Address: 8-1-366/1, Podium Mall, Deluxe Colony, Janaki Nagar Colony, Old Mumbai Highway, Tolichowki, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008 India
Time: 1 PM – 11:30 PM
Meals for two: Rs. 900
Facilities: Home Delivery, Mall Parking, Valet Parking Available, Table booking recommended, Private Dining Area Available, Indoor Seating
Karim’s, founded by late Haji Karimuddin in early 1911 near the Jama Masjid, Toli Chowki, started with a motto to serve royal food to the common man. For a century now, the eatery has been a popular haunt among foodies in the city – thanks to personal involvement of Karimuddin’s family members who supervise and meticulously choose the mix of spices that goes into each recipe.
Karim’s, Tolichowki, Hyderabad: Decor
With emphasis on offering a royal feel to its patrons, the eatery’s interiors boast of huge chandeliers adorning the ceiling of the dining area, antique pendant lamps over tables, a dazzling oval mirror in the waiting room, ambient lighting and comfortable seating – all adding up to a imperial decor.
Karim’s, Tolichowki, Hyderabad: Food
The menu is predominantly Mughlai, with a few new additions to appeal to the local palate. If you want to try out near-authentic Delhi-style cuisine, this is the place. We began with the humble bemisaal shami kebab (two pieces). A must try from the menu, the kebabs for their texture. Their platters are wholesome and has an assortment of dishes for varied tastes. If you are a large group and up for some extra excitement then reserve your table in advance to try their tandoori bakra, which should be ordered 24 hours in advance and is worth every penny. Perfectly marinated and cooked to perfection, it is luscious, tender, and juicy with meat falling off the bone – in short, it is divine.
Apart from those, one can also try Afgani chicken, Karim’s roll, paneer tikka that are great as well. For mains try their Jahangiri murg. It goes well with either baqarkhani (sheermal) or khameeri (tandoori roti). Their murg biryani isn’t like the Hyderabadi biryani but tasted decent. Though they offer very few options for the vegetarians, the stuffed Shimla, malai kofta and yellow dal are delicious and would not let you down.
Finally, for desserts, shahi tukra is a great option. It’s overpoweringly sweet with nuts but is a perfect way to end the meal. Overall, the menu is great, the taste is perfect and pocket-friendly.