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Old 24th August 2009, 04:12   #1
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There have been many threads for different cities about eating out. I think Ahmedabad deserves one too.

Warning: Dont visit on the weekends. My picks are mostly those which suit my taste buds (more spicy and salty). But some places also have a bland taste to suit a wider audience. Be prepared to find a lack of non-veggie options though.

Gujrati food
Rajvadu (my pick)
Gokul
Vishala
Swati Snacks( gujju snacks but pricey)
Agaashiye (my pick)
Gordhan Thaal (my pick)
Tulsi

South Indian
Sankalp
Balan
curry leaf
dasaprakash (my pick)
Udipi
Mysore Masala

Punjabi( and more)
Dhuan (my pick)
Dinner bell
food garage (One at Gujrat college gets my vote)
Gormoh (my pick)


Vadapav
jay Bhavani (my pick)
One at Vijay Cross roads

Chaat/ chhole bhature etc
Bhagwati
Havmor
Choice
Honest
Nukkad
Rasranjan (my pick)
Bikanervala (my pick)
Purohit Sandwich (my pick)
TC's (my pick)

Mexican
Cascade,Rajpath club (my pick)
Tomatoes (my pick)
Basil (my pick) other cuisines also available


Specialty
Shocolatery
Ikobo Sizzlers (my pick)
patang Hotel (absolute top pick) rotating hotel on the bank of sabarmati river
Chocolate room (A chocolate pizza? Now you know what to expect)
Cafe Upper crust

Pizzas
U.S. Pizza
Dominoes
Pizza hutt
Ek one Uno
Little Italy (other Italian delicacies also available) (my pick)

Also some major places to have good food are
1. ManekChowk- people with weak digestion must avoid. Lots of butter and spiced food here available even at 2 in the morning
2. Municipal Market- A once hotspot for teens, still serves good tasty food.
3. IIM-ATIRA gali- Once an abode of Indian styled Chinese food. Best avoided by people with weak digestion.


Others can add to it.

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Thanks devarshi84 for starting this thread.

You have actually made me nostalgic about so many places in Ahmedabad. When I was in college in middle nineties, Honest, Choice, CTF, Havmor, and Tomatoes were our regular hangouts. I remember it was such a heart burn when CTF was almost demolished due to encroachment issues.


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Punjabi( and more)
Dhuan (my pick)
Dinner bell
food garage (One at Gujrat college gets my vote)
Gormoh (my pick)
Well there's surely a dearth of good punjabi restaurants in Ahmedabad. I remember once that we use to frequent - Angithi on now SG road. I am not sure if its still there or has the same following.


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Specialty
Shocolatery
Ikobo Sizzlers (my pick)
patang Hotel (absolute top pick) rotating hotel on the bank of sabarmati river
Chocolate room (A chocolate pizza? Now you know what to expect)
Cafe Upper crust
I recently went to Barbeque Nation. Like in Bangalore, they have a great ambience in Ahmedabad too and I enjoyed my dinner.

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Also some major places to have good food are
1. ManekChowk- people with weak digestion must avoid. Lots of butter and spiced food here available even at 2 in the morning
2. Municipal Market- A once hotspot for teens, still serves good tasty food.
3. IIM-ATIRA gali- Once an abode of Indian styled Chinese food. Best avoided by people with weak digestion.
IMHO no list of joints can be complete without a mention of Law Garden Chaupati.

I am at a loss for now being away from Ahmedabad since last 9 years but I would like if someone can compile a list of Dessert joints as well; if it makes sense. We Amdavadis love desserts; don't we? I would start with couple of them...

Farki
Asharfi

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Old 24th August 2009, 14:14   #3
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Gujrati food
Rajvadu (my pick)
Gokul
Vishala
Swati Snacks( gujju snacks but pricey)
Agaashiye (my pick)
Gordhan Thaal (my pick)
Tulsi
You didn't add Athithi? Pretty good food & service I would say!

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Punjabi( and more)
Dhuan (my pick)
Dinner bell
food garage (One at Gujrat college gets my vote)
Gormoh (my pick)
Don't know if this would come in this category - The Piano @ Grand Bhagwati. V good food and the best thing is it's open till 4AM when everything's closed

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Specialty
Shocolatery
Ikobo Sizzlers (my pick)
patang Hotel (absolute top pick) rotating hotel on the bank of sabarmati river
Chocolate room (A chocolate pizza? Now you know what to expect)
Cafe Upper crust
BBQ Nation @ Drive-in can also be added here!

