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Madan Cafe & Restaurant

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1601, Main Bazaar, Chuna Mandi, Near Dr. Lal Path Lab, Paharganj | Near Dr. Lal Path Lab, Paharganj, New Delhi 110055, India
+91 11 2358 2468
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07:00 - 23:00
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had dinner here on our second night in Delhi. The food was cold, the service was terrible (drinks came after dinner), and we both got very ill from the food. Ruined our time in Delhi.

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New Delhi, India
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360 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

An average place to have food/snacks. Service and food quality was ok but not great. Can be tried once.

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Thank Shilpamittal
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable. They didn't have anything available of the menue. After the waiter screemed at us they only have toast we left. I have seen a lot of dirty restaurants in India, but this one was one of a kind disgusting.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Although we're the champions of belgian fries, it's worth to try the madan fries here! Delicious! Came here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Always fresh and good food.

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Thank KAB1900
Paharganj, Manager at Madan Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the encouraging review :) Look forward to have you back soon!! More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

And ok for dinner as well if you're ok with veg and no beer. But we have breakfast here most days when in Pahar Ganj. Quality good, price excellent. Great place!

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Paharganj, Manager at Madan Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the appreciation :) It always encourages us to work harder and serve better food each time!! See you soon again!! More 

Gold Coast, Queensland
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is a travellers cafe, limited seats, great management, incredibly helpful offering information and services. The food is affordable and a big serve. Clean environment and smoking is being discouraged inside. Seats on the street attract almost every type of beggar that navigates the street, often chased away or disuaded, some are persistent and the same appear everyday to try... More 

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Paharganj, Manager at Madan Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for writing such an enthralling review. We are so much more motivated to serve our customers better each time. See you again soon :) More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Madan is a wonderful budget street cafe on the Main Bazaar, good for cheap food and to watch the madness hurry past. Service was quick and friendly and the thali was generous.

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Paharganj, Manager at Madan Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review. We are happy that you liked our food and ambiance. Hope to see you soon again :) More 

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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Because the owner of this think that his terrace on the road is the place most dilightuf in the area he ask you very rudly to renew your drinks every time... More his chai is just hot water..go elsewhre but not this...

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Paharganj, Manager at Madan Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Probably you've written about someone else because we are a not on a terrace. Our place is on the ground floor in the Main Bazaar. And moreover, we have the reputation of the being the friendliest in the vicinity. Try our Indian Masala Chai next and you'll know how good the tea is :) Please adhere from writing false... More 

Belgrade, Serbia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

This place is more than what it seems - a place with a history for locals and tourists. The guests coming here are quite interesting, the prices are vey reasonable and the food great! A must see!

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Paharganj, Manager at Madan Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. Yes indeed we are almost the oldest cafe around as we started way back in 1984. It feels great when our customers appreciate our food :) Thanks and see you again soon!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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771 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

We came here based on the listing in the Lonely Planet guide. The place is VERY basic, and people are allowed to smoke inside, which isn't great at all. The food is cheap and cheerful but really nothing special. We ordered 2 Thali's and one Veg Pilao totalling to 280 rupees together. Service means you write down on a piece... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Cafe, Chinese, Fast food, International, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601, Main Bazaar, Chuna Mandi, Near Dr. Lal Path Lab, Paharganj | Near Dr. Lal Path Lab, Paharganj, New Delhi 110055, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  National Capital Territory of Delhi  >  New Delhi>  > Pahar Ganj
  • Neighbourhood: Pahar Ganj
  • Phone Number: +91 11 2358 2468

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?