Akshay Kapoor


What an amazing parsi food.lovely place in central delhi we had chicken thali and mutton dhansak which was served with lovely green the chicken vandaloo and parsi dal.

Rishika Yadav


I went with my family for lunch on new years eve and the place is an experience! 💕 The ambience is amazing and the decoration has been done with so much care - the vibe of the place is every clean and rustic. The menus are in photo albums with these cute photos of parsi lifestyle along with the food cards. Authentic food! We had dhinsak, a curry brinjal dish, some sort of amazing mixed vegetable daal thing and caramel Custard, malai cupcake and the traditional parsi desert! It was delicious and we had another whole meal packed for dinner to ring in the new year! I would highly highly recommend this beautiful gem of a place! 💕

Ambreen Shah


We had their Navroze specials. Delectable food!! Going back for more soon... The dhansak was so yummy, we actually got some packed. My husband does not really enjoy non-vegetarian food, he went beserk after tasting their prawns, we still talk about that dinner. Great restaurant, good ambiance, lovely owners.
Thank you!

Rahat Ali Khan


It was friday and we visited this place i say we hardly waited for 20 mins...
So we ordered Nachos , Tacos , sizzlers , and mojito ❤️
And they all tasted so perfect... So delicious... So mouth watering...

Komal Gupta


Nobody serves better parsi food than Rustom. The taste is authentic and some of the itens are impeccable. Sali boti and keema patty is a must try here. The presentation is superb and service too..

Shantanu Patil


Simply Superb Parsi Restaurant in Delhi. Very accommodating home friendly environment. Amazingly tasty food. Staff is very friendly. Do not miss if you love Parsi Food.

Sanaa Sharma


Brilliant food and service!
Ordered salli boti, bhatia ni marghi, parsi roti and pao - all of which was delectable!!! A must must must visit!



Well I had lunch with my wife at Rustom. We ordered for chicken vindalo and rice. The ambience inside restaurant reminds us of the parsi era. The serving staff was courteous with a smile. The chicken was cooked to perfection with garnish of fried potato flakes. One must give a try to this rare cuisine.

Amrita Sarkar


Very nice experience!! Please jao and khao! The place is small but good for a relaxed meal. I had gone with a bunch of friends, sat there for hours. We ordered a lot of food. I had keema samosa, Sallie bottie (spell check 😑), pulao and caramel custard. Literally stuffed ourselves!!

Food was too good!
I felt that the seats could have some cushion. Place is warm and cosy.
Food- 5/5

Priyanka Das


Rokra Sathe Vehla Pudharjo: which implies 'come early with cash', in Parsi. Foods to dig into: Patra ni Machhi. Mutton Dhanshak. Margi na Farcha. Lagan nu Custard Ambiance: Archetypal Parsi set-up. Feels like peeping into a Parsi home! Artistic: The menu has pictures of Parsi family interiors. Service: Not everyday you come across people offering their family recipes on plate! From the moment you enter the place you would not feel like a stranger eating at a casual food-joint. The two youngsters, Rahul Dua and Kainaz Contractor will receive you with a warm welcome and would patiently describe the dishes you inquire for. They would also not forget to check on your table from time to time. Favorite Dish: Patra ni machhi. Favorite Dessert: Lagan nu Custard (literally meaning, the custard served at Parsi traditional weddings) The custard was so delectable that it left us open-mouthed and convinced us to have it served at our own wedding!!

Bhanu Mittal


It is a small cozy restaurant and a paradise for non-veg lovers. The 'Paatrani Macchi' for starters is a must have. Chicken Vindaloo with paarsi roti or pav is a great combination to satisfy one's spicy tongue. Dhan Sak is also a well-prepared delicacy which will not disappoint rice lovers. On a cool day, one must also try the 'Hot Apple Toddy'. Also, the staff is extremely courteous and friendly and the experience is elevated by the pop music from the 80's and 90's.



Ordered for Home Delivery this time. The food was delivered on time and was amazing. The Kheema Pattice and the Patra Ni Machi are outstanding. The Caramel Custard is the best that I have ever had. Easily the best Parsi cuisine in town.

Aditya Raj


Having eaten here several times and also ordered from here today itself, i can easily say rustoms is the best parsi food in town. And for me the best food in town.

The salliboti is full of flavour and couoled with parsi rotli is perfect. The keema pao is to die for. The keema tastes very fresh. The pao was soft and melt in the mouth.

The chicken cutlet again is amaizng with the spring onion chutney.

The place itself is so beautiful and definitely portrays the the love with which the food is cooked.



Rated   We managed to get a great table on a Saturday night. We were four of us and got there before 8pm, since they don't take reservations. 
A big fan of parsee food, and not impressed with the existing offerings in the NCR, I went there with a list of favourites I wanted to eat. None of them disappointed. The starters were the mutton and potato patties, light, fluffy, delicious. and the patra ni machi, wrapped in banana leaf. it melted in our mouths.
We got carried away with the mains and got the mutton dhansak, the prawn patia "meals" and the chicken with apricot. all were great. came very well presented and plenty to share. We even ordered a veggie dish  - the okra with egg. It was crispy and tasty. The egg added the parsee touch ;)
The service was outstanding. The hosts were very warm, made recommendations and asked for feedback. We lingered a while and they did not hurry us. Only when we came downstairs, did we realise that there was a line of customers waiting. Certainly, worth their wait
In spite of over ordering the mains, we could not resist the desert and ordered my childhood favourite the caramel custard. It was the perfect end to a great meal
Really good value for money. I wish they would add more tables. 
I will be back for more, soon! Good luck on this great venture. The food tastes of the love of the food!

Ananya Mukherjee


Rated   Parsi cuisine is packed with flavour - robust, hearty, comforting delicacies that satisfy the soul.
It is such a delight to have a Parsi food joint right in the heart of the city!
I decided to order in some hearty Mutton Dhansak and Marghi Ma Salli from Rustom's today and I really can't wait to order again. Dhansak is a lentil and meat preparation, quite unique in its flavour and these guys serve it with some exceptionally good quality pulao, mutton kebabs, and kachumber salad. Super yummy and just so comforting on a cold winter evening when all you want to do, is hog at home on the couch in your PJs! I also ordered the Marghi Ma Salli, a tangy chicken preparation which comes with some crispy Salli (super fine Potato chips). Mopped it up with my homemade chapatis. Quiteeee a satisfying meal! For about a grand and the kind of quantity, this place is absolute value for money! And yes, a truly refreshing change from your usual delivery spots. The delivery was quick. Took about 30 MNS or so and the food was packed up super neat. Must must must try!!!

Suhail Vadgaokar


We dropped by for lunch on a rainy Sunday. It's definitely by far one of the cutest restaurants I have been to. Small and cozy I felt like I was sitting in a Bawa drawing room :) the food was equally homely. We asked Kainaz the owner/chef/manager to order for us and she ordered just the right things... The Patrani Macchi and the Kheema pattice are excellent (but filling so go easy)! My vegetarian friend ordered the French Beans pattice which was equally yummy. In the mains we had the Salli murghi, dhansak and the Dal. Folks let me tell you, that dal was so phenomenal everyone on the table ate it like soup!! We were stuffed but it didn't end there... There are 3 items on the dessert menu and we ordered the caramel custard and the Lagan nu custard. Both just killed us. I wish I could have eaten more but I was just far too full of good food and good hospitality. Rustom's is definitely going to create waves... But the good thing is it's just simple home cooked Parsi food.

Cyrus Engineer


The Parsi community in Delhi now has a truly authentic place to eat good Parsi food. While other community guests splurged on Dhansak and kababs, the real stuff were the Mutton patties, Sali Marghi, Bhatia nu Ghosh, Ravaiya (Brinjals) and Stew. The Patra ni machli did not fully rise to the occasion without the mandated chammna (pomfret). The Lagan nu Custard and Caramel custard were super. So finally, Parsi food lovers don't have to go to Bombay to have5 Godiwala's lagan nu bhonu.



Excellent food !!!had ordered in from Rustom's and had an awesome meal after long!!the kheema Pattice ,sali boti are to die for!!!definitely going to order again!!great job guys....

Vidushi Mehra


I am often underwhelmed by Parsi restaurants in Mumbai but when I try one like Rustam's, I understand what the fuss is about. Really tasty appetisers like prawn and lamb perfect for sharing. My rice dish berry pulao struck me as usual for Parsi food, but worked very well. The two vegeterians in our birthday lunch party of five were equally complimentary about their selections of dishes. reasonably priced, Very attentive but unobtrusive service. No doubt the restaurant could oblige with such dishes as well!

Priyanshu Nauhria


A restaurant usually offers four things: Food, Service, Ambiance and Attitude. Rustom's has the capability to overwhelm you on each of them. 

Staff is extremely friendly. 

Food is very yummy, especially mutton and caramel custard.

On the top of all, it offers half portions of dishes for solo diners. 

Amazing experience. I look forward to visiting Rustom's again.

Abizer Attary


First thing first.. One of the best Menu design I came across in a long time.
Ambience is amazing with beautifully yellow lit restaurant with correct Parsi Touch..
Food is delicious and personal touch by owners makes it more beautiful.

Al W


Small and homely feel as you go up the stairs. Great service with attentive waiters. Food is great for all - even covering some veg options. No alcohol but does not put a dampner on the whole evening.

Anjali Ray


This is the best Parsi restaurant you will find in Delhi. The only place where you actually get served real home-styled Parsi food, unlike other Irani restaurants who just claim to do so. The menu as a decent selection of authentic Parsi food, which you will not find anywhere else.
The food is delicious, full of flavour and leaves you hungry for more. My favourite picks would be the Kheema Pattice, Farcha, Salli Boti and definitely the Dhansak.  The Caramel Custard is nothing short of perfect - no hint of the eggy taste you find otherwise.   

If you are looking for tasty, comforting food that leaves you satisfied and content then this is the place to go.
I will definitely be visiting this place again and agian.

Mitali Gupta


Went to this newly opened gem a few days ago. Grown up eating Parsi food, I am so happy to see perfect home style Parsi food cooked in a restaurant setting. Firstly what won my heart is the way the place is done up. Colonial tables and chairs, vintage lace curtains, and Parsi candid photos by the eponymous Suni Taraporewala. We ordered the chicken farcha and keema pattice, both 10/10! The dhansakh was excellent too and finally we finished the meal with the Lagan nu custard- again perfect! Highly recommend this place.

Meher Patel


Perfect Parsi Ambience.. Cozy, relax and yet elegant!! I ordered the basic Parsi Food Dansak and it was Yummy with the right ingredients without any attempt to try to match the local taste buds!! Thanks for keeping the cuisine alive!! The chef was present there and eager to know how well her food was.. Best of luck??



Ordered in from the joint a couple of days back. Great delivery and the food was amazing. Much better than sodabottle. Its an owner run restaurant and the lady who took the order was very helpful.

Devika Menon


We home delivered from Rustoms the other day and the food was fabulous. I was surprised to find vegan options for my mother and I at a Parsi restaurant. We ordered two aubergine based dishes and the veg dhan sak, both were delightful. 

The food was just right - we ordered the Salli boti for my aunt, and she loved the taste. My father, who hasnt eaten meat for months, started eating meat again with this dish and said he's never going back! 

I am surely going to visit the restaurant again. Also, dont miss out on the lovely Pallonji's Raspberry soda. :)

Anup Roy


Yesturday went to this place to have something nice n it did not disappoint...very very cool n cute place.. The service is very very is awesome...must try their Dhan sak n Kolmi na kabab..the owners r very humble...we had a great tym...!! Must visit place...!! Wl cum back again...!!??

Divya Gajria


Homestyle Parsi food is finally in the city! Rustom's opening was much awaited and certainly not a disappointment. Lovely old parsi photographs on the walls, and a cozy eating setting. The restaurant was easily accessible and parking not a problem. The owners and the staff were courteous and polite and we got quick service on our order. We ordered Kheema Pattice and Kolmi na Kebab with Raspberry and Lemon Soda for starters, Mutton Dhansak and Jardaloo Chicken for the main course and Caramel Custard and Lagan Nu Custard for the dessert. The Kheema Pattice, Mutton Dhansak and Caramel Custard were absolutely yummy and certainly my favorites. I am definitely going back for some more, cannot wait to try other items on their menu especially the Paatra Ni Macchi and Chicken Farcha . Dont have any Parsi friends who can cook, not to worry, head over there and you will be treated with food that you can only get in a Parsi household in Bombay!



One of the finest authentic parsi food serving place...its all about food dere...would really recommend all the food lovers to visit there once

Rohit Jaiswal


Awesome food. Very authentic Parsi and old Bombay feel ambience. Homely touch and very courteous people. If you don't know about Parsi food, ask for a recommendation.

Raman Bhatia


This place needs a special recommendation. If you are looking for a good place for some great food the RUSTOMS is your bet for the night. Dont mias out on this amazing place. Chicken vindalo amd salli boti are to die for. Superb stuff

Gautam Bhatia


really awesome food, really had a great time with the entire family. Everything from starters to main course to deserts to drinks was to die for. Both for vegetarians and non vegetarians. Only complaint I have is that the seating is limited and they don't take reservations so you will have to wait

Puneet Kaura


Loved the food and ambience, staff and the owner were super friendly. Must visit if you are in south delhi.  Can't think of any other place that offers Parsi food as good as Rustom's.

Abhishek Penumarthi


Food with a bang of flavours. And the yummiest Caramel Custard! I wish we were close enough for home delivery. Will definitely go back for the Chicken Vindaloo and Pav.



Gastronomical Delight! Value for money! Although no further explanation is required, but since i was really impressed, i'l elaborate. a:) .So unless you know about it , you will not stop on a crazy busy road to try parsi food here. But if you know about it , you will not even think of going anywhere else. A tiny restaurant that can seat about 15-20 people &  a warm staff make you feel like you are dining in someone's home. The decor is just as classy as the food. Now more about the food : 
1. to begin with Keema Patties & soya patties - ahhhhhh 
2. then  - Sali Boti  with rotli - OMG
3. along with Chicken Vindaloo & dhansak .ohhh heaven.. !
4, and to end it all - the caramel custard & the kesar pista kulfi... i had to be dragged away as the kitchen had closed. 
If there was 1 thing i would correct , is the caramel custard - the excess zest left a really bitter aftertaste.. but other than that.. the food was perfect..

Sumaiya Ali


If you're looking for authentic parsi flavours, this is the place you should try. From the beautifully designed menu to the dishes everything is perfect at Rustom's Parsi Bhonu. The best part other than the food was the home like ambiance.

Ajay Kumar


Wonderful joint..exceptionally hospitable staff. Food quality will remind any of Mumbai’s old restaurants. Salli Chicken, Bhatia Chicken, Prawn curry..all are yummy. Buns are soft and warm. End with Caramel Custard is 5 star experience. Yes. Must try old Raspberry Soda. Reasonably priced. Airy ambiance. Worth try by all foodies.



their few items are just great................. Ecuadorian chocolate slab- This desert is a must order if you are a fan of dark chocolate! I am and this was heavenly for me!! The chocolate was ultra delectable!! Go for it!!!

No. twor ) Avocado mousse- Oh My God!!! This was the best dessert for me!! The mousse was so soft and easily gulpable that I want satisfied even after eating most of it!



I'd been waiting to visit this place for a while now and the change of location made it much more convenient for me to plan a lunch here. The interiors are elegant and comforting at the same time. The service needs to mentioned specially - perhaps the best experience I've had at any place in Delhi. Everyone is smiling, courteous and eager to help.