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Pizzas
U.S. Pizza
Dominos
Pizza hut
Ek one Uno
Little Italy (other Italian delicacies also available) (my pick)
La Fiesta @ Iskon circle, good for Italian food too.
Food Factory @ Judges Bungalow road

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1. ManekChowk- people with weak digestion must avoid. Lots of butter and spiced food here available even at 2 in the morning
2. Municipal Market- A once hotspot for teens, still serves good tasty food.
3. IIM-ATIRA gali- Once an abode of Indian styled Chinese food. Best avoided by people with weak digestion.
Law Garden galli

Non-veg joints:
Masty (Opp to Wide Angle)
Upper Crust Restaurant (just above Cafe Upper Crust)
Millenium (near Gurudwara, S.G. road)
Chawlas (near Vastrapur lake)
Hyderabad Biryani (S.G. road)
Tawa Daawat (only take-away, but good food)
Paramount (lal darwaja)
Moti Mahal (Kalupur)
Food Inn (lal darwaja)
Neelam Lutf (University road)
Nishaat (lal darwaja)

Dhabas & good food on the highways
Hotel Highway (near Sarkhej circle)
Shiv Shakti (best for dal baati, near Narmada canal)
Rajasthani Bhavna (near Nirma institute)
One bengali's dhaba on the ring road near Bopal 444, open all night and average food

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Well Quality of most of the Restaurant in AHm has gone down in recent times.
as i am a pure non-veg. I always go across the bridge to Simran. Small restaurant but great food. I visit there so often that the owner is a very good friend now.

ANd for chai you cannot miss the guy in front of IIM. He is a kind of celebrity there.

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Ah, it feels good that in my 2.5 years there, I've eaten at ALL of those places

/except the specialty ones!
//miss the garlic laden vijay char rasta vada pav. I've seen it making 50 year olds cry!
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Pizzas
U.S. Pizza
Dominoes
Pizza hutt
Ek one Uno
Little Italy (other Italian delicacies also available) (my pick)
That's a great list.

I'll add Freezland near CG Road to the above list for Pizzas and Sandwiches. AWESOME.
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To the posters above : I havent put in the whole list as the names didnt come up to me. I have spent 3 of my last 5 years in Toronto and yet to be back.

@ Akbaree: Seriously, Desserts may need a separate thread. Derani-Jethani, Patel, Asharfi, Vadilal, Amul, Diary Den, Rajasthan icecream, Havmor, Natural's(mumbai), Baskin Robbins, Janta, Girish, Desai, Farki (Best lassi in town) and the list goes on and on. I remember once Times of India mentioning that Ahmedabadi's are the largest consumers of ice-cream in the world. Dunno, how true it was.


Freezeland? I am not a big fan.
For chai, I think there's not much difference but the maska bun at V.S. is awesome.
ShivShakti Daal baati and its ambience are awesome. cleanliness? not sure.
Masti used to be a great place but the last time I had food there, I didnt like it.
The piano is sure open till late but is pricey and tasted awful.(personal opinion)

Also, there's a Kulcha Guy at Vastrapur Lake. Dont remember the taste much but he did have lots of variety.

MotiMahal: Never had food but I remember having Pastries from here for years. Our office is situated just next to Moti Mahal.

@Siralec: I mostly find that places owned by Sikh people have nice food.
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Egg fans - there's RK eggetary just outside NID, Paldi. Good and variety of egg specialties. There's one more @ IIM road, the owner's name is More, don't know this business name, but again good variety and tasty egg dishes!
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There have been many threads for different cities about eating out. I think Ahmedabad deserves one too.
This thread has the potential to go the longest too! After all, we Gujaratis love to eat, wot?
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This thread has the potential to go the longest too! After all, we Gujaratis love to eat, wot?
True man! Where's everyone from Ahmedabad!!!

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This thread has the potential to go the longest too! After all, we Gujaratis love to eat, wot?
Hence the most significant too. I remember the last time I was out for food on a weekend with friends, we couldnt get a place to sit and eat until 10-30 which was about 2-3 hours later.

Not that I say the food is bad in Mumbai, but my friends here in Toronto who hail from Mumbai think I am crazy because I like the food in Ahmedabad more.

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@ Akbaree: Seriously, Desserts may need a separate thread. Derani-Jethani, Patel, Asharfi, Vadilal, Amul, Diary Den, Rajasthan icecream, Havmor, Natural's(mumbai), Baskin Robbins, Janta, Girish, Desai, Farki (Best lassi in town) and the list goes on and on. I remember once Times of India mentioning that Ahmedabadi's are the largest consumers of ice-cream in the world. Dunno, how true it was.
Devarshi,

Where is these Derani-Jethani and Farki?
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Devarshi,

Where is these Derani-Jethani and Farki?
Derani-Jethani is near Golden Triangle (near Stadium). This business basically runs in a bungalow. It's in a society right next to IOC petrol pump.

Farki is at Delhi darwaja, on the Shahibaug road.
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Derani-Jethani is near Golden Triangle (near Stadium). This business basically runs in a bungalow. It's in a society right next to IOC petrol pump.

Farki is at Delhi darwaja, on the Shahibaug road.
Thanks Pushkar,

Is Derani-Jethani near Mohanlal S Mithaiwala?
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nope: the fact is now there are two Derani-jethani ice-cream places. They split up years ago.

Update: landed in Mumbai 30 mins ago. Had a vadapav and I maintain that nothing tastes like food in aapnu Amdavad.
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