In Connaught Place, there’s so much to do and see, like visiting important and historical places, haggling in the numerous shopping centres that dots the area etc. And after the day’s sightseeing or shopping, a Chinese meal might be just what you need to end the day and renew your energy reserves. Several Chinese eateries are located all over Connaught Place, from roadside stalls, mostly serving their own Indian version of Chinese food, to swanky upmarket restaurants, there is something for every budget. These are some of the best places in Connaught Place to indulge your Chinese food cravings.
Parikrama the Revolving Restaurant: Located on the 24th floor of the Antriksh Bhawan, this is the highest revolving diner in India. Here, you can enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the city, as you gorge on their authentic chilli chicken, chicken chilly gravy, and Hakka noodles, while sipping a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the full-service bar. Open Mon through Sun. from 12:30 PM to 11:30 PM, the average cost of meal for two is Rs.1000 to Rs.2000.
Bercos Restaurant: A perfect family restaurant, with an extremely good ambience, this is one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Connaught Place. Bercos provides good quantity authentic Chinese food in an affordable price. Go for the Shredded lamb in garlic sauce, sliced fish in oyster sauce, Honk Kong veggies, Black Pepper Chicken and their special noodles. Open Mon to sun 09:30 am – 06:30 pm. Average cost of meal Rs.350 to Rs.750
The Chinese: Head to The Chinese restaurant to taste some good Chinese cuisine. This family-style restaurant cum bar dishes out exclusive Chinese delicacies from all over China, especially from the Hunan province, like Braised Duck with Mushroom, tea flavoured Prawns, Steamed Eggplant with Garlic Manchurian, chopsuey, chow Mein and a variety of delectable soups. Besides the food, the place is also beautifully designed with Chinese wall hangings and the Chinese music in the background definitely gives a oriental touch to the place. The restaurant’s timings are from 12.30 PM to 11.30 PM, open all days of the week. Avg cost: Rs.1500 for two, VAT extra
Bonsai Restaurant: The Bonsai restaurant housed at hotel Corrus is worth trying out if you love oriental food. This place is quite classy with a cosy and romantic ambience and a good place to hang out especially for couples. Dim sums, sushi and extensive selection of wok, grill and fresh seafood items are specialty items of the place. Also they have a wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Time 12:30 PM TO 11:30 PM. Average Price Rs.1000 to Rs.2000.
Tao Restaurant: Tao is a satisfying destination for an Oriental culinary journey and is quite popular with tourists and executives. The ground floor is the fine dining area, while the first floor is more lounge like, with low sofas and soft lights. The Chinese Crispy Sliced Fish tossed in oyster chilli sauce and Clay pot Chicken served with Steamed Rice is worth a try. Open Monday-sun 10:00 am – 12:00 am. Avg cost for 2- Rs.1200
Zen: is essentially a Chinese Restaurant with some Japanese and Thai dishes as well. The colourful and bright decor is done in such a way that it spells style and class, enveloping the diners in an elegant yet lively atmosphere. The food here is sure to stir your senses with tantalizing authentic Chinese and Japanese Cuisine. There’s also a stocked bar with all types of alcohol, cocktails, mock tails and wines from different regions. Price range is Medium. Avg cost: Rs.1200 for two, VAT & Service Charges extra. Timing 10:30 AM to 12 Midnight
Woks: This classy Chinese restaurant attracts the city’s elite who come here for the great food and pleasant ambience. The open kitchen, wok counters and dim sum stations perfectly blends with the vibrant interiors. The soups are really good and can be cooked according to your specifications. Try the prawns, lobsters, Hot Garlic Lamb, the Peking Duck in Dark Plum and Hoisin Sauce. Do make a reservation in advance. Average meal for 2 cost around- Rs.2000. Opens – Lunch 12:30 PM to 3 PM, Dinner 7:30 PM to 12 Midnight.