Our order was for Makai and Soya Pattice, Veg Pulao, Paneer Thali, Malai Parantha, Lagan nu Custard, Orange/Elderflower Spritzer and Lemon/Passionfruit Iced Tea. The quantity of food is so large that we actually got the entire Pulao packed when we saw it. The Soya Pattice was my favorite from among the two variants - nothing terribly spicy but very flavorful. The filing in the Makai Pattice was very well done as well. The stars of the Paneer Thali are the Patra ma Paneer and Malai ma Paneer. The former had Paneer steamed in sweet and tangy chutney wrapped in a leaf. Malai ma Paneer had the Paneer in a rich gravy. Malai Parantha was made from dough presumably kneaded with milk. A word of praise is deserved by the Sweet and spicy brinjal pickle too.

The Lagan nu Custard almost had the texture of a quiche. It was pretty well done, punctuated, as it was, by assorted dry fruits. A special mention is needed for the Elderflower spritzer which had a really interesting floral flavor to it.

It was a joy coming here and I'll undoubtedly make further visits too.

David DLima


Group of 7 adults enjoyed our lunch. The non veg Thalis (we ordered chicken, prawn, fish and mutton between us) have sizeable portions of authentic dishes. Even the non veg pickle and delicate chapatis tasted home made. Difficult to believe the chef is not a Parsi. In desserts don't miss the laganu custard which is delicious. Generous serving sizes for all dishes and meat pieces in salli mutton were tender. Easy to find, parking available close by, superb service and ambience exactly like a Parsi home.

Yatin Sawhney


Managed to visit just before they close the adchini location so not going to talk much about the ambience. We binged on food here and ate for close to 2 hours. Paatra ni maachi was excellent. Tender and rich, just the way its supposed to be. The mutton dhansak was great. Succulant mutton kebabs and the rice topped with fried onions makes for an amazing taste. The keema pav doesnt compare to ones you would get in bombay but it was still really good. The deserts are the best part. Caramel custard, the malai and mango kulfi, the dark chocolate and coffee cake were all to die for.

Prateek Kapoor


Amazing, only one word to describe the visit. Its a small place with a huge impact, makes you feel like being at a parsi home. The staff were the most courteous I've came across in a long time. The food, everything we ordered was delicious. The chicken (Bhaatia ni murg) melts in mouth, with bombs of flavour, the steamed fish (Patra ni Macchi) sweet and flaky, with right balance of spices was too good. The chicken Valdaloo and Malai Macchi were perfect. I would change nothing from th experience.

Ayush Saini


One of the best places for’s always crowded which is obvious because of the amazing quality and taste! The rabdi is delicious too!

Paras Mathur


A wonderful place with good ol Mumbai vibes. It's set up like a vintage parsi home and the warmth the place exudes makes you smile ;)

The staff is very welcoming and polite. They offer a great variety of parsi delights. Do try the keema samosa, dhansak and caramel custard. The food is great tasting and well presented.

Ritu Pyne


This is a cosy place which has all the checks in place for old world charm, music , courteous staff that knows their food and of course the food itself.The food is the star-patrani machi, chicken vindaloo, dhansak, Lagan nu custard will make you want more and more. Perfect for lunch !

Anup Mathur


While the food (Mutton Dhansak and Patra Paneer) was very tasty indeed the portion size was disappointing at that price-point. This, however, is a common refrain with all restaurants in India! Anyone that has travelled abroad knows just how much more generous the portions are in ANY OTHER country, as long as you are NOT in a fine-dining establishment. It is something to do with Indians and food!!!

Isha Saxena


Parsi food always evokes a feeling of homecoming and leaves me with a satiating warmth – from trying my hands at Akuri as a kid and cooking Mutton Salli Boti for Christmas lunch. The simplicity of their food, the slight sweetness and the lingering flavors almost always leaves me craving for more. Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu has been on my wishlist FOREVER and we finally managed to witness the homely magic. ...

Daman Soni


Great food. Just the way its supposed to be. Its like going to a parsi friends house and eating home cooked food. Wnjiyed caramel custard after a long time. Great nostalgic music too.. Definitely going back with a bigger gang

Anmol Anand


Went to this place on 16th July this year@ but forgot to review it at that time. Reviewing it now because they deserve to be reviewed 4.5. Being a vegetarian, this place surprised me and I must admit, it's worth visiting for trying something different and interesting. Staff was polite and has a homely set-up. I'll visit again.

Shruti Malhotra


One of the rare places which serve authentic parsi food and its good. The service, ambiance and the over all feel is great of this place. The costing might seem high at first, but after the food its a bargain.

Saloni Sharma


Rated   So, we ordered in from Rustom's last night. And it was a delight. Here's why:
1. They deliver to Vasant Kunj, which is a fair distance from Aurobindo Marg. Also, delivery took barely an hour
2. The food was perfectly packaged with no leakages and was warm even an hour after delivery.
3. Generous portions. Each dish was sufficient for two. A hungry, Parsi-food loving two.
4. Awesome food. We ordered a Keema na Cutlet, Veg Dhansak, and Salli Boti. It was all uniformly yum. The cutlet is paired with a spring onion chutney which is just the right side of tang. The Dhansak comes with a portion of rice with veg kebabs and the whole thing was absolutely delish. A squeeze of lemon elevated the Dhansak to, well, droolworthy heights. The Salli boti was the best I've had. The curry was non-greasy and the boti was delectably soft.

This was such a wonderful surprise. Imagine ordering take in and being rewarded with a totally kickass meal!
Am looking forward to trying more of the menu.

Great going, Rustom's!

Gulveen Aulakh


One of the few places that serves authentic Parsi food in Delhi. Keema pattice, Mutton dhansak and Bhatia nu gos were the best of the lot! But the icing on the cake was the Caramel custard. Prices were slightly on the higher side for a niche place with not more than six tables. But friendly and prompt staff, tastefully done decor and great food make the overall experience worthwhile.

Pallavi Capoor


So all the food lover's, who love to explore new dishes this is a must visit place.

Starting with ambeince it was decent upto my expectations completely. Staff was well behaved.

To start with Mutton Keema Patties a must have - ahhhhhh

Let's come to the main course - Sali Boti with Parsi rotla - OMG mutton was awesome , but the roti's were very thin... not to happy with the roti's.

To drink was Bombay's Pallonji Raspberry Soda i quite liked it a good beverage.

Veg is not m cup of tea but still liked Patra Ma Paneer will rate it as good in taste.

Now let's come to the last part the sweet corner had malai kulfi wow in taste & did taste Sitaphal kulfi (i.e. Custard Apple) perfect in taste.

A place one must should visit.

Hey guy's keep on the good quality of the foooooddddddd.......

Jainiti Singh


Rated   So they don't have a bar license - who cares - we arrived at 10:50 or 10:55pm after a few drinks and were greeted with the most warm smile.  This place is so small and cozy and transports one into another era!  The hospitality make the experience and joy twice better and the food far tastier.I do not have much knowledge/experience about Parsi food - being the second Parsi meal in my life.  So, from a very critical connoisseur angle I cannot comment.  But I was completely swept away by the food here.For starters, MARGHI NA CUTLETS and KHEEMA PATTICE were awesome and unique. KOLMI NU PULAOBHATIA NU GOSMUTTON DHAN SAKKOLMI NO PATIOall tasted so wonderful and with their own unique falvours.  As for them having authentic flavours, I am not competent to comment on that - but having met the chef (owner) who came in to meet us with the most wonderful smile and warmth, I am sure this is as authentic as Parsi cuisine can get. PARSI ROTLI MALAI NA PARATHAwere so nice and soft - simply amazing.And to end the meal with some MALAI KULFI from PARSI DAIRY BOMBAY - the kulfi was really really nice.If I have to pick on something which they can improve - well, they can surely increase the quantity of meats in their dishes. We left way past midnight but we never felt that we stayed way past their closing time.I'll be back soon - with more friends and family!



Positive - Great food, amazing service, lovely decor...
Negative- small place so you need to wait for a table, and parking is difficult...

We had dhansak which came with rice and meat balls. Patrani Machi, which was the dish of the day and salli boti - best mutton dish in town.
The caramel custard and sitaphal kulfi was a great end to an amazing meal ...

The lady in charge was helpful and super sweet...

Snehashish Sinha


Parsi cuisine is one which you won't find easily anywhere, specially in Delhi. Rustom's is a nice place for a delectable Parsi cuisine. The place is minimally decorated with authentic Parsi styled furniture and the servers are very polite to make you understand about every dish you order. The food is simple but tasty. The ingredients used are the common ones except few special parsi spices which enhances your taste buds. We had Prawn kebabs from the starters which is a must try. Chicken vindaloo has a light sweet taste of onions used and bit of tangy flavor of tomato.The rotis and the paranthas are very soft. Overall a must try restaurant who want to explore new flavors.

Bikash Chetry


Best place to have parsi food. we ordered venga na kebab, tarkari ni Kari, bhaatia ne gosh, Dhan sak, palonji raspberry soda n ginger fizz as it was recommended by the owner. Everything was so gud n mouth watering. service & ambience was very nice. BT we had to wait for half an hour as they don't have table reservation system. BT it was worth waiting.

Julie Roy


If you want great parsi food in Delhi, this is the place to be. Although I really like the beri pulao at sodabottleopenerwala, Rustom's has great food and good quantity. The staff is friendly and value customer feedback. The only thing is that the place is small and you might have to wait you turn because they don't take reservation. You guys should think about expanding- I'm sure that'll also be a success! :)

Rachit Dandriyal


Nice ... Small and a cosy place with simple but good set up ... Liked the look and feel..

Tasty authentic food - i loved everything i ate except of the prawn Biryani - did not like the taste

Must haves: Raspberry, Ginger Fiz, all starters :) , Chicken Vindallo

Rajiv Sharma


Rated   Finally the Parsi's are waking up to realise that Delhi has a huge market for authentic Parsi food. After the Soda Bottle Opener Wala, Rustom's experience is radically different and leaves you finger licking. Located off the busy Sri Aurobindo Marg, you could miss it with a blink. Please prefer to take a chauffeur along to manage the parking. The restaurant has limited seating, no wonder the waiting time is a good 45 mins to an Hour on a Saturday Evening.

Unlike the Soda Bottle Opener Wala the seating and ambience is basic. That actually lends to the Parsi theme.

We ordered the shrimp and keema cutlets, they were absolutely melt in the mouth. The mint chutney served with it could have been more spicier and tangier. The food connoisseur in me made us order - Sali Boti, Dhansak, Bhindi Per Edu, murgi cooked with apricots and prawn rice. Each dish is a signature dish. I really loved the Dhansak .. The cutlets served with Dhansak were succulent and soft. I would have preferred more apricots in the chicken but I guess that's ok. We washed it down with the Palonji Raspberry Soda and Ginger Fizz.. Obviously something that I tasted for the first time as I have traveled extensively in Mumbai.

Their Lagan Nu Custard needs a special mention. custard customarily served on marriages was recreated in the restaurant to perfection. The chef could engage with the customers more specially considering Delhites are still warming up to the Parsi Food.

This restaurant definitely needs a visit again to try some of their other dishes.

Nandita Dhir


Amazing food! Having lived in a Parsi town all my life I know what a good dhanksak tastes like and these guys delivered! Loved the mutton dhanksak and pattra macchi. I will definitely go back - oh! It's a tiny place so do call ahead to get a table. Do ask Kainaz for recommendations she was great!!!


Smritima Lama


Rated   Wah wah wah...that is exactly how one should step out of a restaurant. Parking was but of a hassle but i forgot all about it when i had their food. Went for a weekday lunch and there was no wait. Yippeee...Small but nicely done up. Everything from the owner, decor, music to food is subtle in this place. It's like a warm hug. Ordered a chicken starter, drinks (nothing to write home about), Salli boti, chicken vindaloo, rotli, paranthas and lagan nu custard. Looking at the starter I was thinking fried chicken but when you bite into it , its perfectly cooked and still juicy and a soft but punchy paste of spices coats the chicken. The Salli boti was nice but not the best (I've had in brittania cafe, Mumbai). It didn't really light up my taste buds but was glad to try it so close to home. Their vindaloo was nice and the rotli and paranthas were the perfect melt-in-your-mouth accompaniments. Star of the show was the lagan nu custard with the mouth full of nuts & raisins and the subtle taste of clove. This was my first time having this dessert and it was awesome. All in all a very satisfying meal. Already looking forward to my next visit.

Anand Murty


Growing up in Bombay, Parsi food was never something that was considered 'exotic' or 'strange'. It was one of the many wondrous flavours that made up and continue to define the city.
The shift to Delhi almost two decades back meant my relationship with the likes of Papeta par Eedu and Lagan nu Custard became distant. So the prospect of having Parsi food delivered home made me feel mighty pleased. 

I ordered Mutton Dhansak, Bheeda par Eedu (okra fry with eggs), Kolmi Kebab and a slice of Lagan nu Custard. And the food, presentation and flavours made my day!

Loved the bheeda par eedu. The yolks were just-right runny and the whites perfectly set. The dhansak took me right back to school days when our Parsi classmates seldom got to have their own lunch :)

The quantity is just right for 2 people to eat a happy meal and I found the price well worth the taste and experience. 
Definitely recommended.

Dhruv Bhatia


The food took me back to my parsi school. Especially the patrni machhi. Highly recommended if one has a palette for parsi cuisine. The Bhatia Nu Gos was a must try for us since we're Bhatia's, which didn't disappoint - the mutton was well cooked and gravy was onion based. The staff are excellent, courteous and very inviting and homely. One of their waiters needs better hand to eye coordination as he nearly dropped our drinks on two occasions. You might feel a bit cramped while waiting to be seated since space is limited. We were being reassured about when to be seated, I appreciate that very much. The desserts were limited but delicious nonetheless bearing in mind that you will probably be stuffed with the main course itself. The custard apple and mango kulfi was exquisite.
A must revisit, I could probably arrange a little school reunion here to enhance the experience, my fellow schoolmates would love the cuisine from our golden parsi school days.

Vaibhav Saini


So being a Delhi boy and someone with limited understanding of Parsi food, this was an amazing find. In stark contrast to soda bottle opener wala, which is extremely commercial and mediocre, rustom's is classy, yummy and awesome portions ( not too much, not too less ) .. Must try is the dal kan and mutton kebabs .. If this is Parsi cuisine, please bring me some more ... Honest as good food can be, hidden away as it should be ( let's the real foodies find it ) and just the best flavours ... Overall priced decently, go there not to stuff food down but to enjoy a culinary experience ..

Abhiram Bidwai


Rated   Like seasons, Delhi food scene changes its fads every now and then. Slowly but surely the regional cuisine is spreading itself in different locations and people are willing to try them out.

Ambience - Located on Aurobindo Marg, this restaurant is a bit difficult to spot. The geotag at the time of my visit guided me to the IIT main gate. (?) Walking in, it's a small 2 floored restaurant, having kitchen on the ground and seating on the level above. The tables are decently spaced, the dining area gives off a very uncanny homely feel to it. Maybe also because it's only a 20 seater restaurant. The wood furniture and warm lighting go with the food. It was a treat to watch the couple and their team working at their best to accommodate everyone. Peek in their kitchen while you are downstairs. What a beautiful facility!

Service - After waiting for 100 minutes, you only expect good. Service didn't disappoint. The servers were fast and smiling. The owners were always willing to answer your doubts. Too bad, I had to ask for spoons, tissues and other things again and again. Sigh.

Food - The food at this restaurant is very subtle and humble. I wouldn't call it a explosion of flavours, but the simplicity of it slowly grows on you. Complementary papad tasted good, finished off everything in the dish. Mutton cutlets were very nice, could use some condiments along with it. Chicken in cashew gravy was mildly spiced, tasted delicate. Malai paratha, might send you looking for malai. Other than that, it's a decent tasting homely paratha. Prawn pulao was very good, the raita served along with it was delightful. Oh well, and the Lagan nu custard was brilliant.

