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Karim's
in Chandni Chowk, Delhi/NCR
16, Matia Mahal Bazar
Delhi/NCR
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29 Review(s) from our Foodies

29 Review(s) from our Foodies

Critic's Review
Critic's Review
Marryam H Reshii
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  • 80% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 50% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 50% Complete (success)

Added last week

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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Rahul Taluja
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  • 90% Complete (success)
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Added this month from Web

Legendary - the collection in which Karims appears seems to be perfect, legendary it is.You might not even find it if you go there for the first time, but anyone you ask would know about the place for obvious reasons. You take aleft right next to Al Jawahar in a narrow lane and reach Krims, it in fact a complex, with 4 different seating areas.Went there Saturday night at 11 pm and it was packed, luckily we got a table quickly. The feel that you get here is amazing, waiters running around with their orders. The order comes quickly and I was even luckier to get the last plate of Mutton Biryani and how amazing it was, mutton was perfect, so were the rice. Not the best basmati, still amazing.Next was Mutton Seekh Kebab and oh my god, I went crazy after I ate them, soft and juicy, these were the softest ones, almost matching Kakori kebabs.Next was Mutton Korma and Tandoori Roti, they serve Khameeri actually and thats what is called Tandoori Roti here. Again, korma was amazing, though there were issues with one of the pieces, but that wont stop me from going there again.Legendary indeed.

Dishes: Mutton Seekh Kebab

nishi nishi
  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 60% Complete (success)

Added this month from Web

This place offers the best kebabs. My best receipe is Shammi kebab !! It boosts of the best ambience, location and dcor. Staff is courteous and polite. From veg kebab to non veg kebab, the list goes on!! Chicken masala, malai chicken, kadai chicken, tangadi kebab, chicken 2 piazza, romali roti, tamdoori chicken, chicken salaami, hara bhara kebab are some of the best dishes. This place is truly a connoisseurs delight !! Must visit

Tips: Get a table reserved before going,Has outdoor seating,Good place for couples,Offers free Wi-Fi,Good place for business meetings,Accepts reservations,Has a dedicated smoking area,Has happy hours

Shivangi Sinha
  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 40% Complete (success)

Added 2 months ago from Web

In the heart of Old Delhi, not far from the Jama Masjid, this legendary eatery dates back to 1913, when it was opened by a chef who hailed from a family of royal cooks who served, among other guests, the great Mughal emperor, Akbar. To really relish food at Karim's, you have to firstly appreciate and soak in the atmosphere of Jama Masjid. Walk down the narrow passageway leading to Jama Masjid and look at the vibrant colours, noises around you. It reminds you of a non-corporatised, much simpler Delhi. Much similar to its inconspicuous surroundings, you will find Karim's amidst a plethora of similar small restaurants. Its important to understand that Karim's is only about food and nothing else. Forget sumptuous dcor or smart waiters, it's a basic chair and table place. Anyway coming to the food, the menu is detailed with a huge amount of variety (strictly for meat eaters). I had a three course meal starting with a plate of seekh kebabs, followed by badam pasanda and two types of naan, sheermal and roghini naan and had phirni as dessert.The seekh kebabs were really good but nothing truly special, considering the reputation of this place. But the main course was something that really did blow me with its taste. The badam pasanda was simply wonderful. You could feel the meat pieces melt in your mouth with every bite and the richness of the meat was really well enhanced by the almonds. It was beautifully spiced as well, and every morsel made me feel why every major newspaper and magazine had written glowing reviews of this place. My accompaniments, sheermal in particular were divine as well. It is another traditional recipe and its lightly sweetened taste was a perfect foil for the badam pasanda. The roghini naan, was the softest naan I have ever had and overall the main course was brilliant. Finally, my dessert, phirni was another culinary gem. The milk was perfectly reduced and the rose and saffron accentuated the dish very well. The entire meal was great value for money as well. A three course meal for two people set me back by only Rs. 1100, without any tips of course.I have been back to Karim's many times ad as I said before come here for the food, and dont be put off by the informal setting; this is the genuine thing. Other must haves in Karim's are the butter-cooked chicken (makhani murgh) and if youre really adventurous, you can also sample exotic fare such as spiced goat trotters, or the advance-order bakra feast -- lamb stuffed with chicken, rice, eggs, and dried fruit, a meal made for a dozen people. For me, Karim's is more than food it's an experience as it touches all your senses in the best possible way. It stands for rich, soulful, Mughlai food that can never ever go out of fashion.

