Amritsar is a foodie’s paradise. There are many places to explore and best food can be found at road-side joints, many of which go without name. Here is the list of Best Restaurant and joints of Amritsar.

Amritsari Fish

  • Pehelwan Fish Shop (outside hall gate Shops – corner shop; 98728-73912 / 98142-34620)

Note: Once popular Makhan fish shop has now become more of a drinking place and hardly sells the same quality he was once known for.


  • Ahuja’s ki Kesar wali lassi (Near Hindu college Amritsar). Try Masala Tofu too.

Amritsari Kulcha

  • Ashok Kulchewala – (A-Block, Ranjit Avanue Market, Amritsar)
  • Kulche wala (Triangular Area, Tin nukri, Near Such Sagar hospital, Maqbool road) ( Starts 10A.M)

Amritsari chane/ Choley Matthi/ Bheega Kulcha

  • Shop no. 9 (Basant Avenue market, Amritsar)
  • Cholle wala, (Majitha road and circular road)
  • Hans Raj cholle wala (Gopal Nagar, Amritsar)

Special Paneer Bhurji

  • Shri Pyara Lal (Karmon Gali, Katra Jaimal Singh market, Hall bazaar Amritsar; 97803-61240/ 78372-05927)
  • Paneer Bhurji wala (main road Near Nayyar Hospital, opp Archies Gallery)

Chana bhatura and Nutree Kulcha

  • Sabree’s (Queen’s Road ,Opp. Friend’s Dhaba; 98786-22257/ 98766-82786)

Mutton Curry

  • Bhai saab meat shop (Near Sultanwind gate)

Punjabi Dhaba’s

  • Bade Bhai ka Brother’s Dhaba (town hall, hall bazaar) for Veg Punjabi Food. Thali is a must try
  • Joginder ka Dhaba (Opposite Railway Station , GT road) for Palak mutton and Naan
  • Kesar ka Dhaba (near loh garh gate) For Maah ki Dal and Parantha … only if u don’t mind lots and lots of ghee
  • Pal da Dhaba and Chache da Dhaba (Inside Hathi gate Amritsar) for Keema Kaleji, Mutton Kharoda, Mutton Curry, Chicken Curry, Tikke, Magaz


  • Munim di hatti (Lawrence road Amritsar) for Poori, Malpua and phirni.
  • Kanha Sweets for Poori, Gur ka Halwa

Samosa and Kachori

  • New Munim di Hatti (Lawerence road, Amritsar)

Omelette and Tea

  • Giani Tea Stall (Near Bhandari Bridge) for Half fried egg and tea


  • BlueBakers (near govt. Medical college)
  • Bansal Bakers (Lawerence road)
  • Popular Bakery (Queen’s road) for veg and non-veg patties


  • Bikaner wale (Hall bazaar Amritsar)
  • Brijwasi chat wala (Near bhandari bridge and Ranjit Avenue C-block market)

Grilled or Roasted chicken

  • Mani chicken corner (Opp. Madan Hospital, Circular Road)

Global Cuisines

  • Italian: Country Inn (Queens Road)
  • Indo-Chinese: Crystal Restaurant, Crystal Chowk

Raw Dairy Products

  • Sharma Dairy (corner shop, near drain Fatehgarh churian road) for milk, curd, pure Desi Ghee and cheese

Raw Mutton

  • Joginder meat shop (near Spring Dale senior school, Fateh garh churian road)
  • Ahmed Meat shop (Ram Bagh Market)

Raw Fish

  • Makhan fish shop (macchi mandi)
  • Banarsi fish shop (macchi mandi)

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  • Ashish Gupta

    Great compilation Aman, I will carry a copy of this when I visit Amritsar next.

    Is there a Surjit Dhaba there, famous for Mutton Curry? I heard about it but could not visit.

