With the vacation season coming up everyone would be ready with their holiday plans. So what is so special about Ahmedabad that visitors can expect?
Tum Gujarati log itne cute hote ho … par tum log ka khana itna khatarnak kyun hota hai … dhokla, fafda, handva, thepla … aaise lagta hai jaise koi missiles hai. – Pia, 3 Idiots
Well, our cuisine may sound missile-like but we Amdavadis proudly flaunt it.
A Gujarati Thali has all the elements of Gujarati cuisine. On that note, Ashaval prepares the list of famous Gujarati Thali restaurants that you must surely pay a visit!
So find below the list of restaurants that provide the most famous Ahmedabadi food – Gujarati Thali!
Toran Dining Hall
The owner of Toran Dining Hall, Mr Gulab Bhai Purohit was invited to Madrid Span for quality food management award. Well, this itself tells the quality of food and service offered at the place. The thali has all the Gujarati elements from “Farsan” to “Sweets. They also serve “Chaas” without which every Gujarati Thali is incomplete. Also, you can enjoy Undhiyu for Sunday lunch. The staff here is courteous and the place is clean and has traditional decor.
Location – Opposite Sales India, Ashram Road, Navrangpura-380009. Get Directions.
Price – Adult- INR 300/-, Children (3-10 years)- INR 165/-
Timing – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM , Monday evening closed.
Phone Number – 079 2754 2197
Vishalla was built by a known Gujarati Architect Mr Surendra Patel with a view to serve mouth-watering Gujarati Food in a traditional ambience. He has very well worked towards his vision. Vishalla is nestled amidst serene natural cover with migratory birds, rare flowers and two museums. The visitors here have only one thing to say while leaving the place – “Pet Bhar Gaya Par Man Nahi Bhara”.
Location – Vishalla, Vasna Rd, Opp. Tol Naka, Rehnuma Society, Sanklit Nagar, Juhapura -380055. Get Directions.
|Adult||Children (3-11 Years)|
|Unlimited||INR 656/-||INR 377/-|
Timing – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM & 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Phone Number – 079 2660 2422
The Grand Thakar
The Grand Thakar is very much loved and popular among Amdavadis. Affordable food with good facilities is what defines TGT. People have rated this place as a very hygienic one. Apart from Gujarati Thali, the restaurant offers Punjabi food and a wide range of starters, sizzlers and mocktails. The place remains a bit crowded but the mouth-watering Gujarati cuisine will lure you there.
Location – 101 Dev Arc Complex, Above Vijay Sales S.G. Highway, Iskcon Cross Rd- 380015. Get Directions.
Price – INR 260/-
Timing – 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Phone Number – 096628 02220
Agashiye, House of MG
The name itself describes the restaurant, Agashiye is a terrace restaurant spread over two terraces with a conventional Gujarati ambience. One thing that gives Agashiye a more traditional touch is that they serve food in “Kansa” vessels that are known to be good for health. Also, they have a daily changing menu. They have it all… terrace ambience, traditional interiors and good food. Also, they have now introduced buffet lunch and dinner and “Chah Nasto” for the evening.
Location -Bhadra Rd, Opp. Sidi Saiyad Jali, Old City, Gheekanta, Lal Darwaja – 380001. Get Directions.
Price – Heritage Classic – INR 776/- (Kansa Thali), Heritage Grand – INR 1107/- (Grand Thali)
Timing – 12:00 PM – 3:30pm & 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Phone Number – 079 2550 6946
This place is in open amidst the beautiful nature surrounded by greenery. You can typically have the “Dinner under the star-ridden sky” here. Rajwadu believes in “mehmangati” and warmly welcomes and treats its guests. You will find Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine here. Also, they have other attractions like traditional dances, puppet shows, a temple with four generations idols, and much more.
Location – Nr. Jivraj Tolnaka, Behind Ambaji Temple, Malav Talav. Get Directions.
Price – Adult- INR 700/-, Children (3-10 years)- INR 350/-
Timing – 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Phone Number – 079 2664 3839
Iscon Thal is a fully air-conditioned restaurant and boasts to have the best hospitality services. The place has modern interiors and could be a hotspot for Gujarati thali in Ahmedabad in this scorching summer. Their Gujarati thali has sweets, Gujarati Farsan, Desi Makhan, Chaas, Rajwadi Pan and what not. Also, they have packages for party orders and corporate lunches.
Location – SF-1, Rudra Applis, Above Aishwarya ShowRoom, Iscon Circle, S.G. Road, Satellite A, Bodakdev-380059. Get Directions.
Price – Adult- INR 299/-, Children (4-10 years)- INR 180/-
Timing – 11:15 AM – 3:15 PM & 7:00 PM – 10:45 PM
Phone Number – 079 4895 5999
Annkut is a restaurant that has recently gained much popularity among Amdavadis. The place has an ambience that gives a feeling of purity and serenity from the moment you enter. The restaurant is indoor and is known to serve authentic Gujarati cuisine. One main element of the Gujarati thali here is the “Rajwadi Khichadi”. It is served only in the evening and should not be missed at any cost.
Location – Ground Floor, Sanidhya A,, 100 ft Road, Near Platinum Hall,, Anandnagar, Prahladnagar-380015. Get Directions.
