I was scrolling through Zomato for a good buffet restaurant in Hyderabad and the name of Sahib’s Barbeque popped up on my screen with an unbelievably high rating of 4.9/5. I had to visit this place to find that for myself! Here’s my experience of having lunch with my friends at Sahib’s Barbeque, Hitech City.
Ambiance : Can I just say, the restaurant has one of the most beautiful ambiance among all the places that I have visited so far. It has a separate party area and huge tables for big feasts and small tables for hanging out with friends. The restaurant is gorgeously decorated in every corner with the intention to give you a royal experience!
Most of the barbeque restaurants mainly focus on the starters and don’t spend much effort in curating the main course menu. As visitors, we too fill ourselves up majorly with the appetizers only.
The Food Menu :
Starters : Veg Lakhmi, Crispy Corn, Veg Kebab, Tandoori Alu, Fish, Grilled Prawns, Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, Mutton Seek Kebab, Tandoori Pineapple
To be honest, the starters were not the best according to the price we were paying for the buffet. The veg kebab and tandoori aloo were good, veg Lakhmi was something new, the non veg starters were fresh but the taste was not outstanding. We were pretty disappointed with the starters and moved on to the main course. The main course menu was huge and each of the items was cooked to perfection. I was glad to see that the vegetarian people too were spared with choices!
Main Course: Char koni naan – Looked like foccacia bread at first, it tasted really good with the spicy mutton gravy
Shandar Marag – Slow cooked meat soup that has become my new comfort food for winter
Zafrani Gosht Dum Biriyani – Classic Hyderabadi Biriyani at its best
Hyderabadi Murgh Dum Biriyani
Gosht Lazeez – Spicy but tasty
Dhania Murgh – Not better than the mutton!
Haleem – I haven’t seen haleem in any other lunch buffet in Hyderabad so far
Paneer ka salan – A simple cottage cheese gravy
Subz Nazakat – Simple curry with great taste
Mushroom Mattar – not sure but this didn’t taste right
Dakshini Aloo – Dry potato curry cooked in South Indian spices won my heart
Akbari Khichdi – Among all the spicy gravy the khichdi stood out different, it was so simple yet delicious- reminded me of home!
Mixed veg Pulao – It was more like a peas pulao, nonetheless worth a try
Apart from these there were Beans Poriyal, Dal Makhani, Tomato Daal, Steamed Rice that I didn’t try…
Your meal isn’t completed if you haven’t had desserts. The hot gulab jamun and halwa were driving me crazy but I had to spare my stomach to try a little bit of everything. I am impressed to see the variety of cold desserts they had. The rabdi and paan ice cream deserve a special mention.
Dessert : Angoori gulab jamoon, Gajar Halwa, Qubani ka meetha, Spongy Rasmalai, Chocolate moose, Vanilla moose, Halwa, Besan Laddoo,Cake
Icecreams of 6 different flavors including Guntur Masala Ice-cream and Paan Ice cream.
Apart from all these, they had a live counter, we really didn’t understand what to order- there were just bunch of random ingredients. And a Chaat counter too, which I couldn’t try.
2 things I would like to mention separately.
1. They served a huge naan hanging from a steel tree or whatever. It looked really cool but this would cool down and harden the naan real quick.
2. The ice-creams were half melted. Perhaps it could have been taken care.
Service : The service was fine.
Price : The buffet cost us 799 INR (+Tax) per person. The price is same for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. It’s better to use some cash-backs offer and coupons from Dine-out to make the most out of it.
Overall I would rate my experience as 4.5/5. Sahib’s Barbeque is a good restaurant and I would recommend my friends to visit this place too.
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