5 Restaurants in Kashmir That Will Get You Drooling

Written By: Abhilasha Prasad

Kashmir, known for its breathtaking natural beauty, is also a haven for food lovers. The cuisine of Kashmir is rich and flavorful, with a blend of aromatic spices and local ingredients. If you're a food enthusiast planning a visit to this paradise on earth, here are five restaurants in Kashmir that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more. From traditional Kashmiri dishes to international delights, these restaurants offer a culinary experience like no other.

1. Mughal Darbar

2. Chinar By Lalit

3. Ahdoos 

4. Steam 

5. Falak Revolving Restaurant

1. Mughal Darbar

Mughal Darbar is a renowned restaurant in Kashmir that has been serving delectable Kashmiri cuisine for decades. It is a family-run fast-food establishment with a welcoming ambiance and skilled chefs. The restaurant is quite large, with three connected halls offering various tastes. It is famous for its signature dish, Rogan Josh, a flavorful lamb curry cooked with traditional spices.  Mughal Darbar also offers Kashmiri specialties like Wazwan, Harissa, and other delectable fast foods. 

  • Location: Regal Chowk, Srinagar

  • Timings: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Approximate Cost for Two: INR 1,000 - 1,500

  • Must-Try Dishes: Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Pulao, Tabak Maaz

  • Nearby Attraction: Lal Chowk (2.5 km)

2. Chinar by Lalit

Chinar by Lalit offers delightful dishes with an inviting ambiance that showcases the rich flavors of Kashmir cuisine. The restaurant's walls are adorned with intricate wooden work, handmade carpets, and a beautiful setting. The main highlights of the restaurant are Rogan Josh, Yakhni, Kashmiri Pulao, and Gusthtaba. The service is also very kind and friendly. 

  • Location: Gupkar Road, Srinagar

  • Timings: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

  • Approximate Cost for Two: INR 2,500 - 3,000

  • Must-Try Dishes: Rista, Dum Aloo Kashmiri, Phirni

  • Nearby Attraction: Shankaracharya Hill (6 km)

Also Read: 10 Places To Visit In Kashmir For A Dreamy Honeymoon

3. Ahdoos 

Located on Presidency Road, Ahdoos is a must-visit restaurant in Kashmir. The restaurant is 100 years old, and politicians, government officials, and celebrities (such as Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt) have gone to Ahdoos to enjoy its cuisine over the years. From fragrant biryanis to succulent kebabs to flavorsome curries and aromatic rice dishes, Ahdoos tantalizes the taste buds of their customers. 

  • Location: Residency Road, Srinagar

  • Timings: 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM

  • Approximate Cost for Two: INR 1,200 - 1,800

  • Must-Try Dishes: Gushtaba, Modur Pulao

  • Nearby Attraction: Dal Lake (4 km)

4. Stream 

If you're looking for an ideal place for couples seeking a romantic dinner, the stream restaurant in Kashmir is the one where one can indulge in the exquisite flavors while being mesmerized by the Kashmir Valley. Guests can savor the yummiest Haak Saag, Nadru Yakhni, Kashmiri Kahwa, local noon chai,  fresh juices, and lassis. 

  • Location: Boulevard Road, Srinagar

  • Timings: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

  • Approximate Cost for Two: INR 1,500 - 2,000

  • Must-Try Dishes: Trout Fish, Seekh Kebab, Kahwa

  • Nearby Attraction: Nishat Bagh (6 km)

5. Falak Revolving Restaurant

Falak Revolving Restaurant is a unique culinary destination in Srinagar, Kashmir. The best thing about the restaurant is it is perched at a high elevation. The restaurant offers a wide range of Indian, continental, and Chinese cuisine to satisfy every taste preference. It offers premium fine wines, whiskeys, and cocktails

  • Location: Badamwari, Srinagar

  • Timings: 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

  • Approximate Cost for Two: INR 1,800 - 2,500

  • Must-Try Dishes: Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Pulao,  Phirni

  • Nearby Attraction: Shalimar Bagh (9 km)

Frequently Asked Question

What is Kashmir's oldest restaurant?

One of Kashmir's oldest eateries, Ahdoos, is a heritage establishment. It is older than a century.

What dish is renowned in Kashmir?

Jammu's most well-known dishes are Aloo Dum, Rajma, and Kashmiri Pulao. These well-known foods each have a distinctive flavor. 

How many dishes are there in a Kashmiri wazwan?

The main draw of Kashmiri food is Kashmiri Wazwan. The Wazan is composed of 10 dishes. Rista Curry, Lahabi Kabab, Doudha Ras, Safed Kokur, and Muji Chetin are a few of them.

What makes Kahwa tea unique?

Kahva tea, sometimes called Maugal Chai, is a popular brew in Kashmir. It includes almonds, walnuts, and saffron spices. There are 20 different varieties of this herbal tea.

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