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“Great food, decent price”
Review of Al Jawahar

Al Jawahar
Ranked #206 of 12,580 Restaurants in New Delhi
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Minto Road
New Delhi, India
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200 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Great food, decent price”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Have been going to Karim's Restaurant for ages now so decided to try this one just next to Karim's in Jama masjid area and to my surprise the food here was equally good if not better than Karim's

we ordered a Chicken Achari biryani and a few Mutton Seekh kebabs and they were both excellent and were priced reasonably lower than Karim's
the seekh just melted in the mouth and along with the onions and the mint sauce served alongside it tasted even better
the biryani had a taste of Achar(pickle) and hence no other gravy was needed along with it
the service was good and the food was brought in no time and it was steaming hot when brought to our table
will definitely go here again especially because there was no waiting for a table

  • Visited May 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Best food in Delhi!”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

It was the best food in Delhi and probably India. Great Mughlai food!! We had a lamb and a chicken dishes both were delicious!. Very cheap too, lots of locals and families. We came following the recommendation in the Bible (the lonely planet) and were nicely surprised. I wish we could go back some day!

  • Visited December 2011
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New Delhi, India
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good Mughlai food”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Good place to go to when the Mughlai food craving attacks you! It's right next to the Jama Masjid so not hard to find at all, and it's as good as the nearby more famous Kareem's. We had delicious Chicken Changhezi with hot fluffy tandoori rotis- quite a delight! (I did suffer from a mild Delhi belly later, but not sure if the spicy chicken dish was to blame). It's quite spacious but still choc a bloc with customers on a Sunday....you may have to wait your turn to be seated. You may even end up sharing the table with strangers, but nobody minds here. Don't expect amazing service, but do expect lip smacking food :)

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank ratherdumb
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“Great place for lunch in Old Delhi”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

As we had a good taste of mughal cuisine in Karim's in our first time in Delhi, we wanted to try his most direct competitor and we weren't let down: the mutton kebabs and chicken dishes were delicious, as well as the bread, hot from the oven kept in the restaurant entrance. There's no alcohol and the other beverages are served almost room temperature, but the atmosphere is vibrant, lots of families and groups.

  • Visited February 2012
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DELHI,INDIA
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“AL Jawahar - Nice 'Mughlai' Restaurant !!!”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

The restaurant is in the heart of new delhi and next to Jama Masjid. The atmosphere is good, and cleanliness will be major affecting factor, that overshadow the ambience of the restaurant. From the Menu,mutton seekh kabab & changezi chicken is amazing, Its a Must Visit place for Foodies.
Simply enjoyed our meal..!!!

  • Visited February 2012
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