Ping’s Café Orient scores high on soul. That is perhaps the best word to describe it. The dishes haven’t been put on the menu haphazardly (except a few unavoidables like chilli chicken). Each dish has depth of flavour and is true to the streets of the orient that it represents. Executive Chef Prantush Rai has trained alongside Chef Manish Mehrotra back when he was at Oriental Octopus, and manages a great team in the kitchen. A place with great potential, a few edges that need to be smoothened but a welcome addition to Delhi. Perfect for a solo meal, a romantic dinner, a bite with friends or even a small party (the terrace is ultra-chic, with grass underfoot and its own bar, sans any seating though).