Dilli Darwaza Islamabad Restaurants and Cafes

Overview

A place where you can enjoy the taste of desi Nihari

Review(s)

  • Dilli Darwaza..highly overpriced but nihari is good.

    29 Dec 2019
  • The nihari is worth it, their serving size good!

    29 Dec 2019
  • Their nihari is excellent ...And the price is more or less the same as Mohammadi nihari

    29 Dec 2019
  • The best nihari in town

    29 Dec 2019
  • A normal nihari with nothing extraordinary in it

    29 Dec 2019
  • flour overloaded in nihari as it seems

    29 Dec 2019
  • Very expensive

    29 Dec 2019
  • Not worth it at all

    29 Dec 2019
  • They are serving good food consistent at times and in a posh area

    29 Dec 2019
  • Best nihari in town ❤️

    29 Dec 2019
  • Had this amazing thoothi Kheer from @dilli.darwaza. Tasted so good like it’s homemade! 8/10 two marks less for small serving only!

    29 Dec 2019
  • Tried Dilli Darwaza today, and so far it is the best nihari I have ever tasted, and I have had some good tasting nihari. Going to visit again! ????

    29 Dec 2019
  • I love their nihari .never disappoints

    29 Dec 2019
  • It sure is mouth watering whenever we go

    29 Dec 2019
  • I love their nihari and had it so many times.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Traditional and authentic Nihari, no other description is necessary. Keep up the great work.

    29 Dec 2019
  • I just came across this small little awesome place for Desi food. The staff was friendly, call handling and taking reservations was pretty good. Now the food. We ordered nalli nihari full plate and normal nihari, maghaz, Lassi, Karak Chai and chanay. The serving portion was much better than many eateries in isb. The place was hygienic and family friendly environment and the music of 60s and 70s was a enhancer to the whole Ambience. Food 9.5/10 (chanay required a bit more spices in it. THE REST EVERYTHING WAS SPOT ON) Staff10/10 Ambience 10/10 Hygiene 9.5 I went with a family of 9 persons and everyone liked it. I will surely visit more often now. Keep up the good standards guys

    29 Dec 2019
  • I visited this restaurant with two friends at the recommendation of a friend, who decided not to accompany us. It is a neat place but that is where the good things end. It was almost totally empty and we selected the comfortable seating at the back of the restaurant. The waiter, quite rudely, declined to let us sit there. He stated that the sofa seating was for a group of five or six. Anyways we sat down on another table. We ordered Shahi Nihari (Rs 1200) but it was a pathetic choice. There was not more than 50 grams of beef with very little in the name of maghaz. It was served at room temperature and all three of us wondered what was "shahi" about this tepid spicy concoction. We also had the misfortune to order Shahjahani Chicken. It was hardly three tablespoons of chicken in a white sauce of questionable credentials. We asked for plain naans. Good in quality but less than half the normal size and double the market price. We parted with Rs 2400 and wondered why we had ended up at this pathetic place. Not recommended to anyone

    29 Dec 2019
  • no taste.only a waste of money and time

    29 Dec 2019
  • Dilli Darwaza serves the best nihari in Islamabad. It may be considered priced a bit on the higher side but since they are offering quality food in a clean restaurant, it is somewhat justifiable. I did notice that their naans are no longer of appropriate weight to be called naans instead they are now paper. I recommend that the management of the restaurant should work on this. Also, it is best to tell the waiters to serve naans only when customers ask otherwise there is wastage.

    29 Dec 2019
  • I have found myself almost addicted to this place ever since I discovered it, best nihari ever, it tastes amazing, the meat is always super tender and is bursting with flavor and not too spicy. The naans are always fluffy and fresh. The meethi lassi is a great drink to accompany the meal. I eat it as often as I can but am always disappointed when I'm about to finish my meal, as I only want to order another plate. All of my friends and my whole family is hooked. ????

    29 Dec 2019
  • one of the pathetic food which I eat today, No taste in nihari & paya, You should send ur cooks to Kartar Pura for training, paya is just like an Allu shorba, I will not recommend going there this is totally wastage of money guys.

