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6 Cafes & Restaurants That Brings You The Culinary Experiences Of An Army Man

By Sonam Satija

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 5 min read

Be it bunkers, barracks or vaults - An army themed restaurant or a cafe, or any food outlet started by a Fauji holds a special importance. Here are 6 Cafes & Restaurants based on the concept of an "Army" - If you're looking for a restaurant/cafe with a unique concept related to our armies, soldiers and warfare then you've got to choose the one in your city and make a plan with your friends now!


1. Fauji Dhaba

As the owner, Mr. Rajesh Malik quotes “The name, Fauji (soldier) was used as a tribute to my uncle, who had passed away as a martyr, fighting the war in Bangladesh, in 1971,”. It is a typical roadside shop cum dhaba type place. Outdoor seating is provided for people who want to dine in. This dhaba stays open way past midnight you might want to stop by after some Saturday night partying. We promise you a hearty meal if you plan on visiting this Dhaba as they serve scrumptious north indian dishes.


Highlights: Authentic North Indian Cuisine, Friendly Staff, Pocket-Friendly Prices

Must-haves: Biryani, Tandoori Paranthe, Chicken Handi, Aloo Jeera

Cuisine: North Indian, Biryani, Hyderabadi

Cost for two: Rs. 600

Address: Saraswati Kunj, Sector 53, Gurgaon (Get Directions)


2. Cafe Olive Planet

Looking like a military bunker, this unique cafe gives you the experience of dining in a bunker. It offers Continental cuisines and serves its dishes in cute tiffins and trays. This eatery is quite popular for the ambience as well as the economical rates on its menu. Do try its La Viande Mixte Sizzler. It's definitely one of the best military themed cafes in Bangalore for an offbeat dining experience. Not just that this café is created inside an army tent, covered with dense camouflage and is surrounded by lush green trees which undoubtedly resembles an army camp. From seating arrangement to the table accessories, everything here is army inspired sparing the food!


Highlights: Themed Restaurant, Gaming, Shooting Zone, Offbeat Ambience

Must-haves: La Viande Mixte Sizzler, Chicken Au Gratin, Chenjah Chilli

Cuisine: North Indian, Continental

Cost for two: Rs. 600

Address: 8, Sandiv Orchids, Near REVA College, Katteganhalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore (Get Directions)


3. Outpost

It's nothing like your basic dining place as this new restaurant is a theme based one. Outpost is a military-themed restaurant with a menu where the dishes are named after quirky titles related to military such as "Colonel Singh Ka Manpasand Butter" and "Fauji Ki Haat Ki Daal". Get your troop members together to enjoy a hearty meal at this unique restaurant.


Highlights: Offbeat Menu, Exquisite Meals, Themed Restaurant

Must-haves: Hari Mirchi Ke Prawns, Tai Pai Chicken, Oriental Rolls, Mutton Handi

Cuisine: North Indian, Continental

Cost for two: Rs. 1500

Address: 7th Floor, Synergy Court, Kanchpada Road, Malad West, Mumbai (Get Directions)



4. Cafe Military

South Bombay has a nostalgic feel to every building and street. These century old buildings are left behind by the british with wide roads and open maidans. This decade year odl cafe is located on the roads. Cafe Military is one of the top parsi restaurants in Mumbai, delighting people with their relish food since 1933. This place has been a getaway for office-goers & college students for years. This cafe used to cater to the British, followed by thousands of migrants after Independence. Starting with Bun Maska, then adding scrumptious Mughlai Dishes to the menu like Kheema Pav brought in more customers day by day.  They’ve been serving people wholesome authentic Parsi food for decades now.


Highlights: Authentic Parsi Food, Breakfast Place

Must-haves: Kheema Pav, Bun Maska, Salli Boti, Chicken Masala Fry

Cuisine: Parsi, Mughlai

Cost for two: Rs. 250

Address: Ali Chamber, Tamrind Lane, Fort, Mumbai -(Get Directions)



5. 38 Barracks

38 barracks, with 38 as the address and barracks used to refer to the theme it has is a complete package in itself. It has a theme of a colonel's holiday home with all his exceptional collections including a personal bar, traditional fuel lights, missile and bomb briefcase, a calm balcony area with plants and a peaceful hall on the ground floor. This multi cuisine restaurant in Delhi caters to every taste bud and totally looks like a building used especially for lodging soldiers. A perfect delight for army lovers, this place cannot be missed.


Highlights: Military Theme, Live Entertainment, Happy Hours

Must-haves: Martini, Malai Broccoli, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Lemon Chicken, Clash Of Clans

Cuisine: Chinese, Continental, Finger Food, North Indian, Italian, Mexican

Cost for two: INR 1550 (approx.)

Address: M-38, Outer Circle, Connaught Place (Get Directions)


6. Colonel Kabaz

It's not an army-themed restaurant to be precise but the story behind the restaurant does have a military background to it. It was started by the Late Col K N Kochhar who has a great passion for food. He was well known in the army for his culinary skills. The recipes are all orginal by the Late Colonel which eventually led him into the food buisness in 1990. He opened his first restaurant in Defence colony which is still running on large scale doing take-aways, dine-ins and catering as well.


Highlights: Exquisite Non-Veg Starters

Must-haves: Mutton Seekh Roll , Chicken Malai Tikka, Murg Mumtaz

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai

Cost for two: Rs. 1500

Address: 29, Main Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi - (Get Directions)


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Q: Which are the best restaurants in Delhi?

A: Click here to find the top restaurants in Delhi for an exquisite meal


Q: Which are the best themed restaurants in Mumbai?

A: Lady Baga, Outpost, Village - The Soul Of India, Leaping Windows


Q: Which are the best themed restaurants in Bangalore?

A: Olive Beach, Silver Metro, Ruh, Gufa

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