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“Doesn't look much, but tasty...” 4 of 5 stars
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Karim's
16, Gali Kababian | Jama Masjid, New Delhi, India
011 23264981
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Ranked #83 of 5,910 Restaurants in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Doesn't look much, but tasty...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Amid the madness surrounding the Jama Masjid area and nearby streets of Old Delhi this is somewhat of a gem (a gem that wouldn't have been found without a Lonely Planet guide book and, even then, without a helpful local chap). It has a bit of an English 'greasy spoon' look to it with the plastic seating, but the Mughlai cuisine was absolutely superb. Paratha stuffed with potato was a particular highlight - it's worth the hassle to get to.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“KARIM'S HAVENT CHANGED FOR EVER 100 YEARS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Yess. Karim's have not changed over 100 years. They have grown now all mover Delhi and NCR. Food is very tasty. Authentic Mughlai with a taste of Delhi spices. Ambience is ordinary. Service is fast and with a smile. All sort of dishes. Kebabs are yummy and so are the curries. Typical Mughlai deserts. I love their Roti.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Delhi, India
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“Best Mughlai Food :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I went there with my friends and I must say Karim is having best mughlai food.Chicken Seekh kabas are amazing.Kheer is the best dessert after having food.We loved it.

You should go for Karim's if you are a lover of non veg food.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Non Veg ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have been to Karim's Jama Masjid restaurant many times. Initially you will face problem to get a seprate seating if you are not a group of atleast 4 people. Especially on friday or weekends you have to share table with other people. Last time after the waiting of about 15 mins we got a seat in the middle, where there were couples on each side of me and my bf. lol :)
But, its worthy. My all time favrouite is Mutton Qorma and roti. I don't like biryani. As it was served cold, twice. But Kheer is awsome and so is kababs. You may find service a bit low due to over crowdness. But, if you are really fond of non vegetarian cusine and wishes to experience Karim’s authentic taste, then you should go to Karim’s at Jama Masjid only. No comparison from its own branches at other places.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Heaven for non vegetarians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife & I went for dinner twice around 9ish & it was full both days. We had to share the table one day with other two couples as it was over crowded. We ordered chicken sheekh kebab, chicken jhanghiri, chicken stew & chicken biryani with paratha & naan. Sheekh kebabs were awesome, perfectly blended with spices, herbs & minced meat. Gravies were good but having almost similar flavor other than its color. Biryani was actually a pulao served with a leg piece & boiled egg which we didn't like. Quality of food was god but all food was very oily. It had really nice smoky flavor in mostly all dishes. Overall it’s a perfect destination for people who prefer mughlai non vegetarian food but they have to compromise on ambiance & privacy.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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