Best Desi Food Restaurants in Lahore 2023

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Best desi food restaurants in Lahore

The unbreakable bond between Lahoris and food allows the opportunity for the hospitality industry to grow. There are a lot of best res in Lahore. Whatever type of food becomes famous among the masses, desi food never goes out of style. The traditional spicy and richly flavoured food is what every foodie in Lahore craves. Therefore we have a list of the best desi food Restaurants in Lahore that are truly worth trying.


Food is a sensational topic for the Lahoris who never settle for less. The eatery spot has to offer the perfect food or the people will never turn back to that place. No one wants to experience bad taste while in Lahore. especially when it comes to desi food. Desi food has a lot of spices and requires the perfect amount of each to make the taste outlast forever.

Best Desi Food Restaurants In Lahore

Making desi food is an art that many cannot do. So, there are some of the best desi food restaurants in Lahore that know how to get the job done. The following are those that will never disappoint you with their taste, aroma, hygiene and ambience:

  • Haveli Restaurant
  • Dera Restaurant
  • Butt Karahi
  • Phajja Siri Paye
  • Lal Qila

Haveli Restaurant

Haveli Restaurant is famous for its historical building of Haveli Khalil Khan. The restaurant is surrounded by artistic historical buildings like Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Minar-e-Pakistan. People prefer the roof-top view because the aromatic surrounding and the attractive view of the Lahore fort on the side doubles the joy of food.

Speaking specifically of food, Haveli is best at offering desi food with hygienic and fresh ingredients and made by the best chefs in town. Along with Pakistani cuisine, we also get Barbeque on the menu.

Address: Badshahi Mosque, 2170-A Food St Fort Rd, Shahi Mohallah Walled City of Lahore, Lahore, Punjab

Dera Restaurant

Best desi food restaurants in Lahore

Dera restaurant is one of the oldest and best desi food restaurants in Lahore. It specializes in desi dishes with a pleasant outdoor setting. The customers enjoy their time dining in Dera restaurant with a live flute performance.

There is a wide variety of dishes that are worth trying for sure. The taste, value for money and setting are too good that it attracts a large number of customers. So, the only unattractive thing about this restaurant is the hassle of customers.

Address: Hafeez Kardar Rd، near Gaddafi Stadium, Block E 2 Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab

Butt Karahi

Best desi food restaurants in Lahore

Butt Karahi has a lot of branches all around Pakistan. Therefore it adds to the best restaurants in Lahore and Pakistan as well. As seen by the name, the restaurant specialised in making Karahis. Butt’s Karahi dishes are unmatchable to any competitor in the market.

The spot has gone widely popular all around Pakistan for its chicken, and mutton Karahi recipes that are one of a kind. All the recipes are fresh and made to the customers’ choice. It is a must-visit place if you visit Lahore. Because, without trying Butt Karahi from Lakshmi Chowk, you have not tasted Lahore’s best restaurants yet.

Address: 17 Temple Rd, near Saffan wala chowk, Mozang Chungi, Lahore, Punjab

Phajja Siri Paye

Phajja’s Siri Paye is an option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It opens 24 offers in the walled city of Lahore so you can go there at any time and enjoy your meal. The place is worth the hype of its name as it is always crowded by true desi food lovers.

They know the importance of the finger-sticking paye with flawlessly amazing spices. Along with mutton and beef Paye, you can also get maghaz, murgh chane, qorma, daal, biryani and much more. So, whenever you feel like eating something, must visit Phajja Siri Paye.

Address: Kali Beri Bazar، near Taj Mahal Sweet, Walled City of Lahore, Lahore, Punjab

Lal Qila

Best desi food restaurants in Lahore

Lal Qila offers multiple choices of food. You can get desi cuisine, BBQ, Chinese as well as continental dishes in one place. Lal Qila provides a royal ambience to the visitors along with a live kitchen. The customers can roam around and see their food being cooked.

It is highly preferable for families because everyone can get something for their tastebuds. Customers love to try the buffet because of the number of dishes that this restaurant offers. All of them are mouth-watering and make you come back for more.

Address: 12 Main Boulevard Garden Town, Babar Block Garden Town, Lahore, Punjab

Duaa Naeem
Duaa Naeem
Dua is a seasoned writer who loves to write on Pakistani Entertainment and Infotainment while having her Masters in English literature

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