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“Wonderful experience with family”
Review of Hanwant Mahal

Hanwant Mahal
Ranked #20 of 415 Restaurants in Jodhpur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 18, 2013

This was by far the best meal we had in Jodhpur. The restaurant has a fantastic view of Umaid Bhawan Palace and Mehrangarh Fort. The food was excellent and the ambiance takes you back to the days of the maharajas. We went in the monsoons and it was raining quite heavily when we reached the place. The view from the dining room with the rains was truly a memorable view.

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Thank deepakgupta5
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

History and royalty, that's what you would except from a place named after the last Maharaja of Jodhpur, and the Hanwant Mahal does not disappoint when it comes to either.

Located in an old Palace/Havelli atop a hill, the restaurant has great views of Umaid Bhawan Palace. We went there in the summer/monsoons so there was no rooftop dining, but the view is just as spectacular from the indoor tables with large glass panels providing a magnificent view as you enjoy the sumptuous meal.

The service too was exceptional and fit for a Maharaja. There was somebody waiting on us all the time, which can be a bit much if you are not used to the Rajasthani hospitality, but we enjoyed it for a while and then politely asked the server to leave us alone for a while, which he gladly did. The meal was good, though not spectacular, with a lots of local dishes of Rajasthan. The Laal Maas, Bater, Murg Ke Sule and Kher Sangri were spicy and delicious.

There is small dirt road that you need to traverse to get to the place, but it is really not as bad a people made it out to be. Well worth the drive. A memorable experience and a can't miss for a trip to Jodhpur

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Thank abhidabhi
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Divya B, Manager at Hanwant Mahal, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant and taking out the time to review us. We're glad you had a pleasurable experience. We have tried to create a royal dining experience, keeping in mind the history of Rajput royalty. It is truly gratifying to be appreciated for the same. We have taken note of the points you have made about our service, and we thank you for the same, as this continuously help us better our service.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

The drive way is a kuchha road but after that it all Royalty. The interiors are rich and service is top notch. Taste is very good and menu is full of authentic dishes from Royal Kitchen. Murg ke Sule is recommended while you look at Ummaid Bhawan Palace from a distance...view from the roof top is excellent

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Thank Lehris
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Divya B, Manager at Hanwant Mahal, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your review of our food and service. We're glad you had a wonderful experience at our restaurant. We have tried to replicate all the dishes from the Royal Kitchens of India and create a Royal Dining Experience and therefore, it is extremely heartening to be appreciated for the same.

We hope to welcome you again in the future!

Regards.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is just not a dinner out, it is the complete experience of being transported to the times of the maharajas. Great attention to detail has been paid to recreate the ambiance. The food is very good. The service is excellent. There are lovely terraces which are ideal for a romantic dinner and beautiful view of Umaid Bhavan. Of course the option to eat inside the restaurant is always there. It is just a magical experience.

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Divya B, Manager at Hanwant Mahal, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Hi Sumeet,
Thank you so much for visiting Hanwant Mahal. We're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! We've always tried to ensure that every guest who visits us has a memorable time and to see your review about our restaurant and that we met your expectations is truly heartening. We hope to welcome you again in the future!

Warm Regards.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

had dinner at the roof terrace, with a gorgeous 360deg view of jodhpur, and with the umaid bhawan hotel in sight. it was a feast!
i thought dinner ended after the appetizers... but no!
a THALI appeared after that...... i was close to bursting!
it was a most filling and extravagant indian feasts i've ever had.

if you want to impress and spoil someone silly during your travels in rajasthan, this must be quite possibly the best place to do it.

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Thank NikolosSG
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