Kebabs of Mumbai | MF Guide

By Nidhi Mehra March 12, 2018
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There’s something about piping hot, spicy and juicy kebabs that gets us drooling like dogs. Maybe why they are so perfect to call for at a house party, or a drive, or just a weekend hangover treatment!

Scattered all around the city are road stalls, restaurants and more offering a plate of your favorite dish from North India. Since Team MF always wants you covered with the best food spots in the city, here’s a list of the places that you must visit when you get those kebab-pangs.

Farid Seekh Kebab Centre, Jogeshwari

Tag someone who loves SEEKH KEBABS! ❤️ . Recently visited the legendary Farid Seekh Kabab Centre at Jogeshwari, truly one of Mumbai’s best places for Seekh Kebabs! ? . Farid may not have the best location or any ambience to speak of, but it serves soft juicy kebabs (Rs. 20) with simple clean flavours that have not been adulterated with too much of masalas. You can pair the kebabs with their warm paranthas (Rs. 30) along with some spicy green chutney and onions. The combination is COMFORT GOLD! ? . Where have you had the best kebabs in India? Let me know your thoughts below! ? . Turn on post notifications and follow @thehungrymumbaikar to discover the best of street food, restaurants, and nightlife in Mumbai! ? . Copyright ©️ 2018 The Hungry Mumbaikar. All Rights Reserved. Please DM to take permission before you repost any of my content. . #thehungrymumbaikar #seekhkebab #kebab #meatlover

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Open from 5:30PM to 1AM, head here to relish a comforting  plate of juicy, soft Seekh Kebabs, served with Parathas,spicy minty green chutney and onions.

Cost for two-Rs.350/- (approx.)

Pro tip: Also visit J.J Jalebi next door for some Jalebi Rabdi!

Ayub’s, Fort

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CHATPATA ALOO PLATE ??? at Ayub's. Thanks to @thetravellingtote's insta post we were craving for a plate of these and hence visited it over the weekend. It was our first time there and absolutely loved the food we tried. More pics coming up soon. . . . . . . #foodtalkindia #foodiliciousmumbai #mumbaikar #thehungrymumbaikar #mumbaifoodie #mumbaidiaries #mumbaifoodlovers #foodholicmumbai #thecrazyindianfoodie #foodmaniacindia #desi_diaries #indianfoodbloggers #mumbaiblogger #itz_mumbai #indianfood #mumbaifood #foodofmumbai #foodblogger #ifoundawesome #instafood #rashmisfoodiepicks #mumbaifoodblogger #somumbai #things2doinmumbai #foodiesofindia #instamumbai #munchymumbai #mumbai #trellingmumbai #trellingfood

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This place is one of our personal favourite late night spots to go to after some major drinking, to have some mighty tasty Mutton Seekh Kebab and Beda Roti.

Pro Tip: Vegetarians can savour some of their Aloo special rolls and Paneer Tikka Kebab!

Cost for two-Rs.400/- (approx.)

Sarvi, Byculla

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In the 60s, Nagpada and surrounding areas were nothing short of a noir setting – gangsters in fiat kaali peelis or white ambassadors, gritty mohallas and their bhais, the street fights, bar dancers, Irani Seekh Kebabs and much more. The Khada Parsi statue which now stays hidden below the Byculla Flyover earlier stood at the Nagpada crossing. It was for long a silent observer of all that went on below, from the sharp shooters to the 'pathhar – baatli' (stone & soda bottle) fights when shops used to pull down shutters at the sign of minimal trouble. With time, the gangsters and crimes have vanished and what stands now are the shady by-lanes with zero violence but all of the good food. Sarvi, located opposite the Nagpada Police Chowki, has been witness to some of the shadiest characters from the (in)famous locality. Even today, they have no sign board because ".. zaroorat nhi hai". This eatery tries as much as it can to be incognito. Cashier, waiters, if asked about who the owner/ manager is, point to a framed potrait of some departed individual without opening their mouths. Simple marble-top tables, long ceilings and sketchy people staring at you is what you can call as decor. But the only reason why you should visit here are their Kebabs. Soft, juicy, minimal seasoning with salt, pepper and a little mint, you can actually taste the meat. These kebabs are pieces of art and can almost be passed of as Galoutis, they are so soft it actually does melt in your mouth. A plate of Irani Seekh with Paratha will satiate your meat craving without burning a hole in your pocket. To top off the visit to this legendary eatery, you can always take a stroll down the neighborhood which was once called the 'den of the dons'. Temkar mohalla, Pakhmodia Street, Yakub Galli are now silent but still mysterious. Matkas in Duncan Road have given way to a numerous eateries. But Sarvi still continues to seduce passerbys with the aroma of kebabs being grilled. . . . . #stories #storiesofmumbai #mumbai #bombay #foodphotography #foodblogger #blogger #blogging #history #kebab #seekhkebab #streetfood #story

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Tender, soft, melting in the mouth, Seekh Kebabs are a specialty here! Priced at just ₹24/- a piece, indulge in these without burning a hole in your pocket,

Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar, Multiple Outlets 

Any kebab connoisseur, has most definitely gone to at least one of the many outlets around the city. What we love here are their juicy, moist and flavorsome Mutton Cutlets!

