Lucknow Ramadan Food Trail: 8 Must-Visit Places That Must Be On Your List

Explore iconic destinations that define Lucknow's culinary landscape.

by Mallika Khurana
Lucknow Ramadan Food Trail: 8 Must-Visit Places That Must Be On Your List

Nestled within the labyrinthine lanes of Lucknow’s ancient quarters lies a culinary treasure trove that comes alive with the arrival of Ramadan, a time when the city’s vibrant streets pulse with the aroma of spices and the sizzle of grills. Welcome to Lucknow’s Ramadan Food Trail, a gastronomic journey that winds through the city’s historic heart. From century-old establishments steeped in tradition to hidden gems waiting to be discovered, each stop along this culinary odyssey promises a feast fit for royalty. 

Must-Visit Ramadan Spots In Lucknow

1. Raheem’s Kulcha Nahari

Established over a century ago, Raheem’s stands as a timeless emblem of Lucknow’s culinary heritage. Served piping hot with tender chunks of meat immersed in a velvety gravy, Raheem’s Nihari is one dish you certainly need to savour this year. Pair it with their signature kulcha and every bite is a masterpiece. Whether it’s the break of dawn or the dead of night, Raheem’s allure remains irresistible, especially during the sacred month of Ramadan.

Where: Akbari Gate, Chowk, Lucknow
When: 5 pm – 12 am
Cost: ₹400 (For two)

2. Tunday Kababi

Tunday Kababi, a name etched in the annals of Lucknow’s culinary legacy, is rightfully recognised for its unparalleled Kababs that melt in the mouth. The authenticity of its flavours is rooted deep in tradition and heritage and it has remained the same over all these decades. The succulent Kababs seared to perfection on the grill, exude an aroma that will stay with you long after you have indulged in a load of kababs. Ramadan or not, this place has to be on your list of must-visit eateries in Lucknow.

Where: 168/6, Old Nazirabad Rd, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow
When: 11 am – 11:30 pm
Cost: ₹300 (For two)

3. Haji Abdul Shakur

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Amidst the bustling streets of Lucknow, Haji Abdul Shakur is renowned for its exquisite phirni and habshi halwa. The creamy texture of the phirni, infused with the essences of saffron and cardamom, provides a celestial experience for the palate. The habshi halwa is also rich with the goodness of milk and ghee and offers a taste of indulgence like no other. At this modest spot in the Chowk, breaking fast during Ramadan is elevated to an art form.

Where: Near Akbari Gate, Chowk, Lucknow

4. Wahid Biryani

Wahid Biryani
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Wahid Biryani, a culinary institution in its own right, calls all connoisseurs of Awadhi cuisine with its legendary rice dish infused with 55 spices. Simply imagining how supremely flavourful it would be evokes all hunger pangs, doesn’t it? This must-visit Ramadan spot in Lucknow tantalises the senses with its fragrant aroma and rich, complex flavours. As people gather to partake in the festivities of Ramadan, it offers a feast fit for royalty with each sumptuous serving.

Where: RWXG+7WJ, Old Nazirabad Rd, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow
When: 11 am – 11 pm
Cost: ₹300 (For two)

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5. Dastarkhwan


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Dastarkhwan, a recognised spot in Lucknow, epitomises the essence of Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine. From the succulent masala chicken to the heavenly boti kebabs, each dish is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring a gastronomic experience like no other. This popular restaurant emerges as a haven of indulgence, especially during Ramadan, offering an iftar feast like no other.

Where: 29, BN road, Lalbagh, Lucknow
When: 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cost: ₹1,100 (For two)

6. Kareem’s

Kareem’s, a culinary gem nestled in the heart of Lucknow, offers a fusion of North Indian, Mughlai, and Lucknowi delicacies that captivate the senses. From mouthwatering biryanis to succulent rolls, each dish is an example of Kareem’s commitment to culinary excellence. 

Where: 2/1, Near, Mithai Wala Chauraha, Vijay Khand, Ujariyaon, Vijay Khand 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
When: 12 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹1,000 (For two)

7. Arabania Indo-Arabic Restaurant

Arabania Indo-Arabic Restaurant invites patrons on a culinary journey where the flavours of Arabia converge with the richness of Indo-Arabic fusion. From aromatic biryanis to savoury kebabs, each dish is crafted with the freshest ingredients and authentic spices, transporting diners to distant lands with every bite. 

Where: Second Floor, RB Tower, near Phoenix United Mall, Alambagh, Lucknow
When: 12 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹1,600 (For two)

8. Prakash Kulfi


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Established in 1956, Prakash Kulfi has been offering patrons a taste of authentic Indian kulfi passed down through generations. From the rich flavours of faluda to the creamy texture of traditional kulfi, each bite represents Prakash Kulfi’s commitment to excellence. This popular Kulfi spot in Lucknow offers a refreshing respite from the day’s rigours.

Where: Shop No 12, Prakash Kulfi Chaurah, 13, Fruit Ln, Mohan Market, Aminabad, Lucknow
When: 10 am – 11 pm
Cost: ₹150 (For two)

Celebrate the essence of Ramadan through Lucknow’s culinary heritage!

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