Sink Your Teeth Into Delicious Kebabs At These Restaurants In Town

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    Think that a plate of juicy, tender kebabs can perk up any meal? Then, you’ve come to the right place. For meat lovers (let’s face it, the vegetarians are not showered with too many choices here), kebabs hold a special place in their hearts and plates. Stuff them into rotis, pair them with biryani, or just wolf them down plain – there’s little that can be better than the joys of a kebab. Especially when the fried or tandoored meat retains its juiciness, the spice mix is coated on beautifully, and the char is just right! LBB gorges its way through the best kebab joints in Bangalore and we urge you to do the same by reading further.

    Disclaimer: The following places are open for dine-in till 5pm with 50% seating capacity as per the new unlock rules. It's to order in, but if you do visit make sure to follow all Covid-19 sanitisation and social distancing protocols.

    Ta’aam

    Ta'aam

    Ashok Nagar, Bangalore

    The limelight at this non-descript place is often occupied by their spectacular Laham Mandi. But, we insist, that their kebabs are worth praise too. Sink your teeth into generously-spiced Affgani Kababs or a plate of their Ta’aam Special Kebabs, where juicy chunks of chicken are grilled to perfection after being slathered with spices starting at INR 100. It is open from noon to 4 PM for lunch and in the evenings from 7 PM to 11 PM.

    Siddique Kabab Centre

    Just driving past this old favourite in Frazer Town can get you hungry (we, of course, speak with experience). Come by to this shop on any evening (although they are open for business in the afternoons, they don’t have a lot of kebabs on offer) and you’ll have to make your way past a crowd to get to the front of the shop where the marinated kebabs are hung. If you are a big kebab fan, we recommend that you just pack home a plate of each. However, if you are picky, try their soft Malai Kababs that come coated with generous amounts of, well, malai (cream) before being dunked into the tandoor. The charred edges are perfectly paired with the creaminess of the pieces. The deep-fried, regular kebabs like Lahsoni Kebabs, Peshawari Kebabs and Sikandari Kebabs have our heart too. Prices here start at INR 35 for kebabs. 

    Khan Saheb

    Pocket-friendly and popular, Khan Saheb does brisk business thanks to its meaty offerings. Drop by here and you’ll see grills laden with marinated meats on metal skewers. Their Chicken Reshmi Tikka priced at INR 150 is generously coated in a coriander and mint mix. The Chicken Tikka priced also at INR 150 is cooked over charcoals after being coated in yogurt is a winner. It is open from 12:30 PM to 10:30 PM and has over 10 outlets in the city. They even have some super yum rolls that include these kababs wrapped in a paratha. For you vegetarians, they have Tandoori Soya Chaap which is a fine meat substitute we say.

    Kund Indian Barbeque

    Kund Indian Barbeque

    Indira Nagar, Bangalore

    This hole-in-the-wall serves up lip-smacking kebabs dressed in all kinds of spices. From their long lineup of offerings, we recommend that you go with the Mutton Sheek Kababs priced at INR 280 that pair well with their butter-drizzled naan. Also, their plates of tangy Chicken Achari Tikka priced at INR 250 are bestsellers too. It is open from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM and 7:30 to 10 PM. There are plenty of vegetarian options like Corn Sheek Kabab, Aloo TIkka and Paneer Tikka for them vegetarians in your squad. Make your meal a thali and get a side of Tawa Veggies, Baby Naans/Rotis, Dal Makhani and Salad. 

    Punjab Bistro

    Punjab Bistro

    Koramangala, Bangalore

    Get your meal off to a triumphant start with plates adorned with their best kebab offerings. The Chicken Kalmi Kebab, where thigh pieces of chicken marinated with ground Indian spices and saffron, is a must-try. Another winner is the house speciality – Murgh Tikka Punjab Bistro. Cumin, cheddar, cream, and garlic come together to give this plate of kebab a melt-in-the-mouth texture. Vegetarians, these guys have something for you as well. Try their Dahi ke Kebab made out of hung curd, condensed milk, cheese blended with cardamom, fried and served with berry sauce. The kebabs here are priced at INR 450 upwards. 

