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Restaurants in India that Deserve the Michelin Star

    From authentic Indian kebabs to European tapas, India is a culinary paradise for food lovers. If you wish to explore India's magnificent culinary landscape, don’t neglect a trip to these restaurants that bring the Michelin Star dining experience to India.
     
    If you consider yourself a foodie, you just cannot miss the fine-dining restaurants in India that deserve a Michelin Star. From the culinary calibre and teams running the kitchens – to food innovation that is truly ground-breaking in nature – these avantgarde restaurants offer the real deal – a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.  
     
     
    1. Bukhara, ITC Maurya Hotel, New Delhi

     
    A globally recognized Indian restaurant – Bukhara has been the preferred dining destination for several international celebrities, heads of states and popular icons. Inspired by the foods of the North-West frontier, the restaurant offers a yummy menu of succulent tandoor-cooked food seeped in tradition. The menu, much like the décor here, has remained unchanged for nearly four decades. Its famous Dal Bukhara takes the same hours of cooking and same ingredients as has been used for centuries, thus making it something of a rarity.
     
    • Cuisine Type:

      North Indian, Kebab
    • Special Creations

      : Dal Bukhara, Naan, Dal Makhani, Raan, Jumbo Prawns, Paneer Tikka, Rasmalai
    • Serves Alcohol

        - Yes
    • Average Cost

        - Rs. 6,500 for two people (approx.) 
     
    1. Akira Back, JW Marriott, New Delhi

     
    An award-winning dining destination in Delhi – Akira Back in JW Marriott is on every gourmand’s dining itinerary. Run under the guidance of Chef Akira – a Michelin Star holder – this signature restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine with a Korean twist. The team here brings flavors from the ancient back alleys of Tokyo and metamorphoses them into a contemporary gastronomic experience.
     
    When it comes to service – the staff is polite and helpful.  Coupled with groundbreaking food, Akira Back offers an unforgettable culinary experience.
     
    • Cuisine Type:

      Japanese cuisine
    • Special Creations:

      Tuna pizza, sushi, sashimi, cheesecake, salmon, chicken tacos, rolls
    • Serves Alcohol

        - Yes
    • Average Cost

        - Rs. 5000 for two people (approx.)
     
    1. Megu, Leela Palace, New Delhi

     
    Megu is by far the most upmarket Japanese restaurant in India.  Its New York branch is a recipient of the Michelin Star. Situated at the Leela Palace in Delhi, Megu reinvents traditional Japanese cuisine by preserving authentic flavors. 
     
    At Megu, the food is prepared from seasonal ingredients imported from the Tsukiji market in Tokyo.  The chefs here use the 'bincho-tan' grilling technique to ensure that every dish exceed their uncommonly high standards. Multiple dining rooms – including the spectacular Buddha Hall; Kimono, a private dining room seating for up to 8 guests, and a chic Sushi bar – makes it a perfect place to treat your loved ones to sumptuous and authentic Japanese flavours.
     
    • Cuisine Type:

      High-end Japanese delicacies
    • Special Creations

      : Alaskan King Crab and Cucumber Salad, Salmon Tartare and crispy asparagus
    • Serves Alcohol

        - Yes
    • Average Cost

        - Rs. 5,500 for two people (approx.) 
     
    1. Le Cirque, Leela Palace, Delhi and Mumbai

     
    While the Le Cirque at Bellagio, Las Vegas, known for its unpretentious Italian fare has won a Michelin star, you can experience its award-winning eccellence in Mumbai and Delhi. One of the coziest restaurants in India - Le Cirque, Mumbai, is known for its elegant and cheerful ambiance. The food, soft music and great service, all transport you to Europe! The view of the Delhi skyline is simply outstanding at Le Cirque, Delhi.
     
    • Cuisine Type:

      Italian, French cuisine
    • Special Creations:

      Creme Brulee, Caesar Salad, French Toast, Wine, Pain Perdu, Mushroom Crostini, Risotto
    • Serves Alcohol

        - Yes
    • Average Cost

        - Rs. 5000 for two people (approx.) 
     
    1. Ziya, The Oberoi, Mumbai

     
    Ziya is a modern Indian restaurant at The Oberoi, Mumbai, with menus designed by the Michelin Star Chef Vineet Bhatia. The restaurant is known for food that looks European but surprise with an Indian soul. Classic Indian dishes are deconstructed and reinvented with a fresh perspective – making you want to return for more. Fine wines to complement each course of the menu impress further. With breathtaking ocean views and the unmistakable Oberoi hospitality, this place offers serenity and an upscale dining experience.
     
    • Cuisine Type:

      Mughlai and North Indian
    • Special Creations:

      Dal Makhani, Mutton Biryani, Matka Murgh, Wine, Kulfi, Dilli Chaat, Delhi Chaat
    • Serves Alcohol

        - Yes
    • Average Cost

        - 4,500 for two people (approx.) 
     
    1. Arola, JW Marriott, Mumbai 

     
    Arola in Mumbai is owned by the Michelin Star chef Sergio.  Arola relentlessly takes you on a trail of Spanish cuisine with the exclusive flavours of authentic Catalan cuisine (from Southern France). It offers a unique culinary concept called 'Pica Pica'  - a style of dining where a variety of creative dishes are served on a platter for all to share. The cocktail couture at the interactive bar offers over 30 varieties of gin-based drinks, forming the signature feature of the beverage list.
     
    An inimitable service style and home-produced ingredients make Arola the perfect destination for a special celebration with family and friends. 
     
    • Cuisine Type:

      European
    • Special Creations:

      Patatas Bravas, Sardinas, Filet Mignon, Gin-cocktails
    • Serves Alcohol 

      - Yes
    • Average Cost 

      - Rs. 4000 for two people (approx.) 
     
    While India does not have any Michelin Star restaurants, those mentioned in this blog are the Holy Grail for food lovers. Besides these, Yauatcha (Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore), Kai (Delhi), Wasabi and Hakkasan (Mumbai) are some more of India’s finest restaurants. And while you may not visit these often, you will always remember and recount your experiences here in all future banters around food and fine dine.
     
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