Mumbai’s 76-YO Kebab Joint Bademiya Shut Down After Rats & Cockroaches Were Found In Kitchen

by Sanjana Shenoy

Bademiya, a kebab joint in Mumbai with a history of serving chicken rolls, seekh kebabs and more meaty dishes over the past 76 years is shut down. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sealed three outlets of Bademiya after rats and cockroaches were found in the kitchens. Read on to know more about why Mumbaikars’ favourite restaurant is under the scanner.

Bademiya Sealed After FDA Officials Find Rats & Cockroaches In The Kitchen

According to an India Today report, FDA officials raided the Bademiya’s Colaba outlets after many hygiene-related complaints. Officials found rats and cockroaches in the kitchen. Also, they found out that despite having a 76-year-old history, Bademiya doesn’t have a valid license to operate under the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India.


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Despite not having valid licenses, two branches of this eatery operate in Bandra and South Mumbai. The unhygienic kitchen and no license were two reasons why this popular kebab joint in Mumbai was shut down immediately. The owner received a shop business notice too. An FDA official revealed to India Today that apart from hygiene issues the restaurant didn’t have any license. They also found out that a cloud kitchen offered meals for two of its branches.

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No Valid License, Hygiene Issues & Poor Food Quality Complaints

The history of Bademiya goes all the way back to 1946 when it first started as a makeshift seekh kebab counter. Today, it’s an iconic chain in Mumbai and also a tourist attraction in Colaba. Its popularity cannot mask its poor quality food that customers have been complaining about for quite some time.


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A source revealed to Curly Tales that he ordered biryani from Bademiya once. And went on to reveal that in an hour, the food smelled stale. In his words, the dish seemed like it was four days old and the meat was still raw. He goes on to add that the price makes no sense for the quality of the food served. The person states that he is happy that Bademiya has shut down as it is an overhyped place.

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Mumbaikars, what has your experience been at Bademiya? Share your honest feedback with us in the comments section below.

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