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Roilang's Guidebook

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Roilang's Guidebook

My Favorite Local Restaurants
Local Khasi food is predominantly non-veg with pork being the delicacy. Usually small Jadoh stalls are located all over the city, but recently a few restaurants have also opened to cater to tourists who want to try their tastebuds for local food. Food uses spices sparingly unlike normal Indian dishes.
This is a small restaurant serving only local Khasi cuisine. The place is very clean and you will find a variety of dishes and all of them are tasty. However, it opens only on weekdays.
Alelang Restaurant
This is a small restaurant serving only local Khasi cuisine. The place is very clean and you will find a variety of dishes and all of them are tasty. However, it opens only on weekdays.
This is a very popular eatery for Khasi food served like a thali. It is popular among tourist as it is located in Police Bazaar. The owner is also very polite and loves to explain people about his food.
Trattoria
This is a very popular eatery for Khasi food served like a thali. It is popular among tourist as it is located in Police Bazaar. The owner is also very polite and loves to explain people about his food.
This is another food joint located in the popular Don Bosco Square in Laitumkhrah. Very popular with the student community. Good khasi food available in combos but usually runs out by 1-2pm.
Jadoh
This is another food joint located in the popular Don Bosco Square in Laitumkhrah. Very popular with the student community. Good khasi food available in combos but usually runs out by 1-2pm.
This place is very popular for Jaintia dishes. It is a typical Jadoh stall. Very much the local experience. Very clean . But need to reach early to get freshly prepared and hot food.
Hamkom Pyrbot Jadoh Stall
This place is very popular for Jaintia dishes. It is a typical Jadoh stall. Very much the local experience. Very clean . But need to reach early to get freshly prepared and hot food.
My Favorite Chinese Restaurant
Shillong has a very strong Chinese influence when Chinese migrants from the Han region migrated to Shillong in the late 1800s and early 1900s; some of the oldest restaurants were Chinese. Plus the affinity to pork made the local tribe fall in love with Chinese food. If you want fancy Chinese, then try out Deja Vu and if you want simple Chinese then New Embassy; both located in Laitumkhrah
This is one of the most popular Chinese food chain in the city. Located in Laitumkhrah near Fire Bridgade grounds, they have been doing a very consistent job the past few decades.
The Wok Chinese Restaurant
This is one of the most popular Chinese food chain in the city. Located in Laitumkhrah near Fire Bridgade grounds, they have been doing a very consistent job the past few decades.
This is one of the last surviving Chinese owned restaurant in the city. Located on the ground floor of a building opposite to the Hotel Centre Point in Police Bazaar, you need to keep a keen eye to find it. Must try are their Chicken Wonton soup.
Hongkong Restaurant
This is one of the last surviving Chinese owned restaurant in the city. Located on the ground floor of a building opposite to the Hotel Centre Point in Police Bazaar, you need to keep a keen eye to find it. Must try are their Chicken Wonton soup.
This is a small restaurant famous among the people staying in Lachumiere locality. However it serves really good Chinese noodles and momos. Located opposite Gold Gym, you must check out their Big Pork momo and Chicken Malaysian chow.
Step In Restaurant
This is a small restaurant famous among the people staying in Lachumiere locality. However it serves really good Chinese noodles and momos. Located opposite Gold Gym, you must check out their Big Pork momo and Chicken Malaysian chow.
This is a newly opened place which serves a variety of Noodle soup which is very delectable. Try their Crunchy Chicken Soup Bowl.
Souper Bowl
This is a newly opened place which serves a variety of Noodle soup which is very delectable. Try their Crunchy Chicken Soup Bowl.
My Favorite Continental Restaurants
Shillong also has a very colonial past when the British in 1866 made Shillong the capital of undivided Assam (present day north-east region of India) brought to us Fruit cakes, scones, short bread and Roast and steaks along with potato.
This is the oldest hotel in Shillong established in 1898. It has a sprawling gardens and is located next to the Ward's Lake. It also houses a very colonial styled restaurant pinecone. Definitely a great place to have Continental dishes.
Pinewood Hotel
This is the oldest hotel in Shillong established in 1898. It has a sprawling gardens and is located next to the Ward's Lake. It also houses a very colonial styled restaurant pinecone. Definitely a great place to have Continental dishes.
This restaurant is located in the Tripura Castle compound owned by the Maharaja of Tripura. It has a very relaxed setting and the food and drinks are also good. It is right on the fringe of the Shillong Reserved forest
The Heritage Club
This restaurant is located in the Tripura Castle compound owned by the Maharaja of Tripura. It has a very relaxed setting and the food and drinks are also good. It is right on the fringe of the Shillong Reserved forest
This is a newly opened place which is trying to experiment continental dishes with local herbs and flavors. Located in Laitumkhrah. Worth a try.
The Reid Diner
This is a newly opened place which is trying to experiment continental dishes with local herbs and flavors. Located in Laitumkhrah. Worth a try.
