8 Restaurants in Delhi Where You Can Enjoy Great Naga Food

Ankita Bindal  |  Updated: July 20, 2017 10:37 IST

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8 Restaurants in Delhi Where You Can Enjoy Great Naga Food
Highlights
  • All food items are prepared with 100% organic ingredients at Uraki
  • Bamboo Hut is the best restaurant to enjoy a 'tribal boiled' meal
  • Rosang serves food from all eight North Eastern states
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Nagaland, a state on the northeastern front of India, is known for its tribes, ancient culture and unique cuisine. As intriguing as the name sounds, their cuisine is equally interesting. Our familiarity with North-Eastern delicacies remains limited to the famous street momos, but there's a lot more that these Eastern states have to offer.  For them, technique, precision and taste are considered to be the three main things that make a great dish. If you haven't been able to travel to Nagaland to try their authentic delicacies, here are eight restaurants in Delhi where you can get a taste of this flavourful regional cuisine. 

1. Dzokou Tribal Kitchen

Dzukou Tribal Kitchen is a specialty restaurant in Hauz Khas market serving Naga cuisine. The restaurant derives its name from the Dzukou valley in Nagaland and is decorated with a touch of that region. This large and roomy restaurant, with uncluttered low tables and chairs emphasizes on having a fresh take on fine dining in a traditional ambiance. The menu is small and focused. Their momos, pork chops, chicken basket, black sesame curry and  chicken gravy with ginger & green onions along with sticky rice are recommended. Though vegetarian choices are limited, this place  gives you opportunity to try one of the spiciest chilies in the world, ‘Raja Mircha’. The  Kolhapuri thecha and their naga chilli paste give solid competition in terms of taste and flavor. While waiting for your food, you can go through the amazing pictures books  that give you a glimpse into the sights and culture of Nagaland.Address: E-22, 3rd Floor, Main Market, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
Contact:  91 8447703774
Time:  12 Noon to 11:30 PM
Cost: INR 1,300 for two people (approx.)
 

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2. Nagaland's Kitchen

Nagaland's Kitchen, as the name, suggests brings flavorful and tasty Naga Cuisine to the capital city of India. Along with authentic flavours and ingredients, the restaurant has a theme-based decor and a pocket-friendly menu making it an ideal place for people who are in love with this specialty cuisine. Nagaland's Kitchen brings to you Naga thalis consisting of rice, veggies, dal and mushroom gravy with spicy sauces. The flavours of garlic, chili and bamboo are quite dominant in their dishes and are quite pleasing too.

Address: S-2, Uphaar Cinema Complex, Green Park Extension Market, Green Park, New Delhi
Time: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Contact: 011 46088968
Cost: INR  1,200 for two people (approx.)

3. Rosang Soul Food

Rosang is the only restaurant in Delhi serving food from all eight North Eastern states. With a cosy ambiance and a collection of photographs and artifacts on the walls, depicting life in the North-East, this restaurant is famous for its fresh organic food cooked with no preservatives. Their Vokoso Rhuchak - ancient Naga Pork cooked with organic stem bamboo shoot and aromatic herbs and spices is popular among the regulars. Sougri Mahi, a authentic tangy drink made out of an exotic flower, is also an interesting offering here.

Address: S5, Near HDFC Bank, Uphaar Cinema Complex, Green Park, New Delhi
Time: 12 Noon to 11:30 PM
Cost: INR 900 for two people (approx.)
Contact: 91 8447963810

4. Bamboo Shoot Kitchen

Bamboo Shoot Kitchen is a specialty restaurant that provides authentic North Eastern and Naga cuisine dishes. The comfortable vibe is accented with bamboo décor giving a subtle ambiance. Along with huge portions and a cost effective menu, the place offers home-style, indigenous food from Nagaland. Their Naga thali consists of fatty pieces of tender pork cooked in a fiery chilli garlic paste that one can alternate with steamed beans to douse the fire. The Shinju and Ootti are good options for vegetarians.

Address:  4/8, Gupta Market, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi
Time: 1 PM to 10 PM
Cost: INR 500 for two people (approx.)
Contact:  91 9560341088
 

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5. Hornbill Restaurant and Cafe

This restaurant leaves you spellbound with their authentic food. With minimal seating and low-key interiors, the ambiance is quite simple and humble with sepia-themed wall decor. The restaurant offers vegetarian options as well for those who do not wish to eat pork or chicken, which includes roasted potatoes, smoked veggies and much more that are equally scrumptious as the non-vegetarian dishes.

Address: 104/A, Basement Backside NCC Gate, Safdarjung, New Delhi
Time : 1PM to 10:45 PM
Contact:  91 9654781284
Cost: INR  400 for two people (approx)

6. Nagaland Restaurant

Light music, good food with prompt service and a subtle ambiance make sure you have a great dining experience. They also have outdoor seating. Their chicken or pork curry with bamboo shoots are recommended. Everything is well cooked with great flavours and one should definitely not miss the chicken starters and the honey chilli lamb served with a twist of litchi. 

Address: Dilli Haat, 16, Aurobindo Marg INA, South Delhi 110023
Time: 10:30 AM to 10 PM
Contact: 08130209585
Cost: INR 600 for two people (approx)
 

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7. Uraki

All food items are prepared with 100% organic ingredients at Uraki and some of the ingredients are sourced directly from Nagaland. The restaurant is not air- conditioned and thus, more popular for home deliveries. The menu encompasses mainly non-vegetarian fare offering lots of pork and duck dishes supplemented by sticky rice, fried rice and spicy chutneys. Pork Sumi Thali, Naga Spicy Chicken Wings and Hasuchu {duck in Naga ginger and red chilli} are some of their specialties. They also sell traditional pickles, fermented fish, bamboo shoots, chutneys and many other ingredients used in Naga cuisine that you won’t find at a local grocery store.

Address: 55, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110049
Time: Open today · 11AM–11PM
Contact: 088003 49268
Cost: INR 400 for two (approx)
 

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8. Bamboo Hut Restaurant

Bamboo Hut is among the few restaurants serving authentic home-cooked Naga food  known for its meats and fish that are served smoked, dried or fermented. The various exotic ingredients and rich curries make the meal worth it. The Naga Thalis are economical and authentic at the same time. The pork ribs and crispy spinach are worth tasting. The service might be a bit delayed but everything is freshly cooked and made in small quantities as per need. It is also one of the best restaurants to enjoy a 'tribal boiled' meal.

Adddress: 1598, Outram Lines, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University-GTB Nagar, New Delhi
Time: 12 Noon to 10:30 P.M
Contact: 91 9871254218
Cost: INR 600 for two (approx)
 

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If you are an adventurous foodie and want to sample a new cuisine, head to these places and you'll definitely leave happy and stuffed.  


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