Jodhpur is a climatic combination of forts, palaces, and food and the perfect place to indulge in gastronomical delights and royal delicacies of Rajasthan. The food in Jodhpur is influenced by the traditional warrior and local lifestyle and the availability of limited ingredients in the arid region.
Despite the lack of ingredients, Jodhpur has a rich culture of flavoursome food which is synonymous to spice, chilly and street food. And while there is no dearth of eateries and restaurants in Jodhpur, all of them serve royal Rajasthani cuisine with a slight Jodhpuri accent.
Standing in the heart of the ‘blue city’, it’s fairly difficult to decide which restaurant serves the most delicious serving of lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisine and thus this list of the best restaurants in Jodhpur.
Without further ado, let’s see where you should head next with your bottomless pit:
1. Darikhana, Raas
Darikhana is a rustic dining restaurant situated within the premises of Raas, Jodhpur’s first boutique hotel. This partly open air restaurant with avant-garde terrace and marble flooring sits in the shadow of Mehrangarh Fort and serves both Indian and international delicacies. What’s special about this restaurant is that each of the meal here is prepared with hand ground spices, all of which are sourced from the world renowned spice market of Old Delhi.
2. Risala, Umaid Bhawan
One of the many exquisite eateries at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Risala serves a specialized blend of delectable Indian and continental cuisines. The insides of the restaurant are adorned with royal portraits and are ambient and tasteful. Risala offers some of the best international dishes in Jodhpur.
3. Dhani Restaurant, Ajit Bhawan
Of the 4 amazing ways to dine at Ajit Bhawan, India’s first heritage hotel, Dhani restaurant gives you the true-blue taste of Rajasthan’s hospitality and sumptuous cuisine. This long-established restaurant with rustic ambiance serves from 7 PM – 10:30 PM
4. Indique, Pal Haveli
With amazing views of Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan and clock tower, Indique is a candlelit rooftop restaurant at Pal Haveli that will cater you the best after a long day of sightseeing. They serve the traditional Rajasthani delicacies along with the commonplace North Indian cuisine. Their Rajasthani Laal Maas (red meat) is a delight to die for. Despite the food being delicious, it is restaurant’s ambiance that wins over us. And to be honest, the food is slightly overpriced, but fret not, the atmosphere totally compensates for it.