Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is steeped in its majestic glory which reflects in its cuisines and the food offered here as well. It has emerged to become one of the top tourist destinations in India, with people swarming in from all over the country.
Jaipur has some of the best restaurants to cater to needs of the food requirements of both tourists and locals. Not all the places provide services after-hours, i.e. late night. Thus to solve the hunger pangs of the people at the wee hours of the night we have chalked out the best restaurants that provide eating opportunities even late night.
Some of which are,
1. Okra-Jaipur Marriott Hotel
Okra is the 24-hour, multi-cuisine restaurant of Jaipur Marriott. It has warm and welcoming interiors and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has a wide array on offer. Asian, Indian and international cuisines are the main crowd-pullers. They also have a lavish Sunday Brunch. Okra also claims to offer the largest and best buffet in town. The chef here recommends the Coriander Smoked Chicken, Chicken \& Leek Risotto, Herb Roasted Chicken, Grilled Salmon, New Zealand Lamb Rack, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Angus Tenderloin, Oreo Cheesecake and the signature Vanilla Creme Brulee.
An upmarket restaurant that caters to the upper crust, Okra is one of the few places in Jaipur that offers in its buffet Sushi and Teppanyaki, among the usual pizzas and pasta. Added to it is the formidable Marriott reputation and backing and there is a great expectation from the restaurant in terms of both quality and food. Worth every rupee you spend.
Address: Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Ashram Marg, Near Jawahar Circle, Tonk Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302015, India
Cost for two: Rs. 2000 onward
Facilities: Buffet, Air conditioning, WiFi, Kids area, Alcohol, serves non-vegetarian
2. Peacock Rooftop Restaurant
This multi level rooftop restaurant at the Hotel Pearl Palace gets rave reviews for its excellent yet inexpensive cuisine (Indian, Chinese and Continental) and fun ambiance. The attentive service, whimsical furnishings and romantic view towards Hathroi Fort make it a first-rate restaurant. In addition to the dinner menu, there are healthy breakfasts and great-value burgers, pizzas and thalis for lunch. Some of the cuisines available are Italian, Chinese, Asian, European etc.
Address: Hotel Pearl Palace, Hari Kishan Somani Marg, Jaipur, India
Cost for two: Rs. 950 onward
Facilities: WiFi, Fine dining, smoking area, etc.
3. Jal Mahal Restaurant, ITC Rajputana
An ethnic ambiance which literally translates to “Water Palace”, Jal Mahal offers a myriad of buffet offerings, presenting an irresistible temptation of contemporary cuisines marking it as one of the best restaurants in Jaipur. This restaurant is centered around the water body with marble furnishings and pillars as cornerstones. Coupled with live musical performances in the mornings and evenings, Jal Mahal promises to make every dining experience a memorable one. The cuisines available are European, Rajasthani, Asian, Chinese, continental etc. Some of the famous dishes are Laal Maas, Gatta Curry, Chakki Ka Saag, Safed Maas etc. The service is of good quality.
Address: ITC Rajputana Hotel, Lobby Level, Palace Road, ITC Rajputana Hotel, Gopalbari, Jaipur
Cost for two: Rs. 2000 onward
Facilities: Buffet, Live Music, Group Friendly, Fine Dining, Reservations Must, Smoking Area, Air Conditioned, Corporate, WiFi, Valet Only, Serves Alcohol, Private Parties, Non-Vegetarian.
4. Chokhi Dhani Restaurant
Also known as the Lalten Restaurant, Chokhi Dhani Restaurant in Jaipur is one of the most popular places to sample traditional food, and of course, a slice of true Rajasthani culture. Enjoy camel rides and traditional performances or splurge in the in-house flea-market.
This village-style restaurant serves authentic Rajasthani cuisine in an authentic Rajasthani ambiance and opens at 6 PM every day. The usual Rajasthani Thali includes Gatte Ki Sabzi, Daal Baati, Churma, Khichadi and some lip-smacking dessert like Kheer.
Address: 12 Miles Tonk Road, Via Vatika, Jaipur, Rajasthan 303905, India
Cost for two: Rs. 1600 onward
Facilities: Buffet, live music, vegetarian only
5. Barbeque Nation
Barbeque Nation in Jaipur serves North Indian cuisine at its yummiest best. If you’re in the mood for some live cooking, give their live grill a spin and feast on some Tikkas and Kebabs, fresh out of the Tandoor.
Drinks of choice are served along with your meal and make for nice accompaniments. Don’t finish your appetite at just the starters; there is more deliciousness awaiting when you head to the main course. Their desserts provide the perfect ending to a meal so tasty and their tarts are an absolute delight. The cuisines include Mediterranean, European, Barbecue etc and some of the famous dishes are Parsley Fish, Mutton Hyderabadi Seekh Kebab and Angara Tangdi, Schezwan Grilled Veg, Paneer Kali Mirch.
Address: Ground Floor City Plex Mall, Ashram Marg, Tonk Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018, India
Cost for two: Rs. 1200 onward
Facilities: Buffet, Air conditioned, WiFi, serves alcohol, parking available, kid friendly etc.
6. 1135 AD
1135 AD is the ultimate lavish fine-dining experience served with oodles of warm Rajasthani hospitality. Located on top of the Amer Fort, the restaurant has a magnificent view and to top it all, the service makes you feel like royalty. There’s so much to take in–from the views to the ambiance and decor, that the food aspect is almost forgotten. Almost. When you choose to notice it, you can help but exclaim in delight over the regal way it is presented at your table with pretty fancy cutlery. The food is well-prepared, but nothing to write about. It is what you’d expect in a regular high-end eatery. But then, when you come to 1135 AD, you don’t just come for the food, but for the entire experience, which is worth the price you pay here.
Address: Amber Palace, Level 2, Jalebi Chowk, Near Sheela Mata Temple, Jaipur – 302021, India
Cost for two: Rs. 2400 onward
Facilities: Fine dining, Take away counter, buffet, air conditioned, private parties etc.
Contributor: Anshuman Pathak