16, Matia Mahal Bazar, Jama Masjid , Opposite Jama Masjid Gate 1
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  • 1000/- (for 2 people)
  • Critic's 4
  • User's 3.5
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Suggested Dishes: Tandoori Burra, tandoori murgh, Tandoori Raan, Makhani Murgh-e-Jahangiri, Muttomn BurrahMore dishes Suggest a dish
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Karim's
in Chandni Chowk, Delhi/NCR
16, Matia Mahal Bazar, Jama Masjid
Delhi/NCR
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34 Review(s) from our Foodies

34 Review(s) from our Foodies

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Marryam H Reshii
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Added 6 months ago

After almost 100 years in the business, Karim's is still the only successful commercial establishment in the NCR that attempts true Mughlai food. Though there are moans about declining standards, they stand alone. The Mutton Burrahs are easilyrnthe best in the city. They are practically the only place to serve Nihari and Paaya, which you can be sure will be finished by 8.30am.Other unmissables are Stew (pronounced Ishtoo), Mutton Korma, Shami Kebab and Shahjahani Korma. Thernfood is great value for money and the original outlet in Jama Masjid is far more atmospheric than its various branches.rnWestern tourists, South Delhi foodies and locals in traditional attire all sit shoulder to shoulder and enjoy the food, which is as heavy and floating in oil. Still, Karim's remains eternal!

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Gundeep Singh
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Added 1 month ago from Web

Visting karims after a long time. As luck would have it, was in old delhi attending a heritage walk and post it got an excuse to fill my belly. Went to kaims for breakfast around 10am and still had to wait for 10 minutes to get a table as only the non Ac restaurant was open.Ordered roti, nihari and paya ( only thing available there till 12pm). Paya was fabulous and perfect, was lucky as I got the last plate of paya. Nihari for me was quite disappointing (hardly any spice) but well cooked. The bread was hot and perfect.Lots of better places wherein I would get better Nihari, don't think would visit them soon atleast for breakfast soon.

spushpank
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Added 3 months ago from Web

Ask any place in Delhi probably almost all of them will show you the right direction to reach Karims. Ever since i have started to dine this was one of my favorite places in Delhi. The place is little expensive side, but the taste is good enough to make it up for it. There are a plenty of seats available so there is no difficulty for seating. The ambience is really nice and calm with no other distractions as we see in modern restaurants but is a little moody feeling. This is a perfect location for the meat lovers as it provides amazing kebabs, delicious curries .My personal favorite is the nihari they serve for breakfast. Their service is really fast and Prices are quite normal with the given the quantity of food but one negative I found that they don't accept any credit cards

Karimi
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Added 4 months ago from Web

My last visit was extremely unpleasant. I was treating a very close friends familyTo start with we were given turmeric stained, cheap, plastic plates that were being washed literally five feet away from where we sat.Three different mutton dish, all had pieces from the spine/ adjacent tissue and scanty in meat content. These were difficult to eat even by adults. There was not a single piece of meat from from legs, loin, shank etc.The biryani was quite simply not biryani. It was a rice meat concoction that was bland and had no aroma of any type of biryani. Further more there was at least half a cup of fat at the bottom of the plate. This was collected and demonstrated to the staff.A curry had at least 3/4th cup of fat floating in it and hence almost no real gravy.When we lodgedcomplaint an insincere looking young man had this to say:You are the only person in the entire day who has complained.My orders were: Mutton Stew, Mughlai Mutton, Brain Curry, Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Seekh Kabab, Shamil Kabab.The worst food I have ever eaten in any decent restaurant of repute.Almost total waste of money, time and trouble of getting to this place. Hugely over rated. All those whose reviews are displayed in that Restaurant should look into this as Karims, in my opinion, is cheating customers using those several years old reviews.

Tanuj Sinha
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Added 5 months ago from Web

I know it has been ages that karims, have been delivering mouth watering food to there food lovers. But 4 Jan 2015 came a disaster to me. Half plate Chicken Barra,Half plate Mutton Curry and awful chicken biryani cooked in Dalda (Vanaspati ghee) where even ur hands were coming out be sticky as grease of car mobile oil. This is very understood that the quality sucks....And the quantity of Half plate Chicken Barra, Half plate Mutton Curry was not enough to even feed one.Its a NO-NO-NO to every one and I suggest not to waste your much precious time, money and energy there. These people have taken there name for granted....

Kapil Goyal
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Added 5 months ago from Web

Went to Karims for lunch with my friend, but it turned out to be the worst food of my life.I am a huge fan of Non-veg food so, I went to Karims but itll be last time for me as well as for my friends. I have been to karims many times before & the food was decent, never had any big problems but this time they have crossed all limits of worst food. We ordered Chicken Burra, Mutton Curry & Chicken Biryani.The worst among them was Mutton Curry. No taste, No quantity. Made of worst masala & oil.2nd is Chicken Biryani - It was of same taste & quantity as one can find in our railways Only difference is the price. 3rd comes Chicken Burra - No taste & even the chicken was not good.Will never ever go to this crap place. Delhi has many other good Non-veg joint, far better than so called famous Karims. Taste is gone, no quality, no quantity, no customer service & expensive as per their standards. Karims has lost all his name as least in my eye.Doesnt even deserve 1 star. Crap, Crap, Crap place.