Damage - ₹900/head
Will I visit again? - Yes

Soumitra Biswas


Rated   Adhchini in South Delhi is noted for its chaotic traffic and not-so-hip veg eateries like Govardhan, Southy and Shri Bikaner Sweets. Opening of Rustom's is intrepid indeed for such a nondescript location. For an impromptu lunch on a weekday, a colleague of mine and I wanted to explore Parsi culinary fare offered by the restaurant.

Rustom's with its large glass facade could be easily spotted and the doorman politely guided us to the first floor. After two flights of steep stairs, we hit the smallish dining area of the restaurant. Its interiors were done up quite smartly with lacy curtains to block the sun, an antique hanging lampshade and solid wood furniture. Too many photos of Parsi gentlemen, ladies and their families adorned the white walls. As we hit the place rather early for lunch, we were easily accommodated. But the place good for only 17 diners would be woefully inadequate especially for the weekends.

For a simple meal, my colleague asked for a portion of Salli boti with a plate of plain rice and I chose the fish variant of Khichdi saas with a request to replace the khichdi with a plate of plain rice. Small but succulent chunks of fish were prepared in a white onion sauce, which tasted delicately different with mild spices and sweet-sour taste. Salli boti had boneless pieces of mutton, prepared in an authentic Parsi style of aromatic gravy with a tinge of sweetness.

To both of us, Rustom's was a great discovery in this part of the city, which always craves for good food for the palate as well as pocket!



Rustom's serves authentic Parsi cuisine. The menu has choicest delicacies like patra ni machchi, sali boti,dhansak and laganu custard. The fruit based drinks like ginger and raspberry fizz are natural. Food is well prepared and well served with decent helpings. Place has limited covers. Minimalist decor. For me its best place
outside Mumbai. Surpasses the taste of the Khan market restaurant. Recommmended. 4 out of 5.

The 20 Something Foodie


Rated   Been meaning to try this place for a while now, and I finally had the chance last Thursday. Located right in Adchini market, this place is quite easy to find (don't believe the reviews). It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the inside is beautifully decorated with vintage furniture, lacy curtains and old fashioned tiled floors. The place is *really* tiny (five tables), so make sure you come early to get a table.
On to the food: for starters we ordered the kheema pattice (succulent deep fried balls of kheema and aloo mash, what's not to love?), and the parsi styled fried chicken (murghi na farcha), which came with a heavenly green chutney.
For mains, we took the inevitable dhansak (which came with tiny little mutton kheema balls on top of the fragrant rice, and the dal, of course), and jardaloo murgh (chicken with apricots) with parsi style butter roti. To put it succinctly, everything was amazing.
Will definitely go back for more. Goodbye, Sodabottleopenerwala: I loved you, but I found someone better.

Mandira Shastri


This little heaven is a food lovers delight. Had heard so much about it and finally got to eat here.

This place is so beautifully done, the ambience is just perfect with wooden furniture taking to you back to the times and obviously very bombay feel to it

Food was excellent. It's personally supervised by the owner who looks into all details herself . I do highly recommend this place to everyone. Must try this old but new to our city cuisine, it will take you to another world.

I am going there soon to try rest of the stuff on the menu!

Kudos to the team... What a place

Rajeev Nangia


Rated   Parsi , is one of the most rare cuisines to find in Delhi , one can find more places vending Cuban or South African food then this elusive cuisine. One had to wait for a trip to Mumbai or book up a meal at Parsi Anjuman to taste some decent Dhansak. So it was good news when the first restaurant claiming to serve Parsi food appeared on the horizon of Delhi , Soda Water Bottle opener Walla Cafe . No way near the true Parsi bonu they actually made a parody of both , the Parsi food and culture and this genteel race , true to it form and offbeat sense of humour took it with a pinch of salt and the ignorant Delhiwallas lapped up that punjabised version of over priced food , served in very small quantities , as the real deal .

Therefor when I read about Rustoms , I knew that I have to go there at the first possible opportunity and see for myself if it was the real deal or another social media hyped up flash in he pan. So last week , after a lukewarm start to the evening with a couple of beers at the Schengen Deli ( as Zomato had informed us that Rustom's serves no alcohol ) , me along with Rajeev Bagga , headed south towards this place , located on main Aurovindo Marg , just befor the Adchini traffic signal , the place is quite east to spot and it being late in the evening , some time past 10 PM , we found easy parking right in the front of the restaurant. We were informed that we have to wait 10-15 minutes for a table , that confirmed one thing , if a place like this , located in the wilderness , as far as fine dine places go ( sure there are some popular and loud watering holes around as well as some quick serves and mithai shops , but no proper sit down kind of place ) has a waiting this late in the evening , so either the social media hype was working or the food was damn good. So we decided to wait .

After the promised ten minutes as we climbed up a flight of stairs to the first floor seating area , I sneaked a look into their kitchen , located on the ground floor , behind the reception , real clean , and impressively well organised , so that was a good start. The first floor is real tiny with just 5 sets of tables and chairs and only one of them large enough to seat a group of five or six , however the good part was that the tables were not cramped in , am certain they could have squealed in some more seat , but the instead choose to sacrifice the additional seating to make that small area real cozy , another point in there favour. The decor of the entire area , starting from small details like the tiles on the floor to the grand father clock on the wall , totally spoke of Parsi Heritage, no loud obnoxious puns and no pretension , with old sepia toned as well as coloured framed photographs on the wall depicting the years long gone , it was a true charming Parsi Cafe.

We were greeted by a casually dressed young host , Parsi and the owner of the joint , by the looks of him . While a charming young lady in a chef's apron , mostly someone from the host/owners , family only , was chatting up patrons about the quality of good etc. , a total family operation , by the looks of it.

To start with , I choose a serving of Pallonji Raspberry Soda (₹60/-) while my friend decided to go with a Rustom's Ginger Fizz (₹120/-). And then on the youngh host's recommendations a serve each of Kolmi Na Kebab (₹295/-) and a Paatra Ni Macchi (₹ 295/-). For the mains I ordered Mutton Dhansak (₹495/-) and my friend went in for a Bhaatta Nu Gos Salli (₹395/-) accompanied by two Parsi Rotlis (₹35/- each )

The drinks were good and my Raspberry brought back some nice memories with its extra sweet cough syrupy taste , it was however served out of a pet bottle , taking some taste and nostalgia associated with the old glass bottles away , but I guess logistics of maintaining such a nitch product alive , are responsible for this. The Fizz was nice and refreshing too. Even while I was placing the order for the second main , the host was kind of concerned that we were over ordering and I was about to take his advice but then he said , misjudging our appitite , that maybe we can manage both the mains or alternatively we could do a take out with the left overs. The Kolmi ( Mahrsthi for Prawns ) Kebabs were golden fried balls of Prawn infused batter , fried to perfection with a nice crisp shell and a soft and flavoursum heart. While the Paatra Ni Machhi was the deliciously steamed fillets of fish generously coated with a mint chutney and warped in a banana peal to form little parcels of flavour. My friend , in accustomed to this sweet sour flavour was not too happy with it but I absolutely loved it and polished it off in no time . For me the fish was cooked perfect , firm on the fork and melt in mouth.

The Dhansak , lentil curry , served with the aromatic rice accompanied by four yummy golden fried mutton Kababs on the side was a picture of prediction. And the potato mutton curry , the other dish was totally authentic and flavourful too. Though it was supposed to be spicy hot , my friend found it to be mild and sweet , however he loved the flavouring. We could barely eat one fourt of the mains and had to get the leftovers doggy bagged. To me it was a perfect meal , which could have gone beyond had we finished it with one of there recommended deserts , Lagan Nu Custard or the Flan , but we were so full that we could not even think food at that stage.

Coming to the price of the meal , we paid a total of ₹ 2245/- all inclusive for a meal for two , a rather hearty one at that and with no local benchmarks available , I compare it to Jimmyboys , a nice Upscale Parsi eatery in Mumbai and think the prices are actually northward of the prices there , which are , as I already mentioned "Upscale " but I guess that is the premium one has to pay for getting such fine and authentic as well as rare to find cuisine in Delhi . Therefore despite that I look forward to visiting them again some time soon and will very highly recommend them to all looking for a great food experience.


Bharat Prasad


Rated   Well, it was my 1st experience of Parsi food, and must say, I'm craving for more. Not a very spacious restaurant, but what made the experience amazing was the cozy / homely feeling it had. The ambience definitely gets a 5/5 from me.

Staff: Courteous, knew the menu really well and also very attentive to the needs of the guests. What I really liked about the place was the fact that the owner herself makes an effort to the guests to ask them about the food and their comfort.

Our order: Murghi Na Farcha & French Beans Na Pattice for starters, Rustom's Ginger Fizz for drinks, Kolmi Na Patio, Salli Boti, Parsi Roti, Malai Na Paratha & steamed basmati roti for main course. The food was simply yum. Portion size vs. Price, I wouldn't mind paying more for the quantity served.

The only reason what stops me from giving this place a perfect 5 is that the Murghi Na Farcha (though fried chicken) was a little too oily than expected.

All in all, a place one must visit for some authentic Parsi food. Just a word, not a place for people who love spicy food, you might just find it too bland for your taste buds.



Rated   Finally after a long wait we managed to try out Rustoms. The wait was a bit long as we later realised that it is a small cozy 16-18 seater restaurant. But the wait was all worth it. We were comfortably seated after abt a wait of 20 mins.

To begin with the menu is not very lavish which made it easier to choose from. We ordered the patrani machi which was steamed in banana leaf with the right marination. The fish was extremely soft which melted in the mouth and was full of flavours. Thereafter we ordered the mutton pattice which was basically potato balls stuffed with minced meat. The blend of potato and mutton was unique yet tantalising. Even the chicken farcha was nice but too heavy for my taste. The staff was courteous to advise on the menu and also give u lil hints about mixing various ingredients and their suggestions were spot on.

In the main course we ordered the salli boti and Mutton Dhan Sak. Dhan Sak was basically flavoured rice with meat balls and mutton and lentils gravy. The flavour was subtle. The salli boti was mutton in gravy with potato lachhas. The salli boti was a lil sweet for my taste but the blend of mutton with potato lachhas was a not so bad offering. Not to miss that the malai paratha were a perfect combination for the mutton.

Finally we ordered for the desserts which was caramel custard and lugan nu custard. The caramel custard was just too good. It had the right balance of sweetness and the flavouring and we couldnt have asked for a better ending to our sumptuous dinner. The prices were a little on the higher side but the opportunity to try parsi food which was missing in delhi off set the hole in the pocket. Overall a great dining experience.

Amitanshu K Jain


Rated   A Must for parsi food lovers who are essentially non vegetarians .though parsi food doesn't have many takers as people in delhi like spicy and oily mughlai food and often find parsi food bland...also vegetarians cant really take a fancy for parsi food as it is quintessentially non veg and eggs preparations...anyways back to place specific review...i loved this place at the first sight..decor reminded me of an affluent parsi home and the amazing smell of food inside the restaurant started to make me feel more hungry.....i straight away ordered the most beloved dhansak which didn't disappoint and took me back to memories of good and authentic parsi food in mumbai ...besides mutton dhansak we ordered rasberry soda and chicken farcha.....all preparation were tasty ..staff courteous and the owner a lovely and graceful lady who greeted us both in our way in and out of the restaurant......flip side..well definitely the crowded road of adchini and the parking ..though they have a dedicated parking for few vehicles only..but if u love parsi food make sure u visit

Naman Luhadiya


It was my first time trying Parsi cuisine and u must say wasn't disappointed at all. A typical Parsi home ambience which adds to the feel! Tried Dhan Sak and eeda balls. Would love to come back again.

Suhail Sameer


Rated   It is a place I have been wanting to visit for a few months.. Finally I got a chance to show up, and Rustom's did not disappoint.

Nice small place - only 5 tables.. I was lucky to get the last empty table when I walked in. The decor is a re-creation of a parsi household, and the interiors (plus pictures on the walls) ensure you don't miss it :)

The serving staff was very friendly.. and quite helped us order.. including in menu items where there was more than 1 variety (e.g., pattice), offering to get a mix of both/ all.. super nice I would say.. :)

Food.. My wife (vegetarian) was confused which Pattice (soya or the french bean) was better..and clearly felt the sweet and sour baby bringals she had were a winner.. :D

I had the salli boti with malai ka paratha. Best saali boti I have had in the last few years for sure.. amazing flavors, spicy but not overpowering the tangy-ness of the dish.. and melt in your mouth mutton. Loved it.. would definitely visit again to try a few other dishes, and their very famous desserts.. :)

Yohaan Cama


Perfect home cooked Parsi bhonu. Very very heavy on the stomach and you might want to take a walk back home.
Worth a visit and I bet it wont be your last.

Aasish Francis


Best Parsi food I've had in Delhi! IMO, Sodabottleopenerwala is a little over-rated and was just doing well because there wasnt really anyone else (Parsi Anjuman is a little out of the way) in the category - Rustom's has changed that for the better! :)

Authentic home-style Parsi food (and its strictly Parsi staples - no Irani Berry Pulao and the likes) served in an ambiance reminiscent of a Parsi family's dining room with varnished wood furniture, and cute little paper doilies, you almost love it even before the food gets there. And when it does, its complete.

Fantastic farcha (with a delectable chutney), patrani macchi and keema pattice...had the sali boti too. Not a big fan of the bheedu par eedu, but then again that could be my personal bias against okra.

Definitely going back there to try the dhan sak and the seafood khichchdi!

Hungry Khan


Rated   Why is this place not more famous????

Why is this so underrated???

Why are shitty places like HKV social more popular than this beautiful hidden gem?

These are some of the existential questions I asked myself when I ordered some delicious Parsi food from this place today. This was one of the best meals I had had outside my house and I was pleasantly taken aback this afternoon at how lucky I was in having discovered this gem. When you look at it from outside, it looks quite bad and unkempt, but I'm told it looks beautiful from the inside. Not that it matters. The food was divine. Let me explain how.

I opted for delivery to my office.The lady at the phone was really sweet. We ordered fish paatra which was steamed fish smeared with a fresh green minty chutney wrapped in a banana leaf. This was really nice. Then we also had dhansak which was a rice dish with meatballs served with a delicious mutton gravy and Kachoombar salad. But the absolute highlight was the Keema Patty. Oh god, it was so god. Minced meat stuffed into a soft crunchy patty served piping hot! It was really good.

All in all, it was a great meal and I urge all of you food connoisseurs to pay this place a visit. I am certain that you will become a regular, just like I plan to be.

TanishQaa Singh


This place is a paradise for Parsi-food lovers! The ambience is authentically Parsi and the food too.. Soya Pattice and Kheema Pattice were so soft and not at all oily.. The Chicken Salli was succulent served with Parantha and Dhansak-Vengna combo was too good. Pallonji Raspberry and Lemon soda drink are typical Parsi soft drinks and to top it all my favourite Lagan nu custard???? One should definitely try this place out but just a note for first timers, that you may find the food bland and less spicey, since Parsi food is actually bland and non-oily and cooked with very little spices.. Overall - Really good Bawa food ✌️

Akshay Luthria


Rated   Nostalgia ! Good old times, friends, family, homely, sweet & courteous, attention to detail, personal attention, warm & comfortable ambience ... All this & everything, one would hope every restaurant to be able to achieve and Rustoms does so :) I have called in food 2 times in three days and I am visiting this cafe, the third time in four days !!! It's a small menu but it made me reach out to most of the dishes and everyone of them has taken me back to " the good old times ". I love the food here and tried some new dishes today " Kaaju Ni Marghi ", " Kolmi No Pulao ", " Parsi Rotli " & Ginger Fizz ( a refreshing sweet soda ).
It's official now my favorite item is the Kaaju Ni Marghi, the chicken was soo tender and creamy, that u don't want to stop. I would highly recommend this place to everyone in delhi to come and reach out for some authentic Parsi food. Owner Kainaz has made a splendid effort in creating this Delí with great food & hospitable staff. I have requested her to make some brain cutlets ( special made to order :) ). Excited to try them out in a couple of days !!!

