, Gulab Bagh Rd, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Rajwada Bites, Zinc Park
Rajwada Bites is the place to be for an enjoyable evening with the family. Feast on a delicious Rajasthani meal while enjoying live music and watching folk performances. Mewari Khichdi, Kaju Curry, and Sev Tamatar Sabzi are some vegetarian options while the Chef’s specials are Laal Maas and Dhunger Maas. Additionally, there are also combo meals and Jain food alternatives available.
Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: near Swaroop Sagar, Mission Compound, Zinc Park, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Traditional Khana Restaurant, Panchwati
Beyond the usual curries, the restaurant offers a variety of Rajasthani dishes. Think tangy condiments like Lahsun, Saunth, and Amchur chutney, savoury snacks like Makki ka Dhokla and Moong Dal Chilla, and regional sweets like Badam Halwa and Rabdi. However, the Marwadi Platter or the Royal Thali are the best options if you want to try a little bit of everything.
Timings: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: 48D Panchwati Circle Adjoining R KAY Mall, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Natraj Dining Hall and Restaurant, Railway Station Road, Bapu Bazar Main Road
This vegetarian restaurant is frequented by locals and tourists alike. While it has an expansive menu of North Indian and select Continental options, it is renowned for its unlimited Rajasthani thali. Relish the Rajasthani kadhi, roasted papad, baati, dal, farsan, special sweets, and a lot more as part of the meal.
Timings: 10:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Address: 22-24, City station road, Railway Station Rd, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Khamma Ghani Restaurant, Rang Sagar
If you’re looking to dine with a view, head straight to this lakeside fine dining restaurant. It has interesting meat preparations and also serves Kadaknath Chicken on the menu. Kela Methi nu Shaak (Raw Banana preparation) and Chawli Bean Sabji (black-eyed beans curry) are other rare dishes to try out.
Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: No 53, Near Hotel Natural Lake View, Rang Sagar, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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New Santosh Bhojanalay, Ganesh Ghati
The modest restaurant offers thali options in addition to several North Indian dishes. However, it is renowned for Dal Bati Churma. Ditch your diet for the irresistible batis and churma loaded with ghee. Wash down the heavy meal with a glass of cool buttermilk.
Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Address: near SBBJ Bank, Surajpole, Ganesh Ghati, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Roop Ji Nasta Center, Bada Bazar
This hole-in-the-wall eatery is within walking distance from the popular Jagdish Temple. Though there are very few benches for seating, the open kitchen is sure to whet your appetite. Masala Papad, a mildly spiced potato curry served with a crisp flatbread and tangy kadhi, is the eatery’s speciality. Stop by in the evening for a fresh batch of kachoris and tea.
Timings: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Address: 57, Singhat Wadiya St, Moti Chohatta, Bada Bazar, Nada Khada, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Muchad Uncle Kitchen, Hiran Magri
Muchad Uncle Kitchen is a meat lover's paradise. It serves a variety of chicken, mutton and select fish preparations that can be paired with Indian flatbreads. But the eatery is best known for its Lal Maas prepared with a ground spice blend. Quail and Kadaknath Chicken are also available in season.
Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Address: 21,22 shri complex sector 9 c block Savina, Hiran Magri, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Ambrai, Chand Pole
The lakefront restaurant is located in Amet Haveli and offers panoramic views of the ghat and Jagdish Temple. A variety of North Indian, Continental, and Rajasthani dishes are served there, some of which are cooked in clay or charcoal-fired ovens. Mutton Keema Mutter, Kadhi Pakoda, Rajasthani Mutton Kebab, and Papad Methi Kismis ki Sabji are dishes that stand out.
Timings: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: 62, Ambrai Rd, Chand Pole, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Shree Hari Seasonal Dhaba, Hari Magri
The long benches, cot-style seating, and warm hospitality will make you feel at home. If you’re one with an appetite, order the Dal Bati Thali that comes in three variations, or simply choose a Ratalu Masala, Kadhi or Besan Gatta Curry with a roti or bati.
Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: 100 Feet Rd, Nokha, Sector 3, Shanti Nagar, Hiran Magri, Nokha, Rajasthan
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Jain Nashta Centre, Shakti Nagar
The Jain Nashta Center is the ideal location for an evening snack or an early-morning meal. The streetside eatery is well-known for its soft and flavourful poha, available for as little as INR 20, and it also offers savoury dishes and local snacks like Methi Pakoda with Kadhi, Pyaz Kachori, and Dal Kachori.
Timings: 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Address: HMPX+V53, University Rd, Shakti Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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