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Very good mughlai food that did not feel heavy afterwards. Am sure sitting & eating at the restaurant would have been better – We had to do a takeaway (logistics).
Meal for 2: ₹750 onwards
Address & other details: elahi
Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian
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Short description- in case u r in a hurry
It’s been a custom for the last few years – when we go to kolkata, we check with food blogger, food writer, TV show artist & popularly known as foodka, Indrajit Lahiri – on What’s new & good in the city or what’s old & good but he has just discovered.
This time around (December 2020) when we were in kolkata, Indrajit suggested we try Elahi. We dislike takeaways & home deliveries as texture of food (except curries) diminishes in packaging, transit time etc.
However due to our tight schedule & resulting logistical challenges, we had no choice but to pick the food from restaurant.
We landed up at the restaurant in the early evening. The dining hall is in the first floor.
As we reached the first floor, we were greeted at the reception. We said we wanted to take away.
We were taken to the dining area to sit, see the menu, place the order & wait till the food is ready.
The interiors were beautiful. The seating was nice.
The ambience was very nice.
The staff was nice & warm.
The packaging was leak proof & good
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
We started with full mutton shank.
It was simply Outstanding. The Meat had such a perfect texture – it was soft yet the meat strands were not falling off, the meat was falling off the bone at the slightest nudge. Yet the meat retained its texture.
the flavors of meat was fully celebrated in the dish. Flavors of spices did not overwhelm but they did make their presence felt.
Outstanding to taste.
Wow. Rate it 4.95/5
The burrah kabab was good but we have had much better ones in delhi NCR, multiple times. The meat was good to taste, had good flavors. It wasn’t juicy. It was soft. Rate it 3.5/5
The final dish we ordered was biryani. It was very good. I am sure it wud have been way better had we eaten it in the restaurant instead of almost 1 hour later.
We loved the independent, soft, aromatic grains of rice that had incorporated the flavors of meat & spices well. The meat itself was soft & very good to taste. Rate the biryani 4.25/5
Overall rating of food at elahi averages out to 4.3/5
Look forward to visit the restaurant & dine out there in our next visit to the city of joy.