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7 Best Modern Themed Dhabas in Jaipur (Updated: 2022)

Looking for a popular themed-dhaba in Jaipur? Head to any of these incredible places.

August 17, 2022, 4:01 pm

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Best Themed Dhabhas in Jaipur Offering Punjabi and Rajasthani Dishes

JAIPUR: Traditional Dhabas have been a favourite food destination for Jaipurites. While there are many old dhabas famous for Punjabi and Rajasthani food, a lot of new modern ‘dhabas’ and restaurants have also come up. They offer better ambience and service in most cases.

So if you are looking to enjoy lunch or dinner at a theme-based dhaba offering spicy Rajasthani and Punjabi food, here are some of the most popular ones:

DhabaFamous ForArea
Vegetrainian- The Train RestaurantFood served on toy train, Punjabi foodSahakar Marg & Vaishali Nagar
Dhaba KultureHanging truck, Punjabi foodVaishali Nagar
Handi RestaurantRooftop, Laal Maas, Junglee MaasMI Road
RJ 14Ambience, Punjabi and Rajasthani foodAjmer Road
Pali’s Pure Veg DhabaPunjabi FoodRaja Park
Dhaba DelightNorth Indian DishesVaishali Nagar
Choka PunjabPunjabi Food, Entertainment optionsJaipur-Ajmer Highway

Modern theme-based dhabas famous for Punjabi food

  • Vegetrainian- The Train Restaurant (Vaishali Nagar & Lalkothi)

Want to enjoy dhaba food served on a train? Head straight to this famous modern dhaba. The restaurant now has two branches – one at Gautam Marg in Vaishali Nagar and another one at Sahakar Marg near Imli Phatak.

Vegetrainian- The Train Restaurant in Vaishali Nagar & Lalkothi in Jaipur

The food is served, not by the waiters, but on toy trains which provides a unique experience to the customers. For this reason, the place is very popular among kids.

Famous for: Food served on toy trains, Punjabi food

Address: B-46, Sahakar Marg, opposite Imli Phatak, Lal Kothi Scheme, Tonk Phatak

  • Dhabha Kulture: (Vaishali Nagar)

If you want to experience the real taste of Punjabi food, you should definitely consider visiting this theme-based dhaba for lunch and dinner at affordable prices.

dhaba kulture famous dhaba jaipur
Dhaba Culture in Vaishali Nagar

While you will be seated in an air-conditioned place, the ambience would feel traditional. In fact, the ambience is one of the best things about this dhaba is the ambience. You get to enjoy the food in a hanging truck. You will love the starters. Give Choole Bhature of this place a try. They are delicious.

Famous for: Variety of starters, Punjabi food

  • Handi Restaurant (MI Road)

The first thing you should know is that Handi restaurant serves both veg and non-veg dishes, so if you are looking for a veg-only restaurant, this place is probably not the best fit. But if you are a non-vegetarian, you should definitely give the famous Laal Maas of Handi a try.

handi restaurant famous dhaba jaipur
Handi Restaurant in MI Road

Many people go to Handi Restaurant just to enjoy this dish. Another must-try dish here is Jungli Maas.

You can also enjoy your dinner here on the rooftop overlooking MI Road – a famous shopping destination in Jaipur.

Famous for: Laal maas, Jungli maas

Address: MI Rd, opp. GPO, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar

  • RJ 14 (Ajmer Road)

If you don’t mind a bit overcrowded place to have lunch or dinner, RJ 14 is one of the best dhabas (restaurants) in Jaipur you should give a try. It’s so popular that you will always find the place a bit crowded, but what the families visiting this place regularly really admire is the ambience and quality of food.

RJ 14 dhaba
RJ 14 in MI Road

You will get a variety of food here. Some of the most famous dishes that RJ 14 offers include big dosha, tikka paneer and dhaba dal.

There are two different types of seating arrangements. You can get a table either in the hall or open seating area. If the weather is pleasant or you are visiting the place for dinner with family, you should try to get a table in the open.

Address: Ajmer Rd, Opposite Indus Ind Bank, Ajmera Garden, Shanti Nagar, DCM, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302019

  • Pali’s Pure Veg Dhaba (Raja Park)

Do you enjoy eating in a highway dhaba? Well, head to this incredible restaurant in Raja Park. A variety of Punjabi and Rajasthani dishes are served here including amritsari kulcha, pyaaz kulcha, lachchha paratha, Palak paneer and daal tadka, tanduri butter roti.

pali's pure veg dhaba
Pali’s Pure Veg Dhaba

The ambience feels very nice when you visit this place for dinner. There are no tables or chairs when you choose to dine in the open. You enjoy the food on traditional ‘khaat’.

