13 Restaurants In Kashmir For A Taste Of The Paradise

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Remember the Bollywood song ‘ Daawat-E-Ishq’ and how the video revolved around food. Well, now just imagine yourself with the same mouth-watering dishes, but this time, you’re surrounded by the beauty of Kashmir. Sounds exciting, right? Well, when you take one of the fantastic Kashmir packages, you get to relish some delicious Kashmiri food, or, as we said above- Daawat, in one of the many restaurants in Kashmir. 

All of it is making you drool, right? We’re sure it is, so let’s quickly start this Daawat-E-Blog, unveiling the best restaurants in Kashmir. Let’s Go!  

Top 13 Restaurants In Kashmir

  • Ahdoos, Srinagar
  • Linz Cafe, Srinagar
  • Dana Pani, Pahalgam
  • Nathu Sweets, Srinagar
  • Earthen Oven Restaurant, Srinagar
  • Lhasa Restaurant, Srinagar
  • Shamyana Restaurant, Srinagar
  • Chopsticks Noodle Bar, Leh
  • Nedous Dining Room, Gulmarg
  • Grand Grills Restaurant, Srinagar
  • Stream, Srinagar
  • Kareema Restaurant, Srinagar
  • Alka Salka, Srinagar

1. Ahdoos Restaurant

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First up in this list of restaurants in Kashmir is that restaurant, is located near some of the best hotels in Srinagar— The Ahdoos Restaurant. 

Renowned as one of the best restaurants in Srinagar and one of the oldest in Kashmir, the Ahdoos is a heaven for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. 

The restaurant is over 100 years old and is known to have kept its age-old customs and traditions alive. When at the restaurant, you just cannot miss their mouth-watering Rogan Josh. 

Cuisine: Indian, Mughlai

Price For Two: INR 1,500 approx

Timings: 12 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Ahdoo’s Hotel, Residency Road, Srinagar, Kashmir

2. Linz Cafe

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First opened its doors in 1975 to provide employment to the local population, Linz Cafe in Srinagar is known for its exceptional taste in everything that it serves. 

Dishes like Kashmiri Pulao, Rogan Josh, Goshtaba, Tabak Maaz, and more are known to make everyone’s taste buds crave more. 

The ambience of the restaurant, which exuberates the aura of age-old Kashmir, is something that you just cannot miss. What’s more? Well, the restaurant is located at Residency Road, which is known to accommodate some of the best hotels in Kashmir, truly making it one of the best restaurants in Kashmir.

Cuisine: Indian, Mughlai

Price For Two: INR 850 approx

Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Residency Road, Srinagar, Kashmir

3. Dana Pani

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Pahalgam, home to some of the best valleys in Kashmir, is known for the breathtaking views that it offers; travellers usually visit this destination to add some beauty to their Instagram feed. 

Along with the views and valleys, Pahalgam is also famous for Dana Pani Restaurant, which is known to serve authentic North Indian cuisine and is perfect for those looking for a break from Kashmiri cuisine. Craving for some Rajma Chawal or Chole Bhature? Well, Dana Pani has it all. 

Here’s a bonus Kashmir travel tip for you: once you’re done relishing delicacies at this place, don’t forget to check out the local markets, which are known to provide an authentic experience of shopping in Kashmir

Cuisine: North Indian, Asian

Price For Two: INR 750 approx

Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM

Location: Main Market, Chandanwari, Pahalgam, Kashmir

4. Nathu Sweets

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Nathu Sweets is a name that almost every North Indian is familiar with, and the restaurant of the same name is one of the top restaurants in Kashmir too. Located on the Boulevard near Dal Lake, you can relish some authentic North Indian dishes like Chaats and dal Makhani and some Chinese dishes like Chowmein and much more. 

The best part? As we said above, the restaurant is located near Dal Lake; you can check out some of the best houseboats in Kashmir to add some more Kashmiri touches to your day. 

Cuisine: North Indian, Asian

Price For Two: INR 600 approx

Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM

Location: The Boulevard, Srinagar, Kashmir

5. Earthen Oven Restaurant

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Srinagar, famous for the mesmerising Dal Lake, snow-capped mountains, and an unparalleled aura, is also abode to the Earthen Oven Restaurant, which just adds the cherry on top of the cake. 

Want to dine like a Mughal? Well, this is the place you need to be at, offering all things Mughlai, right from the food to the ambience; you’ll feel like royalty when you’re in this restaurant. Apart from food, this place is also famous for its service and hospitality, which tick all the boxes that you would look out for in top restaurants in Kashmir.

Cuisine: Mughlai, Asian

Price For Two: INR 1,000 approx

Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM

Location: Fortune Resort Heevan, Srinagar, Kashmir

6. Lhasa Restaurant

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Time to say ‘Julley’ in the land of Kashmir at the Lhasa Restaurant, which serves authentic Tibetan cuisine. Famous among tourists for their ambience and, obviously, food, the restaurant is world famous for its LAPHING

Not just Laphing, but the decor of the restaurant, too, will give you those essential Tibetan vibes in Kashmir. But still, what is that one thing that makes this place one of the best restaurants in Kashmir? Its garden right in the heart of the restaurant makes it one of the unique restaurants in Kashmir that has an option for open-air dining too. So, the next time you’re in Kashmir, add visiting this restaurant to your list of things to do in Kashmir

Cuisine: Tibetan, Asian, Kashmiri

Price For Two: INR 750 approx

Timings: 12 PM to 10 PM

Location: 2 Boulevard Road, Srinagar, Kashmir

7. Shamyana Restaurant

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Looking for restaurants in Kashmir near Dal Lake? Your search ends here at Shamyana Restaurant. Another Mughlai restaurant that, along with its food, is famous for its ambience and seating, the open and spacious seating of this restaurant will allow you to have those Mughlai delicacies like Galouti Kebab, Reshmi Kebab, Kashmiri Kebab, and the trout fish. 

