CT’S Best Ep 8: 12 Places In Delhi That Serve The Oh So Perfect Butter Chicken

by Tonakshi Kalra
CT’S Best  Ep 8: 12 Places In Delhi That Serve The Oh So Perfect Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken- the name alone is enough to make a person drool. Non-vegetarians have a strange and cute love for their favorite dish. It’s considered to be the staple food for most of the Delhiites and many die-hard fans around the world. The capital is known to be its creator where it was first discovered. So here we are with a list of best Butter Chicken places in Dilwalon ki Dilli. Check it out!

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  1. Rajinder Da Dhaba

Rajinder Da Dhaba has been around for a long time now. This place is extremely popular with foodies. Now it has even expanded with Rajinder Express and RDX restaurant and bar at Safdarjung Market. Be it any outlet, you are guaranteed to get the best quality food. They offer delightful Mughlai and Chinese preparations, and everything at economical rates. Popular for their non-veg items, you can count on Rajinder Da Dhaba for their their yummy and perfectly creamy Butter Chicken as well as Galouti Kebab.

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Address: AB-14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung, New Delhi
Timings: 4:30 pm – 10:45 pm
Price for two: ₹800

  1. Kake Da Hotel

Well, don’t judge this place by its look as we assure you that the food here will put all your worries to rest! Open to butter chicken lovers since 1931, their consistent quality, mouth-watering taste, impeccable service, and pocket-friendly prices have made them one of the most popular restaurants in the city. People swear by their food and highly recommend all their chicken dishes while Butter Chicken of here has a separate fan base. Kake Da Hotel is a must visit especially for the people who just can’t have enough of this dish!

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Address: 67, Municipal Market, Connaught Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Timings: 12 pm to 12 am
Price for two: ₹600

  1. Moti Mahal Restaurant

The discovery of everyone’s favorite Butter Chicken is credited to Delhi’s Moti Mahal. They brought about a revolution in taste and placed themselves on the International Gourmet Map by inventing Tandoori Chicken, Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani. Now how can the creators go wrong themselves? They are highly popular for their North Indian and Mughlai preparations, they bring the taste of fine dining to the price-point of a casual dining restaurant. They have a simple yet charming seating space that is perfect to enjoy some time with family and friends. Their butter chicken is mouth-watering and a must try dish!

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Address: 3703, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj, New Delhi
Timings: 12 pm to 12 am
Price for two: ₹1,100

  1. Gulati

Gulati serves one of the best plates of Butter Chicken in all of Delhi. You just can’t afford to miss it with their relishing butter naan at this iconic restaurant. It might cost you a little but it’s worth every penny. This outlet has enough space with well trained staff but you will always find crowd waiting in the queue for their turn here. It doesn’t matter whether you’re just 3 people or 20, the quality of the food and the prompt service never disappoint you. And their menu will definitely leave you spoilt for choice here.

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Address: 6, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Timings: 12 pm to 12 am
Price for two: ₹2,500

  1. Aslam Chicken Corner

Ever wondered and dreamed about the best butter chicken in town? We have found the spot for you! Aslam’s butter chicken is the butter-iest chicken whose preparation is extremely different from that by most of the restaurants. It’s first cooked in a tandoor before it’s cooked further with the gravy followed by giving smoke to it. Aslam Chicken corner uses spices and ingredients which they never reveal to anyone. This place makes the best Mughlai and Biryani dishes. Their dishes are known to be really spicy with loads of butter. Their speciality is their butter chicken where the gravy doesn’t consist of onions or tomatoes, just pure butter making it absolutely finger licking.



Address: Jama Masjid, New Delhi
Timings: 4pm – 12:30am
Price for two: ₹300

  1. Kebab Gali

Kebab Gali is one of the most popular places in South Delhi which is known to serve delectable Kebabs and curries along with very flavorful Butter Chicken. It serves authentic North Indian dishes, which are spiced to perfection. They have been featured on many food portals for having the best Butter Chicken in Delhi. And their Biriyani is no less. Nothing falls short of perfection here. This is one place that you can count on to deliver flavours that please you. When you are here, don’t forget to try their Butter Chicken with garlic naan. This combination tastes like heaven.

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Address: C 7, 1st Floor, SDA Market, New Delhi
Timings: 12 am to 5 pm
Price for two: ₹450

  1. Karim’s

Karim’s is one of the most famous restaurants in Delhi. It serves the authentic Mughlai dishes that the locals swear by. Located near Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid, this place stands tall and firm as important cornerstone of Delhi’s culinary heritage. In times of expensive and showy dining, Karim’s maintains reasonable pricing and refuses to budge from their image as the commoner’s royal diner – you’ll find the most famous Butter Chicken in Delhi here. Trust us, it’s worth taking a bullet for.


Address: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi
Timings: 9 am to 12:30 am
Price for two: ₹800

  1. Havemore

Pandara Road is famous for its food and Havemore is the place you should go to for the yummiest butter chicken in the town. The legendary dhaba-style restaurant is most definitely a treasure with locals swearing by their sinful food. They serve North Indian and Chinese cuisine and is open only till 4.30 in the evening. You must try their butter chicken to cure your Mughali cravings.

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Address: 11-12, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Timings: 12 pm to 12 am
Price for two: ₹2,300

  1. Punjab Grill

Punjabi’s do Butter Chicken like no other can. They’re the ultimate pros at it. You just cannot miss out on this casual dining restaurant Punjabi Grill when talking about the best food in Delhi and binging on the best butter chicken in Delhi as well! If you’re craving for a traditional, heavy North Indian meal which is rich in flavors, then look no further. Their service is prompt, and the super-friendly staff will make you feel like royalty. Their grilled meat is stellar but it’s their butter chicken that is unmissable.

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Address: 2nd Floor, Food Court, Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi
Timings: 12 pm – 11:45 pm
Price for two: ₹3500

  1. Chicken Inn

Another popular eatery in the market, this place specializes in everything chicken, Butter Chicken being one of their best. The place is quite casual and decent, with comfortable seating and a pleasant atmosphere. The food served here is perfect in all terms and their full bar offers amazing drinks and cocktails. They are one of the legendary outlets to be serving Butter Chicken which has no competition in town. Give their chicken tikka and chicken biryani also a try.

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Address: 13-15, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Timings: 12 pm to 1 am
Price for two: ₹1,500

  1. Mughal Mahal

Mughal Mahal is a popular family restaurant in West Delhi which has been serving Butter Chicken with its own spin. The décor is not really good but the service is great. It is always crowded especially over weekends. Their Butter Chicken and Murg Makhani are not something like what you may have had at other North Indian restaurants. It has a thick and creamy texture with a slight tang that comes from the use of tomatoes. 

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Address: 7, Sethi Bhawan, Rajendra Place, New Delhi
Timings: 12 pm to 11 pm
Price for two: ₹1,100

  1. New Minar

“Big things come in small packages”. This can be aptly applied to this Mughlai and North Indian restaurant in GK-I. Locals have been frequenting this hangout for decades and it is not without reason as they serve the best Butter Chicken in town – a vibrant orange coloured gravy which is thick and creamy with soft and juicy chicken pieces that go well with their Garlic Naan. The place is always swarming with hungry butter chicken lovers. Their decor is simplistic, with neatly arranged tables and chairs. Half-a-plate of butter chicken here is enough to serve 3 people.

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Address: M-65, M Block Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi
Timings: 1 pm to 5 pm, 6 pm to 11 pm
Price for two: ₹1,300