Karim?s, Jama Masjid
Home Delivery: The Noida outlet does home delivery all over Noida, Vasundhara Enclave, and Mayur Vihar Phases I, II & III. Minimum Order: Rs 300.
Parking on Weekdays/Weekends: It’s easy outside the Noida outlet. At Jama Masjid, you have to park at Meena Bazaar and then walk to Karim’s. The other outlets have little space for parking.
Having set the standards for Mughlai cuisine in the city, Karim’s needs no advertisement. Famous for its Mutton Barra, Seekh Kebabs and Nayab Maghaz Masala (Brain Curry), Karim’s has a menu that has something for every taste. Adventurous gastronomes show up at the Jama Masjid outlet in the morning for their daily dose of Nahari and Paaya – poor people’s food gentrified for Karim’s upscale clientele (for those who lead a more leisurely paced life, the Kailash Colony outlet has the treats on its menu on Saturdays and Sundays). Other hot favourites include Jehangiri Murgh, Firdausi Qorma and Badshahi Badam Pasanda, but the piece de resistance is the whole Tandoori Bakra, which has to be ordered 24 hours in advance. You must note, though, that the original Karim’s still scores over its progeny, so if you’re looking for the Real McCoy, head for Jama Masjid.
Meal for Two: Rs 550