House of Ming, The Taj Mahal Hotel

Address: Number One, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110011
Telephone:91 11 6651 3151/ 91 11 2302 6162 / 9810298312
Lunch: 12:30 PM-2:45 PM
Dinner: 7:30 PM-11:45 PM
Dress Code: Smart Casual

About the Restaurant

Arguably the premier Chinese dining destination in Delhi, The House of Ming enjoys the patronage of the hauté and happening of the city. The cuisine of China is a mix of the four distinctive regions in China-Northern or Mandarin, Eastern coastal region identified by Shanghai, Western region of Schezuan, and the southern Chinese region of Canton.  It is the cooking styles of Canton and Schezuan that the chefs at House of Ming have adopted in the repertoire.  While the Schezuan style offers deliciously hot and spicy fare, the Canton cuisine pampers the palates of those who prefer subtle and light food. Despite catering to totally divergent tastes, the House of Ming has consistently maintained its standards and remains one of the most socially prominent places to dine in.  Our Chef creates an innovative menu at The House of Ming, enhancing the meal experience and delighting our patrons.

Chef Nilesh Dey

I developed the passion for culinary excellence by graduating in Hotel Management from Bangalore University. 

My enthusiasm and Endeavour towards culinary excellence made me won few of the chef competitions organized by Taj group of hotels, Mélange Food Festival, cordon Bleu Food festival, held across Bangalore in various colleges.

Initiated my career with the Taj group of hotels, as a Hotel Operations Trainee in Taj Residency, Ernakulum, Kerala.

During my tenure at Taj Residency, my creative culinary sensation and passion for food progressed and I happened to specialize in European, Indian and Asian food.

I Joined Radisson Mahipalpur, New Delhi to expand my vision towards the stream continued my experiences with Carnival Cruises and The Imperial and refined it by joining Taj and continued my culinary skills for many special and high end events in “Chambers” an exclusive club, where membership was on invitation only for ‘Crème de la Crème” of the society, Grill Room, One of the finest Modern fine dining European restaurant. I handled the iconic” Machan” the city’s preferred International style coffee shop, “The House of Ming”  Delhi’s first Cantonese and Schezuan restaurant, and “Wasabi by Morimoto”a contemporary Japanese signature outlet  as a Chef in charge.

My specialization continues in various wine and whisky pairing events. Château Margeaux, Harlan, Dom Perignon, Johnny Walker Blue label to name a few.

Recognized for my strong belief on the concept “always believe to raise the bar”

Worked with Chefs like Amit Chowdhury, Alian Passard, Pierre Bougard, Bruno Cerdan, J.F Palez ,Julian,MasaharuMorimoto.

My style of cooking is Contemporary Oriental which symbolizes Japanese, Chinese, South east Asian Cuisines and Modern European Cuisine. Following are examples of the signature dishes launched by me in this hotel.

White Tomato Basil Soup, Lavender & Cognac Sorbet, Steamed Scallop with pepper, garlic and oyster sauce, Scallop coated crispy sweet prawns, Jasmine Tea Pannacotta.

I have had the privilege to cater to various dignitaries, royalty from the orient to the occident and Heads of State across the globe. From Japanese Premier Mr. Abe Shinzo, French premier Nicolas Sarkozy, International Pop Icon Sting, Lady Gaga, Pakistan President General Pervez  Musharraf to name a few.


Chef Salem will be available in the absence of Chef Nilesh.

You are using an outdated browser. Please update your browser for a better and more reliable experience. ×