We asked Anubhav Sapra—the expert behind Delhi Food Walks—to weigh in on the top authentic kebab joints in Delhi, and he even told us exactly what to order.

Majeed’s

A kakori hot spot, Majeed’s is a takeaway joint, so you can enjoy their succulent, perfectly spiced, cotton-soft, pudina-flavoured, city-famous kakori kebabs in the comfort of your car and/or home. We also recommend their special chicken if you’re looking for something else.

Where: Shop 8 & 9, B 7, LSP, Vasant Kunj

Nearest Metro Station: Chhattarpur

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Timings: 6pm – 10.30pm

Contact:  011 65100109-10

Follow their Facebook page here.

Bhaijaan Kebabs

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This one only opens its doors at 4.30pm, so don’t make lunch plans. Affectionately named after the owner’s fathers’s nickname, no one does a mean shammi kebab quite like Bhaijaan does.

Where: Shop No 2202, Bazar Chitli Qabar near Jama Masjid

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Price: INR 150 for two {approx.}

Timings: 4.30pm – 11.30pm

Contact:  +91 9899145777, +91 9873425298

Follow their Facebook page here. 

Kale Baba ke Kebabs

For the uninitiated, they’re popular for their sutli kebabs: Kebabs so soft that they have to be held together with a twine of thread. You actually have to hold the thread tied over the kebab from one end, and it spreads on your plate when unfolded. They’re served on a green leaf, with radish and mint chutney. Sigh.

Where: 729, Sui Walana, Chitli Qabar, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Price: INR 200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 5pm – 11pm

Lalu Kababee

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Famous for Boti Kebab, they have a seekh that needs to be appreciated by one and all. With a soft centre and a crispy outside, the only thing that gives it that extra punch is the smear of butter that goes with it. BRB, going to Lalu’s.

Where: Urdu Bazar, Jama Masjid

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Price: INR 350 for two {approx.}

Timings: 6pm – 11.30pm

Contact:  +91 9350240547

Ustad Moinuddin Kebabs

For melt in your mouth, buff seekh kebabs, Ustad Moinuddin works his magic, evident in his perfectly spiced, fatted, minced meat. These kebabs are served with onion rings, lemon and chutney. This place is also known as Sangam Biryani since Ustad Moinuddin’s son sells yummy biryani in the day time.

Where: Gali Qasimganj, Near Lal Kuan, Chawri Bazar

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazar

Price: INR 100 for two {approx.}

Timings: 6pm – 11.30pm

Contact:  +91 9891197023

Captain’s Kebab

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Most definitely a no-frills eatery, but it won’t matter after one taste of the galouti kebab paired with their Ulte Tawe ke Paranthe. They also home deliver.

Where: 3778, Autar Bhawan, Netaji Subhash Marg, Kalan Mahal, Daryaganj

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Price: INR 650 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Contact:  +91 9871595054

Kit Care Kebab Corner

With seekh kebabs to die for, this is a standalone joint that serves Mughlai food to the rich and famous! Mohd. Abbas, the owner, has catered for Bill Clinton and for parliamentary conferences. We hope that you get a bit of history while you gobble up these sumptuous kebabs {with the green chutney of course}.

Where: Shop T21, Near Musafir Khaana, Nizamuddin

Nearest Metro Station: Jangpura/JLN Stadium

Price: INR 350 for two {approx.}

Timings: 6pm – 11.30pm

Contact:  +91 9899429062

Qureshi Kebab Corner

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A hole-in-the-wall establishment, they churn out the best mutton, chicken and buff seekh kebabs in the business.

Where: Urdu Bazar, Jama Masjid

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Price: INR 50 for two {approx.}

Timings: 5pm – 12am

Contact:  +91 9717326041

Follow their Facebook page here.

 Alkakori Alkauser

Evergreen for their kakoris, their outdoor seating, and the many imported liquor stores around it, Al Kauser will make it to any and every kebab list. Blame it on the consistent melt-in-your-mouth kebabs, the perfect amount of spice, and the choice of it as a roll.

Where: 30, Vasant Place Market, Near Malai Temple, Sector 6, R K Puram

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Price: INR 850 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 4pm; 7pm – 11pm

Contact:  +91 9810057786

Karim’s

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Photo source: Saad Akhtar via Flickr[CC BY 2.0]

An iconic establishment, rumour has it that the Jama Masjid outlet offers the best kebabs. What we recommend? The mutton seekh kebabs. For a more comfortable, convenient and clean experience, try the Karim’s at India Islamic Centre.

Where: House no 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Price: INR 45 for one piece

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Contact:  +91 9953356972

Check out their website here. 

Al Rashida’s

Tucked away in the by lanes of Zakir Nagar, famous for its North Indian fare, you won’t know a galouti until you’ve checked out this haunt. Expect it to be a heavy meal, so we suggest a visit on an empty stomach. Don’t be scared by the amount of oil they use; just focus on how the kebab melts in your mouth.

Where: Shop no 2, Main Road, Gali No 12, Zakir Nagar-Jamia Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: Govindpuri

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

Timings: 6pm – 4am

Contact:  +91 9911080787, +91 9911394786

Babu Bhai Kebabwale

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Founded before 1947 and known for dora and sutli kebabs, Babu Bhai Kebabwale is your spot for some buttery, soft fare. These kebabs are so creamy and soft that they have to be held together by thread. They also do a smashing gola kebab.

Where: 1465-B, Near Masjid Sayed Rafai, Bazar Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid, Churi Walan Gali, Sita Ram Bazar, Chandni Chowk

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazar

Price: INR 200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 5pm – 11pm

Contact:  +91 98993 62993

Ghalib Kabab Corner

Equipped to seat ten people or so, seems like they utilise all their resources in perfecting the mutton shammi kebab. So much so, that they seem to sell out early in the evening. Also, bear with the staff if they seem hurried or rude; we suggest you don’t  rile them up too much. You probably won’t have the time, those shammi kebabs are solid.

Where: Shop 57, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin

Nearest Metro Station: Jangpura/JLN Stadium

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 11.30pm

Contact:  +91 9810786479

Talib Kebab

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Buff seekh kebabs and buff tikka served with onions and chutney! Their tikkas are truly delectable, soft and succulent small pieces, grilled on charcoal wood.

Where: Near the mosque in Zakir Nagar market

Nearest Metro Station: Govindpuri

Price: INR 150 for two {approx.}

Timings: 6pm – 10pm

Contact:  +91 9891648787

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