Where to Eat in Amritsar? 10 Spots Serving the Most Authentic Punjabi Cuisine




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The city of Amritsar is divine and spiritual. Everybody, irrespective of caste, creed and race can seek blessings here.

Apart from its spiritual significance, Amritsar is a city that boasts of Punjabi cuisine. There's a multitude of dhabas and restaurants offering authentic Punjabi food made with rich spices and other authentic ingredients. If you want to experience Punjab to the fullest, then you've got to indulge in its exotic authentic food.

We have enlisted some of the best places to eat in Amritsar for you to get the real taste of Punjab. Check this out!

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Top 10 Food Places in Amritsar



1. Ahuja Lassi


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Rating: 4.3 (based on 977 google reviews)

After having a hearty meal, if you're craving for something sweet, head straight to Ahuja Lassi to get a taste of the real Punjabi lassi - typical signature drink of Punjabis.. This creamy sweet delight served in a huge glass will exhilarate your mind.

The best thing about this shop is the myriad of flavours it offers in lassi, including mango lassi, sweet lassi, kesariya lassi and badam milk. Lassi completes the Punjabi cuisine. Do visit this place to taste its delicious lassi and other desserts.

Speciality: Mango Lassi, Kesariya Lassi, Badam Milk
Cost For Two: Rs 150 (approx)
Location: B.K. Dutt Gate, Dhab Khatikan, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 15 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 07:00 AM-10:00 PM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: When you are here you ought to try kesar lassi, mango lassi and phirni lassi.


2. Kanha Sweets


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Rating: 4.3 (based on 2265 google reviews)

Kanha Sweets is a famous breakfast place among tourists as well as localites. Serving crispy puris and chhole, this place is surely one of the best choices to have appetizing breakfast. Apart from this, it also serves other delicious North Indian sweets and snacks.

Puri chana and Gur ka halwa are especially recommended. From 6:30 in the morning, people stream in here to have breakfast and morning tea. Serving fresh snacks, Kanha Sweets is among the best breakfast places in Amritsar.

Speciality: Pinni, Gur ka Halwa
Cost For Two: Rs150 (approx)
Location: Opp. BBK DAV College, Dayanand Nagar, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-10:00 PM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: Once you find yourself here you ought to try gur ka halwa, dal ki pinni, panjiri, laddo, rasgulla and gulab jamun. And of course, you can’t skip treating your taste buds with their delectable poori chole.


3. Novelty Sweets


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Rating: 4.2 (based on 1904 google reviews)

The famous Novelty sweets has been serving lip-smacking sweets and snacks since 1950. With plenty of North Indian snacks, this place is another great breakfast joint in the city. It's known for its puri-halwa and aloo ki lonji. Besides these, it also offers varieties in ice cream and kulfi. You won't leave this place unsatisfied.

This place is so popular and loved that the crossing where Novelty Sweets is located is known as Novelty Chowk. Do try the delightful gajar ka halwa, gur ka halwa and barfi here.

Speciality: Gajar ka Halwa
Cost For Two: Rs 150 (approx)
Location: Novelty Mall, Novelty Chowk, Lawrence Road, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 20 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-12:00 PM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: Should you find yourself here do try chena murki, pav bhaji, desi ghee paneer pakora, sweet lassi, panipuri and rasmalai.


4. Brother’s Dhaba


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Rating: 4.1 (based on 3494 google reviews)

Boasting of being the most authentic Punjabi food joint, Brother's Dhaba is one of the best restaurants in Amritsar. It is a fine choice if you want to gorge on traditional North Indian cuisine, cooked in desi ghee (clarified butter).

Amongst all the food joints in the city offering delicious non-veg dishes, Brother's Dhaba stands as a vegetarian's paradise. Starting from Punjabi cuisine to South Indian, Chinese, Italian and street food items such as chaat papri, aloo chaat etc. this place offers all.

Must-try food items here are Amritsari kulcha and chhole, makke di roti and sarson ka saag, Amritsari lassi and special Punjabi thali that consists of makhani dal and paranthas. Situated at a prime location in the city, Brother's Dhaba is among one of the best places to eat in Amritsar.

Speciality: Makke di Roti and Sarson da Saag, Amritsari lassi
Cost For Two: Rs 500 (approx)
Location: G T Marg, Katra Ahluwalia, near Town Hall, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:00 AM-11:00 PM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: It’s a 100% vegetarianan place where you ought to try chole, dal makhani, Amritsari kulcha, paratha, sweet lassi, paneer makhani and thali.


5. Kesar da Dhaba


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Rating: 4.1 (based on 15408 google reviews)

Apart from its delicious food, Kesar Da Dhaba also has a glorious history. It was originally founded in the Punjab province of Pakistan in 1916 and was shifted to Amritsar after partition in 1947. Since then it has been serving savoury paratha and phirni (ground rice pudding in small clay pots).Their signature dish is Dal Makhani.

