7 January 2020 | 3 min read

Best Kebab Restaurants In Hyderabad You Must Visit


Every city in India has its signature flavour when it comes to food and, true foodies know how and where to find hidden gems that serve the best. Hyderabad, the land of nawabs, is known for its biryanis, kebabs and koftas.

But you need to know where exactly to go to get that authentic taste and flavours that define Hyderabadi cuisine. These kebab restaurants guarantee just that. Believe it or not, most of these have been around longer than you have.

1. Hotel Shadab

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Originally started as a small café and canteen in 1953, Shadab has proved to be a local favourite over the decades. Even today, when listing down their most preferred kebab restaurants, Shadad takes the number one spot.

Although popular for their biryanis, the melt-in-your-mouth kebabs can’t be missed. After being funded by a local family in 2002, the restaurant is now a multi-storey establishment, packed with foodies from all over the country.

The restaurant serves over 20 varieties of kebabs that include Banjara, Kashmiri, Garlic and Malai Kebabs, among several others. If for nothing else, a visit to Shadab guarantees a peek into Hyderabad’s rich culinary history.
Tip – They might not accept card, so keep some cash handy.

Cost for two – INR 850
Where – Opposite Madina Building, High Court Road, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad
Contact – +914024561648

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2. Shah Ghouse Café

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This popular vintage food joint has been around for over 50 decades. Though their haleem is most popular in the menu, their kebabs aren’t any less either. And a delicious meal here isn’t complete without their famous chai.

They have three outlets in Hyderabad, and you can pick anyone to get the true taste of Hyderabad’ but (goes without saying) the original outlet bears the old-world vibe.

Tip: You can use your digibank card and avail big cashback as well.
Cost for two – INR 800
Where- Near Petrol Pump, Charminar Road, Syed Ali Chabutra, Shalibanda, Hyderabad
Contact – 0424524506

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3. Café Bahar

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Consistently on the favorite list for food lovers since 1973, Café Bahar is a highly recommended place by food critics worldwide. It is known for its scrumptious and wholesome portions at very affordable prices. Chicken kalmi kebabs and fish tikka kebabs are customers’ preferred choices, along with their delicious haleem and biryanis.

Cost for two – INR600
Where – Old MLA Quarters Rd, Avanti Nagar, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad
Contact – 04023243798

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4. Hotel Nayab

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Satisfying the taste buds of Hyderabadis and visitors from all over the world, Hotel Nayab has been around since 1986 – relatively young when compared to a lot of other restaurants in the city; but an absolute master when it comes to serving authentic flavours.

Although there have been a few modern-day additions to the menu card, the traditional kebabs and biryanis still rule the plate and are a must-try.

Cost for two – INR 750
Where – Door No 22-8-111, Nayapul Road, Afzal Gunj, Hyderabad
Contact – 04024577656

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5. Paradise

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Can any restaurant list for Hyderabad be complete without the mention of Paradise? Not really. Established in 1953, Paradise restaurant used to serve only tea and snacks back in the day. But they slowly progressed to traditional Hyderabadi cuisines.

They’ve enjoyed an undisputed top spot for decades with their authentic, mildly spiced, delicious food. Although it seemed like the restaurant may be losing its popularity to a few other food joints, there is no denying the fact that customers cannot help but return to this restaurant over and over and recommend it to friends and family.

With several branches all over Hyderabad, you can dig into their juicy kebabs and biryanis easily. However, the crowds still throng the original outlet.

Cost for two – INR 500
Where – SD Road, Sappu Bagh Apaprtment, Jogani, Ramgopalpet, Secunderabad.
Contact – 040 66661199

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