Pune is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city is also regarded as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. It has evolved as an IT hub and education hub in the past few years. People from different parts of the country live in Pune. A large share of this population is a youth who is always on the look for new places to eat, especially during the weekends and holidays. The city is a major hub for youths fond of different cuisines starting from Indian to Thai, Chinese and Italian. With Mumbai being overcrowded, Pune has emerged as the best alternative to the city.

Pune’s restaurants have some really unique and delicious dishes to offer. From gigantic thalis to triple-layer sandwiches and flavourful Pasta to bakeries, the city’s restaurants have everything you can wish for. Suppose you have been living in the ‘Student Capital’ of Western India for quite some time. In that case, this blog will help you in getting to know about some of the most popular restaurants in the city.

We have compiled a list of some top-rated and best restaurants Pune.

1000 Oaks: 

1000 OAKS

1000 Oaks is a romantic dining spot in the city’s East Street region. Being one of the most classy restaurants in Pune, 1000 Oaks has a charming atmosphere, great ambiance, and a rustic look. With both indoor and outdoor seating facilities, 1000 Oaks is perfectly suited for couples in the city. A perfect weekend destination, 1000 Oaks is often flocked by youngsters from the city. It is a dine and wine restaurant where you can get delicious food as well as your favorite drinks.



Nisarg has been a favorite hangout spot for the city’s youths for almost over a decade. The classy restaurant offers popular Malvani, Goan, and Mangalorean seafood. The vibe that one gets at the restaurant is simply amazing as the food is served with palm trees. Just like any other major Pune restaurant, Nisarg too has both indoor and outdoor eating facilities. The restaurant is located in Erandwane. Apart from delicious seafood, the restaurant also offers traditional vegetarian dishes. You can also order alcohol at the restaurant.

German Bakery: 

german bakery

German Bakery is certainly one of the most popular restaurants in Pune. For locals as well as visitors, German Bakery is the go-to spot for foodies. Located at Koregaon Park, the restaurant serves some lip-smacking delicacies that include very famous Shrewsbury Biscuits. Cakes and biscuits are a specialty of the restaurant, but the menu is not limited to it. The indoor and outdoor seating, staff behavior, taste and ambiance, everything about the restaurant is worth recommending. 



For all vegetarian food lovers, Vaishali is the top spot. Located in FC Road, Vaishali offers authentic South Indian as well as North Indian dishes. Right from the restaurant’s opening time to 7 pm in the evening, you can find people waiting outside the restaurant in long lines waiting for their orders. Vaishali is like a top pilgrimage for all the Punekars. For those who think vegetarian food is not as delicious as non-veg, this restaurant will change your perception.

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The Parsi community has contributed massively to the country’s culture, including food. Bounty’s is a restaurant owned by the Parsi community that has emerged as a hub for sizzler lovers in the city. While the restaurant hasn’t invested much in the decor, there’s no compromise when it comes to service and taste. You can find a vast range of dishes both on the main menu as well as in the sizzlers section. The restaurant is located in Kalyani Nagar and, most importantly, doesn’t leave a hole in your pocket.

Baan Tao: 

baan tao

Baan Tao is among the top fine-dining restaurants. Baan Tao stands out in a city flooded with cafes and quirky eateries with its unique decor, seating arrangement, and service. Located in Hyatt Pune, Kalyani Nagar, the restaurant is known for its Chinese and Thai cuisine. It also hosts a very famous Asian street food festival every Thursday. Dim sum parcels and Shabu Shabu Japanese hot pots are among the most famous dishes in the restaurant. 

Malaka Spice: 

malaka spice

Malaka Spice is another great place to spend some time with your partner or friends. The restaurant has three outlets in Koregaon Park, Viman Nagar, and Baner areas, and all three of them are equally amazing in ambiance, service, taste, and value for money. The most appealing factor of the restaurant is its Pan-Asian menu that keeps on getting upgraded. It includes dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Burma. You can also get your favorite drinks at the restaurant. 

Yana Sizzlers and Wok: 

yana sizzlers and wok

Yana Sizzlers and Wok have three outlets in Pune in FC Road, Kalyani Nagar, and MG Road. Popular among fusion dishes lovers, the restaurant is flocked by Punekars for its very popular sizzlers. If you go to the restaurant during peak hours, chances are that you have to wait for several hours to get a table. The restaurant also serves some authentic American and barbeque dishes. Fried Ice Cream, Apple Pie, and Paneer Shashlik Sizzler are among the restaurant’s most famous dishes.