Best enjoyed with an array of curries, stews and butter naan, or just simply with chilled beer, kebabs are the perfect food for every mood. You might think you need to commute all the way to Old Delhi for these juicy delights, but you don’t; Gurgaon has some very special joints that serve melt-in-the-mouth, perfectly grilled kebabs. Here’s the lowdown.

Al Karam Kebab House

Image courtesy: Purani Dilli's Al-Karam Kebab House

Image courtesy: Purani Dilli’s Al-Karam Kebab House

Al Karam is a venture by the Veigas brothers, who originally started this small eatery in the streets of Old Delhi; it retains the charm of an Old Delhi restaurant, and delivers on the mouth-watering kebabs. We recommend ordering a plate of gilafi kebabs, and their kulfis are worth a special mention, too.

What To Order: Special Mutton Gilafi Kebab

Where: A222 Supermart 1, DLF Phase 4

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Price: INR 950 for two people {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 11.30pm

Contact: +91 9910087760, +91 9818838230

Qureshi’s

An old favourite among kebab-aficionados, this one stays true to its Mughal roots. It has minimal outdoor seating and is ideal for home delivery. Qureshi’s specialties include their Mutton Barra and Murg Malai Tikka; both so good that you’ll go back for seconds and thirds.

What To Order: Mutton Barra Kebab

Where: CB 70-71, Shopping Mall, Arjun Marg, DLF Phase 1

Nearest Metro Station: Sikandarpur

Price: INR 650 for two people {approx.}

Timings: 6pm – 10.30pm

Contact: +91 9811843786, +91 9811358625

Khaaja Chowk

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Image courtesy: Zomato

Order the galouti kebab & Avadhi Murg kebab at this quaint eatery. The food is hit-me-over-the-head fabulous and is a culinary experience worth exploring. This restaurant takes the traditional galouti to new heights by making it tastier than ever; based on our visits, we can guarantee that you’ll leave from here satisfied.

What To Order: Galouti Kebab, Avadhi Murg Kabab

Where: Third Floor, MGF Plaza Mall, MG Road

Nearest Metro Station: MG Road

Price: INR 1,000 for two people {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Contact: 011 33106241

Khan Chacha

This is a classic, all-time favourite haunt for Delhi and Gurgaon kebab lovers alike. Khan Chacha retains the traditional Mughlai flavours and delivers a true culinary feast. Head here for some lip smacking kebabs and unforgettable kakoris!

What To Order: Mutton Kakori Kebab

Where: 90, Ground Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4

 Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Price: INR 650 for two people {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Contact: 0124 4033449

Lucknow Mail

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Image courtesy: Lucknow Mail

With a recipe that has been passed down through generations for the last 200 years, Lucknow Mail has been doing kebabs right for a while. The food is absolutely delicious and showcases Awadhi flavours at their best. It is a go-to spot for kebab lovers as well as those who love the authentic cuisine found in the gallis of Lucknow.

What To Order: Galouti Kebabs, Nihari Kebabs

Where: Shop 786, H Block, DLF Phase 4

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Price: INR 600 for two people {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Contact:+91 9821553608, +91 9821553609

Dana Choga Kebari

Dana Choga has dominated the gastronome scene for many years now. This family-run business has the most scrumptious kebabs that are definitely praise {and drool} worthy. You can indulge in anything here, ranging from the most amazing paneer tikkas to delicious murgh garlic tikkas, both specialities of this kebab joint. They are packed with heaps of flavour; you definitely can’t eat just one!

What To Order: Murgh Garlic Tikka

Where: E-12, DLF Qutub Plaza, DLF Phase 1

Nearest Metro Station: Sikandarpur

Price: INR 800 for two people {approx.}

Timings: 11am- 11pm

Contact: 0124 4058555, +91 9310040449

Tunday Kebabi

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Image courtesy: Zomato

Tunday Kebabi is like a little Lucknow; the food takes you back to a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with classic Lucknowi flavours and cuisine. Their specialty dish; the shammi kebabs, which are melt-in-your-mouth with every bite and are beyond succulent. The food here never disappoints!

What To Order: Shammi Kebab

Where: B-2, Qutab Plaza, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Sikandarpur

Price: INR 600 for two people {approx.}

Timings: 1pm – 10.30pm

Contact: 0124 4258611, +91 8800900611

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