Ankur Gulati


Went there with a freind. This is a small place with just 5 tables, but amazing ambience. The people are very good and welcoming. 
This was a first experience for us to a Parsi cuisine. All the dishes were with a slight hint of sweet (but not like gujrati cuisine). We liked them all. We ordered keema and french beans pettice in starters. Both were very soft and perfectly made. In main course it was prawn patio combo and chicken salli. The combo had perfect home style dal and very different prawn masala. The chicken was tender and perfectly cooked. All the spices were perfect and perfect home made style food experience.
The price was slightly on premium side. But we liked what we got.

Suman Doogar


Heard so much about Rustom's that I finally went there for dinner. The server, Islam really knew the menu inside out. He suggested us what to order and modified some of it. I really don't remember the names of the dishes but cutlets were superb...

Debabani Mitter


A small and sweet place which, if you are driving fast will definitely miss...
The waiting was for 25mins bit it was worth it.
After searching for Parsi food everywhere including Mumbai, this place is amazing. We tried almost everything and it was worth it. Special mentions... Salli boti, rotli, prawn pulao, apricot chicken( I am forgetting the parsi names as they are tricky ?) I will be surely haunting this place again for sure.

Siddharth Michael Sudhakar


Rated   Rustoms , Oh Darling Rustom !! 
I liked the place a lot. Very nice subtle place. 

Ambience - The ambience wins you over !! The place is just amazing in terms of ambience. Not very hard to find if you have travelled a little bit of delhi ! 
The place is decorated to perfection. With the Parsi Photos to the whole setting of a Parsi dining room. Not many seats. There are five tables at maximum !
This is a perfect like the perfect place for a date ! Quiet and small. So it gives a sense of  being close. Maybe a meeting too. 

Food - Food was good. I could see the owner had put a lot of effort from the menu to the taste. As in a earlier review I said I have lived with parsi family , so it was very close to it. I loved the prawn kabab and Spring onion green chutney. What I dislike was the chicken kebab because its crumb was not nice at all !! The roti were so delicate and light. I loved it ! 

Service - Best service ever , like the best one I had till date ! Such an amazing staff I cannot tell you. 

Bill For two - 1300/- 

Also sorry for not enough pictures of the place there were people sitting and I did not want them to be conscious while eating. 

For a meeting or date - RustomsFor a chilled out day with friends - Soda bottle opernervala , NUFF SAID !! On the pandameter - 4****

Karnika Bahuguna


Rated   Visit Rustom's for the sheer love of authentic Parsi food, cozy ambience and value for money.
I visited the place on a weekday and thankfully didn't have to wait for a table.
The servers really knew the menu well and were helpful with recommendations. The server even told us that the portion would be enough for one to two people, so as to save us from over ordering. Rare and refreshing! 

For starters, we ordered soya pattice with Ginger Fizz and raspberry soda. The pattice was not oily, filling and  just the right amount of spicy (you could ask them for their spicy mint chutney if you like it hot ;-)

The drinks, however, could have been better. The soda was flat and the ginger fizz was hitting me at the back of the throat.

For the main course, we ordered Prawn Patio combo and Veg Dhansak combo.

The combos have big and filling portions. Veg Dhansak combo included caramelised rice with vengna nu kebab or aubergine cutlets, spicy dal and kachumber salad.

The aubergine cutlets added an interesting twist to the dish. But the star was the dal. Great blend of butter, garlic and spices. The rice were aromatic but a little dry.

The prawn patio combo included prawns cooked in a tangy tomato-based gravy with steamed rice, caramelised onion (they do wonders to the food) and dal. While, I loved the prawns, the dal was a little too bland for my taste. 

For dessert, we had Lagan nu Custard which was an absolute delight. It is not too sweet and was light as feather. 

Loved the place. Would like to visit again pretty soon.

Rubani Bagga


Wat do you say for this cosy tucked away place amidst d blare of horns dat are a regular around it.Inspite the ever noisy n busy mundane traffic laden road approach to it,Rustoms is a very pleasant surprise and a relief to my restaurant laden palette.With food served in just the right proportions and with the brilliant potpourri of taste this place is a must go if u are looking for a nice sweet change.The food doesn't linger on too much and keeps one full yet leaves you lusting for more.Interiors are well done with a good sense of color and lighting and a comfortable seating is a definite add on.All in all a must do after a day's work.

Vineeta Grover


Rated   So, SodaBottleOpenerWala is no longer the only Parsi place in Delhi. This quaint little Parsi food joint in on the main road in Adchini. When you enter, it seems you've entered a Parsi family home. The place has been made exactly like a house, and its like you will be eating at their dining table. The flooring, furniture and old photographs on the walls add to that. Even the cutlery has that old-world charm. Its a short and sweet and very pretty menu. The food is also like home food. We ate Murgi-na-Farcha (fried masala chicken), Kolmi-na-kabab (spiced prawn and spring onions), Sali Boti (spiced Mutton curry) and steamed rice. The food was hearty. The Sali Boti was a little sweet to my taste, but my friend enjoyed it. We also had Pallonji's Raspberry Soda and Caramel Custard, which was wobbly and absolutely yummy. So much so, that i packed 2 more for home. I have also heard that their Dhansak is very good. Will try it next time. Overall, home made tasty parsi food in a parsi home and not too heavy on your pocket either.

Rahul Bector


Good food , slightly less salty , and spices were adequate.
Quite a good experience and had a taste of Parsi cuisine .
Awesome part were the deserts. Caramel custard is a thing to have.
Would love to come again and try more of the menu.



This place has the best Parsi food I have ever eaten! The taste is amazing, they get the recipes just right.started with the keema pattice which was super tasty and had great portions.We ordered the Salli Boti and Mutton Dhansak , both cooked to perfection. The accompanied parathas were light and fluffy. Ended with a yum caramel custard, just the right sweet end to such a lip smacking meal :) definite recommend it to other s and definitely ordering from there again!

Aparna Rammohan


Rated   A friend recommended this place, and I was more than happy to try it out as I haven’t had Parsi cuisine before. Yes parking is a huge issue here, and it is really crowded on weekends. You need to wait for more than 40 minutes to get a table. The smart thing to do would be to drop in around 930 – 10 pm and you really needn’t wait then! It’s small cozy place, looks like a house converted to a restaurant. They have a small billing counter and kitchen downstairs and the restaurant on the floor above, which can maximum seat say around 18 – 20 people at a time. But I really liked it – the ambiance, the music, the décor – it had a homely feel. We were 3, ordered a few drinks while waiting, the pallonji’s raspberry soda, another drink with tender coconut water, and a ginger lime drink. All were really tasty. The best was the raspberry soda. The staff is warm, courteous and friendly. They help you with the menu. For starters we had the ‘paatra ma paneer’, it was delicious. For mains we had the veg dhan sak with brinjal kebabs, parsi rotli, malai na paratha, salli (potato crips), a cauliflower gravy in coconut milk. Just felt the quantity of dal was a tad too much – it was average and we couldn’t finish it. That apart, all the other items were simply superb. For desserts, we tried the malai kulfi. Overall, a great experience.

Andrew Braganza


My first experiance at parsi food was at soda bottle opener wala which was utter rubbish, but the experimenter in me wanted to take another shot so this time i chose this joint and to my suprise it left me more than satsified, the food was very good and quite authentic also the staff were extremely courteous and welcoming, though the only drawback was that since they dont take any reservations in advance i ended up waiting for almost an hour to get a table !
Sry for uploading only pictures of beverages but was too hungry to take pictures of the food as it came so i just dug in lol.



After a lot of reviews from work friends we tried rustoms and we were not disappointed. Very delicious authentic parsi food. You can just fill on starters, they are that good. Main course and desserts are also great. Great place to have a quiet lunch or brunch.

Annie Saigal Sethi


Was there a few days ago.......u cant miss the place.......its on the main road....adchini.....its a small little place.....done up really sweetly.......its as if u have entered someone.home.......i didnt get the feel of a restaurant.........
The waiters were v welcoming.......they quickly handed us the menus......thankfully ....we were early.......we got a two seater......there is v limited seating space.........
The waiter suggested chicken farchas......and ginger drinks as starters.....we also ordered mince patties.....
We didnt have to wait long........the farchas were outstanding........the mince patty was ok.
Then we ordered salli boti and parsi roti and parantha......
Salli boti was sweet and sour with a good amount of salli on top of the dish.........
On the whole was nice....homecooked jaisa lag raha tha.......
Might visit again ........if i was passing by the area.......need to try out the dhansaak.....

Saumya S. Agarwal


Rated   After seeing the pictures of this little gem on facebook, I coaxed my friends to come for a meal to this little gem located just 100 meters before the Adchini traffic signal, on the right-hand side, while going towards Qutab Minar.

So first things first, get there early because its a limited capacity home-style restaurant serving legit Parsi food. We called to make reservations, but the request was politely declined as they have a policy for no reservations. First come, first served.

So, we were four famished friends, who reached there, hoping we'd get a table, which we did, but after waiting for almost 25 minutes, about which we had been graciously notified by the smiling gentleman in specs, who I assume is one of the owners or most definitely the general manager.

The ground floor has a small waiting area and a small cashier's desk, which feels as if someone just pulled out of a Bombay based black-n-white movie. Right next to the cashier's desk is the door to the kitchen, where I stuck my head in for a sneak peak. Reasonably roomie kitchen and very very clean. I was already impressed.
This was to be my first official Parsi meal, ever. I may have had a dish or 2 of the cuisine elsewhere over the years, but for whatever reason, never had a chance to eat a dedicated Parsi meal.

Finally after the seemingly long wait, we were directed to our table. The dining area is small, yet is very well planned. One of the things that I liked the most was, they did not cram up the space, which most places do in order to have more covers. If I remember correctly, the restaurant seats 20 covers. They have tables for 4 people, 2 people and 1 large-ish table in the corner, which could also count as (almost), a private dining area.
The general decor & furniture is very classical Parsi, something we have all seen in Bollywood movies.
One of the things I really like and I feel deserves a special mention is the room divider thy have placed outside the toilet. It elegantly separates the toilet from the main dining area yet maintaining the ease of accessibility.

So hungry as we were, the menu selection seemed more than inviting. For the appetisers we ordered the Keema Pattice, Keema Na Cutlet and Kolmi Na Kebab (Prawn & Spring Onion Kebab).
Alongside, we also ordered the main course as there was no time to wait!
For the main course we ordered, Kolmi No Pulao (Prawn Pulao), Jardaloo Marghi Ma Salli (Chicken with Apricots on Potato Straws), Bhaatia Nu Gos (Spicy Mutton Gravy on Fried Potato Wedges), Mutton Dhan Sak (Dal Stewed with Vegetables n Mutton served with Rice), 2 portions each of Malai Na Parantha and Parsi Rotli.
We were going to add a portion of Keema Na Kebab to our order as well, but were told that it would be served the Dhan Sak anyway. Its good to see restaurants advising their customers about the order instead of just driving up the number of items ordered.
To drink we ordered, upon recommendation by the bespectacled gentleman, Pallonji's Soda - Lemon.

First to arrive were the drinks and along with a plate of Saria, which is fried saabut dana crips, compliments of the house. Something like Mughlai restaurants serving a basket of pappad.
Pallonji's soda, as we were told, is an almost extinct Parsi brand of carbonated drinks and the restaurant flies in the same from a private source in Mumbai. I didn't quite like it, as it was much too sweet for my palate. But definitely don't regret ordering it, as I think somewhere it completed the Parsi food experience.

The first starter to arrive was the Prawn Kebab. It wasn't something that I was expecting, and thought they'd be grilled, but turned out to be fried balls. I think I should have taken a cue from the menu for the same, as it's clearly mentioned under the Keema Kebabs, that they're friend meatballs. But anyway, the prawn kebabs were nice, sweet n juicy on the inside and properly crispy on the outside. The chutney served alongside was phenomenal and usually I avoid green chutney!! I loved the sweet n sour flavour it packed and am compelled to try more chutneys henceforth.
Next up, almost together were the remaining starters, the Keema Pattis and the Keema Cutlet. The Keema Pattis & Cutlet both, have made it in the list of my top 20 comfort foods. WOW is the word to describe the meaty goodness of both these dishes, I am not even gonna bother describing them further, just order them both. A MUST try for all non-vegetarians.

Shortly after we polished off the starters, the main course came in.
I was quite happy to see the efficiency of service. Personal attention by the owners/senior staff always gets the job done spot on. Kudos guys.

All the items of the main course came in together.
I first tried the Bhaatia Nu Gos, which I really liked. A mild (as per my palate) and well balanced dish with very well cooked pieces of Mutton. However, I think some more potato wedges would have added some contrast. And instead of serving this in a bowl, a platter or something like a pasta dish would be better. I ate the paranthas with the mutton, which were nice but I would opt for the roti instead which I ate with the chicken.
Next up I tried the Prawn Pulao and I have to say that it was THE MOST PHENOMENAL dish of the evening. I was blown away by the delicate balance of spices and flavours. Adding the Dahi Kachumber (served alongside) to it, enhanced the flavour of the dish to another level. I could eat this everyday.
The Chicken with Apricot was a nice dish. Very well cooked with interesting flavours, though I prefer spicier food and this dish most definitely is sweet and mildly sour. Yet, for those with a lower tolerance of spices, must try.
The Dhan Sak was the dish I had been eagerly waiting for. I was told its the Parsi version of Haleem etc etc. I quite liked the packed a lot of robust flavours, but what dampened the experience of this dish was the toughness of the mutton pieces, which I thought would be shredded/amalgamated with the gravy as in case of Haleem. The rice served along was very fragrant and added to the dish, though I did not enjoy the Keema Kebabs served alongside. The kebabs lacked the punch of flavour which was there in every other dish that we had ordered.

All in all, a great dining experience and my palate felt really refreshed, very happy & courteous staff members. A MUST VISIT restaurant, great value for money. And for the lazy days, order in coz they have free home delivery.

And a fair warning to everyone, Parsi food is not spicy like the regular Delhi-style food most of us are used to eating, it's reasonably mild but very wholesome & flavourful food. So the ones who don't enjoy spicy food, rejoice and for those of you who enjoy spicy food, ask for chillies. :)

Anindita Ravikumar


Lovely ambience - doesn't feel like a crowded restaurant, but more like a warm, welcoming home. Great choice of music - sets the mood for a relaxed evening with some good company! The food is delicious and authentic, with generous portions.

Aseem Gupta


Awesome for Indian style Parsi food. They have some very interesting dishes like 'Paatra in Machhi', 'Paatra ma Paneer;, 'Gheema Pattice'

Place is cozy but has very limited seats. Parking is also a bit of a problem but good food and happy staff makes up for it.

Priti Chandra


Rated   From gullies of girgaum and the cusrow baugs of Mumbai to the hustle bustle of adhchini streets...parsee food makes it advent in the Hindu heartland of quintessentially Tikka tearing city..

"Rustom bhonu"...has arrived with a bang retaining all the quirkiness of this niche ethnocentric group clamoring to retain it's authenticity in a tangdi/boti demanding audience...