    29 Dec 2019
  • I was visiting my friend from Lahore. He lives in rwp and has a big experience in food selection. We were searching for some nice place to dine near F-6 Islamabad. He proposed to visit Dilli Darwaza for nihari. Actually, I am not a big fan of such heavy dishes. But I decided to take a chance and taste the food there. Actually I was not expecting that place and food to be so cool and tasty as compared to Lahori dishes. But during dining, I was so surprised by the cleanliness and the taste of food was marvelous. I wish to visit that place again and recommend everyone to give it a try and decide by urself. One negative point. This small restaurant has no toilet;)

    29 Dec 2019
  • It's really tasty and great food.

    29 Dec 2019
  • My first experience with their nihari wasn't too good, as it was too spicy and the meat portions were quite small for the price I paid. I was, however, pleased to receive a message on FB saying that I could reclaim my order and that they would try to meet my expectations this time around. I picked up my order from them again today (on the house) and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was a great improvement over last time! The meat portions were better sized, it had just the right amount of spices and the consistency was good. I enjoyed having it during iftar. I am glad that the people running the show take customer feedback seriously and actually try to rectify their mistakes. Such customer service is rare to find in this country and deserves to applaud! Would recommend everyone to try their food - I know I will.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Amazing Breakfast menu! The best food in town!!

    29 Dec 2019
  • Too much salt. Even after complaining, the staff simply ignored it. No place or utensil to wash hands. At least provide a bowl of hot water to rinse off the sticky nihari from fingers. It would add to your “Mughal” theme. It can be a great nihari house only if the taste can be enhanced seriously reducing the over excessive salt.

    29 Dec 2019
  • The Best Nihari in town! Those who are true Nihari lovers and know the actual taste of Nihari, this is the place! Their Naan is so tasty and fresh from the Tandoor that one just keeps eating as the staff keeps bringing them �. On top of that, their service is also excellent. And yes! don't forget to try their "meetha naan" at the end �.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Best Nihari of twin cities and these guys are slayin' it. Keep rocking... 10/10

    29 Dec 2019
  • Being a foody and Nihari fan I've been wanting to try this place for some time now. I went on Friday, 16 Sep and was disappointed to find the restaurant closed for EID. Finally was able to taste beef Nihari today at 12:45 pm. But I'm afraid to say it was a poor show. Ordered beef Shahi Nihari. The curry was blackish, not red, the way fresh curry is, and it was thick, gelatin-like as if it had been heated in a microwave, not on a stove. The meat was also blackish, not red. The taste was just OK.

    29 Dec 2019
  • The best breakfast experience Islamabad has to offer

    29 Dec 2019
  • My dada was craving for some delicious nihari yesterday and Dilli Darwaza came into my mind though I never gave it a try before. My grandfather is one of those people who are really difficult to deal with when it comes to food. Its nearly impossible for anyone to make him fall in love with their food. :p I got Nihari Khaas for him and guess what.. he loved it! In-fact we all loved it. Glad you came up with this idea Taha, This nihari actually had a touch of dehli.. :) can't wait to try it again.. :D great going..!! Keep it up!

    29 Dec 2019
  • the food and the taste was what the Mughlai nihari should have

    29 Dec 2019
  • Dilli darwaza nahe discourteous darwaza name rakh laien kisi bhe nihri shop per jaien believe me refill gravy thory sy zroor milty hy today when I ask for gravy they bring a full plate and said we don't have any refill scheme if you want extra gravy then you have to buy full plate I refused to do so they bring back the plate so discourteous dilli nam rakh laynay say ap un ki tehzeeb aur taste ko hargiz achieve nahe kar sakt. #Discourteous #discourteous. #badmanners.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Love the food, love the ambiance!

    29 Dec 2019
  • Overall everything contributed to a good experience. From old songs to hand sanitizer, from not so complicated menu to decent families coming, from a decent taste of nihari to halkay phulkay naan. Good value for money. Happy experience if one is not overly critical about everything.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Hygenic, cozy environment, amazing naan...just the best place ever to have Nihari in Islamabad. We don't even have this taste and standard of Nihari in Karachi. And meetha naan is a must to have! More power to the owners.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Nihari was amazing, like really really good. The excellent Nihari paired with their ice-cold Lassi and Metha Naan made for a really good sehri experience. The atmosphere, the ambiance, and the excellent service will want you to revisit this place again and again. I highly recommend you go check this place out. Keep it up guys

    29 Dec 2019
  • Had Authentic Nihari in Islamabad for the first time! The presentation, the taste, portion size, the thickness, and consistency was great! And the Meetha Naan with Cream for dessert was to die for! I can't wait to come back again and try the other kinds of Nihari they serve.

