India: Travel online guide Taste Atlas has recently unveiled its highly anticipated list of the ‘Top 150 Most Legendary Restaurants in the World for the year 2023. This prestigious list features an array of renowned dining establishments from across the globe. Let’s take a closer look at some of the iconic Indian restaurants that have proudly secured their spots on this coveted list.
Securing an impressive 11th rank is Paragon, located in Kozhikode. Since its establishment in 1939, Paragon has been tantalizing taste buds with its delectable cuisine for generations. This legendary restaurant has earned a stellar reputation for its scrumptious Malabar cuisine and lip-smacking biryani. Malabar biryani, meen pollichathu (fish wrapped in banana leaf), and chemmeen roast (prawn roast) are among their specialty dishes. Photo credits: IG @meppayur_stories
Claiming the 12th position is Tunday Kababi in Lucknow. With a history dating back to the late 19th century, this establishment is renowned for its succulent and flavorful galouti kebabs. The secret blend of spices and tenderized meat used in their preparation has garnered them a dedicated following of food enthusiasts. Photo credits: IG @culinarycultureco
Making its mark at the 17th spot is Peter Cat, a culinary gem in Kolkata. Since its inception in the 1960s, this restaurant has become an icon in the city, attracting a loyal clientele over the years. Peter Cat is renowned for its classic continental and Mughlai cuisine, offering a diverse menu that caters to various tastes and preferences. Photo credits: IG @petercatcalcutta
Travelers on the Delhi-Ambala Highway (NH-44) in Haryana have long cherished a stop at Rank 23’s Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba in Murthal. This popular establishment has gained fame for its sumptuous paranthas, generously served with fresh butter. With its mouthwatering offerings, the dhaba has become a must-visit destination for those seeking authentic and flavorsome Indian cuisine. Photo credits: IG @amriksukhdev
Heading south to Bengaluru, we find Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) claiming the 39th spot. Established in 1924, MTR stands as one of Bengaluru’s oldest and most revered restaurants. Its fluffy idlis, crispy dosas, and flavorful chutneys have made it an institution in South Indian cuisine, earning it a well-deserved place on this prestigious list. Photo credits: IG @amoos_bouche
Delhi’s culinary scene receives another accolade with Karim’s, a legendary restaurant established in 1913. Located in Old Delhi, Karim’s has been delighting patrons with its delectable Mughlai cuisine for over a century. Its iconic status among non-vegetarians is a testament to the exquisite flavors and rich history associated with this culinary landmark. Photo credits: IG _karims_
Finally, at Rank 112, we find RamAshraya, a popular vegetarian restaurant nestled in Mumbai’s Matunga neighborhood. Since 1948, Ram Ashraya has been winning hearts with its authentic and delicious South Indian fare. Known for its consistent quality and affordable prices, this eatery has become a cherished spot for students, families, and locals seeking a satisfying vegetarian dining experience. Photo credits: IG @ashwatii.nair
These Indian restaurants, featured on Taste Atlas’ ‘Top 150 Most Legendary Restaurants in the World’ for 2023, have earned their place among the global culinary elite. With their rich histories, authentic flavors, and dedicated following, they continue to inspire and delight food enthusiasts from around the world.