Striking is the entry level roundel logo and charming interiors replicating vignettes of a parsi home not seen in delhi..what with the lacy doikees,grand father clock,personal family portraits and cute wooden seatings..I feel I am back in Britannia' and my girgaum circle of Bawa friends...
Kainaz, the proprietor cum all of 27 and raring to go ..friendly persona and lending a willing ear to suggestions of an ardent admirer..which is me! Striking friendships earns me Laganu custard (encore encore ).

What works and what doesn't

4 greedy girls amidst endless chattering and reverberating laughs..regale the eavesdropping solo gentleman who come to eat a quiet meal..we know, we have cracked ludicrous jokes as we see the servers grinning and others smirking. ..such is the contagious Ness of this place with lilting background score as our passive partners in crime.

With due discussion of a spicier pallette which we have, we call for the raspberry soda.that is a tad too we douse it in soda and lime and it is perfect. .an adivce_ most items in this eatery are more on a blander side...and with provided us green chikkies..onion ringlets and lime with even kebabs as is our wont..
Don't we love biting Into the crunch of crispy onions and lime...and pretend that The kheema Patrice is tikka?

Potatoes pe Eedu is avoided as we are informed that it is bland and will be removed soon from menu..we go for kheema pattice and soya and french bean cutlets wrapped in potato and encased in egg and crumb did melt in mouth and so succulent community it too does the mutton chops and yet both communities are distinct in flavor. .

Ordered kolmi prawn kebabs that were so prawny... and crisp...I like....
As I said...we asked for onion and lime and chillies and Kainaz is going to follow this for servings to other guests too... being indigenous is one thing and catering to an audience non indigenous quite another....onions work and she agrees..

Word of caution- strict vegetarians with limited tatsebuds may not relate to taste of vegetarian cutlets too as was the case with out friend who ultimately left it and we happily Wolfed it.

Turn for the main course

I had to compare the dhansak with what I make at home..till now..I agree with the dhansak made by me alone and I confidently feel I could teach parsis on making it north Indian style spicy dhansak...and yes_ Kainaz and me have agreed to exchange dhansak so she tastes what I lieu of dhansak masala which is lovingly made by her aunt and very soon up for sale...
Please note ...parsi masala are up for sale through this cute eatery.

Dhansak was tasty and so was the portion and brown rice came with mutton balls... had a subtle strong flavor. .and made so had to carry the curry back for husband even though there was not a bone left in it... (ps-i yet love my home made dhansak)

Sallie jardalu MA chicken
A sweet and sour. Tangy ensemble made with apricots and doused with the famous salli. ..and kainaz has made all dishes a wee spicier for us to suit our pallettes....

Their parathas were to die for...soft..flaky and melt in your mouth..try as hard as I want..I can never get it right at home!

Caramel custard..just perfect and strongly imbued with caramelized liquid that gives it a sumptuous ending to a foodogasmic delight which is Rustom. .

2500/_ for all these dishes and I peg it as reasonable for the quantity and love they serve along with. ..

Will I go back?
Kainaz...u have an admirer. ..and I want to buy the dhansak masala and I want u to taste my home made dhansak too...

Delhiittes? What are u waiting for...just go and ask for chillies too...and bring the much needed difference we need in the boti world. ..

Nikita Sarwara



Anandita Narayankar


We spotted this place on one of our visits to Delhi and have been wanting to visit since then. Finally had the opportunity to so today and not at all disappointed with the experience!

We ordered Kheema Pattice - Fluffy and delicious, Jardaloo Margha Ma Salli - Chicken cooked in apricot based sweet and sour curry, Malai Na Paratha - Soft and subtly sweet, Basmati Rice topped with fried & fragrant onions and Caramel Custard - The caramel sauce was delectably bittersweet. Our only complaint was the chicken could have been bit more tender.

Service was prompt and fabulous. We would definitely visit this place again sometime soon.

Rinki Haldar Biswas


Don't be deceived by the exteriors. Inside the place is quiet and cozy with some beautiful wooden furniture. The staff is very warm and friendly so that impressed me right away. Lots of variety in the menu but we went with the most recommended dishes - salli boti and mutton dhansak and both were top notch. Sweetest was when they served us Caramel Custard in the end - on the house! Too Good!!

Rohini Gauba


Rated   Parsi Cuisine is known for the eclectic mix of sweet and spice. Only a handful of restaurants in Delhi which serve Parsi food. Due to the major transformations in the world cuisines, we have shifted our inclination towards Italian, American and Mexican food but places like Rustom's help us in re-modelling our choices.

Spread across two floors, Rustom's have done a great job in terms of the flavours and the decor. The ground floor is where all the sizzling and toasting happens. A narrow wooden staircase leads you to a seating area with precisely five tables and about 15 chairs. Not much seating available. Cutlery with floral patterns work well with the cosy ambiance created with all the wooden furniture.

French Beans Na Pattice
Finely chopped beans cooked in a tamarind sauce topped with some shredded coconuts form the filling for the potato based pattice. We ordered the eggless version of the starter.

Nariyal Na Dudh Ma Cauliflower
A fairly good portion of the Cauliflower curry was served with the Malai Na Parantha that we ordered.  Cooked in coconut milk, the dish was sweet because of the caramalized onions. Minimal ingredients but great taste.

Parsi Saria
Two versions of the sabudana papads were served, the regular ones and the ones with tomatoes.

Pallonji's Raspberry Soda is a little sweet though but definitely  better than the raspberry iced tea.

The kulfi was recommended to us by one of the servers. It is made at the Parsi Dairy Farm in Mumbai. The texture was smooth and creamy.

We paid 1200 bucks for the entire meal. I am surely going to go back to try their Non-Vegetarian dishes soon. Till then, Happy Eating!

Manav Arya


We showed up there when the restaurant was not even officially open. Kainaz was nice enough to offer us dinner in her unfinished restaurant. And boy was I glad that we stayed instead of grabbing a takeout. I loved the food and service absolutely. Will highly recommend the mutton dhansak. Can't wait to visit again once it officially opens.

Surojit Ghose


Tried the following dishes with the familyRussian Patrice - Nothing to die forMarghi ( chicken) na cutlets- AwesomeKolmi ( Prawn) pulao- to die forSalli boti ( mutton)- AverageJardalo Marghi ( Chicken) ma salli- AverageBheeda par eedu ( okra with eggs)- Tried for the first time. Could have ordered more !Carmel Custard - Awesome just like my mom made it during my childhoodParsi Kulfi- Edible

Hoshiediar Ghaswalla


Rated   I've been here 2ce and the experience (and the food too) have been delightful. I'm a Parsi though I haven't really grown up on Parsi cuisine but I certainly can understand good Parsi food.

The food here is wonderful. During my 2 visits, I've done quite a few of their dishes. Here is my take on the stuff I've had at Rustoms.

The Kheema Pattice and Salli Boti are to die for - absolutely yummmmmy. As is their roti.
The Eeda Cheese balls were good. I did not care for them too much but my kids loved them.
The Patra ni Macchi was also good. Could be better but I think that has to do with the lack of avaialbility of fresh fish in New Delhi.
The Pallonji's Raspberry Soda too is awesome. I've had 2 bottles each time. You however need to have a taste for a very sweet drink to do Raspberry.
The Parsi Dairy Kulfi too is awesome.

Dhansak? What about it? No. I did not try the Dhansak. Being a Parsi, I think it is a highly over rated dish. There is a lot of other exciting food that according to me is much better so I'd rather not try the Dhansak. Besides my (non Parsi) wife makes excellent Dhansak than most Parsis.

The service too is great. The couple of boys who take the orders and tend to tables are pleasant, very efficient and always smiling.

Wish Rustom's lots of luck. I've not seen too many of these unique cuisine places do well in this part of the country but I do hope this one does well and thrives. So good luck to Kaynaz and Rahul with this one - But for heaven's sake don't increase your prices - as it is you'll are already priced a little on the expensive side.

Mrinalini Venkateswaran


Excellent food, friendly service and cheerful ambience. As we walked up the stairs it smelt like a Parsi friend's home. Large portions - when they say the combo meal is for two it really is! But even the mains are for two! The lagan nu custard for dessert was excellent.

Mekhla Singh


If an absolutely authentic Parsi food experience is what you're looking for, Rustom's Parsi Bhonu is your go-to destination. Prepared with love and served with heartwarming smiles, the place is a must-try. From poppodum to ginger fizz to the authentic Parsi dishes, if you haven't tried this place, you've missed out on a whole new experience, sans all the jazz!

Shivangi Rajendran


Rated   For the quaint old world charm of everything Parsi, and some GOOOD food with a lot of love!
The place is run by Rustom’s Parsi grand daughter and her non-Parsi boyfriend, don’t you love it already? It’s strictly Parsi, you won’t find no Iranian berries here and of course, they have Pallonji’s.

Starters| Kheema Pattice, Paatra Ni Macchi, Murghi Na Farcha
All of them delightful, fresh and YUMMY. Crispy flavourful chicken and tender, perfectly spiced fish! The spring onion chutney is fabulous and goes well with everything. And complimentary sabudana crisps - YAY!

Mains| Salli Boti, Bheeda Par Eedu
The mutton was super tender, perfectly piquant! We’re not sure why we called for the okra, I’ll leave that to be spoken for by the vegetarians. The Malai Paratha and rotli were just as they should be.

Dessert| Lagan Nu Custard
This was my first Laagan Nu Custard. It was good, but the elaichi flavor was overpowering for my palate.

I have a feeling we’ll be heading there a lot more, most definitely for the Khichidi and Dhansak. This meal for two cost us around Rs.2200.

Neeru Singh


Rated   Away from all things shiny and loud, enter a simple, cozy and beautiful Rustom’s for delicious homelike Parsi food. With a sudden surge of Bombay food in Delhi, Rustom’s stands out as a new entrant that serves authentic Parsi Food. They started off with only home delivery and recently the restaurant has come into being, and it is just as comfortable and homelike.
After speaking to Kainaz Contractor (the co-owner and a former food writer), I found out that they are sticking to her family recipes, so as to give their customers a feel of dining in a Parsi household.

The menu is big and offers the quintessential Parsi favourites like Salli Boti, Lagun na Custard, Kheema Pattice and yes it does include the famous Dhansak. Another highlight is that they serve Pallonji soda, which they get from all the way from Bombay. Without wasting much time I ordered for: 

1) Kheema Pattice (Rs 295)

2) Mutton Dhansak (Rs 495)

3) Pallonji Soda (Raspberry+Lemon) (Rs 60)

4) Lagun na Custard 

The delectable combination of minced mutton layered with potatoes, covered in egg and fried makes the Kheema Pattice heavenly. Served in a pair, this is similar to mutton cutlet, but a bit spicier and lot more tastier. This combination of meat and starch is more than just comfort food, it’s the dish you want to keep going back to. 

Although the Pallonji Soda was too sweet for my liking, but once I added lemon soda to the Raspberry drink, it turned out to be quite refreshing. However, in a Parsi restaurant, I would still prefer to savour a drink with real berries and soda.

Honestly, it was the first time I had Dhansak, so for me there was no benchmark set for this dish. Although I had read extensively about it in many cookbooks, so I was aware of its preparation. This lentil-meat stew is served along with Caramelised Rice, Potato fries, Kachumber salad and Kheema Kebabs. At Rustom’s, the stew is prepared with three different lentils, vegetables and mutton and is a highly celebrated dish among Parsis. Caramalised Rice is of course, cooked in caramel made out of sugar, while the Kachumbar salad contains vinegar which gives this spicy sweet dish, a tangy flavour. This dish has all the flavours for which Parsis are known for. But for me, the Kheema Kebabs were the highlight of the dish. The meaty balls turn you into a child who’s always greedy for food.

After hogging on the wonderful Parsi delicacies, we had no room left for any other dish. However, I would have felt too bad to leave out a dessert. Kainaz was gracious to serve us a mini portion of Lagun na Custard. This baked custard is flavoured with nutmeg, cardamom and lots of dry fruits. 

The bill came up to Rs 1185 inclusive of all taxes.

The lovely pictures adorning the walls (clicked by the famous filmmaker Sooni Taraporevala) and the retro music, create the perfect set up for food, conversations and laughter – all reflective of the lovely Parsi way of living.

Khushinder Singh Kohli


Rated   warning: this is a very small place & do not take reservations - so be prepared to wait quite some time for your table (we had to wait good 30 mins). And they have stairs - so that can be a problem for senior citizens as well. Or alternatively, get the food packed (like so many others were doing around us).

the place is right on the main aurobindo marg - so parking is a problem too. But despite all this, the food makes it up!

Paatrani Macchi - served inside banana leaves, it was excellent & def should be ordered (2 pcs per plate so order accordingly)
farcha chicken - fried boneless chicken
kheema cutlets - perfectly made 2 big pcs of cutlets
french beans pattice - cutlet with french beans filling inside, was nice, but i preferred the kheema one more

prawn pulao - the only disappointment of the entire meal, as the prawns was dry n hard, and the rice were similar to one accompanied with dhan sak
jardalo chicken salli - awesome flavor  & goes well with the rotis
salli booti mutton - very well made & goes well with the rotis
dhan sak mutton - i have had this in mumbai in a parsi home, and this preparation is really close & authentic to it! loved it
parsi roti & malai paranthas - to eat with jardalo chicken & salli booti

laganu custard - my parents loved it, though i found the flavor of elaichi a bit too much
caramel custard - as good as any i have had

the portions are decent & good fr sharing with 2-3 ppl. i missed the berry pulao and parsi bun. so maybe they might add them later on.... overall a good satisfying meal :)

P.S. : no photos - we were all famished and didnt wait fr the photos even

Monibha Mitra


Parsi bhonu is really parsi....good food well cooked, order was the non veg dhan sak...meat kebabs & meat dal was tasteful. Murgi na farcha was good as well. Ginger fizz was fresh to drink. Overall culinary & cutlery satisfactory. Ambiance small cozy place...lights should be little less while dinning.

Amit Gupta


A nice cozy place in Adchini. Barely has 18-20 covers. We had Murgi na Farcha and Soya Pattice followed by Dhan Sak for main course. All the dishes were excellent. A good place for an informal meal.

Shraddha Saraf


A cute little place right infront of Kuzart Lane serving authentic parsi. That's how Ill describe this place. Had to wait for about 45 minites before entering this parsi food house. I guess it was all worth it in the end. Ransacked the menu and ordered the obvious dhansak, dhandar patio, chicken vindaloo , soya pattice and some more yummies. The staff is helpful and courteous. Ended the meal with a scrumptious Lagan Nu Custard. Couldn't help but go home with their sambhar masala! Hahah :) coming back to this place for some more.

Partha Ghosh


Good food, I have only had food delivered from Rustom's so please view this rating from that perspective... as I have a gut feel that dine in would be better

I have had multiple things delivered and have not been disappointed by any

Gunajit Kalita


We were planning to visit this place for so many days but my spirit was not very up to try another parsi place after my not so great experience in sodabottleopener (
at cyber hub). Its a small place so one has to keep that in mind while planning as you have to invariably wait. Fortunately we didnt have to wait as we reached little early at around 7pm for dinner. The experience was mind blowing, you have to try the dish with okra and egg (try with chapattis) and best was baked egg custard (Laganu custard). The usual mutton dhan saak and pattrani machchi were also good-may be I would have preferred the green chutney with fish little bit more spicy. The lemon soda was real letdown, cant understand why would you like to serve it in a ready made bottle (may be tradition). At the end its a hidden gem,must go.

