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Kesar da Dhaba

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Chowk Passian | Near Town Hall, Amritsar 143001, India
+91 183 255 2103
12:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was typically yummy Amritsar food with desi ghee preparations. It was located on lanes in old amritsar. Had a problem finding it . But the food was mouth watering. It was all vegetarian . Dal makhani is too good. Opposite try the phirni in earthen pots.

Thank Sandeep S
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Difficult to access and not up to scratch! Apples to apples, the black daal & parathas do not cut-it when compared with "Bhrawan da Dhaba." Also, not as much stress on hygiene and cleanliness, nor the length of opening timings compare.

Thank Rajeev C
Chandigarh, India
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is more than 100 years old Vegetarian Dhaba (eating place) in the heart of the old city, it’s called, “KESAR DA DHABA”. They serve authentic North Indian cuisine in this Dhaba having unique taste which you will love. The best items are Dal Makhani, Tandoori Paratha and Firni for sweet dish. Food here is great but be ready for... More 

Thank coljpsingh
Amritsar, India
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palak paneer is a must-try, as are the stuffed parathas. Save some room for the phirni, sinfully thick, with the consistency of freshly made fudge.

Thank Harpreet S
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108 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reaching Kesar Da Dhaba involves a long walk through narrow, filthy alleys of Amritsar and at times I am sure you would even wonder where the hell you are going to end up! The ambience is really cool which gives you a real traditional feel. They are known for their parantha thalis and we also ordered the same. Parathas and... More 

Thank AmithSP
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places I have ever eaten. I decided to order naan thalis as they were pretty famous for those. Also, to go with the thalis, I ordered sweet lassi. First came the lassi and once I tasted it , I couldn't stop. It was so good. The right amount of sweet, not too thick, just right. And... More 

Thank Arjun D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place with my family for dinner after reading the reviews. It is located in narrow lane and the restaurant itself was too crowded. The place is old and lacks hygiene. The food though was tasty with lot of butter.

Thank surjit76
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Restaurant which claims to be 100 years old. The hygienic condition leaves much to be desired. The quality of food was average and we were served with charred rotis. Altogether it is a highly overrated eatery.

Thank jramanujam
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for "Fine Dining" Do Not Read Further .. This is for food aficionados who love their calories .. Different varieties of Parathas dipped in Ghee ... The Purrrfect Lassi ... Black Dal and Pickles ... Paneer that melts in your mouth .. It is a food lovers delight ... No AC .. Old world Granite slabs... More 

Thank mita803
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place with my family for lunch on 12th of November. After reading rave reviews about this place on tripadvisor and other travel forums, my expectations about the food served at this place was tremendously high.... To my utter disappointment the food served was not at all as expected. Detailed experience is as under : Firstly, to reach... More 

Thank Amit K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chowk Passian | Near Town Hall, Amritsar 143001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Punjab  >  Amritsar
  • Phone Number: +91 183 255 2103

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?