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“Heritage Eatery to Food Factory 3/5”
Review of Old Rao Hotel

Old Rao Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Dharuhera
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many many months back, when we returning to Delhi via Jaipur highway, we were stunned to see plethora of cars near some non-descript place. Talking to our, we found it was some dhaba called “Rao Hotel”. Then we decided to visit the place and find the raison d'etre for the crowd.

Last week, returning from Neemrana, we decided to end the wait and headed towards the “Old Rao Hotel”. There was a small parking where we could find a parking. Given that it was about 3 in noon, parking was not a problem. There was a newly constructed two storey building – and we found it was the washroom only.

Adjacent to it was the main dining room where some renovation was taking place. We side stepped it and entered the main hall. Even at 3 in noon, there was hardly any place to sit. And if that shock was not enough, the seating was in form of a mess where there were long rows of chairs and tables without any privacy. It appeared as if the only thing on offer was food – proper sitting or privacy was not relevant.

We order garlic nans, roti, malai kofta and dal makhana. Food was promptly served with some complimentary salad and mint sauce. The Dal was decent; however, roti was half cooked and nan and kofta was average. This was followed by cup of tea which was pretty good. The prices were reasonable but overall experience was quite average. It appeared that possibly a once renowned dhaba had got fully commercialized and had now become a food factory. For this average quality food with poor dining experience, this dhaba could be easily given a miss.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ullu was really looking forward to eat #dhabbafood again and stopped over at #oldraodhaba on the way back from #gramyafarms
Once a dhabba this place is now turning into a #plushotel and Ullu was just hoping that the taste of their food should be the same. But alas, it has changed. Thats the end of one more good dhabba to commercialisation
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have tried their several items as it is very close to my sister’s college. They serve Chinese, North Indian and typical dhaba food consisting of parathas. They recently underwent a renovation which led to change in their ambience, staff and menu. I have tried their chilli potato which is a bit too sweet, Schezwan burger which is good, kaju curry which is the best item on their menu, and various paneer dishes which are good. Their parathas are huge in size but I would have liked it if it was more spicy. All in all a good place to have lunch or breakfast when you are travelling on NH8.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to have vegetarian food. Service is superfast and they can serve around 100 people easily at a time. Do try kaju curry as its not found in menu of typical vegetarian restaurants.

Thank Anurag S
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Had evening snacks and got dal makhni packed for dinner on my way back from Jaipur. The food as always is very good and the coffee is excellent.
Tried kulfi but it was to to sweet.

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Thank harbatra
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