Dishes: Tandoori Burra

Neha Gharat
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  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Decor
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Added 2 months ago from Web

good place for non vagitarian....just in fron to jama masjid....

Dishes: Tandoori Raan

SUDIPTO DE
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  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 80% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 40% Complete (success)

Added 3 months ago from Mobile App

You can feed a foodie and he might still want more. Six places done on mission Delhi 6, sweating profusely in the worst Delhi summer,bellies bulging, belts loosening but the need to gorge on food just increases.So mission Delhi 6 changes to missionlets eat the nihari at karim. Jama masjid welcomes us with all the squalor intact, people packed like sardines in a tin can as we follow our noses to Karims. Branching off from the biggest left turn from the Jama masjid, you can find this place by turning on the first galli you see. It opens up to reveal our destination, the all famous old Delhis Karims. Host to a multitude of celebrities, this place has been dishing out lip smacking food for the last century. We are attended by the fifth generation as our simple order for nihari and rotis are placed. The place is simple with takes and chairs set out but this kind of place is not made for ambiance, its the food that draws people here like ants to honey.Our order arrives within minutes. Steaming hot piping nihari with huge tyre sized khameeni rotis.The nihari is basically mutton cooked for so long that the bones melt and the marrow infuses into the gravy changing the complexities of the game totally. The mutton is cooked to a super tenderness, the thick heavy adorned with nothing but ginger and chillies but loaded up with saturated fat enough to stop the blood flowing in your vessels. Combine them with the khameeni roti and you have a combination to die for. The heaviness of the dish leaves most of us gaping for breath and water. You really need an empty stomach before taking a nihari on.P.S: This food is historical, nothing compared to what is found at the other outlets.

Karim's Reviews
Critic's Review
Critic's Review
Marryam H Reshii
  • Food
  • 80% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 50% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 50% Complete (success)

Added last week

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!

Latest Reviews

Rahul Taluja
  • Food
  • 90% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 90% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 90% Complete (success)

Added this month from Web

Legendary - the collection in which Karims appears seems to be perfect, legendary it is.You might not even find it if you go there for the first time, but anyone you ask would know about the place for obvious reasons. You take aleft right next to Al Jawahar in a narrow lane and reach Krims, it in fact a complex, with 4 different seating areas.Went there Saturday night at 11 pm and it was packed, luckily we got a table quickly. The feel that you get here is amazing, waiters running around with their orders. The order comes quickly and I was even luckier to get the last plate of Mutton Biryani and how amazing it was, mutton was perfect, so were the rice. Not the best basmati, still amazing.Next was Mutton Seekh Kebab and oh my god, I went crazy after I ate them, soft and juicy, these were the softest ones, almost matching Kakori kebabs.Next was Mutton Korma and Tandoori Roti, they serve Khameeri actually and thats what is called Tandoori Roti here. Again, korma was amazing, though there were issues with one of the pieces, but that wont stop me from going there again.Legendary indeed.

Dishes: Mutton Seekh Kebab

nishi nishi
  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 60% Complete (success)

Added this month from Web

This place offers the best kebabs. My best receipe is Shammi kebab !! It boosts of the best ambience, location and dcor. Staff is courteous and polite. From veg kebab to non veg kebab, the list goes on!! Chicken masala, malai chicken, kadai chicken, tangadi kebab, chicken 2 piazza, romali roti, tamdoori chicken, chicken salaami, hara bhara kebab are some of the best dishes. This place is truly a connoisseurs delight !! Must visit

Tips: Get a table reserved before going,Has outdoor seating,Good place for couples,Offers free Wi-Fi,Good place for business meetings,Accepts reservations,Has a dedicated smoking area,Has happy hours

Shivangi Sinha
  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 40% Complete (success)

