Tourists visiting the north eastern hilly state Nagaland, experience a lot of things first time! The tribes and their unique cultural norms, awesome natural bounty and the enticing cuisine of Nagaland- keep them mesmerized. The Naga cuisine is eclectic and full of diversity. If you do not have any friend or relative who is a resident of Nagaland, the other option to savor authentic Naga dishes is heading to the eateries. In Dimapur, you will find a number of eateries that serve mouth watering Naga dishes prepared in traditional manner. From smoked meat dishes to tasty rice dishes, the variety of foods served in restaurants of Dimapur will amaze your taste buds.
Nuances of Naga cuisine at Dimapur
Before you head to the popular restaurants in and around Dimapur, keep some time for savoring dishes at local and affordable food joints in the city. The Eros lane is one such place where you can find small food joints serving sumptuous Naga food. The Naga Thali with pork side is a hit. The Naga pepper based dishes are also irresistible.
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Top Restaurants of Dimapur
Even a decade back, there were not too any eateries in Dimapur. However, in last few years a number of local entrepreneurs and chefs have come forward to popularize the culture of eating out here. The increased tourist footfall has boosted this trend.
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Below listed are the top eateries of Dimapur:
Bambusa is one of the top eateries in Dimapur, located in 6Th Mile’s Bamboo resource center. Its pork momos are really popular. Even the snacks like egg chops get sold like hotcakes. The setup is eco friendly since it is made mostly of bamboo. The dishes are reasonably priced.
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The USP of Ethnic Table is they do not keep same menu every day. So during your stay in Dimapur you can savor quite a few dishes by going there. Chef Aketoli Zhimomi believes in procuring fresh ingredients every day and offering customers fresh and yummy delicacies. She won the 1st season of the show Naga Chef. Along with yummy dishes, you may also try her brand of pickles, named ‘Eat More’. The pickles are absolutely mouth watering.
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This is among the newer restaurants of Dimapur, located close to City Tower. It is known for the variety of dishes served. They offer yummy Naga, Thai and Chinese dishes along with few French delicacies. Its motto is “where food meets satisfaction”. The restaurant remains closed on Sundays.
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This is a global chain that has started operating in Khermahal, Dimapur in recent times. They serve delicious and fresh juices. You can also order various yummy pizzas, sandwiches, salads and smoothies. The place is thronged mostly by young crowd. The low fat smoothies are ideal if you are worried about calorie consumption. Overall, you can pick from more than 65 types of juices here and prices are quite reasonable.
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Ruby Cafe, Niathu Resort
This is one nice and cozy café in Dimapur’s Niathu Resort. The ambiance being air conditioned is nice and you will not burn a hole in your pocket by eating here. You get some types of snacks, juice and coffee here mostly. It is ideal for dating someone as well.
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This is a little costlier than most eating outlets in Dimapur and it is located at Namos Building. You get mostly Chinese and Thai dishes with touch of Naga cooking. The main course that is a hit with people is Hibachi- fried rice with dry beef cooked with bamboo shoot. You can also have some nice soups as starters. The range of cocktails and mocktails is also impressive.
This eatery is located at middle part of Dimapur, at Dobhinalla Road. This is actually one of the oldest eateries in the city. The ambiance is pleasant and you can choose it for both dinner and lunch. The hakka pork is a popular dish served here. For snacks, you may go for prawn wafer. The prices are reasonable but they do not keep desserts in menu.
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