Pro Tip: A hidden gem on their menu is the chicken shawarma. 

Nice Fast Food Corner

Standing tall in Santacruz since 1969, if you claim to be a fan of kebabs, you have for sure tried their Khiri Kebab, perfectly seasoned and absolutely delish.

Their Chicken Tikka and  Mutton Seekh Kebab are also some must-haves.

Cost for two-Rs.300/- (approx.)

Pro Tip: It’s  a really small place, so we suggest you pick up a plate and eat in your car!

Lucknowee Tunday Kebab, Multiple Outlets 

Having two outlets, one in Jogeshwari and another in Kurla, this place serves Lucknow specialty kebabs straight from the land of the Nawabs. A must-have here is their Special tunday Kebab, which is perfectly seasoned and to die for.

You can also order their Murgh Akbari Kebab, Murgh Achari Kebab and Murgh Lebanese Kebab!

Btw did y’all know that Shammi Kebab is said to have been invented by a chef for a toothless Nawab of Lucknow?

Cafe Noorani, Pali Hill and Tardeo

A legendary kebab spot in the city, dishing up (OH MY FRIGGIN GOD) tasty Reshmi tikkas of the perfect size, seasoning and incredibly satisfying!

Their well marinated Murgh Nizami Kebab is also something you cannot miss out on trying!

Pro Tip: Savour on their Kebabs with their utterly buttery Butter Naan.

Noor Mohammadi Hotel, Mohammad Ali Road

If you love kebabs, your visit here must most definitely be for their soft, juicy, and well-spiced Chicken Shami Kebab!

Pro Tip: Die-hard fans of Sanjay Dutt must know that they have a specialty on their menu ‘Chicken SANJU BABA’ and the recipe is given by the star himself!

Kakori House, Multiple Outlets

Outlets spread across Mumbai in Oshiwara, Mahim, Saki Naka, Bandra and Grant Road, you have to go here for their Kakori Kebabs, an in house specialty – super soft, velvety and absolutely delectable!

Shammi Kebab, Galouti Kebabs and Seekh kebabs are also fantastic to try here.

Pro Tip: The place is a little heavy on the pocket but totally worth trying.

Kebab Corner, Mahakali

One of the oldest kebab places, head here and pig out on their smoky Murga Kalimiri Kebab, spiced with pepper. You can also try their Murg Pahadi Kebab, well roasted and mouth-watering.

Yasin’s Food Inn, Andheri 

The next time you go to Lokhandwala Market to shop, do not forget to stop at this decked up street food restaurant,  that serves a great variety of tasty and juicy kebabs to the bustling crowds. What we suggest you eat here is their Chicken Tangdi Kebab, Shahi Tandoori and Schezwan Tandoori chicken, you won’t be disappointed.

Haji Tikka Corner, Byculla

Succulent, soft and melting in the mouth, the Mutton and Chicken Seekh Kebabs here will leave you drooling. You can also give their Achari Tikka and Malai Tikka a try!

Cost for one plate- Rs.90/- (approx)

Pro Tip:  Visit Taj Ice Cream after and get the San-Cha ice cream!

Salim’s Shahi Sigdi, Bandra

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Kebabs?

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Sit back in your car and get served a plate of lip-smacking kebab delicacies here and our vote goes to their Malai Seekh Kebab, Chicken Malai tikka.

Kareem’s, Multiple Outlets

Having outlets spread across Mumbai, and open till the wee hours of the night, when you get those midnight cravings, head here for a plate of their Murgh Chapli Kebab, Murgh Hari Mirch Tikka (if you love spicy food) and you can also give the Murgh Pankhudi Kebab a try.

Pro Tip: Bite into their Chicken Kathi Kebab Roll also, it is mind-blowing.

Ayaz’s The  Kebab Place, Multiple Outlets 

Located in Khar and Versova, our weakness here is their Chicken/Mutton Seekh Kebabs and their Chicken Pahadi Tikka, also pretty good!

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