Well, ask any restaurant expert in the city, and they’ll give you all the reasons why this is one of those restaurants in Kashmir that you just cannot miss visiting. The prices? Well, you might find them a little bit expensive, but to be honest, the food will make up for it. 

Cuisine: Kashmiri

Price For Two: INR 900 approx

Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM

Location: Boulevard, Dal Gate Opposite Ghat #2, Srinagar, Kashmir

8. Chopsticks Noodle Bar

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It’s time to head to Leh and check out some Italian and Chinese food at Chopsticks Noodle Bar. People craving some international taste when wandering around the places to visit in Kashmir in Summer usually dine at this restaurant. 

Popular in many vlogs, this restaurant is particularly loved by the young crowd. Why? Well, it’s the menu, which consists of dishes like Nutella Pancakes, pizzas, noodles, and whatnot. So, do visit this place on your Kashmir tour to make it even more memorable. 

Cuisine: Italian, Chinese

Price For Two: INR 600 approx

Timings: 12 PM to 11 PM

Location: Laku Complex, Fort Road, Leh, Jammu And Kashmir

9. Nedous Dining Room

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Just imagine you’ve checked into one of the best hotels in Gulmarg, You’re taking in the amazing views, but suddenly you feel the craving to try something new in terms of food. But where do you go? 

To Nedous Dining Room, located in the Nedous Hotel. But why Nedous? The restaurant will make you feel like you’re in a hill station with its wooden interiors. While you relish some lip-smacking Kashmiri Wazwan and Mughlai dishes, don’t forget to appreciate the amazing hospitality and quick service of the restaurant that makes it earn this spot in our list of new restaurants in Kashmir.

Cuisine: North Indian, Kashmiri, Mughlai

Price For Two: INR 800 approx

Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Nedous Hotel, Gulmarg, Kashmir

10. Grand Grills Restaurant

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As grand as the name, the Grand Grills Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Srinagar that serves authentic Kashmiri dishes like Wazwan, Dum Aloo, Galouti Kebab, and much more to add that dash of Kashmir to your vacation. 

But food is not the only thing that this place is famous for; the desserts here are out of this world. Apart from the taste, it’s the quality that’ll make a place in your heart.

Cuisine: Kashmiri

Price For Two: INR 400 approx

Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Main Road, Near Bemina Degree College, Kashmir

11. Stream

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Restaurants in Kashmir with a View? This is it! Stream, the perfect place for casual dining, is famous for serving Chinese, Continental, and Kashmiri cuisine. But, it is the view that you can look at while having your food that makes it one of the best places to visit in Kashmir in May. As the name suggests, you can look at the stream of Dal Lake while you’re having a bite of your pizza. Sounds amazing, right? Well, if you want to be amazed, then this is the place. 

Cuisine: Continental, Chinese

Price For Two: INR 600 approx

Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM

Location: Boulevard, Srinagar, Kashmir

12. Kareema Restaurant

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Just imagine: You step into a place with slow Bollywood music in the background, the aroma of multi-cuisine in the air, and the vibe of Kashmir touching your heart. Welcome to ‘Kareema Restaurant: A Feast For The Senses’, a place that is famous for being one of the cosy restaurants in Kashmir with its simple interior and checkered tiles. It’s the decor that makes it loved by locals and tourists alike. Ask anyone, and they’ll suggest Kareema for sure. They’re Kashmiri Wazwan thali is a must-try. 

Cuisine: Kashmiri

Price For Two: INR 900 approx

Timings: 12 PM to 9 PM

Location: Regal Chowk, Munshi Bagh, Srinagar, Kashmir

13. Alka Salka

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Welcome to Alka Salka, a cinematic dining experience where every bite is a taste of the blissful Kashmir Valley. Known as one of the best restaurants in Kashmir for lunch and dinner because of its homely food, which would make you feel at home away from home. Galouti Kebab, Zafrani Kahwa, Chicken Pudina, and much more are on the menu. Not just for the food, the place is also loved for its quick service and hospitality.

Cuisine: Multi-cuisine

Price For Two: INR 750 approx

Timings: 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Location: Bund Road, Srinagar, Kashmir


And this brings us to the end of our list. From the spicy Rogan Josh to the creamy Yakhani, the restaurants in Kashmir have it all. So the next time you’re in Kashmir, don’t forget to bring out your inner foodie and create your very own DDLJ, no! Not the movie one, but Dine, Delight, and Love in Kashmir. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Restaurants In Kashmir

1. What types of cuisine can I expect to find in restaurants in Kashmir?

You can find various types of cuisine in restaurants in Kashmir. Kashmiri cuisine, continental cuisine, Chinese cuisine, North Indian cuisine, and much more can be found in Kashmir. Some restaurants even serve multi-cuisine delicacies, which are a must-try.

2. Are vegetarian and vegan food options available in Kashmiri restaurants?

Yes, there are a lot of restaurants in Kashmir that serve vegetarian and vegan food. Vegetarian dishes like Dum Aloo, Vegetarian kebabs, and more are an important part of Kashmiri Cuisine. 

3. Are there any famous restaurants or eating areas in Kashmir?

Yes, restaurants like Alka Salka, Kareema Restaurant, Lhasa Restaurant, and Stream are a few of the many famous restaurants in Kashmir that are loved by both tourists and locals. 

4. Is it advisable to try local Kashmiri cuisine, and what are some must-try dishes?

Yes, you must try Kashmiri cuisine, however, there are some dishes that are too spicy and might not be suitable for all travellers. Some of the must-try dishes are Yakhani, Dum Aloo, Galouti Kebab, and Kashmiri Wazwan.

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