Amritsar is the holy city for Sikhism and its residents take pride in the authentic Punjabi cuisine that you’ll find on every street corner. Whether you’re looking for heaps of butter chicken, fresh naan, or some crispy golgappas, Amritsar has got it all!
This post will give you the rundown of our favorite and Best places to eat in Amritsar:
Bharawan Da Dhaba in Amritsar
This restaurant is on the main road coming into Amritsar. If you’re coming by train, you can’t miss it! It has an open-air style seating or an enclosed room for the AC-dwellers.
The food is amazing, and the service is always friendly. You’ll notice that Bharawan Da Dhaba offers many non-vegetarian options, which may be off putting to some.
Shaan Da Dhaba in Amritsar
Deep within the local marketplace of Chhevin Patshahi is this tasty dhaba. It has a few benches outside that are shared with the neighbors, but there’s also ample room to sit inside. Bathrooms are available and clean, and the staff is friendly. The food here is so good! If you’re looking for a cheaper option, try ordering the golgappa sampler or the chaat sampler.
Jalebi from Gurudas Ram in Amritsar
This restaurant is located just off the main road, and has a large outdoor seating area. The staff here are very friendly; though, if your language skills are non-existent, you’ll have a hard time communicating with them. In that case, mind your own business and order the food from the menu!
Kesar Da Dhaba in Amritsar
This dhaba is located just outside of Amritsar’s beautiful historical market district, on the main street of Chhevin Patshahi. The food is good, and the service is decent. If you’re looking for something cheap to get before or after your movie, this is a great place to come to!
Pooris from Kanha Sweets in Amritsar
This is located on the main road into Amritsar. It offers a large seating area with plenty of room to come and sit, eat, and chat! It’s also close to a few other eateries that serve similar foods. Just do yourself a favor and get the poori; they’re so delicious!
Kulcha Land in Amritsar
This restaurant is located near the huge Amritsar Central bus station. It has a good amount of seating outside, but also has plenty of room inside. You’ll notice that the restaurant is slightly fancy, but also clean. It’s also relatively cheap, so if you’re looking for something to eat after a long day of Amritsar sight-seeing, Kulcha Land is a perfect place to come to!
Moti Mahal Restaurant in Amritsar
This restaurant is not your typical Indian dining experience. It’s an old-school beautiful Indian restaurant with a lot to offer! Dinner is a bit expensive, but it’s definitely worth the price. If you’re looking for something different after an exhausting day of sight-seeing, get some of the meals offered here!
Giani’s di special masala Chai
This is the perfect place for an Afternoon Tea in Amritsar. The food selection is small but very tasty, and the service is impeccable. You can sit inside, or you can sit outside on a lovely patio with gorgeous trees to enjoy your tea. It’s located near INA Colony,, and it’s a great place to go after checking out the sights in town; I’m also sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!
10 Must-Try Street Food in Amritsar
- Tikki, Golgappe and Chat
- Aam Papad
- Chicken Tikka and Roasted Chicken
- Bun Chole
- Aloo Wala Kulcha
- Gulab Jamun and Jalebi
- Amritsari fish
- Gajar ka Halwa
- Masala Chai (Tea)
- Puri-Chana (Puri-chole)
- Nutri Kulcha
How to reach Amritsar
- The best way is to take the Shatabdi Express train to Amritsar Junction, which will leave you at the station called Amritsar Jn.where you can easily make a local bus trip to your desired place.
- You can also take a flight from New Delhi airport through Jet Airways or Kingfisher Airlines.
- If you are coming from other parts of India, you can come by bus or train to the Amritsar Jn.
Amritsar is a great place to eat, shop, and sight-see. With so many places to stay and food to eat, you’ll find that you won’t want to leave! Even if you’re not religious, the holy city of Amritsar is well worth visiting. You’ll definitely have a fulfilling experience here!
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