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“Excellent Food”
Review of Karim's

Karim's
Ranked #44 of 12,634 Restaurants in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Greater Noida, India
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Try Mutton Korma and Tandoori Roti wth shami kebab. They are excellent. Enjoy the food. The service is fine though not very good. They dont accept credit card so ensure that you are taking enough cash for the food.

Visited December 2012
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New Delhi
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great for carnivores”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Went to Karim's after a long walk around the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Food excellent though very rich and should be attacked with a good appetite. Downside was the long queues to get in but really glad I went.

  • Visited October 2012
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New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food, but perhaps a victim of it's own success”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

First up, the food was definitely to my liking. I can see how some would find it pretty oily though, it is, but then again for me it's the sort of place I go to indulge and not for an everyday meal.

Seekh kebabs were excellent, lamb burra was also extremely tasty, but mine had too much bone instead of meat. I was greedily eyeing up other customers mutton raans though (marinated whole leg), which looked decent value at around Rs550. I think I might set aside an afternoon soon and attempt one by myself :) Service was ok given how busy it was, and we were ordering a dish at a time, but we did have to repeatedly remind the waiter about naans. Didn't really bother me though.

Now the problem - Karim's has managed to make it onto the must-do list of every tourist guide, and everyone who visits the Jama Masjid seems to head here after. As a result, in season, it has often got more tourists than Dilliwallahs, which does I'm afraid subtract a little from the Purana Dilli backstreets feel. At least they seem to have resisted the temptation to push prices up constantly accordingly. If you're looking for an adventurous meal in the backstreets of the old town as a memory to savour, you may be best of leaving the guidebook behind, wandering, and following your nose. The evening is best for this, when the kebab wallahs tempt you from afar with their sizzling aromas.

That said, as I consider myself to be a bit of a biryani aficionado, I will certainly be making a return trip to Karim's this winter to rate their offering.

  • Visited November 2012
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Taipei, Taiwan
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best moghul food”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Every bite of chicken or mutton in tandoor or in curry is very
tastefull and the softness of tandoori makes u feel to eat more
& more . And if u are in delhi ,offen visit will never make bore
of eatting same food every day .

Visited February 2012
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Taipei, Taiwan
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“THE BEST TANDOOR PLACE”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

If one have to enjoy the best moghul food like tandori chicken , mutton or in curry flavour and

the best thing its normal spicy , the most best was tandori roti ,soft and delicouse to eat , not

like the other place serving hard in feeling while eating .

  • Visited February 2012
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