8, Matia Mahal Bazar, Jama Masjid , Near Jama Masjid
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  • User's 3.5
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Al - Jawahar
in Chandni Chowk, Delhi/NCR
8, Matia Mahal Bazar, Jama Masjid
Delhi/NCR
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9 Review(s) from our Foodies

9 Review(s) from our Foodies

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Critic's Review
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Marryam H Reshii
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  • 60% Complete (success)
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  • 50% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 40% Complete (success)

Added this month

It is one amongst the better eateries of old Delhi for Mughlai cuisine, though in comparison with Karim’s, it’s next door neighbour, will always be unjustified. In fact, of late, people have started giving this restauranat a try instead of it’s more famous neighbour. They have a neat and tidy separate seating arrangement upstairs for families. As for the food, Dal Gosht is really good. Mutton Seekh Kebab, Changezi Chicken, Kadhai Gosht and Kadhai Chicken are nice enough. Mutton Stew, Mutton Korma, Nargisi Burrah and Sheermal are its other attractions. Badam Pasanda and Keema Naan are just about passable. Overall, Al Jawahar Restaurant is a good place to go when you crave for Mughlai food at down-to-earth prices.

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Anshul Egbert Dass
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  • 80% Complete (success)
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  • 70% Complete (success)
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  • 60% Complete (success)

Added 2 months ago from Mobile App

Being an old delhite, I visit this place quiet more than often.. Located just in front of the Jama Masjid and beside the infamous Karims in Old Delhi.. Its not a hard to find place.. Lets get back to business.. If you want to try out the *true* taste of non-veg mughlai food then this is a place to be.. My personal favourites are the butter chicken with rumaali roti.. Mutton stew is a must try for every non-vegetarian.. For desert you can order the *kullad wali kheer* and believe me it will surprise you..!! This place is the true underdog..!!

Shivangi Sinha
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  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 10% Complete (success)

Added 4 months ago from Web

Karims is and has always been my favourite. I couldnt believe that I had completely missed Al Jawahar in my obsession for Karims though. Karim's is legendary and its rich Muslim food is incomparable to what you would find anywhere in Delhi but Al-Jawahar is also a hidden gem. My hardcore non-vegetarian taste buds crave meat so when I found out about this treat of a place I was quite delighted. As expected by the area around Jama Masjid, it was crowded, brightly lit up and extremely colourful. I made the mistake of taking my car which is now heavily dented in several places. *TIP*: Never take your car to Chandni Chowk because no one gives a s*** about driving sanely in this area. Take the metro and either walk to Al Jawahar or go on a famous rickshaw ride. I was amused to learn that this pace was named after Jawaharlal Nehru our first Prime Minister because he dined at this local restaurant way back in the 1940s. I was so intrigued by the story and so many others told to me by the Manager that I listened in amusement. The Keema has to be my favourite and like all other reviewers I will not compare it to the Karims keema because both these restaurants are quite individual and I think its best not to compare. Badam Pasanda was a delight and its texture was very beautiful. They go though so many rotis and naans in a day they they have perfected the technique to make just the right roti/naan. The Kebabs deserve a special mention for their freshness and tenderness. The flavours of the fresh spices were very nicely absorbed by the meat giving it a beautiful aroma and taste. Even though I have always loved Karims, I feel the spices Al Jawahar uses are fresher and more flavoursome. I always feel I have to wait too much to dine at Karims but I definitely did not have to wait that much at Al Jawahar. It isnt any comparison though but after my last visit, I will have to pick Al Jawahar over Karims.

Sayyed Riyazuddin
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  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 90% Complete (success)

Added 4 months ago from Web

If you are looking for mughlai test...this is one of the perfect place ...specially Changezi, Jahangiri, Afghani , are the varieties of chicken..with yummy test...

Dishes: Chicken Changezi

Ashima Taneja
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  • 90% Complete (success)
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  • 90% Complete (success)
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  • 90% Complete (success)

Added 6 months ago from Web

I was so intrigued by the story and so many others told to me by the Manager that I listened in amusement. The Keema has to be my favourite and like all other reviewers I will not compare it to the Karims keema because both these restaurants are quite individual and I think its best not to compare. Badam Pasanda was a delight and its texture was very beautiful. They go though so many rotis and naans in a day they they have perfected the technique to make just the right roti/naan. The Kebabs deserve a special mention for their freshness and tenderness. The flavours of the fresh spices were

Dishes: Chicken Biryani,Tandoori Raan,Nargisi Burrah

Tips: Good place for business meetings

Rahul Taluja
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  • 60% Complete (success)
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  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 60% Complete (success)

Added 6 months ago from Web

Went with loads of expectations and had Shami Kebab but didnt like it at all, they were very hard and completely dry.Biryani was also fine, not the best, lacked a bit on taste and aroma.Would still give another try as I did not eat anything in the curries, want to try the Qorma and the Seekh Kebab.

