We’ve been fans of Guppy by ai since it opened. If our name weren’t indicative enough, we’ve got a soft spot for all things related to the coast, and Guppy’s delightful dabbling with seafood and super-fresh produce are exactly the sort of things we love, and the reason we’re regulars at this playful Nipponese eatery in Delhi’s Lodhi Market.
The décor is playful and laidback, with tomato red-lacquered windows, suspended paper mâché heads, a shelf of books ready to be dipped into, and dip-dyed chairs at blonde wood tables.
The man at the helm of this AD Singh-run restaurant is Vikram Khatri, a chef with a long-standing reputation for authenticity and excellence who’s won innumerable awards, and is likely as big a draw as the restaurant itself. What to expect? Clean, healthy dishes with bold, true flavours that demonstrate talent and technique in equal measure.
We caught up with the Chef a few weekends ago to talk comfort food, crocodiles, and culinary disasters.