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“If you want to have rich food this is the place to visit.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dum Pukht

Dum Pukht
ITC Maurya, Lobby Level | Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi 110045, India
+91 11 2611 2233
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Ranked #8 of 5,910 Restaurants in New Delhi
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
New Delhi, India
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“If you want to have rich food this is the place to visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

It is a very special experience to eat in the restaurant with its old style atmosphere. The piping hot biriyani is really worth trying. Being a vegetarian I do not find too many dishes but what is there is excellent. I go there on very special occasions to celebrate in a wonderful atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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AnilCGMITCMaurya, General Manager at Dum Pukht, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and I am happy to know you enjoyed your dining experience at Dum Pukht. Here, we strive to offer an unforgettable experience through the authentic cuisine from the royal kitchens of Awadh along with a grand ambiance.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely,
Anil Chadha
General Manager - ITC Maurya
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“Dum Pukht”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

One of the very famous high end eating places in the Capital. Excellent & finger licking food. I wish, I could visit more often.

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AnilCGMITCMaurya, General Manager at Dum Pukht, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback for Dum Pukht. Here, we strive to offer an unforgettable experience through the authentic cuisine from the royal kitchens of Awadh along with a grand ambiance.

We are pleased to have loyal guests like yourself look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely,
Anil Chadha
General Manager - ITC Maurya
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Great food, OTT decor.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Located in the garish ITC Maurya Hotel , Dum Pukht ranks as one of Delhis top 3 restaurants alongside Indian Accent and Jamavar in the Leela Palace. We'd heard friends in NY rave about the chef Gulam Qurashi and wanted to see if it was that good for ourselves.

Habibia Chops , Murq Qorma and Murgh Pulao were excellent. Delicate, complex and cooked to tender perfection. We chose an Indian Grosvenor Blanc de Blanc to go with the meal - a quarter of the price of western wines and more suited to the food. Although it wasn't on the wine list the waiter was happy to get a bottle of this wine from the ground floor bar.

Staff attentive and efficient. Tables set luxuriously far apart. Dinner for two with starters , water and wine , service and taxes $200. Be prepared for the dark grey and white decor which is straight out of a 1930's Holywood stage set.

A must visit if you love Indian and particulalry Lucknow food. The night we were there the restaurant was full of locals and there were only three tables of Europeans/ Americans. This local patronage must be a good sign.Several steps above the less formal Bokhara restaurant in the same hotel.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AnilCGMITCMaurya, General Manager at Dum Pukht, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your dining experience at Dum Pukht. Here, we strive to offer an unforgettable experience through the authentic cuisine from the royal kitchens of Awadh along with a grand ambiance.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely,
Anil Chadha
General Manager - ITC Maurya
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New Delhi, India
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“Amazing...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The food here is cooked in the dum - which is another word for sealed cooking in an oven. The porcelain container is sealed on the top with pastry sheets and the entire thing is put into the oven. The result is an amazing mixture of special herbs and spices which are not sauteed but rather blend together to bring out the Awadhi flavors.

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AnilCGMITCMaurya, General Manager at Dum Pukht, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your dining experience at Dum Pukht. Here, we strive to offer an unforgettable experience through the authentic cuisine from the royal kitchens of Awadh along with a grand ambiance.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely,
Anil Chadha
General Manager - ITC Maurya
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New Delhi, India
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“Amazing Kakori Kababs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I am an avid kabab eater and i landed up in Dum Punkt as Bukhara had a long queue.Has an awesome time , i can bet they make the best kakori's in town .The serving is just right.Overall the food was good and I recommend it as an authetic Awadhi food place to hang out.Cheers!- N Khan

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AnilCGMITCMaurya, General Manager at Dum Pukht, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your dining experience at Dum Pukht. Here, we strive to offer an unforgettable experience through the authentic cuisine from the royal kitchens of Awadh along with a grand ambiance.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely,
Anil Chadha
General Manager - ITC Maurya
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