Price – Adult- INR 354/-, Children (5-10 years)- INR 264/-
Timing – 1:30 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Phone Number – 07940324031
So this an ultimate restaurant serving Gujarati Thali in open. As the name suggests Ame Gujarati defines and conveys the Gujarati tradition and culture just rightly with its food and ambience. The restaurant is in open and they have huts as sitting arrangement. They have a buffet system as well as unlimited Thali system too. For the buffet, you will have to make advance bookings and minimum of 50 persons.
Location 1- 00, Ashram Road, Vishalpur, Ellisbridge-380009. Get Directions.
Location 2- Ground Floor, Pushpak Avenue, Opposite Jain Derasar, Nehrunagar, Ambavadi. Get Directions.
Price – There are different packages worth starting from INR 290/- to INR 600/-
Timing – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Phone Number – 078787 71177
Five brothers started Sasuji with a vision to promote Gujarati Tradition and Cuisine. According to them, Sasuji defines every woman who makes delicious mouth-watering food in the kitchen and who is the home-maker. With that idea, the restaurant aims to provide a Gujarati meal and give the feeling of home-made food to its customers. They also follow the rule of “Keeping silence while eating”. So they use various hand signs to call each other so that the guests get a silent environment to enjoy their food.
Location – Lal Bunglow, Singaporean Avenue, Opp, Chimanlal Girdharlal Rd-380009. Get Directions.
Price- Adult- INR 290/-, Children (3-8 years)- INR 170/-
Timing – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Phone Number – 079 2640 5066
Gordhan thal is a chain of restaurants having restaurants in 6 major metropolitan city namely Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Surat, Vadodara, Indore and Rajkot. It not only serves Gujarati Thali but also serves Rajasthani cuisine. It has a grand ambience you get a Maharaja-like feeling visiting this restaurant.
Location – Ground Floor, Sapath Complex, Opp. Rajpath Club, Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Highway, Bodakdev-380052. Get Directions.
Price- Adult- INR 325/-, Children (3-8 years)- INR 200/-
Timing – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Phone Number – 079 2687 1222
Pakwan Dining Hall
Pakwan Dining hall is the most famous and the oldest restaurant serving Gujarati thali. It is so famous that it even has a whole “char rasta” named after it. Having one of the franchises on the a main cross-road on highway this restaurant is proven to have good food and courteous staff. Affordable rates with a decent ambience makes it Ahmedabad’s favorite.
Location 1 – Circle B, 1st, Complex, Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Hwy, Bodakdev-380058. Get Directions.
Location 2 – 1, 1st Floor, Tulip Complex, Ashram Road, Kocharab, Paldi-380007. Get Directions.
Price- INR 275/-
Timing – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Phone Number – Location 1- 079 2687 3290, Location 2- 079 2658 3351
Atithi was started in 2001, with a vision to tell people that there are cuisines beyond Punjabi and Chinese. The owner believes that Gujarati meal is a perfect balanced diet and thus started a restaurant to serve fresh and pure Gujarati Thalis in Ahmedabad. One speciality of Atithi is that it provides Jain and Swaminarayan food too. Atithi offers Banquet facility too.
Location – Mohini, Opposite Shraddha Petrol Pump-380054. Get Directions.
Price – Adult- INR 300/-, Children (5-10 years)- INR 170/-
Timing – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM -10:00 PM
Phone Number – 079 2685 8806
Gopi Dining Hall
Gopi Dining hall was started by Damodar Thakkar in 1976 as a tea stall and now this tea stall has transformed into a luxurious restaurant. Back then in the 1970s, the trend of going out and eating was not there and Damodar wanted to change this. With this ideology he started Gopi Dining Hall. This restaurant not only serves Gujarati thali but also serves Kathiyawadi Thali too.
Location 1- Ground Floor, Avdhesh house, Off Ashram Road, Pritam Nagar, Ellisbridge-380006. Get Directions.
Location 2 – 1-5, Ground Floor, Sahajanand Palace, 100 Feet Road, Anand Nagar-380015. Get Directions.
|Gujarati Thali||INR 360/-||INR 390/-|
|Kathiyawadi Thali||—||INR 390/-|
|Gujarati and Kathiyawadi Thali||INR 220/-||INR 220/-|
Timing – Location 1- 10:30 AM -3:00 PM & 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM, Location 2- 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Phone Number – Location 1- 098795 14277, Location 2- 090990 37323
Amdavadis are fan of Gwalia Sweets. The visitors of Ahmedabad are recommended to visit it. Continuing the legacy Gwalia has come up with a restaurant. The restaurant provides Gujarati and Rajasthani Thalis. Gwalbhog is the newest restaurant in Ahmedabad and is expected to become top choice of Amdavadi soon.
Location – Near, 1st floor, Aamrakunj Avis, Vishad Gandhi Nagar Highway, Tapovan Cir, Nigam Nagar, Chandkheda-382424. Get Directions.
Price – INR 200/-
Timing – 11:30 AM -2:30 PM & 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Phone Number – 070430 60000
So we have listed 14 hot favourite and worth trying Gujarati Thali restaurants in Ahmedabad. Do tell us in the comments section below if we have missed out on any place. Also, do comment on which one is your favourite.
We are eagerly waiting to hear from you.
Lastly, we wanted to thank our Quora users for helping us prepare this list of Gujarati Thali Restaurants in Ahmedabad.
Have a nice day and stay tuned.