When Javed Khan moved to Australia in 2000, he brought with him clear vision to create a fine dining Indian restaurant modeled on the culture of excellence practised in the iconic Indian hotels of Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
After completing his hospitality training in the highly regarded Institute of Hotel Management in Kolkata, Javed began his passionate journey in the dining room and kitchen of the magnificent Oberoi Hotels. It was there that Javed first understood that excellence in food and service was a true art form.
It would be another six years before Javed’s vision become a reality – in July 2006 he opened the doors of his creation, Newtown’s acclaimed Delhi ‘O’ Delhi, a fine dining restaurant embodying every bit of the artful elegance of the grand hotels in Javed’s past.
Other had failed in the same location, but Javed held on to his vision. “I knew that fine food and impeccable service would build our reputation. And that’s how it worked out. Within six months we had been discovered”