One of the most exciting events of the Hornbill Festival Nagaland is the Hornbill International Music Festival, which is going to happen in Dimapur. The music festival is scheduled for December 1st to 10th with an interesting line up of local bands, K-pop, EDM, Rock, Blues, and Christian Music.
So while you are here in town for the music festival, we have put together a list of our favorite hangout spots to visit in Dimapur. We must admit, however, that it was a difficult task as we have all sorts of interesting eateries and hangout places opening up every other day in this bustling town – which means, we will have more such lists coming out regularly. For now, here’s our TOP FIVE eateries at the moment. Make sure you check out these places this December during the Hornbill festival!
1. ILI-AH restaurant
Location : Aiko Greens, Purana Bazaar, near Zion Hospital, Dimapur.
ILI-AH restaurant is the perfect place for leisure, a place for family and dear friends, a place where time slows down, for overdue and long conversations. A place you’ll learn to call home. Known for their Indian food and their mouth-watering pork sizzlers with mash potato, this is the perfect place to unwind with some good food and a scenic view.
A look at the interiors of the ILA-Ah’s restaurant
2. Tibetan canteen
Location: Hong Kong Market, Dimapur.
This small fast food joint has been a favorite of Dimapurians for years. Items on the menu are only a handful but each of them tastes divine, making you come back for more each time you visit. It’s beef dimsums (momo) and thukpa (soup chow) is a crowd favorite!
3. Rusoki’s Kitchen
Location: ADC Court junction, Dimapur commonly referred to as ‘court chariali’ by locals.
The menu at ‘Rusoki’s Kitchen’ is a fusion of oriental and Naga cuisine. Specialising in seafood, the location makes it even more special. It offers both indoor and outdoor sitting arrangements.
4. Ruby Cafe
Location: Niathu resort, 7th mile, Dimapur.
This small yet cosy cafe is the ideal setting for friendly conversations. It serves varieties of food and hot & cold beverages. Also, the place offers freshly baked breads and pastries from the resort’s bakery.
5. Imperial Dine
Location: Opposite Chekiye gate, Dimapur.