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16, Gali Kababian | Jama Masjid, New Delhi, India
011 23264981
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9:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 406
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    Very good
  • 148
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  • 66
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service not Upto Mark

been there alongwith friends on Weekend Food quality is good but the service staff is not at all courteous . Very arrogant , seems as if you are asking for free meals

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

been there alongwith friends on Weekend Food quality is good but the service staff is not at all courteous . Very arrogant , seems as if you are asking for free meals

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I used to eat karims whenever i used to visit delhi. But in the recent times the taste of the food has been degraded. The taste has become miserable.Specially the chicken mughlai and mutton jhangiri. The price is high and taste is not up to the mark. IT iS VERY SAD TO SAY THAT KARIMS COULD NOT STAND AGAINST THE... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ambience and space is an apology. Food is mainly meat and chicken dishes are fresh and prepared well. Had heard a lot about the food but somehow was little below expectation. Reaching the place is a job! Service is fast enough and pleasant. Overall an average experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restored to verify nice and food is topical and testy and love it and resumed to this restoring

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Having travelled around India for the last 14 years I was looking forward to eating at Karim's. I was bitterly disappointed. My wife and I had Butter Chicken which tasted as though it had been cooked in tomato soup. It was disgusting. The kebab we had was also inedible and the Naan bread flat and heavy. The service was slow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here twice over the two weeks I spent in Delhi. The food is really good, in particular the sheek kebabs, done in a real Mughal style with all the condiments that should come along. Only reservation are the prices with regards to the size of the portions, they could be made a bit larger or the prices decreased.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

the shami kababs were superb and just melted in mouth. The mutton and chicken dishes were delicous though i bit oily but enjoyed the moughlai taste

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have tried two of theirs one in Jammu Masjid and one in Nizzamudin, I felt Nizzamudin had best ambience and food quality too, in nizamudin you get Shahi Thukkada you should try that, the burro is great and korma is good, both are in congested gully no parking,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Mughlai cuisine at it's best - Karim's is just about the best authentic Delhi gastronomic experience, and if you're a carnivore, well, lucky you. Located very close to the Jama Masjid in what is called Old Delhi or the Walled City, Karim's is over a 100 years old and an institution. The menu is to die for. Go for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was my 3rd or 4th visit to this restaurant and the food was good like always but it was too crowded with a long wait time and hence not too ideal if you are visiting with family and small kids. Ultimately we had to share a table with another family which was a bit uncomfortable but the food made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16, Gali Kababian | Jama Masjid, New Delhi, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  National Capital Territory of Delhi  >  New Delhi
  • Phone Number: 011 23264981

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?