Dastarkhwan-e-Karim, located in New Delhi, India serves a great selection of authentic Muslim-friendly Indian dishes. If you're looking for flavorful Halal food and more, visit Dastarkhwan-e-Karim! Please note that the restaurant does not serve alcohol.
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Muslim owned restaurant
168/2, Hazrat Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi
91 11 2435 5458
Visiting a new country is always exciting. You get to discover new things, learn about the culture, the people and their different daily routines. However, the one thing that will always intrigue people when they're travelling abroad is the FOOD! The different spices, cooking techniques and settings of a restaurant is something that we will always remember about the trip. It will take some time before we forget about the flavors we have tasted or even the way the dishes were presented to us. If you're in Delhi at this very moment or you're planning to go on a trip to this wonderful destination soon, be sure to stop by these 8 Must-Visit Halal Restaurants! Check out our guide to New Delhi 1. Karim's Hotel Picture: Sushil Gupta With their motto "The royal food to the common man", Karim's Hotel is far from being just a typical local restaurant that you might stop at for your lunch or dinner. Having a history which dates back from 1913, Karim's Hotel made its debut in the hands of Haji Karimuddin who wishes to make their food a royal treat. Its heavily loaded menu will make you want to try all of them and discover the true taste of Indian cuisine. You will get to choose between a delectable choice of curries, tandoori and biryani. Address: Karim's Hotel Pvt Ltd, 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi 110006Operating Hours: 9.30AM - 11.30PMWebsite: KarimHotels 2. Al-Nawaz Restaurant Picture: AlNawazFoods Specializing in Mughal and Indian cuisines, the Al-Nawaz restaurant offers a plethora of flavors prepared and cooked minutely by its great chef who has more than 5 years of experience in 5-star hotels. The Al-Nawaz restaurant has a very diversified menu with delicious spicy meals that will definitely seduce you. Try their recommended dishes and enjoy the goodness of Indian spices and the sophistication of Mughal cuisines all in one plate. Among many others, you can choose between Chicken Tikka Masala, Dum Pukht Biryani, Kalmi Kabab and Mutton Barra. There is no better way to end a Delhi dinner than with a sweet and savoury dish. Al-Nawaz proposes the delectable Kheer, an Indian delicacy made of rice, condensed milk, almonds and sweetly-flavored with cinnamon. Address: 50 A, Abul Fazal Enclave Rd, Abul Fazal Enclave, Block A Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi, Delhi 110025Website: AlNawazFoods 3. Rule The Rolls Picture: DesignByMeta Started back in 1972 by Haji Banda Hasan, Rule The Rolls is more than just an ordinary food place. Apart from a broad selection of mouth-watering kebabs, ranging from Paneer Tikka Rolls, Chicken Tikka Rumali Rolls and Mutton Rolls, the restaurant also offers veggie options for those who prefer a healthier meal. For as little as little as $4, you'll get to choose from its special dishes menu which comprises of Mutton Haleem, Chicken Stew, Chicken & Mutton Kofta. Address: SG 74, Galleria Market, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon and 49 A, Khan Market, DelhiOperating Hours: 12PM - 11PMWebsite: RuleTheRollsIndia 4. Nizam's Kathi Kabab Picture: Swiggy If you hear people bargaining at a Kathi Kabab place, then it's Nizam's! Famous all over Delhi, Nizam's Kathi Kabab, has multiple outlets that offer a variety of tasty rolls which are stuffed with mutton, chicken or even paneer. For the more daring ones, you can get a triple combo Kathi Kabab or even a super duper combo roll. Aside from the rolls, there are different flavors of curries that you can try or you can have a taste of their Biryani. If you want to go an inch further in discovering the many secrets of their Indian cuisines, you will have to try out the sweet dishes recommended by the restaurant. Address: Can be found at H-Five, Plaza Building, Connaught Place and many more!Operating Hours: 11AM - 11PMWebsite: Nizams 5. Namak Mandi Picture: HumansOfPakistan Looking for some quality time in a cozy restaurant? Search no more! Namak Mandi is the right place for you. Run by the chef Imtiaz Qureishi and his brother, Namak Mandi unites great cuisines and savory tastes under one roof. The Shuruat (starters) of the meal comes with seasonal drinks and cold press juices that portray the cultural diversity of India. As you proceed with the meals, be prepared to drool over their tender tandoori chicken, accompanied with sides such as Papad or Raita. If you're a seafood lover, the Dakhani Prawns might be the dream plate for you. This dish is prepared with medium prawns cooked with curry leaf and black pepper, topped with flavored rice. Of course, there are many other unique plates which you can choose from off their menu. Address: Shop Number 307, 3, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj II, Delhi 110070Operating Hours: 11.30AM - 11.30PM 6. Afghan Darbar Picture: DeepNongkhlaw Small and cozy, it's just the right place for a quick lunch before strolling down the city of Delhi. The Afghan Darbar invites you to discover the amazing food that Afghan has to offer. Among the many à la carte dishes that you can choose from, you definitely have to taste their must-tries. From the seafood section, seafood lovers can choose between Fish Fry or even Fish Tikka. Chicken lovers get to relish over the Chicken Kadhai, which is a tandoori chicken cooked in onion, tomato, and capsicum. Ultimately, how can you get off the table without trying their Qabuli Uzbeki? This dish is prepared with lamb, brown rice, chopped carrots and raisins. Of course, your meal has to end with a sweet delicacy. You have to try one of their Afghani sweet dishes, the Sheer Yakh. It is an Afghani ice-cream prepared with finely chopped pistachio and a teaspoon of rosewater. Address: E-96, Lajpat Nagar 2, New DelhiOperating Hours: 12PM - 11PM 7. Khan Chacha Picture: JustDial Visited by locals, tourists and even celebrities, Khan Chacha has already built an empire over Delhi. With more than 50 years of culinary history, this food place offers a welcoming service as well as great food to its daily visitors. You'll get to choose between vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, as well as delicious sides to accompany your mains. For veggie lovers, they have a whole selection of Tikka, rolls and even vegetarian Biryani. As for chicken and mutton lovers, you'll get to choose between chicken rolls, peri-peri rolls, and even Chicken or Mutton Biryani. Address: Connaught Place, Khan Market, Aerocity and many moreOperating Hours: 12PM - 11PMWebsite: KhanChacha 8. Mazar Restaurant Picture: AzimIslam Specialising in Afghani cuisines, the Mazar Restaurant has quite a tasteful selection of dishes on its menu. Make sure you try their Mutton Chopan Kebab and the Pulao. If you're looking for something lighter but just as satisfying, don't hesitate to try their chicken soup. As for dumpling lovers, you'll be pleasantly surprised by their Mantu - steamed dumplings filled with chopped meat and onion, topped with Daal and sprinkled with mint. Don't leave the table until you conclude your dining experience with their famous Baqlawa, a sweet Turkish pastry that has fascinated many with its crunchy crust and sweet pistachio filling. Address: Shop no 1, 78, MCD Hospital Rd, Block I, Lajpat Nagar II, Delhi 110024Operating Hours: 12PM - 11PM Read more Halal Travel Blogs...