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Critic's Review
Critic's Review
Marryam H Reshii
  • Food
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 50% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 40% Complete (success)

Added this month

It is one amongst the better eateries of old Delhi for Mughlai cuisine, though in comparison with Karim’s, it’s next door neighbour, will always be unjustified. In fact, of late, people have started giving this restauranat a try instead of it’s more famous neighbour. They have a neat and tidy separate seating arrangement upstairs for families. As for the food, Dal Gosht is really good. Mutton Seekh Kebab, Changezi Chicken, Kadhai Gosht and Kadhai Chicken are nice enough. Mutton Stew, Mutton Korma, Nargisi Burrah and Sheermal are its other attractions. Badam Pasanda and Keema Naan are just about passable. Overall, Al Jawahar Restaurant is a good place to go when you crave for Mughlai food at down-to-earth prices.

Latest Reviews

Anshul Egbert Dass
  • Food
  • 80% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 60% Complete (success)

Added 2 months ago from Mobile App

Being an old delhite, I visit this place quiet more than often.. Located just in front of the Jama Masjid and beside the infamous Karims in Old Delhi.. Its not a hard to find place.. Lets get back to business.. If you want to try out the *true* taste of non-veg mughlai food then this is a place to be.. My personal favourites are the butter chicken with rumaali roti.. Mutton stew is a must try for every non-vegetarian.. For desert you can order the *kullad wali kheer* and believe me it will surprise you..!! This place is the true underdog..!!

Shivangi Sinha
  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 10% Complete (success)

Added 4 months ago from Web

Karims is and has always been my favourite. I couldnt believe that I had completely missed Al Jawahar in my obsession for Karims though. Karim's is legendary and its rich Muslim food is incomparable to what you would find anywhere in Delhi but Al-Jawahar is also a hidden gem. My hardcore non-vegetarian taste buds crave meat so when I found out about this treat of a place I was quite delighted. As expected by the area around Jama Masjid, it was crowded, brightly lit up and extremely colourful. I made the mistake of taking my car which is now heavily dented in several places. *TIP*: Never take your car to Chandni Chowk because no one gives a s*** about driving sanely in this area. Take the metro and either walk to Al Jawahar or go on a famous rickshaw ride. I was amused to learn that this pace was named after Jawaharlal Nehru our first Prime Minister because he dined at this local restaurant way back in the 1940s. I was so intrigued by the story and so many others told to me by the Manager that I listened in amusement. The Keema has to be my favourite and like all other reviewers I will not compare it to the Karims keema because both these restaurants are quite individual and I think its best not to compare. Badam Pasanda was a delight and its texture was very beautiful. They go though so many rotis and naans in a day they they have perfected the technique to make just the right roti/naan. The Kebabs deserve a special mention for their freshness and tenderness. The flavours of the fresh spices were very nicely absorbed by the meat giving it a beautiful aroma and taste. Even though I have always loved Karims, I feel the spices Al Jawahar uses are fresher and more flavoursome. I always feel I have to wait too much to dine at Karims but I definitely did not have to wait that much at Al Jawahar. It isnt any comparison though but after my last visit, I will have to pick Al Jawahar over Karims.

Sayyed Riyazuddin
  • Food
  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 90% Complete (success)

Added 4 months ago from Web

If you are looking for mughlai test...this is one of the perfect place ...specially Changezi, Jahangiri, Afghani , are the varieties of chicken..with yummy test...

Dishes: Chicken Changezi

Ashima Taneja
  • Food
  • 90% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 90% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 90% Complete (success)

Added 6 months ago from Web

I was so intrigued by the story and so many others told to me by the Manager that I listened in amusement. The Keema has to be my favourite and like all other reviewers I will not compare it to the Karims keema because both these restaurants are quite individual and I think its best not to compare. Badam Pasanda was a delight and its texture was very beautiful. They go though so many rotis and naans in a day they they have perfected the technique to make just the right roti/naan. The Kebabs deserve a special mention for their freshness and tenderness. The flavours of the fresh spices were

Dishes: Chicken Biryani,Tandoori Raan,Nargisi Burrah

Tips: Good place for business meetings

Rahul Taluja
  • Food
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 60% Complete (success)

Added 6 months ago from Web

Went with loads of expectations and had Shami Kebab but didnt like it at all, they were very hard and completely dry.Biryani was also fine, not the best, lacked a bit on taste and aroma.Would still give another try as I did not eat anything in the curries, want to try the Qorma and the Seekh Kebab.

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