Oriental Octopus, Lodhi Road
Home Delivery: No.
Parking On Weekdays/Weekends: Easy all days.
Jazz music, art deco interiors and memorable food there couldn't be a more failsafe formula for a successful restaurant. It's a pity, therefore, that you've got be a Habitat Centre member or know one to be able to have a meal here. It's best-known for its Kauk-Swe, the Burmese curry, which, sadly, is served only in winter, as well as its Thai Chicken Green Curry (vegetarians, relax, this restaurant uses the more expensive curry paste without nampla, the fish sauce, for veggie curries), Minced Chicken with Basil, and the Black Pepper Chicken.
For vegetarians, the choice extends from Vegetables in Hot Garlic Sauce to Baby Corn, Black Mushroom and Broccoli in Hoisin Garlic Sauce, to the Vegetarian Penang Curry.
Meal for two Rs 500