Karim’s, Jama Masjid
Any kebab lover in the Capital can vouch for the finest tasting kebabs offered at this vintage food joint. From the royal taste of Mughlai food to authentic North Indian delicacies, words will not do justice to the amazing spread served here. Dig in the crispy and smoky Burrah Kebabs next time you drop by!
Rajinder Da Dhaba, Safdarjung Enclave
It is indeed a rarity to come across tandoori fare as lavish and delicious as this. Dating all the back to 1968 by Late Shri Rajinder Kumar Dua, this famous joint had humble beginnings as a quaint street side food joint. The Mutton Galaoti Kebabs and dishes like Achari Tikka are some of their signature dishes and will leave you asking for more.
Kale Baba Ke Kebabs, Jama Masjid
A visit to Jama Masjid in the evening is practically incomplete without trying the scrumptious offering of Sutli kebabs here. Juicy, soft and wonderfully marinated chicken held together with a string of thread, sounds too good to be true, right? Pair with the radish chutney and your taste buds are in for a treat.
Al kakori Al kauser, Chanakyapuri
If you seek consistency in flavour, and taste that has stood the test of times, then Al Kauser is where you must head. Savor the succulent Kakori kebabs in their outdoor seating or wrap it in a roll for a quick takeaway.
Gulati, Pandara Road
This iconic hotspot for all kebab lovers in Delhi dates back to a glorious history of five generations. Dahi ke kebab and Barrah Akbari are sure to give you reasons to be a regular at this outlet in Pandara Road. Oh and here’s the best part – the midnight munching squad can enjoy these delicacies all night long!
Ustaad Moinuddin, Chawri Bazaar
Braving a day of chaos and dingy lanes of Chawri Bazaar seem worth it all, once you try the delicious Beef Seekh kebabs here. Decadent and consistent in taste, these are priced as low as INR 7 a piece – meat lovers, go eat your heart out! The crunchy, thin onion rings and lemon served on the side just add to the overall experience.
Kebab Gali, Several Outlets
A recent entrant in Delhi’s food circuit, this eatery is already a favorite of the city’s kebab lovers. Available at 3 prime locations across the city, you can also enjoy their delicious offerings within the comfort of your home. Their Kakori kebabs served with Warqi Parantha are a must try!
Al Rashida’s Lucknowi Galawati, Zakir Nagar
While Jama Nagar is mushrooming with eateries featuring a glorious spread of Mughal fare, Al Rashida stands out with its authentic straight-out-of-a-Lucknow-kitchen taste. Ignore the excess oil and give in to the simple pleasures of life as the Chicken Galouti Kebabs send your taste buds to heaven.
Babu Bhai Kebabwale, Near Jama Masjid
Make the most of your cheat day, gorge on the buttery and melt-in-your-mouth Sutli kebabs here. Opened before 1947, this kebab joint is backed by close to seven decades of expertise, serving remarkably yummy kebabs that are a must-try for everyone residing in and visiting Delhi.
This list, though not all-inclusive, is surely a good place to start. What are your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!