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What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Most restaurants are "all in one" food type. You can get in same restaurant Indian food, Mexican food, Chinese...The noise (loud music) is often the main reason for not going out, together with not properly washed/bleached groceries. Service is also not great.

There are many online stores to order your groceries. They are pretty good and deliveries are fast. - Oct 22, 2017


Practically everywhere delivers--fast food, Thai, pizza, Afghan, etc. You can find pretty much any type of food, though Mexican was scarce. Lots of Asian varieties and Western foods. Our favorite splurge restaurant was Indian Accent--about $100 for two people--they do a tasting menu with AMAZING food and pair it with wines. SO GOOD. - Mar 15, 2017
You will get tired of curry. There are 5 star hotels with fancy restaurants and different cuisines, tons of mid-range restaurants, even a decent BBQ place - you can find pretty much anything. Almost anything can be delivered to your house, including McDonalds - but no beef burgers!! - Feb 14, 2017
Many and varied. - Nov 8, 2016
Lots of vegetarian options. Many familiar western fast-food chains, and now a Taco Bell. Seasonings are different from what you expect in North America. almost anything can be ordered for delivery or takeout. Certain meat products are hard to obtain unless you have commissary privileges. - Jun 2, 2016
Lots of fast food restaurants, and many boutique restaurants are available for any taste. Prices are mostly reasonable. A foodie club meets periodically to try new places. Be aware that many foreign dishes are Indianized with lots of local spices and seasonings, so manage your expectations. - Sep 6, 2014
Quite a few to choose from and they are close to U.S. prices. But I didn't come to India to eat McDonald's. The food here is amazing! - Sep 3, 2014
Anything you could want, but no beef at any of them. Prices are fine. Normal. Probably a little lower than worldwide prices. - Aug 14, 2013
Food is yummy, unless you love salads, which is like playing Russian roulette. Beef and pork products are hard to come by. KFC has no biscuits. But local Kati rolls, the Indian twist on McDonald's and pizza are fun. - May 18, 2013
Good fast food. The golden arches are here, as is KFC. This is a largely vegetarian country. - Oct 21, 2012
Meats like beef and pork are not widely available, and if they are found they can be very expensive. Buffalo is used as a substitute for most beef dishes. There are lots of good restaurants. McDonald's has only chicken and vegetarian. KFC is really good here. - Sep 16, 2012
KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns and local fast food options abound. They are very cheap. - Aug 12, 2011
yes, and it is all very cheap and greasy. - Aug 7, 2011
Decent fast food, but constant threat of GI issues. Delhi Belly is real. - Aug 4, 2011
Some of the major US fast food is available, but localized. There are lots of good restaurants, but too many of them are in major hotels, so they are expensive. Good restaurants in shopping areas are affordable. - Jan 8, 2011
McDonalds and Pizza Hut type restaurants deliver -- about $10/pizza. Decent restaurants are around, but can be pricey- 5 star hotels have higher than usual prices ($40/head without wine). Good foreign wine runs $100/bottle -- really really expensive. - Sep 18, 2010
There is almost everything but not easily accesible. You have to go to the places where they are (I mean, they are not around the corner). Food is much cheaper than in Europe but you have to be careful since the hygienic standards are not high either. - Aug 30, 2010
The normal fast food restaurants are there (except McDonald's has no hamburgers). KFC, Dominos, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays etc. There are a lot of nice restaurants, but they are relatively expensive. And tons of fantastic, cheap Indian food. - Aug 12, 2010
All the old favorites are here. McDonald's, though without burgers, KFC, and Pizza Hut, but they donít taste as good as at home. Most are quite expensive, and cleanliness is out of the question. - Aug 1, 2010
All the old favourites are here. McDonalds, though no burgers. KFC is just like home and Pizza Hut. They do have wonderful restaurants here some of which are cheap but most are quite expensive. - Mar 11, 2008
We love Indian food so we try to eat it at often as possible. Virtually everywhere delivers, which is very nice. We've had no problems with food illness because we avoid the sketchy looking restaurants. However, if you eat at a place that looks unsanitary, you'll probably get sick..obviously. Fast food here is not as fast as the U.S., but there are options, and they deliver too. If you prefer western food, there are plenty of TGI Fridays, Ruby Tuesdays, pizza chains, Subways, and the hotels have everything you can imagine (including a sushi bar, that was excellent, just very over priced). - Feb 4, 2008