Famous for: Punjab food

Address: 147C, Bhatia Hospital Marg, Raja Park

  • Dhaba Delight (Defence Colony, Vaishali Nagar)

From the welcome drinks to desserts, you will love the traditional Punjabi and Rajasthani dishes here. There are so many items on the menu that you would feel spoilt for choices. Along with the traditional dishes, you can also choose from a variety of snacks.

dhaba delight famous dhaba jaipur
Dhaba Delight

Some of the most popular dishes include kadhai paneer, panner tikka biryani and shahi tadaka.

Famous for: Punjab food

Address: Plot no, 9, Vashistha Marg, near Gurudwara, Gom Defence Colony, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur

  • Chokha Punjab (Mahapura, Jaipur-Ajmer National Highway)

If you don’t mind driving a short distance of about 16 km from the city centre, you would definitely love to eat at Chokha Punjab.

chokha punjab famous dhaba jaipur
Chokha Punjab

It’s not exactly dhaba, but more like a complete entrainment package for families and kids. It’s probably one of the best dhabas for Punjabi food near Jaipur. You need to pay an entry fee of Rs 500 per adult and Rs 300 per child. The fee will include the food, ice cream and welcome drinks. For other entertainment options, you may need to pay extra. For example, your kid can enjoy a cart ride for Rs 20.

Famous for: Punjabi food

Address: NH – 8, Jaipur Ajmer Expressway, Near Mahapura, Mod, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Old Traditional Rajasthani Dhaba Restaurants in Jaipur

  • Sharma Dhaba (Sikar Road)

Sharma Dhaba has been a favourite destination for the city’s food lovers for a long time. The place has two different types of seating arrangements – one facing Sikar Road and the other inside the dhaba.

They serve a variety of traditional foods including different types of chapatis/roti (tandoori, naan, missi, etc.), dal and vegetables (most notably paneer vegetables).

The cost of the food is on the higher side than most usual dhabas in the city. Also don’t expect a restaurant-like ambience here. It’s an old dhaba and offers the same feel and ambience.

The place has opened another branch – called Sharma Heritage Dhaba in Viswakarma Area, Road No – 14. The heritage dhaba is more expensive but offers a restaurant-like feel.

Must-try dishes:

  • Naan
  • Masala papad
  • Aaloo/paneer chaat
  • Paneer butter masala
  • kaju curry
  • Lacchha pyaaz
  • tawa mirchi.

Address: 12, G-445(I, Sikar Rd, Vishwakarma Industrial Area, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302013

  • Khandelwal Dhaba Purana Wala (Sikar Road)

One of the best dhabas for families in Jaipur, Khandelwal Dhaba is known for its spicy food. Many people particularly like the fried Mirchi that is served complimentary here.

Khandelwal Dhaba offers comfortable seating – both indoor and outdoor. You will need to park on the service lane, but there is usually plenty of space. Parking may be an issue on weekends or during rush hours.

Some of the traditional Rajasthani dishes that you must try here include:

  • Dal Fry
  • Shai Paneer
  • Kadai Paneer
  • Laccha Paratha
  • Naan Butter

Location: Road No. 8, 30-31, Sikar Rd, Vishwakarma Industrial Area, Murlipura, Jaipur

  • Neelam Dhaba (Nehru Bazaar)

This dhaba is located in Nehru Bazaar area and serves various traditional Punjabi and Rajasthani dishes including paneer bhurji, kadhai paneer, paneer butter masala, malai kofta, dal fry, dal makhani and aloo gobhi.

Address: Nehru Bazaar, Jaipur

Ganesh Bhojnalaya (Lal Kothi)

It’s a favourite destination among college-going youths and coaching students living in the area. For this reason, the prices are really affordable compared to many other dhabas in the city.

The ambience is traditional, so don’t expect a swanky place, but you would love the food here.

Address: Shop No: 3, Jyothi Nagar, Lalkothi

  • Hanuman Dhaba (Raja Park)

Located in the heart of Raja Park – considered a heaven for foodies, Hanuman Dhaba is one of the oldest traditional food joints in the city. While you enjoy all the traditional Punjabi and Rajasthani dishes such as Palak paneer, paneer butter masala and kadhai paneer, don’t forget to try the lassi here as a dessert.

The place is located in a very vibrant area, so you may feel like it’s a bit noisy, but dhabas are all about vibrancy, right?

Address: Gali No. 1, Gurunanakpura, Raja Park

Wrapping up

So, these were some of the most famous themed dhabas in Jaipur offering Rajasthani and Punjabi food. The majority of these places serve vegetarian food. Let us know in the comments if you have visited any one of these and how your experience was.  

First published: August 16, 2022