With the world starting to realize that the Muslim travel market could be a lot larger than it already is, several countries in Asia are changing their practices to become more Halal-friendly. The following are a few of the many countries that are gearing towards this change. Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok is the bustling capital of Thailand, and is now becoming a popular tourist destination among Muslims, mainly from the Gulf. Popular for its many tourist attractions, Bangkok is perfect place for those looking for a holiday that will be easy on the wallet. Some of its major attractions include the Grand Palace, Lumpini Park, Safari World and Siam Square. Apart from this, tourists are also known to travel outside the city to areas like Phuket Island, to enjoy watersports and other activities, namely; surfing, snorkeling, bungee jumping, wakeboard and sailing. Visitors should also look out for the many lush rainforests, fascinating islands and coral reefs. Muslims visiting Bangkok will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of Halal food options the city offers, including delicious and affordable street food. Restaurants around the city are known to serve authentic Halal Thai, Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern and Western food. Finding a mosque in the city is also easy. Muslim tourists can use the facilities provided at any of the following conveniently located mosques; Tonson Mosque, the Bangkok Mosque, Darool Aman Mosque, Al-Huda Mosque and Haroon Mosque. New Delhi, India New Delhi is the capital of India and believed to be one of the oldest cities in the world. It is also known to have an extremely large population, consisting of Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists, among others. Islam is said to be the second most practiced religion in India, therefore presenting a plethora of Halal-friendly options for Muslim tourists. After spending a day of sightseeing and shopping at the many markets and bazaars; tourists must stop to taste the food served at, at least a couple of the thousands of street food carts that serve food ranging from traditional dishes to more universally known items like fried chicken. Finding more upscale restaurants as well as mosques within the city will also prove to be relatively easy. Muslims visitors can always ask around, if they fail to locate a certain Muslim-friendly facility. The locals, who are very friendly and welcoming, are always ready to help. Colombo, Sri Lanka Colombo, the capital of the tiny island of Sri Lanka is known for its great climate, historical background, friendly people, lush forests, sandy beaches and much more. The city holds a diverse population that comes from various ethnic and religious backgrounds. Muslim visitors will fit right into this stunning city. Not only does Colombo offer good shopping, great beaches and even better food; but it also offers fabulous Halal-friendly facilities. Halal restaurants and mosques are a-plenty in this city; with restaurants ranging from up-scale, fine dining to more affordable and homely. Visitors must try some of the islands popular dishes like, hot-butter cuttlefish, kottu and Sri Lanka’s signature crab curry. There are also mosques scattered conveniently all over the city, the locations of which are almost always known by the locals. Some major ones are located in Wellawatte, Bambalapitiya and Colpetty. Singapore Singapore is a cosmopolitan city that neighbors the Muslim-dominated county of Malaysia. Although it is not a Muslim city, it offers various Halal-friendly facilities that keep Muslim visitors coming back. It is home to world-class museums, historic sites; including places of worship and popular markets. It also houses a diverse population that practices a wide range of religions. It is therefore truly a melting pot of cultures and religions. It is the perfect place for a family holiday, with popular attractions like Sentosa Island, Universal Studios, the Singapore Zoo and the Jurong Bird Park; the city offers something for everyone. Singapore has a plethora of up-scale Halal dining options as well as more affordable ones. Internationally known fast food chains are also Muslim-friendly and are located all over the city. The city also has some world-renowned mosques, like the Masjid Sultan, which apart from being a place of worship has also become a popular attraction. Other mosques include Masjid Malabar, Masjid Abdul Gaffoor and Masjid Hajjah Fatimah; to name a few. Beijing, China Although not a Muslim county, China is known for its Islamic historical background among other things. With Buddhists making up a large portion of the population in Beijing, the city was previously one that was not visited much by Muslims. However, in the last couple of years, the percentage of Muslim tourists visiting the city have increased due to the launch of Islamic heritage tours, opening of more Halal eateries and the wide availability of prayer facilities. Tourists are now flocking to Beijing to see the world-renowned Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, which are located a few hours away. The city is said to be home to as many as 80 mosques; Niujie Mosque, Dongsi Mosque, Huashi Mosque, Haidian Mosque and Dewai Mosque are just a few of them....