In a nutshell:
Super impressed with the way the guys handle their meats – best ‘multiple beef dishes at one go’ in my recent memory of eating out in india.
Address & other details: wah janaab
Facebook : wah janaab
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Meal for 2: ₹500 onwards
Cuisine type : some vegetarian & mostly non vegetarian
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Short description- in case u r in a hurry
We were out with foodka Indrajit Lahiri in our recent trip to kolkata & it was time for lunch. So Indrajit suggested that we go to wah janab. Last few years since we know Indrajit, we simply ask him to choose a good eating place when we meet & the tradition continues (coz each one of the suggestions turned out to be great).
Wah janaab restaurant has two distinct parts that can be seen from the main road – an air conditioned dining hall & a large open kitchen (open towards the road).
As we entered the perceived dining hall, we realized it was actually a mini lounge area (rather waiting area).
Beyond this there were two air conditioned dining halls – one on the ground floor & the other on first.
The place was small but clean & well maintained.
The ground dining area was well lit & had 4 tables only, with a set of 4 chairs each. We did not get to see the first floor dining hall as it was shut that day.
The service was being done by an elderly gentleman. He was well responsive & kept us in good humour.
The menu card was not too long, not too short. It did not have any description / pictures of the dishes.
I went to chat with the kitchen guys from the open kitchen end. The two bits making kababs were chatty & offered to keep turning the kababs for a good photo / video.
The gentleman at the cash counter acted as the host & was very warm. He even walked out to help us park the car.
Many Muslim eateries in kolkata write ‘’NO BEEF’ outside the entrance. This restaurant had a board that pronounced ‘BEEF’.
They accept card & UPI payment.
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Beef boti kabab was excellent. Small pieces of beef, flavours of meat & spices complimenting each other, the strands of the meat were visible but they were tamed so well by the chef that the pieces melted in the mouth!!! Rate it 4.75/5
Beef makhani kabab was again outstanding . It was creamy, much light on spices , flavours of meat more pronounced. Rate it 4.5/5
Beef sufyani was a piece of art – it was a wonder how the meat strands were melting in the mouth, due to, I guess excellent marination. Wah. Just everything was right – seasoning, taste, texture, alternating flavours of meat & spices. Rate it 4.95/5
Beef kakori was not at all a kakori by Awadhi standards. It was more an excellent seekh kabab, not really a smooth paste like kakori. The flavouring was also different from any kakori we have ever had. The kababs were super juicy & enjoyably lumpy. Loved it. Rate it 4.5/5
Chicken biryani was really good. The meat was perfectly cooked. Rate the meat 4.5/5. The rice was somewhat independent, medium grain & mildly aromatic. It was not sticky like the one at dada boudi. Nor was it like classic kolkata biryani at say arsalan. Rate the rice 4/5
Overall rating averages out to 4.25/5
Special beef biryani was just too good. Surely the best beef biryani we have had in the last 3 years. The rice had a texture similar to chicken biryani (described above). Rate the rice 4/5
The meat pieces were the show stoppers. Unbelievably good melt in the mouth texture. Full meaty flavours. Just too good. Rate the meats 4.95/5
Rate the biryani 4.5/5
Ghol was a good thing to have at the end. It cooled down all the meat & spices. Rate it 4.25/5
Overall rating of food at wah janaab averages out to 4.5/5
Look forward to trying more dishes here in future. Thanks for the suggestion, FOODKA.