Kesar Da Dhaba is undeniably the oldest restaurant in Amritsar. Visiting this place will give you an unforgettable experience of being in Punjab.

Speciality: Phirni, Dal Makhani
Cost For Two: Rs 500 (approx)
Location: Chowk Passian, near Telephone Exchange, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 12:00 PM-11:00 PM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: If you are visiting this place do try their thali for authentic Punjabi Food.


6. Beera Chicken Corner


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Rating: 4.0 (based on 2286 google reviews)

Started as a small stall in 1970, Beera Chicken Corner soon grew in popularity due to its unparalleled taste. One cannot really conclude their trip to Amritsar without visiting this place. The place busteles with crowds all day long and you can hardly find a place to sit. People usually eat in their cars and thus you can find a long queue of cars outside the restaurant. The humble staff here will be delighted to serve you.

This restaurant is a heaven for chicken lovers. While the menu is loaded with hundreds of appetizing non-veg dishes for you to savour, their exotic Chicken Tikka Tandoori will leave you spell bound. The best ones include chicken tikka with keema naan, Amritsari fish and kebabs.

Speciality: Chicken Tikka Tandoori
Cost For Two: Rs 300 (approx)
Location: Shop - 100, Majitha Rd, opposite Bhandari hospital, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 50 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 12:30 PM-11:00 PM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: Surely a paradise for non-veg lovers; do try tandoori chicken, roasted chicken, butter chicken, keema naan, seekh kebab and mutton seekh.


7. Bharawan Da Dhaba


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Rating: 3.9 (based on 11336 google reviews)

Located in Town Hall, Bharawan Da Dhaba is a great restaurant serving exotic Punjabi cuisine; having a hearty meal at this restaurant is among the best things to do near Golden Temple. The place buzzes with the crowd wanting to taste its delectable vegetarian-only North Indian cuisine.

Amongst a plethora of dishes, its specialities include makke di roti with sarson ka saag, stuffed kulchha and chhole. The taste of its delicious and authentic Punjabi food will make you lick your fingers.

Speciality: makke di roti with sarson da saag, stuffed kulcha
Cost For Two: Rs 200 (approx)
Location: near Town Hall, Town Hall, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 07:00 AM-12:00 AM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: The place is a little crowded so try booking your table before visiting there. Do try paneer bhurji and sarso da saag with makki di roti and jalebis for sweets.


8. Adarsh Meat Shop


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Rating: 3.8 (based on 248 google reviews)

Adarsh Meat Shop has been top listed for its mouth watering varieties in mutton dishes. This small eatery that is a meat-lover's delight serves flavoursome chicken and mutton dishes at reasonable prices. The must-try ones including kulcha and mutton chaap.

There's a constant bustle of foodies here and people usually eat in their cars. Do visit this place if you're craving some luscious and juicy mutton dish.

Speciality: Mutton Chaap
Cost For Two: Rs 150 (approx)
Location: C Block, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 03:00 PM-11:00 PM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: If you’re visiting this place, you should try their famous kulcha, mutton chaap, mutton tikka and tawa chicken.


9. Pal Da Dhaba


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Rating: 3.7 (based on 97 google reviews)

This small dhaba makes the most delicious Paya in Punjab. Come here in winters and you will find hoards of people gathering around the place to savour the best Kharode (lamb trotters soup) in town. Having this kharode with tandoori roti is perfectly appetizing.

The gelatinous broth of the soup made with lamb trotters (paya) is an acquired taste for some, however Pal's luscious chicken tikka and keema naan pleases the crowd even more. Pal Da Dhaba is among the best places to eat non-veg in Amritsar.

Speciality: Paya
Cost For Two: Rs 300 (approx)
Location: Katra Moti Ram ,I/S, Hathi Gate, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 40 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:00 AM-11:00 PM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: Visit this place only if you are a die-hard fan of non-veg dishes. Do try their famous paya soup and Amritsari fish.


10. Mame Da Dhaba


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Rating: 3.7 (based on 53 google reviews)

Mame Da Dhaba is known for its dry Bheja Fry (goat brain). Some people however may not find it as appetizing, having this dish is an acquired taste for people who love meat.

Served with tandoori naan and topped with dollops of butter, bheja fry is among the top non-veg dishes to try in Amritsar.

Speciality: Bheja Fry
Cost For Two: Rs 500 (approx)
Location: near obc bank, chowkPratap Nagar, Maqbool Pura, Amritsar
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 40 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 07:00 AM-10:00 PM


A tip from HelloTrippeR: Visit this place only if you are a die-hard fan of non-veg dishes. Do try their famous bheja fry, a dish made from goat’s brain.


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