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Desert Boy's Dhani

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Near Nagar Palika, Jaisalmer 345001, India
9462250149
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Experience

An ideal place to have food in Marwari style sitting. The contemporary sitting was also available. The best part of the restaurant was outdoor sitting arrangement under a sour apple tree. Food preparation was also good. However, there are lot of flies in the open air sitting area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
apurbakb
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Not the best but definitely not the worst. Good for a stop over if you are staying close. I had a stuffed potato dish that came with one small stuffed potato in gravy. Was good, but not quite the amount that I expected, just an observation. Beautiful courtyard and also a nice air-conditioned area.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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206 reviews 206 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We ate here this afternoon under the big tree in the courtyard. It was a hot day and every other customer sat inside but we enjoyed our time and the meal was very good. We ordered 7 different dishes and 3 different naan to go with some tasty drinks - I love the cold coffee with ice cream. At the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

food we ordered was very tasty, but explanations wernt given so we ended up with chutneys that we thought were going to be curries. they wer so tasty but our meal ended up a bit flat as we didnt really eat anything substantial. advice would have been good. They could sort out the run up to their entrance, lots of... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An ideal place to have food in Marwari style sitting. The contemporary sitting was also available. The best part of the restaurant was outdoor sitting arrangement under a sour apple tree. Food preparation was also good. However, there are lot of flies in the open air sitting area.

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This restaurant presents a calm ambiance to unwind after a long city trip with awesome traditional Folk dance and music presentation...The food is good though the location is not so appealing..The service is average Overall a nice place to visit and have a dinner with some good and soothing folk music!!

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jodhpur
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Shabby and smelling entrance, dirty washroom, chaotic sittingarrangements. then how can they serve a good authentic meal???

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Mumbai
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I discoverd this place by fluke, just strolling around the city. And I had such a gala time. In the evening, they have a quaint setup with old school round tables, iron chairs, candle lanterns, greenery, wall fountain and what not. On top of that, there are live performances - Regional folk dances, puppet show, songs all being performed on... More 

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New Delhi, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The food and the ambiance were really good. The show was very average due to low footfall during end of February, 2015. Overall a worth visiting food joint.

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Ujjain, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent food superb food.. no choice apart from this a place to enjoy food with folk dance show which happens daily

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Good food, nice music, and surprisingly entertaining puppetry. A unique experience. Prices are reasonable if you consider the live entertainment but we tipped the performers as we weren't sure how well they were paid. Service isn't great. It's nice being in a garden with candle lit tables, but the old metal chairs are very wobbly and we had a bird... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Near Nagar Palika, Jaisalmer 345001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Rajasthan  >  Jaisalmer
  • Phone Number: 9462250149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?