Taru Rawat


Rated   Having heard a lot about this new place, my friend organised a dinner and there we were, 6 of us settled in the corner round table at rustom's.
The exterior doesn't seem very appealing but as you enter on the first floor, it's a quiet, neat and very simple place.
With simplicity in the decor with Parsi portraits, pictures on the wall and typical wooden furniture, the place wins your heart with it's simplicity.
We started with a keema pattice which was nice, reminds me of typical crispy cutlets but well done. The only thing surprising was that they didn't serve any kind of sauce or chutney with it while I was expecting. But never mind, it still tasted great.
The fresh lime soda / water is very normal like other places, but the food has variety.We were 6 people and we ordered the following dishes:-

Tarkari ni kari- I personally didn't like it. The effort of using coconut curry didn't come out well. Coastal food is great when it comes to trying food with coconut flavours. Very bland! 2/5

Kolmi no patio- amazing prawn rice. The best tomato gravy I've had till date. 5/5

Jardaloo Marghi ma salli- this chicken dish with apricots was the best dish out of everything and I am glad I chose it on a friends recommendation. Again! Best tomato gravy! 5/5

Salli boti- I love mutton and this was great too, just a little spicy. 4/5

Kanda papeta par eedu- very spicy. The idea of eggs and potato together. Not really! 2/5

Dhan sak mutton- great gravy. Loved the mutton, well cooked, soft. The mixture of mutton with a dal based curry was quite different and Infact a good combination. It was served with rice and kebabs.

For the rest we had to order roti and parathas and rice which were average with nothing special in it. Parsi roti tasted exactly like a normal roti.

But All in all a good food experience. This place was full even on a weekday and they don't take reservations so it would be great if you reach in advance to book your table.

Would go again for sure to try the soda and the vegetarian delicacies and desserts. Couldn't try this time.

The staff is lovely and so is the owner. Great people!

Asha Venkataramani


Rated   I have passed by Rustom's many times in the past and always assumed it was a Dhaba of sorts. Most unassuming restaurant - if i had not heard about this place from a friend would have probably given it a miss.  Parking is not easy but manageable. The restaurant is located on the first floor and the kitchen on the ground floor.  

The interior is small and rather cramped to be honest but quaint none the less. You get the feeling of being in a Parsi home and good homestyle parsi cooking is what you get served.  We tried the Pattra nu macchi, Prawn patio, Kajju ni Murg and Lagan nu custard and found all to be authentic, freshly prepared and served with enthusiasm.  The food is good no doubt and if they had been located in a mall in saket or vasant Kunj or at cyberhub in gurgaon they would probably have done a lot better in terms of dine - in customers - i think its safe to assume they are probably faring a bit better on the limited home delivery service they offer. On the pricing front, to be honest i found it to be a bit steep and that could be possibly because of the disconnect with the location and  cramped interiors. But all in all Rustom's offers homestyle cooking, Parsi food made with love no doubt and is a delightful change from the normal



Rated   This Parsi restaurant gives you a homely feeling. Located near Adchini, it is quite easy to locate and serves some of the delicious Parsi foods. We went there on a weekend and had to wait for 45 min for our turn. The restaurant tries to compensate for the waiting time by taking orders at the ground floor before you can climb up and take your seats located on the first floor.

The entire restaurant is located on the 1st floor with the ground floor acting as the reception-cum-kitchen. We ordered Murgi na Farcha which was a fried chicken dish. The dish was fine and the coating was less spicy. Chicken was quite tender and overall the dish tasted fine. Jardaloo Murghi ma Salli is one of the must haves on the menu. Absolutely loved the delicately cooked chicken dish with a home flavour. The gravy was light on the stomach due to less oil and spices in it. Mutton Dhan sak was yummy. We loved every bit of it and the cooking was simply awesome.

We were disappointed with the Pallonji's Soda Raspberry as a bottle was directly handed over to us and the price printed on it was Rs. 20/-. Without any serving or any sort of service associated with the drink, charging Rs. 60/- for the drink seemed a bit steep.

Overall, we were satisfied with the experience and the restaurant is a must try for people interested in parsi dishes. The restaurant owners were quite friendly and accommodating inspite of the heavy rush during the weekend. Food is supervised expertly by the owners. On quite a few occasions, I found one of the onwers in the kitchen helping out with the cooking himself. The price for 2 came to Rs. 1,500/-.



Really good experience, great staff, good food.
See myself coming here often, especially cause it's a 3 minute walk away.
If nothing else, come here for the splendid caramel custard!! Really worth it.

Awesome for people who appreciate honest food.



Had heard about this place. Remembered again when a friend of mine came down and said let's meet here and party. Couldn't make it here to party but went on a Sunday for dinner. Situated right next to govardhan on adchini aurobindo marg, parking does seem to be a problem. Better to park near the old turquoise cottage and walk up. Quaint place. About 4 to 5 tables. Fantastic service. Great food. Not hyped up like sodabottleopenerwala. Had a few starters and mutton dhansak. Dhansak was delicious. Only the meat was tough. Very close to authentic Parsi food. A must try. For the bhatias of the world, you guys have a dish named after you☺ so now the bhatias are "adchini mein world famous".
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Pooja Roy


I visited Rustom's with family including grandma. We loved the place. Its small cosy and exactly how you would expect a parsi restaurant to be. The ambience the food was just simplistically beautiful. The best part even dadi loved it - she being vegetarian ordered the Tarkari in Curry along with paranthas, which she chirped happily was very very soft. 

All's well when dadi says so! :)

Raunak Panpalia


I went to this place on a Tuesday evening. There was no rush. As I entered, I could feel it is a parsi place. The ambience has that feel to it. Coming to the food. Its tasty.. Extremely tasty. The flavors are just too good. The hosts are warm. Prep time is appropriate.

Order - starters - kheema platter; paneer ; soya preparation.
Main course - chicken vindaloo, brinjal veggie, parsi dal and rice.
Dessert - sitafal & mango kulfi.

Bill - 2050.

Absolutely worth it.

Apurva Goray


We went to this place in a group of four. The first thing that really impressed me about this place is the ambience... It resembles a parsi house and is very different from normal restaurants. The food was original and really awesome. We had the fried chicken and veg French bean patty as starters, followed by dhansak and prawn patio for main course, and caramel custard and kulfi for desert. The food was lip smackingly delicious and very different as well. Not oily at all and left you with an urge to come here again... One complaint with the food is that the prawns themselves were not of good quality although the gravy was great. Hope they fix that. Service was excellent, a rarity nowadays in Delhi. The staff was actually well informed about the menu, polite and efficient.... A thing I experienced in a restaurant after a long long time.... So all in all a great place to go... Only has four to five tables though, so check availability....

Sriram TS


Cute little place. You'll find yourself lost in the dining halls of an old Parsi house with photos on the walls adding to that effect. The waiters are very well informed and make some superb suggestions.
It was exciting to be patiently taken through the menu with strangely interesting sounding names. Both starters and main course was great. French beans au pattice was yum! And dhan sak was sufficient for two (as main course)Vegetarians, fret not, you have ample selection too! Try the caramel custard and their kulfi for dessert. That's a sweet end to a gastronomic experience. Chaitra Kalakrishnan

Suprateem Banerjee


Nice cosy place. Not much of seating available, only 5-6 tables. We ordered for pattra ni machhi, chicken vindalo, kheema pattice, salli boti and caramel custard. Though fish and chicken were fine, salli boti was bad. Kheema pattice is the star dish.
Also noticed the toilets were not clean. And waiters recommend only 2 dishes from the menu to everyone without knowing customer's taste choice, like he got us salli boti which tasted sweet. We did not like it.

Yoshita Kumar


Comfort Parsi food at its best! 

Love the Dhan Sakh & the Caramel Custard served by such warm and friendly staff. A home away from home. A must try!

Sabyasachi Chakravorty


Rated   By first glance, i could make out that it is a busy restaurant with good food as there was long queue and the hostess was trying her best to accommodate her guest. As we had to wait and unaware of the cuisine which was being served at the restaurant, we pre ordered the food at the reception desk.

Though it was long wait and we were hungry, we felt like taming the hunger more. The hostess was really helpful and helped us get our food ordered with her best knowledge of the food being served in the restaurant.

The entire decor was very authentic and has a feel of Parsi family touch. Very clean and well maintained.

The only bad part was in-spite of getting our food ordered prior there was a long wait and guest arrived after us had their food on table. The steward helping us looked hassled with many tables to handle at one go. I think a good service for such a good restaurant would always be an added advantage.

Starters like Eeda Cheese Balls and Kheema Pattice was good. But i must say dishes like Bhattia Nu Gos and Salli Botti were just awesome. A different take from regular day food , i must say it was definitely a refreshing experience. A complete value for money.

Owner and the head chef of the restaurant coming and taking the feedback of the meal was a personal touch and we all liked it.

Wish to come back and relish the food more in coming times. 😊

Ajay Kumar


Rated   Parsis, we remember them from classic hindi movies like Baton Baton Mein & Khatta Meetha. Visit to Rustom's will surely bring back some memories, whether it is their menu, which reminisces about 60's and 70's or simple, elegant and sophisticated wooden furniture. It's good experience for a typical Punjabi of Delhi to experience something different and probably more healthy than Butter Chicken and Lachha Parantha.

The food was definitely different with multiple textures, I enjoyed Keema Patty's the most. Next came Chicken Farcha, my son finished it as soon asit arrived, a typical Punjabi may refer to it as Chicken Pakora but it is not. Salli Boti was bit tangy (as informed by the Usher/Waiter) however, not something which hits you hard. Parantha, triangle shaped were made out of atta and well done but soft, quite smooth to eat and did not make you run for digene or lemon water for digestion. Dhansak was really good and waiter educated us that it is very healthy as it is made from all the vegetables and pulses which are sieved to make thick curry, soft mutton pieces are then added. I liked this in particular for taste and high protein content. Rice with meat ball however, was ordinary , meat balls didn't taste of meat and were dry. Finally Parsi kufli was very satisfying with right amount of sugar and creamy taste.

I would like to visit again soon, hope they maintain their originality and quality both.

Also, waiters were friendly and knowledgable about food.



Lovely ambiance, melllow; I absolutely love their Soya Pattice, lip-smacking scrumptious. I went there twice in week specially for the Soya Pattice!

Jayashree Sethi


The ambience is very simple however the enthusiasm of the waiters made up for it. The starter Patrani Macchi was really nice and is a must try - we followed it with some kebabs. For main course we tried the Combo - Mutton Dhansak- Salli Botti - (chicken version) and crispy okra. The Parsi chapati was paper thin and nice but you can choose not to order the paratha as it was very thick and heavy!
Overall it was a good experience and then we rounded up the meal with a kesar kulfi which was to die for.



This place is opened around March and hence is quite new and unknown. Went there on recommendation of a friend after having become a fan of parsi food myself. I had already visited SodaBottleOpenerWala before visiting Rustoms. I went on Sunday afternoon and we were greeted by waiting of 20 mins which shows that restaurant has picked up on visitors. The place is clean but lacks on the space and has seating capacity of around 20-25 ppl. The service is good and the food was good too. Although, it doesn't match the quality I had at SodaBottle but still I wasn't complaining. The prices are decent though. The place is worth visiting once for sure.

Surbhi Bhalla


Cozy homely place, well lit and decorated, good parsi food, esp the sitaphal ice-cream is really good! Don't have the caramel custard unless you like the burnt flavor, also the coconut and peach cooler is really good



Ordered mutton Dhansak.. Loved the Keema kebabs and caramelized rice.. Spiced dal curry was an underplay.. Could have spruced the lentils with Indian spices..

Mohit Agarwal


Have heard so much about Parsi food that it created a craving of some sort.

Tried Rustom's for the first time. First thing, the place is small with only 5 tables. This meant we had to wait for good 1 hour before we could seat. The lady at the reception was however courteous and kept informing of the status.

Ordered Kolmi na Kebab and Kheema Pattice in starters. Both were good but none too delectable. Them tasted rather ordinary for the price tag they carried or may be i was expecting too high.

Main course came with Kaaju ni marghi which stood by its name. Delicious with really soft chicken. Had it with Parsi rotli and Malai na paratha.

All in all, food is good but not too great. The names are fancy but taste not so much. Still a good place to dine once in a while considering their ambiance is beautiful.

Sumit Gupta


Rated   I was itching to go to Rustom's-the reviews and pics had me drooling. Decided to catch up with my friends who are doing their intern in NCR region over dinner. It's almost like your living room has been converted into a restaurant. They only have around 5 tables which had to be reshuffled since someone had a small get together kind of thing. Since they don't take table reservations, the waiting time can be rather long during peak hours on weekends. We ordered keema pattice and soya pattice for starters. They both looked identical but keema variant tasted better. We went with lemon soda and ginger fizz after the server warned us that the raspberry iced tea would not taste very different from cough syrup :-D Wanted to order chicken vindaloo but we were suggested to try out murghi na farcha. It was nothing special-chicken dipped in batter and deep fried. The mint chutney which accompanied it though was yummy. For mains we ordered salli boti and ravaiyaan-brinjals in coriander-mint base. The salli boti was outstanding. The meat was cooked to perfection-soft and tender. The gravy was different from the ones we are used-it was both sweet and spicy. Spicy not in the sense that your eyes will water while eating-mildly spiced and allowed you to actually savour the different flavours. The lone vegetarian in our group loved his brinjal dish as well. We ordered parsi roti, malai na paratha and kachumber with the mains. Kolmi no pulao was flavourful and went well with the raita.
I would rate the food-4/5. Deducting 0.5 due to the service-asked for onions and mint chutney-which the server conveniently forgot. Surprising given that there were 3 servers for barely 5 tables.
Would go back again for salli boti !!

Chaitanya Arora


small place so had to wait...i liked the food and also realized all the difference between parsi and irani food..-)..missed the raspberry soda as was sold out...decent place will visit again...

Nirmal S Kartha


Rated   Located in Adhchini, Rustum's is a must-try even for people whose self-worth, diet regimens and moral values cannot be compromised by the promise of good food. I landed in Rustum's with my girlfriend at around 9 pm, after an entertaining play at the IHC. One bad part about getting food here is the wait for a table where the said food can be procured. Although we had to wait for around 30 minutes outside (the waiting space is a very narrow corridor in the ground floor, with minimal seating arrangements), the folks there were very cordial. 

Although the ambience is quaint and sparse, I liked the one in SodaBottleOpenerWala better. It was one of the owners who served us and it was an absolute delight being spoiled by him! We ordered the Eeda Cheese Cutlet to get the ball rolling and followed up with a plate of Kolmi Pulao, portion of Salli Bolti, Kanda Kothmir par eedu and a couple of Parsi Rotlis. Oh, did I mention a complementary portion of Saria? This is basically goodness. Although I found the egg dish slightly taxing, I adored the living daylights out of everything else on our table. 

Definitely recommended. Low(er) ratings because of the waiting time and the lack of a waiting space.

Anuj Narula


The place gives you a very homely feel. The staff is very welcoming and prompt. Started with keema patice which were good. Keema was minced very well not at all spicy. Was expecting some chutney with it, which wasn't served. Raspberry soda tasted more like a cough syrup. Lemon soda was good. For main course i had bhaatia nu gos on the recommendation of the waiter who said would be spicy, but again wasn't even close to it. Rotli and paratha were good. All in all a decent place, could be tried once.



A good place for someone who wants to try the recently overrated parsi cuisine...
The place is quite small with only 4-5 tables so be ready to wait...
The staff is polite and helpful...
Overall its surely a onetime try out restaurant...

Samarprit Chakraborty


I never had parsi cuisine, so thought of trying out this place. The hosts are very sweeet much like their cuisine. I will only visit this place when i have craving for their desserts. I have rated them 3.5 also because of the price they charge with respect to quantity they serve. I really hope they improvise in starters and main course dishes and spice them up.