    Fanoos Xpress

    Fanoos Xprss

    Jayanagar, Bangalore

    Sheekh reigns supreme at this iconic joint. Join the crowds of students and food lovers, who drop by here for plates of their crumbly mutton sheekh kebabs priced at INR 70 (add a squirt of the lime to add more flavour). Try their beef variants priced at INR 45 for a regular one as well. Please note that their menu changes based on availability. If you thought medium and large were cool to denote sizes, here, you will be greeted with sizes for their sheek kababs like rambo, mambo, jumbo and the dad of all, Mogambo. Easy on the wallet, this place is a nice go-to on an evening. 

    Pind Balluchi

    Pind Balluchi

    Whitefield, Bangalore

    You’ll find all the classics here. Their Murgh Malai Tikka brings over with tangy flavours and doses of spice and cream priced at INR 309. The succulent chunks of Mutton Boti Kebab that sits in a special marinade before being cooked is also a must try at Pind Balluchi. It is open from noon to 12AM. Vegetarians! Try their hara bhara kebab and makki da kebab starting at INR 199. Wash it all down with their Lassi Man Pasand. 

    Al-Bek

    Al Bek

    rajaji nagar, Bangalore

    Al-Bek, a popular chain, will give you plenty of options to choose from. Stack your plate high with their deep-fried chicken kababs, chicken lollipops, and their thin slivers of sholay kabab to make your tummy very happy. For a special treat, we recommend their Special Tandoori Chicken, charred beautifully and coated in subtle spices (unlike the usual tandoori chicken offerings covered in a chilli-heavy mix) and their Andar Bahar (chicken coming stuffed with eggs simmered in their in-house masala). Try their Tandoori Kebab platter if you just can't decide which one to order and treat yourself. The prices here start at INR 120 for kebabs. 

    Baluchi

    Known for their kebab offerings, Baluchi gives the dish a gourmet finish. The Zaffrani Murgh Tikka priced at INR 1,200, sees the chicken being soaked up in saffron before it is marinated in cream cheese in to acquire a lovely char in the tandoor. The Dorei Wali Sheekh, maded fom pounded lamb mince is also a must try and is priced at INR 1,500. Vegetarians! They have a range of kebabs for you as well. Try their Lacheele Dum Paneer Ke Kebab made with malai paneer stuffed with home made pickle mix and charred in a clay oven. 

    The Kabab Studio

    The buffet table at this restaurant is laden with many kebab offerings, and rightfully so given the name and all. Among the wide selection, the Multani Murgh Tikka and the Amritsari Fish Tikka burst with flavours and will have you reaching for more. To get your hands on everything at offer, go for their Buffet and Sunday brunch options that are apt for a person and affordable too. We're talking an adult brunch at INR 1,150 upwards. 

    Rahhams

    Rahhams

    Kodihalli, Bangalore

    If you aren’t coming by for their delicately-spiced biryani, you should stop by for their kababs. From the bestsellers list, you’ve got to pick the Sholay Kebabs (finger-sized, boneless chicken pieces that are marinated in chilli, curry leaves and other spices before being fried) and if you love your kababs spicy, then, the Chicken 65. Prefer to play safe? Pick their Chops, Mutton Shaami and OG Chicken Kababs and you won’t complain.

    Siddique Kabab Center

    Not to be confused with the aforementioned Siddique Kabab Centre, these guys have carved a niche for themselves in the Richmond Road area and in Bangalore really, because of their Sheek Kababs (re-welcoming the jumbo, mumbo sizes). But what you must give a go is the phal, chargrilled chunks of mutton served with onions and mint. Oh and hey, they're even known for their Shami Kababs and the roll variants of all that we've just said. Affordable and best to visit around 7pm, this place makes for the best evening bites.

    Pro Tip

    Now that we are talking about kababs, there are certain areas in Bengaluru that hold some repute for churning out these meaty delights and much more. Where? Right here and here.