    Cheers, Ashish

  • Novi

    Kya chun chun ke jagah likhi hai , Pehelwal’s Fish is better btw why did u not Mention Mutton Koftas , Mutton and Rice at Gulam bhai’s Place,Liberty Market , Dhol wala meat and Tandoori roti opp. Bus Stand , Telephone exchange ke paas wale mutton chomps , tikkas ? Yeh bhi likho ” oh ho Dr.Saab ne bheja hai Tuhade kolon paise nahi le sakde ” ..remember when that Mutton shop owner saw u r car and refused to take money from me 😀

    • Aman kahlon

      Novi Gulam Bhai does not make Mutton koftas and mutton now , he told me that the rates of mutton and commercial Gas have gone high and people who used to eat at his place find it difficult to afford , now he makes chicken curry 2)The original Dhol wala Gaini ji has sold his shop to some one as his shoe business is doing very good , he visits me every week for check up (so i know it) , yes IFF u can plz include the vendor(pehelwan da bhai) near Telephone exchange(katra Jaimal singh) near billa paneer bhurji wala he makes awesome Mutton chomps dry, mutton chomps with gravy , Mutton tikka , keema kaleji with Amritsari kulcha .

  • Amrit Mannan

    Aman u have done a good job by providing this information

  • Sumir

    You missed Beera Chicken?!?!

  • Amit

    Add Beera Chicken to the list. Located on Majitha Road, its one of the best on Grilled Chicken!!

    • Aman Kahlon

      Amit Bheera chicken after division between the family has opened 4 shops in a row … they brought down the quality and were finished in days …. I still miss their big juicy grilled chicken … have hardly seen a customer there now , yes I agree at one time it was the best

  • Roopa Gulati

    Teh most splendid of guides – fabulous. Thank you. Are you based in Amritsar? May I contact you directly?!

  • Sukhpreet Giani

    A great compilation.


    amritsar is full of foodie joints. there are many many others like –next to novelty sweets lawrence road-paneer bhajia wala, since 55 years same shop same standard , same taste, same service. the best paneer bhajia, methi wada, pattor . owner down to earth.
    then lohgarh gate inside ram ke samosas. selling in thousands per day. near bhandari bridge, pakode wala since 60/ 70 years, selling in tons per day. durgiana mandir ki puri.bakewell ki bakery cheese straw. then kanha ke moong daal ke laddo. parde wale samosa , only amritsar can make these in the world.
    pickles and sharbat from bal mukand . sandal sharbat most relishing. then murabba–aam ka–apple ka–gajar ka. no one to beat them.
    the best part is -there are thousands shops selling channa( chole) and each has different recipe.

  • sandeep

    hey guy`s you all done a great job, we two families coming Amritsar on Saturday 29th march and we want to know about delicious non veg shops near mall road, any buddy reply?

  • Kunal Mannan

    That is just amazing. All of the best eating places in Amritsar.
    Though, there are some more to add-on; Chaupati and the night food street opposite to crystal restro for Pav-Bhaji, burger, bhel puri and stuff.
    Then, Fruit Ice-Cream is Amritsar’s one of the most exquisite delicacies especially from Arora Fruit Shop, majitha road.
    Then malai tikka, roasted tikka from lovely, inside hathi gate.
    Pakode from the shop near station and near that little stream, Alpha one.
    Crystal softy..

  • Navraj

    Last time I was in Amritsar, I’d been to Temptation Restaurant on circular road. It was real good and a worthy to be added to your list for continental. I tried Sizzlers and they were really awesome.

  • Jailesh Oberoi

    You have done a real good job in providing the best minute details for all the foodies visiting Amritsar.
    Cheers to that 🙂

  • Rashmi

    What about mithai shops? Kanhaiya sweets – is it still there?
    I wld be visiting Amritsar this sat and would like to pack some great non veg dishes like mutton curry etc along with kulchas etc.. What is the best place to go and get all under the same roof and wld they pack it for carrying it in flight ?

  • Sunil

    Hi,just amazing list of places to eat in Amritsar , will be in Amritsar between 28-30 July ,could u short list and mail me the must visit places for veg and non-veg food,regards

  • Karanbir

    Famous Makhan Fish & Chicken Corner was started in year 1976, located at Majitha Road, Amritsar is famous for its

  • sahil

    for best restorent veg nonveg bigg meals ( bukharra resturent) c block ranjeet avenew

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