Year-Ender 2023: New Restaurants That Opened In Delhi-NCR This Year And Won Our Hearts


As the curtain falls on 2023, we bid a fond farewell to a year filled with culinary wonders that reshaped Delhi’s dining landscape. The year saw a number of new restaurant openings that filled our hearts with joy and our bellies with good food. From fine dining to quirky cafes, some of the new restaurants that graced the city this year left an indelible mark on our taste buds. Join us on a nostalgic journey through the delectable delights that made 2023 a memorable year for foodies in Delhi. Here’s to a good year filled with exciting dining experiences and, most importantly, the joy of good food.
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Here are 15 novelty restaurants that opened in 2023 and stayed in our hearts:

1. INJA

For those seeking a marriage of Indian and Japanese flavors, INJA in the posh Friends Colony area was a must-visit. This fine-dining establishment expertly combines the best of both cuisines. INJA promises an exciting new avatar of Indian and Japanese culinary delights.
Where: 77, Mathura Road, Friends Colony, New Delhi
Price for two: Rs. 4,000 approx.

2. Camillo’s Pizzeria at The Manor

Camillo’s Pizzeria at The Manor added a flavorful twist to Delhi’s culinary landscape, bringing the best of Italian flavors with a modern touch. Following the Neapolitan tradition, their pizzas are a symphony of flavors with a dough that undergoes a careful process. Camillo’s offers an exquisite pizza experience you won’t want to miss.
Where: 77, Friends Colony West, New Friends Colony, New Delhi
When: 13.00-23.00
Price: INR 3,000 for two people (approx)

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3. Qavalli

Rediscover the legacy of forgotten recipes and culinary treasures at Qavalli, an oasis of old-world charm located in the heart of Delhi. Taking inspiration from Moroccan themes, Qavalli welcomes you to a world adorned with captivating arches, a vibrant red palette and intricate patterns illuminated by crystal lamp chandeliers. Qavalli’s commitment to preserving North Indian culinary traditions is evident in a menu that perfectly complements the cocktails and delivers a divine feast of Mughlai delicacies, grilled tikkas, soulful curries, rich breads and aromatic biryanis. Qavalli Nights transports you to the enchanting atmosphere of mehfils.
Where: Lower Ground Floor, Worldmark 1, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi
When: 12 noon to 12 noon
Price for two: INR 2000

4. Harajuku Tokyo Cafe

Harajuku Tokyo Cafe expanded its footprint and introduced a premium casual eatery at M3M IFC, Sector 66, Gurgaon. Seating 100 people with unique design features including a 72-foot long sushi conveyor belt, this cafe promises a memorable Japanese dining experience.
Where: M3M IFC, Badshahpur, Sector 66, Gurgaon
Price: INR 950 for two people (approx)

5. Le Reve at The Leela Ambience Gurugram

Unveiling a dreamscape of pastry and boulangerie wonders, Le Reve at The Leela Ambience Gurugram offers a curated menu that combines age-old techniques with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Le Reve invites guests on a journey to Paris and Vienna through its exquisite pastries, cakes and freshly baked bread.
Where: Ambience Island, DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurugram
When: 9-10

6. BIRA 91 Taproom

After Gurgaon, BIRA 91 Taproom inaugurated its second taproom at DLF Avenue Mall, Saket, presenting the city’s largest beer wall with 16 draft beers. Seating 300 people, the tap room offers a curated food menu by Chef Vicky Ratnani and a cocktail menu by Sommelier Magandeep Singh. In addition, the brand aimed to introduce a new draft beer every week as part of its strategy to gather consumer feedback and offer beers that resonated with the city’s preferences.
Where: Shop No. 233-238, 1st Floor, DLF Avenue Mall, Saket, New Delhi

7. Noche

Relaunched this year, Noche, located in the One Golden Mile complex, offers a never-before-seen Latin experience to Delhiites. Reinventing Indian flavors with Latin influences, Noche offered a unique yet familiar gastronomic journey. From chicken, beans and guac nachos to Barcelona shrimp and garlic, this Latin hotspot is a must-visit.
Where: One Golden Mile, Block A, Netaji Nagar, New Delhi
When: 12.00-1.00
Price: INR 2,500 for two people (approx) without alcohol

8. KHI KHI

KHI KHI by Tarun Sibal, meaning “to giggle” in desi language, promised laughter and unique gastronomy. With quirky decor, vibrant wall art and witty hospitality, KHI KHI offers interesting concoctions like thandai liqueur, mango barberry and tequila. Indulge in Dilli 6 flavors with Maalun Aloo Chaat or enjoy Prawn Stuffed Chicken Wings, Salem Spice Pork Belly and Tandoori Spiced Lobster.
When: 13.00 – 12.00
Where: Unit F-02, First Floor, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar
Price for two: INR 1000 approx.

9. Rick’s

Remember the good old days when Rick’s was the ultimate party destination with a generous dose of class and elegance? Not forgetting the lively music that always made the evenings special. Well, Rick’s fans were in for a happy surprise this year when it reopened.
Where: The Taj Mahal Hotel, No.1, Mansingh Road, Near Khan Market, India Gate, New Delhi

10. Vietnam

VietNom, the iconic Vietnamese restaurant opened its new outlet in the vibrant Worldmark Gurgaon. The menu presents Vietnamese cuisine in a refreshing form while retaining its essence. The new outlet offers a new menu which includes Vietnamese white rose dim sums, spicy galangal chicken skewers, grilled pork ribs, bun cha, prawn mousse on sugar cane among other traditional Vietnamese dishes. Combined with the elegant atmosphere and carefully crafted interior, VietNom promises to transport you to Vietnam.
Where: Worldmark, Sector 65, Gurugram, Haryana
When: 12.00 – 23.30
Price: INR 1,800 for two people (approx)

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Vietnam, Worldmark, Gurgaon

As we say goodbye to 2023, let’s savor the memories of these new culinary gems that enriched our palates and made this year a gastronomic delight. Until we meet again in the next culinary adventure, Delhi!


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