Have it ever happened to you that you had been to a restaurant, liked their food, went again and ordered the same food? Probably many times. But it is bit unusual that you go to the same place in consecutive day since you were highly impressed in your first visit. That happened with me!
Went to Paradise area for some work on a Friday morning, but got late and felt hungry. While coming back from there, suddenly thought of going to Khan Saab (purely on impulse), and I was impressed so much that the next day (Saturday) evening, I again went along with my wife. This review is for both the visits.
I would not talk about the ambience as many burrpers had already talked about that.
The first thing that caught my attention in menu-card was Tunde Kabab. Those who are unaware of the name- this is a Lucknowi dish and one of my favourites. It is extremely difficult to make (as the inventor of the recipe and his next generation guarded the secret as well as the making process takes a whole day and very laborious), so very few restaurants serve this and still they dont match the original taste. I lived in Lucknow for 2 years, and in those 2 years, almost each week I used to visit the original Tunde Kabab shop at Aminabad for first few months, and then a shop near Hajratgunj named Dastarkhaan for rest of the months. Tunde Kababs original shop is still my favourite, but they served beef and mutton kebab from same counter, and though I dont have any slightest problem to that, my friend had.
I thought that I should take a risk and order this Tunde Kababso I did the same. For main course I ordered rumali roti with murgh kurchan. The Tunde Kabab turned out to be extremely goodand as the best Tunde Kabab I had after I left Lucknow. Murgh Kurchan was little disappointing as it tasted like a butter chicken dish in which the chef added plenty of onion rings.
Next day when I went with my wife, we again ordered Tunde Kabab and rumali roti (as starter), and biriyani for main course and rabri as dessert. All were good. It is one of the best North-Indian food in Hyderabad I had ever had. Though it is slightly heavy on pocket, I believe that its OK compared to the fine-dining experience one gets here.
There are only two things that are not so good:
1. I went to the toilet upstairs, and the buffet section was full. It looked like a mini-riot with almost 100 people inside and 20 more outside for their turn.
2. Tunde Kababthough it was very good and I personally went to chef and thanked himhad small slices of onions. In original Tunde Kababit is just a paste where you can have the taste and aroma of the ingredients but cannot feel it.
Ambience (Weightage: 10%): 4.5/5
Service: (Weightage: 30%): 4.0/5
Food (Weightage: 30%): 4.5/5
Value for money (Weightage: 30%): 4.0/5