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For five decades, Khyber has been serving Mughlai delicacies for Mughal royalty across India and is a favorite with celebrities both local and international.
What Is It?
The acclaimed Khyber in Mumbai, has a frontier themed design which integrated mural depicting Mughal Royalty, including lots of oil lanterns and exposed brickwork. The perfect depiction of an Afghan war lord’s home! You know the kind of place that makes you wonder ‘why haven’t I been here so far!’ Well, that’s the exact feel you get.
They have a beautiful painting by the famous Indian artist Anjali Ela Menon at the entrance, and a marble staircase that leads you to the upper floors of the restaurant. Vintage wooden doors and lamps accentuate the décor, making it all sync with their Mughlai theme.
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What To Eat?
But it’s not just the ambiance, but the food at Khyber that transports you to a Mughal era, with its authentic and delicious curries and sauces.
Khyber is well known for its rich kebabs, curries and tandoor tossed in red masala. Given the Mughal feel and touch, it’s a very meat-centric menu that has some of the best meat dishes on offer.
Some of their well-known dishes are the North Indian ones (of course), their Maa Ki daal, tandoori aloo, which is stuffed with dry fruits, mashed potatoes and spices, boti kebab, kheema seekh kebab, their seafood platter which is reshmi prawns, coconut coriander prawns, pomfret and squid on a tava, Chicken Kagani, which is grilled boneless chicken in fragrant almond cream!
Signature dishes Nalli Nahari (slow-cooked lamb shank) is also a must-try. Tandoori Raan lamb leg is another hit, but there are plenty of options for vegetarians too! We can’t forget about the staples either; the texture of the naan breads is just right; crumbly, crispy and soft.
You’ll leave feeling like royalty and although the prices are to match, the value of the meal, the quantity of the food and variety of the menu makes up for everything. While it looks like a tiny space from the outside, the hospitality of Khyber will attest to its spaciousness and beautiful decor, and the food will leave you coming back for more!
Address: 145, MG Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
Price: ₹2,600 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM