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“It's the experience and the human spirit of giving that won us over...”
Review of Guru-Ka-Langar

Guru-Ka-Langar
Ranked #1 of 369 Restaurants in Amritsar
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Reviewed November 7, 2013

This place is not about food which is a simple yet delicious fare of chapati, kadhi, deal and rice, it was about the experience and the ambience that were so humbling. We were overwhelmed by the human spirit that was efficiently giving back to the community regardless of race, creed, religion, origin. The history of Sikh's most sacred site where the Mughal emperor Akbar who was a Muslim himself gifted a piece of land to continue the free kitchen which now feeds at least 100,000 people every day is a proof of the true secular spirit of India. Greg (my husband) and I enjoyed checking out the 400 years old gorgeous temple as well.
We obviously didn't need to have food at the free kitchen, but we ate there to have the complete experience. Later we left a donation for the kitchen. We hope the tradition carries on for years...

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

I traveled Amritsar on 18 Oct. Had food at Guru ka langar at Darbar sahib(Golden Temple) Complex. It was awesome. After having langar worshipers usually go to wash dishes which is considered to be sacred. Did that too and believe me, an anonymous peace prevailed around the complex. Hassle free.. and tout free city..

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This canteen is just outside the Golden Temple, on the right after handing in your shoes.
We arrived at 7:45 and didn't have to wait, we were handed utensils and ushered inside. We were told where to sit and moments later, men came by spooning various foods onto our tray. Nothing was spicy except a little bit of chutney. They served coconut rice (best I have had, Thailand included), dal (lentils) and little chapatis (flat bread). They even come by to offer seconds.
The whole meal is free, but there are donation boxes at the front door which we happily contributed to. The whole experience lasts only a few minutes, then you bring your trays over to the wash area and off you go.
Earlier in the day, we walked around the back of the temple area and saw dozens of women making the chapatis from scratch. Such a wonderful community, coming together to help and serve each other!
PS: We were unsure of whether we should drink the water offered, as we have just arrived in India and our bellies are still adjusting, so we opted out, but it is there if you want it.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

You must visit Guru-Ka-Langar (Community Kitchen) when you visiting the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). You will find volunteers doing Selfless Service to all the visitors without any discrimination right from cutting vegetables, preparing food in the kitchen, providing your utensils, serving simple but tasty food, taking back your plates, bowles and spoon when you have finished your food, washing these utensils for next set of visitors. A good example of flawless execution.

1  Thank R_S_BANGA
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

The harmony in which fee quality food is being served to thousands of people at a time is astonishing. no limits. People cutting vegetable, even kids accompanying, washing utensils, all selflessly...Salute from heart the spirit of Sikhs. a must visit for everyone.

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