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Madan Cafe

#353 of 5,715 Restaurants in New Delhi
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Pahar Ganj
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1601 Main Bazaar | Paharganj, New Delhi 110055, India
+91 11 2358 2468
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Freshly cooked food, that tastes great and doesn't cost much

Basic cafe set up on the main bizarre in PahaGang. Doesnt look much from the outside like a few other places nearby but this place is the best of the lot. ive tried so i know. its not just thats its better than the rest, its very good. food takes a little while, but thats OK as you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Dino M
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Basic cafe set up on the main bizarre in PahaGang. Doesnt look much from the outside like a few other places nearby but this place is the best of the lot. ive tried so i know. its not just thats its better than the rest, its very good. food takes a little while, but thats OK as you can watch... More 

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Absolutely informal hot spot for the experienced traveler. We found here archaic chic, understanding of tourist being and a real information help! Good that it exists as opposed to fast food and glamorous places. Chana Masala of Madan - I miss you!

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For the past few years I've been to Madan Cafe for a number of times. Every time I'm there I expect a delicious meal and every time my expectations are fulfilled. Madan Cafe offers a wide range of meals likes Italian, Chinese, English meals, American cuisines and Indian food (ofcourse). They offer meals during the whole day and you can... More 

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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116 reviews 116 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Don´t expect fancy, but DO expect a good large cuppa masala chai for $20.Rps and some pretty good simple spite of not fancy, the Madan does have atmosphere where you can see old India-philes, sadhus real and fake, young packers and an occasional old lady in disguise like myself! They feed and give dogs water at the door, too!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The food is some of the cheapest you'll find in Delhi but you get what you pay for. The staff are exceptionally rude, not giving one iota about customers. Do yourself a favour and spend the extra 20 Rupees and go elsewhere.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We were asked to sit down and were given a menu. When we asked to order, They told us that the kitchen is closed, and we were asked to leave. I still can't believe it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The most pathetic service you can get.. i waited 30min for a coffee. not hygienic, very cramped up n stuffy.. so many other cafe nearby..don't waste your time and money.. staff are very rude..

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

My food was not appetizing, there were chunks of canned pineapple in my vegetable curry. Name was served cold. The dishes were not that clean, and we saw two mice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I had the opportunity to live for 3 months in the area where Madan is located. Madan was our favourite spot to hang out at for both the food and the atmosphere (we went multiple times a week). We made quite a few friends while eating there who we eventually met with in other parts of India.... More 

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England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

first came here years ago on my first trip to India in 2008. managed to find the place again and get the name this time (may 2014). the place has hardly changed in 6 years - same great atmosphere, people and food. Great location - right in the action on main bazzar - great staff happy to help with anything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1601 Main Bazaar | Paharganj, New Delhi 110055, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  National Capital Territory of Delhi  >  New Delhi>  > Pahar Ganj
  • Neighborhood: Pahar Ganj
  • Phone Number: +91 11 2358 2468

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Fast Food, Dessert, Continental
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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