Added 2 months ago from Web

In the heart of Old Delhi, not far from the Jama Masjid, this legendary eatery dates back to 1913, when it was opened by a chef who hailed from a family of royal cooks who served, among other guests, the great Mughal emperor, Akbar. To really relish food at Karim's, you have to firstly appreciate and soak in the atmosphere of Jama Masjid. Walk down the narrow passageway leading to Jama Masjid and look at the vibrant colours, noises around you. It reminds you of a non-corporatised, much simpler Delhi. Much similar to its inconspicuous surroundings, you will find Karim's amidst a plethora of similar small restaurants. Its important to understand that Karim's is only about food and nothing else. Forget sumptuous dcor or smart waiters, it's a basic chair and table place. Anyway coming to the food, the menu is detailed with a huge amount of variety (strictly for meat eaters). I had a three course meal starting with a plate of seekh kebabs, followed by badam pasanda and two types of naan, sheermal and roghini naan and had phirni as dessert.The seekh kebabs were really good but nothing truly special, considering the reputation of this place. But the main course was something that really did blow me with its taste. The badam pasanda was simply wonderful. You could feel the meat pieces melt in your mouth with every bite and the richness of the meat was really well enhanced by the almonds. It was beautifully spiced as well, and every morsel made me feel why every major newspaper and magazine had written glowing reviews of this place. My accompaniments, sheermal in particular were divine as well. It is another traditional recipe and its lightly sweetened taste was a perfect foil for the badam pasanda. The roghini naan, was the softest naan I have ever had and overall the main course was brilliant. Finally, my dessert, phirni was another culinary gem. The milk was perfectly reduced and the rose and saffron accentuated the dish very well. The entire meal was great value for money as well. A three course meal for two people set me back by only Rs. 1100, without any tips of course.I have been back to Karim's many times ad as I said before come here for the food, and dont be put off by the informal setting; this is the genuine thing. Other must haves in Karim's are the butter-cooked chicken (makhani murgh) and if youre really adventurous, you can also sample exotic fare such as spiced goat trotters, or the advance-order bakra feast -- lamb stuffed with chicken, rice, eggs, and dried fruit, a meal made for a dozen people. For me, Karim's is more than food it's an experience as it touches all your senses in the best possible way. It stands for rich, soulful, Mughlai food that can never ever go out of fashion.

Dishes: Tandoori Burra

Neha Gharat
  • Food
  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 100% Complete (success)

Added 2 months ago from Web

good place for non vagitarian....just in fron to jama masjid....

Dishes: Tandoori Raan

SUDIPTO DE
  • Food
  • 100% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 80% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 40% Complete (success)

Added 3 months ago from Mobile App

You can feed a foodie and he might still want more. Six places done on mission Delhi 6, sweating profusely in the worst Delhi summer,bellies bulging, belts loosening but the need to gorge on food just increases.So mission Delhi 6 changes to missionlets eat the nihari at karim. Jama masjid welcomes us with all the squalor intact, people packed like sardines in a tin can as we follow our noses to Karims. Branching off from the biggest left turn from the Jama masjid, you can find this place by turning on the first galli you see. It opens up to reveal our destination, the all famous old Delhis Karims. Host to a multitude of celebrities, this place has been dishing out lip smacking food for the last century. We are attended by the fifth generation as our simple order for nihari and rotis are placed. The place is simple with takes and chairs set out but this kind of place is not made for ambiance, its the food that draws people here like ants to honey.Our order arrives within minutes. Steaming hot piping nihari with huge tyre sized khameeni rotis.The nihari is basically mutton cooked for so long that the bones melt and the marrow infuses into the gravy changing the complexities of the game totally. The mutton is cooked to a super tenderness, the thick heavy adorned with nothing but ginger and chillies but loaded up with saturated fat enough to stop the blood flowing in your vessels. Combine them with the khameeni roti and you have a combination to die for. The heaviness of the dish leaves most of us gaping for breath and water. You really need an empty stomach before taking a nihari on.P.S: This food is historical, nothing compared to what is found at the other outlets.

Karim's Reviews

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