Sameer Chaudhary


Rated   Simplicity and understated are two words that will perfectly define your experience at this Parsi cuisine outlet.

The menu is basic and does not contain the very famous beri pulao, and I was told that the same is an Iranian dish but sadly I have grown up to identify it with parsi cuisine thanks to my fondness of Britannia in Mumbai.

Nonetheless we ordered the veg dhansak and mutton dhansak along with a vegna pattice and some brinjal dish recommended by the server along with malai parantha.

The dhansak was delectable and as authentic as you will get anywhere in Delhi. The brinjal dish was mouthwatering with tomato blended in to near perfection and went well with the rice as well as paranthas. I really enjoyed the veg. Soy pattice and it's a must try at Rustom's.

I would have given them a higher rating but for the lack of taste in the mocktails that we ordered which included the ginger ale and berry mojito. The parantha too was not cooked properly as some parts of it especially the corners were undercooked and despite us informing the server no attempt was made to replace them or offer something else in its place.

Taste 4.0/5.0
Ambiance 2.5/4.0
Service 2.0/5.0
VFM 3.0/4.0

Choosy Foodie


We ordered in from here one night. They deliver to far off places which is good. The food was really good. They have a boneless mutton preparation which is tasty. The caramel custard was nice though it broke a little in transition. 
Keema pattice is a must have! Will order again.

Varun Kumar


Glad to see another Parsi joint in Delhi

So we went there for a family dinner and boy did the place impress us. The hosts were warm and made us comfortable. Sometimes its the little gestures that count and they nailed it. Right from ensuring we order the right amount to suggesting dishes, the hosts made it a point to ensure that we had a good meal.

The food was great, authentic and the portions were decent. We ordered the paatra ni macchi, keema pattice, soya pattice, salli boti, dhan sak, prawn khichdi saas and caramel custard. Yes! We ordered the entire menu and that's because the food was worth it.

Must give it a try!

PS: While the food is flavourful, its not as masaledar, SodaBottleOpenerWala has a more masaledar offering and that's why it didn't touch a 4 for me.

Sonal Bhandari


Ordered this food yesterday after hearing some good reviews of the food. Overall, this is very flavourable food and seems to be home cooked. The mutton dhansak is great. Patrani machli had a lot of flavour with great tasting masala but was quite tough. The other thing we ordered was the Komi kebab which is so-so. The portions are just enough for 2 people. While we were quite happy with the food, the bill seemed on the higher side given the portions.



Visited Rustoms the homely ambience :) Raspberry Soda and Lagan nu Custard was the highlight for me . We ordered Patrani Machhi , Meat balls , and One mutton dish !

Tanya Wadhwa


Parsi food is packed with flavour, robust, hearty, comforting delicacy that satisfy the soul, seems to be home cooked, mutton dhansak was amazing.



I went there on the day of it opened and I have eaten lot of Parsi food @ Cafe Britannia and @ Ashmick's Snack Shack in Mumbai. These two places are like the last word in Parsi cuisine. And I have to say that Rustom surprised me with their authenticity and attention to detail. Without going into too much into detail I have to say that they serve the best Parsi food in Delhi BUT the portions are too small for the piece! Need to work on that and you will get a 4 !

Anjali Hegde


Ordered food from Rustom's recently.  We have eaten very often at Parsi houses due to a network of Bawa friends and really crave that taste.  Rustom's was an average to good experience.  The Bhaatia nu Gos was the best dish followed by Patra ni Machhi.  The Salli Boti was sweet!!  The gobhi and tarkari curry were decent.  The vengna kebab was good but we had to throw it away because there was a hair in it.  The desserts were good.  Overall an OK experience.  I thought the price was slightly high for the portion size.

Abhishek Roy


Rated   have had heard a lot bout this place and this time on my trip to Delhi decided to chk it out. It's on Aurobindo Marg and prior reservations are needed as they are pretty full most of the time. As the name suggests it serves Parsi fare and is a decent, simple and elegant restaurant. It's pretty small and the decor is very simple with antique pics and Parsi motifs hanging around. Coming to the food we started with Paatrani Macchi, fish marinated in a green mint based sauce, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed and Kheema Patties a delicates potato patty stuffed with keema. Both were delicious and light. For mains we had Dhansak, Salli Zardalu Murgh, Keema Pulao, bhindi, Parsi roti and Malai paratha. Everything was super yummy n delicious. I personally didn't like the chicken, tasted ketchupy and the paratha which wasn't cooked through. We finished with kesari kulfi. All through out, the service was excellent, the servers were very confident and had good menu knowledge.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Parsi lunch and would recommend it to all to try.

Robin Anderson


Tried Parsi cuisine for the first time. Small n cozy place with a nice Parsi ambience. Had Soya patties for the starters along with Rustom's Ginger Fizz. For the main course, had Dhan Sak which included caramelized rice with masala dal and baigan kebabs. But unfortunately, the food was on the mild side when the spices were concerned. Moreover, it's really expensive as per the portion is concerned. We paid Rs 1130 for two which is on a higher end for a simple Parsi cuisine and that too a vegetarian one. They need to make it more spacious n the food worth the money spent!!

Rishika Das Roy


I want to give it a 3.8. But zomato won't let me. So I've ordered in twice from
This place.

The first time it was at office for myself and a colleague who wanted to eat parsee food for the first time, the salli boti and the prawn patio were the orders.
By the time the prawn patio had been emptied out into a bowl to be shared
The whole floor was inquiring about rustoms!
The custard (Sagan nu custard?) which they sent complimentary was a really sweet gesture not to mention super tasty.

The second time I ordered home, the kolmi na kebab and chicken vindaloo need work, however I really liked the chicken (jardalli marghi ma salli? )
The flavours were authentic and quite refreshing.

Waiting to sample their patranni machli
And for
Them to add maybe a berry pulao!

Sambit Swain


Rated   Parsi food has its own distinct textures, flavours and tastes. The good part is, it is not overbearing to your taste buds or visual experience. So, Sunday dinner at ‘Rustoms’ the homely, family joint was an easy decision to make and after about forty five minutes of waiting we found a table for ourselves. It is a cosy, small sitting area with attendants jostling around as if it were a family dining room. The attendants/waiters are well informed, well spoken and will suggest/explain you the dishes at length.

For soft drinks, we ordered the ‘Pallonji Soda-Lemon’ , which was way too sweet and lacked any taste (please give it a miss), the ‘Raspberry Mojito’ was average, so was the ‘Rustom’s Ginger Fizz’; definitely not a place to enjoy your soft drinks/mojitos.

In starters, we ordered a portion of the ‘Mutton Cutlet’ and ‘Chicken Patties’, the mutton cutlet was perfectly spiced, the mashed potato covering was well prepared and the shredded mutton was full of flavours. Even the chicken patty was nice, not too flaky and the masala was pretty similar to the mutton cutlet except it was replaced by the shredded chicken. Food wise, it was a good start. Buoyed by the first two dishes, we went ahead and ordered the ‘fish’ in banana leaf, another delicately made dish infused with mint/coriander chutney and steamed. The fish was soft, the layering of chutney was great and as long as you enjoy ‘mint/coriander’ you will enjoy the dish.

For the main course we ordered the ‘Kolmi Pulao’ which was quiet subdued in garnishing/flavors/spices and though the prawns were good, it seemed to be a pretty ordinary preparation. To go with it, we ordered ‘Bhatia Nu Gos’ (mutton curry with potato wedges) the mutton was tender, the gravy was tangy but nothing noteworthy to tick mark the dish. We also ordered the ‘malai paratha’, which was very understated, not too oily or rich but definitely enjoyable with the meat (give it a try, not at all rich as the word 'malai' makes it sound). We also ordered the ‘kachumber’ (salad) which is a nice mix of yoghurt, finely chopped onions and cucumber (very homely stuff).

We decided to go overboard with the dessert (as usual) and ordered all the four desserts in the menu. First the ‘Carmel Custard’, it was soft, luscious and divine, one of the best custards I have had in a long time (must order). Second the ‘Lagan Nu Custard’ was full of raisins, cashews, almonds and was well made (better that a lot of other places I have had). If you don’t mind a bit of cardamom and a tinge of spices in your dessert then you may want to order this dessert. Lastly the ‘mango’ and ‘malai’ Kulfi was nothing over the top but well made and enjoyable.

To conclude, unlike the many reviews I had read about the place, it doesn't really blow you away with some awesome parsi food. Yes, the preparations are good, especially the starters as well as the desserts and though not ‘overwhelmed’ yet I enjoyed the food. Don’t expect something extraordinary and you will enjoy a ‘good meal’ in a nice homely ambience. Definitely visit the place for its homely ambience, good food (if you know what to order) and the novelty factor.

Mahir Ahuja


1 : good place to have nice authentic paarsi food.
2 : the interiors look like a paarsi house.
3 : good freindly people serving the food.
4 : taste : 4/5.

Arjun Ghosh


This place holds promise. Great decor and ambience. Keeps the madness of Adhchini out of your meal. The menu doesn't have too many options. They choose to stick to the dishes they can do well. Though the fish wasn't anything to write home about. The okra was splendid. Only five tables here, so arrive early.

Sanyam Tripathi


Bad food...

Jacob Plammoottil Jacob


James Ramya Rajan J


Rustom's is a very small place with just 5 tables and a seating capacity of 17. But the food was far superior than my last experience of Parsi food in Gurgoan. We tried reserving a place, but they did not take reservations. We waited for 40 minutes on a weekday dinner. Always a good sign to go to a full restaurant.We utilized the waiting time to place our orders and they served them, by the time we got the table. Coming to the food, 4 dishes stood out - Kheema Pattice, Bheeda par Eedu, Chicken Vindaloo and Malai Na Paratha. Kheema Pattice was really juicy on the inside. It was packed in a coating of mashed potatoes and semolina and delectably shallow fried. One of the best dishes of the day. Bheeda par Eedu, is egg cooked on top of crispy fried Okra aka Bhindi. It was super tasty, however the egg that was supposed to have a runny yolk was well cooked. Chicken Vindaloo, unlike its Goan cousin and namesake was very mild and flavourful. It had a tinge of sweetness from the sugarcane vinegar used in it. It went very well with the Malai na Paratha, which was so darn soft !! Highly recommend this combination. For drinks, we had the Pallonji sodas. The Raspberry one had a strange syrupy taste, highly avoidable> But the lemon flavoured one was really good.

Vishal Bhargava


Amazing food.. The only problem is the long wait time usually to get a table.

Not Just Desserts - NJD


Sachin Bansal


Located near Adhchini, the place gives a homely "Bombay" feeling with wooden furnishings and serves some of the most delicious Parsi cuisines. One might have have to wait for a while to get a seat on weekends. The owners are also involved in the whole cooking process, making the whole experience quite special. Must visit to get a flavor of Parsi Culture.

Dukchen Bhutia


Perfect place for trying out Parsi cuisine . Restaurant's ambience is very calming .Must try Komli( prawn) and dessert . This restaurant knows how to make their customer happy through good food and excellent service. The only disadvantage of this restaurant is that limited seating arrangement.

Aditya Nagarajan


Samiran Gupta


Turned out quite average the day I went. A/C was not turned on so the room was stuffy; moved to a table near another A/C and realized that the exhaust fumes from the kitchen downstairs was being sucked in to the room through the second A/C. Food had masala not fully cooked. That said, I am willing to accept that they had a bad day .... since so many people have enjoyed their food....



Went to Rustom's yesterday with my colleagues after an intensive meeting and what a decision to have lunch there. The food was mid-boggling. The flavour grows with every bite. Fish was amazing. Chicken was out of the world. Overall, it was the best meal I've had in Delhi.



To celebrate the anniversary of 2 ardent and avid Tripadvisors we were driven to the destination, after spending almost an hour in the horrific traffic. A very cosy and familial locale with comfortable settings and friendly staff, we engorged ourselves in the Parsi delights, so prevalent in contemporary literature, though a one off experience for yours truly.



I went to Rustom's with my friends for lunch. Really good Parsi food experience, if you havn't had any, which was my case! And refreshing drinks as well. Lovely Parsi decor and if you have a keen eye for photography, you still spot some well-knows photographer's photos in there! It was lovely, I say!!

Sunjeev G


Awsome parsee food. tried sali boti , dhan sak , patra ni machi, bhindi malai parantha .Good service.



There are many restaurants which makes you feel happy after a meal. But only a few makes its customers feel contended. Rustom's in Delhi fall in the second category. Like a true-blue Parsi outlet in Mumbai, it doesn't have any fancy decors but a vintage touch in its ambiance. But the food that came to my table surprised me by its taste, smell, look and feel. I have eaten Parsi food in many places in Bombay and Delhi but this outlet is possibly the best. I had tried paatra ni machhi and kolmi no polao recently for dinner. both were superb presentations. The fish as well as the prawns were fresh. The quantity is good for two people. The polao was very dry so you may like to order another main course with gravy. They serve two pieces of fish in Paatra ni machhi but both are large pieces. and finally do not make the mistake of not tasting the parsi kulfi before you leave the restaurants. The kulfis are simply outstanding. My personal favourite is the butter scotch kulfi. To balance the review, I must add that parking is a major problem as I failed to see any valet service on the busy, jam-prone Aurobindo Marg. And it is a bit away from the main hustle bustle of, say, Saket or Green Park or Hauz Khas. If you do not find seats, you may have to wait without any good options nearby. But then, a short wait is worth enough.



Food was simply superb with great service ,The Vindallu was superb and the caramel in the desert is a must have though a bit steeply priced I think .



It needs courage, conviction and real passion to introduce something like Parsi food to Delhites and Rustom's does exactly that. Sort of sandwiched between interior design workshops and auto garages - is this quaint little Parsi joint. A great effort by a young Parsi lady - Kainaz - who runs it with great aplomb. She is ex-Taj and food is in the genes of the Parsis. The restaurant is on the first floor - has a limited seating of 22 covers. Since it has opened in Feb 2015, they are doing well on weekends and sort of average on weekdays [ this is not the commercial area - though the location is good]. We ordered - baed on recommendations - the Mince Patties and Patrani Mach-chi for starters, the Salli Botti and Prawns Pulao as our main dishes and Caramel Custard and Parsi Diary Kulfi (Specially flown in from Mumbai) as the dessert. There was Pallonji's lemon soda and ginger fizz to drink (they don't serve alcohol). Every dish was very tasty and delicious - though the caramel custard had a hint of synthetic taste in it. The overall experience was fabulous - refreshingly different in a place like Delhi! Meal for two : Rs. 2500/= Worth every penny. The service is nice and efficient. Mainz herself manages and runs the show as efficiently as she could. The place has a very authentic Parsi feel to it as well.



Visited the restaurant for dinner last week; the eatery is a small place with about 18-20 covers since most of their business is through home delivery. It surpassed our expectations given that we ended up there because we merely wished to eat something different. Having lived in Pune/Mumbai and feasted on Parsi Bhonu at Parsi friends weddings and celebrations, the food was better than anything one had eaten before. The dhansak was outstanding as was Salli boti. The starter portions are big - a plate of mutton cutlets can be shared by four pax even though the serving consists of two pieces. The Okra with eggs was a delight, as well. They make a chicken vindaloo with Parsi vindaloo masala - it was surprisingly delicious to someone who passes any opportunity to eat vindaloo.

Cameron M


I went here with a colleague for lunch and we enjoyed a really tasty meal. A small restaurant that brings a feeling of intimacy in the meal. Nice interior design, with a home food feel. Excellent and friendly service. Their parsi style of food was exceptional, with an excellent variety. Great for a business lunch or family gathering.