This place is one of the oldest stores to bake English fruit cakes, Butter Biscuits, Shortbread, Scones and chicken patties . An institution by itself.
Mahari & Sons
This place is one of the oldest stores to bake English fruit cakes, Butter Biscuits, Shortbread, Scones and chicken patties . An institution by itself.
My Favorite Assamese / Bengali restaurants
The Britishers also brought along with them educated Bengalis from Kolkata to work as clerks in the Government offices. So a lot of fish and rasogulla was introduced to Shillong cuisine.
Very popular among Bengali travellers for their fish items. Located in Police Bazaar.
Hotel Suruchi- Best Restaurant in Shillong
Very popular among Bengali travellers for their fish items. Located in Police Bazaar.
This place serves both Bengali and Assamese dishes. Located in Police Bazaar. Very popular with tourists.
Baba Tourist Lodge
This place serves both Bengali and Assamese dishes. Located in Police Bazaar. Very popular with tourists.
This is a very popular Bengali Sweets shop located in Jail road. Famous for its sandesh and rasogullas.
Shree Krishna Dairy
This is a very popular Bengali Sweets shop located in Jail road. Famous for its sandesh and rasogullas.
My Favorite North Indian Restaurants
With Shillong being made the capital of undivided Assam, came the merchants and business communities from Rajasthan, Punjab and Sindh. However, vegetarian food was not popular with the locals, who had the impression that eating veg meaning not being able to afford a good non-veg meal. But yes you do get good Chole Bhatura, Jalebis and chaats in some places.
This place is an institution famous for its Choley Bhatura, Samosas and especially Jalebis.
Delhi Mistan Bhandar
This place is an institution famous for its Choley Bhatura, Samosas and especially Jalebis.
This place is also famous for North Indian sweets, snacks and chats.
Unique Sweets & Snacks
This place is also famous for North Indian sweets, snacks and chats.
Although this place serves other cuisines as well, but their Rotis and Curries is very famous in the city. Worth trying.
City Hut Family Dhaba
Although this place serves other cuisines as well, but their Rotis and Curries is very famous in the city. Worth trying.
My Favorite South-Indian restaurants
In the early 1990s, the IT boom happened and along with it came the wave of South Indian migrants who commanded the Shillong computer scene. A few have settled permanently and opened up restaurants serving dosas and idlis.
This is my favorite place to have Dosas and Idlis and is the oldest in town. However lately they have started to serve other cuisines as well, but I still recommend their dosas.
Regal Restaurant
This is my favorite place to have Dosas and Idlis and is the oldest in town. However lately they have started to serve other cuisines as well, but I still recommend their dosas.
This is another popular restaurant serving only South India dishes. It is located opposite Suruchi Restaurant. Very popular with tourist as it is one of the first restaurants to open in town. Great for breakfast.
Madras Cafe
This is another popular restaurant serving only South India dishes. It is located opposite Suruchi Restaurant. Very popular with tourist as it is one of the first restaurants to open in town. Great for breakfast.
This is the more upmarket Madras Cafe run by the same management.Serves both North and South Indian, but I go there for their Mutton Dosas.
Qzine Restaurant
This is the more upmarket Madras Cafe run by the same management.Serves both North and South Indian, but I go there for their Mutton Dosas.
This place is run by a Malyalee and located at Military Engineering Services(MES) compund. Small place but you get really nice Chicken Curry Dosa and Kerala Parotta with chicken. On Sundays you get Biryani as well.
Dosa Point
This place is run by a Malyalee and located at Military Engineering Services(MES) compund. Small place but you get really nice Chicken Curry Dosa and Kerala Parotta with chicken. On Sundays you get Biryani as well.
My Favorite Rolls/Biryani Restaurants
In the past 10-15 years, there have been a few places offering some decent Biryani and kebab joints. So you get to choose between Kolkata style biryani and South Indian style Biryani.
This is a small road side eatery located in Keating Road. Place does not have much on the menu, but they serve good Rolls, Kolkata biryani and chaaps.
Bade Miyan
This is a small road side eatery located in Keating Road. Place does not have much on the menu, but they serve good Rolls, Kolkata biryani and chaaps.
This place is located in Dreamland Cinema food court and serves really good Rumali Rotis and Mughlai chicken along with really good Biryanis.
Biryani Kitchen
This place is located in Dreamland Cinema food court and serves really good Rumali Rotis and Mughlai chicken along with really good Biryanis.
This is a newly opened Biryani place that serves nice Kebabs, Rolls and Biryani just before entering Police Bazaar.
Khushboo Biriyani
This is a newly opened Biryani place that serves nice Kebabs, Rolls and Biryani just before entering Police Bazaar.
This place serves South Indian snacks like dosas and idlis and parotta but on Sundays serve good South Indian biryani.
Dosa Point
This place serves South Indian snacks like dosas and idlis and parotta but on Sundays serve good South Indian biryani.