Dishes: Tandoori Burra

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Marryam H Reshii
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  • 80% Complete (success)
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Added 6 months ago

After almost 100 years in the business, Karim's is still the only successful commercial establishment in the NCR that attempts true Mughlai food. Though there are moans about declining standards, they stand alone. The Mutton Burrahs are easilyrnthe best in the city. They are practically the only place to serve Nihari and Paaya, which you can be sure will be finished by 8.30am.Other unmissables are Stew (pronounced Ishtoo), Mutton Korma, Shami Kebab and Shahjahani Korma. Thernfood is great value for money and the original outlet in Jama Masjid is far more atmospheric than its various branches.rnWestern tourists, South Delhi foodies and locals in traditional attire all sit shoulder to shoulder and enjoy the food, which is as heavy and floating in oil. Still, Karim's remains eternal!

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Gundeep Singh
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  • 60% Complete (success)
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  • 50% Complete (success)
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Added 1 month ago from Web

Visting karims after a long time. As luck would have it, was in old delhi attending a heritage walk and post it got an excuse to fill my belly. Went to kaims for breakfast around 10am and still had to wait for 10 minutes to get a table as only the non Ac restaurant was open.Ordered roti, nihari and paya ( only thing available there till 12pm). Paya was fabulous and perfect, was lucky as I got the last plate of paya. Nihari for me was quite disappointing (hardly any spice) but well cooked. The bread was hot and perfect.Lots of better places wherein I would get better Nihari, don't think would visit them soon atleast for breakfast soon.

spushpank
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  • 60% Complete (success)
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Added 3 months ago from Web

Ask any place in Delhi probably almost all of them will show you the right direction to reach Karims. Ever since i have started to dine this was one of my favorite places in Delhi. The place is little expensive side, but the taste is good enough to make it up for it. There are a plenty of seats available so there is no difficulty for seating. The ambience is really nice and calm with no other distractions as we see in modern restaurants but is a little moody feeling. This is a perfect location for the meat lovers as it provides amazing kebabs, delicious curries .My personal favorite is the nihari they serve for breakfast. Their service is really fast and Prices are quite normal with the given the quantity of food but one negative I found that they don't accept any credit cards

Karimi
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  • 10% Complete (success)
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Added 4 months ago from Web

My last visit was extremely unpleasant. I was treating a very close friends familyTo start with we were given turmeric stained, cheap, plastic plates that were being washed literally five feet away from where we sat.Three different mutton dish, all had pieces from the spine/ adjacent tissue and scanty in meat content. These were difficult to eat even by adults. There was not a single piece of meat from from legs, loin, shank etc.The biryani was quite simply not biryani. It was a rice meat concoction that was bland and had no aroma of any type of biryani. Further more there was at least half a cup of fat at the bottom of the plate. This was collected and demonstrated to the staff.A curry had at least 3/4th cup of fat floating in it and hence almost no real gravy.When we lodgedcomplaint an insincere looking young man had this to say:You are the only person in the entire day who has complained.My orders were: Mutton Stew, Mughlai Mutton, Brain Curry, Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Seekh Kabab, Shamil Kabab.The worst food I have ever eaten in any decent restaurant of repute.Almost total waste of money, time and trouble of getting to this place. Hugely over rated. All those whose reviews are displayed in that Restaurant should look into this as Karims, in my opinion, is cheating customers using those several years old reviews.

Tanuj Sinha
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  • 10% Complete (success)
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Added 5 months ago from Web

I know it has been ages that karims, have been delivering mouth watering food to there food lovers. But 4 Jan 2015 came a disaster to me. Half plate Chicken Barra,Half plate Mutton Curry and awful chicken biryani cooked in Dalda (Vanaspati ghee) where even ur hands were coming out be sticky as grease of car mobile oil. This is very understood that the quality sucks....And the quantity of Half plate Chicken Barra, Half plate Mutton Curry was not enough to even feed one.Its a NO-NO-NO to every one and I suggest not to waste your much precious time, money and energy there. These people have taken there name for granted....

Kapil Goyal
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  • 10% Complete (success)
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  • 10% Complete (success)
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Added 5 months ago from Web

Went to Karims for lunch with my friend, but it turned out to be the worst food of my life.I am a huge fan of Non-veg food so, I went to Karims but itll be last time for me as well as for my friends. I have been to karims many times before & the food was decent, never had any big problems but this time they have crossed all limits of worst food. We ordered Chicken Burra, Mutton Curry & Chicken Biryani.The worst among them was Mutton Curry. No taste, No quantity. Made of worst masala & oil.2nd is Chicken Biryani - It was of same taste & quantity as one can find in our railways Only difference is the price. 3rd comes Chicken Burra - No taste & even the chicken was not good.Will never ever go to this crap place. Delhi has many other good Non-veg joint, far better than so called famous Karims. Taste is gone, no quality, no quantity, no customer service & expensive as per their standards. Karims has lost all his name as least in my eye.Doesnt even deserve 1 star. Crap, Crap, Crap place.

Dishes: Tandoori Burra

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