    29 Dec 2019
  • best nashta in Islamabad!

    29 Dec 2019
  • I wouldn't call this a "nihari"...tried the Aam Nihari and Nalli Nihari...firstly it doesn't have the classic aroma/taste that nihari should have rather an overpowering, chest burning excess of garam masala/clove flavour and smell...secondly the nalli nihari didnt have more than a teaspoon of nalli in it...and last but not least they are extremely stingy with the meat just a small tiny piece in my serving! Final verdict: total ripoff and big FAIL

    29 Dec 2019
  • ahhmaaazing nihari !! I'm urdu speaking and I don't like nihari, payee and biryani anywhere in isb and rwp. But they give out delicious nihari! must eat

    29 Dec 2019
  • Dilli Darwaza provides the most serene space to relish the age-old Nihari, done with sheer authenticity and care, complemented with their most relaxing Mint Lemonade, The place all ambient with subtle sitar and tabla in the background fusing into the ultimate cultural transcendence. will visit this place over and over

    29 Dec 2019
  • best nihari in Islamabad, hands-down.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Being very critic about desi food I must say the shahi nihari was very well cooked n tasty and it was a very good experience. No doubt its one of the best nihari in town after the ones cooked by my mom !!

    29 Dec 2019
  • Fine Nihari with so delicious add on's, especially crisp-tender and tasty Naan, couldn't imagine a better & delightful eating experience. staff, layout cutlery and service all superb. In Islamabad, one must not miss it if it had the taste of fine dining.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Being a foodie and having lived in Karachi for some time, I was looking for authentic nehari in Islamabad for quite a while. Dilli Darwaza is the first place in the twin cities that provides actual nihari that's delicious and also affordable. Good ambiance and great food.

    29 Dec 2019
  • For taste... Maybe 10/10 is even insufficient... Best nihari I have had in my life except for the one my mum makes. It has a traditional and pure taste that is just the way it should be. Yes, these people do not have a good place to accommodate people. Very insufficient space. And that is maybe why they fail to create a good ambiance for their customers. They must get sufficient space bc they have to get themselves excused from customers mist of the time cuz they are fully occupied with 20-22 people And yes, very very very EXPENSIVE FOOD. Regardless, this place is recommended.

    29 Dec 2019
  • I visited this place on Sunday. My whole family enjoyed the tasty nihari with delicious naans. Good service. Neat n clean place. It was like homemade food. I recommend everyone to visit Dilli Darwaza.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Excellent nihari! Took my mom with me, we are karachiite and we loved it to the core, simple aam nihari with white saada Nan is to die for ! Khr ki Yaad aagae . Highly recommended!

    29 Dec 2019
  • My experience of being a Nihari Lover was too good! I think it's the best Nihari place in town but the price is a bit high compared to the quantity.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Daylight Robbery. The naans were a joke, I have seen better biscuits. For the congested serving space and average food, the place is hugely overpriced.

    29 Dec 2019
  • I stopped eating Nihari as had a bad experience once but Dilli Darwaza has again made me like this dish all over again - best Nihari I have tasted up till now!

    29 Dec 2019
  • Tasty Food. It has the best nihari in town. Very friendly environment and very reasonably priced menu. The mint lemonade is very refreshing and a must-have.

    29 Dec 2019
  • The best nihari of the world plus the tastiest naan ever !! Request plz manage offering Taftaan with Nehari and customers must have credit card payment and other smart payment options.

    29 Dec 2019
  • I had the misfortune of ordering through food panda. The order was accepted. Forty minutes later I got a message saying Dilli Darwaza has closed. What restaurant closes at 10 PM? I can't really comment on the Nihari but I can guarantee I'm never ordering again.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Food was good but since I grew in Karachi so the taste needs to be improved however it's a cool place , small though

    29 Dec 2019
  • Food is great. I like the nihari and garam garam naan but place is conjusted... Plz increase ur sitting area otherwise it's a great place to have a desi nihari

    29 Dec 2019
  • Excellent food. kalonji naan was top notch. Nali nehari had the most incredibly delicious taste. Best meat I've had in a while.

    29 Dec 2019
  • Best nihari in the town with a homemade touch and finger-licking taste

    29 Dec 2019
  • It was normal

    08 Jan 2020

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