Short answer: Bade Miya in Colaba. The not-so-tiny road side stall that opens its kitchen every night to thousands of hungry Mumbaikars is no longer a secret, actually. But it is the best in Bombay, without doubt. Open from 7 am to 1 am. Located on Tulloch Road, Apollo Bunder, Behind Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai – 400039
But let’s not forget the many other places that serve equally great kebabs and some that even offer greater variety. TS intern Sarita Santoshini takes you on a tasty tour.
Located in the bylanes of Fort in South Mumbai, this small food joint has a loyal customer base for its Chicken Sheikh Kebabs and the Reshmi Chicken Kebabs that are also offered as rolls. The kebabs here are extremely affordable: a hearty meal for two will cost you around Rs.300.
Where: 43, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Fort, Mumbai
Mega popular stall located in Byculla. 90 years and still going strong. No sign board; just ask around and follow your nose. . The signature Sheek Kebabs, both chicken and beef, have been nominated as hot favorites by many foodies, chefs and websites. Head there early in the evening and shell out Rs. 200 for a tummy-full of these bestseller kababs.
Where: 184/196, Dimtimkar Road, Opposite Nagpada Police Station, Byculla, Mumbai
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Located in a neighborhood packed with restaurants and clubs, Ayaz dishes up Chicken Reshmi Kebabs that beat competition hollow. A plate will cost you Rs.90. For the same price, you can also try the Mutton Seekh Kebabs.
Where: 16th Road, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Known for drawing a large crowd until 3 am during Ramzan, the small restaurant serves a delicious Tandoori version of its Tangdi Kebab. You could also try the Chicken Reshmi Seekh Kebab, two pieces of which cost you a mere Rs.50.
Where: 4, Pakmodia Street, Maulana Shaukat Ali Road, Near J J Hospital, Sandhurst Road, Mumbai
Izzy’s Kebab Kona
This food cart will go onto your list of best food discoveries once you have eaten there. Served with cream cheese, caramelised onions and green chutney, both the chicken and mutton kebabs are a complete steal. You could order a platter for two for Rs.300.
Where: Outside Wallace Apartments, Slater Road, Tardeo, Mumbai
The restaurant opened a few months ago and is already famous among locals for its delicious and filling Gilauti Chicken and Lamb Seekh Kebab. A meal for two would cost you around Rs.1000.
Where: 10 Adarsh Nagar, Next to Costa Coffee, Pali Naka, Bandra West, Mumbai
Known for hosting the likes of Richard Gere and Paul McCartney, Khyber will spoil you for choice of Kababs. If you are confused, we suggest you simply go ahead and order the Kabab Platter for two that is available in vegetarian, chicken and mutton as well as sea food varieties.
Also recommended: a plate of Tangdi Kebab (Rs. 400) or Mutton Boti Kebab (Rs. 500).
Where: 145, MG Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
A little heavy on the pocket, but the perfectly marinated and grilled Peshawri Kabab and Murgh Malai Kabab here are worth every penny. A lavish meal of kababs will cost you Rs. 2000 at this restaurant.
Where: ITC Maratha, Sahar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai
Kakori’s Kebab house
With outlets in Mahim, Sakinaka, Oshiwara and Bandra West, the restaurant is well known in the city and beyond for its Kakori Kabab, Mutton Galawati Kabab and Murgh Kastoori Kabab. All three plates can be savored for Rs.750.
Where: 3, Sag Baug, Near Times Square, Andheri Kurla Road, Sakinaka, Andheri East, Mumbai
You could visit www.zomato.com/mumbai for a better look at the menu and reviews.