Dhananjay B


After having Parsi food in Bombay at Britannia, I was a little apprehensive about any place ever matching it. But I was proved wrong with Rustom's, I was in heaven the moment i bit into their kheema pattice yummmm doesn't even begin to do it justice, its to die for starter, moved to have some chicken vindaloo...hmmmm yummy and in pure Parsi style...had the kaju ni marghi, another killer dish. So in my books its definitely on top of my list of the best Parsi restaurants in Delhi ;))



We decided to try something different from the butter chicken norm that most Delhi restaurants serve and coming to rustoma was the right decision . Delicious food , quaint ambience , the place has a homely feel to it . The kheema Pattice and the patrani macchi are a must try .



There are not many Parsi restaurants in Delhi, Rustom's at Adhchini in South Delhi is one which serves very good and homely Parsi food. We were there earlier this week and throughly enjoyed our meal. The food we ordered starters fish cooked in banana leaf and the mutton pattice, main course Mutton Dhan Sak and desert Caramel Custard were all very good. Do try their Pallonji soft drinks. All in all it was an excellent meal. Very good service and suggestions while ordering. Will certainly go there again. A word of caution there are only three parking spots with the restaurant which go on first come basis others will need to find parking on the side of the road. Have suggested that they keep a valet to assist the guests let us see if they action the same.



Although it is a restaurant, it accommodates just about 15-18 people. You feel as though you are walking into the dining room of a friend. Food is cooked in the family kitchen. Flooring is classic Bombay cement tiles. Furniture, photos, et al remind you of a decent middle class Parsi home. There are great options for vegetarians. Food is very well done and is authentic; made with love. Many dishes are from the family's recipe. Yes, you don't feel full walking out of the restaurant - unusual for Parsi or Indian cuisines. True mark of great food! They also do home delivery. Try it. It needs your support.



The restaurant entrance is so discreet that you hardly notice it from the street. You climb one flight of stairs and enter a small room that gives you a warm home-like feeling. The staff is friendly and helpful, explaining the menu to those who are not used to Parsi food. And the food is excellent! A starter of chicken, cheese and potato croquettes, and for mains, chicken cooked with apricots and Salli Boti mutton, all of them delicious! And at a very good value too!



The restaurant has a cosy dining room with five tables and a tranquil atmosphere. The food is excellent and the service very attentive.



The place has the vibes of a family-run restaurant. The furniture, the crockery and the cutlery help you imagine that you are in a genteel Parsi home- not too much money but a lot of good taste. Old family photographs of a very parsi looking (what else) family is a very nice touch and enhances the parsi atmosphere. Can't say much about the food because we had only snacks and tea.However, my son, who was with me, had mince patties thought they were good. He ordered ginger fizz, which I also tried and found it good- an excellent cooling drink for the heat of Navsasari.(where the parsis made their first stop when they fled to India from Persia all those years ago) The service was good. The restaurant is up two flights of rather steep stairs, which in a quaint way added to the feeling of not too much money to afford a better place, but compensated by good taste and sophistication. A.K. Srivastava



If there are more restaurants like these in Delhi, i would go out every week or even more often! Saturated by oily n spicy food, today for the first time we explored this homely, perfectly lighted restaurant. Thanks to whole team for giving us this wonderful experience. Food, i am wordless, still have the savours, flavours on my palette! Original fish, parathas, chicken, desserts ! Yummy for the tummy.



Finally, a restaurant in Delhi that serves Parsi cuisine—and they get it right Lace curtains, antique cabinets, wooden chairs, glass ceiling lanterns and family photographs stud the little room, as Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da plays over the speakers. The space is a replica of her own home, from the geometric tiles to the creamy yellow walls, smiles chef-owner Kainaz Contractor, who has tied up with Café Lota’s Rahul Dua for this charming 18-seater Parsi restaurant named after her father. The good stuff The Bheeda Par EeduEvery dish is authentic. Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians will be spoilt for choice and, for egg lovers, this is heaven. All masalas are hand-pounded and roasted by Contractor’s aunt in Nagpur. We started off with all the three varieties of perfectly fried pattice, Kheema, Soya and French Beans Na Pattice (Rs.295 each): two golden semolina-crumbed cutlets to a plate, with egg wash and a perfectly centred stuffing. The French beans pattice spilled precisely chopped beans when cut open. All the pattice options are hearty, so just order any one and share. Next came Eeda Cheese Na Cutlets (Rs.225), six beautifully crisp egg-and-cheese balls, stuffed with chopped boiled egg and Amul cheese. Despite being deep fried, the cutlets were not greasy. Ask for the divine spring onion chutney to go with it. The Paatra Ni Machi (Rs.295) uses tilapia fish in a delicately flavoured green chutney. It was steamed to just the right level of flakiness and the chutney was not overpowering. The Chicken Vindaloo (Rs.295) is made with sambhar masala—not the south Indian sambar powder, but the Parsi one, pronounced sum-bhaar, which, in the Contractor family, blends garlic, chilli and spices in oil—and sugarcane vinegar (barrel-matured) from EF Kolah in Navsari, Gujarat; it is milder than the toddy vinegar used in Goan vindaloo. It was divine. We also tried the Murghi Na Farcha (Rs.295), six pieces of beaten chicken breasts, marinated, crumbed in semolina and deep fried. It tasted very Western, almost like a schnitzel. For our mains, we tried Jardaloo Marghi Ma Salli (Rs.395), a delicious, tomato-based, sweet-and-sour chicken dish with apricots. The Kaaju Ni Murghi (Rs.395) was somewhat reminiscent of a Punjabi cashewnut curry chicken, but not as heavy. My vegetarian companion had a Tarkari Ni Kari (Rs.325), a piquant gravy with diced vegetables. All of us, vegetarian and non-vegetarian, were blown away by the Bheeda Par Eedu (Rs.200), crisp fried lady’s fingers topped with a steamed egg. When cut through, the egg yolk ran beautifully over the bhindi, the creamy and the crisp textures playing off each other on the tastebuds. As accompaniment, we had wonderfully soft Malai Na Paratha (Rs.80). The quirky menuFor a light yet flavourful option, there’s the Dhan Dar Patio (Rs.395), a yellow dal with a tomato chutney and rice with fried onion, or the satisfying Mutton Dhan Sak (Rs.495), which comes with a cucumber salad and rice. It goes easy on the tomato, which is how Contractor says her family makes it. Or order the zesty Gajar Meva Nu Achaar (Rs.80), a chutney with apricots, raisins and carrot, and just have a few bites of that with theparatha. A must try is the Caramel Custard (Rs.225). I love one that doesn’t smell or taste overtly eggy (a contradiction, since it is an egg custard) and this passed the test. The thin caramelized syrup was burnt to a rich flavour. Overall, the food is flavourful and wholesome, like great home food with the right professional touch. All you need after this meal is a long nap. The not-so-good Rustom’s completely ignores the old property mantra of “location, location, location”. Situated smack in the middle of a crowded and narrow road with no parking—unless you go post 8pm—it adds to the angst by not taking reservations. So far as the food is concerned, the Kanda Papeta Par Eedu (Rs.200), turmeric potatoes topped with a steamed egg, was over-moist and fell flat on flavour. I liked the concept of Parsi Chai (Rs.100), water steeped in lemongrass and mint and brewed with tea leaves, but we could taste neither herb, possibly because the tea was overbrewed. Rustom’s Ginger Fizz (Rs.120), a neon-green fizzy drink that arrived in a hurricane glass, tasted weird, less gingery and more minty. The Pallonji’s Sodas (Rs.60) adds the authentic Parsi touch but, unfortunately, tasted somewhat ghastly. The Raspberry is sugary sweet and the Lemon is, well, unlemony.



From gullies of girgaum and the cusrow baugs of Mumbai to the hustle bustle of adhchini streets...parsee food makes it advent in the Hindu heartland of quintessentially Tikka tearing city.. "Rustom bhonu"...has arrived with a bang retaining all the quirkiness of this niche ethnocentric group clamoring to retain it's authenticity in a tangdi/boti demanding audience... Striking is the entry level roundel logo and charming interiors replicating vignettes of a parsi home not seen in delhi..what with the lacy doikees,grand father clock,personal family portraits and cute wooden seatings..I feel I am back in Britannia' and my girgaum circle of Bawa friends... Kainaz, the proprietor cum all of 27 and raring to go ..friendly persona and lending a willing ear to suggestions of an ardent admirer..which is me! Striking friendships earns me Laganu custard (encore encore ). What works and what doesn't 4 greedy girls amidst endless chattering and reverberating laughs..regale the eavesdropping solo gentleman who come to eat a quiet meal..we know, we have cracked ludicrous jokes as we see the servers grinning and others smirking. ..such is the contagious Ness of this place with lilting background score as our passive partners in crime. With due discussion of a spicier pallette which we have, we call for the raspberry soda.that is a tad too we douse it in soda and lime and it is perfect. .an adivce_ most items in this eatery are more on a blander side...and with provided us green chikkies..onion ringlets and lime with even kebabs as is our wont.. Don't we love biting Into the crunch of crispy onions and lime...and pretend that The kheema Patrice is tikka? Potatoes pe Eedu is avoided as we are informed that it is bland and will be removed soon from menu..we go for kheema pattice and soya and french bean cutlets wrapped in potato and encased in egg and crumb did melt in mouth and so succulent community it too does the mutton chops and yet both communities are distinct in flavor. . Ordered kolmi prawn kebabs that were so prawny... and crisp...I like.... As I said...we asked for onion and lime and chillies and Kainaz is going to follow this for servings to other guests too... being indigenous is one thing and catering to an audience non indigenous quite another....onions work and she agrees.. Word of caution- strict vegetarians with limited tatsebuds may not relate to taste of vegetarian cutlets too as was the case with out friend who ultimately left it and we happily Wolfed it. Turn for the main course I had to compare the dhansak with what I make at home..till now..I agree with the dhansak made by me alone and I confidently feel I could teach parsis on making it north Indian style spicy dhansak...and yes_ Kainaz and me have agreed to exchange dhansak so she tastes what I lieu of dhansak masala which is lovingly made by her aunt and very soon up for sale... Please note ...parsi masala are up for sale through this cute eatery. Dhansak was tasty and so was the portion and brown rice came with mutton balls... had a subtle strong flavor. .and made so had to carry the curry back for husband even though there was not a bone left in it... (ps-i yet love my home made dhansak) Sallie jardalu MA chicken A sweet and sour. Tangy ensemble made with apricots and doused with the famous salli. ..and kainaz has made all dishes a wee spicier for us to suit our pallettes.... Their parathas were to die for...soft..flaky and melt in your mouth..try as hard as I want..I can never get it right at home! Caramel custard..just perfect and strongly imbued with caramelized liquid that gives it a sumptuous ending to a foodogasmic delight which is Rustom. . Damage? 2500/_ for all these dishes and I peg it as reasonable for the quantity and love they serve along with. .. Will I go back? Kainaz...u have an admirer. ..and I want to buy the dhansak masala and I want u to taste my home made dhansak too... Delhiittes? What are u waiting for...just go and ask for chillies too...and bring the much needed difference we need in the boti world. ..



Ventured to try Parsi Cuisine at Rustom's run by a young lady Ms. Kainaz. It is a small quaint restaurant with limited seating with a homely environment. Got a warm welcome.Ordered Dhan Sak : Veg & Non-Veg. Served with minimal waiting time and grace. Very tasty, mild spices. Serving of decent size for one person with good appetite.Ended the meal with Dessert : caramel Custard & Lagan nu Custard. Lagan nu Custard was out of the world. caramel custard was also very good. Reasonable price for main course; dessert a little pricey but worth its value.



It was my first visit but it is just the beginning. Lunched there yesterday(Sunday) with school friends and how we loved it ! They refused to reserve table in advance. I think they should allow this facility to spare discomfort to people coming from far. So we went a little early, just when they opened for lunch.We wanted to be sure of getting a table and we got one! Parking is another problem as it is situated on the main road of a very crowded area. The place is small but beautiful.The food is reasonable priced and the food is delicious. Staff is friendly and the food is served on time.We started with Kheema Pattice- absolutely delicious and Raspberry Majito ! We also tried Peach and coconut drink but found it totally tasteless.In the main course we tried my favourite Dhan Sak(Spiced masala dal with vegetables and boneless mutton, served with Kheema Kebabs), Salli Boti (boneless mutton in typical Parsi style gravy), Caramelized Rice and Kachumbar (onion,tomato and coriander salad). We topped it all with Caramel Custard- in yummiest caramel sauce! Rustom's is a must-visit if you are looking for authentic Parsi food.



If you want to try something different this is the place. The restaurant has 5 tables only and hence I recommend that you pre-book your table. The DAL that they serve is out of this world and a must try this dish is "Dhan Dar Patio" which is served with yellow dal and steamed rice. The Pattice is also worth a try, it almost melts in your mouth. The service is on slow side and it is slightly expensive.



The ambiance is very basic but the food served here is simply fantastic ,service is warm and hospitable .

tanya g


Bombay is where you get great Parsi food because that's where the majority of Parsi community in Indja is. Delhi, not so much. When you walk into Rustoms you get the feeling of walking into a Parsi friends dining room. A tiny place that seats about 15 people, the menu is curated by a Parsi chef- Kainaz Contractor. She's used some of her family recipes here. As a strict vegetarian the options can be a few but if you are ok with eggs try te Eeda Ni Cheese Balls and the Soya Pattice (this one being slightly ore oily). Try the Malai parantha with whatever mains you choose. I've had better Dhansak than the one here. My fellow diners loved the patra nu machi (fish). It's decently priced.

Sunil S


Excellent food. Small but very neat & clean place. Well trained staff. Seems to have become popular destination in short span. Value for money.



Good food, but did not live up to the expectation I had, with the surrounding hype. Limited menu, starters have very small portions for the price. Food was decent, but not mouth licking good. Staff is very polite and friendly. They do try and sell you more than what you order, asking you to try drinks and desserts etc. Good for a visit, but maybe you won't go back just for the food. They do not have the famous parsi dish - berry pulao on the menu.



the food was good as usual but this time around there was a major glitch in the food because it was hot from outside but cold from inside which denotes probably was kept in the freezer....



Nice clean place -- once you are in you can forget the busy outside and heavy traffic -- they have reserved parking for 5-6 cars. You must call and reserve before you go. Even when we reserved we had to announce that we had booked during the lunch (not desirable since you allow only after checking our name and phone). Person to attend is very enthusiastic. Mutton pullaw with Dhanshak Dal was good. Pattrani Machchi was OK.



It was my nephew who took me to Rustom's.Quiet and cosy very colonial and very genteel in the old custom way with great photographs by Sooni Tarporewala on the walls.We began with the Paatra ni machi and Keema Pattice which was indeed flavourful,I felt the fish could have a wee bit more bite in it,the pieces were a tad small. The Keema Pattice was good to look at but again the spice balance could have notched up a little more. For the main course we had the Mutton Dhan Saak-it was a treat for the eyes but I felt the brown rice needed to be more flaky and whisper soft.There was something lacking in the blend of spices.I say this because my mom's best friend was a Parsi called Persis Kapadia and she made Parsi food that rolled back to the 60's.Her dhan saak had this dense aroma of goodness and it invited you to eat like a glutton.This one left me vague. The Machi ni curry also left a lot to be desired in the taste of things.There is something lacking in the blend of spices at Rustom's.The swing down signature of authentic Parsi fare you get in eateries in Mumbai is missing.And looking at prices,I felt the fish fillets were too small. The service is impeccable. Uma Nair Art Critic





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