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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
138 reviews 138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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SF, California
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429 reviews 429 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We enjoyed a good veg dinner here for a reasonable price. The seating is outdoors with a stage where live folk music and dance are performed. Service was good and the tables all full.

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you are looking for good food in Jaisalmer, i think this is the place to visit. Staff is cordial, food quality is good and service is prompt. Food prices can be looked at them, i felt just a bit high. But all in all you should visit this place.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place is recommended by Lonely Planet as well. Went here twice during my trip. It is a nice setting - outdoor seating with greenery. At dinner, there is a live folk performance. Small bonfires are set up as well (in winter only, of course). Found the food average. The gravies had too much ghee but then that seems to... 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?