Shaikh Abdul Ghaffar Kabab House Review by Sadaf Farooqui
Shaikh Abdul Ghaffar Kabab House is beginning to gain more and more recognition and respect in the Karachi eating-out 'hall of fame'.
Recommended to me by someone in my family whose friends took them out to try this place, I decided to one day act upon their repeated requests to try it out at least once. Boasting a loyal clientele that it has garnered solely by the virtue of word-of-mouth, having no other major marketing strategy, "SAG" is located in a quiet side lane near Tariq Road, just a bit off the main signal crossing on which the prominent Naheed Supermarket is located. There is a huge masjid right next to this obscurely situated, multistory kabab house, called Riyaz Masjid. This means you have the choice to pop in next door to pray if the isha salah happens to start while you wait for your dinner to arrive at your table. Another fascinating thing which we saw was a long queue of customers with takeaway orders is visible on the street downstairs and you can also see Yummy meats being prepared live under the open sky and also Scrumptious but fattening: piping hot, deep-fried puri paratha's being taken out of the wok, so with the outside being covered, there is a dark doorway amid the outdoor barbecue stations beckons families who want to dine in. the first floor is where families opt to sit and the ground floor is reserved for men-only groups of diners. There is a staircase leading upstairs where the spacious, open-air rooftop floor, reserved only for families. As far as the menu goes, the entire menu is visible on a wall placard in the middle of the floor.
I was thrilled to find on offer, for once, dhaga kababs made of mutton! This is because I am not a huge fan of beef. So at last food came our way, Green chutney and raw onion salad. The chutney was very mild, along with some Chicken Reshmi Kababs - Rs 160, Mutton dhaga kababs - Rs 180 and Beef Bihari boti - Rs 120 along withPuri paratha's - Rs 30 per (4-quarter) piece. Amongst the deserts Zafrani Kheer - Rs 30, and Suji Halwa - Rs 25.
Verdict: Barbecue doesn't get any better than this. Really, Abdul Ghaffar Kabab house is akin to Bundoo Khan in its impeccable flavor and quality of food. Each and everything we ordered, including the desi desserts, were absolutely out of this world!
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