The original Chotiwala is located at a walking distance from Ram Jhula into the Rishikesh’s main market area, which makes it pretty much an unmissable place. However, more than that, it is the man who sits outside the restaurant with painted face depicting himself as the Chotiwala that makes this place almost impossible to miss. - See more at: http://www.iloverishikesh.com/browse/dinning/chotiwala-restaurant.html#sthash.XMBoC2bN.dpufThere are two open-fronted and fiercely competitive Chotiwalas side by side, both serving up thalis, South Indian food, ice creams and sweet lime sodas. There’s little to distinguish between them and they’re easy to spot by the rotund (but not very jolly) mascots with the pointy hairdo (a choti ) sitting out the front.Chotiwala is also famous for its multi-cuisine menu, which is purely vegetarian and includes North and South Indian, Garhwali, Chinese, and Continental food; actually, pretty much all. However, it is its Royal and Special Thalis that Chotiwala is mostly famous for, which include many Indian dishes, sweets and other mouthwatering delicacies. And of course, if you are looking for a fine dining experience in Rishikesh then Despite its popularity,
Chotiwala offers a good dining experience at a reasonable price. Delicious food, large portion sizes and polite wait staff make it worth much more than the actual money spent. And for westerners, Chotiwala is one place where they can assuredly enjoy authentic Indian food at really cheap prices.