Restaurants and Places to Eat in Guwahati

The city of Guwahati excels in many fronts, but food is probably one of the most loved aspects here. Guwahati food is delicious and wholesome and easily the reason why many people even come here. As a melting pot of different cultures, this reflects even in the cuisine here. You’ll find some interesting food not just in restaurants in Guwahati but also in streets and stalls. They feature dishes from Assam as well as neighbouring countries such as Tibet, Burma and even Bangladesh.

Deliciousness knows no boundaries and a visit to some of the restaurants in Guwahati is enough proof of that. But first, a primer on what to expect from Guwahati food. The food here which is typical of Assam uses a lot of fermented fruit and vegetables in their dishes. They often avoid using spices and this might not be conducive to many tastes but if you enjoy experimenting with your palate, you’ll surely love it. Assamese food has great vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and one of the best places to eat in Guwahati is at the local markets. Street vendors can be found selling on hand carts and even bicycles. Apart from these, here are some of the best restaurants in Guwahati.

One of the famous restaurants in Guwahati is Tandoor. Located inside Dynasty Hotel, the quality of food here remains top-notch from the many years that this restaurant has been in service. The food is typically Assamese with a good number of North Indian dishes. The ambience is delightful with the lovely artwork on the walls, deep sofas and servers dressed in traditional uniforms. The soothing Indian music playing in the background adds to the experience.

If you’re in the mood for some fine dining, do check out Ambrosia, with its classy design, delicious food and thoughtful service. Touted to be one of the best restaurants in Guwahati, they serve varied cuisines such as Asian, North Indian, Chinese and of course, Assamese. They have a well-stocked bar and host live performances regularly. Ambrosia is also a great place to try out thalis.

Paradise is considered to be one of the oldest restaurants in Guwahati and an iconic one at that. Despite having seating across two floors, this is one of the most crowded restaurants you will find here. The Assamese way of life which focuses on simplicity is represented here beautifully with bamboo décor and of course, the appetising food here. To get a proper idea of Assamese food, do try their comprehensive thali.

Seafood lovers should head to Maach for a unique Assamese experience and certainly for some of the best food in Guwahati. Maach celebrates the Assamese love for fish and seafood in almost every dish here such as momos and burgers. Located in Orion Place, Maach is known for their exceptional cleanliness and for serving the freshest seafood possible. You can select your fish from a tank which are then cooked to order, so you can imagine the level of freshness!

If you are a vegetarian or long for some simple no-fuss food at reasonable prices, then Makhan Bhog is one of the best places you can go to in Guwahati. Pocket-friendly and tasty, this is a great option for a variety of North Indian, Indian and Chinese food as well as snacks. Expect to find plenty of college students here as the food is affordable yet delicious. The décor here is simple but classy and the service is friendly and cheerful. It’s a great place to enjoy Indian food especially for vegetarians.

For an exclusive fine dining experience in Guwahati, head to Ushabhan in the Brahmaputra Ashok. This is a multi-cuisine restaurant where you can have an intimate meal with someone special or even with family. The interiors here are excellent and the overall experience of having a meal here is also quite interesting. Ushabhan can be found on MG Road, opposite the High Court.

Most locals will tell you that one of the best places to visit in Guwahati for delicious food is Recipes. Located in the Dispur area of Guwahati, you can find some really good North Indian and Mughlai dishes here. The dimly lit restaurant has a soft ambience which is pronounced because of the musician playing some instrument in a corner. The food is perfect for all sorts of finicky eaters who will find that there’s little to complain about here.

Street food is a really important part of Guwahati’s food culture and if you happen to visit the city, you must try out some of the dishes here. While momos can be found throughout India, in Guwahati you can find different versions of it – fried, steamed or like the traditional dumpling, especially with the chilli dip. Some of the best momos in Guwahati can be found at the Ganeshguri Market. Other street food that you must try would be the jhal muri which is alternatively made with mustard or star fruit called kodoi, luchi which is like puri served hot with veg or non-veg gravy, masor tenga, a kind of fish curry, payash, a rice pudding dessert and of course, the invigorating Assam tea.

If you can’t wait to try out some of these delicious Assamese dishes when in Guwahati, do remember to check the SOTC website for offers and deals on Guwahati holiday packages so you can travel there right away!

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