ITC Maurya at Delhi is in the league of those hotels that welcomes some very important personalities around the world as their guests. A commendable service and striking interiors with lip-smacking food that comes from the kitchen is the USP of ITC Maurya.
Bukhara at ITC Maurya is one such restaurant that can boast of being the best North-West Frontier cuisine speciality restaurant in India. With figures like Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger among many others. Bukhara is indeed fit to be included in the Indian history of best restaurants. They not only gives you to taste a piece of North India but also it gives you the stint of the authentic way of eating in India – without cutlery. Yes, the restaurant serves you food without cutlery (however available on request) unlike other five-star restaurants. With low seating and a huge live kitchen, Bukhara pays homage to the tandoor-style of cooking.
The menu here is quite small and hasn’t changed over the last three decades. Ten non-vegetarian kebabs and some six vegetarian kebabs with curries and naans are part of their acclaimed menu. Tandoori Burrah, Murgh Malai kebab, Sikandari Raan, Tandoori Chicken, Paneer Tikka, Dal Bukhara and the special giant naan are the signature dishes here.
The restaurant has achieved a lot of fame and recognitions. Few are given below –
- Best Indian restaurant by a UK based magazine four years in a row
- Winner of Times Food Award as the best North Indian restaurant
- Best Asian restaurant & 37th best in the world by Restaurant Magazine, UK
Bukhara has a Presidential platter named after Bill Clinton combing all the dishes that he had ordered when he visited Bukhara.