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“Very good atmosphere and lake views, ok food!”
Review of Jagat Niwas Palace

Jagat Niwas Palace
Ranked #39 of 735 Restaurants in Udaipur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Jagat Niwas Palace offers two Restaurants- The Chandni & The Jharoka. While the former is a rooftop restaurant, the latter is a partially covered restaurant. For further details please check the hotel's website.
Hong Kong, China
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5,505 reviews
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“Very good atmosphere and lake views, ok food!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Reading up on restaurant reviews on Tripadvisor, we decided to visit Jagat Niwas to have lunch at their rooftop restaurant during our recent trip to Udiapur. We enjoyed the ambiance and the outstanding views of Lake Pichola but had mixed results food ordered here.

With a city map or Lonely Planet book at hand, Jagat Niwas is easy enough to find by walking around in the old city. Once you find the tunnel like entrance, simply walk through hotel grounds and proceed to make your way upstairs through well-decorated grounds and you eventually find yourself in a restaurant area with stunning views over the lake. Lunch is not cheap here and in many ways you are paying for this relaxing environment and peaceful views, which is arguably worth it.

For our lunch, we ordered the Josh Rogan (315 rupee or US$5.85) that wasn't one of the better samplings of this dish we tried during our two week trip to Rajasthan. The lamb was ok but should have been softer, less chewy meat. Also, the flavor was too bland, making this a below average and pricey Josh Rogan unworthy of repeat orders (rating 2 of 5) .

We also sampled the Chicken Tikka Masala (365 rupee), which they did a much better job of preparing. The chicken was soft and the curry was nicely flavored, going very well with both Jeera Rice (125 rupee) and Garlic Naan (90 rupee)we ordered with lunch. This was a very good order, one we would happily order again (rating 4 of 5).

Drinks, like the meals were pricey. Coke (65 rupee) and a not so great Mango lassi (125 rupee) that seemed to have been made with some sort of mango syrup instead of real mango (rating 2 of 5) - probably best to just go with the regular lassi drinks if you have to pay this much.

Overall, a mixed sort of feeling about dining at Jagat Niwas . Was the food worth the price paid? - Not based on what they served us. Were the ambiance and views worth it? - Yes! Would we dine here again? Perhaps for the relaxing atmosphere and lake views. This restaurant seemed more like a good place to stop as a group to enjoy an evening, a place to meet up with friends for a round of drinks in a venue with great atmosphere. We'd recommend Jagat Niwas on this basis.

  • Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Sparkling atmosphere.....”
Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

After a long and bumpy walk we reached this hotel from the palace gate..It is bit difficult to reach by foot and more so by car.Anyways but as soon as you reach there you are greeted with very sparkling , clean and fresh ambience.
Steep stairs to reach the restaurant.Warmly attented by the staff.
We ordered paneer basil tikka and it was awesome.Paneer was very soft and fresh but outher orders like daal and spinach veggies although fresh but lacked some tastes.
To our surprise typical rajasthani dish Mewar gutta curry was really bad and guttas were uncooked too.
Need to improve in food part a bit otherwise worth visit.

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1 Thank chirag d
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“Great rooftop for capuccino!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We didn't stay at this hotel bit made it our coffee & capuccino moment on the rooftop. View is stunning, coffee was great, staff friendly. Improvements needed for the washrooms but overall excellent address!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank LN2107
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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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“best quality for indian food”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

the place is a dream, rooftop restaurant with very good service, usually fully booked, get your booking ASAP

Visited November 2012
Thank Cata M
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Epicurian's Delight”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is one of my favourite places whenever I am in Udaipur... Sitting at the jharokha of this heritage haveli, at the bank of the lake and right opposite is the Lake palace hotel, it is one of the most beautiful places to gorge on carefully made food and enjoy lovely live music!!!

Visited February 2012
Thank Shruti_upadhyay
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