With its origins tracing back to Middle Eastern cuisine, the succulent creation that is Kebabs is a foodie favorite almost all over the world. In a city filled to the brim with settlers from all across the country, Mumbai’s culinary palate is as diverse as its people and for that reason alone, it has a solid culinary landscape exploding with some of the finest dining destinations equipped well enough to satiate its foodies' every gastronomic whim. And on our forever quest to provide you with extraordinary dining experiences, we did the legwork to shortlist the finest Kebab serving spots in the city so you don't have to. From creamy Tikkas to juicy Kakori kebabs and traditional Galouti, here are our top 7 picks of the juiciest kebab serving restaurants in Mumbai that should be on every foodie's bucket list.
Café Noorani needs no introduction. The sprawling restaurant at Tardeo feeds everyone and anyone in the city—from families to business honchos, college students and more. Their food is delicious and loaded with calories. So, if you are a health-conscious individual, this is not the place for you. Their menu is loaded with Tandoori kebabs and amazing special rolls made of fish, Chicken Kakori and Tawa Boti. If you are a prawn lover, they have different options from Prawn Koliwada, Butterfly Prawns, to Shanghai Prawns. They are a bit on the expensive side but we assure you that their food is worth every penny you spent.
Must Haves: Chicken Nargis, Green Chicken, Prawns Masala and the signature Chicken Noorani Deluxe.
Cost for Two: ₹1300
Bademiya is an iconic food stall and restaurant chain in Mumbai. It was established in 1946 by Mohammad Yaseen as a makeshift seekh kabab counter. The counter has now branched out into several restaurants, a takeaway joint and a permanent food stall at the original location. This eatery is mostly famous for its lip-smacking North Indian-styled Kebabs that go well with Bademiya’s signature soft Roomali Rotis and their deep green dipping chutney that the meal is accompanied by, making it one of the best Kebab joints in the city.
Must Haves: Reshmi Tikka, Mutton Seekh Kebab and Boti Kebab.
Cost for Two: ₹ 400
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Having been serving kebabs out of their tiny little corner shop, Sarvi has been around for over 90 years offering a variety of delicacies. Oozing with a minty flavor, their meaty kebabs are so soft and succulent, they just melt in your mouth! Sarvi is a delight for those who love non-vegetarian food. If you’re a kebab connoisseur, you’ve likely already been to Sarvi and if not, you really can’t call yourself one. Their Seekh Kebab is possibly the most tender to be found in the city and practically breaks apart in your hand. Eat it as the pros do: grab a bit of roti and scoop the Kebab and crumbs into your mouth.
Must Haves: Chicken Afghani, Shammi Kebab and Seekh Kebab.
Cost for Two: ₹ 550
If you are craving some delicious Tunday Kebab, then this is the place for you. Finely minced mutton marinated in traditional nawabi spices, and aromatic flavors make your heart skip a beat. The kebabs are so deliciously soft and creamy that they will melt in your mouth in seconds. Besides their famous Tunday Kebab, they offer more than 20+ delectable varieties of kebabs and starters on their menu to choose from.
Must Haves: Galauti Tunday Kebab, Lucknowee Tunday Kebab, Tandoori Barra, Akbari Kebab, Lebanese Kebab.
Cost for Two: ₹ 500
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The Kebab Korner is a part of the InterContinental Hotel on Marine Drive. Matching up to the hotel’s 5-star status, Kebab Korner’s interiors are made in such a way that it blends together modern aesthetics with traditional essence. The forte of Kebab Korner lies not only in its curries but its kebabs as well. You will find them to be mouth-watering and painstakingly melt-in-your-mouth. Throw in a couple of buttery naans to fully enjoy the fare. North Indian and Mughlai seem to be their calling here. Ask to be seated in their private dining area if you are part of a large group.
Must Haves: Haleem ke Kebab, Kakori Kebab, Khalli ke Aloo, Butter Garlic Tandoori Jhinga, Sweet Potato Ragda.
Cost for Two: ₹ 4200
For the foodies who exclusively love Seekh Kebabs, Farid Seekh Kebab is a paradise on earth. This legendary place is home to some of the best Seekh Kebabs in town. Seekh kebab might look simple but it is very difficult to get it right. Too much time on the tandoor and it will be too dry and if not cooked right, then it’s too moist. But these guys have pretty much nailed it so you won’t be getting any sub-standard Kebabs on your plate. This is one of the oldest places in Jogeshwari which serves delicious kebabs with onions, mint chutney and dry mint leaves. Additionally, they are open late in the hours, so a midnight snack will not be a problem.
Must Haves: Beef Kabab, Beef Roll, Parantha Roll, Beef Seekh, Seekh Paratha, Seekh Kebabs.
Cost for Two: ₹ 350
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For a chain that names itself after the famous Kakori Kebab, Kakori House sure doesn’t disappoint. This place is known for super soft kebabs which are smooth and velvety in texture. Chef Ishtiyaque Qureshi, the director of Kakori House is the eldest son of the only Grand Master Chef of India, Chef Imtiaz Qureshi, the first chef in the country to be decorated with Padmashree. Having established more than half a dozen restaurants with the eponymous name in Mumbai and one in New Delhi, Qureshi, whose forefathers used to cook for erstwhile Nawabs of the Awadh region, has embarked upon a plan to open a chain of restaurants throughout the country.
Must Haves: Galawati Kebabs, Seekhs Kebabs, Kakori Kebabs and Shammi Kebabs.
Cost for Two: ₹ 1100
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