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Dera Retaurant at Hotel Taj

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Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 160017, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall probably one of the best indian food I've tried in the city. Please try the sorbet to finish the night. The service was excellent, the crew was always there for you, recommending the best. Will come back

Thank Oscar B
Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The restaurant serves Punjabi and hyderabadi cuisine. we ordered some hyderabadi stuff which was ok. Staff was helpful. Desserts though was average(rather overpriced). We had something like a rasmalai which was average.

Thank Nipun7
Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Why does a person visit a fine dining restaurant? Is it only for the great food that one gets, or is it for the overall experience? Hubby and I decided to visit Dera, since there was a Hyderabadi food festival being organised there, with a chef having flown in from Hyderabad. The food was well prepared, right from the signature... More 

Thank Seema1709
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, excellent food, very prompt service, kind and generous staff, I was with my 2 yr son, they took a good care of him. Very nice place to be.

Thank gagan m
Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Amazing people, and Yogesh, the Chef de Partie, on duty that night was extremely responsive. Something that we ordered, the fried Yoghurt speciality was a mite too sweet for us and he never charged it. The Dal was excellent as was the vegetable dish and the sweet dish. Kudos and thank you for making it a good night for our... More 

Thank jay140261
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

The restaurant specialises in Indian food. So only if you want to eat indian food then you should visit the place. Their other restaurant i.e. Black Lotus serves authentic Chinese food.

Thank renukochar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner at Dera at taj hotel. We ordered snacks paneer tikka and dahi kebab and both were very good. After that we ordered dinner comprising dal makhni, mixed kulchas, kulche- chole , tandoori roti etc and everything was good in taste. So overall everything was okay

Thank gurpreet s
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

So I've already written a very lengthy review on the Taj where I talked about Dera. I'm only doing this again for the chef The food is great. The kebabs and wine recommended were fantastic. I had asked them to make a sugar free cake for my mom who is diabetic. The chef went out of his way to do... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

Must say they serve amazing food. The quality of the food is superb. You can explore here the authentic Punjabi food. Service is good and staffs are very cordial. The ambiance is good and complementing the 5 Star and Taj status. Must try butter chicken, kaali daal and Olive nan.

Thank Nitsnath123
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

The restaurant is located inside the Taj Chandigarh. It has some of the finest chefs and wonderful people around to serve you mouth watering stuff. The Dal Makhni with Lahori Naan is just the best!! We had also some nice paneer preparations and other stuff, but none to beat the Lahori naan - with fair sprinkling of green chillies and... More 

Thank Ramachandran V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $1,000
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 160017, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Chandigarh
  • Phone Number: 8288020530
Dera, the elegant Indian restaurant, presents an inviting ambience with its split level design, warm lighting, show kitchen and interactive counter. The menu showcases an array of traditional delicacies from the Punjab with specialities from Amritsar, Lahore and Peshawar yet with a contemporary touch as they are cooked in virgin olive oil. Mobile trolleys serving fresh phulkas (Indian breads), as well as delicious dal-tadka (tempered pulses), add to the enjoyable dining experience. Open only for dinner.

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