I the main course, Gravies such as Khurma, Nalli Nihari and Cutt Kofte Ande had the right Right texture, thickness and spices giving it a brilliant taste. Lavish yet light. What a quintessential Muslim Home Curry should be like! Goes Great with paratha.
Sharief Bhai, Koramangala
Nothing is more apt for this review than The tagline of My Blog The Food ADVENTURE which says “An Expedition of exploring different restaurants is an exuberant and mesmerising gastronomical journey. The joy of seeing culinary masterpieces is heavenly bliss”. There are just a handful of places which meet expectations but this has surpassed it all and has set a standard that cannot be beaten. This newly opened restaurant is a master in Authentic Traditional Muslim Cuisine. Each dish on the menu has a seperate distinguished taste and a different preparation technique. Variety of options to choose from. All recipes belong to Ms. Falak, wife of Mr Sharief that have a unique personal touch. Thanks to them Ramzan Special Delicacies are now available all year around. All ingredients are fresh, some ground in house. For me it was a moment of nostalgia reminding me of my Grandmother’s passionate cooking.
Food- Starters are Incredible. Impeccable Quality. Impressive Presentation. The Paya Ka Salan and Murg Marag soups not only have an Appetising aroma but also excite the palate. Patthar Gosht is fantastic. Slowly cooked on a stone slab to perfection that melts in the mouth. One of my favourite. Shami Kebab is outstanding. Stuffed with piquant minced meat and egg, it is crispy and provides an explosion of flavour. Highly Recommended. Prawns and Teetar (Quail) Fry were Excellent. Juicy, Soft and well marinatinated making it exceptionally good. Sukki Phaal or lamb chops are splendid. Superb masala, Tender and flawlessly grilled. Chapti Murg is phenomenal. A typical street food. Fabulous Fried Chicken Pieces on a stick dipped in spice with a scrumptious outer covering.
The other top notch dishes that I relished and deserve a special mention are Tandoori Kebab, Gurda Kaleji and Bheja Fry. The brain mixed in pepper seasoning was the best I’ve ever eaten. Literally!
Chicken Biryani is Hyderabadi Style in long basmati Rice. I absolutely loved the remarkable Bangalore Style Mutton Biryani in small ‘Zeera Samba’ rice. Flavourful layers of rice cooked in succulent meat that imparts an essence to the masala.
Apshoola Lime Drink and Sulemani Chai are nice and refreshing. For Desserts, Indian Sweets were a true delight. Muzaffar was extraordinary. Made of rice, it was rich, creamy and had generous amount of nuts adding to the crunchiness. Matka Phirni is terrific. Halwe ki poori made with ghee was so delicious and irresistible that I burned my Mouth with the hot khawa. However fish is average and can be improved. (9/10)
Service- Exemplary. Wonderful Hospitality. Staff make you feel comfortable with their royal treatment. Waiters are polite, courteous, attentive, efficient, knowledgeable and well trained. It might bit a bit slow and take little longer when there are more people because everything is made fresh as per order. Valet Parking Available. (8/10)
Ambience- Amazing decor that gives an elegant Vintage Muslim Homely Feel. Matching White Crockery enhances the attractive look. Beautiful wall designs. Comfortable sofas and chairs for seating. Spacious Arrangement. Well planned layout. Large spectacular lights. Magnificent Mughal Painting and colourful chandeliers at the entrance. Marvellous View of the Live Open Kitchen through the glass. Calm and peaceful atmosphere with light old hindi music in the background. (9/10)
Overall- (9/10) A extremely satisfying meal and a memorable experience. Will surely keep visiting again to satisfy cravings. Economical Pricing. Pocket Friendly with Value for money. If live to Eat is your ideology, Sharief Bhai is a must try, a rare gem that you will regret missing.