Hauz Khas Village – where you can find the whole
Some of you may feel that the title is a bit of an exaggeration, but seriously,
its really just underplaying the eating out scenario at Restaurants in Hauz
Khas Village (HKV), the place has been churning out restaurants at the
speed of lightning for the past 2 years, it seems like there is not an inch of
land left here where one can stand without being flashed with some sort of a
restaurant flyer or a friendly “Hello! Welcome to …”. Not that we are
complaining, the competition only gives the customers a variety of options and
categories of restaurants/bars/cafes to choose from:
- The easy to find v/s the treasure quest - Yes! This is definitely a
criterion when choosing a restaurant here, and if you have been to this
place enough number of times, you would know what I am talking
about!! Looking for a restaurant in HKV sometimes turns into a sort of a
treasure quest, and even when you manage to find the right building,
the climb up to your chosen destination will make up for all the lost time
at the gym, they also give you the hope of running into “Rapunzel” or
“Princess Fiona” at the top of the tower building!! The easy to find
include the likes of Fat Ninja, Amour, TLR cafe, He said she said, Out
of the box, Pizzeria Rossa and Yeti. The tough to find category boasts
of restaurants that are set in the "twisty-turny" back lanes of the village,
they usually have an amazing view of the nearby lake!! Restaurants in
this category include the Leaky Cauldron, Deep in the village, Zo and
some of them are still being explored :p
This is where the treasure quest begins – the entry to the back lanes!!
- The romantic v/s the fun: A lot of the restaurants here are made for a
perfect romantic evening equipped with rooftop seating enabling you to
gaze at the nighttime sky, little or no music, and a view of the lake
(Amour, The Leaky Cauldron, Fat Ninja). Then there are the places
designed for the purpose of enjoying a few drinks or a great meal with
friends and usually have some kind of loud music blaring in the
background, the contenders in this category are enough in number for
you to try out a new one every day for a whole month, the popular ones
include Fork You, Out of the box, The Pink Room, He Said She Said,
Raasta, Yeti, TLR Café, Pizzeria Rossa.
Amour at nighttime!!
- The Foodies paradise v/s the fun night out: If your night-outs solely
revolve around the single aim of feeding yourself, then the options at
HKV would decrease substantially for you. Not that any place here
serves substandard food, but they are also focused on other factors
such as ambience, music, events (such as comedy nights or live band
performances), in short, a complete experience and not just a meal.
For the true foodies, the places to be are Fat Ninja, Yeti, The Leaky
So between the “old” and the “new”, the “fun” and the “romantic”, the “in your
face” and the “hidden”, you are sure to find something that caters to your
mood! And if not, wait a day or two; because another restaurant will surely
make its way into HKV!!
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