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Risala, Umaid Bhawan Palace

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Risala, Umaid Bhawan Palace Umaid Bhawan Palace Road | Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel, Palace Road, Jodhpur 342006, India
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is a truly unique concept - a restaurant located within a palace that is like a private club. In fact, it is - $58,400 per couple per year to be exact at the current per diem of $160 per couple for hotel non-residents. Better to book a room, enjoy the surroundings and then Risala. The restaurant itself is glorious,... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were informed by telephone at the security gate that to enter the palace we would need to pay 6000 IRP each person. Anything that we purchased after that would be in addition to the 6000. For confirmation I asked if I had to pay this as well as for lunch to which the answer was yes. Do not waste... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

I've patronized numerous other Taj properties in the past, and was looking forward to dropping by this one for dinner. I wasn't staying at the palace, and when I arrived at the gate, I was told that there was a $100 cover for visiting after hours. The cover got you a champagne toast and the privilege of spending another $50... More 

Thank patrickmauro
Napa, California
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

We enjoyed several meals during our stay at the palace, and were very impressed by the cuisine, from its vast breakfast feasts to its intimate, romantic and delicious dinners.

Thank Erica V
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The restaurant is very nice the food is good , but, A/C way too high, and the al fresco dinning is more attracting...

Thank Felix927
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Don't see this as just a restaurant. Enjoy the regality of the room, the streaming in sunlight, royal portraits, cheerful and tastefully done interiors and the best of royal cuisine of Jodhpur - mirroring the King's kitchen. Fantastic place. 4 points for the food per se, 5 overall.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Went there last night , everything was perfect. Staff were very polite and attentive, the restaurant itself was very grand. Food was exceptional especially the Laal maans which is lamb simmered with onion, mathania chillies and smokey ragastani spices. Will be back again.

Thank innerwestchic
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Delicious food, top-notch service. I ordered Indian food based upon the recommendation of the waiter. Super tasty, wines were a perfect match with our dishes as well. Everything was like I expected, romantic atmosphere. Only the temperature was pretty cold, more like freezing! Bring a jacket!

Thank Tom G
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Risala is one of the 2 restaurants in Umaid Bhawan. It specializes in Indian food. You also get rajasthani thaali which we had. The quality of the food was amazing. Though we have had rajasthani thaali before in different places but we werent prepared for what we were served. The service is exemplary and the experience was surreal.

Thank Srirampaddy
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2 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Elegant, understated, excellent food and service. Warm and caring staff. Serves both indian and Continental on request. Specialities Lal Maas chakki ka saag also serves a chillean sea bass, Moroccan rack of lamb.

Thank Mukut C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Risala, Umaid Bhawan Palace Umaid Bhawan Palace Road | Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel, Palace Road, Jodhpur 342006, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Rajasthan  >  Jodhpur

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?